Ralitsa Velinova - Postgraduate - University of Derby

Ralitsa

Derby Business School Student Profiles Ralitsa Velinov

“I'm looking forward to applying the knowledge and insights I've developed during my studies to the real world”
– Ralitsa Velinova

Ralitsa won The Pennine Healthcare award for Best Full Time Postgraduate Student for 2009. She studied her masters in business and finance

Winning the award

Winning the award was a very nice surprise and I am very happy.

The best part of the course

I would say this was the Integrated Management module. It included a residential at Scalford Hall, during which different activities of working in groups were undertaken. This provided me with valuable experience and helped me to strengthen my people-skills in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Preparation for my career

During the course I developed skills in strategic business research and evaluating strategic options. I gained important problem-solving, analytical, numerical and quantitative skills through evaluation of business case studies and recommending solutions. I also strengthened my people skills, which are crucial to succeeding in any profession. The tutors were very supportive, the programme is well structured and will help you develop not only technical, but also soft skills.

Looking to the future

I'm planning to undertake a graduate training programme, hoping to strengthen the knowledge obtained during the course of my studies and to gain further practical skills. I'm also looking forward to applying the knowledge and insights I've developed during my studies to the real world.

"Pennine Healthcare is pleased to be associated with the award for Best Full Time Postgraduate Student and offers congratulations to Ralitsa. We wish her every success with her chosen career."