Applications for September 2020 still accepted

Participants affected by the global pandemic and who are not able to attend the first face to face residential week(s) will be able to fully participate online. Do get in touch to discuss your personal circumstances.

Core modules

Twelve core modules

The Global Executive MBA programme delivers 12 core modules offering a general understanding of the key business functions of companies and general managerial skills.

Managerial accounting

This course enables students to not only understand, but also construct, analyse and interpret financial statements, how to use costing, strategic planning, budgeting and performance management, accounting, reporting and control. Paris (FR)

Complexity management and business decisions

Much of today’s business is conducted through complex projects—non-repetitive and unstable activities that evolve in volatile "universes" subject to specific rules. Students will consider concepts of prediction, statistical forecast, strategic planning or managerial control and an understanding of the entrepreneurial phenomena of development to enhance their project management skills. Lille (FR)

Strategic management of innovation

Considering that innovation is one of the essential means for a firm to achieve strategic goals, this course examines the rationales of innovation management from a strategic perspective. Strategy-innovation fit will be analysed from both innovation performance and financial performance insights.

Sophia Antipolis (FR)


Digital transformation, augmented intelligence & impact on business decisions

With digital transformation a reality in many of today’s business environments, business leaders require a solid understanding of how technology creates value and competitive advantage. This course examines how information technology and systems shape business strategy, innovation, and operations. Raleigh (USA)

Supply chain management

Supply chain, a transverse function in the company, manages physical and information flow, and is one of the key elements of companies’ competitiveness. This course covers the whole strategic and operational spectrum of SCM, from customer to supplier and vice versa. Suzhou (CN)

Global business environment

This course investigates a number of core global and local business imperatives. Set against the backdrop of the Brazilian experience, but with, simultaneously, a firmly global business focus, it concentrates on three core areas: innovation and competitiveness; macro- and micro-economics; business ethics, governance and social impact. Belo Horizonte (BR)

Business strategy: from start-up and growth to maturity and decline

Business strategy is about making decisions regarding where and how to compete for growth and profitability. This course analyses how strategic thinking and decision-making evolves from the conversion of an idea into a specific business vision through to the strategies required to avoid decline.

Corporate finance

This course introduces and consolidates theoretical, analytical and practical concepts of financial management to allow managers to be able to read financial statements and execute analyses of value more comprehensively.


A company’s marketing strategies are central to the success of a company. This course provides a complete overview of aspects to consider when designing and implementing effective marketing approaches.

Operations management

Globalisation, digitalisation, marketing, information systems and sustainable development fundamentally impact all aspects of business. This course introduces students to performance models based on operational excellence to give companies the necessary structure, capacities, skills and processes.

Organisational dynamics

This course examines how organisations work, why they evolve and transform,how they influence and are influenced by individuals. It looks at the dynamics between environment, strategy and structure, as well as current and future trends.

The leadership lab

This course provides students with essential leadership skills—both from a theoretical and a practical perspective. A foundational self-awareness and personal development deep-dive is complemented with key practical skills, e.g., negotiation, presentation, public speaking, leadership, resilience and mindfulness. All campuses

Developing global mindset

Global knowledge, awareness and skills are essential requirements of today’s and tomorrow’s business leaders. Thus, in addition to examining the impact of strategic geopolitical, political, social and economic issues on business environments, students are immersed in multicultural settings and situations, to enable them not only to understand cultural differences but also to develop skills to overcome these. All campuses

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