Global Business School for Health


International Students at GBSH: Briana Deahl from the US

13 March 2024

Meet Briana Deahl, a US native and MBA Health student at GBSH. She chose the programme for its unique blend of business and healthcare, driven by her background in physiological sciences and Spanish from UCLA and her aspiration to live and learn in London.

Briana Deahl

25 years old
Academic and or Work Background?

I double-majored in physiological sciences and Spanish at UCLA and worked in life sciences consulting after university.
Why did you choose to come and study at GBSH?

I have lived in Los Angeles my entire life and have always dreamed of living in London one day! When I found the MBA Health program, I felt it was a better fit than a traditional MBA. I was able to learn all the business content from a regular MBA, but the unique intertwining of health and clinical content made the program more applicable to my background and interests.
First Impressions of UCL?

UCL announced they were chosen as University of the Year the day I arrived in London! I was already excited to be here, but that definitely elevated my feelings. It’s been a true privilege to study at such a renowned university.
First Impressions of UCL East?

UCL East is a beautiful facility, and I love that the MBA programme has its own suite with free coffee and snacks!
How are you finding the course so far?

The course is exciting and very fast. My favourite part so far was learning about people management theories or about finance and accounting. I did not expect to find human resource management so interesting, so it’s been a nice surprise. 
What would you say to anyone thinking of applying to study at GBSH?

Definitely do it! The course will change your perspective on business and healthcare, and being in London will change your life.

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