In order to provide you with the resources for continued growth in your career, the Global EMBA curriculum starts off by building a strong analytical foundation, followed by the latest developments in the functional areas of organisational behaviour, operations management, marketing, behavioural finance, and economics. The programme also covers financial reporting, change management, strategic management, management accounting, corporate finance and a strategy simulation. You will also work on a nine-month-long project in a team of five to apply your classroom learning to a real strategic issue faced by an organisation, providing a hands-on, integrated experience. In addition to this knowledge acquisition, you will experience a leadership and coaching module during the two global modules at partner schools in the US and Europe. The programme concludes with a reflection by participants on their careers and personal goals.
There are 12 core courses, including two Global Modules to the US and Europe, totalling 42 credit units. Most core courses are delivered in 4 consecutive days (from Thursday to Sunday) every month in Shanghai, while Global Modules are longer (five to six days depending on travel). The company project totals 6 credit units and the electives constitute 12 credits. In order to graduate, you must have a total of 60 credits.
- Leadership Journey
- Financial Reporting
- Economic Analysis
- Organisational Behaviour
- Marketing Management
- European Module (Operations Management & Industry 4.0)
- Organisational Behaviour & Strategic Managerial Accounting
- Strategic Management
- Corporate Finance
- Strategy Simulation
- United States Module (Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
- Exit Module & Action Reflection
To accommodate your specific needs and interests, the Global EMBA programme offers a number of electives both in and out of China, including General Management, Accounting & Finance, Advanced Marketing, and Global Management. Elective courses are offered in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Zurich, Israel, India, Indonesia/Singapore, Brazil, and Ghana. Most of the China-based electives are taught bilingually, giving you the opportunity to study and interact with Chinese students. Participants in the global electives will be joined by EMBA participants from IESE Business School, further expanding your network. Participants will typically take between 4-6 electives to complete the required credits. All Global EMBA participants must complete at least two electives outside of China.
The Group Project is an integral part of the curriculum, and it is vital to your success in the GEMBA programme. In this project you will apply management theories and framework learned in the classroom to real-world business issues.
You will work in a small group to complete a project over a one-year period. This project will include attending an introductory lecture, topic selection, outlining your proposal, writing and revising your report, and giving an oral defence. Each group will be assigned a professor who will supervise the project and guide you and your team throughout the entire process.
The purpose of the Leadership Journey is to help you grow personally and professionally as a global leader. A critical component of the Global EMBA programme is an opportunity to provide an inflection point regarding your standing as a leader. We will conduct a comprehensive and professional 360 degree feedback instrument. You will receive an in-depth report of your colleagues', supervisors' and subordinates' assessment of your strengths and weaknesses as a potential leader. You will then work with a coach to develop a personal plan of action to engage in a follow-up assessment.