MBAs Without Borders: Experience In Emerging Markets Gives Graduates An Edge
"Without question, I'm far more likely to hire MBA graduates who have had management consulting experience in emerging markets over graduates who have not," said Amit Sinha, Head of Database and Technology Marketing at SAP.
As an employer who hires graduates from many MBA programs, Sinha himself took advantage of the International Business Development program when he was a graduate student himself several years ago at the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley.
"Graduates who have worked on projects in emerging markets develop a unique blend of experience in innovating solutions, along with collaboration and teamwork, can-do attitude, and humility," explained Sinha. These are vital qualities for professionals at a company like SAP, shared Sinha, because SAP works across all major global companies, impacting 70% of world trade. "Cultural sensitivity to business practices is essential, and so is the ability to identify opportunities in fast growing markets."