Kellogg-Schulich EMBA Student Gains Global Connections
After returning from Brazil, Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA student, Minh Tran (EMBA ’20), is continuing to be “unexpectedly delighted by the education and experiences offered.”
As part of the curriculum, students are required to complete a Global Strategy Project overseas for a week. Tran and his teammates decided to focus their project on Brazil because the country offered huge untapped markets and represent the greatest potential for future growth.
The team studied the country’s significant housing deficit. “We saw an opportunity to introduce innovative modular construction technology that offered better quality housing that could be delivered more efficiently than currently available in the Brazilian market,” Tran said.
From this trip, they learned that to successfully conduct business in this country, they would have to establish strong relationships with local partners to navigate the society and regulatory barriers.
Tran shared why he decided to pursue this degree in the first place and if the program has met his expectations so far. “After working for 20 years, I was very comfortable and confident in what I knew. I knew the EMBA was what I needed to take me to the next level professionally and personally.”
“Since enrolling in the program, life has become more exciting. The practical frameworks learned in class have allowed me to make meaningful contributions at my company. More importantly, the genuine relationships that I have built with my cohort and the Kellogg network has opened new opportunities for me. It is hard to describe in words. The program really needs to be experienced.”