Meet Quantic’s MBA Class of 2022: Martín Andrés Bayona Barbosa

Martín Andrés Bayona Barbosa

Quantic School of Business and Technology

“Tech enthusiast that loves to inspire people toward progress.”

City, State, Country:  Panamá City, Panamá (Actual)

Fun Fact About Yourself: I love to improvise cooking recipes!

Undergraduate School and Major: Professional in Marketing and International Business

Current Employer and Job Title: Director and Founder, Orisaria / VD Strategy and Marketing Associate, Samsung Electronics

Why did you choose an online format like Quantic? The flexible schedule, and the opportunity to learn and connect from everywhere let me be more efficient with work, studies, and lifestyle.

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of Quantic’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school, and why was it so important to you? Personally, I believe that effective learning requires two main principles: the use of clear and impactul topics and real world applications. Quantic offers both of them, offering short and tangible classes, topics that can be used almost immediately, and holistic professional value.

Give us an example of a lesson you gained during your Quantic MBA and how did you apply it at work? One of the main lessons is always think big and watch the macro. In life. There are thousands of people, all over the world across multiple markets, trying to reach their dreams. Organize and ask: how can I help them? And you´ll get paid for it.

Quantic is highly competitive and only about 10% of students who apply to the MBA program are admitted. What advice would you give to someone who intends to apply to Quantic to increase their odds of being accepted? Incorporate innovation and ambition into your DNA. They look for international talent with potential to have worldwide impact, and it is your job to let Quantic know that’s what you bring to the table.

What achievement are you most proud of as an MBA student? I received my scholarship in the Quantic program. It was the first signal, “Keep it up, you are doing well.”

What achievement are you most proud of in your professional career? Getting an international opportunity to collaborate with one of the most recognized and innovative companies worldwide, bringing superior products and services, and contributing to a better society.

What is your ultimate long-term professional goal and how has your MBA studies helped you make progress in this area? Innovation must be democratized, and that’s the way to bring competitiveness and progress to all regions globally. The high barrier for entry in science and innovation industries is the first step to be solved to achieve global financial equity and I hope to aid in that cause.


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