Executive MBA specialisation

Global

The Global track will give you an integrated view of all business areas in different cultures and prepare you to take on more challenging leadership positions.

The business world is global, and the BI Executive MBA programme helps to create global leaders. The Global track focuses on international management, strategy and macroeconomics. You will learn about European regulations and South America, and the business link between the continents. You will also be exposed to Asian business culture, with a focus on China and India.

This track will take you to IE Business School, located in the heart of the financial district in Madrid. Another module takes place at Nanyang Business School in Singapore. Each class will be taught by local professors.

 

Topics in the Global Track 

  • Asian Business Trends
  • EU and Latin-American Business Trends
  • International Macroeconomics
  • Strategy Process
  • Management Control
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Management of projects
  • Technology management and disruptive innovation

Core courses are common for all three tracks within Strategy Analysis, Corporate Finance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship etc.

  • Oslo

    BI Norwegian Business School is one of Europe’s largest business schools, and among the less than 1 % of business schools worldwide that have been awarded the triple ‘crown’ accreditation. BI has one of Europe’s largest teams of researchers within economics, business, administration and marketing.

  • Madrid

    Madrid is one of the most vibrant capitals in Europe and the perfect place to learn about European Regulations and Latin America. You will gain a better understanding of the business links between Europe and Latin America. Classes take place at IE Business School, one of Europe’s leading business schools.

  • Singapore

    Singapore is a hub in Asia and a cultural melting pot. The focus for the trip to Singapore is doing business in Asia, especially in China and India. Teaching takes place at Nanyang Business School, Asia’s leading business school.

  • Berkeley

    Berkeley is close to the Silicon Valley, the home of many of the world’s largest technology companies, and the ideal place to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation. We will learn about how these companies move from idea to start-up, and why the processes here are so fast. Our classes take place at the renowned Haas Business School, University of California at Berkeley.

"The strength of Executive MBA is the fact that students are exposed to many different cultures and receive part of their education overseas."

JUSTIN MARK ARCHER

Process Lead for Coffee, Origination and Trading - COM Agroindustrial Corp Ltd

"Making strategic decisions are essential for every leader. The Executive MBA helped me develop my own toolbox based on evidence and current thinking."

UNNI SILKOSET

Regional Director, South Asia - Laerdal Medical

WHO IS THE EXECUTIVE MBA GLOBAL FOR?

Executive MBA participants are professionals with a global perspective. They come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and share the common goal of expanding their management skills and ability to lead on an international platform.

Course Descriptions

Asian Business Trends
What are the current financial and human capital costs of doing business in Asia and globally, what might future challenges be, and how do firms compete to capture emerging business opportunities? The participants will gain insight into these concerns, as well as how firms should strategically position themselves to take advantage of key developments in Asian and Western economies to sustain high corporate growth.

EU and Latin American Business Trends
The course aims to familiarize its participants with the various sets of issues and forces that executives encounter when their firms operate in the global arena, with specific emphasis on the European Union and Latin America, and to provide them with tools to develop and implement successful global strategies. Students will learn to find the right balance between global integration and local responsiveness when formulating and implementing global strategies.

International Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics is about economic growth, business cycles, inflation, unemployment, exchange rates and capital flows, as well as monetary and fiscal policies. It is important for businesses to understand the mechanisms generating booms and recessions, and the way monetary and fiscal policies affect interest rates, exchange rates and other macroeconomic variables.

Strategy Process
This course is centred upon three central themes; strategy development processes, strategy implementation, and strategic change processes.The course addresses the managerial challenges involved in strategy implementation by emphasizing application and practice. Students will have the opportunity to directly apply course materials to their own organizations or business units through project reports and case presentations.

Management Control
The objective of the Management Control course is to introduce participants to approaches of management control both in conventional and knowledge-based firms. The course comprises three topical areas: conventional management control and performance measurement, non-financial performance measurement advances, and lastly the use of control systems to enhance learning within and by the knowledge-based firm.

Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management is a key element of global business. The course consists of two main parts. Firstly, participants study the operations of the supply chain, focusing on models for quantitative analysis of parts of it, and how this relates to the supply chain overall. Secondly, participants study the strategy of supply chains, including value creation, coordination and positioning, supplier relationships and global supply chain responsibilities.

Practical information

Programme starts: 8 March 2018

Application deadline: 10 January 2018

Length of programme: 18 months part-time, divided into six two-weeks modules.

The Executive MBA is an intense programme that requires total commitment from its participants. The admissions committee places particulare emphasis on each applicant`s academic qualifications, motivation, professional experience and maturity. 

Application and admission

Applications are accepted on a rolling admission basis, and reviewed by an admission committee. Qualifying applicants are invited for an interview.

Admission requirements 

Read the admission requirements for this programme.

Tuition fee

The tuition fee is NOK 415 000 (divided into three installments). Study materials are included. The tution fee does not included travel expenses (flights and accommodation)

There is no quota scholarship available for this programme. As this is a part time course, a tourist visa is sufficient. If you are eligible for financial support from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, the EMBA is a supported programme. Please see their website for more information. Please note that we are unable to assist you with queries related to the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund.

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