Published in Business Because on Thursday 14th July 2016 by Christian Robinson.
Sebastian Oergel’s EMBA fits perfectly around his high-ranking managerial duties at the Tom Tailor Group.
Hailing from Stuttgart, Sebastian Oergel can boast over a decade of business experience in fashion, from storied Italian houses such as Ermenegildo Zegna to retail titans like Adidas and Nike.
In that decade, Sebastian worked in five countries, including Germany, Britain, Hong Kong, Panama, and The Netherlands. As a result, he slotted perfectly into the diverse cohort on ESADE’s Executive MBA program, which requires its students to complete three separate trips abroad to top business schools, as well as offering a four-month exchange program.
Halfway into the 16-month program, Sebastian has already begun to reap its benefits, gaining multiple fashion contacts, and is applying his learning continuously to his new role as manager in international sales at Germany’s venerated Tom Tailor Group, where he is responsible for their expansion drive into Africa and the Middle East.
Why did you decide to pursue a EMBA at ESADE?
Though my supervisor initiated the process, I decided which school I would study at, taking into account several factors important to me, such as ranking, diversity, course length, methodology, class size and location.
I chose ESADE because it is, in my eyes, the best business school in Europe, and met all of my personal requirements.
I was also able to pursue electives such as negotiations, B2B sales management and strategic digital marketing, which are all directly applicable to my new role as manager in international sales at the Tom Tailor Group.
How have you gained from your MBA experience so far?
The monthly format works perfectly in tandem with my responsibilities at the Tom Tailor Group. And I can’t underestimate the added value gained from the international exposure and relevant industry insights.
I’ve had the opportunity to visit India for an intensive study week at the Indian School of Business, conducted alongside company visits in Mumbai. There are also trips to Brazil, China, and the US.
I’ve gained many fresh perspectives from my classmates, I’ve met an impressive array of people from the fashion industry and other fields, and I am convinced that some of these contacts will open doors for new business and career opportunities.