Visiting Vallendar, Germany during Global Elective Week
There are many unique advantages to the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program – including taking Global Electives outside of Canada. Recently EMBA student Yvette Elliott travelled to Vallendar to Kellogg-WHU Germany for a week to complete two courses that were not available elsewhere – Luxury Brand Management and Analytics Edge.
“I strongly believe that taking these courses in another country enhanced my knowledge as perspectives offered could not be replicated in Canada,” Elliott said. “For example, with the Luxury Brand Management course, where better to learn this subject than the birth region of luxury itself? The professor and local students offered a perspective and history that I have never considered before.”
The courses aligned to Elliott’s career goals and are very relevant content to the current worldwide business climate – she was able to gain insight about environments outside North America by studying with global peers.
“Working with EMBA students from other countries will remain a pillar of favourite experiences from this EMBA program, I truly enjoy the banter in class through discussion periods as the cultural variations of perspectives comes alive,” she said.
While in Germany, Elliott was also went sightseeing – and her husband and infant joined her in Europe where they visited Paris and London together.
“No other experience outside of live-in and elective weeks can beat the strength of the Kellogg-Schulich network. The electives not only are taught by world-class instructors teaching unique courses; it also allows you to build relationships, camaraderie with Kellogg network peers,” Elliott said.