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#MyMBAStory - An MBA to unlock my potential and embrace a global career

EDHEC's reputation for opening new career opportunities and offering an excellent return on investment made David choose the Global MBA in Nice. 

 

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With a background in financial services and a decade-long experience, he joined EDHEC as a Global MBA participant in 2022. 

David chose EDHEC’s Global MBA because of the programme’s excellent rankings and reputation for opening new career opportunities and offering an excellent return on investment. He was particularly attracted to the fact that the programme can be completed in under one year, which was ideal for someone with his experience. The Global MBA enabled David to secure a position before graduation at Moody’s Analytics as a Director in Relationship Management within the Insurance segment of the organisation.

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Developing a global mindset and C-suite communication skills

 

The programme’s diverse cohort, with 60 participants from 29 nationalities, enriched David's experience. EDHEC actively fosters diversity through its selection process and diverse scholarship opportunities, helping participants develop their leadership skills in international, multicultural environments. For David, working with people from all backgrounds, nationalities and cultures proved to be a key benefit and today plays an important part in his professional success.

 

One year on, David shares his MBA story and the impact it has had on his career:

 

"The diversity at EDHEC helped me develop active listening, effective communication, and teamwork skills which are invaluable in the business world."

 

Taking my career to the next level with an MBA

 

The most impactful aspect during the time at EDHEC for David was the highly personalised programme designed to fit participants' individual career goals. This includes a choice of electives, a specialisation track as well as a Tailored MBA project. Following the support and guidance of the MBA Careers Team and the Lead360 programme, David secured his next professional opportunity whilst he was still completing the programme. One of the advantages of the EDHEC Global MBA programme is that it has been designed to offer flexibility not just in terms of subjects and projects but also in terms of duration. Many participants decide to extend the 10-month programme with the addition of an internship, but others, like David, want to begin their career progression as soon as possible. Choosing the Job Report as his Tailored MBA Project allowed him to begin his new role sooner.

  "The EDHEC Global MBA programme allowed me to accomplish all of my professional goals in less than a year."

  David Bencomo,

  EDHEC Global MBA 2022,

  Director-Relationship Manager, Moody's Analytics

Alongside the core business fundamentals in strategy and leadership, for example, the Digital Innovation specialisation track really equipped David to deliver effective presentations to C-level executives in his current role. "The programme's specialisation track in digital transformation allowed me to learn the language, framework, and challenges that executives use and face today."

 

In addition, Careersmart, which is part of the unique LEAD360 personal & leadership development programme, was instrumental in his career progression.

 

“The mock interviews and one-on-one time with Spencer and his team were the most helpful for me. The time spent with them allowed me to focus on obtaining a job early which was my priority. They helped me create a framework that was scalable to job hunting.”

 

"I was able to begin working at Moody's Analytics in May 2022, just 8 months into the programme! The flexibility to create a job report as my final project made it possible for Moody's Analytics to hire me at the time they needed."

 

A word of advice for future MBA participants

 

David emphasises the importance of being ambitious yet discerning about one's career path: "Make the effort to map out your potential opportunities and start this process well before the second semester starts." The MBA Careers Team at EDHEC supports participants every step of the way, offering tools and advice, and organising networking opportunities with alumni and companies throughout the programme and beyond.

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