Name: Ismail Salami
Subject: MA Strategic Marketing
The experience with Arden University so far is fantastic – good relationship with students and a flexible payment plan.
I would recommend Arden University to anyone who wants to study and work at the same time. Distance learning is an opportunity to sustain career growth.
In 2014 when I decided to enroll on a master’s degree, I chose to do it through distance-learning because I didn’t want to quit my job. Arden University was the best choice as it offers the exact course that I was after (Strategic Marketing). Also, the staff at Arden University were very helpful when deciding which study choice would align with my career aspirations.
What is your motivation for completing your chosen programme
The motivation in completing a Masters degree is to enable me to proceed with a PhD, as set in my developmental goal. My career goal is simply to become an expert in marketing analytics and strategy. The only way to achieve this is to advance my education in the field by completing a Masters and subsequently a PhD.
Studying on the course so far, has expanded my knowledge and propelled my need to know more.
What are your thoughts on distance learning?
Distance learning offers the flexibility to learn without having to travel across the seas and quit one’s job. For me, it gives the leverage to invest in myself while on a paid-job and up-skilling for advancement. The experience with Arden University so far is fantastic – good relationship with students and a flexible payment plan.
How are you finding our learning experience?
Ilearn is a very easy learning portal. The layout is simple and needs no technical experience to use. The tutors are always there to guide you and the study materials are compelling.
What are your future plans?
My future plan is to proceed on to a PhD study and go into academics full time.
Would you recommend Arden University and distance learning to other people?
Yes, I would recommend Arden University to anyone who wants to study and work at the same time. Distance learning is an opportunity to sustain career growth.
Ismail Salami works with MTN Nigeria Communication Limited as a Market Insight Manager.
Ismail holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Science with majors in Statistics from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and a professional certificate in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. Also, he is a certified Prince2 Foundation project manager and tutored by Coleago Consulting in Telecoms Mini-MBA.
He has over ten (10) years working experience in market and consumer data analytics and insight, competitive analysis, market and environmental scanning, product performance management and data mining acquired across three sectors- construction, public service and telecoms.