An interview with Katia Hillal

The Modular and the Distance-Learning MBAs – Specifics

An Interview with Katia Hillal, Participant in OUBS, Distance-learning MBA Program An Interview with Slike Drechsler, Participant in ESSEC & MANNHEIM, Modular EMBA Class, Project and Portal Manager

An interview with Katia Hillal, Participant in OUBS. Distance-learning MBA Program

Why did you decide to study for a "distance-learning" version of the MBA?
I work full-time and didn't want to interrupt my career. Distance learning was a good compromise. The OUBS' three accreditations reassured me on the level of the MBA. The face-to-face classes, residential sessions and Internet conferences meant I would not be studying alone.

Katia Hillal

How easy was it to find a way to balance work, family and study?
I acquired useful habits, like using public transport or business travel time for reading, making mind maps and notes, reducing my TV watching time, etc. It was intensive, but manageable if seriously done.

What was it about the OU distance-learning MBA that helped you handle this form of studying?
The OUBS sends an introductory book with advice on how to prioritize one's studies, manage time, and keep the pace. A detailed schedule is also supplied, showing the weekly study program. Finally, the classes and the assignments are timed to get the student in sync with the programme.

An interview with Slike Drechsler, Participant in ESSEC & MANNHEIM. Modular EMBA Class, Project and Portal Manager

Slike Drechsler

How can one balance personal life, full-time job and Modular MBA?
The most important thing is, that whatever you do, you do it with passion. If you do something with passion, you have high self-motivation and you do not care how much time it takes. At the same time, if you enjoy what you are doing and if you are interested in the topic you are dealing with, you are highly stress-resistant.

How easy was it to find a way to balance work, family and study?
Of course, I have little time for myself at the moment but the spare time I have I try to make something special out of it. It is important for me to find a balance between job, MBA, and private life, as my batteries have to be "recharged" from time to time.

What was it about the ESSEC & MANNHEIM Modular EMBA that helped you handle this form of studying?
The knowledge I gained from the ESSEC & MANNHEIM Modular EMBA is that one manages to differentiate between important and less important issues. And by setting priorities, you can deal with anyworkload coming from the job and from the MBA.



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