EMBA in Creative Leadership in Asia

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EMBA Creative Leadership

Executive MBA Program is a global management program designed to meet the needs of mid-career professionals . It develops effective managers for today's dynamic global organization

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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IMPM

International Masters Program for Managers
Campus Part time 16 months September 2017 India Bangalore China Beijing Brazil Rio de Janeiro Canada Montreal United Kingdom Lancaster + 8 more

You can see the basic layout of the program below. The core is a set of five modules of 10 days each that take place over 16 months, organized by managerial mindsets. Accompanying these are all kinds of intriguing activities, in the class and out: Co-coaching, Friendly Consulting, Dedicated Tables, Managerial Exchanges, and Impact Teams. [+]

Business Studies in Creative Leadership in Asia 2017. You can see the basic layout of the program below. The core is a set of five modules of 10 days each that take place over 16 months, organized by managerial mindsets. Accompanying these are all kinds of intriguing activities, in the class and out: Co-coaching, Friendly Consulting, Dedicated Tables, Managerial Exchanges, and Impact Teams. Those who wish to receive the masters in management degree, beyond the IMPM Certificate, write a Final Paper that allows them to probe more deeply into some issue of key concern. These elements are described below. THE FIVE MINDSETS MODULE 1 MANAGING SELF: THE REFLECTIVE MINDSET The Lake District of northern England, far from the hectic pace of managing, is the perfect setting for thoughtful reflection on yourself and your experiences as a manager. Participants experience The Nature of Engaging Management (Henry Mintzberg), Ethics and Virtue within the Organization (Lucas Introna), and in the footsteps of Woodworth before undertaking a cultural audit of a British company. The module is developed and delivered by leading faculty at the Lancaster University School of Management, consistently ranked among the top research school in the UK. MODULE 2 MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS: THE ANALYTIC MINDSET We move to Montreal, one of North America's most engaging cities, where Canada's foremost university, McGill, hosts the second module, on the analytic mindset. Sessions on big data, finance, and marketing, ect. focus on developing an understanding of analysis beyond techniques —and away from both "extinction by instinct" and "paralysis by analysis". Estelle Metayer takes the class to the hidden web, and Henry Mintzberg contrasts adhocracies with bureaucracies and emergent strategies with deliberate ones. MODULE 3 MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS: THE COLLABORATIVE MINDSET At Renmin, one of China's most prestigious universities, the class explores collaboration in all of its aspects: in teams, alliances, and with governments ect. Participants explore a uniquely Chinese perspective on the world of business, drawing on the traditional process of Guanxi to understand the importance of Harmony and Balance. They are also exposed to urban and rural development and sustainability in China(Wen Tiejun). MODULE 4 MANAGING CHANGE: THE ACTION MINDSET In Rio de Janeiro, at EPABE/FGV, Brazil's renowned school of administration, the class considers not only managing change, but also managing continuity. There is no better place than Rio to contrast the "Why Not?" mentality of people who create change with the more common "Why?" mentality. Visits to local organizations and companies illustrate how culture and power affect trust and values in the workplace.(Alexandre Faria). MODULE 5 MANAGING CONTEXT: THE WORLDLY MINDSET India is another world. This is the place to learn about other people's worlds in order to better understand our own. This module, at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, ranked the best business school in Central Asia, delves into all sides of the world around the enterprise: from financial markets and consumer behavior, championing and sustaining business growth (S. Raghunath), to stakeholder relationships and cultural differences. The experience comes alive through visits to different places that illustrate India's diversity, from a food market to a software campus, separated by just a few kilometers and several centuries. DEDICATED TABLES We have a 50:50 rule in the IMPM: half the time over to you on your agendas. You sit at roundtables, to share your experiences and learn with your peers. Most of the time you are in mixed groups, to gain from the diversity of experiences. But now we also have dedicated tables, where you can spend some of the discussion time with related managers. You might join a table of entrepreneurs or family-business owners, or you might come to the program with colleagues from your industry or your own company. (LG and Lufthansa have been sending teams of managers for almost all of our twenty years.) FRIENDLY CONSULTING Engaging managers means more than just doing workshops and discussing ideas. The managers of the IMPM bring in concerns from their own work, to benefit from the experience of their colleagues. This is ongoing in the program—around the tables all the time. But it is now institutionalized in a process we call friendly consulting, where small teams of your colleagues work with you on your concerns. This has become one of the highlights of the program. REFLECTION PAPERS AND PEER COACHING Learning from each other and the faculty does not stay in the classroom. After each module (except the last), you write a reflection paper. This is not an academic paper: you review what particularly struck you at the module and relate it your own needs—personal - at your job, or in your organization. During this process of writing, you connect with a team of colleagues, and a faculty tutor, who work with you to make these papers as helpful as they can possible be. We call this peer coaching. MANAGERIAL EXCHANGE Midway in the program, you pair up with a colleague and spend the better part of a week as host and as visitor at each other's workplace. This process of observing another manager at work and providing feedback is simple yet powerful. It is quite amazing what has come out of these exchanges. "When visiting with one of my LG colleagues in Korea, I realized that our company is vulnerable to a disruptive technology. As a result we launched a startup company together with a top IT university in Brazil. We believe this will save our company." Gustavo Miotti, Board Chair, Soprano Eletrometalugica Ltd., Brazil IMPACT TEAMS "Never send a changed person back to an unchanged organization." Yet that is what almost all development programs do. We have changed that. You are given the opportunity, with our guidance and supporting materials, to designate an impact team back at work, of colleagues or reports, to help you carry your learning into the organization. In effect, these people do the IMPM virtually. You debrief your team after each module, and discuss how to carry use the learning for constructive change. Thus does management development become organization development. And thus does education that may seem pricy to an HR department become an astute investment for the organization—in training several managers for the price of one and in the profound changes that they can champion. Some companies send teams to the IMPM to work on a key issue. I coached my team as I learned. I grew my team as I was growing. As I went through the modules, I took the basic principles and they were so appreciated by my team at work that they kept on asking, "When are you going to the next module?" Daniel Smedo, VP and General Manager, Metro Supply Chain Group, Canada WELCOMING EXPERIENCED CANDIDATES If you are seeking an international focus to your career, have more than 10 years of work experience with substantial and relevant managerial experience then the IMPM is for you. The entire IMPM premise is based on sharing experiences and insights with peers and participants are therefore typically 35–55 years of age. IMPM participants are either sponsored by their company; companies such as Lufthansa, BNDES and LG have been sending managers for years or are individuals who have decided that the philosophy and outcomes from the program are what they need to move forward in their career or organization. Dedicated tables are available for individuals or teams who want to join others from similar types of organizations. Entrepreneurs, members of family owned businesses, professionals from different fields will spend time with peers and learn from those with similar challenges. Attending as part of a company team, allows managers to learn about the diversity that exists within their organization. Through the sharing of experiences, these team members gain a deeper understanding of how the entire organization works and are in a good position to implement changes. [-]

Executive MBA (Part-Time)

Rotterdam School of Management | Erasmus University
Campus Part time 22 months September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam Taiwan Taipei + 2 more

Building your future takes more than buzzwords and business cards. As an executive on the rise, you know exactly what we mean. [+]

For leaders on the move, drive your career further at RSM. Building your future takes more than buzzwords and business cards. As an executive on the rise, you know exactly what we mean. Success takes big ideas and bright leadership. It takes a critical eye with a focus on making sustainable decisions that create value over the long term. It takes a strong network of professionals who are ready to make big moves — and eager to help you make yours. These are all time-honoured Dutch values that have been building bright careers around the world for centuries. And at RSM, you’ll gain directly from this kind of valuable thinking — it’s infused into every aspect of our part-time Executive MBA, which is taught in English, the international language of business. Find out how applying Dutch values to an international business education in Europe will expand your influence and drive your career further than you’ve ever thought possible. That’s what you’ll discover at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Programme at a Glance Who is this programme meant for? Motivated, experienced, mid-career individuals with a wish to improve their managerial opportunities. Typically, managers with an international background, a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of four years post-graduate professional experience as well as a good command of the English language. What needs does the programme fulfil for participants? The opportunity to further develop management skills in a professional and challenging setting together with like-minded individuals as well as enhancing their leadership skills and developing an international network in preparation for a senior managerial role. What does a participant get out of the programme? An MBA degree from one of Europe’s top business schools; A programme that combines engagement with convenience, and the possibility for immediately applying and cross-fertilising business knowledge and newly gained skills; Development of professional leadership skills embedded throughout the programme; A management programme rooted in sustainability and innovation providing the basis for continued development of business and community leadership. [-]

Global Executive MBA (EMBA)

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Online & Campus Combined Part time 21 months October 2017 Germany Leipzig Spain Barcelona Brazil São Paulo India Kolkata China Guangzhou + 8 more

The Global Executive MBA of EADA and HHL prepares you to work in a globalized and highly competitive business environment and will guide you to a level of knowledge which is indispensable to successfully continue your management development process. [+]

Business Studies in Creative Leadership in Asia 2017. Program Structure Program-accompanying executive coaching & innovative leadership training The Global Executive MBA of EADA and HHL prepares you to work in a globalized and highly competitive business environment and will guide you to a level of knowledge which is indispensable to successfully continue your management development process. You will gain management skills to accelerate your professional and personal development, which leads to a competitive advantage for both you and the company in which you work. The program will be completely in English and will focus on the characteristics and similarities of business practices in Western European countries (especially Germany and Spain). In addition, participants will gain insight into the economy and culture of the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian markets at our Global Executive partner universities. The new structure of the 21-month program is suited to the professional and personal needs of international executives. To obtain the "MBA" dual degree from HHL and EADA participants have to successfully pass all core modules, 2 out of 3 offered elective modules and the final Master Thesis. Our Program - A high Return on Investment EADA and HHL have developed their own practical, active and participatory approach with an emphasis on “learning by doing”. The methodology reflects companies’ demand for professionals with skills such as the capacity to reflect, the ability to act in the face of change, the versatility to work in multifunctional teams and the adaptability to face the challenges of a global environment. Our goal is to provide a high return on investment. We offer: Dual MBA degree from two leading management institutions Business education at the highest level with state-of-the-art knowledge and a very practical approach Specialised courses designed to compare different countries around the globe with a special focus on BRIC countries (Brazil, China, India) Intercultural and interpersonal training with diverse teams Support of dedicated executive coaches and leadership training during the program Contact with renowned business experts providing insight on best practices in companies around the world Exchange of business experiences with peers and experts from diverse industries and countries Class Profile Class Statistics Average age: 37 Age range: 31 - 52 Class size: 20 Percentage of women: 20 % Average work experience: 12 years Percentage of international students: up to 80 % Average number of countries represented: 11 International Outside the box – gain international experience International competence is essential for a business leader. Global partnerships are therefore one of our key assets. Within the program you will study in five different countries (Brazil, China, Germany, India and Spain) at reputed partner universities. You will gain extensive international experiences and learn from your fellow students as well as from the international faculty. Careers Focus on the student Besides the Executive Coaching the Career Service of EADA and HHL provides a highly individual career service. You know what you want – a rewarding and challenging career with potential for promotion. We know how to assist you to achieve this goal by bringing important business contacts and career advancement opportunities directly to you. Application Admission Criteria A completed first degree in any discipline from a recognized university Postgraduate work experience of at least 5 years. On average, students in our Global Executive MBA have 12 years of work experience. Application Deadlines January 31: early enrollment rate with 15% discount (38,250€) May 31: early enrollment rate with 10% discount (40,500€) July 30: all applicants applying for a scholarship August 31: all applicants applying for the Global Executive MBA program (45,000€) Fees & Financing A worthwhile investment The current tuition fees for the complete Global Executive MBA are EUR 45,000 – including accommodation with half board for all modules.. We also offer an Early Bird Discount of 15% by January 31 and 10% by May 31. Alumni & Network Join our global network As a participant of the Global Executive MBA program, you will become a lifelong member of the alumni associations and will get access to a strong international business network based on the long tradition of the two co-operating business schools. Our alumni are working around the globe, representing dozens of countries and a variety of high-value industries. We offer more than just a degree. Your personal experiences with classmates and professors will last a lifetime. [-]

Executive MBA in Taipei

Aalto Executive Education Academy Singapore
Campus Full time 18 - 20 months September 2017 Taiwan Taipei

The Aalto University Executive MBA Program in Taipei is a bilingual EMBA program, taught by international and local Taiwan faculty. Our program has been running in Taipei since 2003 (formerly known as Helsinki School of Economics Executive MBA) and is for individuals with significant professional work experience. [+]

Aalto Executive MBA offered in Taiwan - True International Standing and Quality Inventive Strategies, Novel Leadership The Aalto University Executive MBA Program in Taipei is a bilingual EMBA program, taught by international and local Taiwan faculty. Our program has been running in Taipei since 2003 (formerly known as Helsinki School of Economics Executive MBA) and is for individuals with significant professional work experience. A Wider Choice through the Global Portfolio In addition to Northern Europe’s leading companies and individuals we serve a growing number of talented executives in Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe. Every year, almost four hundred students representing more than a dozen nationalities participate in our portfolio of Executive MBA programs. In addition to globally relevant content, the Aalto Executive MBA provides participants with an opportunity to expand their cultural knowledge and skills. Up to six modules can be taken at other Aalto EE locations in Europe or Asia. Two elective International Weeks (iWeeks) and two elective Study tours abroad contribute further to developing cross-cultural competence. Conducive Environment for Learning Experience Aalto EMBA Program modules are conducted in fully facilitated training and education centres in Taipei city. For The Aalto Executive MBA Program is designed for individuals with significant professional work experience, typically 5-8 years or more. We look for talented women and men with strong management experience, leadership potential, steady career progression, and curiosity to learn more. The Aalto Executive MBA program is particularly useful for candidates for promotion to a high-level management position. Our group of experienced professionals in the Taipei Executive MBA class will bring forth a dynamic approach in enhancing a holistic international learning experience. Challenge your knowledge with the greatest minds in class. Benefits of the Executive MBA for You Have the latest knowledge on strategy and leadership Gain globally applicable competencies Reinforce your confidence to face new challenges and become a Change Agent in your organization Have access to a valuable alumni network Receive a globally recognized and accredited MBA degree Benefits of the Executive MBA for your organization Obtain new ideas and insights Acquire practical skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately Acquire a multidiscplinary perspective on business and leading change Learn from other experienced professionals & faculty [-]

Executive MBA in Singapore

Aalto Executive Education Academy Singapore
Campus Part time 18 - 20 months April 2017 Singapore

Aalto Executive MBA (formerly known as Helsinki School of Economics EMBA) is one of the leading Executive MBA programs globally. It holds the 'Triple Crown' of accreditations - the three most respected university accreditations, granted to only 0.5% of the world's business schools: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS - and is ranked among the top 100 programs in the world by the Financial Times. [+]

Business Studies in Creative Leadership in Asia 2017. Aalto Executive MBA in Singapore A Journey of Leadership Transformation This program is registered with CPE Aalto Executive MBA (formerly known as Helsinki School of Economics EMBA) is one of the leading Executive MBA programs globally. It holds the 'Triple Crown' of accreditations - the three most respected university accreditations, granted to only 0.5% of the world's business schools: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS - and is ranked among the top 100 programs in the world by the Financial Times. Aalto Executive Education Academy is a subsidiary of Aalto University - an innovative multidisciplinary university from Finland. Aalto University is a product of a merger between three leading Finnish universities with a combined history of more than 300 years. Aalto Executive MBA represents high standards of Finnish education and it has been offered in Singapore since 1999. From Latest Knowledge to Practical Skills The Aalto Executive MBA Singapore Program is designed around the four major areas of strategy, leadership, finance, and marketing, with special emphasis on strategy and leadership in a global context. The modules are delivered by a world-class faculty from Aalto University and renowned business schools across the globe. In addition to the academic qualifications, they are excellent teachers and have significant experience with senior-level managers in international organizations. The Aalto EMBA is designed to maximize interaction and participation. The approach focuses on integration of theory and practice and is adjusted to take differences in learning styles into account. A variety of methods facilitate learning, including presentations, group debates, casework, role plays, lectures, real-life case studies, and encounters with business leaders. Join Aalto Executive MBA in Singapore and start your Journey of Leadership Transformation. A Wider Choice through the Global Portfolio The Aalto EMBA Program is offered in seven locations: Singapore, Finland, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Poland, and Iran. Up to six modules can be taken at other Aalto EE locations in Europe, Asia or Middle East. Two elective Aalto Executive Summits and several elective study tours abroad contribute further to developing cross-cultural competence. [-]

MBA (Executive)

University of Bolton - Ras Al Khaimah Academic Centre
Campus Part time 3 years August 2017 United Arab Emirates Ras Al Khaimah

The Executive MBA is a part-time programme for business professionals preparing to become senior managers. Its focus is on the development of knowledge and understanding of strategic management issues in order to reflect on and improve business and management practice. [+]

The Executive MBA is a part-time programme for business professionals preparing to become senior managers. Its focus is on the development of knowledge and understanding of strategic management issues in order to reflect on and improve business and management practice. The programme is designed to dovetail with the demands of a full-time job. About the course No matter what part of industry or commerce you work in, the Executive MBA course will assist you in gaining a critical understanding of the problems and challenges facing enterprises and organisations and equip you with the analytical and critical faculties to identify potential solutions. These qualities are sought by prestigious employers. This part-time three-year course runs on one evening a week from 6pm-9pm. Learning is supported via interactive in-class sessions and independent study. The learning and teaching strategy for each individual module is detailed in the module guides that you will receive at the beginning of each semester. Special features The Executive MBA offers you the chance to join a well established postgraduate community engaged in preparing themselves for a career in executive management. Studying the 6 modules in the first two years may entitle you to be considered for the CMI’s Level 7 Diploma in Strategic management and Leadership. The cost for the evaluation of your work for this voluntary option (at January 2013) is £199.00 which adds considerable value to your MBA studies. In addition, teaching and supervision is offered by a well qualified and dedicated team of experienced staff drawn from business and academia. The university enjoys excellent libraries, 24/7 IT facilities, WiFi and learning areas. What you will learn You will study a contemporary curriculum which focusses on the key functional areas of management: Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Strategic Management and so forth, many of which will be beyond the borders of your current, familiar management responsibilities. The aim is to stretch your management competencies into new areas of potential responsibility. The MBA programme offers a suite of contemporary modules which allow you to develop your knowledge of organisations and their management in today’s fast-moving global economy, in order to reflect and improve your own management practice What you will study Executive Management and Leadership This module is designed to enable you to explore your values, attitudes, style and interpersonal skills and to provide a platform for continuing personal development as managers and leaders. It invites you to critically evaluate theories pertinent to personal development, management and leadership; and to develop your interpersonal and team working skills to enhance the current and future roles as managers and leaders. Executive Sales Management and Marketing This module aims to provide you with a critical understanding of the sales management and marketing processes and the opportunity to develop and refine relevant skills in the practice of sales management and marketing. You will gain experience of evaluating and analysing the challenges managers face in the development and deployment of sales and marketing planning, and you will develop an advanced awareness of the need to consider a range of alternative approaches to dealing with planning and management issues in order to achieve competitive advantage and successful sales. To gain and enhance your critical knowledge and understanding you will consider and critically evaluate key stages of the organisations’ marketing and sales planning process. By the end of the module you will have developed a superior appreciation of the processes and outcomes in the implementation of the strategic choices facing an organisation with regard to marketing and sales management Executive Financial Management and Decision Making This module is designed to introduce managers (usually who have no previous background in finance) to the concepts of financial management, and to explore the corporate aspects, and their differing organisational contexts, that determine sources of corporate funding. The module will also consider legal and other key issues, affecting corporate financial management. It will develop your knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts of financial management, and enable you to analyse and evaluate financial statements to provide a basis for informed decision making. You will develop an understanding of capital budgeting, strategic financial issues and control systems and how they can assist more informed decisions. Human Resource Management (Executive) This module aims to provide a general introduction to HRM in organisations. It will show an awareness of the merits and difficulties associated with new and different forms of work patterns and job designs aimed at enhancing performance, motivation and commitment. It will contribute to the wider debate by examining the organisational functions that are attributed to human resource managers. Executive Change Management This module will introduce you to managing change. You will investigate the types of change that affect modern organisations and their scope and scale. You will analyse the structural and cultural accelerators/impediments to change, the notion that organisations can learn to innovate faster than their competitors and the prominent roles of strategy and leadership. Throughout this module you will be called upon to exercise and improve your powers of critical evaluation as applied to conceptual models of innovation and change and both internal and external contingencies that impinge on organisational efforts to innovate. Executive Strategic Management The module aims to provide you with a critical understanding of the strategic management process, and will integrate material from other parts of the course within a strategic management framework. Initially lectures will be used to develop knowledge of the concepts underpinning the study of strategic management. As your knowledge increases you will participate more fully in a critical exploration of the concepts. The case studies will enable you to explore the application of strategic management concepts and models, apply them to complex business problems, and evaluate the strategic issues within the case study, while critically assessing the applicability and usefulness of the theoretical models. Executive Research Methods This module prepares you for the dissertation. It will enable you to make informed decisions about which research methods are appropriate under particular circumstances and specifically in relation to your own research. You will develop your knowledge of a range of research tools and analytical techniques. You will also receive guidance on the structuring of your dissertation. Executive MBA Dissertation The dissertation provides you with the opportunity to undertake an extended and substantial piece of research. It allows students to synthesise their academic knowledge acquired from the taught modules and to produce an evaluative and critical discussion of a strategic issue relevant to your organisation, your recommendations following the research process and a proposed implementation plan. Entry requirements Applicants should have both of the following: significant work experience in a business or management capacity; and a UK honours degree/postgraduate degree (or equivalent). If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme. Applicants who have substantial management experience may be accepted without a degree qualification, subject to an interview with the course leader in person or by telephone. All application forms need to be accompanied by a reflective overview of the managerial responsibilities undertaken to date. A letter of reference on headed paper from the current/most recent employer should also be provided clearly showing length of employment and a breakdown of roles and responsibilities. [-]

Executive MBA

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Part time 12 - 13 months September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The Koç University Executive Master of Business Administration Program (EMBA) enables mid-career professionals with a minimum work experience of 5 years to improve their managerial and leadership skills and to equip themselves with the analytical foundation necessary for higher levels in their careers. [+]

Business Studies in Creative Leadership in Asia 2017. The Koç University Executive Master of Business Administration Program (EMBA) enables mid-career professionals with a minimum work experience of 5 years to improve their managerial and leadership skills and to equip themselves with the analytical foundation necessary for higher levels in their careers. The design of the program allows students to complete their education without any disruption of work in 13 months. It starts with a two-week full-time module in August. It continues with classes taught only on Saturdays to fit corporate lifestyles. The program ends with another two-week full-time module at the end of the following August. Since its foundation, Koç University has made a commitment to being an academic center of excellence in teaching and research and being recognized worldwide with its students, faculty, educational and research programs. Basic Components of the Success of KOC Executive MBA We believe that the growing reputation of the program is a result of the following factors of success: Top-notch Professional Students Internationally Recognized Faculty Strong Return on Education Investment Rigorous Curriculum Supportive Learning Environment Excellent Resources and State-of-the-art facilities Rigorous Curriculum The Koç Executive MBA curriculum emphasizes the fundamentals of business and management theory: economics, accounting, business strategy, management and decision sciences, finance, marketing, operations management, management information systems, and international business. The result is an MBA graduate with strategic insight, multi-functional expertise, a global perspective, and the analytical and informational skills required of a world-class business leader. The program combines a rigorous theoretical and analytical approach with practical and conceptual tools. Koç University has based its educational program on the principle of "creative teaching/participatory learning". The faculty use a variety of teaching methods. These include case analysis, role playing, written and oral presentations, model-building exercises and computer as well as management simulations. Some classes use the more traditional lecture and discussion methods. Each faculty member is encouraged to adopt the style that works best given course objectives, the nature of the material, and the instructor’s own preferences. Students are expected to participate actively in class discussions, make presentations, write papers and complete assignments individually as well as in group projects. Cases are used frequently to improve problem diagnosis, analysis, and creative problem-solving skills. Most cases describe complex, real organizational issues. Harvard Business School, INSEAD, Kellogg, Babson College and Darden cases are used in the program, in addition to the cases developed by Koç University faculty members. Leading executives frequently visit the school to make class presentations based on their own experiences. In classes and in project work groups, students discuss their own managerial problems and opportunities. Admissions Process and Requirements The first requirement of Koç Executive MBA Program is to be a highly motivated and dedicated individual. In addition, applicants must have the following qualifications and apply to the MBA office with the related documents: an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution normally a minimum of five years of full-time professional work experience completed their military service (if applicable) or have a valid deferment written statement of corporate support current employment in a managerial position, regularly taking on increasing responsibilities indications of quantitative achievement (transcripts, job duties, GMAT scores) requisite level of English language competence basic proficiency in Microsoft Excel Candidates must submit a package that contains the application form with essays, at least two reference letters, transcripts from all institutions attended and ALES score. Candidates may apply as early as the month of January. Personal interviews are used to assess potential candidates’ success in a highly demanding program. Standardized tests such as TOEFL and GMAT may be required. All Turkish nationals are required to take the ALES admission test administered by the Higher Education Council (YÖK). Candidates who have taken the GMAT test and have obtained a score of 550 or more are exempted from ALES. All international students are required to take the GMAT test. Our ambition is to provide the students with the discipline, discretion, and skills that are needed to meet the challenges that confront top-level managers. If you are a highly motivated professional willing to work hard to improve your managerial capability, the Koç University Executive MBA program is a good investment for you. [-]