Meet the MBA Class of 2024: Rashmi Nirbhavne, Esade Business School

Rashmi Nirbhavne

Esade Business School

“A curious explorer and adventurer, always eager to embrace new experiences.”

Hometown: Mumbai, India

Fun Fact About Yourself:  I love pets so much that at one point in my life, I had 3 dogs, 8 cats, a tortoise, and a fish.

Undergraduate School and Major: Mumbai University, Electronics Engineering

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Accenture, Analytics & Modelling Senior Analyst

What has been your favorite part of Barcelona so far? What has made it such a great place to earn an MBA? Barcelona’s unique location with beautiful weather year-round, along with its beaches and mountains, has been my favorite. It is a multicultural city with a lot to offer at both professional and personal level, making it an ideal setting for an enriching MBA experience.

Aside from your classmates and location, what has been your favorite part of Esade Business School’s MBA programming and why has it been so valuable to you? To be honest, the rigorous nature of the program has been incredibly rewarding. It groomed me to prioritise and balance the multiple activities effectively, enabling me to generate value out of every aspect of the program.

What course, club or activity have you enjoyed the most so far at Esade? Esade truly has an exceptional marketing curriculum. It is spread across 3 terms and taught by knowledgeable and passionate professors. It integrates perfectly with the Marketing Lab, where industry experts provide invaluable insights that have accelerated my learning curve.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: One of my proudest moments was when the client executive proactively nominated me to lead the team in the absence of a team lead, associate manager, and manager. This responsibility allowed me to successfully deliver five crucial projects for the client and the organisation.

Describe your biggest accomplishment as an MBA student so far. Founding the Data Analytics Club, with the vision to help peers understand the power of data, was an extraordinary moment. This is especially true given the shy person I have been who prefers being behind the scenes. It gave me the stage to boost my confidence to speak in public, interact with industry leaders, and forge meaningful connections.

What has been your best memory as an MBA so far? Hands down the HEC MBA Tournament has been the best event so far. It showcased the Esade’s unique collaborative spirit and camaraderie, setting it apart from other B-schools. The interactions with students from other universities reflected that Esade has a strong and close-knit alumni network.

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into the Esade MBA program? Don’t shy away from networking! I think as an MBA student it is a very important skill as you need to talk to relevant individuals to find the right b-school, to find the right opportunity, and to find the right guidance. Networking is a long game; the short run benefits are just the tip of the iceberg.


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