Thus, Mannheim is the ideal strategic partner for all aspects of management education for both individuals and institutions.
"Since the EMBA I have more confidence in myself and my leadership abilities.
It is sometimes challenging being a younger woman in a leading position, and I feel the EMBA provided me with a solid base of business concepts, presentation techniques and leaderships skills which gave me the confidence I needed to discuss, negotiate and interact with a variety of business professionals in high level positions.
Still, she felt that she lacked a solid knowledge of business concepts which were necessary to succeed in this new position.
Tawnya Van Groningen, who worked as Sales Manager for Europe at DCL at the time, evaluated different schools and programs and chose the Mannheim EMBA.
It appealed to her as it not only provided courses on every important subject related to business but also different methods and ways to present the information, including leadership camps, seminars, lectures, workshops and a variety of lecturers from both academia and business.
Tawnya Van Groningen was convinced that the strong focus on multi-cultural and multi-competence group work would further enhance her leadership skills as businesses become more international and working with colleagues of different cultural background becomes more important.
No matter what your current career goals are - as Germany's leading business school, will enable you to achieve them.
While we offer a wide variety of high-calibre management programs for all career stages, they all excel academically as well as providing practical relevance.
In addition to this, the three residencies located in France, USA and Asia appealed to her as it was an opportunity to gain hands-on experience for learning business concepts from different cultural backgrounds.
Tawnya Van Groningen also appreciated the time format: "Another advantage of the program is the length of 18 months and scheduled classes every other Friday and Saturday.
This was a schedule I could sustain in my personal life and my company could agree with while I was working a full-time position." The EMBA provided her with personal and professional benefits: "Since the EMBA I have more confidence in myself and my leadership abilities.
In the leadership workshops and exercises I also gained experience and tools to be a good leader and motivate my employees." She regards the program as one of the best experiences of her life: "It was a challenging 18 months but I learned a lot about myself.
It helped me identify my strengths, improve my weakness, fine-tune my time management and organizational skills and build relationships with classmates of different cultural backgrounds and professions.