What Victor says about the Master’s in Service Management, Retail
Victor Kwame Elikplim Agbebo from Ghana
How did you find out about Lund University?
“I found out about Lund University through an alumnus. This compelled me to surf the school’s website, where I chanced on various intriguing programmes including Service Management, Retail, which I currently pursue.”
What is the best thing about the programme?
“This programme ignites a sense of critical thinking and curiosity, through platforms such as seminars and group presentations, that has impacted positively on my thinking prowess.”
Why did you choose the specialisation in Retail?
“I opted for Service Management, Retail because of the numerous career opportunities it presents due to the proliferation of virtual and walk-in shops across the globe.”
What do you think of the teaching style?
“The teaching style in the Service Management Department is impeccable. This is largely due to the aptitude of the lecturers who design and organise classes based on their research insights and real-world experience.”
What is it like to live and study in Sweden?
“Living in Sweden has been interesting, and I am relishing every bit of it. The country is saturated with peace and filled with hospitable people who are willing to offer assistance in every shape or form, both in school and outside of school. Also, for a student who commutes from Lund to Helsingborg every day, I just can’t help but have an admiration for how efficient the Swedish transportation system works. I’m able to catch the train or bus in time on my way to school and back without any difficulty except for rare cases of train delays.”
What have you learned from living in Sweden so far?
“Even though it is cold in Sweden, I have learnt to dress to suit the chilly weather for my own comfort. As the adage goes: there is no such thing as a bad weather, only bad clothing.”
What do you do in your spare time?
“In my spare time, I prefer to take a ride on my bicycle to explore Lund and its environs. I also sign up for symposiums in order to enhance my level of knowledge.”
Do you have any advice for those considering to study at Lund University?
“For prospective students who would want to challenge themselves and move out of their comfort zone, Lund University is the school to consider. The study environment here at Lund encourages deep learning, where students are challenged to think critically by presenting evidence to question ideas and theories, rather than accept them as sufficient proof. As students, we are also entreated to have empathy and accommodate each other’s points of view due to the diversity in cultural and educational backgrounds.”