Inês Galamba de Oliveira

Hometown: Lisbon, Portugal

Undergrad School: University of Exeter (UK)

Undergraduate Major: Economics

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish


Why did you choose this program? I chose this program because of the global component and the practical application throughout the subjects. I did a very theoretical course for undergraduate and was looking for an interesting business perspective, different than most business graduate courses.

Also, the program taking place across three continents in such a short period of time allows us to gain interesting and rewarding insight into business across the globe.

What do you enjoy about the program so far? I have enjoyed a very diverse and friendly group of people, which has already led to learning across cultures. Again, I really enjoy how applied the classes are, which allows for a hands-on approach to identifying and solving problems. People are incredibly open-minded.

What has surprised you about the program so far? Participation is really encouraged, which is a different style of teaching than I’m used to. It really allows you to expand knowledge on topics that otherwise you might not be as involved in.

Fun facts: My favorite (and best!) sport is skiing, and I come from a country that barely has any snow. I attended boarding school, and it was the best experience of my life. I love football (the European kind, which is played with the feet). Did I mention Portugal won Euro 2016?!

Hobbies: Debating (I’m a Model UN nerd), reading, politics, and a good pint (or two) in the pub. I have a huge water sports bucket list, but ever since I attempted water skiing, that’s on hold. I also enjoy writing (mainly poetry or poetic prose) and watching the “Great British Bake-Off” (on the BBC; check it out) while attempting some of the baking when I get hungry.

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Message from Three Deans
"This program will provide students with unparalleled in-depth exposure to unique cultures and different business environments in Asia, Europe and the USA. These exposures will not only enable the students to have fast-track careers but also will have great impact on their lives as individuals."
Prof. Xu Xinzhong
Dean of Lingnan (University) College at Sun Yat-sen University, China
"The programme will provide a high-added-value experience that will prepare recent graduates – mainly from the Americas, Europe and Asia – to achieve excellence in the complex and dynamic global economy." "All three schools consider this programme to be an integrative proposal in terms of both the curriculum and the various components of the academic and vital experience."
Prof. Josep Franch
Dean of ESADE Business School, Spain
"The new program allows students to study on three continents and receive two master's degrees and a certificate from three world class business schools in one integrated experience. It marks a critical step forward in providing a new generation of business leaders with the skills and experiences they need to meet the challenges of today's demanding global business environment."
"We look forward to working in close collaboration with our outstanding partners at ESADE and Lingnan to ensure that the new program offers a truly world-class educational experience"
Prof. Carl Zeithaml
Dean of McIntire School of Commerce, Virginia University