Participant Insights

“In terms of what ‘excellent’ looks like, Ashridge is now my benchmark.”

Peter Markey
Chief Marketing Officer
Post Office

We believe that the best ambassadors we have are our MBA participants and alumni.

Would you like us to put you in touch with them? If so, please email us.

Andrey Matveev, Key Account Manager, MarketMaker4

Andrey Matveev

Key Account Manager, MarketMaker4 - an Xchanging Company

“My MBA course has given me the necessary confidence I needed to engage with Western companies directly. When I came back to a company in Russia, I managed to remove all the unnecessary middlemen in our existing procurement process by buying directly from companies in Europe and Asia.”

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Atal Malviya, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Odimax Limited

Atal Malviya

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Odimax Limited

The MBA increased my professional credibility, giving me the confidence to apply my knowledge and skills to the launch of Odimax. I think the MBA influenced the decision to choose Odimax as one of the ten most promising start-ups in Europe by the start-up accelerator programme, Ignite100.”

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Carl Friedrich Geyer - Area Process Coach, Lufthansa Cargo

Carl Friedrich Geyer

Area Process Coach, Lufthansa Cargo

“My first impression was on a dark November night, when I arrived the evening prior to the MBA in a Day event. I can only describe Ashridge as a ‘Hogwarts for academics’! Although it is an imposing building, it is a wonderful spot to reflect and enlarge my abilities and views on the world.”

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Claus Bendtsen - Associate Director, Computational Biology, AstraZeneca

Claus Bendtsen

Associate Director, Computational Biology, AstraZeneca

“Ashridge was the good fit for me. I knew this from the beginning when I attended the ‘MBA in a Day event’. There I experienced a classroom session, run by faculty and engaged with the Admissions team, so I knew what to expect from the beginning.”

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Jeannine Oppermann - Management Consultant, IT Strategy at Accenture

Jeannine Oppermann

Management Consultant, IT Strategy, Accenture

“Ashridge offers a great environment to broaden your own business horizon by gaining friends for life! Our Learning Support Group is still scheduling regular Skype calls to stay in touch with each other and sharing experiences around MBA topics.”

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Matt Stoney - Managing Director of BP Maritime Services

Matt Stoney

Managing Director, BP Maritime Services

“I know that I have more confidence since my MBA that my approach to problem solving and resolution of business issues is ‘on the right track’ – particularly with respect to the number one challenge: people.”

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Nick Griffith - Project Manager, Sky IQ

Nick Griffith

Director, Sales Operations, Ticketmaster

“Ashridge surpassed all expectations. The subjects taught were interesting, topical, and challenging. The way they were taught (especially through live consulting projects) was progressive and most importantly fun.”

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Peter Bjørn Eriksen - Account Director, Nørgård Mikkelsen

Peter Bjørn Eriksen

Account Director, Nørgård Mikkelsen

“I have found the Ashridge MBA a rich and rewarding experience. I enjoy the diversity of the classroom – I am the only Dane and there is a mix of six other nationalities. This really improves the learning experience and gives me the opportunity to find out what is going on in other markets.”

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Peter Markey Chief Marketing Officer, Post Office

Peter Markey

Chief Marketing Officer, Post Office

“I was sold by the reputation of the Ashridge faculty who actively consult for businesses and are plugged into the real world. At Ashridge, they teach you things they have tried and tested themselves.”

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Punam Sandal - Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Odimax Limited

Punam Sandal

Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Odimax Limited

“Other than the obvious positives associated with the location, the course, the content, the environment all were factors as were the balance of the experience of the faculty and the students I would be studying with.”

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Takashi Tsutsumi - HR Business Partner, Eli Lilly Japan

Takashi Tsutsumi

HR Business Partner, Eli Lilly Japan

“My experience at Ashridge has given me an opportunity to work in a multi-national company. Before Ashridge, I had difficulty with doing business across countries and cultures. Now, I enjoy making progress in business with our global colleagues.”

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Video Diaries

What has been your highlight of the Ashridge MBA?

What has been your highlight of the Ashridge MBA?

What was your MBA project about?

Introduction to the 2012/13 class

Reflections on the first day

Looking forward

First impressions of Ashridge

Interview with FT MBA student Jose Diaz

Interview with FT MBA student Leigh Fisher

Executive MBA Reflections

MBA Reflections Part 1

MBA Reflections Part 2