Back-to-school-excitement as the new Copenhagen MBA class kick off their learning journey
Back-to-school-excitement as the Copenhagen MBA class kick off their journey
The CBS Executive building was buzzing with back-to-school-excitement as the Copenhagen MBA class of 2019 met for the first time to kick off their MBA journey. As is custom, the class found themselves warmly welcome by academic as well as administrative staff. The first of the former to address them in what will become their MBA classroom was the newly appointed Copenhagen MBA Associate Dean, Andreas Rasche.
“It is a great pleasure to meet all of you today – the excitement in the air is tangible! I myself moved to Copenhagen from the UK in 2012 and it was one of the best decisions of my life. Living in a city that embraces sustainable business practices, that lets you bike everywhere and where work/life balance is the norm is a true privilege.”
Andreas Rasche is a Professor of Business in Society at CBS and in addition to his role as Associate Dean, he will soon be interacting with the class in lecturing capacity as responsible for the course in Managing Sustainable Corporations.
The Copenhagen MBA class of 2019 is composed of 34 individuals representing 20 nationalities and many of the participants just moved to Copenhagen to fulfil their MBA dream.
“Each and every one of you bring a unique story and talent to the classroom,” said Fatima Dhaif, Copenhagen MBA Admissions Manager. “We are so pleased to welcome you to the Copenhagen MBA classroom and will do our utmost to support you on the challenging but rewarding journey that awaits you.”
Swedish Maximilian Hobohm was one of the new MBA candidates. He moved from Stockholm, where he managed his own venture capital company, to Copenhagen to pursue his MBA.
“A couple of months ago, when I was finalising my MBA application whilst managing my own business, I couldn’t imagine having that first-day-of-school feeling… it’s a feeling I haven't experienced since I was a child! But as I woke up in the morning on the first day, I couldn’t help but be just as excited.”
Two of the major reasons that convinced Maximilian that the Copenhagen MBA was for him were the small class and the international class composition.
“I believed that a smaller, international class would foster personal development and offer multiple perspectives. It’s probably too soon to tell, but considering the discussions that took place already on our first day, I’m pretty certain I was right,” he added.