Real Humans of MBA Students: HEC Paris Executive MBA
Anju Issur, HEC Paris, Executive MBA
Undergraduate Institution & Major:
Economics & Finance, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and Global Banking & Finance, European Business School, UK
Pre-MBA Work Experience:
13 years of experience within the Financial Services Industry
Why Business School? Why Now?
There are plenty of other business schools, but for what I aim to achieve, there are not many alternatives to the HEC Paris EMBA. The EMBA program at HEC Paris is unique, challenging and enriching. HEC Paris is consistently ranked among the world’s leading business schools in all media classifications and across all programs. Rankings showcase the school’s academic excellence, which is the foundation of successful and meaningful careers. I wanted to be part of such a prestigious institution.
Why did you pick your school/program? What factors figured most prominently into your decision of where to attend?
- The school Ranking and reputation
- The alumni network base – HEC Paris has over 68,000 Alumni in network, providing business opportunities and unlimited possibilities to exchange with like-minded peers worldwide.
- The course structure and the diversity of the cohort.
- The lifelong learning experience from HEC Paris Alumni
What do you think is your most valuable or differentiating contribution to your graduating class?
The diversity of the class interaction has broadened my perspective and changed my approach to the way I look at things. Learning from the experience of other participants and the experience of the lecturers. The delivery of lectures is a world-class experience and the interactions in class are very unique and enriching.
Advice to current prospective applicants:
An EMBA at HEC Paris is a life-changing experience. It is a transformational journey and I strongly recommend prospective applicants looking to upskill to embrace this experience. The application process is rigorous, the course is demanding, but the overall experience is rewarding and transformational.
What is your initial impression of the school’s students/culture/community?
It’s been a lifechanging experience. Meeting and connecting with participants from diverse cultures and various industries has been an enriching experience. It has broadened my perspective and helped me develop a more holistic view of analyzing situations and improve my decision-making. Interacting with people from various backgrounds and cultures has increased my self-awareness and broadened my network base. I have connected with people and developed strong friendships. HEC Paris puts a lot of emphasis on value creation and developing leaders with purposeful leadership. This makes all the difference in the learning, the engagement, and the experience. The community and your fellow participants are respectful and very helpful.