All these questions will be answered by our HHL Global Executive MBA students and alumni below.
Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner and Shtono Kaloferov about "Global Executive MBA Program"
„As a lecturer I enjoyed being part of the Global Executive MBA Program. There are two main reasons for this: One reason is the experience and background of the participants. They came from many different countries, they have a lot of working experience and this adds to very substantial discussions in class. They bring in their own experiences when we discuss concepts, when we talk about case studies and when we assessed management decisions. The second reason is that the participants are very entrepreneurial. Many of them are planning on developing their own business plan during the program. Others are working on growth projects in their own organizations and draw on the concepts and tools that we discussed in class to contribute to their own organizations."
Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner
Chair of Strategic Management and Family Business
Academic Director of the Global Executive MBA Program
"The experience with the Global EMBA at EADA – HHL is really unique. After completing my first week of studies, I was confident that I found the right program that would further develop my skills and open new and exciting opportunities for me and the best thing of all, were the wonderful people that I met, both faculty and participants. I really enjoyed also the second residential GEMBA week in Leipzig and the first one hosted at HHL. The best part of it was to be together with my fellow colleagues and to spend time with them in and after seminars. Despite the cold January weather in Leipzig we had a really warm welcome from the staff at HHL and they managed to make our stay a very pleasant and enjoyable. The topics presented during the week in Leipzig were interesting but the star of the week was the Porche factory tour. It was well organized and helped us to better understand the complexity of their logistics operations. I already look forward to the international residential week in China in April."
Solution Capability Manager at Hewlett Packard Global Delivery Bulgaria Centre
Jennifer Becker about "Work Life Balance"
"Maintaining a good Work-Life Balance is probably one of the main challenge that most professionals are facing nowadays. In my opinion the key element to achieve an adequate balance is to understand and effectively manage priorities even if this requires to say "no" to personal or work-related tasks when noticing that workload and stress-levels are getting to high. Fitting an MBA course into an already busy lifestyle requires even better time and priority management skills - but with the right attitude towards planning it is absolutely doable."
Portfolio Development Analyst, European Business Development and Portfolio Development (Licensing and M&A) at Grünenthal GmbH
Dr. Björn Mathes about "Benefits of the Program"
"The active and participatory approach of EADA and HHL with a special emphasis on “learning by doing” together with very international and open-minded fellow students with heterogeneous backgrounds is providing a perfect framework for my further professional development. Beside from the quality of the professors and the excellent teaching style the substantial discussions in our class and the extensive life and work experiences of all students are a real added value."
Dr. Björn Mathes
Head of PRAXISforums at Dechema
Edilmar Filho and Jorge Vinuales about "Program Highlights"
"The reasons which guided me for applying to some Executive MBA programs were mainly the wish to go ahead on my career steps and the needed of business and managerial knowledge, as my background was mostly technical. Fortunately, I had the chance to choose among some of the Germany's top MBA programs who have selected me for their respective international programs. It was somehow a hard decision, but the way as HHL supported me during the process and gave me the freedom to choose, without disregarding the other schools, but merely highlighting the strong ones of studying at HHL/Leipzig and EADA/Barcelona, was for me a very important factor to be today a HHL/EADA student. Since the first day in Barcelona, I am already taking advantage of a great and international group, with the most varied qualifications and experience which has supported me to see some issues from different perspectives and not only from the technical approach as I was used with. Another important advantage from the GEMBA that I already can see as a benefit in my professional life are the “Leading Self & Teams” tools and classes, as for example the Neuro Training Lab experience. It has increased intensely my capacity to understand myself, the team members individually and realizing important details that I used to ignore before."
Lead Engineer at Voith Hydro
„Participation in the Global Executive MBA has exceeded my expectations. I would like to highlight three main aspects: 1.The high level of the lectures as well as their approach to learning by doing makes the course very practical and interesting 2. The atmosphere on campus and the friendliness of the staff make the place really appropriate and is a perfect setting for a modular MBA program. 3. The participants’ motivation to improve as well as to contribute and share their experiences with the group.”
Export Manager Group QP
Jason Ward about "International Experience"
"I opted for a GEMBA because I wanted to grow personally and I wanted to leverage and expand my international knowledge, with an international group. The GEMBA offered all of this in the form of international participants combined with residential weeks between Germany and Spain and the additional 3 international residencies, in arguably, 3 of the fastest growing and most vibrant markets in which to do business. It fits really well with my personal vision of developing into an international executive with not only technical and theoretical knowledge but practical and applicable experience."
Principal Financial Analyst at Global Foundries at Global Foundries
Olga Pantchenko about "Entrepreneurship"
„The reason why I chose to do the Global Executive MBA with EADA – HHL was the focus on entrepreneurship. This was essential for me, as I run my own business. The program covers the topics needed to manage a company successfully, and provides an overview of financial and accounting tools, logistics processes and evaluation methods. Another important focus is leadership, which does not always come naturally and requires a keen understanding of one’s own capabilities and the team’s needs. Overall, I can say that the Global Executive MBA helped me to develop my analytical skills, to recognize the complexity of diverse processes and to express my emotions. At the end of the day, these skills are what drive every business."
Global EMBA student 2012. Co-Founder and CEO of NORFOLK Sarl
Andre Keeve about "Professional Development"
“Taking part in the Global Executive MBA Program has been a great challenge for my professional and personal development. The program’s global approach, the highly international class as well as the executive coaching helped me to enhance my intercultural and my leadership skills. In addition the program's special focus on rapidly developing markets of India, China and Brazil widened my understanding and outlook on today’s globally intertwined market.”
Vice President Dialogmarketing, Deutsche Post DHL
Prof. Dr. med. habil. Peter Schwarz about "Personal Coaching"
„As a professor of internal medicine I realize more and more that today’s medicine misses a lot of business opportunities. The Global Executive MBA Program offers me insights in many business aspects, which are to me as a physician completely new. The exciting core part of the program is, that throughout the lectures you have the feeling to be in the middle of business and leadership decisions or management processes. Especially the personal coaching was challenging. During intensive interviews we really concentrated on matters in depth in order to identify strengths and weaknesses and to work out coping models. There are already several situations at work where it helped me to remember the discussions with my coach and I believe I successfully implemented some of the topics successfully into praxis. I strongly recommend the program for anyone who want to learn about management dimensions and international business opportunities."
Prof. Dr. med. habil. Peter Schwarz
Department of Medicine III Prevention and Care of Diabetes, University of Dresden