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Redefining Executive Education

IMBA Executive
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Yul Bahat, IEMBA Alumnus from Israel
"The program exposed me to a wide array of topics I had never before considered. This has helped me to make a personal transition from a professional in my field to a manager with the ability to see a much bigger picture from a business perspective, and to understand organizational choices and motivations which at times had completely baffled me."
Elijah Lutwama - IEMBA Student from Uganda
I'm based in Nairobi, but I work with many business people in French-speaking Africa, so I decided to learn French while I pursued an Executive MBA in English and ISM has allowed me to do that. I am coming to understand French culture even as I am studying international business practices in my native English. Having studied in the UK, I do appreciate the differences between Britain and France. These countries have different outlooks, and that affects the working culture and the way they do business. The class sizes are small enough to let you get to know your classmates. The professors have been spot-on, with lots of experience. Conceptually, it's been very satisfying. And the different backgrounds the students come from are very useful for discussion. I have the feeling that this curriculum is preparing me to handle senior management functions, and that's exactly what I came for.
Aristide Caraccio - IEMBA Alumnus from Singapore
I started working at 21 in order to acquire a certain experience in business and management to use when it came time to found my own company. Since the very beginning of my career, I have worked alongside American companies, but I wanted to get some experience inside one of them, so I joined WRQ. After four years there, I understood that the American way of conducting business really corresponded with my personal values. I had incredible potential opportunities inside the company, but after discussing the matter with the management, I felt I lacked the educational background to take advantage of them. In addition, before applying to a position based either in the US or in Asia, I wanted to present a 100%-clean application. According to the feedback I received from different sources, the MBA program that ISM offered seemed to be the best way to succeed. In fact, it is considered very solid – maybe because it is an intensive program, requesting a real commitment from students – and quite serious due to its international accreditations. One month after I completed my MBA, I was invited to manage the Asia Pacific region for WRQ. That was in June 2000, and I am still enjoying this fantastic experience.
Veronica Moiseeva - IEMBA Student from Russia
I had already earned an MBA in Russia, but I began working for a Swiss multinational in their St. Petersburg office, and I realized I needed a more international business education. I travel eight months a year, so I needed a degree program with a certain flexibility. I knew I wanted to study in Western Europe, but London was too restricted. I discovered ISM and found that its Paris campus offered the mix of European culture and American faculty that I was looking for to deepen my education. This degree is different from the rest: the professors are teaching to their equals; the interaction is fast and rich; the ideas are conveyed quickly.
Jaime Arrospide - IEMBA Alumnus from Peru
ISM offers an incredibly open and flexible curriculum for professionals who don’t have the time to take a sabbatical from their careers. The school makes education available to a certain group of very busy people. Add to that the fact that it’s quite international and you’ll understand why I chose ISM. My experience here has been incredibly positive. The administration is friendly and accommodating; the professors are personable; and the student body is a stimulating group. As a diplomat, I work in the public sector, so a lot of my learning has been gaining insight into the private sector and its striving for efficacy. I think that will serve me as I continue, whether I remain a diplomat for Peru, opt for an international organization like the UN, or make another career change. The learning opens doors.
Ludy Shuverer - IEMBA Alumnus from Panama

I enrolled at ISM because I wanted a broader and more holistic approach to international business. That’s what I found, but I learned a lot more than that: I now understand the difference between a good manager and a great one, and what it takes to really motivate people. The most striking lesson I’ve learned is about organizational change and the power of cross-cultural environments. People are at the center of any process of evolution, so you have to figure out what inspires them. In a classroom with 20 students of 18 different nationalities, you learn how important mindsets are very quickly.

Matt Dean - IEMBA Alumnus from New Zealand
I needed an executive program with a flexible schedule that would allow me to study in Paris. I’d always felt that an MBA would really improve my ability to manage, even though it’s not a degree that ship captains usually get. It’s taught me a great deal about cross-cultural management, about handling people, and about the nuts and bolts of negotiating. My studies will certainly give me the opportunity to move towards administration on land when the time comes. The long-term impact will be the doors it opens. People expect more of MBA graduates.
Chris Brown - IEMBA Alumnus from Malaysia
The IEMBA enabled me to get into upper management. I chose ISM because I could compress the IEMBA, spend time with a wide range of people from diverse cultures and business experiences, and live in Paris (one of the most fantastic cities in the world). The MBA gave me the confidence that I could match anyone and make the cut anywhere—from there I have gone on to global management roles. I was able to spend time with my family since I took a break from work while I did the degree. The greatest insight I gained was an understanding of how different people can treat and react differently to the same set of facts. 
Mahdea Belleka - IEMBA Alumnus from Liberia

My first priority was to study an American curriculum for my MBA. Secondly I wanted to study in France. I’ve always considered France to be such a melting pot, and Paris such an international center. So I was flipping through the Economist and I saw ISM’s ad. I go to their website and I find they have so many different student profiles! That’s really what convinced me: the international mix of the student body. I have to say I was surprised at my first seminar, because the maturity and the experience of the students really surpassed my expectations. Grad school is simply a different kind of education. Coming back to school is like a rebirth; e-learning just wouldn’t have worked for me. And the professors are very diligent in terms of their grading and comments. Going over my own work, I see they were right. The school itself does everything to make your education go smoothly. The payment plans are flexible and the staff is accommodating. I see teamwork being reinforced in the classroom, and that’s a great lesson for the workplace: that several people together can support each other to accomplish something greater than any one could do alone. We are constantly building on team efforts here. Now I am a quick learner. I hate tedium, I hate classes that drag along. The ISM curriculum is flexible enough that you can choose the subjects that interest you and open yourself up to new disciplines. You perceive new levels of thought. In the crisis management seminar, for example, I went through the exercises thinking about a crisis my organization had recently, and if I had known then what I know now, I could have really helped them through that. I can already see the impact of the seminars.

Serge Ardahalian - IEMBA Alumnus from Lebanon
I wanted to deepen my knowledge of International Marketing and obtain an MBA diploma in a friendly, student-centered atmosphere. ISM offered me all this and more. My fellow students from all parts of the world exchange ideas, opinions, and beliefs while maintaining their focus on business and entrepreneurship. At the same time, teachers and ISM staff are engaged in enhancing students' education and the International Marketing program.
Thierry Mouelle - IEMBA Student from Cameroon
I would like to seize this occasion to express how very pleased I am to have been given the opportunity to be part of ISM's IEMBA program. I entered the program with nothing more than my deep will to outperform myself, and I am finishing with the feeling that I have met a family and learned more than I could have ever expected. Thank you for everything. I am now ready to meet the challenges of the business world with confidence.
Leigh Hauptfuhrer - IEMBA Student from the US

I selected the IEMBA program predominantly because of the flexibility it allows me in continuing to work while attending school, as well as the diversity in the course offerings which aligns well with past and present professional responsibilities. As an American, who has lived and worked overseas for the past 15 years, I have learned how important it is to effectively engage, personally as well as professionally, with all cultures, so the fact that ISM is based in Paris, France with reciprocal facilities in Asia and the United States was definitely an added bonus. I have enjoyed meeting and studying with my fellow IEMBA students, and I have learned almost as much from them as I have from the seminars themselves. The opportunity to apply what I have learned since college in graduate level environment, and applying what I learn at ISM in my current work environment makes the overall ISM experience very rewarding.

Philippe Jaillette - IEMBA Alumnus from France
After 2 years with HELLA, I was nominated as Vice President Electronics - France.   The Automotive industry, in which HELLA operates, has recently been shaken by a major and global crisis. During this critical period for my company, I could draw on the skills I learned during my IEMBA studies with ISM. The lessons provided me the perfect support to guide me in making the right decisions as Managing Director of HELLA France, Original Equipment.
Rubens Texeira - IEMBA Alumnus from Brazil

I have been working in the non-profit sector for the last 26 years. I took the ISM IEMBA program from 2005 to 2006 and finished my thesis and graduated in 2007. It was a very good experience and it was important to attend courses in person in Paris as well as New York. I also experienced one on-line course.

One of the highlights of the program was the opportunity to interact with other high-level professionals coming from various parts of the world and working in various industries. I would recommend ISM for anyone looking to improve organizational knowledge and to make new international connections.

Marion Endter - IEMBA Alumnus from Germany

At ISM, the aspect I appreciate the most is the diversity of the program: students coming from different cultures, countries and educational backgrounds. What is more, the choice of candidates is excellent. Even if it seems that we are all so different at first sight, we have something in common: the willingness and the curiosity to learn and the academic mind-set to create an even more interesting, and more successful existence by widening our horizons. The ISM professors are trained to meet our (very high) expectations. They all have significant industry experience and demonstrate how theoretical knowledge can be transformed into practice.ISM strives to continuously improve their programs, websites, intranet tools and academic resources in order to adapt to an ever changing environment, to meet the highest standards and to offer the best service to their students. Never in my life have I gained, by academic guidance, so much useful information about how to deal with everyday professional challenges, even in fields I thought I never would understand, like financial analysis! (I work in human resources). This approach of finding the right balance between theoretical knowledge and experience in business makes ISM so unique that upon completing their IEMBA program, I applied and have been accepted to participate in the Ph.D program.

Philipp Ueberschaer - IEMBA Student from Germany
There are a number of merits you may look for when choosing a boutique business school such as ISM: reasonable pricing, accreditation, small and exclusive student body, skilled and qualified teachers. At ISM you will find all this and some additional surprises: i) maximum flexibility through attending seminars in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and online; ii) you rarely find a course where you already know every participant and where you have less than five different nationalities resulting in great discussions with multiple perspectives and diverse experiences; iii) most of the faculty are big names from big universities but all from different parts of the world and with different opinions. You hardly find another business school where you can enjoy a similar learning style; iiii) superior customer service driven by timeliness and quality. Any enquiry is usually answered within 24 hrs, most problems or questions can be discussed individually with teachers or staff.ISM is the right choice for everybody who looks for high quality, flexibility, and an international environment rather than a prestigious brand and a posh campus. ISM is really a smart concept with big growth potential. There are a number of merits you may look for when choosing a boutique business school such as ISM: reasonable pricing, accreditation, small and exclusive student body, skilled and qualified teachers. At ISM you will find all this and some additional surprises: i) maximum flexibility through attending seminars in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and online; ii) you rarely find a course where you already know every participant and where you have less than five different nationalities resulting in great discussions with multiple perspectives and diverse experiences; iii) most of the faculty are big names from big universities but all from different parts of the world and with different opinions. You hardly find another business school where you can enjoy a similar learning style; iiii) superior customer service driven by timeliness and quality. Any enquiry is usually answered within 24 hrs, most problems or questions can be discussed individually with teachers or staff.ISM is the right choice for everybody who looks for high quality, flexibility, and an international environment rather than a prestigious brand and a posh campus. ISM is really a smart concept with big growth potential.
Manuele Valsecchi - IEMBA Alumnus from Italy

An International Executive MBA is indispensable to me as I have a degree in International Politics and, despite having gained 10 years of important work experience in Italy and abroad, in both non-profit and profit multinationals, I feel there are significant economic and managerial skills that will allow me to navigate more complex and global organisational structures, and comprehend the rules and management systems which govern them.Additionally, in order to make a significant leap in my professional career, I am aware that I will need to strengthen my practical know-how.To address the above, I chose the International School of Management. It offers me the possibility of following a distance learning training course which is calibrated to my working needs, held in English, with an American style curriculum. It also allows the possibility of residencies in New York, Tokyo and Shanghai that provide insight into different local business environments, and access to local business professionals. The in-class sessions across all locations allow for the development of a strong multicultural network. All of the above, fundamental elements when one is keen to play an active role in today’s global world.