German, Master in International Business
Christoph Kirgis, German, is a student in the BSL Master in International Business class of 2013-2014. He chose to study at BSL for three main reasons: the small class size which allows for a more personalized interaction with professors; the “family feeling” on campus where everyone knows each other; and the international environment with classmates from around the world.
What are you passionate about?
My passion lies in creating productive, enjoyable and long-term relationships with the people I meet. Creating an environment where people are motivated to work and feel comfortable, happy and secure.
How would you describe your BSL experience so far?
You meet people from different cultures and we learn from each other’s different perspective when discussing business and general topics. This creates a broad view on how business works in different cultures. It also creates a competitive advantage for us!
You meet people from different cultures and we learn from each other’s different perspective when discussing business and general topics.
How do you see your professional future in 5 years from now?
Hopefully working as a consultant and helping companies from all around the world to develop long-term sustainable development strategies.
What are the most important values today’s leaders should have?
You have to be able to understand your business, company, and workforce, and care about your employees. Leaders must possess the ability to convert talk to action; to be honest and fair.
Tell us one personal story that is relevant to your BSL experience.
You learn to manage difficult situations with other people. You work in groups most of the time and you always find that people differ in their intentions and level of motivation. At BSL, I am learning how to handle these situations and lead successful projects without imposing ideas on others.