On Monday, March 28, the 2nd cohort of the Young Professional MBA program started their studies with the Opening Week. The academic co-director of GSB Mainz, Professor Andrej Gill warmly welcomed the participants in the Dekanatssaal and quickly handed over the moderation to Dr. Yann Girard of Oxford Economics, who led the two-day kick-off event. The Opening Week, which participants spend together at the university from Monday to Friday working with each other, is primarily about getting to know each other. Different courses - four in total - of an overview nature aim to prepare students for the program.
The first day of the course was rounded off by the Welcome Evening, to which the participants were invited for dinner at Gaul`s event location in the vineyards of Mainz-Laubenheim. Professor Gill used the festive ambiance to get the cohort in the right mood for the two years of study ahead of them, emphasizing not only the professional added value but also the importance of cooperation within the cohort as a team during the course of study and the contacts that are made here even after graduation.
With the YP MBA and the Executive MBA, GSB has been offering university-based part-time further education for management training for over 20 years now. The YP MBA aims to enable participants to perform middle management tasks and to prepare them in the medium to long term to take on management experience.