Nel Rajakaruna

IM - Nel Rajakaruna

Sri Lanka

Biography

'I have always wanted to study for my Masters at a top university and I couldn't have asked for more than a triple-accredited business school like Henley. While Henley offers a variety of programmes that gives you plenty of options to choose from, I personally selected MSc International Management because I felt that it was perfect for my needs. I wanted to build my confidence in making decisions and managing people in an international setting and this programme prepares you well for that.

I would recommend this programme to anyone who wants to get more insight into managing people and working with an increasingly multinational workforce within any company. The modules cover very important areas that any person should be familiar with when pursuing a managerial role. The modules are designed to challenge students but I've found that it helps you learn so much and value your Masters experience. In addition to all that, the University of Reading is on a beautiful campus that really adds to the learning experience.

The best elements of the programme are a combination of people, modules and the environment. All the core and optional modules are very interesting so it makes it fun to attend lectures. The lecturers are highly qualified and knowledgeable and most have a vast amount of experience. Through our challenging assignments and group work in classes, the students have gotten to know each other well. Therefore we enjoy going to lectures and making the most of it.

Our classes are very diverse and I have met some great people from so many different parts of the world. Venezuela, Iceland, Bulgaria, Germany, Thailand just to name a few. It's been very interesting to get to know them and get an understanding of how they work in a group. Given that I'm pursuing an Masters in international management, it is very helpful to get exposed to this type of environment, almost like in an actual work place.

The support has been wonderful. Both teaching and support staff have been extremely friendly and helpful, no matter what the situation is. Whenever I have any questions or concerns there are plenty of people to get help from.'