Martin Cepeda

'09 MBA

Director, Human Resources, AstraZeneca

Favorite class at VSB and why?

It was definitely my International Business concentration immersion trips to Poland and China. I had not previously been to either country, so the trips allowed me to learn about new cultures as well as experience how businesses operate in extremely different economies.

Most important thing you learned?

VSB taught me the value of learning from others. I was just starting my career when I began my MBA program. Because the program had a high concentration of case study and team-related work, I learned the priceless skill of working as a team to accomplish a common goal. It also highlighted the value of building relationships and how they aid success.

Favorite Villanova memory?

It’s graduation—after 3.5 years.

What are you currently reading?

Anthony Bourdain’s Medium Raw. Hopefully I can use my MBA to land a job like his!

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