As part of the Alumni career follow up program, IUM ensures it stays up to date with the careers of our alumni students.
To this end, IUM recently met with Florian Dumont, a 26 year old French IUM BSc in Business Administration alumnus, who is now working with Hootsuite Media Inc. as EMEA Online Revenue Analyst.
What’s your current position, in which company, and where?
I work for HootSuite Media Inc. as EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) Online Revenue Analyst in London. I’m making recommendations on our EMEA market penetration strategy, leading analytical projects, and working on optimizing the customer funnel.
Why did you choose IUM to do your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration?
I chose the IUM Bachelor because I was looking for a program that covers a broad range of topics. I was really interested in business but I didn’t know what my contribution could be. In addition, my long-term goal was to run my own company, so I wanted an insight into the various areas of business to gain a well-rounded view.
What have you learnt during your studies at IUM?
I started my BSc in Business Administration (undergraduate) program in 2008 and I discovered that IUM is more than just a business school. IUM is a small university, located in a small country that has a concentration of international businesses (5000 companies on 2sqm). Being the only higher level learning institution surrounded by so many international companies offer many learning and career opportunities.
IUM is an exciting business itself. It is growing, improving, and innovating all the time, which offers many opportunities for students to really contribute to the organization. It’s a fantastic playground for an entrepreneurial spirit. For instance, I find it way more interesting for a student to create an association which does not exist rather than just participate in a traditional university association which has been existing for the past 20 years and has more entrenched processes. The lessons learnt during the creation process and the rewards in terms of experience and self-development is extremely valuable.
So you can learn outside and inside the classroom.
Which skills or experience did you acquire at IUM that are useful in your current job and in the industry you are working in?
IUM opens your mind on working with different cultures, and challenges your way of thinking.
IUM has taught me to think “outside the box”, always pushing me to question what I had previously seen as the unchangeable established way of doing things. This is has been fundamental to my roles. I always try to find solutions to accomplish tasks in a more effective manner, always questioning and submitting suggestions to improve our processes and funnels.
Which advice would you give to students thinking of applying to IUM?
Going to IUM, you are in charge of what you will gain while in Monaco.
You can decide to just go to class, take your exams, graduate without taking advantages of all that IUM and Monaco have to offer. Or you can decide to make the most of your three years at the university, making friends for life, networking, building something, and investing yourself in your studies and all extra-curriculum opportunities you are offered. It’s hard not to succeed afterwards.
What have you done right after your IUM BSc in Business Administration?
After graduating from the IUM BSc in Business Administration, I joined London Business School (LBS) to complete a Master in Management.
How do you see yourself in 5, 10 years?
I’ll most likely be working at a director level overseeing revenue growth, or if I’ve done really well at a VP or C-level.
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