I made the decision to look at the possibility of doing an MBA in the spring of 2012. The reasoning was that I had two free days per week after moving to a new country and I wanted to achieve something that would make me feel positive about myself. I always felt that I never fulfilled my potential in terms of academia due to financial constraints, work and indeed laziness. Having looked at the options I decided to pursue the University of Leicester MBA through Stafford Associates. All of my initial queries and concerns were dealt with speed and professionalism by the Stafford team and I always looked forward to the quarterly weekend seminars in the UAE. In the final stage of my MBA, I was assigned a wonderful dissertation tutor who was a great help and source of advice. The world wide web makes access to knowledge and distance learning possible, and I see learning as a lifelong process that I appreciate more as I reach middle age. I decided to do the best I possibly could on each element of the course. I achieved a distinction and also an additional certificate from The University of Leicester for being one of the best distance learning students. I consider myself very lucky to have achieved these awards. Achieving the MBA has helped me in my work role as well as in negotiating better work conditions. I definitely feel more positive about myself – which was my goal at the outset. I have also exorcised the ghost of knowing I had not achieved my full potential academically in the past.
Simply, the Leicester MBA combined with the care and support of Stafford Associates paved the way for me to become one of the senior decision makers in my company.
Having started my distance learning MSc in HRM and Training in October 2015, led me to an incredibly enriching experience of knowledge attainment, through a very professionally designed online program. I am truly enjoying my academic education, and University of Leicester deserve every credit on this postgraduate academic journey. Stafford Global played a big supporting role in the application process. Everything went smoothly and was relatively straightforward. The dedicated team of professionals who explained everything from the get go are there to guide and help at every step of the process.
Over the several years it took me to complete my MBA studies at the University of Leicester, I have benefited substantially from the assistance and support of Stafford Associates. The team at Stafford has particularly provided with explanations guidance and advice as to how to best comply with the requirements of the University and the particular program. It would have been much more difficult to complete the program without this assistance.
Many thanks for this news and your congratulations as well, I would like to take this opportunity to highly thank all your staff who were very supportive and cooperative during the MBA journey. Your staff hospitality in Dubai offices two years ago is unforgettable and Stafford monitoring for every student progress is a role model for companies running a distance learning programs.
At the outset I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you and the team at Stafford Associates for helping me through all these years to reach this stage. I have interacted with a number of people from Stafford who have always been extremely professional and very helpful in their approach. The workshops that I attended have also been very useful and the lecturers who presented each module were of a high calibre imparting their personal and professional experience. I hope you can pass on my gratitude to all the people who supported me if you happen to be in touch with them. Thanks to Neeta, Sony, Irene, Nikoleta, Sajna, Revathi and Frances. Finally, I am grateful to you for your support and cooperation throughout the programme and for helping to keep everything together.
Yossra El Sonbaty
My experience with the University of Leicester was a great one. The University’s MSc in Marketing program has helped me grow personally and professionally. The University has provided me with numerous resources such as access to a number of worldwide e-libraries, e-journals, e-books, information banks, study skills videos, access to forums and much more. In addition to that, the study materials and assignments provided have also helped me develop my marketing knowledge, research and critical analysis skills. Thanks to my Professors at the University and to the Admin, I was able to overcome the challenges that I met during my program study. Now I am feeling more confident and capable when it comes to working in the field of marketing, anywhere in the world.
Khaled Abdullah Ahmed Nusair
It was an exciting, interesting journey within the University modules, staff, tutors and program. The staff at Stafford are very supportive, cooperative and professional, I am really thankful to all of them.
I’m really happy that I will be graduated soon from a reputed university. The overall study a bit tough, however, it’s beneficial and rich of knowledge in HR Field. In addition, it’s flexible as I can do and submit my assignment from home. And I hope it will lead to career progression. The staff at Stafford were helpful at all times and coordinating well with me and with the university.
I’m writing to express my utmost happiness and gratitude towards all the help received from Stafford in accomplishing my MBA. It was very tough but fruitful journey and I have had professional rewards because of this program, even before I graduated (2 months back). The program has given me immense knowledge and a complete change in my thought process at professional level. In a few hours I will be on my way to Leicester to attend my graduation ceremony, and I cant thank you enough for all the support that I have received in the past three years from Stafford. Once again, thank you for everything !