Testimonial of a Batch Topper Miss Gayathre Yogesvaran BA(Hons) International Business & Finance CIMA - Passed Finalist
As a young professional, you constantly hear how getting your degree can help you advance faster and get better jobs. In my experience, this information is entirely true. Having Aced in my A/l examinations I always had a desire to be competent in both academic and professional fields. I started my journey at Imperial college of business studies by enrolling in a professional course of study CIMA, right after my Advance level examinations given its reputation in producing excellent outputs in offering CIMA. I would describe The Imperial College of Business Studies as exciting and a dynamic institute. The best thing about being a student here is the number of available opportunities. I was initially attracted here by the college’s reputation and found to be the best fit for my career goals. During my course of study, I came across the launching of the new program which is the completion of CIMA combined with a degree. Simply a two in one option within a short period. As I always had a desire to excel in both areas of academics and professionalism, I decided to accept this challenge. Earning my Bachelor’s Degree in first class with a batch top from Imperial college of business studies offered in affiliation with the University of the west of Scotland a leading public university in the UK provided me with numerous benefits and opportunities.In this program, I gained tremendous knowledge about the varied facets of business and the real world . The courses offered are diverse and cover subject areas that range from Finance to Management and many more. The classes are full of challenging cases that promote critical thinking and help the students to build a robust skill set applicable to many business career paths. The Industry known; a hands-on, well-experienced panel of lectures blend with other facilities offered by the college made my dream of acquiring a high-quality undergraduate qualification a reality. The knowledge you gather is immense and without a doubt helps you gain a competitive advantage in the corporate world. As a norm, the lecturers need to teach but at this college they inspire. They are compassionate and caring towards the students.The lectures dealt with real-world examples of how the concepts we are learning in class are being applied in the business world. This mode of study inculcates the spirit to stand out amongst the talented and hard-working students. By the end of the program, I realized that it was a total game-changer on how I see and understand things around me.
The best thing about the degree is having the freedom to think of an idea and test its practical application. I felt extremely lucky to be in an environment that allowed me to research on what interested me the most, so in all my time here I have never felt bored. Participating in the student discussions and interactive sessions were empowering. It ignited a drive within me to learn and absorb as much as I could. Apart from the academic activities Imperial college also conducts many events and competitions to keep students lively and develop their talents. In a nutshell, this is a holistic package that every aspiring student would love to have. All in all, my studies at Imperial college were rewarding in every possible way by laying down a solid foundation in my career path. Being a first-class graduate in BA(Hons) in International Business and Finance and a CIMA passed finalist, paved a for me in getting employed at one of the leading banks in Srilanka which has made a distinctive mark in the Srilankan banking industry. Without any hesitation, I would recommend Imperial college of business studies for its high quality of teaching, infrastructure and a phenomenal staff who are very caring and service- minded. You can rest assured of improving your business knowledge and skills to face the future challenges that lie in the business world. To any new student coming to the University, I would say : “Throw yourself at every opportunity that comes your way. Those opportunities can make all the difference between getting what you want and having to settle for the second-best”. It is one of the best things and I am proud to be the alumni of the Imperial College of Business Studies. Also, I am thankful to all those who helped my transformational change to be in a better place now.