With Wimbledon and sunny skies a distant memory, the new global cohort of Executive MBA students arrived in London amidst grey skies and a gloomy weather forecast. Fortunately the atmosphere on campus was quite the opposite…
Over the last month we've welcomed first-year students, fresh from KickOff Week, to London for their international section class weeks. These sections - named Becker, Fogel and Miller, after three Nobel Prize winning faculty - are made up of students from all over the world. Having got to know many of them during the application process, it was great to offer a warm and personal ‘welcome to London’. Supporting and witnessing their journey from applicant to student is something our admissions team can’t help but feel proud to be a part of. It’s been a genuine pleasure seeing the students settle into the program, become acquainted with their classmates and embrace the rigour of classes. The international session weeks are the perfect way for staff to meet students from campuses other than their own and hear more about their diverse backgrounds and ambitions. What a fantastic group of executives we have on the program this year… even if we do say so ourselves!
Whilst there was plenty of academic work to do during the London international weeks (namely Microeconomics and Managerial Decision Making), there was also time for some stimulating social activities. These ranged from taking in the skyline from aboard an exclusive London Eye flight to dining with classmates at a stylish local restaurant on the bank of the river Thames.
I participated in a number of these events and really enjoyed connecting with students. In many cases, this involved building on some of the things I learned during their admissions interviews. A lot of students gave me their feedback on the program and were all excited about their Booth Executive MBA experience so far. There were countless positive comments on the calibre and diversity of their classmates and the quality of teaching. A handful of students even shared their views on how they might assist with the recruitment of next year’s intake!
We’ve already started recruiting for the 2016 offering of the program. If you’re interested in finding out more about the Executive MBA, why not meet us at an upcoming admissions event or contact us directly for an initial review of your candidacy.
On behalf of the global admissions team, I wish the new Executive MBA class every success on the program and look forward to welcoming the next talented cohort in June 2016!
Associate Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Executive MBA Europe