MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation
Class of 2016
from University of Vienna
Institutional Sales at Vanilla Capital
I was able to meet and learn from experts from a variety of backgrounds who have shaped my understanding of a quickly evolving business landscape
Before coming to HEC Paris, I earned Bachelor’s degrees in Chinese Studies and in International Business Administration at the University of Vienna. During that time, I spent two years in China studying Mandarin Chinese, expanding my cultural horizon and gaining work experience at an industrial company in Beijing. In Vienna I worked part-time for an asset management company.
HEC Paris was on my list of top schools right from the start. Apart from the school’s excellent reputation, I was generally attracted by the opportunity to move to France. The SASI program drew my attention because of its rare combination of sustainability and social topics with a rigorous business perspective.
An original program design
The program combines classic business theory with novel approaches tailored to the needs of a changing business culture. It relies on practice-oriented learning, with plenty of support from academic experts as well as the business community. The diversity of its students in terms of cultural, educational and career background contributes significantly to the intensity of this learning experience.
Building on existing knowledge
On top of my undergraduate degree in business, the courses and projects at HEC Paris have substantially increased my ability to practically apply my knowledge. They have also sharpened my critical understanding regarding the process of creating and building a business and given me tools to improve this process.
Meet exceptional individuals
Thanks to the diversity of courses and electives offered, I was able to meet and learn from experts from a variety of backgrounds who have shaped my understanding of a quickly evolving business landscape and also contributed to the development of my career aspirations.
I am particularly interested in the consumer goods sector and the food industry.
Published on March 8 2016