Barcelona Chronicles - A tale of enchantment, growth and global business adventures

Vasundhra continues her summer school adventure as she shares her journey at Esade Business School in Barcelona.

Buildings in Barcelona

Dear Readers,

As I continue my transformative journey at Esade Business School, one aspect that has captivated my heart and mind is the enchanting city of Barcelona. With its vibrant culture, rich history, and stunning architecture, Barcelona has not only provided the perfect backdrop for my learning experience at Esade but has also become a place of inspiration, personal growth, and unforgettable memories.

An Enriching Academic Journey: Unveiling the Curriculum and Insights into Esade's Business Program

The curriculum at Esade has been nothing short of inspiring, offering a comprehensive blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application. The courses and workshops I attend delve deep into various aspects of business and leadership, equipping me with essential skills and knowledge to thrive in the corporate world.

The courses and workshops I attended were thoughtfully designed to delve deep into various aspects of business and leadership. From the very start, each class was well-planned and captivated our curiosity, fostering critical thinking that extended beyond the classroom.

One course that left a profound impact on me was "Innovation and Entrepreneurship." In this engaging class, we were encouraged to embrace creativity and embrace risk-taking as we explored innovative solutions to real-world challenges. The emphasis on social entrepreneurship aspect within innovation and entrepreneurship ignited a passion within me to not only create successful businesses but also to make a positive impact on society.

In addition to "Innovation and Entrepreneurship," another course that stood out was "Digital Disruption". This eye-opening class explored how new technologies are reshaping the business landscape. We delved into the digital revolution, analysing how businesses can leverage these advancements to stay ahead in the fast-paced world of business.

The faculty members at Esade are not just experts in their respective fields but are also passionate about imparting knowledge. Their dedication to teaching makes each class a journey of discovery, where we not only gain insights but also develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

Classes at Esade were not merely mundane lectures but interactive experiences. With each class lasting two hours, we had ample time to engage with professors, ask questions, and share our ideas. These interactions allowed us to grasp the intricacies of the business world and build a strong foundation for our future endeavours.

Overall, studying at Esade Business School has been an enriching academic journey that has provided me with essential skills, broadened my perspective on business, and nurtured the entrepreneur within me. From exploring innovative solutions to embracing the power of digital disruption, my time at Esade has been nothing short of inspiring.

Social Activities and Exploring Barcelona: Building Connections and Enchanting Adventures

Beyond the enriching academic experience, Esade has also provided me with unparalleled opportunities to build meaningful connections. The diverse cohort of students from around the globe has exposed me to different cultures, perspectives, and ideas.

Networking events and collaboration projects have been instrumental in connecting me with professors, industry professionals, and fellow participants. These interactions have not only expanded my professional network but have also offered valuable insights into the global business landscape.

One memorable encounter was during a guest speaker session, where I had the opportunity to engage in a stimulating conversation with a successful management consultant from Deloitte. His advice and encouragement were invaluable, motivating me to pursue my entrepreneurial ambitions with greater conviction.

Outside the academic realm, exploring Barcelona during my free time has been an equally captivating experience. The city's charm and allure are evident in every corner, from the historic Gothic Quarter to the bustling La Rambla.

Immersing myself in the local culture has broadened my horizons, as I indulge in traditional Catalan cuisine, witness breath-taking flamenco performances, and marvel at the works of architectural genius like Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Família.

One outing that left me spellbound was my visit to Park Güell. The whimsical designs and artistic beauty of the park transported me to a world of imagination and creativity. It was a reminder that innovation and beauty can coexist, reflecting the very essence of Esade's emphasis on both business excellence and social responsibility.

As I stroll through the enchanting streets of Barcelona, I am in awe of how this city complements my learning journey at Esade. Each experience, whether inside the classroom or amidst the city's beauty, has left an indelible mark on my heart.

A heart-warming Journey of growth and discovery 

Barcelona has not only enriched my academic pursuits but has also offered a space for personal growth and introspection. The people I have met, the places I have explored, and the experiences I have cherished have all contributed to the person I am becoming.

I have learned that learning goes beyond textbooks and classrooms; it is about embracing every opportunity and staying open to the lessons life has to offer. From the intellectual challenges of the academic program to the cultural experiences of Barcelona, my journey has been a beautiful tapestry of learning, connection, and enchantment.

As my time at Esade continues, I eagerly await the next chapter of my adventure, knowing that each moment will be brimming with inspiration and discovery.

Thank you for joining me on this heart-warming and transformative expedition.

Written by Vasundhra Raj, August 2023.

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