Working in linguistics, Ukrainian Ivanna Zbrutska’s profession had taken her to various countries, companies, and industries. She decided that it was time to upgrade her skill set and an MBA seemed like a natural choice. Ivanna shared with MBAGRADSCHOOLS how she decided on the MBA at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and how, in juggling work, study, and various case competitions, time management is key. She also shared the pleasant (free coffee!) and not-so-pleasant (Dutch weather) surprises of the MBA.
Originally from the United States, Brendan Burke spent six formative years working in the social enterprise and non-profit industry in Cambodia. When he was 36, he moved to Barcelona, Spain, to complete his full-time MBA at the Esade and now works at Amazon’s Munich office. He discusses why his age did not matter when applying to do his MBA at Esade and how he knew their program would be a perfect fit.
Azra Samji comes from a non-traditional MBA sector (nonprofit), which led to some initial doubts about her suitability for the Schulich MBA program. But she soon realized that hard work, dedication, and a willingness to leave your comfort zone are the real keys to overcoming life’s challenges.
Like many people around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Louis Bollard to reassess his priorities. He told MBAGRADSCHOOLS about his reasons for studying an MBA, the value of incremental improvements and why going into the program with a clear plan has been so beneficial.
Shin Do is a Japanese student currently studying at HKUST Business School in Hong Kong. She told MBAGRADSCHOOLS about her reasons for pursuing an MBA, choosing Hong Kong, and why there may never be a perfect time for an MBA.
Leonard Mahlberg is a student from Frankfurt, Germany, currently working on his MBA at the Hult International Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After completing a master’s degree in Canada and moving back to Germany, he realized he was ready for his next big adventure. He tells us how his MBA at the Hult…
Mary Granger has worked at Esade for almost 20 years, and she currently serves as the Regional Director for Asia. She told us about the changes she’s seen at the school over the years, as well as the things that set Esade apart from other schools.
In this episode of The Modern MBA podcast, in collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS, we spoke with Deanna Galati, an MBA student at Schulich School of Business in Canada. With a background in arts and theater, she shares her drivers for pursuing an MBA, the valuable skills her theatrical experience allows her to bring to the classroom, and her plans to use her degree to further arts policy and funding in the Canadian arts and culture scene.
In this episode of The Modern MBA podcast, in collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS, we spoke with Alex Rosário. With a background in mechanical engineering, in 2020, Alex set off to pursue an MBA at INSEAD. He used his experience and degree to land an internship at Amazon and most recently a position with…
Daniel Mijic has stepped out of his comfort zone a number of times throughout his life – and the resulting experiences have made him the person he is today. He recounts his journey from Liechtenstein to the Alliance Manchester Business School MBA program in Hong Kong.