‘I have been working with international companies for more than 10 years. While working for companies like ING and Accenture, my responsibilities included managing international ERP and other business systems implementations, supply chain management and setting up a shared finance centre. I currently work for Avanade.
I decided to enrol in an MBA programme because of the nature of my work. As an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) consultant, I am responsible for implementing system solutions for diverse clients in different business areas. The MBA helps me to understand the strategic decisions of our clients and to find a solution that help clients reach their objectives. I chose the ABS because of the UvA’s good reputation in the Netherlands and abroad.
Each of the courses we studied so far contains relevant topics, which I can directly apply in my job. The subjects are comprehensive, covering both business cases from real life situations and academic papers. I’m in class with students from all over the world and their different backgrounds are a great resource when it comes to solving group exercises.
I find the professors in my programme are very knowledgeable and very demanding. This ensures a high quality education.
Studying in Amsterdam has worked out really well for me. The city is located in the heart of the Netherlands. As consultant I have to be flexible with travelling and the central location of the university makes it possible for me to work alongside my study.
After completing the MBA programme I would like to pursue a position which allows me to participate in the strategic decisions of my employer.’