Shahrukh Mushtaq

MSc Business Management, 2014

Shahrukh Mushtaq

What inspired you to take the course you did?

During my undergraduate studies I found most of my modules necessitated adopting a broad international exposure to understand the true spirit of theory. Having studied with people from around the world, I appreciated the rich cultural dimensions that individuals bring to the table. I wanted to study Web Analytics in an environment that incorporated a strong international element.

Why did you choose to study at the University of Bedfordshire?

The University of Bedfordshire Business School boasts highly qualified staff who possess extensive industry and market experience. The multiple range of elective courses offered in the master’s degree programme was the prime factor that persuaded me to take the course.

Tell us a little about yourself and what you have been doing since graduating?

After graduating I came back to Kotli Azad Jammu & Kashmir (Pakistan). At first, I served as a Lecturer at Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) in the department of Business and Management Sciences in 2014. After almost eight months’ time I was offered the same position of Lecturer at the University of Kotli Azad Jammu & Kashmir (UoKAJ&K). The University of Bedfordshire equipped me with the confidence and presentation skills necessary to excel in my role. I have adopted the same teaching methodology in my university and have extracted excellent results for students' understanding and application of academic concepts.

What is your current role and how has your career developed?

Currently at UoKAJ&K, along with lecturing, I am also looking after the office of Advanced Studies & Research as Assistant Director. I have also been actively engaged with the students as a leader of the University Students Council and as the contact for the Department for National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your current role?

Being assigned the additional responsibility of advanced studies and research is very rewarding as it is one of the main hubs of research in the university.

What is your most memorable achievement to date?

Every now and then I look forward to training programmes organised by the National and International bodies for professional development. In 2018 I was selected for Master Trainers Faculty Professional Development Program (MT-FPDP) Phase II at Istanbul, Turkey.

How did your time at Bedfordshire help?

Where do I begin! State of the art facilities, 24/7 access to learning resources, vast library, excellent events, and the brilliant teaching. They all have helped shape what I am today.

What are your best memories of the University?

The induction day. The University give a warm welcome when everyone faces a bit of cultural shock. The University was like my home to me. The graduation day is very close to me, though it was difficult to say goodbye to the University and colleagues.

What are your aspirations for the future?

I clearly haven’t had enough of the University, I intend to come back and join a doctoral programme.

What advice would you like to share with current students?

The University of Bedfordshire offers a lot! Try taking advantage of all the resources available to you. Learning takes place both inside the classroom and outside. Take part in whatever interests you and keep studying.

What 5 people would you like to invite to a dinner party, they can be living or dead?

  • My Father, Prof. Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Malik
  • Mother, Farah Mushtaq
  • Wife, Dr. Qurra-tul-ain Hameeda
  • Kaye Nightingale, Personal Academic Tutor at the University of Bedfordshire
  • Prof. Dr. Habib-ur-Rehman (Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan) Vice Chancellor Mirpur University of Science & Technology MUST



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