Arquimedes ArecheExecutive MBA Business Development Manager, Alkermes, Inc.
“I think the intimate learning community provides a very special opportunity to develop very personal connections,”
“I think the program does a great job at introducing students to many different concepts,” says Arquimedes Areche of the EMBA program, who is taking what he learns and incorporating those skills into his work as a Business Development Manager at Alkermes, Inc. In a previous business development role, Areche quickly realized that he was missing a big part of the business training that other colleagues had. He knew he lacked this unique and specialized skillset because his background wasn’t in business at all, but rather, the sciences having earned a Master of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health.
That’s where EMBA came in.
The financial learning that the program provided remains one of the skills he feels has been most applicable because it was an area he never was exposed to prior to EMBA. Beyond the business skills Areche sought to absorb while in the program, he also craved a strong community. And he found it.
“So much of people’s professional development rests on the people that surround them,” he says. He explains that many of his EMBA classmates are either leaders themselves or are working with leaders in their respective fields. “I think the intimate learning community provides a very special opportunity to develop very personal connections,” he says, “No matter how far along we are in our careers, we are all continuously growing and learning.”
As he prepares for his program’s graduation, he says he already hears his classmates expressing strong intentions of staying in touch. He says, “Their voice comes off with a nervous tremor—almost as if they are afraid we will lose touch. It’s sweet…. I plan to stay in touch with both the School and my classmates.”