We interviewed Colombian MBA alumnus Daniel Hernan. Daniel is a graduate of the Universidad Javeriana, and has extensive experience in communication in companies such as Edelman and Burson Masteller. He is currently the Communications Manager – Colombia & Venezuela for GSK. According to Daniel, his MBA experience was key in the development of a strategic 360º vision of business.
What has the MBA meant to you?
The MBA was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In addition to the academic knowledge that I gained, the programme was a unique cultural experience. In the classroom, I was able to expand my horizons and explore new cultures alongside very talented young professionals with experience in a wide variety of fields.
How has the MBA helped you in your career?
The MBA helped me learn more in depth about the areas where I am weakest and provided me with a strategic 360º vision of business and the competitive environment in which it takes place. Without a doubt, the MBA improved my decision-making skills and my ability to tackle complex problems creatively and with limited resources. Today, I am a much more valuable professional in my team and I have a strategic perspective that helps me solve problems on a daily basis.
What were the highlights of the MBA for you?
- The professional contacts and friends that I made.
- The multicultural experience.
- The quality and rigour of the teaching and learning.
What makes EADA’s MBA different?
- The professors.
- The focus on leadership skills at the EADA-Residential Training Campus.
- The strong focus on personal development not limited to simple test results.
What did you learn in the MBA that you apply in your current position?
- Teamworking skills.
- The assigning and prioritising of resources.
- Create problem-solving skills.
What will you remember most from your MBA experience?
Two lifelong friends that I met in the programme: Julian Schmid and Clinton Walker.
Define EADA in a few words.
A life experience.