Valeria Strappa

Student Perspective

Valeria Strappa '11, Citi Group, Latin America

"MBA knowledge combined with the live experiences in each country of residency gave me a completely different view of the world, broader and inclusive —and that's a key competency that global companies aim to have in its executives."

Additional Information

Gandhi Rajghat, New Delhi
Slideshow: Experiential Learning in India

The Global Executive MBA program incorporates unique, engaging learning activities. You will learn by doing and by seeing. This is the best way to create a lesson that sticks and may be re-applied in other settings.

Experiential learning opportunities include:


Live Case Studies: Leading companies present you with case studies related to their unique challenges.

Corporate Visits: You'll get an in-depth look into how global businesses are run with company visits and access to leading corporate executives. Although every residency is different, past corporate visits have included:

Experience Days: During each residency, you will participate in a unique Experience Day as part of the Culture, Civilizations and Leadership course. You will be taken outside of your comfort zone and immersed in the local culture to gain first-hand experience at navigating cultural differences, both personally and professionally.

Distinguished Speaker

Daniel Stone, VP of Strategy & Corporate Development at Lenovo, is one of many executives who have shared their business insights and strategies with students.

Speaker Events: During speaker events, executives discuss insider challenges and solutions that you won't hear anywhere else. Past speakers have included:

  • Mumin Azamkhuzhaev, Country Manager, Russia & CIS, Caterpillar
  • Thomas Frist, Co-Founder, China Healthcare Corporation Limited
  • Bidisha Ganguly, Head Economic Research Unit, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) 
  • David Michael, Sr. Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group - Beijing
  • Atul Midha, Country Manager, Giorgio Armani, India
  • Shivinder Singh, Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited
  • Ahmad Sharaf, Head of Transition Management, Office of Dubai Holding
  • Stephan Solzhenitsyn, Partner, McKinsey & Company (Russia)
  • Daniel Stone, VP of Strategy and Corporate Development, Lenovo
  • Pakpoom Vallisuta, Managing Partner, The Quant Group
  • Chris Viehbacher, CEO, Sanofi-Aventis