At first sight you may ask yourself why an entrepreneur would ever need an Executive MBA program. After all, there are so many successful business owners which don’t have an MBA. However, if you want to achieve a long term vision for your business and you want to have competitive management principles at the core of your success, then the need for this type of education becomes apparent. For me it was a real gain and I get the return on investment in my daily business operations. Likewise, our company needed a motivated and performance oriented top management team. For us ASEBUSS was the right choice to recognize the performance of one of our managers and for sure he consolidated his business knowledge upon completing the same Executive MBA program.
2018 Executive MBA Profile
The EMBA taught me to be confident and to take decisions. The team of faculty’ professionalism, the quality of courses and teaching materials represented a permanent incentive for maintaining the high standards of the program. We always acquired answers which were adequate to reality and we were determined to think global and act local.
I found out from several alumni that the Executive MBA program is of the highest quality, with great emphasis on practical applications, debates and case studies, all study materials in English. It was convincing and came at the right moment in my life.
My biggest lesson during my EMBA experience is that you can try! Don’t be afraid to try and to take your limit to places you never dreamed off. I am saying all the time that the sky is the limit, but I didn’t realize how true it is until I found so many case studies that provide me it is.
From the moment I finished my studies, I took my personal career to a place where I had not been before and applied my personal entrepreneurial abilities to developing the business to new markets in new countries and a brilliant growth while implementing the material I learned mainly in courses such as: “global strategic management “,” International business” and “Multinational business finance”.
I chose ASEBUSS Executive MBA, where I had the opportunity to analyze almost 100 case studies and I felt that I have obtained an overall vision in making efficient decisions in all functional areas of a company. Collaborating in international teams with the American colleagues at Kennesaw State University, Atlanta taught me valuable business lessons
ASEBUSS was the business school I felt I could trust the most, with its almost 25 years of experience, the partnership with one of the biggest universities in the USA and, let’s not forget to mention, the impressive number of graduates that hold top management positions in Romania’s biggest companies or are successful entrepreneurs.
I have managed to achieve my initial goal. Together with my team, we managed to take Romanian Software to the next level. We have registered an increase in both revenue and total number of employees.
During my career I had the opportunity to work in all departments in big companies in FMCG. Every time I could, I tried to help my subordinates with advice based on my own experience. However, I never neglected the academic training. I graduated ASEBUSS in 2000 and I chose to enroll only when I had relevant managerial experience. I recommend this approach, as you will debate almost 100 case studies and it’s important to have prior practical experience when giving a specific solution.
The wings beneath the suit
The magic of those two years at ASEBUSS is real and I invite you to experience it. I love this school for what it offered me beyond the lectures!
Pragmatically, for those who weigh benefits and analyse the profitability, I can say it was one of the best investments in my life!
Besides, that’s no mean feat to be part of an elite and it isn’t something you can achieve overnight.
But the feeling is strong and real.
Like it’s a sixth sense. The sense of confidence in your own powers and of the wings rising underneath the corporatist or the entrepreneur suit. Can’t you see them? Maybe, but I can feel them!
The ASEBUSS EMBA Program taught me and my colleagues, more than anything else, that when we are together, when we join minds and team up, we cannot be defeated. That every day we worked together in a project or we got together to prepare for an exam, or simply when we met to talk about challenges we faced in our professional daily lives, we all gained and offered support to each other. The ASEBUSS networking remains special and continues long after graduation.
Enrolling in this EMBA program was something that I wished to do, not something that I had to, the reason being that I wanted to know more about business in general, and not just sales – the field in which I work at this moment. Besides achieving my goal, this EMBA also gave me the necessary courage to start my own business. I started thinking about creating my own start up when I was attending the EMBA’s courses; it all started from an analysis.
I have already recommended this program, and now two of my colleagues are students in the first year. And I will continue to recommend this EMBA to any manager who, after some years of experience, wants to take a (complete) look over the business environment. The EMBA can help you learn how to excel at your current job or it can be a promotion opportunity for your own company, it can help you extend your own business, even globally, or it can help you establish a new one. And, let’s not forget, I recommend this EMBA to anyone who wants to expand their own personal knowledge network.
ASEBUSS is the most complete program I could enroll in while, at the same time, staying in Romania and continuing my career. It is a program that benefits from a complex syllabus, based on real economic situations, with experienced professors. It is also important that it addresses people who are already focused on their path of professional development, which creates the premises for the homogeneity of the group of participants.
We started a new business based on our final paper, the dissertation at the end of the Executive MBA transformed into an online store! You will, for sure, acquire the skills and knowledge required to take advantage of any opportunity. The two years we spent at this EMBA helped us very much, and we do not just refer to the courses we had, but – especially – to the program’s timely pace, the mandatory planning and organizing and the habit of asking yourself questions and then finding solutions.
ASEBUSS was a reality-check for me because I was working in the banking industry at the time and, while banks are connected with the economy they are still different than many other businesses. At school, I was experiencing the real life because I had colleagues who were asking questions about situations in their companies.After working for ABN/RBS there were tough times for banking industry, therefore in 2013 I took over a new role at Carpatica Bank in order to reposition it and search for a strategic investor. I have an intrapreneurial approach, so I still have the opportunity to apply what I learned in the program.
I had recently taken over the General Manager position and started the ASEBUSS EMBA with the idea of improving my financial skills. At the end of the Executive MBA program I can say that my achievements surpassed my initial goal.