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Okay MBA, here we go!

My mum had two wishes for me. Firstly she wanted to see me get married one day. Secondly, she wanted me to be the first in my family to go to university and get a degree. I did both. Sadly she passed away though before either of them happened.

In fact, I was at WITS doing my 2nd year of a B.Com when I fell ill with cancer and the whole dream unraveled. After almost a year of fighting the disease and beating it, it was only because of my mum's dream of me being at varsity that I picked up the mantle again and completed my degree a few years later through UNISA. It wasn't easy as I was working full time to pay for rent and scraped together the leftover change to pay for my courses one year at a time. There were times when I just wanted to give up, but I pushed through. Two years after my mum died I graduated with a B.Com in Business Economics and Industrial Psychology.

And then I became a radio deejay.

Fast forward 22 years and here we are now in 2016. My brain is yearning for something to blow the cobwebs away. It was Nicole with her eternal optimism of "do what you want to do" that pushed me to start investigating the various options of an MBA.

How the hell do people manage their full time lives and still manage to go to night classes!? Not me. In fact, with my diary that's always all over the place with morning and evening events there's no way I could do the traditional lecture-based study. So I put that question to TWOOGLE (I asked the question on twitter) and more than one person came back to me about Edinburgh Business School (backed by Heriot-Watt University in Scotland). It's a fully accredited MBA for those who prefer distance learning. It's not a walk in the park. You have to put in about 200 hours for each of the 9 required modules, which works out to about 2 hours a day every week day for about 5 months... per module. I'm not crazy, so I'm starting out with one module only to get a feel for how it fits into my schedule, but excited about entering a new chapter in my life.

So here we go. The MBA journey has begun. Thanks to my wife for pushing me further in life!

(If you're interested in the MBA course, check out the Edinburgh Business School website : www.ebsglobal.net).



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