Participating in an exciting Solidarity Consulting Project of SUD

By: Masaaki Hamada (Class of 2017)

My internship experience in Solidarity Consulting Project of SUD was to work at Open Eyes Project, the small startup company in Delhi, for a month, and I especially worked on developing brand strategy and digital marketing strategy as well as creating a new tour category in the company, the wellness tourism. It cannot be simply explained how rich my experience in the project was because the everything I have experienced there was new and eye-opening for me. It was about living in a completely different place with a different culture, working at a small startup and social enterprise, and thinking about which skills and knowledges I could apply to this small business which is managed by only 2 staffs including the founder. Read the rest of this entry »

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Alumna Aline Noizet and her secret ingredients in Digital Health

The Encore event by the boards of Entrepreneurship Club and Healthcare club at ESADE MBA co 2018 welcomed alumna Aline Noizet. Aline was an MBA student of co 2012, and a successful example of a “triple jump”.

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Better Halves Welcome Lunch!

As everyone is settling and back to school, please remember to get your better half involved! Check out our welcome lunch and RSVP on the Facebook page!

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South Korea Study Tour

By Michael Longaro

Upon the completion of our first academic year of the ESADE MBA, sixty of us first year students embarked on a weeklong study tour in Seoul, South Korea. Met with incredible warmth and hospitality by our hosts at Yonsei University, Sangnam Institute of Management, one of the premier institutions of higher learning in South Korea, we were treated to five days of cultural, educational, and professional enlightenment.

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Welcome Better Halves Class of 2019

Welcome ESADE students of 2019!

If you have come to ESADE with your better half, please let them know we are here and to check us out on Facebook.

Check out our poster to know more: BETTER HALVES WELCOME

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Entrepreneurship Club Stockholm trek 2017

The Entrepreneurship Club has just returned from its second trek this year to Stockholm, after the very well received Tel Aviv trek. 20 ESADE MBA students jumped on the direct flight to Stockholm, the “Venice of the North”.

Stockholm has long been perceived as the capital of Scandinavia, as Sweden is, undoubtedly, the leader of the five Nordic countries. Sometimes considered a high-welfare socialist country, Sweden has recovered brilliantly from the 1990s social problems and built up a dazzling active business-driven society. In the 21st century, Stockholm proudly stands in the frontier of the European cities best for starting up a new business, lavishing with its rich resources in highly educated talents, strong financial investment, stream-lined government processes, and not to mention the extremely low corruption rate and well-governed legal system.

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Visit to La Fageda

On May 24th The Net Impact and Family Business club set out on a trek to visit La Fageda and Nutrex. The following post will focus on the visit to La Fageda.

The group arrived at La Fageda around 12pm and got to visit the facilities. La Fageda is a local social business that employs over 60% mentally disabled people while functioning as a co-operative where the employees are provided housing as well as employment. Read the rest of this entry »

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With Hope Comes Uncertainty

By Vishesh Dalal

When I got the option to pick a study tour as part of the MBA Program at ESADE Business School, I had the following options: South Korea, Colombia, South Africa and Germany (Berlin). Being passionate about entrepreneurship, Berlin seemed to be the easy answer as the objective of the tour was to network with start-ups and VCs in the Berlin start-up ecosystem. But I thought to myself, in the near future, will I get the opportunity to visit a South American country, along with my international peers, and learn about I continent I have never visited? The answer was easy: pick Colombia and explore a new part of the world!  Read the rest of this entry »

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Decathlon Visit

The Operations & Supply Chain Management Club celebrated the end of Term 3 by visiting the fulfillment center of Decathlon, the world’s largest sports retailer and online sports store.

After taking our last exam of Term 3, a group of 20 students met for a cava toast before heading from Sant Cugat campus to the fulfillment center by bus. There was an atmosphere of excitement and relief after finishing the first year’s courses, but also because of the participant’s interest in witnessing how a top company in Sports Business operates. When we arrived to the facility, one of the fulfillment center’s manager was kindly waiting to welcome us at the reception and briefly provide an overview of their supply chain before we embarked on a tour of the fulfillment center. We were pleasantly surprised in the way in which Decathlon reflects its mission to make sports accessible to the greatest number of people throughout its current distribution model.

 

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Berlin study trip – Exploring the new venture and high growth horizon

50 ESADE MBA students.
17 startups and venture capital companies.
5 days of excitement.
Invaluable learnings.

The ESADE MBA Berlin study tour for Class of 2018 didn’t put students sitting in a university classroom, but kept us moving from one company’s office to another, with a 7-day Berlin AB zone metro ticket.

In the pleasant breeze of Northern Germany’s month of June, we arrived in Berlin, which was once the greatest city of the world, and was seriously destroyed in WWII. Berlin bears mixed memories of pain and loss, but today it is vibrant and new again, and is recognized as one of the best startup hubs of Europe.

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ESADE visits Euroleague Basketball HQ!

At the beginning of February, ESADE Sports Business Club visited Euroleague Basketball HQ and received an informative presentation from Eduard Scott (COO of Euroleague). He presented the business, and after the presentation, opened to Q&A throughout which the members did not fail to deliver on. Euroleague has ESADE Alumnus working there, and we were happy to restore ESADE relationship with this great organization. Let’s go ESADE!!!

 

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The Healthcare Panel

On March 23rd, ESADE Healthcare Club held a roundtable entitled “where is the healthcare industry heading”. The panel was led by Felipe Lopez, manager of the Consumer Healthcare Business Unit at Chiesi Laboratories; Deirdre Field, Finance and Strategy consultant for Europe, Middle East and Africa in the Animal Health Department at Eli Lilly; Eric Hurel, regional HR manager for Europe, Canada and Latin America at Actelion; and Filippo Prina, director of IMS Health.

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Making the Move to Barcelona as a Better Half

As couples and families, making the shared decision to move to another country and pursue further education triggers a mixture of feelings. From elation about the new adventure to anxiety about the unknown, it can be an emotional rollercoaster!

Below, six ESADE MBA Better Halves reflect on the realities of moving to Barcelona as a Better Half. We share the worries we had before moving, the things we brought (and miss!) from home, our most rewarding experiences in the city so far, and advice to future Better Halves making the move. We hope that these insights will help support incoming Better Halves and their families to have a positive experience in Barcelona.

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Building the legacy – The ESADE MBA Consulting Club Dubai Trek 2017

Continuing the tradition, the ESADE MBA Consulting Club visited Dubai from March 30 to April 2, 2017. Why Dubai? – one of the leading international business centers, Dubai speaks diversity, just as our club members do. On the crossroads of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, the vibrant city is the hub of regional headquarters of all the top global consulting firms.

The trek was a great opportunity for the participants to experience the dynamic world of consulting in Dubai. The club was hosted by companies such as AT Kearney, Bain, BCG, Delta Partners, MonitorDeloitte, McKinsey & Company, PWC, and Simon Kucher. Apart from the members experiencing office culture first hand, each firm highlighted the peculiarities and trends for consulting in the GCC, presented job opportunities and challenged participants with case studies tailored to the region, in their own styles.

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Creativity Audit in action – visit Azzuro Innovation, an ESADE MBA startup

Every year, ESADE students participate in the Creativity For Business Innovation (C4BI) case competition. The founders of Azzuro Innovation were finalists in their year, and are among the first to put Ferran Adria’s methodology into business action.

Nikolai Tsvetkov and Ramon Serrallonga are two class of 2016 graduates from ESADE full-time MBA. They chose ESADE MBA because of its entrepreneurial spirit. After graduation, Nikolai and Ramon dived into starting up. They took a place in ESADE Eworks’ garage (The Egarage) and started rolling without hesitation.

Azzuro Innovation session for ESADE MBA
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Health 2.0 Barcelona 2017 – innovation for healthcare

The Health 2.0 conference and Healthio trade-show are annual events which boast a total of over 3000 visitors. This year they are co-hosted in Fira Montjuic. Both the Healthcare Club and the Entrepreneurship Club were present in the event as volunteers for Health 2.0 and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

The Health 2.0 conference opened with a pitch competition of EU eHealth SMEs. Throughout the three-day event, about a hundred of companies or representatives went on stage or exhibition. Their topics cover innovation for infrastructure, voices of patients and healthcare professionals, connecting healthcare system, regulatory discussions, applications for specific disease types, and also AI, VR and big data (as in every conference nowadays).

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ESADE MBA Tel Aviv trek 2017 – learn, see, imagine!

How often do you find yourself standing on a land of conflict, yet feeling stunned by its achievement in technology and business?

In Spring 2017, the ESADE MBA Entrepreneurship Club organized a trek to Tel Aviv. The preparation took 3-4 months, and was mainly driven by club VP Arthur Felizzola from Brazil. We were able to meet up with a high-growth startup, a local entrepreneur, and a venture capital firm to gain great insights on the startup ecosystem in Tel Aviv.

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SEAT Visit

Another month, and another event for the Operations & Supply Chain Management Club! This time it was the automotive industry’s turn, where we had the opportunity to visit SEAT’s Martorell plant.

A group of 25 students headed from Sant Cugat campus to the plant by bus where a SEAT tour guide was kindly waiting for us at the gates to welcome us to their plant. Upon entering the plant we were amazed on how advanced and organized their procedures were.

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Retail & Luxury MBA Career Forum in Bocconi

The biggest event for MBA students in Europe, interested in the luxury and retail industry for future professional development was organized in its second edition during the first days of March.

The event was held in SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan. Having the opportunity of attending the event in Milan, the worldwide epicentre of fashion and luxury, and sharing experiences with peers from the best business schools in Europe, such as LBS, Bocconi, IESE, Insead, HEC and of course ESADE to demonstrate top companies our energy and interest; generated big hopes.

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The Marketing Trek to Amsterdam #ESADEInAmsterdam

The Marketing Club organised and completed its trek for the MBA class of 2018 to Amsterdam, Netherlands on March 30th and 31st 2017. Based on our inputs from Members, we focused on the key sectors and facets of marketing that they were most interested in, namely in the FMCG, Retail and Technology space. Here is a brief overview of what we learnt on this memorable trek!

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