Michael Henning, 2014, Germany

Why I chose Fletcher: After studying Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, and working for several years as a Management Consultant, I was looking for a specific program that would combine Business Administration and International Affairs. Therefore, I was happy when a friend recommended the Master of International Business (MIB) program. Fletcher has a strong focus on connecting academics with practice, and it offers its students a great international network through international students, and a strong alumni network. Also, a key factor about my decision to attend Fletcher is my ability to combine my subjects of interest with a regional specialization.

Community Collaboration: From the very start, there was a strong community feeling, especially amongst the MIB students who arrived on campus two weeks before everyone else to complete a pre-session course. The students come from all over the world with diverse backgrounds, and instantly everyone was open to work and collaborate with each other. This happens not only during or in preparation for classes, but also in student clubs, sports, or student parties. Professors, as well as alumni, are very open and supportive and can be easily approached.

Favorite magazine:
Rolling Stone

Favorite book:
The Power of the Dog

Favorite city:
Buenos Aires

Favorite landmark:
Machu Picchu

Most pressing world issue:
From a European perspective, the Euro Crisis

Fields of Study

  • Development Economics
  • Strategic Management and International Consultancy

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Business Club
  • Organizing a European conference with Fletcher’s European Club
  • Latin America Club
  • International Development Club

Education before Fletcher

  • Master in Business Administration, Marketing, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Experience before Fletcher

  • Manager, Life Sciences Strategy, Accenture AG, Zurich, Switzerland


  • German
  • Spanish
  • English 

Summer Internship

Cell Signaling Technology China, Shanghai, China
I developed an Asia Pacific growth strategy, selected focus markets, assessed internal capabilities, managed strategy workshops with distributors in two focus growth markets in Asia, and developed a growth roadmap including growth targets and detailed marketing & sales activities.