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.