Emanuela Frattini Magnusson
Executive MBA 2009
Hear from Emanuela:
Why an MBA?
She chose NYU Stern's Executive MBA Program to take classes with other experienced professionals and because she wanted a program that embraced students with non-traditional backgrounds. Already holding a doctorate degree in architecture from Milan Polytechnic in Milan, Italy, Emanuela espouses the benefits of getting her MBA: "I get involved at different stages of the architectural design process, and each step has significant business implications. Having already gained some business acumen on-the-job, I was excited to build on that knowledge in areas such as financial analysis and its application throughout the strategic decision making process." Emanuela was accompanied in her classes by a number of other alumni from diverse backgrounds including several doctors, lawyers, researchers, entrepreneurs and students with PhDs.
Since graduating from the Executive MBA Program, Emanuela has expanded the scope of her work based on the relationships she's developed with the diverse set of senior executives in her classes. She and several alumni are now developing ideas about how to pool their talents and resources into common ventures. Emanuela explains, "This is a very exciting prospect for future opportunities that would not have presented itself without the networking and cross pollination of ideas that took place in class. It is about making connections not only to other people, but also to other industries."