ETHAN BROWN, AMERICAN, EDHEC – 2016 MIM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STUDENT
THE IMPACT ON MY OVERALL DEVELOPMENT I selected EDHEC business school and the Masters in Management Program because I wanted to attend a top rank business school in Europe that would help me better my career prospects as well as to become fluent in my second foreign language. For me the program is a unique opportunity to study at a school where 1/3 of the students are international students and to receive training for an increasingly interconnected world. Currently I am at the end of the first semester and my next step is to begin my search for the first internship during my professional immersion. My last semester at EDHEC has been a myriad of experiences. EDHEC has challenged me with technical courses that look in-depth into aspects of different companies while at the same time trying to prepare students for the real world where our careers will take vastly different directions. This is my second time returning to France and I can easily say there are many reasons you should choose to study here. The first reason could be you choose to study in France to challenge yourself and to be different from other students entering the job market. You can learn a new language whilst, living in the wine, cheese, and bread country of the world (it’s the three key things to an amazing diet!) . The third reason is to study at some of the top business schools in the world, and in English. The forth reason is to be able to travel during your studies due to the ease of travel and transportation in France. The last reason you should choose to study in France is to experience living and studying in one of the most culturally rich countries in the world”
QIYU JI, CHINESE EDHEC- 2014 MIM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STUDENT
THE IMPACT ON MY ACADEMIC JOURNEY Though I majored in history in my undergraduate study, since then I had been involved in some entrepreneurial projects and interested in developing my knowledge and skills in management and entrepreneurship. I chose Master in Management Business Management programme at EDHEC, since it’s delicately designed for young graduates from diversified backgrounds with few management experiences. This programme is taught one of our campus in Lille, a city where a great number of French enterprises emerged, such as Auchan, Decathlon, OVH and other famous international enterprises. The 1st academic year courses of Management in Master – Business Management programme is based on fundamentals of business management, which is quite essential to students without relevant management knowledge. The second year would be a professional immersion between two academic years, in which you can either do internships or exchange to our partner schools all over the world. With the help from EDHEC Career Center, I found a position as a project manager in an international Non-profit organization. My main responsibilities are to manage new projects in Chinese, marketing promotion and fund raising in Chinese regions. Through much efforts, one of our projects has successfully acquired around 2 million CNY initial investment in China. Currently, I am doing my MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme, which strive to educate successful entrepreneurs and coach them entrepreneurial skills and practical guidance. In past 5 years, it has successfully incubated more than 30 enterprises, with a success rate over 75% and raised funds more than 3 million euros in total. I really appreciate EDHEC assists me in every step of my entrepreneurial project with the support of EDHEC incubator. Nevertheless, I chose to study from Master in Management program, in my opinion, candidates with strong background in management or entrepreneur experience can skip the 1st year study and directly apply for this MSc program.I hope that there will be more and more talents joining in our family!
As part of my Grande École programme, I took a Master of Science in Management Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management and will soon join McKinsey as a consultant in their Geneva office.
At MIT, I learned not to be afraid of challenging the status quo, to think big and out of the box, to promote work in diverse teams and to constantly develop my self-awareness. One of EDHEC’s main contributions to my professional development has been to increase my willingness to step out of my comfort zone. This experience forced me to adapt quickly and helped me to become comfortable with new challenges; invaluable life skills which have helped me to achieve much more ever since. EDHEC has taught me to keep challenging myself and to pursue my dreams.”