I chose the University of Stirling MSc Marketing as I wanted a course that offered a balance of theory and practice and one which offered an accreditation. The MSc Marketing course at Stirling was one of the first in the country to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). The MSc Marketing provided me with an understanding of the concepts and systems underlying marketing practice and allowed me to develop my skills of diagnosis and implementation in marketing management and research processes. I particularly enjoyed the field trips that were organised as I gained a better ‘real’ understanding of the concepts in practice.
I am now working as an export marketing professional in crude oil and oil products export marketing division at the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic/SOCAR. At the same time, I am delivering marketing lectures in 3 different universities in Azerbaijan and one of them is the first ranked university of our country. In addition, I act as a marketing consultant for AzMarketing Consulting and Research Company in Azerbaijan and I am also currently completing a PhD in Marketing. The University of Stirling was a springboard during my admission for PhD.
Of the many reasons students come to Stirling, is for its academic reputation and research standards. One factor is the outstanding beauty of the University's campus. With Stirling placed in the geographical heart of a nation that blends the historic and modern, it is one of Scotland's most attractive places to live. Stirling combines the charm of an historic destination with the buzz of a contemporary city.