Behzad Samii, the director of the Executive MBA at Vlerick Business School in Brussels, tells us what the programme has to offer to potential participants, and to expats in particular.
Nikky Adebimpe developed a taste for strategy while she was working in a training & consultancy firm in South Africa. The Nigerian national’s first degree is in accountancy, and she decided to go for an MBA so that she could take on more strategic roles. Enthusiastic to get a deeper international perspective, she was keen to study in Europe.
For brand and marketing specialist Haruhiko Sano, a holiday in Belgium made him start seeing the future in a different way. “I fell in love with it,” he says, “And I began to think – could it be possible to live in a country like this?”
When Natasa Zivanovic’s role as a supply chain consultant took her from Atlanta, Georgia to Antwerp, she fell in love with Europe. But after almost two years at her company’s Netherlands office, she realised she was at a career crossroads.
On October 20, we kicked off our Executive MBA Combi programme. This year’s participants had time to get to know each other, meet our faculty and start their first module. And of course, they had their first taste of the Vlerick spirit.
The most important factor when settling on a school to pursue your Executive MBA should be the quality of its teaching. Educational rankings, no matter their caveats, still constitute one of the easiest ways to gauge whether a school is living up to the promises it makes.