“I started out in Blue Water Shipping as a trainee. That was 25 years ago and I’ve been there ever since, rising to global director for two of the business units: Oil & Gas, and Wind Logistics. Going back three or four years I started to consider an MBA; I could see my role moving into management and wanted to increase my level of knowledge. So when I heard about the Blue MBA it sounded like the perfect way to access that leadership education and also gain a broader understanding of the shipping industry.”
“To start with, I was travelling to Copenhagen every three months, but after the first three modules Covid-19 came along and everything had to shift online. Distance learning for my Blue MBA may have been a little rough around the edges to start with, as is probably to be expected, but the faculty soon got into their stride and the quality is now very good. In fact, it has helped give me some confidence in the idea we could use this kind of technology more for smaller meetings within in our business. Not that this will ever replace travelling the world.
“Of course, we would all prefer to be in the classroom together, but there are definite advantages to working online too. For one thing there is less travelling – as someone who already works away from family a lot, it’s nice not to have to be away from home for studying too. Plus, everything that is delivered online is recorded so you can go back and review things as and when you need to. It all adds to the flexibility of the course.”