Dr Nixon Al­berth Si­mamora, busi­ness con­sul­tant, In­done­sia

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - WORK & STUDY -

Dr SS imam ora ag grad­u­ated with the Doc­tor of Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion ( DBA) last year. He has 20 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in In­done­sia, Ja­pan, Aus­tralia and the United States in the man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try and en­ergy sec­tor.

His dis­ser­ta­tion is ti­tled Em­ployee Readi­ness for Or­ga­ni­za­tional Change: Case Study in a Lo­cal Plas­tic Pack­ag­ing Man­u­fac­tur­ing Com­pany in Java, In­done­sia.

Hav­ing worked for a few in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies since com­plet­ing his un­der­grad­u­ate and post­grad­u­ate de­grees, Dr Nixon was in­ter­ested in build­ing upon his busi­ness acu­men and felt a DBA would help him fill the gaps.

He was con­sid­er­ing a full- time pro­gramme when a friend told him about the AeU DBA, , which would of­fer him the flex­i­bil­ity to con­tinue work­ing while earn­ing his doc­tor­ate.

“AeU DBA pro­vided me the chance to con­tinue do­ing a job I en­joy and gain the di­verse busi­ness skill set I was look­ing for,” says Dr Nixon.

“One of the big ad­van­tages I dis­cov­ered was that work­ing while learn­ing gives you an op­por­tu­nity to ap­ply the lessons you learn and skills you gain im­me­di­ately. I felt the on­line for­mat of­fered more in­ter­ac­tion than what I know a tra­di­tional on- cam­pus pro­gramme would.

“My class­mates were a great set of peers. We sup­ported each other, pushed each other and of­fered each other ad­vice.”

The AeU DBA has also helped Dr Nixon fine- tune skills that are cru­cial to his pro­fes­sional suc­cess, such as time management.

He says he has be­come an ex­pert in this re­spect, es­pe­cially as he at­tempted to bal­ance his fam­ily, ca­reer and ed­u­ca­tion day to day while pur­su­ing the DBA.

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