Naiza Gutiérrez is the Manager of Billing & Collection at LeasePlan Netherlands, as well as a student in the Executive MBA: Leading with Purpose at Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. She shares her experience in the program, including key learnings and what makes the program so unique.
Governance and ethics is a key component of any MBA program. We spoke to Marilieke Engbers, the Governance and Ethics Professor in Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s (VU) Executive MBA: Leading with Purpose program, to learn more about the meaning of governance and ethics, how to make it practical, and why she encourages students to explore the “dark side” of leadership.
In celebration of Pride Month, we showcase the business schools around the world that amplify LGBTQ+ voices in their programs and put representation at the forefront through LGBTQ+ programs, student clubs, and more.
Everyone is talking about purpose – but why is it so important? And why are schools now crafting MBA programs and courses dedicated to the topic? MBAGRADSCHOOLS spoke to Dr. Elco van Burg, Professor of Organizational Theory at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, about the school’s new “Organizing with purpose” course and why purpose should play a bigger role in MBA programs at large.
Facing increasingly complex environments and global crises, leaders today need to lead with purpose and forward-thinking ideas. In an interview with Prof. dr. Svetlana Khapova, Professor of Careers and Organization Studies, Head of Department M&O at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, she discusses VU’s Executive MBA: Leading with Purpose and why the program focuses on developing thought leaders of the future.