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Term 4 – Renewing business

“How to design and mobilise renewal of your business”

Residency in India

To promote a global perspective, the Executive MBA Programme includes an intensive one-week residency at the Indian Institute of Management, in Bangalore, India as part of the module on Creative Leadership.

Creative Leadership

Proposes means to overcome the trap of being stuck in daily operations. Competitive advantage can be built through devoting more time to creative leadership. You study how organisations can encourage creative thinking through structural design and encouraging leadership styles. Case studies analyse creative companies such as Apple Corporation and Pixar.

Elective Courses

Before starting your thesis work, you will be requested to choose one of the elective courses Global Leadership, Organisational Change or Management Processes. Your choice of elective course will allow you to obtain a solid scientific underpinning for your thesis work, including literature studies and research-oriented round-table

Elective 1: Global Leadership

Examines the role of managers in a globalised world. The module explores organisational behaviour, leadership and strategic decision making in both international and multicultural contexts. You will acquire new managerial tools within these areas.

Elective 2: Organisational Change

Enhances your understanding of implementing strategies and emphasises the role of managers when handling challenges related to cultural and structural change such as knowledge transfer, intraorganisational conflicts and cultural clashes.

Elective 3: Managing Processes

Companies rely on a portfolio of management processes. This course examines managerial work by focusing on managerial tools such as Balanced Score Card, Big Data, Social Media Optimisation, Business Intelligence, Knowledge Management and Business Analytics.


The final term is devoted to a thesis work, carried out individually or in pairs under the supervision of instructors from the School. We expect participants to apply theories from the programme to practical problems in their professional life. The work is conducted over the last two terms with regular group meetings to review the progress of each thesis. At the end of the term, the master thesis is presented for opposition in the Executive MBA group.

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