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How backpacking through Europe lead to an MBA and a career in Germany

Harinder Brar (Canada/India)- WHU MBA   Rediscovering Germany and growing into a leader It’s sometimes difficult to say why certain people are drawn to certain countries. We may have been born thousands of miles away, yet there can be an almost magnetic force that attracts us to another place. For Harinder Brar, who has both …

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TRIUM Executive MBA alumn Eric Xirinachs

Why managers and entrepreneurs should consider modular executive MBA programs

Eric Xirinachs (Spain/Germany)- TRIUM Global Executive MBA   A breakdown of TRIUM’s consortium MBA program TRIUM’s Global Executive MBA program is currently ranked 4th in the world by the Financial Times in their list of Overall Global Executive MBAs, and has consistently been in the FT top five since it was first eligible for the …

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Gry Glenne, Monaco MBA student

From planning luxury weddings to doing an MBA in the luxury capital of Monaco

Gry Glenne (Denmark/Norway) – International University of Monaco   Would you kindly share your name where you’re from and where you did your MBA? My name is Gry Glenne and I am Norwegian, but I was actually born in Denmark. So I’m half Danish and half Norwegian, so quite Scandinavian. And I did my MBA …

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Necessity Ngorima Cape Town GSB MBA

Profit vs. purpose: The importance of a values-based MBA program

Necessity Ngorima (Zimbabwe/South Africa) – University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business   Choosing an MBA for your legacy Most people choose to do an MBA program to build their professional skills, boost their careers, or simply take the next step in their learning journeys. For Necessity, it was about her children. “After graduating …

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Ryan Gray, RSM MBA alumn

USA meets Rotterdam: The benefits of doing your MBA abroad

Ryan Gray (USA) – Rotterdam School of Management So, you have a bachelor’s in public relations and communications and have extensive experience in public affairs, communications, and marketing. Would you kindly walk us through your career in more detail? You bet. I always start this way, where I’m the youngest in my family, two older …

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Nikita Zhou

How studying in Sweden changed this Chinese executive’s life forever

Nikita Zhou (China) – Stockholm School of Economics EMBA Why Sweden? “[I’d] been working for almost eight years when I decided to come here,” Nikita tells us. “And I didn’t really have a life when I was working. I really worked very hard, but I do feel I need some systematic [way of learning].” (0:27) …

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Connecting the dots between your MBA and your career in real-time

Tim Vollrath – University of St.Gallen MBA   Open-minded classmates and “enormous” diversity MBA cohorts are typically a vibrant mix of nationalities, work backgrounds, and professional experience. That’s not some happy accident – it tends to be done purposefully by admissions teams to enrich class discussions and introduce global business perspectives into the program.  With …

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