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Michael Durkin

Michael's time at Teesside has developed him further as a strategic leader.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The teaching staff were first-class – they were knowledgeable, supportive and brought all of their industrial experience to the classroom.

Michael Durkin

Why Teesside?

Having worked in middle management for a number of years, I wanted to really push on and take my career to the next level. I was drawn to the MBA at Teesside because of its focus on entrepreneurial leadership, strategic decision-making, creativity and innovation in complex and unpredictable situations.

What was your course like?

The teaching staff were first-class – they were knowledgeable, supportive and brought all of their industrial experience to the classroom. We explored academic theory through real-world examples and the action learning sets really helped me to think afresh about some of the challenges of my current role as Operations Manager at Exis Technologies.

The MBA enabled me to reflect on my professional practice and analyse my values and behaviours to further develop as a responsible strategic leader, confident about thinking critically and creatively.

Would you recommend Teesside?

I highly recommend the MBA programme at Teesside to aspiring senior managers that are looking to push forward with their careers, further develop their leadership skills and underpin their work with the latest research and academic thinking.