The decision to attend business school carries a similar importance to the decision of who you want your partner to be for the rest of your life. You won’t go to multiple business schools, nor will you start at one to realise that you wanted to attend another. Now that I realise, it’s even more important than choosing your life partner, since 3.2 people in every 1,000 get divorced in the U.S. Wow. Choosing what business school to attend is a very important decision in your life.
When I thought about pursuing a Masters in Finance for the first time, I was working for a family-owned business in a regional role, responsible for the finance and administrative departments of different countries. Before that, I was working in Corporate roles at headquarters of German family-owned global players with different shorter stays abroad in different countries over the years, always with a focus on Accounting and Controlling.
From wanting to advance in their finance career to developing leadership skills, some of our EMFin participants share their motivations in pursuing the EMFin at INSEAD.
The EMC changes your perception of human behaviour and your own potential.
Very few industries have gone unaffected by the drastic changes that COVID-19 has laid upon the world in the past few months. Starting from shifting workplaces to shutting down vertical markets, most sectors have seen a loss in revenues, logistics, human resources, and infrastructure costs. Industry leaders have had to discontinue product lines, shut down retail stores, or send home hundreds of employees, all at an unprecedented rate.
Most religions in the world believe in one fundamental principle – ‘Do to others as you would like them to do to you.’ The so-called ‘Golden Rule’. For many years of my life, I was limited to understanding this principle in a narrow and local context.
I recently had the opportunity to discuss the value of an INSEAD Executive MBA (EMBA) with Rebecca Fountain of PWN Global – an organisation committed to advancing gender-balanced leadership in business, and a smart network for professional development. INSEAD has been partnering for a number of years with PWN, and it is an organisation we stand behind with full support. We discussed a whole range of themes, but if you’d like to jump to specific questions below is quick list:
I encourage all women in the world to not give up on personal dreams.
As we face an unprecedented rest of the year and 2021, there are many things on our mind:
"Nomadic professionalism is an experience of our working life that is becoming ever more common, and more culturally influential. It is a combination of feeling deeply attached to your work, while at the same time loosely attached to organisations. A sense that your work defines you more than your company does, your productivity more than your title. That you can take your work with you, if you need to, across different places. It’s a psychological experience as much as a social trend.