After a career in investment banking for more than 10 years, Simon decided he wanted to do something new and more productive. As he always knew that one of his biggest aims in life was to work for himself, he decided to enrol on the MBAe course at LSC. “The MBAe not only provided me with all the core competencies in running my own company but it also taught me a lot of the softer skills also required to be successful in business. This was as a direct result of the lecturers being extremely supportive and accessible. The course was flexible enough for me to fit in around my work schedule, whilst structured enough that it made me feel I was progressing steadily.” Simon is directly utilising the skills he has learnt as he is now in the process of setting up his own business dealing with third party property renovations involving extensions, loft conversions and general upgrades, and private property development.