Emilia Loie Andersen

Emilia Loie Andersen

MSc Strategic Management

Class of 2016


from CBS (Copenhagen Business School)

Research Analyst Intern at Spencer Stuart

HEC Paris does not only provide high quality education but also transforms you into a young professional and enables you to form a network for a lifetime

Prior to HEC Paris, I completed a BSc in International Business at Copenhagen Business School. During my bachelor-degree studies I spent one semester at McGill University in Canada. I have work experience from the Executive Search industry, where I was developing and executing research strategies for the recruitment of senior managers, C-level managers and board members.
I chose HEC specifically because of the high-quality education it provides, with the right balance between theory and practice, the high level of exposure to the consulting industry, and exceptional networking opportunities in a diverse and international environment.

A diverse student body

The MSc Strategic Management class consists of a diverse student body, with students coming from top-tier academic institutions from all over the world. This creates an academically challenging environment, which will push you the extra mile and bring you out of your comfort zone, but at the same time enables you to learn from your peers in a collaborative environment. The diversity of the student body brings both unique cultural learning to the academic experience, and gives you interesting new perspectives from other academic fields.

Close ties to the industry

The strong HEC Alumni Network enables the attraction of prominent and relevant guest speakers, such as the CFO of Kering Group, the Co-CEO of G7, and Executive Directors from Goldman Sachs, which adds significant value and insights to the learning experience. Furthermore, consultants from AT Kearney and Boston Consulting Group teach some of the courses, which makes the case material very relevant and provides the students with direct feedback, exposure, and opportunities to network with the largest international consulting firms in our classroom.

Flexibility in designing your degree

The MSc Strategic Management program allows you to personalize your degree to match your interests and future career direction. During the second semester, you will have a broad range of electives to choose from. Furthermore, students have the opportunity to complete either a certificate or a company project (a real-life consulting project completed in collaboration with an industrial company). I was delighted to be elected for the selective “Leadership” certificate, which is taught in collaboration with Pernod Ricard, and is focused towards developing the leadership skills of tomorrow.

Exceptional network opportunities

Throughout the fall we attended professional workshops with the largest international consulting firms, which has been a unique opportunity to learn more about the industry, as well as networking with potential future employers. In addition, the campus experience at HEC Paris allows you to establish close ties with your classmates, and creates a strong community feeling. I am certain that the networks formed at HEC Paris will prove a highly valuable asset for our future careers.
I would like to emphasize that the experience at HEC Paris does not only provide high quality education but also transforms you into a young professional and enables you to form a network for a lifetime. I am convinced that my experience at HEC has provided me with all the necessary tools to kick-start my professional career.

Published on February 15, 2016