“The Global Online MBA is the best of both worlds: fast-paced learning with some of the most talented academics and students I have ever met, while also being able to apply lessons learned in real time to the workplace.”
Combining his IE Global Online MBA with five years spent as a police officer in Australia, Christensen’s experience provides a unique insight into critical thinking, conflict resolution and evidence-based approaches to change management.
Rasmus Christensen, Denmark
Consultant, Projective Group
- Program studied
Define your Global Online MBA experience in one word.
In what ways do you think the Global Online MBA has changed your life, professionally and personally?
After spending five years as a police officer in Australia, I found the transition back to the corporate world challenging. Potential employers in the private sector did not value the experiences and unique life lessons I had acquired during this time. IE’s Global Online MBA empowered me to complement my experience and skills with knowledge gained from leading academic and industry experts. And lastly, it was my classmates who truly challenged me to discover my strengths and always strive to achieve my goals.
What advice would you give to students who are about to begin the program?
Don’t hold back. Challenge your classmates and be ready to be challenged in return. The IE MBA is an environment in which you need to give your all. The mix of cultures, perspectives and experiences is unique, as is the learning environment. Be prepared to open your mind.
What has been your favorite memory of the Global Online MBA so far?
My favorite memory has to be our final project, Set The Benchmark, for which we had to make a pitch to our classmates and professors, knowing we had given our all (and would continue working on our startup after the MBA!).
What is networking like in the Global Online MBA?
Networking is what you make of it, and is certainly something I improved on during the MBA. One of the main reasons for this was the genuine interest I had in my fellow classmates’ inspiring backgrounds and life experiences. What started out as mutually beneficial relationships have now become lifelong friendships.
Why did you choose to study the Global Online MBA?
The Global Online MBA is the best of both worlds: fast-paced learning with some of the most talented academics and students I have ever met, while also being able to apply lessons learned in real time to the workplace.
What are the residential weeks like? What are the online periods like?
Residential weeks are intense and great fun, filled with engaging classes and an amazing atmosphere—make the most of it!
Online periods can be tough. Find some balance between work, study, recreation and family, and in the words of Winston Churchill, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”