Margareta Lind

Country of origin: Sweden

Sourcing Analyst, GE Healthcare

Before applying to Lancaster University I had studied molecular biology and worked in marketing. This encouraged me to enrol on a management course so that I could expand my knowledge of business management. I decided that I wanted to study the Management MSc at Lancaster University as it had a great choice of different business modules.

I chose Lancaster University as it has a very good reputation for management courses and a good worldwide ranking, and the dissertation allows you to work for companies on real problems, which was very exciting. I also wanted a change from living in central London, and felt that Lancaster offered a beautiful and peaceful study environment yet full of fun social opportunities. 

When I got to Lancaster I was amazed to see how international the University was. It was very exciting to learn about so many different cultures and a fantastic opportunity to meet people from various countries with various levels of experience. I don’t know where else you would find people from at least 20 different countries all dancing to the same Bollywood song! Also, there were so many different societies to join. To continue my passion for hiking and to take advantage of the area, I joined the hiking club and enjoyed fantastic days out.

The courses at Lancaster University were just what I was looking for, a great way to explore different functions of business. During my MSc I found that I really enjoyed the operations module and wanted to explore it further. Therefore I investigated supply chains as part of my dissertation. This reassured me of my interest in the subject as well as giving me that little bit more experience when it came to getting a job. 

I was chosen as a course representative for the MSc Management programme. This allowed me to get to know my classmates, professors and the course administration better and gave me early responsibilities of ensuring the success of the course by raising students’ issues to the administration. 

Upon completion of my degree I was offered an internship in sourcing with GE Healthcare. This opportunity is a great way to not only bring together knowledge from both my undergraduate and postgraduate studies, but it will also allow me to keep learning in the field of supply chains. 

The Lancaster MSc Management has given me much more than just a degree: it has taught me about the world and given me guidance on both my future career and personal life.