Brigitte Grifgnee

Here at the MaastrichtMBA, we love our alumni and enjoy staying in touch! We recently caught up with class of 2017 alumna Brigitte Grifgnee and reminisced over her experience at MaastrichtMBA and her current life. Read more to see what she is doing with all of that potential!

Fast Facts

Why did you decide to pursue an MBA?

I wanted to be able to collaborate with all the functions within an organisation with the right terms and understanding. Intuitively I knew a lot from my experience, but going through all the different topics covered by the MBA was widening my competences.

Why did you decide to pursue an executive MBA at the MaastrichtMBA?

I had the choice between Belgium MBAs and Maastricht, but I found the MaastrichtMBA more structured in terms of planning. The cultural diversity and the mix of nationalities were very interesting to me and I was convinced with the intensive use of English.

How have you benefitted from your MBA degree?

A lot of personal development amongst the module even if this was not the topic. You learn about yourself at every stage of the MBA as a lot of interaction is required before and after the modules as well. The internaltional week in South Africa also gave me the opportunity to bring competences to other type of organizations where the resources are scarce. You learn humility at the same time. Every experience counts.

What advice do you have for anyone considering an Executive MBA at MaastrichtMBA?

You won’t regret it. It will fit your personal planning as much as your professional planning as you can organise everything around the week modules. Above all you also discover the Maastricht atmosphere which is fantastic!

What should applicants consider when they decide to do an MBA?

Planning and balance between personal, professional and family time. Diversity, personal development and Thirsty thursdays!

How do employers benefit from employees with an MBA degree?

By breaking the silos internally as interaction with other people in other departments became a second nature!

What stands out from your MaastrichtMBA experience?

The eagerness to learn even more from others. Morever, the willingness to have a life balance.

What has been the most enjoyable part of the MaastrichtMBA programme?

Breaking the silo’s and becoming myself even more. And meeting fantastic people in the student group, but also in the MBA staff.
Brigitte Grifgnee
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