Alex Thexton

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Management Consultant, KPMG

I did my undergraduate degree in Business Studies at Lancaster University, which included doing internships in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup and at BAE Systems. I decided to continue my education by staying on at Lancaster and studying for a Masters degree.

There were several reasons for choosing MSc E-Business and Innovation (EBIN) at Lancaster. Having been there for three years, I knew the quality of teaching was high and the facilities in the Management School were very good. E-Business is very relevant and applicable to a lot of careers and the innovation side of the course is something I also found very interesting.

From my experience on the MSc EBIN programme I learned how to work more collaboratively and use innovative ways of working with others. Also I learned a great deal about e-business and the technologies that are being used in business and the ones that are being developed for the future.

Since leaving Lancaster I have joined KPMG as a management consultant. The programme description states that consultancy is a possible career path after doing this Masters and that certainly rang true. Employers respect the MSc EBIN from Lancaster and innovative thinking is something that consultancy firms are really pushing for – it is a key selling point to their potential clients.