I signed up for the Leicester MBA course in Finance and Marketing in 2002. The curriculum, course structure, duration and cost suited my needs. I was looking for a MBA course from a reputed and globally recognized Institute without having to leave my job to reside on a campus. The Leicester MBA offered exactly that as it was neither a campus based course nor a distance learning course. It offered classes over 2 years of the programme. My association with the administrative and faculty staff of Stafford was always characterized by prompt, efficient and professional assistance and instruction. The qualification per se and the nature of interaction during classes and workshops gave me new insights on numerous issues of the workplace. It offered certain perspectives in management which undoubtedly helped me progress in my maritime shipping career and into leadership roles.