Originally, I was drawn to study a Business Management course as I wanted to gain skills which would help me to start my own business. I was attracted to Queen Margaret as I hoped to be part of a small, close-knit university. Queen Margaret has proved to be exceptionally friendly—the lecturers are extremely approachable and are always ready to help and offer advice.

The fast-track course teaches a range of modules, such as Entrepreneurship, which I was excited about as they described using a very hands-on approach, something I believed would prepare me for work after university. Our group project for the class was to start up our own business. We began with L20 and had to see how much money we could make. Creating something to sell was a fun and interesting challenge, allowing us to put the theoretical knowledge we had already gained into practice.

The fast-track course at Queen Margaret presents a route that allows me to study and progress my knowledge quickly, so I’ll be able to start working and making money as soon as possible, with highly up-to-date skills. Getting my first business off the ground fast is really important to me. Queen Margaret has supported me to do this without making my time at university completely focused on the course. Although I push myself to work hard I still have enough time to get involved in other parts of university life, such as the Anime Society. It’s a great way to meet people that aren’t on my course but have similar tastes.

"The fast-track course at Queen Margaret presents a route that allows me to study and progress my knowledge quickly, so I’ll be able to start working and making money as soon as possible, with highly up-to-date skills. Getting my first business off the ground fast is really important to me. Queen Margaret has supported me to do this without making my time at university completely focused on the course."
Emily Cairns

When choosing where to study, I was also looking for a course that would remain relevant as the business world is constantly evolving. I believe the fast-track option offers this and I’m really excited to use the knowledge and practice I’ve gained in real world situations.

There are a wide range of class sizes on the course. Small group seminars provide a comfortable environment where we get the chance to discuss topics in depth and give opinions. The larger classes give us the chance to mix with other courses, offering us more insights and perspectives on topics such as marketing and law. 

I would definitely recommend the fast-track to someone who wants a hands-on and up-to-date course, and who wants to get employment-ready quickly.

 

Story published 2016-2017