Larry Sandigo Campos

Our students are the core of the MaastrichtMBA programme. Students with a broad diversity on nationality, age and even professional background. The insights and thoughts of our MBA students describe the true experience of MaastrichtMBA. This time we talked with our Nicaraguan student Larry Sandigo Campos. He works as Demand Planning Manager EMEA at Westlake Epoxy, a leader in the manufacture and development of specialty resins, coatings, and composites for a variety of industries. Larry joined our Online track in September 2021.

FAST FACTS

  • Nationality: Nicaraguan
  • Start programme: September 2021
  • Entry age: 43 years
  • Track: Online MBA
  • Company: Westlake Epoxy
  • Job title: Demand Planning Manager EMEA

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO PURSUE AN MBA?

After finishing my Master in International Management, I was in desired to pursue an MBA. However, I started moving to different job positions at my current employer, and time started passing by, but not the idea of an MBA.

 

Finally, last year I decided that was time to go back to university. The main reason to pursue an MBA were to improve my leadership skills, to explore the latest international business trends, to learn and apply the newest management tools and techniques, and moreover to challenge myself with a strategic thinking approach.

WHICH SKILLS DO YOU WANT TO REFINE DURING THE ONLINE TRACK?

I would like to continue mastering my leadership and management skills, as well as learning the strategical and financial concepts and tools that I can apply in my daily job.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE FOR THE MAASTRICHTMBA PROGRAMME?

The main reasons for choosing the MaastrichtMBA programme are:

  • The Leadership Development Trajectory
  • The modern content of the programme
  • Triple Accreditation (AACSB/AMBA/EQUIS)
  • The blended and flexible format
  • The international diversity of students with different background and expertise

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE ONLINE MBA TRACK SETUP OF THE BLENDED EDUCATIONAL FORMAT WITH THE TEN ONLINE COURSES AND THREE EDUCATIONAL WEEKS?

The setup is just perfect because I can continue learning without giving up my personal and professional responsibilities. Moreover, the educational weeks and their content are motivating as you have the opportunity to interact face-to-face with your fellow students.

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS ONLINE EXECUTIVE MBA?

I have just finished my first year of the MBA, and one of the major learning process is that I have learned and expanded my knowledge by analysing and applying different strategic tools and techniques during the assignments.

 

In addition, by interacting and reacting to different subjects during the weekly discussions and group assignments it gives me the chance to digest, learn and apply this knowledge in my work and daily life. Each student brings in his own expertise and point of view and this to me is a very strong asset of the programme.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST ENJOYABLE PART OF THE COURSE SO FAR?

So far, the most enjoyable part has been the interaction and teamwork during the group assignments, because it is the chance to get to know more about your fellow students, and the exchange of ideas and expertise of each team member is just priceless and very inspirational.

 

Furthermore, I have enjoyed the modules Digital Business, Strategic Management, and Managerial Economics because I have learned different strategic tools that I could apply in my professional career.

AND HOW DO YOU EXPERIENCE THE MAASTRICHTMBA PROGRAMME DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES CAUSED BY THE CURRENT CRISIS?

Actually, the pandemic helped me to decide to pursue an MBA as I wanted to challenge myself and use my free time on something creative and valuable. Therefore, my experience during these times has been just amasing as I have a goal and purpose to go for after working hours.

ANY TIPS FOR SOMEONE THINKING ABOUT APPLYING FOR MAASTRICHTMBA?

Being part of the Executive Online MBA at Maastricht University has been a rewarding journey so far. Apply for MaastrichtMBA if you are looking for a programme that allows balancing the professional and personal life, a programme with a Triple Crown accreditation (AACSB/AMBA/EQUIS); and an international student body with great professional expertise across different industries.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME LARRY. WE WISH YOU ALL THE BEST WITH YOUR MBA LEARNING JOURNEY!

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