Cross Continent MBA*
My career seemed to be heading in a specialized direction tying me to one field and region, and I needed an MBA to transition to the next step. I felt most program formats came with significant drawbacks—for a full-time program it was the lost income, and for part-time formats it was the program duration. When I discovered that the Cross Continent MBA allowed me to continue working, explore culture and business practices across the globe, all in under 2 years, I was sold. Plus the curriculum was exactly the same as the Daytime program, and had the same professors. There was no downside.
I worked for Credit Suisse in their Equity Derivatives team and bridged sales, trading, and operations. I was responsible for accurately capturing trades after execution, and ensuring that trades progressed through the lifecycle.
I am now a Business Finance Partner for a Danish biotech company specializing in enzymes. Essentially, I’m a “mini-CFO” for the biofuels divisions, working with budgets, sales estimates, and product profitability figures to help the business line vice president make strategic decisions.
Advice for Prospective Students
Your life will get turned completely upside down the moment you receive your first packet with details prior to Term 1. The whirlwind won’t stop until after Term 6. To balance the obligations you’ll need to set expectations early with work, significant others, family, and friends. Dedicate the time needed to succeed and really learn the material. You are investing a lot in your education. To stay sane, schedule time for things other than work and school, because you need time to unwind to function. And set up shared calendars with teammates.