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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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“The Experience Learning Programme” – an intense experience at Món Sant Benet

It is hard to briefly summarise the nature of the experience of the stay at Món Sant Benet. The Outdoor Experience Learning Programme marks a watershed in our EMBA studies. From the standpoint of leadership and self-leadership, the programme is an initiation in personal and social management under changing conditions. The nature of the change may be personal, professional, or even corporate. Working together to deal with changes of various kinds helped us strengthen relations and improve teamwork.

 Emotions’, ‘change’, ‘revelation’, ‘enthusiasm’, ‘improvement’, ‘feelings’, ‘help’, ‘a boost’, ‘tranquillity’, ‘enjoyment’, ‘creativity’, ‘discovery’, ‘overcoming hurdles’.

These are just some of the terms participants used to sum up in a few words what the programme meant to them.

It is hard to return to the daily grind after this experience in such an idyllic setting yet one has to make the most of every waking moment. The daily routine takes up most of our time and makes us lose touch with what is really important. That is why we are often loathe to stray off the beaten track or to face the need for change. Such shortcomings are part of human nature but we can overcome them with enthusiasm, initiative and determination.

“The future depends on what we do today” (Mahatma Gandhi)

Jordi J. Lorente Vázquez, EMBA Candidate 2015

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“Our experience of the ESADE EMBA programme”

“It is a hard task to briefly sum up what the last 18 months of the ESADE Executive MBA programme has involved. It has been a whirlwind of activity and emotions and of course we have learnt a whole host of things that are absolutely vital to doing business in today´s world”.

The programme is both ambitious and demanding. Taking the programme was a constant challenge at both the professional and personal levels. It is precisely this mix that makes the programme such an interesting one for both participants and faculty, who both give their all in every session. This combination is complemented by international weeks (The United Kingdom, China, India, USA), which give participants a much better view of the world.

It is thus not a programme for people who lack curiosity, who are conformist or have no wish to change their settings. Rather, the EMBA programme looks to the future and those who will shape it by taking a dynamic approach, adding value. EMBA graduates look at things in a global fashion, are keen to venture outside their comfort zones to explore new, unknown scenarios that hold the key to success.

ESADE plays a key role in all of the foregoing processes and makes them possible. Without ESADE´s Values and Vision, it would be impossible to grasp the depth of the Executive MBA programme. It is precisely this vision that ensures that the EMBA goes far beyond mere Management to reach the individual, allowing each participant to grasp the transcendence and complexity of the values that underlie success.

While the present economic and social situation is tough, taking the EMBA programme allows one to see opportunities where others only see problems. It reveals new paths that would hitherto have seemed impossible. The old limits can be passed given that the programme (which lasts a little over eighteen months) provides intensive training, testing and learning in designing a more propitious setting for one´s business ambitions.

All of the foregoing means that the Executive MBA programme is really a personal adventure that begins not with the very first session but rather from the moment that the student realises that it is possible to change things through his or her own efforts and a desire to grow as a person. All that is needed is that he or she recognises how to go about it. ESADE deals with everything else — the faculty team and the rest of the programme participants.

Ignacio López Fernandez

EMBA Delegate, EMBA 2012-2013

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