Anwar Sawyer
MIB class of 2018
Anwar is a current MIB student in the 2016 intake....
Frankfurt am Main

Why I decided to leave The Bahamas for Frankfurt School

October 4, 2016
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If you are reading this blog, you may be considering if studying at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management’s (Frankfurt School) Master of International Business program in Frankfurt, Germany is right for you? And that is good question. In fact, less than a year ago, I stood in the very same position. I carefully read blogs, articles and even magazines to seek an answer to that question. And after careful deliberation I decided – Yes. In this blog, I hope to share with you what led me to leave The Bahamas (my home) to study in Germany.

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The Program

 DSCN0283Like many of you, I was in a place in my life where I felt stagnant and the need to make a move to better my skills and myself. The Master of International Business (MIB) program appealed to me because my dream is to be an entrepreneur and to conduct business around the world. After researching the contents and structure of the program and reading 5 Signs You are the Ideal Master of International Business Student – I was sold. I was convinced that the content taught in the program would greatly help to fill in the gaps in my business knowledge that I missed in my undergraduate History and Economics degrees. The regional specialization (Africa, Americas or Asia) that is offered in the program was the icing on the cake.

Germany

DSCN0317Germany has always been a country that intrigued me. As a result, at the age of 12 I was offered the opportunity to learn the German language in high school, which I accepted with open arms. And eventually, I studied German for 4 years. So in my case, Germany, the culture, the language and the people were more of the draw for me than the actual city of Frankfurt.

Despite this fact, Frankfurt was still played a factor in my decision. The more I learned about Frankfurt, the more I learned that it is an international city filled with thriving business and enterprise. One can say that it is the perfect city in Germany to study international business.

Community

From my very first interaction with Frankfurt School, their representatives stressed the importance of community. In the MIB, I was drawn to the notion that I would be able to contribute to a diverse group of individuals from around the world. I looked forward to the opportunity to share ideas and cultural experiences, as a group, about business from our respective countries.

So far, I am two weeks into my studies in the MIB program and I look forward to the rest of my career here at the Frankfurt School. I can happily say that I feel very comfortable with my decision.

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