I was really convinced that the Global Executive MBA from École des Ponts was the best education I could get. It is one of the top three leading engineering schools in France, known on a worldwide basis and I was fully confident that doing an MBA at École des Ponts would create the right momentum to move up in my career.
Three months into the program, I was promoted to project manager within my previous company, the Capgemini Group. The program also helped me find my new assignment with Metanext at Société Générale. Furthermore, the E-MBA degree has improved many of my skills.
What’s most special about the Global Executive MBA is that it gives you a holistic view on business on top of being an expert. In my opinion, the business plan development course is one of the most important courses in the MBA program. It gives you a ‘ready-to-go’ kit if you’re planning to launch your own company. And even if you’re not planning to be an entrepreneur it is a great tool and asset to have for your internal and external customers and your investors.
Nick has been a member of faculty at Warwick Business School since 2006. He lectures in Operations Management and Project Management on MBA and undergraduate courses. Until recently he was Assistant Dean for the Specialist Masters programmes at WBS.
Nick believes that success occurs at the intersection between research, teaching and consultancy. Influential research that drives management change only occurs through an understanding of industry which is gained through teaching and consulting. Teaching needs to be informed by both research and consulting practice. Consulting must be informed by the latest thinking embodied in research and should both feed and draw from teaching.
His research interests include lean and improvement methodologies, performance measurement and management, and viable systems. In addition, he has published in the area of pedagogic practice. He won an prestigious ESRC scholarship for his doctoral research and recently won ‘Best Paper’ for research published in the International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management.
He has won numerous teaching awards and is widely recognised for his innovative and engaging teaching style. Nick is a visiting professor at a number of business schools in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia where he teaches operations management, project management, supply chain management and operations strategy. He also provides executive education for a number of large UK companies in the manufacturing and service sector.
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