Michael Eberechukwu Obasi, CEO / Founder of Embassy Educational Consultancy, UK / Nigeria
Having built a successful business in the UK, Michael has now expanded into Nigeria and also found time to be a published author and motivational speaker.
"I amthe last from a family of eight. My family are very passionate about education and this is evident from the way they promote educational activities in Nigeria.
In October 2004, I came to UK to study Business Management and joined ABE in March 2005 as a student member. After joining ABE my life changed for the better.
ABE has helped me to fulfil my dream of obtaining a sound academic career from UK higher education institutions and has also helped me to own my own business which is known as Embassy Educational Consultancy. Presently, I am a motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur, educational consultant with over six years' experience in lecturing in international business, international marketing and management in the UK. I am the author of "Push and Pull Factor Book" which explores marketing strategies used by UK higher education institutions in attracting international students.
After a successful 10 year career in the United Kingdom, I returned to Nigeria in December 2014 where I got married to my beautiful wife Mrs Marvellous Ezinne Obasi. I also decided to benefit from Nigeria’s emerging market by establishing Embassy Educational Consultancy in Nigeria. In addition, I have started a Doctorate Degree programme (PhD) in Business Management with the prestigious Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Nigeria.~
I am the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Embassy Educational Consultancy which is one of the leading educational consultancies in the United Kingdom. It was established with the aim of offering academic advice and support to international students presently studying in the UK and those hoping to study abroad. The company is still small but with the aim of growing into a big business. The expansion into Nigeria is aimed at creating awareness with the intention of developing and establishing its branches in vital regions within the country.
The company’s main focus is to educate prospective students about UK higher education institutions, help them complete the institution’s application and ensure that they meet the criteria needed to obtain a UK student visa. When the student finally arrives in the UK, the company helps to integrate them with UK way of learning. We plan to expand activities to include higher education in the United States, Canada, Australia and Finland.
My role as the founder and CEO of Embassy Educational Consultancy is to oversee the activities of the business by helping it to expand its operations. I am committed to developing it to become a household name across the world. I plan to achieve this by continuously learning new ways of doing things and being dynamic in the way I conduct my activities within an ever changing business environment.
I enjoy the fact that I am able to make a change in society by educating people about a better way of doing things and the right career path to follow. I also enjoy the fact that I am able to provide employment particularly to unemployed young people in Nigeria. My job provides me with the opportunity of practising what I studied in the UK especially the experience and sound education I obtained from ABE.
My career started at South Chelsea College, London, where I sat the ABE exams as a student member. I was highly impressed and motivated by the ABE syllabus. Having worked through the Levels, in the year 2007 I obtained my Advanced Diploma which enabled me to gain admission to the prestigious University of Wales where I graduated with a second class upper (2.1) in Business Management in October 2008.
After my graduation, I lectured briefly at London Academy for Higher Education which is now London Academy Business School. In 2009 I obtained a further Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and then a Master of Business Administration from University of Sunderland. Later in 2013, I obtained a Master of Arts in Marketing and Innovation from Anglia Ruskin University together with an ABP Postgraduate Diploma from London School of Marketing. Studying with ABE helped me to become the person that I am today. Without ABE, obtaining a degree in the UK would have been very difficult. ABE gave me the right foundation in life in terms of studying business management and owning a business. The advantages of ABE to me are too numerous to mention and I will always remain grateful to ABE for helping me to become a better person and also for the role it played in reshaping my future for the better.
For the present and prospective ABE students, my advice is to take the numerous advantages presented by ABE in building their career. Also take the course very seriously, study very well and attend classes in order to be able to understand the ABE content better. ABE is the best professional body I have ever come across and students should see it as the guaranteed gateway to obtaining UK degrees and qualifications."