Kundan describes how IE has helped him focus his entrepreneurial skills and how its diversity has enriched his life.
Having worked in technology roles in the past, I was strongly motivated to build on my expertise and get a management perspective that complemented my core strength. While I had always been a technology savvy guy, I had made up my mind to sharpen my entrepreneurial skills with a motivation to have my own techno-startup at some point in the future.
Another factor that weighed on my decision was that I didn’t want to study an MBA that worked like a ‘one-size-fits-all’ – IE Business School was therefore an educated choice since it allowed me to customise about 50% of the entire course structure to suit my learning needs. Location and length of the program were also extremely important factors – While living in Madrid and learning Spanish has added tremendously to my life experience, IE Business School’s 13 month program was of ideal length – neither too short nor too long. Other factors included studying in a city based school – right in the commercial capital of Spain (Madrid) and getting the opportunity to network with some of the top entrepreneurs in this part of the world.
MBA specialisations are quite a fad these days – everyone seems to have one. However, specialisation should never come at the cost of learning general management skills that are needed in any kind of business. This is one of the strong points for an entrepreneurship focused school like IE Business School.
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