Student Perspective: Liviu Nedef, Romania

Liviu Nedef, a student in the April 2011 intake of the International MBA, shares his experiences so far at IE Business School in Madrid.

Why did you decide to do an MBA at this stage of your career?

I decided to do an MBA because I wanted to get a better understanding of business. A good MBA should be designed in such a way to allow you to develop your career to its fullest potential and at an accelerated pace, that’s what I signed up for. Don’t get me wrong, I was enjoying my job prior to the MBA, but my tasks and knowledge were very focused and I knew that an MBA would give me a broader view of business.

How do you think your MBA will contribute to your success?

I think first of all it will diversify my skills set and allow me to position myself  better in the tough job market we face nowadays. An MBA helps you see the big picture and at the same time understand the details of the day-to-day challenges one has to deal with in the real business world. I am also confident it will help me open new doors for more responsibility.

How would you describe IE culture?

One of the things IE is best known for is the incredible cultural diversity of its students and I really wanted to be a part of this type of international learning experience: in my class of 50 students there are more than 30 nationalities and you can benefit from each of your colleagues’background and experience. You can also get really cool advice for places to visit or new food to try!

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IE: Creating opportunities and growth in times of Crisis

In times of crisis, only imagination is more important than knowledge”, Albert Einstein

IE (Business School), an international renowned think-tank focused in innovation & entrepreneurship and one of the top business schools worldwide, has launched a cycle of conferences and workshops in various locations throughout Europe and CIS to discuss the solutions and opportunities that lie behind a region deep in crisis. These are the upcoming events:

  • 30th September Tbilisi, Georgia “Achieving Success through Networking and Social Capital” with Professor Steven D´Souza
  • 21st October Milan, Italy “Building Successful brands” with Professor Martin Boehm
  • 2nd November Brussels, Belgium “The Giant Within: How to Build Organizational Growth” with Professor Pablo Martin de Holan
  • 3rd November Paris, France “The Giant Within: How to Build Organizational Growth” with Professor Pablo Martin de Holan
  • 8th November Zurich, Switzerland “Creating Competitive Advantage Beyond the Market” with Professor David Bach
  • 11th November Munich, Germany “What is your customer worth” with Professor Martin Boehm
  • 15th November Moscow, Russia “Inside luxury” with Professor Maria Eugenia Girón
  • 22nd November Bucharest, Romania “The Giant Within: How to Build Organizational Growth” with Professor Pablo Martin de Holan
  • 24th November Istanbul, Turkey “The Spanish Soccer League: Are Real Madrid and FC Barcelona getting better while the rest get worse? with Professor Eduardo Fernandez-Cantelli
  • 28th November Baku, Azerbaijan “World Economic Outlook: A two-speed recovery from the Great Recession” with Professor Gonzalo Garland

Rather than focus on the crisis itself and its causes, IE wants to unveil the opportunities that can be pursued by companies, professionals and entrepreneurs. With the support of the business community, experts from different areas and the civil society, IE experts will explore growth and opportunities for professionals and companies covering a myriad of topics and areas: from exciting possibilities in emerging markets to the new skills that professionals must develop in order to move up the corporate ladder, as well as sectorial opportunities in fast-growth industries.

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