“I am an Area Export Manager (Germanspeaking countries), in charge of sales and business development for a wine trader specialised in Bordeaux grands crus. Cultural and multicultural diversity in the International Business MSc programme was a real plus. The teaching was delivered by top-class faculty and we had the best tools to work with. Today, I am able to adapt to complex situations and thrive in an international environment.”
As a person who has an engineering background, the overall experience I acquired while studying at the International Business programme was very unique and helpful for whom I want to be in my future career. What I found most rewarding was the quality of lecturers and the content of the courses. The professors of the programme educate students in a very creative way and encourage them to think out of the box to broaden their knowledge beyond their field of studies. Also, the programme has a strong international focus where students learn business principles relevant for a more global world. Having classmates of different cultures and professions, I grew as an individual, learning to interact and talk to people from different backgrounds.
I joined the International Business MSc for its broad range of disciplines, allowing to understand the global operations of a company, and its geopolitics and international law focus, providing an understanding of the global context and setting in which companies operate. I was able to complete my Master's degree with an internship at the United Nations in New York, where I joined the NGO department team, in charge of coordinating the integration of non-governmental organisations into the Economic and Social Council of the UN. The scope of the programme allows students to grow into multi-skilled graduates while at the same time preserving the client-oriented mindset, highly sought after by recruiters in all types of organisations. The programme also trains qualified, solution-oriented managers. Finally, the International Business MSc has confronted us with international challenges that prepare us for tomorrow's work environment. This master's degree has allowed me to develop my skills in teamwork and multicultural cooperation, and has increased my awareness of international and complex issues and contexts.
"After a Bachelor's degree, I started as a translator and quickly felt like moving on to more challenging roles, so I decided to apply to KEDGE's International Business programme. I graduated in 2020, and I am now Vice President of HDF Energy, a global leader in hydrogen energy. This is the first company I joined after graduation. I started as a business developer in Bordeaux from where I worked with different countries, especially in South America. I now live in Mexico City, where I oversee the company's activities in Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador. My job is to collect market analyses from the team I lead, and to select the most promising project for the company by studying all aspects, especially technical and financial. I travel extensively to identify the different stakeholders in each project, negotiate, and develop the projects. The IB course has given me the tools and skills that are essential for my work. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to pursue a career in international business."
In a context where data is at the heart of the transformation challenges facing companies, the skills and knowledge linked to data processing are essential. From large groups to startups, including transformation players (consulting firms, agencies, etc.), this programme provides companies with a relevant response to their search for versatile (business, IT & data-science) and cross-disciplinary talent: combining a strategic and operational vision of activities.
Maeva initially trained in finance, so the world of culture was not an obvious career path. But that wasn't going to stop her! Her passion for music drove her to persevere, and as soon as she joined the Specialized course "Management of Arts and Creative Industries", she wanted to find a music label. Sociable and ambitious by nature, she soon met many people working in arts and culture in Bordeaux, and it was this network that helped her to land a permanent contract in the sector.
"Kedge was rated top #10 business schools in France. Loved the campus when I came in for interviews and loved the hospitality and the city of Marseille which became a second home for me. I discovered marketing while at Kedge and made it a lifetime career. Has been working in the function across CPG and retail for more than 20 years across 5 countries and 4 continents. Couldn't have made it without Kedge. I was also one of the first promos to benefit from the 'Contrat en Alternance' where you spend 3 days in school and 2 in enterprise. This enabled me to learn fast how to work in a corporation and be able to adapt and bring immediate value to the company that hired me after graduation. Kedge created a sense of community for me that I try to bring in any new role and city I move to. It helped me to adapt to different situations, be more open-minded and emphatic.
Lifetime friends. Sense of community and belonging and a love for the city of Marseille and its iconic soccer team."
"I started the Executive MBA last November. I was extremely apprehensive. I didn't know what I was getting myself into but I knew I needed a change. I've been in middle management for a long time. I've been a found raiser for the past 12 years of my life and I was looking to become a leader, more than just a manager. Since starting the MBA, my life has completely changed. My skills of growing, my soft skills, have come along leaps and bounds. I'm actually starting a new job in leadership, back in London, in January to say that the cage MBA has been transformational. Seems like an understatement when I consider all the changes and the journey that I've been on. I couldn't recommend it enough, just do it !"
"I was a project manager for about 15 years in a global transportation company. I wanted to have a step back on my career and to go back to school in order to improve my hard and soft skills. I decided to choose KEDGE MBA because of its humans’ values and top of the range teachers in the programme, but also because of the persons I met in KEDGE.
Doing an MBA is a huge transformation. It’s not only about the quality of the course but I chose KEDGE also about the people at KEDGE. You met crazy and open-minded people from all around the world with great experience and it is very valuable for me. Of course, you must be prepared for that. Doing an MBA is a huge work, a lot of energy, it is sacrifices. But it is also joy. You feel that you grow yourself. You can go and reach the next stage. You really feel it. It is a real chance for me to have this experience and if I have only one advice: make you this gift, do an MBA!"
I wanted to explore the city of wine. Bordeaux attracted me a lot and the school was world ranked…Our teachers are really well prepared to give the courses. They are really interesting, with a wide offer of topics in such specific areas like Luxury Marketing, Tourism and of course Wine Management… For me, Bordeaux is like a huge museum…This is the French way of living! With my roomies, we explored the city. It was so nice to share these moments with my new friends.