Study an MBA at RMIT University
VISUAL: Master of Business Administration. Learn more about studying an MBA at RMIT. RMIT University logo.
VISUAL: Jan Nickmans, Master of Business Administration speaking to the camera.
Jan Nickmans: I studied in Belgium for four years; graduate electrical mechanical, focusing on industrial engineering, so mainly production lines, big robots, is what I did.
VISUAL: Video of Jan Nickmans, dressed in a business suit, speaking and smiling at someone who is off?screen.
Jan Nickmans: And the guys above me were 40 years older than me ...
VISUAL: Video side-on of Jan Nickmans on rooftop, Melbourne city buildings are in the background.
Jan Nickmans: ... very experienced professionals. So in order to progress ...
VISUAL: Video of Jan Nickmans speaking on a telephone in an office behind a glass wall.
Jan Nickmans: ... in my career, I really needed those management skills.
VISUAL: Jan Nickmans speaking to the camera. Jan smiles as he jokes people here also speak English.
Jan Nickmans: Doing an MBA was one of the options on the table, of course, because that really teaches you how to run a business efficiently but also how to manage your people effectively. So I looked at an MBA in English so there were several options: US, England or Australia, because people here also speak English ...
VISUAL: Video of Jan Nickmans and three male students and one female student sitting around a table looking at Jan’s laptop screen.
Jan Nickmans: ... and I came across RMIT.
VISUAL: Video close-ups of Jan Nickman speaking with the other five students at the table and pointing to his computer screen.
Jan Nickmans: There were so many offerings, so because I’m an engineer ...
VISUAL: Jan Nickmans speaking to the camera.
Jan Nickmans: ... I do what I do, I made an Excel spreadsheet of what I want to learn and what each of the MBAs covered.
VISUAL: Video of Jan Nickmans sitting with the four other students. Jan is speaking to the students and pointing at his laptop screen.
Jan Nickmans: And RMIT came at the top there.
VISUAL: Jan Nickmans speaking to the camera.
Jan Nickmans: With the MBA, in particular, the more experience you have, the more that you will learn. However, the earlier that you start it, in your own career, the more fast?tracked you will be. So for example, I see myself now of having an eight?year head start because I’m 25 and I’m doing an MBA which only ...
VISUAL: Video of Jan Nickmans speaking with an unidentified female on the roof of the RMIT building, Melbourne city buildings are in the background.
Jan Nickmans: ... usually 35 year olds do.
VISUAL: Video of Jan Nickmans and the unidentified female walking down the stairs speaking together.
Jan Nickmans: So it’s really ... that’s a 10?year gap right there.
VISUAL: Video of Jan Nickmans’ and the unidentified female’s feet as they walk down a corridor.
Jan Nickmans: So I’ve already learnt the skills ...
VISUAL: Video of Jan Nickmans speaking to the camera and smiling at the end.
Jan Nickmans: ... that they will be learning in 10 years from now. I do not have the experience yet but because I have now that baseline, that frame that I can work within, that will just rocket my career. So it’s a bit of a balance in when do you do your MBA.
VISUAL: RMIT University logo and www.rmit.edu.au.
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