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Ideal for individuals who seek to advance their career but need to balance the demands of work and family.
Built for recent graduates and young professionals, this program emphasizes business fundamentals, technical knowledge and career development.
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Birds, Bees and Greek Hospitality
The BMBA studio was in Greece last week! We had the good fortune to visit during the Halcyon days and enjoyed a good two weeks of warm weather. The Greeks celebrate these seven days before and after the winter solstice in honor of the goddess Halcyon who was transformed into a bird and given these two weeks of warm weather in the dead of winter by Zeus to lay her eggs. This story is courtesy of our Greek guide Myrto Lebessi, whose knowledge about everything Greek is unparalled. Bentley organized trips to Athens, Alexandropolis and Cape Sunion to help us relax into Greek timing and culture. It was a perfect balance of work and play.
The Greeks are known not only for their culture, architecture and food but also for their hospitality. As part of our international business experience, we visited Apivita, one of the leading Greek cosmetic brands. Their philosophy entails three inspirations: the honey bee, Greek nature and the holistic living preached by Hippocrates.
The highlight of the trip was when we got to meet the cofounders of Apivita, Niki and Nikos Koustsianas. Since we were boarded in the swanky Athens Plaza that had Apivita products in every room we were already acquainted with the brand. Learning how this couple had built their empire from ground up was a treat. Nikos welcomed us all when he strolled along at lunch pouring out a glass of wine for each of us! For the CEO of a company to come sit down with us was not uncommon in Greece. This was repeated in Alexandroupolis by Dimitris Ampatzis, the owner of flour mill Trakis, who was kind enough to spend an entire day with us showing us Thrace and teaching us a lesson or two in hospitality.
Some of our BMBA colleagues also had a bit of adventure of their own after getting stuck on an elevator in the American-Hellenic chamber of Greece. So while Elias Spirtounias, the executive director of the chamber of commerce, educated most of us about Greek the economy, the rest of us learned how to handle elevator emergencies!
We learned a lot from Greece. The passion and perseverance of these people, even in an unstable socio-political environment was inspiring. We left with a heavy heart and many promises to stay in touch. Αντίο, Greece. We hope to see you soon again.
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