After graduating with an engineering degree, Varun Agarwal spent six years in technical roles. But when his job evolved to include more business responsibilities, he decided to explore the corporate world a little further. So he travelled from India to Belgium to embark on Vlerick’s Full-Time MBA. Now he’s a consultant, combining his technical expertise with finely-honed business skills.
When Rebeca Muñoz was considering her next career move, she decided to make big changes. Already a highly skilled accountant, with eight years at a huge American corporation under her belt, she decided to set herself an even greater challenge.
Willem Beyen started his professional life in environmental science – and his role at a water treatment company took him all over the world. But after five years, he decided it was time for a new challenge. So he joined the Full-Time MBA at Vlerick – and now he’s taking his career in a completely new direction.
After gaining experience in a variety of roles – including HR for Scotiabank and at Simon Fraser university, in her home country, Canada – Sofia Leposavic decided it was time to upgrade her education. An MBA was something I always had in the back of my mind,” she says. “It’s a way to get into the roles I always saw myself in.”
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.