Nadine Ottenbros

You have to be willing and motivated to spend most of your time on getting the coursework done
MSc Corporate Communications and Reputation Management, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom.
Class of 2010 (Graduated in 2013)

What was important in making up your mind?
Soon after I started IBCoM, I noticed that Corporate Communications and Political Communications were the two areas within communications I was most interested in. After two years of studying IBCoM I decided that I wanted to focus on Corporate Communications in my Master’s degree. Besides that, I wanted to study at a renowned university, preferable doing an international course.

What made you decide to choose for this master?
Manchester Business School is a renowned business school and the Master’s degree itself is a highly ranked communications Masters. Moreover, this Masters is taught at a business school, which is fairly unique for a communications Master programme and which is a definite advantage over other postgraduate communications courses. Having a previous IBCoM-graduate recommending this programme to me also played a major role in my decision.

How would you describe the connection between IBCoM and your master?
If your IBCoM focus areas are Corporate Communications and Political Communication, you will definitely recognize some of the theories and viewpoints discussed in this Masters, especially during the first semester. Besides that, you will benefit from the extensive IBCoM quantitative and qualitative research methods courses.

How would you describe your master?
The MSc Corporate Communications and Reputation Management Masters is an extremely challenging course, which will provide you with ample insights into the world of corporate communications. You have to be willing and motivated to spend most of your time on getting the coursework done. Besides that, teamwork is central to the course.

In hindsight, what would you have liked to have known before, what you know now?
I can't think of anything, to be honest!

Any other points you would like to add?
I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is not afraid of a challenge and who is aiming to pursue a career in corporate communications.