Honestly, when I started the SBM-programme, I was kinda frightened. An academic pre-master? Wow. I was pretty unsure about whether I could actually pull this off. But you know – probably just like you – I was a very ambitious student and had so many hopes and dreams. For that reason I just went for it. And I went for it like crazy. Because deep down, I knew that without SBM, I wouldn’t be able to reach my full potential.
And well, it turned out be an amazing experience, one that has undoubtedly been too good to miss. Yes, it’s gonna be an awful lot of work. And yes, you won’t see your friends that often. But in the end, I would have made the same decision over and over again. The challenge is what drives you forward. Are you an eager to learn? Do you not easily take things for granted? Are you intrinsically motivated to take your personal development to the next step in order to become a successful individual? Then this is the programme for you! SBM enabled me to further exploit my talents and as well provided me the foundation necessary to succeed in my subsequent MSc and future career.
During SBM, you will learn more about your personality traits and abilities than during your entire three years of prior study. Not to mention the amount of knowledge that you will absorb, on areas like management, marketing and research. SBM’s got some great teachers that are 100% dedicated to helping you succeed. And importantly, I made a friend for life there. Just go for it. You won’t ever regret it. Good luck!
Mark van Oosten
SBM student 2017-2018