In a globalised economy, being able to think outside the box is certainly an asset, if not a requirement for success. There are few things that can help a person learn to approach problems and solutions in novel ways, like having a business background that crosses cultural barriers, borrowing diverse ideas from all over, and combining them into something extraordinary and new.
Wondering how this type of perspective might be gained?
One way is through studying at an institution that makes an international outlook a key component of your education. In such an environment, acquiring valuable cross-cultural insights becomes an inevitability instead of something that must be sought out. It’s an ideal solution for busy students with big dreams.
Curious about the ways this type of educational experience might benefit you? Here are three examples that illustrate the potential for transformation.
A Business School With an International Focus Lets You Experience More
There is nothing quite like experiencing a new culture to open a person’s eyes to new ways of thinking, new approaches to solving problems, and different examples of leadership and success. However, this type of growth takes time, and short vacations abroad will likely not be enough to gain an accurate understanding of them.
By attending a world-renowned institution like ESCP Business School, where education is split between multiple campuses in different cities, it becomes possible to enjoy the type of deeper exposure that leads to genuine growth.
This advantage stands out even more prominently if you choose the Bachelor in Management (BSc), the three-year programme that has internationality written in its DNA: students, in fact, study and live in a different European ESCP campus every year.
New classmates, new professors, and new cultural experiences await each passing year—frequent enough for consistent excitement but sufficiently prolonged for actual personal and intellectual development to occur. This represents the ideal balance for budding management professionals looking for a truly international education.
Language Learning Opportunities Build Real Skills for Lifelong Benefit
To learn a new language is to open up new worlds for discovery. Suddenly, totally new repositories of information become accessible, and deeper relationships become possible with native speakers. In business, there is an additional benefit to be had from being able to speak with potential suppliers, clients, collaborators, and others who might speak a different language, too.
With that in mind, it is worth seeking out a management degree that includes concrete language learning opportunities. These might consist of course material being delivered in different languages, opportunities for immersion in different cultures, and other approaches to language learning that allow for quick but comprehensive gains in skill.
The ESCP Bachelor in Management (BSc), for example, includes both in-class and digital language courses throughout the programme, and some of the classes can be delivered also in French or Spanish, depending on location. Embrace an opportunity like this, and you could become the kind of multilingual, worldly asset that employers will not be able to resist.
The Best Management Degree Programmes Draw a Diverse Pool of Students
Building strong bonds with individuals with unlike backgrounds and perspectives is an excellent way to gain a better cross-cultural view of business and the world. You might learn about diverse attitudes toward business held in different regions, for instance, or about particular customs or norms observed by a given culture. Of course, working and learning alongside a close group of diverse people can also lead to a more remarkable ability to thrive in team dynamics. After all, in the world of business, differences in background and opinion are commonplace.
The cross-cultural perspective is particularly valued by ESCP, so much so that it is also brought into the classroom as an object of study.
“All courses have an international outlook and see diversity as an asset at different levels. Serving this purpose, in the second year of the Bachelor in Management (BSc), we offer the module entitled Intercultural Skills,” shares Chiara Succi, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at ESCP and Academic Director of the BSc programme for the Turin Campus.
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Attending an internationally-focused business school will place you in a context where students are drawn from all over the world, making exposure to this type of diverse group a certainty. Working alongside this multicultural group of peers, you can expect to undergo profound shifts in your perspective and build a network of ambitious and capable individuals you can turn to for advice and collaboration for years to come.
There’s no overstating just how valuable this can be throughout your career.
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