Back in 1972, Larry Greiner observed that as companies grow, they hit a number of walls. With each wall they hit, they experience a crisis that they need to resolve.
To grow, you need resources. But where those resources come from could dictate your future relationship with your own company. Investment rarely comes without strings attached, so you need to think strategically before you go after the money.
A successful career is about more than moving forwards and upwards. It’s about embracing change and crafting your own path. In her Financial Times article, Dean Marion Debruyne takes the life and work of Arianna Huffington as proof that you don’t have to follow the beaten path to succeed – and reinvention is indeed possible. We hope her words inspire you on your MBA journey.
Karolien Van Cauter had always been active in the field of project management. But after seven years in construction and consulting, she realised her interests and aspirations lay in more strategic areas of business. But before she could move there, she wanted to develop her skills and knowledge.
You’ve made the decision to apply for an MBA – congratulations! Now, you’ve just got to get through the admissions process. You’ll need to complete an application form, write an essay and come for an interview. You’ll also have to sit an admissions test. For many of our Full-Time MBA students, this is the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test).
When you decide to take an Executive MBA or a Global Executive MBA, you’re making a huge investment in your future. You’re also deciding to invest significant time, money and energy. This is the advice our current participants have, if you’re considering an EMBA or a GEMBA right now.