Meet the MBA class of 2022: Lorraine Maodi, Warwick Business School


“A shrewd lawyer who loves God, family, friends, travel, ballet, soccer and learning new things.”

Hometown: (Pretoria, Gauteng (South Africa)

Fun fact about yourself: I am a former ballet dancer who still loves the performing arts. I love going to the theater to watch and support ballet production shows.

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Pretoria, Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Most recent employer and job title: Legal Advisor to the Gauteng Partnership Fund

Which word best describes your classmates and give an example of why? Go-getters. For example, in the short time since the start of our MBA journey, I have witnessed the formation of new clubs by classmates who resonate with the learning outcomes of the course modules and which will be beneficial for the future careers of club members.

Aside from your classmates and your location, What was the key element of the Warwick Business School MBA program that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? The Warwick Business School Global, Continental and UK rankings were key in my decision making. Also, his triple accreditation was an additional factor that I thought of.

Another key factor that led me to choose Warwick Business School was the emphasis on leadership development, as I personally wanted to grow in this area. My research also confirmed that candidates would be offered unlimited individual coaching during their studies and professional support beyond the end of their MBA studies.

Additionally, I had also identified modules that I knew would help me sharpen my skills in strategy, critical thinking, and business acumen. Therefore, I looked no further as Warwick Business School ticked all the boxes for what I was looking for in a business school and my MBA studies.

What class, club or activity have you enjoyed the most so far at Warwick Business School? I enjoyed the strategic thinking module in semester 1. One of my motivating factors for pursuing the Warwick Business School MBA was to improve my strategic thinking skills. This module exposed me to different frameworks and tools that can be used to perform in-depth analysis before formulating a strategy for any type of organization.

What has been your best memory at Warwick Business School so far? Why? Orientation day, which was the first day of my MBA course. Not only did I get soaked in the rain on my way to campus – what I would call a wet introduction to the British climate – but I was finally able to meet the people I had met online in the pre-campus sessions. the arrival. I was overwhelmed with mixed emotions, but I knew there was no turning back, I realized that I had indeed traded my office for a lecture hall. It’s a day that I look back on with a huge smile on my face.

Describe your biggest achievement in your career so far: I played a key role in brokering a partnership agreement between one of my former employers and a major auto insurance company. This subsequently led to my former employer being recognized as a top partner at the insurance company’s first partnership awards.

A more recent achievement was my admission to the MBA program at Warwick Business School. What seemed like a wild dream two years ago has come true and I couldn’t be happier to be on my MBA journey at this point in my professional career.

What do you hope to do after you graduate? When I joined the MBA program at Warwick Business School, I arrived with an open mind and an intention to take every opportunity to learn about different career sectors and industries. I am still on a journey of discovery and believe I will have a clearer picture of my career path as I continue my MBA journey.

What advice would you give to help potential candidates gain admission to the Warwick Business School MBA programme? I would advise potential candidates to be clear and concise in their application essays, which will potentially lead to an invitation to interview.

Once a candidate reaches the interview stage, my other advice would be for them to be truthful in their interviews, as interviewers are just trying to get to know the candidates better. Finally, if you have an inquisitive mind and consider yourself a Change Maker, then feel free to submit your application.



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