Senior Sales Director Mina Massoud has worked for research and advisory company Gartner for approximately two years.
“I enjoy my work immensely: I work in a high caliber team and the majority of our clients are senior business leaders, whom we help overcome a wide spectrum of business challenges,” Massoud explains.
Massoud decided to obtain an EMBA degree at Aalto EE to further enhance his capabilities in for example strategic management and financial operations.
“I opted for Aalto EE, because it is one of the top executive education institutions in the world,” he says.
Massoud describes the Aalto EMBA as a well-structured program with exceptional content.
The EMBA improved my business acumen tremendously."
“The study experience was superior from start to finish. The EMBA improved my business acumen tremendously, especially when it comes to strategy and finance. We had top notch professors from Aalto University and for example Cambridge, Harvard, and London Business School. Learning was enormously rewarding,” he reminisces.
“EMBA participants typically have highly demanding jobs. The Aalto EMBA program was designed in a way that genuinely took our challenging schedules into account and enabled a balanced life,” he remarks.
New perspective from other participants
For Massoud, interaction with other participants was pivotal in creating a rich learning experience.
“Our cohort was definitely the best part of the entire program. The network I gained brought tremendous perspective to everything I learned in class. Our discussions were highly stimulating and provided unparalleled learning that cannot be acquired from books,” he points out.
“I gained a massive change in perspective in how other industries perceive value creation. To date, my professional career has been in the private sector, in the high-tech industry. It was fascinating to learn how leaders in fields such as healthcare or public administration regard value creating, and what impact means in these environments,” he ponders.
The impact of the Self-development Process was so extensive that it is hard to put into words."
Massoud mentions the Self-development Process and Boston Study Tour as highlights of his experience.
“The impact of the Self-development Process was so extensive that it is hard to put into words. You undergo a significant personal transformation and start a lifelong journey of personal development. It taught me how pivotal it is to constantly scrutinize my thoughts and the way I respond in different situations,” he emphasizes.
“The Boston Study Tour was also a highly memorable experience. The top-notch professors and exceptionally interesting content significantly strengthened my financial acumen,” he adds.
Insights and tools for addressing tough business questions
Massoud says that above all, he hoped the Aalto Executive MBA would give him insights and tools that would help him address critical business questions.
“How to drive a company to expand revenues and profitability? How to secure sustainable growth in the dizzying pace of change created by disruptive technologies? Aalto EE provided the insights and tools for systematically tackling these kinds of tough business questions and consequently scaling the impact I make in my work,” he asserts.
Everything in this program was delivered with premium quality and great attention to detail."
Massoud says that he warmly recommends the Aalto EMBA program.
“Everything in this program was delivered with premium quality and great attention to detail from the world-class teaching to the outstanding customer service. The two-year program provides an exceptional experience, and I am pleased to recommend it,” he says.
“If you wish to gain ground-breaking perspective from others outside your own field of business, broaden your mind and your network – and you are ready to embark on a self-discovery journey and become a better leader, go for it. You will most likely be reborn as an improved version of yourself,” Massoud concludes.