#MIPexperience International Part Time MBA
A truly multicultural experience
| Author: Pietro Cavallo, International Part Time MBA student
A whole year has already gone by! Time has flown so fast due to the usual strict work schedule, MBA commitments and family matters. I am now enjoying some free time on vacation and am able to think over this first part of my journey with MIP.
One of the most valuable things I have experienced so far is the strongly multicultural environment. Before starting this Master I was a bit skeptical about having a truly international experience; however, I was lucky enough to encounter an incredible variety of cultures.
First of all, in my class, this was the case with both my classmates and my professors. Our class is, in fact, composed of multiple numbers of different nationalities (Brazilian, Portuguese, Albanian, Turkish and Indonesian nationals, to cite just some), boosting the possibility of creating a network (but especially friendships), not only limited to the local but also at an international level. All the conversations and the sharing of personal issues have made me grow, both personally and professionally. Also, the coterie of professors is made up of many international individuals (or at least, they have a strong international background), allowing us to see diverse methodologies of approaching matters and relating to students.
This aspect is, in my opinion, particularly important because nowadays we are (luckily) more and more forced to face different cultures with their particular beliefs and traditions and we should be able to interact and create relationships, both at human and professional level, in this multicultural environment.
Also, the bootcamp experience has shown me how important it is to work in a global organization (even in a group with few people), and has given me the opportunity to exchange views with people with different values, cultures and behaviors in a genuinely international environment.
The last aspect is the international week we experienced in Barcelona (we are also leaving for Monaco in a month’s time!), that helped, in a real sense, to add an international breath to the whole MIP journey.
Once again, I feel that this MBA represents a great experience; it is giving us an intense and useful academic education and an incredible international network.
Second year, I am ready for you!
About the author
My name is Pietro and I grew up in Milan, where I am currently living. I work in Switzerland, in the Supply Chain division of a clothing multinational. I am the husband of an incredible wife and father of 2 crazy kids.