"It develops a capability that is absolutely essential for the next generation of leaders"by IE Business School / January 29, 2017 / Leave a comment
Recognised as one of the leading educational institutions in the world, IE believes that people learn through experience, and for that reason they go beyond conventional boundaries when it comes to innovating in order to offer unique learning opportunities. IE seeks to accompany managers and entrepreneurs throughout their professional career, providing them with tools to promote business leadership, address challenges, and perform in their respective areas of responsibility.
One of IE’s most renowned programmes is the IE Brown Executive MBA, an exclusive programme aimed at executives and entrepreneurs who seek to integrate innovative management skills with human sciences and practical business studies. This 15-month programme is born from a unique alliance between IE Business School and Brown University. During the programme students are not only able to study in Providence and Cape Town, but they also spend 3.5 weeks at IE’s Madrid Campus. Here students have access to cutting-edge resources, specialised classrooms, and modern facilities, among many other tools and resources.
Tomohiro Takahashi, an IE Brown Executive MBA graduate from Japan who completed the program in 2016, spoke about his experience with the MBA. He is currently the Assistant Manager of Logistics Solution Department at MOL Logistics (JAPAN) Co., Ltd.
Discover the route Tomohiro took which led him to choose the IE Brown Executive MBA and learn how his experience throughout the program influenced his career—perhaps challenging you to ponder how you will make your mark on the future of your own business as well.
What made you decide to do an Executive MBA?
I think each individual has their own reasons, signals, and timing when it comes to deciding whether or not to do an Executive MBA. When you talk about MBA programmes people usually mention the superficial aspects such as a high salary, promotion to C-level position, and benefits packages that, in a way, offset the sacrifices and hard work necessary for such elite schooling and training.
Admittedly, it is true that many who strive for an MBA embrace these kinds of motivations and that they do in fact serve as significant drivers during their decision-making. But as far as I am concerned, I purely aspired to understand this world more extensively and deeply, a desire to demonstrate my own capabilities in an unfamiliar arena, as well as to intrinsically embrace intellectual curiosity. This is what…