Update: Vasundhara is now a Business Partner at Lundbeck.
Why did you choose the Copenhagen MBA?
As the world deals with an array of problems ranging from climate change to extreme poverty, being an MBA with a strong sense of corporate social responsibility and sustainability mindset is the need of the hour. What drew me to CBS MBA is its commitment to imparting knowledge about the Scandinavian business model which focuses on ethical decision-making and social responsibility.
My professional goal is to learn how to become an effective leader. My previous international experience allowed me to work in teams comprising people of different cultural backgrounds. Being at CBS MBA gave me the learning opportunity how to lead such teams successfully. To this effect, the carefully curated leadership discovery process at CBS has been a great boost. It helped me discover my leadership style, provide me with the tactical tools required to become a balanced leader, and position myself better in an organization.
The geographical location of the school also played a role in my selection. The city of Copenhagen is a progressive city with a development model based on sustainability at its core. Living in a city like that meant that my learning experience continues outside the classrooms. Denmark is a hub for big companies in many sectors including healthcare. The school’s vicinity to such companies hoping for a smooth transition to a corporate position post-MBA also played into my choice of CBS MBA.
Is there anything you found particularly challenging about the MBA? If so, how did you successfully manage this challenge? Or what did you find surprising about the MBA?
The most challenging part for me was learning to navigate through some extremely stressful periods of time. The fast pace of the classes, appended by exams and other deliverables at some point took a toll on me.