Manchester Business School begin their full-time MBA at Brathay
The full-time MBA programme at Manchester Business School starts with an intense three-week induction where students get to know the syllabus and most importantly, each other. As part of the induction they take a two-day trip to the Lake District to stay with us as Brathay.
Naomi Blackwell, MBA Assistant Director said: “The Brathay residential is consistently one of the highlights for our MBA students. The facilitator team brilliantly design a two-day programme to push the students out of their comfort zone, whilst bringing the group together and having fun.
“Making great use of their rural location, Brathay runs outdoor activities that most of the students will not have done before. They challenge their abilities in a new way, reflecting on how they individually and collectively apply their strengths and support each other with encouragement and feedback.”
Meanwhile, Ana Bazan from Peru, a student from the Full-time MBA Class of 2023, and an Industrial Engineer, working in the commercial side of operations, said:
We travelled to the Lake District for two days at the end of the first week of induction. Once we arrived, we were divided into teams that worked together for the two-day experience. Each team was assigned with coaches that delivered different challenges. These challenges were to build on skills such as teamwork, organisation, time management, dynamics and self-reflection. For me the best part of the Brathay experience was how practical it was. The teams were exposed to activities that presented challenges for the group; from time management, communication, strategy and delegation to name a few. The coaches were there to guide us through the situation with an aim to be able to learn from our mistakes and from each other.
Ana says it was a fruitful experience for the group and she particularly enjoyed how everyone worked well together in their teams which helped them to get the most out of the Brathay experience.
We built a trusting environment, allowing for failure, success and creativity. The experience was enriching in a way I didn’t expect and provided a set of tools that easily translate back to a working environment and I look forward to using these skills during the consultancy projects.Ana Bazan, AMBS MBA Class of 2023