Cicely Brown, Micro, Small and Medium size Enterprise
"Check out which recruiters the school has a strong relationship with."
- MBA, International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2000
- Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Hertford College, Oxford University, UK ,1988
What I Do
Micro, Small and Medium size Enterprise, Fantsuam Foundation
Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria
My role is to provide a business perspective in the world of the non-governmental organization. I do this in two ways: I provide advice for the foundation's microfinance clients and other beneficiaries. I also help the foundation’s own social businesses to become more effective and thereby make us less dependent on external funding.
Words of Advice for Your Career…
Being flexible, having a willingness to learn and having a continuous determination to “set the bar high” have opened up a world of career opportunities.
… And on Choosing an MBA Program
Check out which recruiters the school has a strong relationship with—be it banks, multinational corporations, consulting companies, etc. When recruiters have a good relationship with schools they will tend to recruit from them, and if you know the company or industry that you want to pursue after your MBA, any pre-existing relationship between the school and that employer will help.