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MBA programme at Maharishi University of Management reflects university's international population
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4 September 2012
The wide range of countries represented among students in the MBA Accounting programme at Maharishi University of Management (MUM) reflects the international diversity of the student body as a whole. This is all the more striking because of the school's location in Iowa, a state in the USA not known for its diverse population.
Professor Andrew Bargerstock, Director of the MBA Accounting programme at the university, commented on his department's international student body. He mentioned this in context of a nationwide business competition in which his students excelled.
Past MBA participants in the competition from MUM included a team of four female students from Brazil, China, the Philippines, and Thailand. In 2012, the competing students represented such diverse countries as Mongolia, Nepal, Cambodia, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ethiopia, United States, and Egypt.
What draws these students to Maharishi University of Management?
'We have a very rich educational environment,' Professor Bargerstock said. 'Students coming from all different countries around the world say our educational methodology is very different than anything they have seen before, certainly not like the 'lecture, memorize the notes, and come in and get tested on it' system that is prevalent in many countries.'
Among other special features of the unique approach to MBA education at Maharishi University of Management, students learn the most widely practised, extensively researched, and effective method of self-development in the world. All students practise the simple, natural technique of Transcendental Meditation each day to improve learning ability, optimize brain functioning, and reduce stress.
In addition, the MBA programme provides training for all levels of interested students.
'The MBA Accounting programme at Maharishi University of Management accommodates anyone from any background. You can come to MUM with no background in accounting whatsoever and you can be educated and developed to be a professional accountant,' Professor Bargerstock said.
He added that there are also many students who enter the programme with a strong background. One participant in the most recent team competition was a chartered accountant in India and Nepal before he joined the MBA programme.
Professor Bargerstock was quick to say that by the time the students are in the 'capstone' course, near the end of the programme, they all 'deserve to be in each other's company'.
'It is marvelous for me to see the ones who came in with no previous background, and the deep level of knowledge and insight they have by the time they get to this capstone. It is very satisfying to see that kind of progress,' Professor Bargerstock concluded.
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