I'm a chemist and I'm currently the head of business developmentat a company called covestro which is formerly known as biomaterial science. My key takeway from the KEDGE EMBA is certainly that my own thinking in my own perspective is not the only one to take into account for any decision that you make in life and in business. My best memorie is the time that i spent with my classmates in China or the digital China class. It was really impressive and to see also how business is done in China and how the mentality and how business is completely different. And that was just amazing ! During the MBA i change positions so currently i try to gather more experience in the commercialrole that i'm currently doing in automotive business. Then, i'm hopefully going for a management career further in my company. Let's see ! I'm very really excited to see what the future holds for me.
"The programme gave me advanced wine product knowledge through its challenging and extremely fun WSET 3, Business Field Trip, and related components. I also learned fundamentals about the wine business including marketing and positioning for wine, and staying up-to-date with market research. These skills are integral to my current job as Buying Coordinator at 67 Pall Mall Singapore, one of the world’s best places for wine. The course’s intensity prepared me for work life, helped me prioritise well-being and good practices at work, and taught me invaluable soft skills such as time management, efficiency, and effectiveness, through its numerous challenging assignments and research projects. The most interesting thing about projects in this course was that all of them had potential real-life applications and their focus on sustainability, which I try to put in practice wherever possible. "
I did the MSc in Wine & Hospitality Management and it was a very rewarding experience both on a human and academic level. The course was very comprehensive and covered many aspects of the wine and hospitality industry, from wine production to retailing. Throughout the course, I was able to develop a solid foundation of skills in the wine industry, project management and marketing/communication. As a business developer at Domaine de Piéblanc, these skills have enabled me to acquire a certain credibility and to be a force of proposal for the domain. I highly recommend this course to all those who wish to enter this exciting sector of activity.
Since August 2022, I have been a sommelier trainee at Jean Imbert's gastronomic restaurant. I immediately fell under the charm of this prestigious hotel.
By combining the learning of the MSc Wine & Hospitality Management programme with my skills acquired at the Plaza Athénée, I was able to implement the necessary opportunities to satisfy our customers.
“The role of purchasing has completely changed… purchasing managers today must have a vision of the whole business. The importance is on design-to-cost, optimising costs whilst capturing innovation and ideas… finding suppliers who are a force of proposition. The MAI is at the forefront of training highlevel people for this strategic change”
“As an undergraduate I wasn’t sure what I wanted, but one thing was sure…I didn’t want to be stuck in an office all day long ! The MAI helped me realize my dream. I am currently working in packaging purchasing in Amsterdam in a fastmoving and multicultural environment. What I love is that I never have two days the same…and every day brings a new challenge !”
«In the top-of-the-range luxury goods sector the emphasis is put not only on quality but very much on innovation and speed. The role of purchasing today is to be the active interface between the artistic and marketing directors who are at the leading edge of creativity, and our strategic suppliers. The MAI focusses very much on the human qualities required to operate in this very demanding and fast-moving context.»
“At a time when most companies are concentrating on their core business, and where value creation and innovation are the keys to success, the strategic role of purchasing has become enormous. To my mind the MAI represents excellence in this field and it is not surprising that there is a huge demand for their students.”
"Soft skills are essential to entrepreneurial success in order to effectively manage teams, develop creativity, share a vision and lead the digital and ecological transformations that are essential to the 21st century economy. With its highly innovative inductive pedagogy, the ITE Master's degree prepares future actors of change to make the most of these intrinsic skills, which will support their business models and enable them to imagine disruptive solutions and competitive advantages that are decisive for the success of their business or intrapreneurship project. To say that the world belongs to this new generation is a common sense. Providing the means of collective intelligence to prepare them for this is a challenge that this ITE master's programme takes up.
Being in touch with many professionals, we can see the rising demand for hybrid talents who handle both the challenges of finance and those of sustainability and responsibility.