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Saba's MBA sparked a whole new career

This article appears in: Alumni stories, Business and Accounting, Changing careers
Saba Sadiq MBA graduate at work

After almost a decade of working in multinational organisations, Saba had nailed her interpersonal and communication skills. She needed to expand her skill set and earn formal qualifications that would be recognised internationally. 

“I was keen to gain an understanding of international markets and competitive dynamics, and build my leadership and problem-solving skills,” Saba says.

That’s why I decided to study a Master of Business Administration at CDU.

The MBA experience

Saba’s siblings had already studied a Bachelor of Accounting and Master of Business Administration at CDU. 

“They both spoke so highly of the university and the strong support they received from their lecturers,” she says.

Her siblings' experiences motivated Saba to choose CDU for her qualification as well.

“CDU has great educational standards and provides flexible and innovative study options,” she says.

All my lecturers were very friendly and supportive. They extend their support even after you finish the program.

Saba says the MBA course catalogue at CDU prepared students to build a career in a competitive world.

"It has given me in-depth knowledge to enhance my business management and leadership skills."

Finding a new passion

While studying, Saba gained a clear understanding of business practices and emerging global trends, and how to apply critical thinking to meet organisational goals or start your own business.

Saba loved having the opportunity to implement her ideas through professional practice, a vital component of the degree for gaining industry knowledge and capabilities.

My MBA gave me focused knowledge of the practices of strategic management, effective decision-making and people management skills.

Saba already had the people skills, but her MBA equipped her with the understanding to drive people management strategy.

 “As a result, I was able to progress my career in Human Resources and contribute to the development of organisation-wide processes, practices and initiatives.”

New career goals

MBA graduate Saba Sadiq at work

After graduation, Saba secured a job in her new field of interest: Human Resources.

“I want to build a career in HR to implement the techniques and best practices I learnt through my MBA course in areas such as a recruitment, job design, renumeration, rewards and recognition, equal employment opportunity, leadership, redeployment and redundancy," she says.

I made the right choice and I encourage others to choose CDU too.

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