Update: Riya is now a Management Consultant at Implement Consulting Group.
Why did you choose the Copenhagen MBA?
Choosing the CBS MBA was a no-brainer for me. I was particularly impressed by the course content and the structure of the program. I was keen on transitioning into management consulting and the CBS MBA had a lot to offer when it came to gaining exposure on that front. For example, the Integrated Strategy Project, the Advisory Board program, the Concentration, and courses such as strategy, corporate finance, marketing management, and innovation management were very relevant for me. The fact that the MBA focused on some of the most pressing issues of today’s time was of particular interest to me, such as the course on managing sustainable corporations covered a diverse range of topics such as CSR and sustainability, labour rights in global supply chains, corporate sustainability and circular economy and much more. Further, the small class size and the ‘high’ average work experience was something I was considering before applying – although at first it seemed like a long shot to me, considering I have a lot less than the average work experience. I was surprised that I received the offer from CBS and I considered myself super lucky that I would get to learn so much from the very international and highly experienced class. Other than the school itself, a lot is happening in Denmark. I have an interest in learning about renewable energy – and there is no better place to learn about it. Denmark is uniquely positioned and is currently undergoing a huge green transition and I wanted to witness and also to be a part of this change. An economy, with a pro-business mindset, where I could build a career in management consulting was the next required step of my life. And writing this blog, I can say I am proud of my decision and how far I’ve come – quite literally.
What has been the most impactful or memorable part of the programme?
My classmates… everyone has so much to offer. I am blessed to have met these 30 brilliant minds. We all have laughed, cribbed, partied and felt under pressure together. We have all helped each other in some way or the other and that has been the most impactful part of the program for me. I can say I have made some life-long friends for sure!
What is one piece of advice you would give to those considering an MBA?
It is one hell of a ride. It’s an intense program; there will be phases where you are super motivated and phases where you may be completely disoriented. There may be courses which will challenge you and some may be a walk in the park.