The Executive MBA Programme 2014-2016 has started in Gothenburg The School of Business, Economics and Law was proud to kick-off the Executive MBA programme 2014-2016 during a three-day session October 2-4. During 21 months, the 22 participants will study part-time, meeting for face-to-face sessions (called modules) with lecturers from around the world every third weekend. Each module focuses on a specific subject. The programme is taught entirely in English, has been lauded for its Nordic-Asian focus and is the only Executive MBA programme in Sweden accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

EMBA 2014-2016

This year’s cohort exhibits the very diversity that the School strives to establish: seven participants out of a total of 22 are women, participants have their origins in Belgium, Bangladesh, Mexico, Norway, Sweden and Zimbabwe, the median age is 39 years. A blend of SMEs and large international groups have appointed their top talents to acquire knowledge and tools to dramatically further their business skills and career potential: Ascom, Bulten, Emerson, Gunnebo, Husqvarna, Mellby Gård, Stena, Volvo Cars and Volvo Group, to just mention a few.

In line with the Asian focus of the programme, the participants will enjoy two separate 10-day overseas modules at elite universities in China and India.

The first module focuses on Strategic Management of organisations. The participants will learn how to analyse the business environment and, based on that analysis, formulate coherent strategies for their organisations.

– It is highly rewarding to see how the participants develop, already during these first few days of the programme. The diversity of the class as well as the faculty will greatly enhance the participants’ abilities to lead in an increasingly complex and challenging global business environment, says Prof. P.D. Jose, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and lecturer of the Strategic Management module.

– I am delighted to have such an inquisitive group of people in class. Questions and comments abounded during the first sessions and I am certain that they will learn a lot from each other, says Dr. Andreas Diedrich, Programme Director.

Nele Van de Veire, Volvo Car Corporation
Nele Van de Veire, Volvo Car Corporation

– I have a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. I do look forward to developing through interaction with lecturers and fellow participants. Living and working in Gent, Belgium, I will travel to Gothenburg for the Thursday-Saturday modules, says Nele Van de Veire of Volvo Car Corporation.


For further information, please contact: Håkan Ericson, Managing Director (acting), GU School of Executive Education, phone +46 31-786 5381, e-mail

GU School of Executive Education at the Gothenburg University School of Business, Economics and Law provides the only AMBA-accredited Executive MBA programme in Sweden. It also provides tailored training programmes for internationally oriented companies on the Nordic market. The training programmes are run in a number of countries, including the USA, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and South Korea. By combining academic substance with practical relevance, the customers’ key workers can be developed. The School of Economics, Business and Law in Gothenburg is one of almost 70 business schools throughout the world that hold a five-year EQUIS accreditation.