When I decided to do my MBA, I preferred Villa College because it is the most popular higher education institution in Maldives. The relationships among lecturers, staff and students are very amiable, which gave me an opportunity to become proficient in my area of interest in a very comfortable setting. The 18 months spent at VC were magnificent and have helped me to grow better personally and professionally. I believe the MBA program at Villa College provides the opportunity for every individual to expand their critical thinking skills and makes the person a strategic thinker. I would like to thank all the faculty and staff for making this journey a memorable one. I wish Villa College even greater heights and success.
I initially had the opportunity to study a Diploma and I had not thought of continuing further than that here. But I have had an amazing experience in Villa College which made me change my mind completely.
Now, I am continuing my studies and my music career here at the same time. I would love to get into the field of Business and eventually run my own enterprise someday. That is one of the main reasons why I chose Business Management. It has been one of the best decisions I have made, as I can study and receive a degree at an internationally acclaimed standard from the University of the West of England. For any prospective students, I’d like to say that Villa College is definitely a place which can provide the high standard one would look for in a college, and the best part is that you can get it right here in the Maldives!
My interest in the legal field stemmed at a very young age. The decision to choose it as a career was made during my A'levels, thanks in part to one of my teachers, who was actually a lawyer himself. He inspired me to become a person that can bring a positive change in the society. This has proven to be one of the best decisions I have made in my life.
The field of Law is a very noble and a highly respected profession, with very high competition in the professional world. With the top of the field lecturers, continuous guidance and access to industry exposure, Villa College helped instill confidence in me, allowing me to pave the path towards higher studies and future success. It has opened my eyes to all the prospective fields I could excel in, and worked side by side with me to ensure I reached my goals, and to be a confident legal professional as I step out of College gates and into the job market.
Following the completion of Diploma in Sharia and Law in the first year of my degree programme, I decided to enter into the field to practice Law where and how possible. As such, I am currently employed as a Legal Officer at a state-owned enterprise, and I am getting vital on-the-job training and experience.
I gained interested in the field of business rather late honestly. I completed my O'levels and A'levels in science. But this one particular moment during my A'levels where one of my teachers were absent, I had to stay in a business class. I listened to the teacher explaining about business and that one class intrigued me to pursue this field. And I feel thankful for that moment since I honestly think this is by far the best decision that I've made.
Business is something that you have to experience in order to learn. It's more than just about memorising long terms from text books. It's a practical phenomenon which involves analyzing yourself and making the best from situations. Doing a degree from Villa College brought to life everything that I had visualised on how a field of business would be and more. Even though I did science, with the help of the lecturers and continuous guidance, I gained confidence in all areas of business even in finance and this has given me a great insight to many fields that I can be successful in.
I learnt to excel in many things that I never thought I would be able to do like presenting or providing training for other people. And I am hoping that by the end of my degree I will be able to see myself eligible for being a successful entrepreneur.
During my O levels my interest towards economics was very minimal. However, during A levels my interest started to veer towards the subject as i started to understand the importance of it. Scoring high on economics was a challenge since it was comparatively different from other subjects i was studying. Despite this, my interest towards this made me want to start a career in economics and to start this programme. At the time i finished my A levels, there was a dearth of courses related to economics in the Maldives. After a year, Villa College introduced a program related to economics that interested me. I am happy to be in the first Educational Institute to introduce a programme which is related to economics.
While undertaking the programme I learned about the changing faces of the economy globally while I learned about the history and culture of different economies. Other than this, i came to know more about economic theories and policies.
Another interesting fact about doing this programme is that it doesn’t just limit itself to economics, it touches upon on the aspects of business management. This gives me the ambit to choose any field related to economics or management in future. This programme helped me to develop myself in these areas and it also has given me the courage to speak publicly. Futhermore, i have learned a lot about how to conduct research and hone up my writing skills.
I hope that Villa College will introduce a post graduate program in economics in the near future, which will open doors to those seeking growth in this field.
My dream of becoming a unique person is my number one priority. My close friends really understand my nature. Completion of my GCE O’level exam was the foundation brick laid towards my future. I have plans to exploit and improve a variety of my talents in the future, and becoming one of the best football players in the Maldives is one of it. At the same time, obtaining a proper educational qualification is a high priority for me. Deciding on my educational future was quite challenging. Due to my friendly nature, when it was time for me to evaluate the different available options, I spent most of my time discussing choices with my close friends and family members. The biggest challenge was to get into a new learning cycle with new friends. While some portion of my friends joined various government and private jobs in the Maldives, others decided to go abroad for further studies. I was left almost alone to proceed with my higher studies here, and I was very worried.
However, I am thankful that through my career exploration, I landed in the most opportunistic situation to proceed with my higher education. I received lots of positives feedback towards developing my career here in Villa College. Higher education is competitive here in the Maldives, with government and private institutions providing attractive academic programs. Hence, “Why choose Villa College?” was the main question I was posed.
My answer to that question has always been that Villa College is the first private college in the Maldives. Teaching and learning were the biggest factors in the choice, and lecturers who teach modules at Villa College are the cream of the associated industry, with years of experience in the respective discipline. The learning approaches used by the College connected all the dots for my educational aspirations. Facilities, physical teaching aids and materials at Villa College are state-of-art and helps develop our skills massively. The physical environment in the College, including open areas for group gatherings and idea generation are totally unique compared to any other place in the country. Villa College looks closely into creating an environment where learning is made fun and engaging. The Villa College Student Association and the opportunity to become a student ambassador was very interesting. My choice will surely pave the way to the ultimate destination and success in my career.
Online and live interactions with lecturers and other students is made really easy here at Villa College. The guidance and assistance provided by the lecturers is timely and extensive during these unprecedented times.
I have started my journey to become an IT professional in my career; hence, my decision to get enrolled in Certificate 3 in IT is the foundation for the remainder of my higher studies. My aim is to complete my Master’s Degree in IT from this prestigious institution.