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OCTOBER 31, 2019
EDHEC Business School has always prioritised the success of its students and today, it was recognised for its efforts. The Economist ranked EDHEC’s Global MBA #7 in the world, #2 in Europe and #1 in France for opening new career opportunities. The Economist rankings are unique in that they are contingent on both current students and alumni responses regarding factors like overall satisfaction and ultimate outcomes. So what does the future look like for EDHEC Global MBA graduates?
Supported by EDHEC Global MBA Career Services which are ranked #2 in France and #7 in Europe, students often seek positions with globally recognised companies. EDHEC’s relationships with such organisations like Amazon, Amadeus, Deloitte, IBM, Nielsen, Mars, Microsoft, and many others help open doors to graduates and provide new growth opportunities.
Antonella El Bared, from Lebanon, was able to add two leading companies to her resume after her Global MBA at EDHEC. She first landed an MBA internship at Schneider Electric then upon completing the programme, left to pursue a full-time position as an area manager at Amazon in France.
“I am very grateful to EDHEC and the highly-motivated careers services team for the personalised approach, both with students and with companies,” said El Bared. “EDHEC truly stands by its motto Make an Impact.”
In addition to introducing students to top-tier companies, EDHEC’s Global MBA often helps its graduates make significant career changes. Some even experience a “triple-jump.” This term refers to changing one’s professional role, location, and industry. This three-way accomplishment is extremely difficult to execute, but nearly 37% of EDHEC Global MBA graduates manage it. Over 67% of graduates change location and 54% change industry, leading an overwhelming 69% to work in Europe and 77% to work outside of their home country.
Claudia Carrone, from Argentina, became a prime example when she made her triple-jump last year from consulting to digital learning innovation. Another recent graduate from the UK, Krystyna Ledochowska, achieved this trifecta leaving the luxury superyacht industry to follow her passion into the world of sustainability after the programme.
“The experience at EDHEC gave me a 360 perspective on business, strategy and leadership but also the opportunity to develop a dynamic support network which led to me being able to change location, industry and career. All within a year,” Ledochowska said.
Every Global MBA student has different experiences during and after the intensive, 10-month programme, but news like the Economist recognising it as a top-ten choice for new career opportunities makes it clear that the future is bright for EDHEC alumni.