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.
Shruti Saxena’s background is in electronics engineering – and she’s already held positions in global organisations including Tata Consultancy Services and IBM. But she’s always wanted to boost her professional skillset with an MBA.
Barbara Cornelissen's career has already taken her all over the world – and has seen her progress from the role of conference interpreter, to becoming a manager at a conference organisation company. But she wanted to go even further – and felt she needed to build her skillset to achieve more.
"Vlerick has a recognized reputation for entrepreneurship and innovation with its Full-Time MBA programme ranked 9th in the world by Financial Times for its focus on entrepreneurship. To be honest, in the first few weeks of starting my MBA I thought this was just one more empty boast that business schools put on their brochures rather than a real commitment to fostering entrepreneurship.
We did it! We graduated! And when thinking back to my year at Vlerick, I am happy to say that I witnessed incredible cohorts in terms of generosity, team effort and support. I still remember it as if it was yesterday, when at the beginning of last year I was preparing my Vlerick application and wrote down in my essay:
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