Video of an interview with Elizabeth Bailey at the 2012 Student of the year awards. She recieved the Rosie Thomson Professional Diploma in Management Alumni Award.
(Edited transcript of the interview)
I decided to do a professional diploma in management because I wanted to take the next step in my career and this seemed the perfect foundation upon which to build. I'm already a chartered management accountant and I saw this as adding an extra facet to myself. I've been able to give me a solid foundation upon which to progress. It's also the first year of an MBA which I know I'm going to go on to complete. My experience with The Open University is it's definitely not distance learning. The tutor group forums and the student café, which are all online, enable you to stay in close contact with other students. The residential schools and the day schools are a great opportunity to meet other people, and I've studied in a whole host of different places. For example, in my lunch hour at work, in other people's houses, and even on the train going down to London.
I've already recommended the course to somebody else and she's really excited about finding more out about the course and continuing to study.
The Open University, together with international partners, offers its MBA and many other programmes across the globe.