Senior Business Analyst in Qatar Petroleum
Aamir Shehzad has a Master's in System Dynamics and is currently working as a Senior Business Analyst in Qatar Petroleum in Doha, Qatar.
What was your background when you started studying system dynamics?
Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with Specialization in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Marketing
Masters in Economics
Why did you choose to study System Dynamics?
Before applying in System Dynamics degree, I searched about it and found that it was very unique field, a new way of thinking and problem solving for complex systems.
What are your fondest memories from the time you spent studying System Dynamics at UiB?
I enjoyed the studies, teachers and classmates.
The beauty of Bergen city was a source of inspiration and relaxation.
Where are you working today?
I am working in Doha, Qatar, in Qatar Petroleum as a Senior Business Analyst. I work in the area of Strategic Manpower Planning and Talent Management and use different tools including System Dynamics based simulation models.
How has your education been relevant for you in your working life?
I believe it has been highly useful. I have 3 postgraduate degrees and I think the combination has worked best for me.
Would you recommend others to take a degree in System Dynamics? And if yes, why?
Certainly I will. I already did so to few of my friends and one of them completed PhD with Erling Moxnes. I believe the education in System Dynamics really opens one’s horizon and equips a person to understand and solve complex problems in a better way. However, I think it may get challenging at times and a strong background in Mathematics may help. Moreover, I also believe it works best for those who already have a degree in other areas such as Business, Economics, Engineering etc. System Dynamics methodology is quite universal and can be used across many disciplines.