“At work, we run a lot of projects. Now, with my knowledge from my MSc programme, I’m able to professionally manage a project and make sure it is on track, on budget, and that we’ve monitored for risk.”
MSc in Project Management graduate
As part of his role at a reputable bank in Ghana, Isaac Kwakye supervises a team of five people. Their work covers transaction banking, product development, and transaction monitoring, so it’s crucial that Isaac is capable and confident of steering successful projects from start to finish. It is a job he can now undertake better than ever, thanks to the knowledge he gained during his master’s studies with the University of Roehampton Online.
Isaac is the youngest of three siblings. Having worked continually since graduating from the University of Ghana in 2008, he did not want to leave his job to pursue a full-time, on-campus master’s degree, so the flexibility of Roehampton Online’s MSc in Project Management was a big attraction.
“The skills I acquired were enormous. We covered all the processes, procedures and techniques that a manager should apply in order to achieve a successful project – including how to initiate projects, how to write project charters, and how best to monitor and report.”
Isaac highlights three things that were key to his successful studies: his willingness to take an organised approach to his studies, the insights gained from a global network of peers in the shared activities, and Roehampton Online’s extensive library. “The resources there are very exciting, and accessing them online is much more enjoyable and far less cumbersome than travelling to an on-campus library.”
His professional network also grew. “I spoke on the phone and emailed other students from my class, and I even had the opportunity to visit one of the other students from Ghana. We met, exchanged ideas and discussed the Roehampton Online platform.”
Since graduating, he has received feedback from his supervisor praising his improved skills and project contributions. “Studying with Roehampton is interesting and challenging, because you need to put in lots of energy and manage your time very well. But the result is that I’ve got a lot of experience and skills that will really help me in my professional life.”
More than 90% of students believe their degree will be valuable or very valuable to their careers after graduation*
*Results calculated by the University of Roehampton, London Online based on the responses of 676 current students who responded to the annual student-satisfaction survey in 2014. At the time the research was fielded, this was a response rate of 33%.