Negin from Iran was top of her class

Around a year-and-a-half ago, with her dog tucked under her arm, Negin Zarandi made her way to Denmark. She’d heard good things about IBA Kolding from several friends, and had saved up enough money to start a higher education.

She began studying the Masters of Business Administration in General Management programme - aka the ‘MBA’. This is a study programme offered by IBA in collaboration with Coventry University (top 15 UK University).

Master of Business Administration in General Management

With this master’s degree in General Management you learn techniques that will improve your business results and make sure your company takes on a leading position in the market, leaving the competitors behind.

You learn about:

  • Strategy at a corporate and business level
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Human Resource.

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Despite a level of culture shock caused by moving to a country so different to her homeland of Iran, Negin managed, throughout her studies, to work alongside significant Danish companies. She and some of her classmates ended up writing a consultancy assignment for Danfoss A/S, focused on the Saudi Arabian market for refrigeration equipment.

“I came to Denmark because I wanted to get an international education. I knew that this would be of more value to me than a qualification from my homeland - partly because the level is generally higher here; and partly because the fact that you have studied in the English language awards you some extra points,” explained Negin Zarandi, after receiving her award at the graduation ceremony at Koldinghus.

After completing her education as one of the top of her class, she ended up receiving an ‘MBA with Merit’ - meaning that she passed the programme with honours.

Negin has been extremely happy studying at IBA. According to her, IBA fully lives up to its name as an ‘International Business Academy’ - a place where an international business perspective permeates everything:

“IBA has really opened my eyes up to the world around me. The best things I have learnt on my MBA programme are that the business world is just so big and exciting… and also that the more you learn, the more you want to learn.”

With her impressive qualification and grades, Negin will now travel onward to Portugal - along with her trusty dog, of course - where she will spend the next three years working towards a Ph.d.

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