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Apr 22, 2016

MBA blog: Old Europe

We received a warm welcome by dean Steef van de Velde who was happy and proud to host the OneMBA group at the RSM campus, and Academic director Marc Smelik walked us through the program for the week. After a short history class on Rotterdam city, we greatly enjoyed Martin Sutton’s and Koen Berden’s economic and broad political and economic perspectives on Europe…as it turned out many of the class members based in Europe had no idea of the existence of “Europe Day” on May 9…and had never sung the European anthem :). Great insights for all of us on the state of Europe; the affairs threatening its existence in its current form, the opportunities for enlargement by countries bordering the European Union, the enormous impact of the EU’s trade policies, but also the bureaucracy of Brussels and rising populism in various EU Member States in a response to terrorist threats. Enough food for thought….read the full blog hereMadeleen Mulder, OneMBA’17