Patrick Dubreuille - Executive MBAInterviewee : Patrick Dubreuille
Activity : Executive MBA
Patrick Dubreuille, a second year Executive MBA student, head of underground works department at METALLIANCE, a company specialised in the design and manufacturing of industrial equipment and mobile machinery.
“I decided to join this Executive MBA programme in order to seek skills that I consider complementary to my technical engineering training, but which are often contrasted with our trades and technical activities. Moreover, it is often considered that technical skills make it easier to evolve rather than financial or business management skills. The Finance and Marketing subjects had previously been quite unknown to me before the MBA training. They allowed me to better understand our business and market and to have a more global vision. Also, the Management courses and the Major transform, on lean management, allowed me to open up new perspectives for improvement and will, in the years to come, represent the necessary levers for the development of our company.
The Capstone project will remain the highlight of this year. I have indeed appointed a strategic audit group around an issue related to my activity on markets and products development strategy. This concert exercise allows me to work on strategy while experiencing it as an introduction to taking the initiative.
Halfway through my training, I can say that I already have acquired a more global vision of the inner working of an organisation and the “nuts and bolts” of its functioning, as well as an understanding of sectors that were previously foreign to me. This first-year MBA was marked by the diversity of profiles and fields of activity. However, we have many common problems and very different ways or methods of dealing with them. I am evolving towards taking up the General Manager position at Metalliance and thanks to the exchanges and sharing experiences with people who are also at the same level of their career development, I am already out of my comfort zone, which will be beneficial to further develop my global and strategic vision to develop our activity”.