Alejandro Luna from the Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management: “I would choose EAE for the interaction with the faculty and the opportunity to have experiences abroad”
09 de September de 2020
09 de September de 2020
One of EAE Business School’s most highly acclaimed programs is the Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management , because, as a business school, we boast a highly experienced faculty, partnerships with over 6,000 companies and a practical methodology designed to train the leaders of tomorrow. Besides this, why is the Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management in such high demand? To find out, we decided to chat with the student Alejandro Luna, who told us about his experience at our School.
Student on EAE’s Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management
Alejandro, tell us about yourself. Where are you from? What are your passions? What do you do in your free time?
I am 23 years old and I live in Cerdanyola del Vallés. In my free time, I read and do sport. I also really enjoy travelling. That was one of the reasons that I chose EAE Business School, because it gave me the option of going abroad twice.
We know that choosing a degree program is not easy. Why did you decide to study business administration at EAE Business School?
I decided to study business administration at EAE because I love the world of business and my father works in a really big multinational. So, I took the opportunity to ask the advice of the Human Resources department at this multinational and they told me that, if I wanted to study business, EAE was the best option, as it offers the Bachelor Degree 100% in English.
In fact, EAE offers 3 formats: Spanish, bilingual and English but, by doing the degree in English, you kill two birds with one stone. As well as learning from the experience itself, you also improve your English, because the lecturers are really great and have a high level of English. As a result, you gain twice as much.
Tell us about the experience. What did you think of the program and the teaching method?
I am really pleased because it has been a very rewarding experience. EAE is not your typical university, where they give you theoretical classes and that’s it. At EAE, in many of the classes, you have an hour of theory followed by another hour of practice.
We analyse real case studies and have discussions, which give you the opportunity to speak to your classmates and develop skills that will be essential in the future for your professional life and job interviews.
Moreover, the lecturers are very good and, because there are not many students in a group, you really interact with them closely. In fact, I would say it is almost like a family, because you get to know them and build bonds with all of them. In addition, there is also the support department that help and guide you in any classes and courses that you are struggling with. They are always there to give you guidance. I rate that really highly.
Tell us more about studying practical cases. How would you rate this methodology for teaching Business Administration and Management?
They are all real cases that happened a few years ago, so we all read them and try to understand them. Then there are certain questions in response to which you have to develop the contents that you have previously studied. In other words, if you were a company facing this problem, how would you approach it?
This methodology is applied on various courses. On others, such as the Human Resources course for instance, we look at practical case studies of profiles that we need in our company and the strategies that we would use to find them. In addition, there are also a lot of teamwork exercises and presentations, which are really good because we will all have to speak in public at some point in our lives and the presentations help us develop the required skills.
In terms of networking, what events or services run by EAE would you highlight for boosting its students’ network of professional contacts?
I would say that lots of the networking events that they organize are really useful but, in my opinion, the best thing about the School is the relationship that you gradually develop with your lecturers and classmates. By building such a good relationship with them, you already develop a solid network of contacts which, in turn, steadily expands as you make progress and meet more classmates and more lecturers.
The events then bring the networking experience full circle, giving you the chance to meet people from other companies who know your lecturers and even your classmates.
What does a director need nowadays to succeed at a professional level? Has EAE helped you to strengthen these tools? How?
In my opinion, a business director has to be proactive and keen to learn. Moreover, I would say that the most important thing is learning to prioritize things, because that is the secret of doing things better and faster. Apart from that, obviously you need the theoretical concepts and knowledge required to operate in the sector.
Where do you see yourself in a few years’ time? What area would you like to work in?
That’s a good question because, a month from now, I am starting to work in company called Deloitte as a Junior Auditor. In fact, I am really pleased about it because, from what I have heard, it pretty much fits the profile that l am looking for. In 4 or 5 years’ time, I see myself as a manager at the company because, from the third or fourth year onwards, you can lead teams.
In my opinion, we can use all the skills that we develop at EAE, thanks to all the professional development course we have, enabling me to build a future at the company.
Do you have any advice for any young people who are unsure what Bachelor Degree to take?
I would advise them to take the degree that they really like without worrying too much what professional prospects it gives them because, in the end, you don’t usually end up working in the same field as your degree. However, if you are interested in the field of business, economics or marketing, I would choose EAE for the interaction with the faculty and the opportunity to have experiences abroad. Personally, I have spent time in the USA and Wales, so you have lots of opportunities, as well as the added benefit that I mentioned earlier, of studying in English.