George Jones, M.B.A. Sourcing Manager, Whirlpool Corporation, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
"Spending my last mini-semester abroad at WHU is an academically enriching and amazingly fun way to finish my Tepper MBA. The program is well structured to provide the perfect balance of lecture, case work, relevant corporate visits, and, of course, culture. Visits to Slovakia and Czech Republic help drive home stark differences in economies and growth among Central and Eastern European countries. Lecturing professors are all leaders in their respective fields and are surprisingly down to earth; each taking a genuine interest in our backgrounds, interests and career plans.
Some business schools refer to 'business agility' as a skill you gain in their MBA program; this international experience offers just that. Studying here has shown me that being agile and adaptable is an even greater component to being successful in European business. The program at WHU not only reveals this truth, but gives tools to navigate complex business situations that you will certainly not encounter in the US.
I applaud Dr. Frenkel and the rest of the team for constructing such a unique and well planned program. It has definitely added a new dimension to my MBA experience. I encourage any future Tepper student to take advantage of this opportunity."