Meet Markus Kerbs – an IE Business School alumnus and 2014 graduate of the Master in Management (MIM). Prior to joining his class at IE, Markus had experience in management consulting and digital marketing and held a Bachelor in Business Administration. He is now a consultant at Accenture Interactive (part of Accenture Digital).
The IE Master in Management blog recently posted a fantastic interview with Markus. When asked about how his experience at IE and in the Master in Management program helped him prepare for his position at Accenture, Markus emphasized IE’s international, diverse and innovative culture.
“I am sure all IE students have heard this a trillion times, but the international atmosphere and the discussion with colleagues from all over the world definitely nurtures a global mindset. Also, the intense group work and numerous presentations during the MIM program are a great replica of the work situation in a consulting firm. Given the fact that the MIM Program is packed with a variety of challenges, tasks and opportunities, I needed to prioritize constantly, which is obviously a very important skill for a consultant as well.”
“With regards to the content of the MIM Program, while the first two periods strengthened my business foundation, the 3rd period really helped to enhance my understanding of key digital trends, key concepts/language and most importantly it allowed me to further develop my digital business mindset, if you will.”
“Furthermore, it was a truly fun and insightful experience to take part in the Global Immersion Week in Silicon Valley and get the chance to get to know and have discussions with companies such as Google, Twitter, Oracle as well as plenty of tech startups.”
You can read the full interview with Markus, and find out the type of responsibility he has been given in his new role, right here on the IE Master in Management blog. We thoroughly recommend it!
Want to know more about Markus’ IE experience? The Master in Management (MIM) is a ten month, customizable program for recent graduates looking to kick-start their careers or set up their own businesses. The program has two intakes per year, in February and September, and accepts admission applications on a rolling basis. The intensive, ten month program consists of core courses during the first two periods, where students will cover the cornerstones of business management and build a solid foundation, designed to expand their perspective to see the business organization as a whole. In the third term of the program, students customize their Master’s degree through the specialization period, aimed at deepening their knowledge in a specific area according to their interests and professional goals.
You can find out more about IE’s Master in Management here, as well as download the prospectus.