Why did you choose the Copenhagen MBA?
I chose the Copenhagen MBA because sustainable business practices is embedded in the Nordic culture. I also wanted to boost my career in the Nordic area and CBS is renowned specifically within Scandinavian countries. Also, CBS has promising bonds with industrial companies as many of their alumni secure positions there, for example Novo Nordisk, Mærsk, Vestas, CIP - Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, and Rambøll are those that come to mind. For all of these reasons, and with the addition to the fact that I’ve already been living in Copenhagen and I love it, is why I chose the Copenhagen MBA.
What were you looking to enhance from the MBA?
I wanted to acquire a more holistic business understanding and learn to engage with diverse perspectives. I had worked with many departments, companies and diverse people in my previous role, but I felt that I was missing comprehensive knowledge in business administration.
I didn’t have an in-depth understanding of economics, finance, and accounting and so I used the modules to reflect on my experiences that I had over the span of 10 years working for TotalEnergies. When you are earning a masters degree in engineering in France, you don’t take business and economic courses so this is also one of the reasons why I prioritised my MBA education. It's given that with an MBA you might not become an expert on a topic, but you learn how to interact and understand the inner workings of all departments, which in the end lends to a much stronger business strategy.
What did you enjoy about the programme?
During my MBA journey, I uncovered a keen interest in Economics and Finance, enriching my engineering background with valuable insights for a promising future.
Additionally, the diversity of the class was wonderful. Early in the year, we celebrated Diwali, Thanksgiving and a Christmas as a class. We also swam in the canals, which is known as “winter bathing” in Denmark and it’s a very nordic thing to do.
I also brought together some of my classmates to play on a football league and we trained regularly.