In this last week the Full-time MBA participants had the opportunity to visit two different companies. One was to the Brewery Van Honsebrouck, and the other was to the Belgian headquarters of Colruyt. Both are family owned businesses, with roots in Belgium.
Until last year, Jorge Pancorvo’s professional experience was entirely in consulting. But when he became Head of Marketing at MPSA – an NGO that harvests water from the air to boost the Peruvian water supply – he realised his future lay in the energy sector.
If you’re looking to accelerate your career prospects, sharpen your skills and gain some competitive edge, an Executive MBA might well be on your radar. Geared to executives with around 10 to 15 years of experience, the Executive MBA is a fast-tracked programme, giving you the flexibility to keep working while you complete your degree. And it looks great on your curriculum, signalling to employers that you have committed to personal and professional growth, and positioning you for promotion.
Natcha Khiangprakhong’s background is business law – and up until last August, she was a lawyer at a government-owned electricity company in her home country, Thailand. But Natcha didn’t want to restrict herself to roles within the legal profession. She decided an MBA would be the perfect way to explore the wider business world and expand her career options.
Zeshan Bhatti has had a varied career so far, with roles in retail, banking and finance. But after completing his Bachelors in Business Management and Finance, he decided he wanted to continue into a people-oriented role – and he knew an MBA was the right next step. So last September, he left his home in New York City to travel to Brussels and start Vlerick’s Full-Time MBA programme.
A core part of the Executive MBA experience is getting first-hand exposure to business in four continents. Our Executive MBA participants spent a week - end of January - in Silicon Valley speaking to entrepreneurs and seeing how new businesses scale up in the world’s foremost startup hub.