Africa – The Last Frontier

Sawubon’ everyone!

So I just got back less than 2 weeks ago from Johannesburg, South Africa and what an experience it was! Sawubon’ is Hello in isiZulu – a language spoken throughout South Africa and neighboring countries. Spoken by around 10 million people, it’s readily understood by almost everyone in South Africa. The trip was organized by IE Business School in conjunction with Wits Business School. The week long certificate program “Doing Business in South Africa” organized by WBS and IE – meant a packed, busy schedule but we did manage to have some fun. Colleagues from our Global MBA class were also joined by a few colleagues from the International MBA program.

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Global blended learning

Hello again folks!

Sorry its taken me 2 months to update. Its been a very hectic 2 months to say the least – from demanding coursework to navigating team dynamics. Since my last posting – we at the Global MBA are almost done with 4 classes.  Marketing Management, Financial Accounting and we’re in the last stages of Cost Accounting and Strategy. The professors have been absolutely brilliant in challenging us everyday, making us think exhaustively and adding value to our discussion, that truly facilitates learning. I cannot tell you the amount of “Aha!” moments I’ve had in the past 2 months. The amalgamation of our diverse and intellectual student group, case methodologies and blended platform makes for a very powerful learning experience. Its not just the student group that’s diverse, the professors contribute to the diversity as well. For example the current professors in Strategy & Cost Accounting – teach from Cartagena and Amsterdam! Every strategy session we learn little tidbits about Cartagena and doing business in Colombia. Talk about Global!

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The Global MBA Begins

Hello everyone, welcome and hope you enjoy reading my introductory blog post.

So it has begun – the life changing experience that is the Global MBA. It has only been a month since the beginning of Global MBA, 2012. It all started on October 2nd in Madrid for the first residential session.  It was a fantastic week that was not only fun but also challenging and busy. I had the pleasure of meeting my GMBA class from 33 different nationalities. Let’s think about that for a second – 33 different nationalities, 33 different cultures and even more languages! If this doesn’t teach you how to adapt to different environments I don’t know what will!

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