Kristina Rachkova

Kristina Rachkova, Russia
Full-Time MBA Class of 2021

Academic Roles, Achievements and Activities

Participated in an international project of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) concerning PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls)

What is invisible but essential about YOU? or ESADE? or Barcelona?

After I graduated from the university I was very excited about my adult life, independence and my career path. I strongly believed that I do not need an extra education for a successful career. I had been working for approximate five years and a half. At the beginning it was not easy at all because I did not know where to start my career. Within that period of time I participated in an international project of the UNIDO regarding PCBs; nevertheless, I finally had set the goal to become successful in a chosen field and opted for the tax authority to achieve that goal. Three and a half years passed very quickly in an exciting atmosphere of daily communication with a large number of people, regular meetings, investigations and reports. Finally I achieved the goal set in the beginning and reached the position of Deputy Head of the control and analytical department with actual discharge of duties of the head of the department. I realised that I got enough knowledge and experience in this field and I needed to move forward. That was the point when I made a further decision to continue to develop myself, get more knowledge, and even acquire experience in some new areas. I thus pursued and got a degree in accounting; but that was still not enough. I got a feeling that I want something different and not only within my country. That is precisely how I arrived to the conclusion that I wanted to further my studies through a MBA program. This would undoubtedly be a great opportunity for a really fascinating change in my life.

My aspiration now is to gain more knowledge and experience in ESADE within a multicultural setting with people from diverse backgrounds. ESADE will provide me with this opportunity to meet, dialogue and understand people from other places and hopefully establish a good network of acquaintances worldwide.

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