Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship
In a world full of global uncertainty, we provide you with the tools and skills to navigate the increasingly complex global business context. We focus on how to engage in international business operations, think entrepreneurially, and leverage expertise within and outside your organization.
WHY GLOBAL STRATEGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP?
The global business community is experiencing turbulence and high levels of uncertainty. The importance of global and entrepreneurial thinking has never been more important to navigate the complex business landscape. In this course, we help you critically assess your organisation and environment before making important business decisions. Which international strategy is most suitable for you? Will internationalization lead to greater risk and uncertainty? How to become entrepreneurial in a global context? How to develop innovative organisations? And, how can you finance entrepreneurial activities?
This course provides a rich overview of the strategic challenges facing global entrepreneurial organisations, including the tools available to assess the situation and make sound business decisions both in stable markets and contexts of high uncertainty.
In this course we mix digital content with five three-day in-class modules in Oslo. We invite guest speakers with extensive global business experience. The in-class sessions are highly interactive with discussions, a focus on practical applications, and a dialogue with corporations and international new ventures. Our last module in Oslo includes joint sessions with MBA students from Fudan University in Shanghai.
TOPICS COVERED IN THIS COURSE INCLUDE:
- Business decisions in highly uncertain global contexts
- How entrepreneurs take risks when global uncertainty is high
- Organizing international activities
- Building global competitiveness
- Knowledge-transfer across borders
- Creating value from corporate innovation
- How to use open innovation
All classes will be conducted in English, (the term paper may be written in Norwegian).
WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR?
This programme is suited for business professionals or future entrepreneurs who are focused on developing global entrepreneurial organisations, as well as those interested in developing entrepreneurial organisational cultures in established corporations.
This master programme is 30 credits. The programme is taught over the course of one year and consists of five modules. The fourth module takes place in China. The remaining modules are taught at BI's facilities.
You must also calculate time for supervision, self-study, group work and exam.
You receive a diploma for each accomplished Master of Management programs (30 ECTS). Completion of three Master of Management programs rewards candidates with an Executive Master of Management degree diploma, disclosing three chosen programs with a total of 90 ECTS.
- A completed Bachelor degree, equivalent of 180 officially recognised credits from a university or university college.
- You are at least 25 years of age
- You have 4 years full-time work experience. If you have a prior Master degree, the requirement is 3 years full-time work experience.
Read more about the admission requirements for this programme.
There are no requirements for prior knowledge beyond the admission requirements.
Basic English skills are recommended.
The students are evaluated through a term paper counting for 60% of the total grade, and a process evaluation that counts for 40% of the total grade.
The term paper may be written individually or in groups of maximum three persons. To complete the program, all exams must be passed.
Teaching language is English.
A syllabus is available in the student portal for applicants who have been admitted to the programme. Username and password for the student portal will be sent to you before the start date.
The tuition fee is normally charged in two instalments, 1-2 weeks after the start of each semester. You will find the invoice under My invoice in the student portal.
See Tuition Fees at BI Norwegian Buisness School for complete overview.
Note that the study contract is personal, even if your employer pays for the program.
"Entrepreneurial firms need to think globally from the get-go! Our course offers a range of tools and frameworks to grow your organisation successfully in a global context"
Professor, Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Birgitte Grøgaard conducts research on topics related to multinational enterprises, such as market entry strategies and headquarter-subsidiary relations. She also has experience from the oil and gas industry, as well as management consulting.
Rolv Petter Amdam has been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Business School and his research interests include the internationalisation of Norwegian firms, as well the international development of top executive education.
About conduction of the spring 2021 semester
The conductions of the spring studies and programmes will be adjusted to the current government guidelines. Digital tuition will be used if necessary.
Oslo: Fall 2021/Spring 2022
Module 1: 27.09 - 29.09
Module 2: 16.11 - 18.11
Module 3: 01.02 - 03.02
Module 4: 20.03 - 24.03 (Beijing, if it is possible to travel)
Module 5: 26.04 - 28.04
We reserve the right to make changes to the schedule.