Testimonial: Alberto Estévez Allegue

Class of 2012

MAPFRE (Insurance)

What made you decide to pursue an MBA?

I wanted to do a career change, something more stimulating, demanding yet rewarding, but I felt that I was lacking some crucial management skills. After doing some research and asking for advice from friends and colleagues, I came to the conclusion that in order to become a better professional and success in my career, I needed to get an MBA and learn more about management and leadership.

Why did you choose the Executive MBA Program at Temple University, Japan Campus?

For me the only option possible was to get an American MBA, as I consider American-style management has been predominant in the world for a very long time with clear success and results. Temple offered me that opportunity in Tokyo, and also had the added value of having a very close vision of Asia and its development as a driver of world economic growth.

Which course did you like the most? And why?

I have a few favorites and choosing just one is not an easy task, but if I have to I would say it is Industrial Organization and Corporate Strategy. The concept that whatever decision you make, on a personal and professional level, has behind it an economic rationale was fascinating. It changed my approach to understanding or assessing many situations in life, work and the world in general.

What is your best memory of the program?

Working on group assignments. The richness of the program was not only the content, but the experience and skills that you obtain working with your classmates.

A message to prospective students

Working with others analyzing and solving problems, contributing ideas, setting and achieving goals ---those are the skills that will enrich you as a professional, and the MBA will definitely give you these and others. You learn every minute you are there -- from professors, from the staff, from classmates...and from yourself.