Vincent LIU

Throughout the Grenoble-Newcastle DBA, I expect to learn and gain the experience of the research process and improve my critical thinking on a unique research problem. As I have chosen to focus on a topic that directly impacts my profession, I also expect to gain a lot of insights in my field that I would not have otherwise. Beyond obtaining the DBA, I expect to open up more career options in the long term as a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur, a consultant or an educator."
Vincent's research focuses on analyzing relational issues in venture capital syndication networks, between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, and their impacts on the performance of the ventures. Using a mix of quantitative and qualitative tools, the research develops a new framework to benchmark relational capital among venture firms, and enables broader understanding of the behaviour of the investors and entrepreneurs.

Rui Zhou
MSc International Finance 2008

"My one-year academic experience at CERAM has been great. Really good faculty, every professor is taking care of students. Excellent study environment and friendly schoolmates. People stay together and work together, hence sharing their international experience. During my study time, I open the eyes on financial world. The financial knowledge and technology I learned at CERAM are very useful in my current hotel investment job."

ESC RENNES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Actually working at SIRADEL (Telecom sector), Marketing Dept.

"The master program in the ESC RENNES is the appropriate combination between business research and professional practice. Demanding professors treated us as future business leaders. Meanwhile, we strived hard to succeed in every group work and simulation. So being in the real business world, like right now my work in SIRDEL, I can help the company to carry out projects around the world with proficiency. To be honest, I treasure the one-year school courses very much. I believe it will be of great benefit to me for long."