“With a background in finance and various roles in industries as wide-ranging as mining, banking, pharma and FMCG, I had a lot of diverse experience and I was looking for something to pull it all together. I knew the Full-time MBA was an option because my husband had studied for his at Copenhagen Business School, and it had done good things for his career. We developed an almost romantic connection with the city and when he finished his MBA and it was time to move on, we knew that we’d go back some day.
“That day came in 2019, when we decided CBS was the right place to study for my own FT MBA.”
“I was 34 when I started the course, and I was at the point where I’d explored most of the roles available to me in my current company, Novartis. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a sabbatical option, so I had to leave the company to be able to pursue the MBA full time.
“We moved to a new house and country – along with our two girls aged two-and-a-half and four – just before I was due to start, but it was a very different experience to the previous time. We were lucky, we had friends to stay with while we figured things out, but there was an underlying pressure as my husband needed a job and we were working hard to help the children adjust to their new life. It was exciting though
“I think the kids helped me stay calm and they also made it a lot easier to make friends. I found too, that I could only ever spend so much time on an assignment, because they were also a priority.