On Wednesday January 24, Dick Oomen completed the MBA successfully by defending his BCP (Business-IT Alignment in SMEs – The Development of a Framework) in front of Boris Blumberg, Laury Bollen and Anant Joshi. We would like to congratulate Dick Oomen again and wish him all the best for a magnificent future! But why did he choose for the MaastrichtMBA in the first place? And what advice does he have for anyone considering an executive MBA at MaastrichtMBA?
I decided to pursue an MBA to gain new theoretical business insights. My knowledge was mostly limited to my profession, explicit business knowledge required development. After looking into different options for studying, an MBA was the most valuable option.
I enrolled at the MaastichtMBA due to three main reasons:
The study brought a direct pay-off towards my professional life in the challenges I was dealing with at work. New insights and theories were often directly applicable in my professional life. However, the MBA also brought me insights on “How to stay close to myself?” which ultimately caused a goodbye to my employer.
Enjoy and have fun. Next to that the fact that you are working on your personal development. It was fun to interact with students and teachers. This interaction provided additional insights and learnings and were – despite the fact that it is limited in time (one week) – very enjoyable.
Be open minded because the group is very diverse. The composition of the group changes during the courses (new students coming in and students who finished their modules leaving). This provides opportunities to meet new people, with other insights and experiences. You will learn most of them with an open-minded approach.
Some considerations to take in mind are:
I would like to address two items which are: