Global Strategy and Sustainable Business
In a world full of uncertainty, we provide you with the skills to navigate the increasingly complex global business context. We focus on how to engage in international business as we transition towards a sustainable future.
- Credits: 30
- Price: 105,900 NOK
- See schedule
WHY GLOBAL STRATEGY AND SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS?
The global business community is experiencing turbulence and high levels of uncertainty. Global concerns are on the rise. Effects of climate change, disrupted supply chains, and the exploitation of global resources, create new strategic challenges. Governments and businesses agree that changes are needed to reach climate targets and UN’s sustainable development goals.
The importance of global strategy has never been more important. In this program, we help you critically assess your organization and environment before making important business decisions. Which international strategy is most suitable for you? Will internationalization lead to greater risk? Will your business influence or become influenced by the transition?
Through this course you will get a rich overview of the strategic challenges facing global organizations, including the tools available to assess the situation and make sound business decisions both in stable markets and times of uncertainty.
In this program we mix digital content with in-class modules. The in-class sessions are highly interactive with discussions, a focus on practical applications, and a dialogue with corporations and experts in the field. We invite guest speakers with extensive global business experience.
For the fourth module, we travel abroad to Calgary, Canada. Traditionally known as Canada’s energy hub, Calgary is undergoing significant changes driven by advanced technology and a focus on sustainable solutions for the environment and neighboring aboriginal communities.
This entrepreneurial city is experiencing growth in several industries including life sciences, agribusiness, aerospace and logistics. The business community’s focus on environmental and social sustainability reflects the city’s surroundings, located only an hour away from the beautiful Rocky Mountains with popular destinations such as Banff and Lake Louise.
TOPICS COVERED IN THIS COURSE INCLUDE:
- Business decisions in highly uncertain global contexts
- The transition towards a sustainable world
- Balancing multiple demands of current business and future needs
- Organizing international activities
- Building global competitiveness
- Knowledge-transfer across borders
- Collaboration strategies
All classes will be conducted in English. The term paper may be written in Norwegian.
WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR?
This program is suited for business professionals who are focused on developing global organizations that compete successfully as we transition towards a sustainable future.
"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
This master programme is 30 credits. The programme is taught over the course of one year and consists of five modules.
- This programme can be included in the degree Executive Master of Management.
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.
The program has an overseas module to Calgary that BI recommends students to attend. Travel and accommodation expenses are in addition to ordinary tuition fees.
- 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.
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.
Oslo: Fall 2023/Spring 2024
Module 1: 16.10 - 18.10
Module 2: 27.11 - 29.11
Module 3: 29.01 - 31.01 2024
Module 4: week 12 tentatively (Calgary)
Module 5: 24.04 - 26.04
We reserve the right to make changes to the schedule.
- Credits: 30
- Price: 105,900 NOK