Executive MBA 2017-2019 class at the Shanghai International Port during their residency in China.

Term 2 – Managing functions


The Accounting module provides participants with an overview of different legal requirements affecting financial accounting and it enhances understanding for regulation of financial reporting and the issues companies face in the production of financial statements.

Corporate Finance

Gives a strong conceptual foundation for making financial decisions by examining what decisions firms take regarding investment, capital structure and working capital. The module provides you with an in-depth look on how to analyze financial decisions with a value perspective.


Introduces fundamentals of the marketing function and its activities in a company. The module stresses the strategic perspective marketing brings to the overall decision-making within companies. Pricing will be focused on as a critical competency impacting revenue and profitability.

Residency in China

To promote a global perspective, the Gothenburg Executive MBA programme includes an intensive one-week residency at the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou and Jiaotong University, Shanghai, as part of the module on Supply Chain Management. The residency in China is scheduled for the month of April.

Digitalisation and IT Governance

Introduces participants to recent findings from research within areas such as IT Governance, Digital innovation, strategies, transformation and disruption. These findings are discussed in order to create an understanding of how IT Governance needs to change in order to facilitate digital leadership.

Supply Chain Management

Delivered on site during the residency in China, this module focuses on planning and execution of physical product flows associated with business. Subjects covered include inter-organizational relationships along the value chain, production planning, distribution, logistics service provision and how to mitigate environmental impact of transport.

Human Resource Management

Taking an international outlook, the module focuses on strategic and functional roles of HRM including topics such as value adding and performing aspects of HRM practices, employment relations and the planning and execution of HR activities. Participants’ experiences are analyzed and we discuss the development of HRM from a strategic perspective.