Welcome, class of 2017: 35 talented individuals representing 20 nationalities
Welcome to the new class: 35 talented individuals representing 20 nationalities
Earlier this month, 35 accomplished individuals representing 20 nationalities met for the first time in the MBA classroom. Introduction week was kicked off through an elevator-pitch-style introduction round, revealing interesting backgrounds and hidden talents. The journey that lies ahead will be a shared adventure as well as an individual challenge, and expectations for the forthcoming year are high.
"I chose the Copenhagen MBA since I wanted access to opportunities in Scandinavia. Nordic countries have a high emphasis on work-life balance and at this stage of my career, with a young family, working 16 hour-days in consulting is no longer feasible,” said South African MBA candidate Khanya Vokwana.
“I am particularly looking forward to getting to know the rest of the team, people who are undoubtedly going to be my lifelong friends, mentors and coaches and will help me develop the necessary skills to become an impactful leader. And the cherry on top is that I get to have twenty different countries and cultures with me on this journey. What more can I ask for?”
The average student in the class of 2017 is 30 years’ old and brings seven years of work experience to the table. A quick glance over the class profiles unveils educational backgrounds such as medicine, engineering psychology, product innovation, translation and human genetics alongside the more traditional subjects such as business administration, finance and engineering.
Since commencing their MBA adventure, the students are well on their way to making CBS feel at home and have tackled readings, courses and assignments with great enthusiasm. We wish the class the best of luck on their journey and look forward to following their academic adventures during the year to come!