It was a great pleasure to welcome Bertrand Guillotin, International Programs Director at the Fuqua School of Management, Duke University to Grenoble EM in November. During his time at the school we were able to make a short video in which Bertrand talked about life at Duke. Having studied and worked in both France and the USA, he was also able to share his insights into and the differences between French and American styles of teaching and learning.
According to Geert Hofstede “Culture is more often a source of conflict than of synergy. Cultural differences are a nuisance at best and often a disaster.” Patrick Mazzariol, Vice President International Sales at Synchrony, Inc., USA, explains that an international learning strategy, language skills and embracing new cultures are the keys to overcoming this problem.
Over the past 20 years, management schools in France have led the way in providing young internationally minded graduates fit to work in modern business. They should recognize this and stop apologizing for what they have achieved.
This year four million lucky students will have an international experience in a foreign higher education institution. The success of this experience will depend on many things, but mostly on their ability to adapt to the new culture.
Many have postulated on the key components of business success. Theories build on approaches ranging from evaluating lessons learned to recognizing opportunities and having a willingness to take measured risks. Clearly such concepts can play an influential role. However, there are three key foundational imperatives for ensuring enduring success.
Across Europe, Business Schools are now getting in the full swing of the new academic year. So comes the moment to deal with subject that is on all business students’ minds and to wonder whether they are really that different to previous generations.
MBA Student Blog, Fuqua School of Business, Matt Rogers : “I am now one term down and more than halfway through term two at Fuqua. The pace and academic rigor serve as a constant reminder that in choosing the Duke MBA, I made the right choice.”
Modern World: “I was captivated by one of my favorite professors’ courses, in which he told us to ‘learn to tell a story that sticks’. I matched everything together and got to an interesting conclusion. Business Schools should provide Marketing students with at least a basic set of creative writing skills!!”
Textbooks and Passports: “Textbooks And Passports spoke to Sarah McGrath, who has been studying a doctorate in Cultural and Social Anthropology at a private university in Washington DC since August 2011.”
Textbooks and Passports: “The 21-year-old from Laverstoke, Hampshire, explains why he decided to pursue his studies in the States: “I was looking for a new experience after having grown a bit bored of the UK education system. I’d always loved visiting America so I thought it was a natural choice.”
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