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Global Executive MBA Curriculum

General Management in a Global Economy

The Global Executive MBA curriculum has a general management focus with a strong emphasis on global business, finance, and entrepreneurship, equipping our students with the know how needed for top and middle management positions.

Modular MBA Structure

The modular structure of our MBA programs allows managers to take a world-class MBA while pursuing their careers. Below, please find an overview of all modules taught during the MBA. Click on the module names for detailed content information.

    • Leading People & Organizations

      Learn theories and frameworks for the analysis of individual, group and organizational behavior. Take decisions and develop action plans on which effective leadership is based. Grasp concepts vital for effective human resource management - including personnel selection, reward and compensation systems and collective bargaining.

    • Strategic Marketing Management

      Examine the management challenge of developing and implementing the most appropriate combination of variables to implement a company’s marketing strategy in target markets. Develop skills in applying analytical perspectives, concepts and decision-making, pricing and communication programs.

    • Financial Accounting

      Understand external accounting systems used by companies to measure their economic performance and financial position. Study basic accounting rules and how these rules determine financial information, which is reported on a company’s financial statements. Analyze financial reports to discover the impact of significant economic events from the financial statements of a company.

    • Economies in Transition

      Examine the technological, political and ethical forces which shape a competitive environment. Look at those theoretical considerations used to analyze such forces, as well as businesses’ responses to specific issues. Coursework will include projects and cases of current interest to companies in Latin America.

      This module is taught during the Latin America Residency.

    • Operations & Supply Chain Management

      Gain an overview of operations management in different types of organization - mainly productive, innovative and competitive operations. Examine and apply the concepts and principles related to the management of quality and innovation within service and manufacturing organizations.

    • Data Analysis (Statistics) & Decision Making

      Managers need to understand both the power and limitations of numerical data for their decision making process. Understand and learn exploratory data analysis, basic inferential procedures, statistical process control, regression analysis and decision models.

    • Business, Government & Macroeconomics

      The roles of government and business in society, alternative systems of economics and political values, and the social political, economic and cultural conflicts affecting the business sector.

    • Financial Management

      Learn about the theory and practice of finance from an analytical perspective. Apply the basic financial concepts of risk, return and valuation to decisions that a corporate financial officer or manager of a small business must make about sources and usage of funds in evolving financial markets.

    • Managerial Accounting

      Learn how to analyze internal accounting data and use the results to make the correct management decisions, in addition to the study of planning and control. Understand how various costing systems, such as activity-based costing, can be used to better understand profitability. Understand transfer pricing, variance analysis, and incremental costing decisions.

    • Managing Globalization

      Develop international strategies for companies wishing to expand in the global marketplace. The emphasis is on analyzing opportunities and how the international environment constrains decision-making. Learn how to implement global strategies, including managing strategic alliances and networks.

      Module is taught during Asia Residency in China

    • Corporate and Entrepreneurial Strategy

      Learn which analyses, decisions, and actions are required to create successful entrepreneurial ventures. Apply international strategic management in an entrepreneurial environment. Consider how competitive advantages are created and what makes such advantages sustainable.

    • Negotiations & Conflict Management

      Identify typical challenges and difficulties inherent to negotiation. Learn broad strategies to effectively manage these challenges and improve your skills as an effective negotiator.

    • Global Strategies and Innovation

      Multiple perspectives on global strategy and innovations are brought together in this integrative course. Theory and practice are bridged by involvement of faculty and corporate executives, site visits to global companies and student projects.

      Module is taught during U.S.A Residency in New York and Minneapolis

    • Contemporary Issues in Global Business

      This two-day workshop on the future of business brings students in contact with alumni and offers insights into trends shaping the future of global business.

    • Global Teams: global thinking, global working

      The Global Team Project (GTP) provides Global Executive MBA students with the unique opportunity to work in a collaborative team environment across cultures, industries, and markets. As participants in the GTP, students develop advanced skills in teamwork, cross-cultural collaboration, and business plan development within a dynamic environment shaped by academic rigor and the demands of real-world international business.

      Our partner university, the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota, is running two additional Executive MBA programs - in China and the USA. Each global team consists of students from all three Executive MBA programs:

      • Minneapolis, USA
      • Vienna, Austria
      • Guangzhou, China

      It is up to each team to develop norms and processes for the development of an integrated business plan designed for success in the real world.

      Guided by a faculty leader in each program, the GTP participants learn from each other, develop a detailed business plan, and ultimately present to their fellow students and faculty evaluators at the conclusion of their degree program on the Carlson School campus in Minnesota.

      Graduates of the Global Executive MBA programs often refer to the GTP as one of their most meaningful learning experiences, with immediate application to their professional lives and careers. Relationships formed during the GTP often endure and enhance the participants' global network of colleagues and friends.

Thomas Steinmayer, MBA

  • Director Business Development Global Trade & Global Head of eCommerce | Zumtobel Group

The Global Team Project gave me the opportunity to work on a challenge my company is currently facing. At the end we created a new approach for an innovative business model, considering in-depth global aspects. Working with my colleague from the Global EMBA and our peers of the EMBA programs from China and US made this project a truly intercultural and enriching journey – applying the experience & perspectives from various industries and countries directly to a specific challenge. This makes the Global Team Project an essential element for the entire Global EMBA program.

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Natallia Trubnikava, MBA

  • Director Manufacturing Controlling Americas | Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH

I had a top management role as managing and finance director in one of Conti’s major production plants. To move on from there, I decided to pursue the Global Executive MBA program. The program helped me to broaden my perspective and strengthen my knowledge portfolio beyond my core focus area of finance and general administration. Furthermore, studying in an environment of likeminded peers from a multitude of countries and industries prepared me for the global role I am having now.

Marinko Rade, MBA

  • CEO | Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital "Martin Horvat" | Croatia

The Global Executive MBA simply opened my eyes. It gave me the unique chance to compare myself against a group of outstanding individuals from different industries and countries, my classmates. The breadth of knowledge and practical tools acquired through the interaction with my peers and professors is so wide that it would have taken at least 10 years to get the same experience outside this structured program.

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