Name : Julian Fatehpour
Current job title : business technology consultant at Capgemini
Year of graduation : 2015
Nationality : German
Why did you choose this MSc?
“I want to study a specialised master in marketing, so I searched for the best offer. In my opinion the available courses at RSM are unique in their focus. The portfolio was very attractive, especially in the area of statistics and digital courses. Also, the high international reputation convinced me and the study approach that is more research-oriented than most of the business school approaches I know of.”
How would you describe the programme and RSM?
“The programme was very well structured. Some core courses in the beginning of the programme helped to refresh statistics knowledge and basic fundaments of marketing. These courses were especially valuable for the thesis. Also the personal development course was very helpful and insightful for me, as well as the specialisations.”
What was the biggest challenge in this master?
“The biggest challenge for me was combining the work in the Marketing Association Rotterdam, the normal course work, and the thesis work. In terms of time management that was a tough challenge. But overall I enjoyed the very interesting time I had.”
What made the greatest impression?
“The greatest impression I had were our professors. They really supported us when we needed them and behaved most of the times more as facilitators rather than ‘classic’ professors that I knew from Germany which seem to be unreachable and make top-down education. The high amount of interaction and discussion in the classes and the humanity and knowledge of the professors impressed me.”
How did your studies at RSM shape your career?
“My studies directly influenced my career as my current employment directly evolved from a guest lecture at RSM. In my last specialisation course, Capgemini held a guest lecture and convinced me to join. After having a first contact there, I got into the recruiting process and here I am now.”
What are your future plans?
“First, I want to learn as much as possible in consulting. My dream for the future is to have my own digital start-up, and co-found my own NGO. It was always my passion to learn and help, and it always will be.”