Meet the Warwick MBA Class of 2018

Nur Atiqah Abdul Mutalib 

Warwick Business School 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: A mum of a beautiful young daughter who aspires to drive change in others

Hometown: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Fun Fact About Yourself: Certified wedding cake baker and decorator.

Undergraduate School and Major: 

University of San Francisco, US- BA in International Studies

University of Denver, US- MA in Conflict Resolution

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Successfully conducted internal stakeholder communications resulting in 97% increase of internal customer engagement as surveyed by Towers Watson.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in the program so far: Working successfully in groups of various personalities that led to strong academic result.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? For future applicants, I would strongly recommend taking the time in doing your admission essays. This part is especially helpful for those who may have not done so well academically in their undergrad studies. To write the admission essay, you have to be authentic and genuine in conveying your aspirations. Clichés will not work. A suggestion would be to start or end with an inspiring quote that can convey your personality and your intent for the future.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you?  The high ranking for WBS’ MBA program was a big selling point for me. I came here to pursue the MBA program together with my husband. We have a 20-month-old daughter with us while we study the MBA. Anticipating the challenges that we might encounter in pursuing our studies while taking care of our daughter simultaneously, I personally felt that it was important to invest my higher learning properly through a good school. Hence, the ranking of the WBS MBA program was of considerable importance for me. I also felt during my first campus visit last year, the school and community provided support which was encouraging.

What would success look like to you after you graduate from business school?  I have always known that upon completion of my studies I intend to return to Malaysia. I have a strong desire to apply what I learn from the program there. Immediate success for me therefore is to be hired in a middle-management position. Looking further ahead, I would define success as leading capably and intelligently in a well-respected organisation back in Malaysia.     

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