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One of the requirements we have here at Vlerick is to work in teams to write a business plan.
The one thing that has pleasantly surprised me about pursuing my MBA at Vlerick is the non-competitive atmosphere of our programme. I believe that part of the reason for this, is that it is ingrained in the culture of the school and is a large part of the structure of our programme. Working as a group has literally been a part of the programme since our first introductory class with the Dean, where we were assigned to small groups to analyse our first case.
As I sit alone in my apartment with an antibiotic bottle in one hand and used handkerchiefs in the other, I cannot help but think that the harsh Milan winter has started to show its face. My Milanese friends in the MBA class tell me that I have not yet seen the real “cold, cold” Milan days – a statement that rather scares me a little.