Ferdinand Padang had worked for almost five years in Indonesia prior to enrolling at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), something that required some adaptation.
– Studying at JIBS was challenging for me, particularly in the beginning since I had to adapt to the academic environment. But I have a strong interest in entrepreneurship and was soon able to get the most out of my programme. Strategic Entrepreneurship includes several very interesting courses, especially Creating a New Venture and Family Business Development, which addressed exciting topics within entrepreneurship and family business.
"The practical knowledge I have gained from projects and empirical research have really enhanced my analytical skills. This knowledge enables me to identify problems as well as ideas for solutions and execute these ideas." During his education at Jönköping University, Ferdinand has received lot of support from a business developer at the university’s on campus Science Park.
"This was a great asset in helping me develop business ideas. From the very start of my programme, Science Park provided me with practical knowledge about how to take ideas and develop them into ventures. I have also been able to build a business network using contacts from Science Park."
Content updated 2017-10-17