EMBA alumni testimonials

An EMBA in Europe’s economic powerhouse

Develop yourself as a manager and a leader.

Alumni describe the ESMT experience as one of the most enriching, liberating, and intense journeys of their lives. A credential recognized the world over, the ESMT Executive MBA has helped individuals open doors, break ceilings, and push boundaries, both within themselves and within their companies.

Learn more about the personal and professional journeys of some of our EMBA alumni below.

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Life sciences

Life sciences

EMBA alumna Melissa Hara talks about her professional path within Bayer, moving from Schering in Brazil and Mexico to Berlin for her EMBA. Her next step will be moving back to Brazil to become Bayer's PMO lead for the local integration of Monsanto.

Read the interview here.

Insurance

Insurance

Watch as EMBA students from Germany, Bulgaria, the UK, and Poland describe ESMT’s foundation in industry during every step in the EMBA. From the level of professionalism, the emphasis on cases, and the high quality of classmates, ESMT candidates from the insurance industry gain cutting-edge knowledge that challenges themselves in unexpected and rewarding ways.

Claudia Donzelmann EMBA Participant Allianz
Energy

Energy

Kristen Herde, ESMT EMBA alum from the USA, with multiple years of experience as an HR professional in North America and Europe states, “I selected ESMT because it was a European-centered EMBA, working in Europe and having a European career – I thought that was very important.”

Kirsten Herde EMBA 2007-2009
Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

André Glardon, from Germany, was able to start up his own high-tech venture after the knowledge and contacts he gained during the EMBA program.

Andre Gladon EMBA 2007-2009
Financial services

Financial services

Italian Michele Gaffo was able to directly apply what he learned in the classroom immediately in his new leadership position at his company. About the effects of his EMBA, he states: “I don’t think it’s just about doing things differently, but it’s also about having new ways of interpreting what’s going on around me.”

Michele Gaffo EMBA 2008-2010