In the long run, I wish to be the Global Marketing Director of fuel business at a major oil company like BP to promote the use of eco-friendly fuels like hydrogen and develop products and services that help BP’s customers lower their carbon footprint. Hence, my mid-term goal is to head the national business for a company in the energy industry. This experience would provide not only a big picture view of the company operations but also the cross functionality. I believe my post-MBA objectives will be realized with ESADE,
Working in the international shipping industry for six years, I led many operations, surveys, and sustainability projects. When I took charge of a fuel discrepancy project that required a client-centric approach to establish a strong relationship with our client, I had to work across functions negotiating with onshore officials from various countries. However, I lacked the negotiating skills required to improve our company services (operations) with our clients. I anticipate the ‘’Innovative Learning Experience’’ methodology of ESADE will be immensely helpful and I feel that an ESADE MBA would surely bridge this gap. In addition, electives like Negotiation Mastery, Eco-Efficiency, and International Business Strategy will teach me to better influence decision-makers by explaining my solutions through rational analysis.
After researching ESADE’s curriculum, I feel strongly that the Student First approach to teaching, the personalized attention from faculty and career advisors and the Marketing Lab specialization will propel me to my career goals not only by bestowing a strong skill-set needed to excel as a marketing manager but by bridging the gap between my pre-MBA and post-MBA jobs. In addition, the Exchange Program and Global Study Tour would enhance my Global Perspective. Moreover, the fact that over 50% of ESADE alumni live in the European Union could potentially lead to great networking opportunities to launch my career as a marketing manager.
After speaking to Akash Gupta, current student at ESADE, I think that I can bring a global perspective to the Energy and Environment club through my experience in the Merchant Navy. Taking into account my career goals and the global trend to transition into cleaner energy sources, I think it is the right time to pursue an MBA and launch myself as a key leader in the world’s endeavor to establish an eco-friendly environment.
In summary, I wish to pursue an MBA from ESADE because the collaborative community and the experiential style of curriculum will not only help to achieve my career goals but also make me a better leader, develop strong business acumen and elevate my skills to become a better professional in the future.