Think of a degree from a leading business school in Europe as a launching pad that will beam you up to new professional heights faster than you can say “Scotty”. Whether you enter a new industry or continue exploring the sector in which you work, rest assured that an MBA sets you up for a career with a wide range of international employers across the continent.
If you’ve ever considered changing careers you’ll know the feeling: a heady mix of excitement and trepidation as you weigh the risks against the opportunities. The notion of making it an international career change is easy to dismiss as one risk too many. What do you really get from crossing borders except more hassle?
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.