Name : Frank Brans
Current job title : Sales development at Salesforce (March 2018)
Year of graduation : 2017
Nationality : Dutch
Why did you choose this MSc?
"I chose this MSc in Strategic Management because I wanted to learn in-depth knowledge of various business elements on a high level. RSM is one of the most renowned business schools in Europe, and attracts talent from all over the world. Aspiring an international career, I saw this MSc as a great opportunity to engage with like-minded people and extend my international network while further developing business acumen."
How would you describe the programme and RSM?
"I liked the diversity of the programme, both in the way content was being taught and the elements that were discussed. Lectures were complemented with assignments and business cases that were studied in groups, and I felt this helped me to understand the theories quicker. Overall I also felt RSM as a business school is professional and well-organised."
What was the biggest challenge in this master?
"During group work in multicultural teams it was sometimes challenging to align individual efforts in the limited time we had. However it was great to see how quickly a team adapts and in the end achieves excellent results. I believe this added a nice extra touch to this master."
What made the greatest impression?
"The drive students at RSM have. Students have great backgrounds, ideas and eagerness. It is an inspiring environment to be part of."
How did your studies at RSM shape your career?
"RSM provided me with a solid foundation of business knowledge that helped me to better understand what areas of a business I find interesting. Realising what I enjoy doing and what I’m passionate about has had an impact on the career path I ended up chosing."
What are your future plans?
"Technologies are constantly developing and I would like to be part of it. I’d also like to travel and work internationally to meet inspiring people and learn new things."