A confident man in a suit jacket with a backpack standing in front of a building with a grid-like structure.

Muhannad Mulfi

About me

My background in business administration has allowed me to work in various HR roles and I’ve always nurtured a strong interest in helping people grow in their careers. I decided to study talent development and human resources at IE Business School because I wanted to learn from the experts. Additionally, I hoped to network with top business and HR professionals worldwide.

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Muhannad Mulfi

"I have a strong interest in helping people grow in their careers."

Muhannad Mulfi

What was life like before the Master in Talent Development & Human Resources?

I’ve always had a strong interest in helping people grow in their careers. So, for my undergraduate degree, I studied business administration and management at a university in Texas, in the US.

I then went on to build a career working in various HR roles. Though diverse, they all let me develop expertise focused on hiring, employee engagement and performance management.

Why did you choose IE Business School?

I chose IE Business School for its strong reputation in business education. I was also drawn to the innovative Master in Talent Development & Human Resources. I wanted to learn from experts and connect with other business professionals from around the world, which the program provided.

I also wanted to gain advanced HR knowledge and build a global perspective, and I was interested in improving my leadership skills, which would equip me to handle complex HR challenges.

What are some highlights from your experience during the program?

I enjoyed the interactive workshops and practical case studies during the program. Its emphasis on hands-on experience helped me apply what I learned to real challenges, improving my problem-solving skills in the process. And while the strong focus on real-world learning and collaboration with classmates surprised me at first, working on live projects with leading companies has been a great experience.

What skills do you need to be a successful HR professional?

Core objectives differ in the public and private sectors. For example, HR in the private sector focuses primarily on competition and efficiency. Conversely, in the public sector, it focuses on compliance and serving the public. Although they have different goals, both need strong HR practices to thrive.

In my experience, the most valuable skills include good communication, strategic thinking and adaptability. Knowing how to leverage data and use it to make better business decisions is also very important.

What’s your advice for anybody considering the Master in Talent Development & Human Resources?

Be active in class and stay open to learning from new experiences and diverse perspectives. I also encourage you to take full advantage of the networking opportunities available here.