We’re halfway into the Full-Time MBA at Vlerick! It was time for a week-long elective on digital leadership – a hot topic in the business world at the moment. Exciting, right? Well that’s not all of it. More interestingly, the elective was in Dublin, Ireland – one of the most promising digital hubs of the world with a growing technology workforce and a global outlook.
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.
I was a screwdriver. "A man with a plan”, that’s who I was when I applied for the Vlerick Full-Time MBA programme. I had my personal future and career all worked out, including a plan B and yes, even plan C.
You know you're in the Netherlands when you see the open massive wind farms, the extensive network of interconnected canals, traditional architecture along with modern skyscrapers and the busy commercial ports. This is how our company visit to the Netherlands began.
Christopher Crede enjoys new challenges. Like many entrepreneurs, he’s had a varied career – from steering his family’s natural oils business to the challenges of managing projects across several regions for Médecins Sans Frontières. Four years after he started working at the NGO, he decided he was ready for a fresh challenge.
Vincent Bermudez is an IT specialist who’d worked at Chevron for six years – both in his native Manila and the USA. But he had ambitions to work beyond IT and in a more strategic role – either in a corporation or by setting up his own enterprise. So he decided an MBA would give him the skills and insights he needed to take the next step.