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#MyMBAStory - meet Thomas Mullee and learn more about how ESG is integrated into academic curriculum and student life

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11 Jul 2023
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Thomas Mullee, a dynamic professional from the UK with experience in multiple industries, chose the EDHEC Global MBA programme to pivot his career towards renewable energy and sustainability. As part of the diverse cohort representing over 25 nationalities, he has found the programme to be a rewarding and eye-opening experience, allowing him to learn from the unique backgrounds and stories of his peers. With his active participation in events such as the Monaco Ocean Protection Competition, Tom not only exemplifies his personal commitment to sustainability but also showcases the rich array of opportunities offered by the programme, one of the many reasons why the EDHEC Global MBA was repeatedly ranked #3 in the world for ESG education. (FT 2021, 2022, 2023).

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Hi, I am Tom. I am originally from the UK, but I have been living in France now for about 2 and a half years. I have worked across a number of different industries from banking and finance to travel and hospitality, FMCG trading,.. But I have decided to do an MBA to really focus on my career now and move into renewable energy and sustainability. Doing an MBA really consists of getting my career back on track. I felt like I had become a bit stagnated before and I really needed something to focus my future on and decided that it was a good time to upskill. 

I chose EDHEC because there is a strong focus on sustainability and because I was already living in the South of France, which helped as well. What I really like about the South of France is that the sun is always shining. My mood is directly affected by the weather, so the fact that there is the blue sky for pretty much 12 months a year really helps. 

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My cohort this year is really varied. There are over 60 of us from over 25 different countries. I have made friends from places that I have never even met people from before. It is really interesting, and everyone comes with their own stories and their own experiences. It has been a really rewarding experience for me personally. The benefits of the diversity in the cohort really are around the experience. People come from every different background, every walk of life, every type of industry as well. So, for me, coming from Europe and working predominantly in English speaking countries, meeting with people who have not worked in English speaking countries before is a real eye-opener. It is a really good educational opportunity for me.  

Outside the classroom of the MBA, I have probably taken on a lot more than I could chew. I am currently involved in the Monaco Ocean Protection Competition, so there is an aspect of ESG and sustainability in every single module we do. 

If I were to sum up my MBA so far in three words, I would say an enjoyable, challenging whirlwind. 

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