Senior Consultant at Salesforce
When I got my bachelor's degree from a Brazilian University, I knew that in order to build up the career I would like to pursue, I had to continue studying to gain a better understanding of certain subjects. As a young professional, I also felt the need to further develop my skills to be able to compete anywhere in the world and fight for my place in the labor market by my own merit. After researching several options, I chose the MSc in Management of Services and Technology for mainly 3 reasons: 1. It has a great curriculum; 2. It is offered by a prestigious institution - the ISCTE Business School (ISCTE-IUL) - with a very diverse student's body; 3. It is located in Lisbon - a safe and beautiful city with great food and relatively affordable living costs. After being accepted, I had to relocate from Bissau to Lisbon in order to attend classes despite, as an entrepreneur since the age of 16, which meant postponing my business endeavors. The course was challenging, interesting and demanding, but today I can honestly tell you it was worth it. Why? Because the MMST helped me achieve the goal of becoming a more competitive and versatile professional. For example, I had the opportunity to learn from excellent lecturers, develop soft skills and collaborate with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds. In fact, I found in ISCTE students of Exchange programmes from all over the world. Among many other interesting experiences, I also had the opportunity to attend a Summer School in China and visit companies that apply the concepts we learned in the classroom. Moreover, as a Business Analyst and a Consultant, I often participate in the design and implementation of IT solutions for several industries and have the chance to apply knowledge gained through almost every subject of the course, especially Customer Relationship Management, Information Systems, and Innovation Management. If you're considering a master's degree program and have an interest in subjects such as Management of Business Processes, Operations, and Innovation, make sure you consider the MMST, for it may prove the be the best choice for you too.