Established in 1996, the Euro MBA is a management programme set in the context of the European economy for the internationally minded individual. The programme is designed and organised by a consortium of six European universities and business schools. The Euro*MBA is one of the first programmes of its kind to combine distance-learning with classroom-based modules. The combination of distance-learning and classroom learning runs over a two-year period. Participants cover 70% of their coursework via distance-learning modules and attend a physical class every four months in a different European city.
With its unique distance-learning format, the Euro MBA fits the needs of current executives and seeks to combine both theoretical and practical training in a distance-learning context. The Euro*MBA is also a great networking opportunity for executives from all over Europe.
The Euro*MBA's programme structure is divided into 4 main elements:
- Introductory seminar
- Distance learning courses
- Residential weeks
- Master thesis
This 4-day seminar introduces you to elements such as writing and presentation skills, the use of Lotus Notes, and teambuilding exercises.
Distance learning modules
The Euro*MBA involves distance-learning modules overseen by top faculty from the consortium's schools. These modules cover:
- Strategic management
- Change management
- International management
- Management accounting
- International finance
- International human resources management
- Technology and innovation management
- Business simulation
- European business law
The compulsory classroom learning takes place for a period of one week every four months. There will be a total of six weeks of classroom learning during the two-year program. Each week will be held in a different European city and focuses on that region’s economic and cultural characteristics. Topics covered include cultural awareness, interpersonal skills and regional analysis.
The Master thesis is the culmination of the knowledge acquired during the programme. Each student will be asked to write a master thesis with the help of an academic supervisor. The thesis topic must be chosen by the student.
Examples of past master thesis subjects include:
- Pioneering emerging markets in developing countries with supply chain collaboration
- Predatory pricing in the CRM market
- Board structures under corporate governance
- Multicultural, multilingual and multitasking
- Average age: 37 years old
- Average work experience: 10.8 years
- Average number of nationalities in each class: 20
- Percentage of international participants: 50%
An international partnerships
The idea behind the Euro MBA consortium is to offer a MBA programme that truly encapsulates the culture and economics of the European context. The Euro MBA network is comprised of a wide range of European business experts who contribute to the development and success of the Euro*MBA programme through their diversity, culture, and expertise.
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