Twenty-six new MBAs, hailing from 20 countries and eight returning Part-Time Year Two MBAs, officially began their academic year on October 3rd.
First Day: the Economic Strengths and Dynamism of the Principality of Monaco
This first day of the five-day MBA Induction Week comprised presentations about the International University of Monaco, specifically about the Monaco MBA Program and its unique differentiation. A highlight of the morning was the presentation by Mr. Guillaume Rose, Director of the Monaco Economic Board, which focused on the history, and longstanding economic strengths and dynamism of the Principality. After a relaxing and friendly lunch, the day continued with the first class of the week on Organizational Behavior and Cross-Cultural Management, a fitting launch to the program for such a multicultural group!
The Importance of Working in Teams
This was followed the next day by workshops and seminars on team building and leadership in face-to-face and virtual environments. The ability to work in teams virtually is not only becoming a highly sought-after skill in the corporate world, but it is also a unique facet of the Monaco MBA. Of the 26 new MBAs, 15 are Full-Time/Residential, completing their degree in 2023, and 11 are Part-Time, completing their degree in 2024. Amongst these Part-Time MBAs, some will be attending classes residentially. In contrast, others will be attending those very same classes online, thanks to IUM’s highly interactive learning management system and platform. As one cohort, all the residential and distant MBAs will work residentially and virtually in teams.
Networking with the Alumni
The week continued with the launch of other core courses, such as Marketing Strategy, Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis, Data and Big Data Analysis, and Economics for Managers. But to ensure that the year gets off to a great start, on Wednesday night, the new MBAs, the returning Part-Time Year Two MBAs, and numerous Monaco MBA alumni from different years all went together for a fun-filled evening near Monaco’s harbor.
Updated 6 October 2022