Robert Milagre (MBA 2009)

robert MBA 2009

What was I doing when I decided to do the MBA
I was living and working in Sydney, managing part of the Built Environment unit of DECC’s Sustainability Programs division. My role at DECC was to manage the development of Sustainability performance rating tools for commercial buildings, a role that had both a technical side and a stakeholder engagement side to it. I wanted to move towards a more senior management role, preferably with Sustainability at its core.Why I chose Cranfield
I was looking for a one-year program that offered the biggest ‘bang for buck’. It was important to me that the school was well ranked internationally and that the cohort was a diverse one both in cultural and professional backgrounds. The focus that Cranfield gives to personal development was also something that attracted me to the MBA program at the SoM.

What I got out of it
Since I came from a ‘non-finance’ background, I improved my accounting and general corporate finance management exponentially! I also gained crucial insight into the macro-economical situation of various markets and a keen interest in understanding supply chain issues.

As Chris Tredwin points out, it is the heightened awareness of your skills and limitations (including a mitigation plan to address these limitations) that one really gets from the Cranfield experience!

If you are looking for a hands-on type MBA that goes deep into self-learning and self-improvement, then the Cranfield MBA will not disappoint you!