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The challenge of investing in India

“On our EMBA study tour, we visited the Indian school of business. I must say that I was very pleased with the quality of the classes. They were all tailored to give us a general view of India’s current situation regarding foreign investment. After four days of intensive learning, I found myself wondering if I would I invest and how I should do it?

India is a pool of untapped opportunities, however doing business in India is not easy. When selling to the emerging middle class, prices should be affordable – hence low – while still managing high margins. It makes it tough to obtain an acceptable return on investment. I found interesting how the teacher mentioned that for a product to succeed in the Indian market it would have to succeed first at the bottom of the pyramid. Then it should be adapted to higher segments therefore making innovation a key reason for success in India.”

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Read Naïma M. Zodros’ (EMBA ‘16) whole experience in this article

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I’m Using My ESADE EMBA To Advance My Career In Fashion

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.


Sebastian Oergel will graduate from the part-time ESADE EMBA in 2017

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.

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Read the whole essay: http://www.businessbecause.com/news/mba-spain/4059/im-using-my-esade-emba-to-advance-my-career-in-fashion

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A celebration of talent at the Graduation Ceremony for the 14th Executive MBA in Madrid

The venue —  Casa de América — was decked out for the graduation ceremony for the 14th ESADE Executive MBA programme in Madrid, held on the 3rd of June 2016. The event was a sea of smiling faces and fond embraces as the graduands celebrated their success.

Student delegates Jorge Munir and Myriam Ramos stressed that the sixteen-month programme had been an intense learning experience at both the personal and professional levels. They thanked each of their fellow students and teachers with a few well-chosen words. They also expressed their deep gratitude to graduands’ families, saying “We wish to share our success with our families because they also helped to make it possible”.

After congratulating the students, Michele Quintano, Director of the programme in Madrid, moved on to awarding the diplomas — the high point of any graduation ceremony during which each graduand is warmly applauded and cheered by the congregation.

The keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony for the 14th Executive MBA programme in Madrid was Daniel Carreño, President and CEO of General Electric in Spain and Portugal. Carreño’s speech focused on the way digitalisation is transforming the industrial world. In his words, “We are not living in an Age of Changes but rather seeing the dawn of a New Age”. He also noted that in today’s industrial setting, one needs to be flexible and to bear in mind that talent is one of the keys to success.

The crowning moment of this very special day was a musical performance and commemorative video, in which the graduands thanked ESADE faculty for their unwavering support during the whole adventure in education. Michele Quintano was given a T-shirt by the new ESADE Alumni as a token of their gratitude. Michele reciprocated by donning the garment in a thrice.

It only remains for us to wish this year’s crop of talented graduates of the Executive MBA programme in Madrid every success in their careers. Here we cite the words of the Director of ESADE Madrid, Enrique Verdeguer: “The real path begins now. We hope to share it with you”.

Congratulations!

To see the photos of the Graduation Ceremony, click here

The video of the event can be watched by clicking here

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My first days on the EMBA programme

“The brave souls who had signed up for the Madrid EMBA course began their adventure on the 28th of January. They were drawn from different backgrounds, and had different experience and expectations. However, they all had one thing in common: to make the most of the programme, whose purpose is to get the most out of its participants.

After the presentations and the first sessions with Prof. Sepúlveda in which we covered business strategy themes, we began to work as a group. This was the first stage in making the transition from group to team, once we had decided on common aims.

The following week involved preparation of some cases for class discussion in sessions to be held over the next weekend. Once again, Prof. Sepúlveda was our teacher. This was the first time we have come across the case study method. It was a new way of acquiring knowledge through an exchange of impressions and views. Speaking for myself, I think it is an ideal method for pooling the knowledge that we have acquired through our careers to date. The teacher acted like the conductor of an orchestra, guiding the group towards the case goal, which in general was to adopt a form of critical, constructive thinking on a given set of business problems rather than to come up with hard-and-fast answers.

The EMBA programme, participants and team are all very promising and the students have high expectations.

We have begun a quest for theoretical and practical knowledge but above all, it is a quest to know ourselves better, to face our fears and to venture as far from our ‘comfort zones’ as time and our limitations allow.

The ESADE EMBA programme helps us become responsible managers who are able to come up with answers. I like to think that these answers will not only be the right ones but will also be in accordance with values that allow the companies in which we work to grow. These values must also permit substantial improvements to the setting in which companies do business and benefit stakeholders, who include staff, suppliers, customers and shareholders. Tomorrow’s managers must take decisions that take these things into account. They need to convey the idea that while the company might have done better or worse without them, nobody else could have created a more competitive, transparent and collaborative way of working.

I hope to make these principles my own and to put them into daily practice with every decision — big or small — that I take.

If anyone needs a hand, you can call on any of us any Friday or Saturday, come rain or shine, in ESADE MADRID.

Best wishes and good luck!”

Written by Jesús Martínez Gil, participant of the 2016 Madrid EMBA programme

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