“Real world learning”. Those words are part of IMD’s mission statement and you could easily assume that it’s just a marketing tagline. However, that assumption couldn’t be further from the truth. This week we jumped head first into entrepreneurship and, more specifically, into the real world demands of a start-up. Continue reading “EcoRobotix Startup Project”
Let’s set the scene: you started your MBA less than one month ago, you know more or less what a start-up and a drone is, and then, all of a sudden you make a deep dive into the discussion: what is drone industry really about? How does air traffic work? How are the regulations evolving? How does automation affect the technology roadmap? These are just a few of the questions that pop into your mind….With your 5 team mates and company founders, you start from scratch. Continue reading “OneSky Start-up Project”
Exactly one month and one hour to graduation!
This was the message posted by one of my batch mates on our whatsapp group last week! I cannot believe this year has to come an end. The only stark reminder of the end has probably been the onset of winter cause the pace of activity in the last few months has not changed all that much. The last weeks had been all about travelling and working on our ICP Project, job search and contemplating about real life outside the IMD bubble. Continue reading “The last lap”
Rajashree Patankar shares her team ICP experience, working with team members Thibault Acolas (French), Mohammed Allam (Egyptian/Canadian resident) and Jana Valkovicova (Slovak) and supported by Professor Nuno Fernandes.
Sitting in the TGV train from Lausanne to Paris watching the Swiss hills blend into French ones, I am struck by how much I have been on the road these past few months. In this instance, I am about to start the fourth week of my international consulting project for a multinational medical devices company. At the same time the job search is on full tilt, which has had me between Paris, Lausanne, Copenhagen, Dubai, London, and Milan over the past few weeks. By the end of this week, Stockholm will also make its way onto the list. Continue reading “Here, there and everywhere…”
Today’s insight into the MBA ICPs comes from Swiss Philipp Bächtold, who is working with team members Bryant Chen (Taiwanese), Sandeep Kusnure (British) and Riccardo Paccapelo (Italian). They are supported by one of our Marketing Professors, John Walsh (Irish).
Bruno has already introduced our readers to the seven-week International Consulting Project (ICP) which started almost two weeks ago. The client of our team is a global automotive part supplier, who wants us to look into the dynamics of his aftermarket business. As I write this, I am sitting in the train coming back from our first business trip to the UK. Here are some interesting insights. Continue reading “Visiting our ICP client in the UK”
From Denmark, our first ICP guest entry is by Dutch Bruno van Albada, who is working with teammates: Danish Mads Ring Damgaard, Brazilian/French Louis Lozouet, and Australian/British Matthew Costello, supported by Belgian Professor Benoît Leleux.