As I started my professional life as a mechanical engineer, I was involved in various projects which required not only engineering knowledge, but also to also have basic knowledge about business, project management and leadership skills. In the beginning of my carrier I was mostly responsible for managing my own projects but as time passed and my boss recognized my potential, my responsibilities have grown.
Suddenly, I was responsible for leading group of people with various education levels, different backgrounds and personalities, which represented a big challenge for me as I had no formal education about subjects needed to a leader as I would like to be. This new role came with the requirement to know more about good business practices and to understand how business today works.
Parallel with this carrier advancement, I have decided to start my own company and to offer my engineering services to the market. This step brings new challenges into my life; how should I organize my business, marketing, sales channels etc.?
And then I got the opportunity to join COTRUGLI Executive MBA program as their program covered all the subjects about Sales, Marketing, Operations and Strategy Management, HR. An additional benefit was the flexible and modular program approach which allowed me to attend all lectures with as little as possible influence on my work.
The program was very intense and required a lot of preparation before and after the lectures, but in the end, all that work gave me a completely new standpoint about everything; professional and private life, business and most importantly it gave me a new perspective.
After successfully finishing the program I decided to quit my job and to put my focus on growing my own company. The knowledge gained from COTRUGLI Executive MBA program helped me run my business efficiently and to help our customer solve their problems in organizations.
Today I’m proud of our team and the projects which we have successfully finished and I’m looking forward for future opportunities.