Choosing Ireland and DBS for my MBA
Premchander Mohan is our Indian Ambassador and currently embarking on a year long college journey at Dublin Business School. In the 12 months ahead he will complete an MBA in Information Systems. Find out more about why he chose this path…
For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to go to study abroad. When I began my search I was sure about the course which I wanted to take, and sure about abroad but not sure about where. Ireland peaked my interest for a number of reasons, here are a few:
- Ireland has lower tuition fees than India, and it is affordable for international students.
- The course structure offered in Ireland for my chosen field is very good.
- Ireland has more scenario-based exams than theoretical exams.
- Culturally it is a complete shock coming to Ireland, and it is totally different to India in every way but they do speak English here!
- Students can work part-time for 20 hrs per week, and the pay is decent.
- My Master’s Degree in Ireland is of the equivalent when going back to India
It was when I was knee-deep in research when I met Jennifer, an international student advisor from Hot Courses, she convinced me this would be the right time and right decision and she helped me get to Ireland!
How did I end up in Dublin Business School?
Once deciding on Ireland, the next step was to a find a school to suit my needs and goals. I shortlisted seven schools including universities and focused on Dublin as a location – a good choice for me because I was born and bought up in a city and it’s where I feel comfortable. As for the college environment I was craving, small classes were high on the list. I did my Bachelors in a similar environment and it is definitely one I thrive in. DBS began to check all the boxes but what sealed the deal was great communication from the DBS Student Union and also from department staff. They continue to support me as I study here, the staff here are always at the end of a phone or email to answer any questions.
Did I make the right decision?
In short, yes! It’s been four months since I arrived at Dublin Business School and we have now entered the new year, time is truly flying by! I love it here and Dublin Business School has offered me many things, not just in terms of academics. I have my own Photography Society, I am involved in a sports club, I enjoy trips which DBS organise, movie Mondays and much much more. Dublin is really beautiful and there are so many beautiful places to experience. I’ve tried Guinness, an Irish breakfast, fish and chips, explored Grafton Street and beyond so far. I haven’t regretted my decision for a second since arrived and I’m secure that I am going in the right path in my life. So, what are you waiting for? Just do it!