In the first week of October GU School of Executive Education welcomed this year’s Executive MBA class. Over the coming 21 months the participants will meet Thursday to Saturday every third week at the School of Business, Economics and Law. On top of this, the class will make two overseas trips to the School’s partner universities in Asia: Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India.
The Executive MBA programme undergoes steady renewal to prepare business leaders for future challenges. The Executive MBA class of 2015 will be the first cohort to choose one of the elective courses Global Leadership, Organisational Change and Management Processes. The choice of elective course will allow the participants to obtain a solid scientific underpinning for their thesis work, including literature studies and research-oriented round-table seminars.
The participants in the Executive MBA programme come from of a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, such as engineering, medicine, economics, and social sciences. With an average age of 42 years they enter the programme with substantial managerial experience. This year’s Executive MBA class is truly diverse, with functional experts in areas such as IT, HR and finance, but also general managers and researchers. Among the sponsoring organisations you find companies such as AstraZeneca, Bulten, AkzoNobel, Macforum, Stena Oil, Husqvarna, IFS, Volvo and SKF.