Meet: Priscilla – MLB student from Ghana

Each year people from all over the world come to study the Bucerius Master of Law and Business. In the Meet interviews they tell their stories.

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Where did you work before coming to Bucerius Law School?

I worked as a Business Development Manager in an oil and gas support services company providing unique repair and maintenance solutions. Prior to my recent role, I worked in diverse roles in various locations within the west Africa region and in Germany as well.

Why did you decide to study in Germany?

The decision was more towards the school (and program) than the country. I visited the Bucerius Law School a few years ago whilst on the “Afrika Kommt!” program and could not wait to be back. I found the Master of law and Business (MLB) program interesting and worth pursuing. The school being in Germany is the added advantage.

What makes the MLB program special in your opinion?

As a versatile professional with a curious mind, I find that the MLB program provides not only the knowledge of law and strengthening of one’s business acumen‚ but is valuable in establishing collaborations, intellectual exchanges, and other related synergies.

What are the biggest differences between Ghana and Germany?

People from Ghana tend to be indirect whereas Germans are quite direct in their communication style. Ghanaian culture revolves around communal values with focus on the extended family. It is a little different here in Germany where I see more focus on the nuclear family system. One key similarity, however, is that both countries have high regard for hierarchy.


What’s an experience in Hamburg, that is completely new to you?

Coming from a Port City in Ghana, it is nice to live in a city with Europe’s second largest harbor and one that is home to more millionaires than any other German city. The visit to Hafen city remains a memorable experience.

You worked as a Business Development Manager. What are your future career plans?

I see myself in the immediate future as a business development and project management professional incorporating cutting edge methodologies and procedures in developing structures to help my organization. My long-term goals include starting my own business providing services towards Operational Excellence.



Each year people from all over the world come to study the Bucerius Master of Law and Business. In the Meet interviews they tell their stories. Click here to get to know the other students.



Which role will German law play in the future for you?

Given my long-term goal of starting a business, knowledge of German law lays the foundation for choosing a legal structure and a basis for contractual agreements.

How do you like living in Hamburg?

I enjoy living in Hamburg. It is safe, green, and calm for the most part and very picturesque with all the large parks, water bodies and canals.

Priscilla, thanks for the interview!



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