Follow this year’s EDHEC Global MBA cohort live on their journey from their first day in class to graduation (and beyond)

#MyMBAStory - An inspirational and transformative experience in the South of France

30 nationalities and a multitude of different backgrounds, professionally and culturally, make for an incredibly diverse class. Meet Caitlin, Clara and Julian who have started their MBA adventure in September 2021 and let them take you on a truly inspiring journey.

October 2021

Just over a month has passed and we have already experienced so much!  Meeting our peers, making new connections, discovering the campus, a day out for teambuilding exercises and the start of an intense curriculum....... the first weeks were packed with activities.

But before-deep diving into finance, economics and business development, we were given the opportunity to strengthen our already somewhat existing bond (many of us had arrived in Nice a few days early and met informally) through group exercises and teambuilding games on a beautiful little island just off the coast of Nice. Swimming, kayaking and more made for a refreshing breather before starting off with the first accounting course.

There is so much more to this Global MBA than class! There are our themed student clubs -covering everything from ..... to......, French classes, soaking up the Meditarrenean sunshine...  Four of us were chosen to be part of the Plug and Play University Partnership Programme. This exciting Venture Capital Programme will allow them to learn about new industries and gain a deeper insight into the whole venture capital process and innovation ecosystem. For seven months, they will work qs Investment Analysts on real-world projects, getting hands-on experience, supported by regular coaching and feedback from the Plug&Play experts. Good luck & enjoy!

The CareerSmart days were three full days filled with presentations, discussions and invaluable tips on how to portray ourselves to potential future employers. The resume and cover letter workshop with Spencer Hamilton, Head of Careers and Corporate Services at EDHEC Global MBA, was very insightful. We talked about the two-hour job search method and how to create a concise but powerful cover letter for employers. We equally continued our discussion on effective networking and the hidden job market. 

We were also introduced to EDHEC’s brand new Sustainable Impact Challenge during which we will work in groups to learn more about how complex and dynamic sustainability is for the business world. It will be exciting to see how we can apply what we learn in the classroom to some of the challenges (i.e. historic monument restitution, a carbon neutral MBA or investing in sustainable assets and entrepreneurship) and discover a new perspective on sustainability from the view of stakeholders.

"This is the kind of thing that I was hoping for from a MBA programme. We were presented with some fantastic and diverse challenges. I was able to get into my first choice of working with Astarte Capital, an investment firm looking to invest in sustainable real asset sectors. I can't wait to start!"

Julian,
Global MBA Candidate

November 2021

In our endeavor to understand sustainability better, we had the exciting opportunity to visit Slovenia, which is #9 in the UNSDG Index which measures a country’s commitment and success in implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Between taking in beautiful Ljubliana and breathtaking lake Bled, we learned how local and international companies in Slovenia reduce their carbon footprint and achieve their sustainability targets.

Meet our Ambassadors

Globam MBA Caitin

Meet Caitlin from Canada

I chose to do an MBA to expand my professional opportunities and especially to strengthen my leadership and financial skills to prepare me for senior leadership roles in either higher education institutions or in non-profit organizations.  The length, diversity, sustainability as well as the specialization aspects of the program were very appealing to me, also I speak French as well as English, so living in France was appealing to me. I also really liked the mission to make an impact, as I have a lot of experience working and volunteering in NGOs. Before coming to Nice, I worked for the last 8 years as a student recruitment and admissions officer at a university specifically in agriculture, also doing communications for the program. I also worked as a liaison officer for a youth development NGO before that. 

EDHEC Global MBA Julian

Meet Julian from France

I'm from Paris France where I studied Psychology and Business Management.  Before embarking on my MBA journey, I have worked in Retail Management at the Galeries Lafayette Group and Costco Wholesale. I decided to join the EDHEC Global MBA as a way to change careers and have a bigger impact. I hope to leave here with the tools to bring sustainable development to businesses around the world.

 

EDHEC Global MBA Clara

Meet Clara Alexandra from the US

I chose to do an MBA to enhance my overall business capabilities outside my marketing expertise, specifically in data analysis. My goal post-MBA is to be in a marketing leadership role with a focus on digital performance, so I can better combine my strategic and creative knowledge with measurable, data-driven decision-making. EDHEC's "make an impact" tagline spoke to me, due to its dual purpose: EDHEC prepares its students for making business impact, but also places an emphasis on making meaningful impacts. Prior to my EDHEC enrollment, I was a career marketer with many years in marketing agencies, and most recently was an Area Marketing Manager at the Planet Fitness corporate office in New Hampshire, USA -- it was there that I realized I wanted to further pursue global development as part of my career path, while working on the company's growth into an international market.

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