Three years ago, I decided that the best way to plan for my own future was to expand my career path. And the best way to go about this, I thought, was to acquire an internationally recognised diploma from a highly ranked business school which promised to ground theory in practical application. I got what I was looking for.
Bringing together well founded practical expertise with advanced research the Rotterdam School of Management’s MCC programme delivered invaluable new perspectives into the complex workings of modern organisations. The master classes proved to be deeply engaging and enhanced my strategic thinking, the breadth and depth of my core competencies, and the ability to hit the ground running in a large variety of communication contexts. At the same time, the flexible format allowed me to combine the modules easily with the sometimes heavy work load of a communications professional.
Was it easy? Yes and no. The accomplished lecturers and the internationally diverse group of fellow students made for an inspiring learning atmosphere. At the same time, the programme demands dedication, perseverance, and determination. Was it worth it? Yes! What I have learned has changed the way I go about my day to day work significantly. The benefits – both for my company as well as for me – are well worth the effort.
Marcus Balogh, Executive Communications, Credit Suisse Group AG, Zürich, Switzerland