Industrial visits and guest speaker sessions are vital components of EU students’ practical education. As a part of the EU MBA program, our students went on an industrial visit to Garmin Iberia. This meant behind-the-scenes insights with Managing Director Salvador Alcover.
Founded in 1989 and named for the two men who made it happen, Gary Burrell and Min Kao, Garmin is one of the top five wearable tech companies in the world. This forward-thinking company develops GPS technologies for a wide range of activities around the world. Activities not limited to sport, automotive, aviation and maritime sectors. They also count the U.S. army as their first customer. With operations in countries all over the world, such as the U.K., U.S. and Taiwan, Garmin are interested in continual growth. Our students were lucky enough to get a foot in at the American multinationals’ Barcelona office.
During their visit to Garmin Iberia, EU students got a taste of the open plan office environment. They also attended a presentation from Garmin Iberia Managing Director Salvador Alcover. Alcover took time out of his day to tell students the secret to Garmin’s success. He emphasized how important it is for new managers to listen to their people and earn respect, rather than demand it. Alcover also spoke on how important it is to have a holistic view of a business. This includes the customer, the employee, and the store. In his talk he also touched upon the secret to a happy work environment and the future of user-oriented technology.
Industrial visits and guest speaker sessions are vital parts to our students’ practical education. Across all EU campuses, our students visit local startups and multinational companies, from Typeform to Hermes. To find out more about our MBA programs across 11 majors and where it can take you here.