We are all destined to achieve great things, at the right time. In simple terms, the universe sends events (e.g., an EMBA) our way when ‘we are ready to receive those events’. There are other reasons for why unplanned events happen or planned events don’t happen – reasons such as teaching us life lessons, setting challenges to get the best out of us, and provoking us to think of things we have never thought before. But in this blog, I will talk about the state of readiness and its relevance in choosing the timing of one’s EMBA.
INSEAD is not an academic experience, but a life-changing event that rocks one’s beliefs to the very core.
I’m a true third-culture child, trying to stay open-minded for all cultural and individual challenges in the international working environment.
The Tsinghua-INSEAD EMBA programme is a dual-degree programme designed by INSEAD and China's prestigious Tsinghua University.
October 2020: I couldn´t picture a better moment to start my Executive MBA.
Having gone through the 2008 financial crisis and now going through the COVID-19 crisis, I am convinced that one needs to adapt to fast-changing environments by acquiring new skills and challenging the status quo. Something that I strongly believe in, is that the Executive MBA (EMBA) programme at INSEAD will help me navigate not only this current crisis, but future ones as well. The programme will help me to develop the right mindset in order to anticipate and embrace changes in my industry and my work environment.
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.
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:
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As a recent admit of the INSEAD Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) programme, the question of pursing an EMBA this year is not so much "Why this year?" but "Why NOT this year?". Even though we are the middle of a global pandemic, the time is now to further my education and add value to my organisation. See how I approach this in my video, below: