Bryan Apers - Grenoble School of Management, France

MSc International Management with Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Having studied his first Masters programme at Grenoble Ecole de Management in France, Bryan was keen to pursue his interests in entrepreneurship and innovation in an international setting.

“I was excited when I heard about the double degree partnership opportunity with the University of Exeter Business School as the MSc International Management with Entrepreneurship and Innovation was exactly what I was looking for.

One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about the course so far is being able to work with students from a variety of different countries. This experience helps you open your mind to different cultures and different ways of thinking. For example, I recently worked on a consultancy assignment with American, German, Malaysian and Chinese students, and together we managed to bring different ideas to the table in order to develop relevant solutions.

The lecturers here are always available to help you if you have any difficulties with your studies, and they can also offer guidance in your career options as many of them have strong experience having come from a professional background.

I’ve taken advantage of the opportunity to participate in employability sessions at the Business School, including an ‘employer skills session’ lead by PricewaterhouseCoopers. I’ve also attended interview skills session and been able to discuss my options with relevant companies who have visited the Business School for recruitment events.

When I complete my studies I plan to work for a strategy and management consulting company so that I can put everything I’ve learned into practice and work for various clients on complex issues. In the long term I would like to use the entrepreneurial skills I have developed to create my own business.

My advice to any students considering a Masters programme would be to open your mind to new ideas and different cultures. The Business School will offer you great opportunities to work in groups and learn from academics with practical experience – it’s just up to you to make the most of it.”