MBA recommendation in Europe (entrepreneurship & social/environmental development)


Hello everyone,





I would like some help and guidance regarding the best MBA options for my case.Currently I'm preparing for the GMAT considering starting in 2022 and in the process of talking to some schools and deciding on the most suitable schools for my profile and goals.


I'm Brazilian (where I currently live), female, and I have over 10 years of experience, a few at a large consulting firm and most of all working in a large corporate bank / financial services sector. In these last two years I started to plan some changes with the challenge of fulfilling some dreams and this led me to seek a change in my career and location. For that, I'm looking for an MBA that will help me in this challenge, in which my goal is to work on social/environmental development (through the creation of new businesses / solutions, whether starting my own business or in international agencies / NGOs, startups, consulting).


Considering my profile, experience and goals, I am focusing my search for European schools focused on entrepreneurship, innovation and development / social sustainability and that are good in international mobility. Within that, my main targets so far are the Netherlands and Spain (currently I am considering RSM, ESADE, IE and maybe IESE). I also researched in Switzerland, but after some conversations with alumni/recruiters, I believe the difficulties would be greater there.


Given all this, I'd like your opinion on these options (or others that I haven't considered, if any) and among them which would be the best in my case.


I look forward to receiving your feedback!


Thank you!

[Edited by mba2022_ac on Jun 04, 2021]

Hello everyone, <br><br>
<br><br>
I would like some help and guidance regarding the best MBA options for my case.Currently I'm preparing for the GMAT considering starting in 2022 and in the process of talking to some schools and deciding on the most suitable schools for my profile and goals.<br><br>
I'm Brazilian (where I currently live), female, and I have over 10 years of experience, a few at a large consulting firm and most of all working in a large corporate bank / financial services sector. In these last two years I started to plan some changes with the challenge of fulfilling some dreams and this led me to seek a change in my career and location. For that, I'm looking for an MBA that will help me in this challenge, in which my goal is to work on social/environmental development (through the creation of new businesses / solutions, whether starting my own business or in international agencies / NGOs, startups, consulting).<br><br>
Considering my profile, experience and goals, I am focusing my search for European schools focused on entrepreneurship, innovation and development / social sustainability and that are good in international mobility. Within that, my main targets so far are the Netherlands and Spain (currently I am considering RSM, ESADE, IE and maybe IESE). I also researched in Switzerland, but after some conversations with alumni/recruiters, I believe the difficulties would be greater there.<br><br>
Given all this, I'd like your opinion on these options (or others that I haven't considered, if any) and among them which would be the best in my case.<br><br>
I look forward to receiving your feedback!<br><br>
Thank you!
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Duncan

It sounds like Esade, but I think you need to sharpen your goals. Do you want to be a corporate employee or social entrepreneur? Develop a most likely hypothesis and start from there. 

It sounds like Esade, but I think you need to sharpen your goals. Do you want to be a corporate employee or social entrepreneur? Develop a most likely hypothesis and start from there.&nbsp;
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It sounds like Esade, but I think you need to sharpen your goals. Do you want to be a corporate employee or social entrepreneur? Develop a most likely hypothesis and start from there. 


Thanks for your response, Duncan.
I certainly have the objective of becoming a social entrepreneur in the future, but I imagined that an experience in this area of socio-environmental development was necessary, or at least important, before embarking on entrepreneurship. That's why I haven't narrowed down my entrepreneurship plan until now. What do you think?
  Anyway, would ESADE fit more into the business of entrepreneurship? But if I choose to go on the corporate employee side, what would be the best option?
Firstly, RSM seemed to me to be a better option for international mobility because of the opportunity to stay in the country for longer after the course, since I don't have European citizenship. Should I worry about that, in your opinion?
I appreciate your attention and comments.

[quote]It sounds like Esade, but I think you need to sharpen your goals. Do you want to be a corporate employee or social entrepreneur? Develop a most likely hypothesis and start from there.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thanks for your response, Duncan.<div><br></div><div>I certainly have the objective of becoming a social entrepreneur in the future, but I imagined that an experience in this area of socio-environmental development was necessary, or at least important, before embarking on entrepreneurship. That's why I haven't narrowed down my entrepreneurship plan until now. What do you think?</div><div><br></div><div>&nbsp; Anyway, would ESADE fit more into the business of entrepreneurship? But if I choose to go on the corporate employee side, what would be the best option?</div><div><br></div><div>Firstly, RSM seemed to me to be a better option for international mobility because of the opportunity to stay in the country for longer after the course, since I don't have European citizenship. Should I worry about that, in your opinion?</div><div><br></div><div>I appreciate your attention and comments.</div>
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Duncan

Not many foreign people speak Dutch, but RSM is a great choice if you do. Take a look at: https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-mbas-for-international-students-placement-35651

If you want traditional employment, work out where you will be highly valuable and able t be congruent with your goals and values. Think about specific roles, in specific firms and countries. For example, what are Europe's major exports to Brazil, or imported from Brazil? Perhaps your background can be an asset rather than a liability? 

Not many foreign people speak Dutch, but RSM is a great choice if you do. Take a look at: https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-mbas-for-international-students-placement-35651<br><br>If you want traditional employment, work out where you will be highly valuable and able t be congruent with your goals and values. Think about specific roles, in specific firms and countries. For example, what are Europe's major exports to Brazil, or imported from Brazil? Perhaps your background can be an asset rather than a liability?&nbsp;
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RAFARN

Hi, mba2022
I'm Brazilian too and I did an Executive MBA at Esade Business School starting in 2017. If you are focused on entrepreneurship, I have no doubt that Esade is the best option for you. And it is not my personal opinion only.
https://poetsandquants.com/2020/10/27/the-worlds-best-mba-programs-for-entrepreneurship-in-2021/3/
I don't know where you live in Brazil, but I'm pretty sure that the city of Barcelona would be an incredible experience in your life. The culture and way of life fits with our Brazilian style. The winter is not so hard as it is in other regions, even in Spain. That is why I'm still living here.
Hope this helps.



Saludos.






 

[Edited by RAFARN on Jun 05, 2021]

<div>
</div><div>Hi, mba2022</div><div><br>I'm Brazilian too and I did an Executive MBA at Esade Business School starting in 2017. If you are focused on entrepreneurship, I have no doubt that Esade is the best option for you. And it is not my personal opinion only.</div><div><br></div><div>https://poetsandquants.com/2020/10/27/the-worlds-best-mba-programs-for-entrepreneurship-in-2021/3/</div><br><div>I don't know where you live in Brazil, but I'm pretty sure that the city of Barcelona would be an incredible experience in your life. The culture and way of life fits with our Brazilian style. The winter is not so hard as it is in other regions, even in Spain. That is why I'm still living here.</div><br>Hope this helps.<br><br><br><br><div>Saludos.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>
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mba hipste...

I honestly don't think it's that clear cut. Esade is certainly a good choice, but so is IE. In fact, IE is listed here and ESADE is not:

https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-entrepreneurs

I honestly don't think it's that clear cut. Esade is certainly a good choice, but so is IE. In fact, IE is listed here and ESADE is not:<br><br>https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-entrepreneurs<br>
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