COTRUGLI meant for me stepping out of my comfort zone. The feeling of accomplishment and the education and skill sets gained by earning this degree improved my confidence as making the way through my business world—and my life. By earning this degree, while also balancing work, family, social life, and other personal commitments (and not losing my sanity :) I found an immense sense of reward and personal achievement.
With top international lecturers, the program gave me an insight into the latest international business trends, the latest management tools and techniques as well as encouraged me to improve my business, teams and collaboration.
There are different ways you can establish credibility in your company and in your industry. But the academic version of street cred in the business world is for sure the EMBA COTRUGLI degree. To earn the COTRUGLI degree, I had to attend classes and study sessions, complete assignments on time, and push myself to work through complex coursework and all of this while continue to work. It takes a level of self-discipline that may not be naturally, but sure cultivates with time and effort while working through the EMBA program.
During that time, equally important is that I came into contact with faculty and fellow students and alumni of the program who begin to form and add to my existing network of colleagues. This includes people both within my industry and outside of it. The program also increased my exposure to diverse perspectives on global, social, and business issues as collaborating with students whose backgrounds, experiences, and career goals differ from mine.
Much of the knowledge and hard and soft skills I gained from Cotrugli is valuable and I immediately applied it in my industry and job thanks to widely applicable qualities like leadership, critical and analytical thinking, creativity, and communication. Unlike career-specific advanced degrees like a teaching credential or a faculty degree, EMBA COTRUGLI helped me to easily change the industry and offered me a new possibility to grow. During that time I switched to the financial industry within my career path as HR Manager, both in and outside of Croatia. Today, I am still in the global financial industry within the biggest CEE insurance group.
Whether you are trying to change your workplace, salary, industry or start your own business, this experience is a motivation that I would recommend to everyone as the best boost to fulfill your wishes!
In short, the EMBA program is as profitable as we invest in it. In the business world, either you develop into a competent business expert or your competition overtakes you.