Europe Welcomes MBAs From All Walks of Life

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Before Tommy Mercier enrolled in the HEC-Paris MBA program in the fall of 2010, he was an automobile designer and engineer at a French design consulting firm called Twin. The job took him to Korea for three years while working on a project with Renault Samsung Motors. Mercier liked the work but couldn’t imagine doing it for 35 years. “I didn’t see much room left for interesting evolution, especially in the context of the 2008-09 slowdown in the automotive industry,” he says.

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