2022 EMBA Immersion at Kelley School of Business by Yunsu Lee (Class of 2023)
Executive MBA Immersion I
Indiana University Kelley School of Business
SKK GSB's Executive MBA includes immersion programs at IU Kelley School of Business every year. This year, the first program took place in April in Bloomington, Indiana, and the main theme was "Leading in an Era of Continuous Change."
Yunsu Lee (Executive MBA, 2023) shared his experience as follows.
The first immersion program was meaningful and memorable for the 13th cohort in that the students went to Bloomington, Indiana, after bearing the long-lasting chaos of the pandemic. The Executive MBA program usually starts with the first immersion, but the 13th cohort finally went after the second term. Nevertheless, the students then understood each other much more deeply, which helped us get the most from their sessions.
We started the program by eating breakfast altogether, which energized us for the all-day learning. I admired Professor Douglas's passionate lecture on Leadership Challenge throughout the program. During his session, the students shared their at-work experiences and feedback. After classes, we walked around the Indiana University campus, reviewed the lessons, and chatted. Doing this, we reminisced about our old academic life and embraced our new MBA student life.
One of the precious memories of the immersion program must be the unforgettable dinner discussions and bar talks every evening. We talked over dinner with professors in fabulous restaurants and deeply with classmates in cozy bars. These heated, passionate discussions were all insightful and inspiring.
Now that the third term has started, the students feel more confident and motivated as the immersion program provided such cherishable memories that we all share. I look forward to the upcoming immersion program in Washington, D.C., and seeing how far the 13th cohort will have developed then.
I have no doubt about the promising future awaiting the 13th cohort of SKK GSB - Executive MBA!