Category Archives: Ie Global Mba Journey

And it begins

And it begins.

The post MBA journey has begun. Well over a year ago, I had written a post with a similar title, except that was the beginning of our Global MBA journey. More than 15 months later, after many late nights, hundreds of case studies, thousands of posts and lack of social life (other than your international team mates) the Global MBA class graduated in Madrid on December 21st, 2012. While the celebrations continue for some of us and we catch up with family and long lost friends, I’ve had some time to reflect on just what this life changing experience was about.

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And then there were none!

The Beginning 15 Months ago!And then there were none!

Courses that is. That’s right; we’re currently in the midst of the last 2 courses of our Global MBA. The words super excited, almost there, cannot wait, woo hoo, party etc. have made their way in frequent conversations with my GMBA colleagues. A few weeks ago we completed Marketing Strategy and Supply Chain Management classes and we’re currently in the midst of Human Resources Management (HRM) and Management Control. These last 2 courses culminate with our final pitch for Entrepreneurship in the last residential week in Madrid.

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Brazil – A land of many faces, cultures and opportunities

Ola Todos,

I just got back from Sao Paulo, Brazil and what a fantastic trip it was! Sao Paulo is a great city on many different levels. From the favelas to the skyscrapers, from the incredibly poor to the wealthy – Sao Paulo overwhelms you, sucks you in and astounds you with its expansiveness. The week-long trip to Brazil with my Global MBA colleagues was nothing short of fulfilling. We attended various seminars at INSPER (Institute of Education and Research), visited companies, got a firsthand look into Brazil’s economy and accompanying challenges and had a bit of fun in the process as well!

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The Final Push

The Final Push

Hola Todos,

It’s been a great summer break.  The past 3 weeks we’ve all relaxed, spent time with our families and friends and recharged our batteries. As a much needed summer break draws to a close, the GMBA train picks up speed this weekend.  We’re back to focusing on classes and our entrepreneurship projects along with a presential session thrown in between – this time in Sao Paulo Brazil! Yes, a few of us from the Global MBA are off to the great city of Sao Paulo for a week of classes at INSPER (Institute of Education and Research) for an in-depth look at Brazil from an emerging market perspective.  While most of us are really excited about this, we are also aware of the difficulty of balancing ongoing classes in Financial Management and Organizational Behavior.

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The beginning of Term 2

Hello folks!

Term 1 of the Global MBA has officially ended.  Whew, what a great ride it’s been.  We ended with 2 very interesting courses – IT Management and Strategic Management which was an in-depth continuation of the previous Strategy class.  So what does term 2 hold? Challenges that might dwarf what we faced in Term 1.

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