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GLOBAL EXECUTIVE MBA

Applications for February 2021 now 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 participate fully online. Do get in touch to discuss your personal circumstances.

Programme structure

Programme structure for the February 2021 intake


Delivered in four stages over three semesters, the programme takes you on an experiential journey to Lille (France), Raleigh (US), Paris (France), Suzhou (China) and Belo Horizonte (Brazil). 

Business (disciplinary) and value creation (interdisciplinary) courses, the capstone project and leadership development knowledge and activities run throughout the different stages from the beginning to the end of the programme.


Stage 1: Strategising for and in a transforming world

Look at technology, innovation and sustainability through the prism of global value chains in a turbulent world and understand how societal transformation uncover new perspectives. Switch from strategy to strategizing to accompany business acceleration and fragmentation.

KNOWLEDGE => EXPERIENTIAL LEARNINGLille, France (Feb 2021) Raleigh and USA (Apr 2021) => IN PRACTICE


Stage 2: Understanding the wider environment

This stage provides the “compass” of the interlinked megatrends, and cross-disciplinary perspective to understand the world. It will get you ready and familiar with the pedagogical path and activities.

KNOWLEDGE => EXPERIENTIAL LEARNINGParis, France (Sep 2021) => IN PRACTICE


Stage 3: Transformation, the implementation challenge

Analyse new organisational forms and business approaches to create value from an emerging-country perspective. 

Immerse yourself into local eco-systems to gain experience of social, reverse, frugal innovation approaches through consulting projects with local enterprises and groups. 

KNOWLEDGE => EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: Belo Horizonte, Brazil (Feb 2022) => IN PRACTICE


Stage 4: Reshaping organisations and operations 

Explore the potential and limits of technoglogy for business transformation and through digitalisation and AI. Identify supply chain challenges in the face of increasing pressure from global competition, customer expectations and demand, regulatory requirements and environmental preservation.

KNOWLEDGE => EXPERIENTIAL LEARNINGSuzhou, China (Jun 2022) => IN PRACTICE


Each stage comprises three sequential parts : knowledge, experiential learning and in practice.

KNOWLEDGE (distance learning)

Business functions (disciplinary courses) provide participants with a 360 degree view and an enhanced understanding of business functions, while value creation processes (interdisciplanary courses) propel them beyond the realms of traditional management and leadership, and encourage them to develop and foster innovative approaches intent on more inclusive forms of creating value. 

It suggests a mindset shift that is able to transform ideas into new value (the entrepreneurship process) and can formulate new frameworks and alternative forms of sustainable value creation for all stakeholders.

Learn more about the business functions and value creation processes courses.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING (face-to-face)

The global learning journey is simultaneously a local one: hands-on residential weeks in France, the United States, China and Brazil. Participants immerse into very different (and local) business realities where participatants engage with problem-solving activities, discover different approaches to identical challenges and understand local environments in global contexts. During these residential weeks, they will meet (and work) with leaders of local and international companies, and hear from inspiring speakers on relevant topics. 

Experiences and insights gained during the residential weeks invariably kick-starts important leadership learning development. This is intensified through specific activities that take participants out of their comfort zone and encourages critical and paradoxical thinking.

IN PRACTICE (distance learning)

Participants will demonstrate their knowledge and the development of their competencies will be assessed through pedagogical activities such as business assignments, group work on thought leadership and publications.


Capstone project

An in-depth project investigating one aspect of strategic significance to you and your organisation.
Unlike many programmes, participants start working on their capstone project at the onset of the programme. The project creates not only space to deploy newly acquired knowledge and skills, but also provides an outlet to express the personal and creative talent beyond academic learning.

Each participant is guided by a supervisor, must present his or her business project to a jury. 

Leadership development

Developing inspired, inspiring, inspirational leaders for transformation within complex global environments is a key objective of the programme. Throughout the programme, participants develop a powerful combination of soft skills and mindsets for new leadership thought and action. 


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