New Global Executive MBA Program, 8 International Steps to New EMBA Made in Grenoble

Grenoble Graduate School of Business (GGSB) will be launching a new Executive multi-site MBA in January 2011. The programme will take place in eight locations by taking advantage of the GGSB off-site campuses and offices: Grenoble – Geneva – Moscow - London – New York – Singapore – New Delhi – and Beijing.

Grenoble, France, July 02, 2010 --( Judith Bouvard, Dean of GGSB explains: “The mission of the GGSB Executive MBA program is to provide an innovative, rigorous and challenging business education to individuals who are on a fast-track to senior executive positions.

“These high potential business professionals will gain exposure to international, strategic and managerial issues, from a senior manager’s perspective, benefiting from a diversity of international peers, faculty and networks.

“We have designed this new program by taking advantage of our off-site campuses and recruitment offices, a strategic multi-site approach we have developed since the creation of GGSB, that serves us well today.”

The Global Executive MBA aims to meet the needs of international managers with significant professional experience - a minimum work experience of 10 years with at least 5 at the managerial level is required.

The Executive programme will last approximately 24 months with 6 one-week sessions each year. The teaching will be done by GGSB faculty with input from the corporate world.

The program

The program content is based on a core course composed of one week seminars in each of the eight locations. A series of Company & Country Case Studies will provide opportunities to visit companies based in the city where the seminar is taking place to study the economic context of the country in question.

For instance, in Singapore, participants will be looking into Geopolitics and the interaction between politics, the economy, geography and culture and their impact on business. In China, the Talent Management module will examine the corporate strategies for attracting, developing and retaining talent to maximise corporate performance. In Geneva, students will benefit from GGSB’s partnership with Harvard Business School and take the “Microeconomics of Competiveness” course developed by Harvard’s Michael E. Porter.

The other modules include, in Grenoble: “Public Speaking” and “Leadership & Motivation”; in London: “Economic History” and “Investor Relations & Internal Business Control”; in Geneva: “Strategic Alliances”, “Mergers & Acquisitions” in Beijing: “Intercultural Management”; in New York: “Advanced Strategic Management” and “Corporate Performance Measurement”; in Moscow: “Corporate Social Responsibility” and “Business Ethics”; in Singapore “Globalisation” and finally in New Delhi “Conflict, Crisis and Change Management.”

The curriculum has been designed based on the outcomes of a number of Professional Advisory Boards (PAB) in Grenoble which helped identify the needs of companies in terms of management education according to the profiles that organisations are seeking to recruit.

With this new program, GGSB reinforces its portfolio of MBAs, delivering, as well as the new Executive MBA, a full-time MBA in London and Grenoble, and a part-time MBA is Grenoble, London, Moscow, Malta and Tbilisi.

Grenoble Ecole de Management
Mary Zaccai
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