Holger Edgar Oviedo Cahuata from Peru
Your IMSE-experience so far
Studying in Europe is a great experience, and I’ve met people from all around the world with different cultures, that is something that definitely expands your horizons as a person. Studies here in Stuttgart are very demanding but in contrast you are surrounded by a beautiful environment with forests and small lakes, and only a few meters from the campus university. Also, in this region there are many places to visit only a few hours away (Oktoberfest included!)
Why choose IMSE?
I became interested in this master because I agree that currently not many suitable tools or theories have been developed to help improve the efficiency of companies in the service sector, unlike in the manufacturing sector, where there is a great number of theories that so far have been used or adapted to face problems in service companies. Additionally, I wanted to complement my undergraduate studies with more technical knowledge related to topics such as workflow management, service oriented architecture among others.
What do you expect to receive and contribute to the program?
I expect to have better tools and an increased knowledge about how to improve the efficiency of processes in service enterprises, and contribute to the programme with my experience having participated in several projects related to business processes improvement in service enterprises.
Student Cohort Experience
One unique aspect of this program is the IMSE cohort experience, which means that you will start and finish the program with the same group of students. You will spend a semester in Germany, Greece and the Netherlands. The final semester is devoted to thesis work, which includes an internship in an internationally operating company or research institute either inside or outside Europe.
Because of this cohort set-up, we expect all applicants to have the capability and the willingness to work in teams with students from different cultural backgrounds on complex projects. In addition, applicants need to be able to communicate effectively in an intercultural setting and need to have an open attitude towards different views and opions. In other words, applicants need to be able to appreciate cultural differences.