One week has passed and we are now fully into our MBA. We have had a few academic classes so far and I have to say that I have been pleasantly surprised by their quality so far.
But before I go on and on describing my life as a student, I wanted to share a few facts about the September 2009 intake:
|Number of participants||138|
|Western Europe (outside France)||9%|
|Asia (outside India)||14%|
|Average work experience||5.6|
|Over 6 years work exp||31%|
|Between 3 and 6 years work exp||67%|
|Under 3 years work exp||2%|
- The small class size, so we get to know each other better.
- The diversity of nationalities. It’s not just the number of nationalities but also the proportions. I like the fact that we have roughly 1/3 of participants coming from the American continent, 1/3 from Europe and 1/3 from Asia.
- The diversity of backgrounds. I didn’t have time to take the numbers down, but from what I’ve seen so far, only a few of us came from banks or consulting firms.
- 29% of women student is pretty good. Actually the highest proportion of women I’ve been studying with since I left high-school.
- The average age of 29.6 and average work experience of 5.6 years which is significantly higher than most 2y MBAs, meaning that there will be more learning from real life experiences and less theorizing.