Commenting on how The Open University Business School MBA has changed his professional life Tony said:
"It has given me the tools, knowledge and capability to address all of the key issues we face in business. Since I graduated in 1996 I have been involved in a management buy-out and the acquisition of our organisation by EADS, which allowed me to get involved with business synergies, consolidation and development of product portfolio and new procedures to integrate ourselves into the new company."
Now responsible for strategic marketing at one of the world's leading blue-chip companies, Tony has gained a global perspective of business-to-business activity, business relationships and strategic partnerships. He has also developed the company's market share by opening new sales and support facilities in the Republic of China, India, Middle East and Hong Kong.
"One major lesson I have learned as a result of my MBA is that all organisations are involved in strategic planning, financial planning, budgeting, and change management at some point during their lifecycle. As a general business qualification, the MBA is designed to appeal to managers from all sectors, and it is clear that there are huge benefits gained from investing in business and management training."
The Open University, together with international partners, offers its MBA and many other programmes across the globe.