The ten schools participating in this Consortium have agreed to offer a one-week module, simultaneously at all nine locations, that will be available to all of their respective Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) students. The basic premise of this collaboration is that eligible students and alumni can choose among these international modules, each containing conceptual and experiential activities that deal with various aspects of business innovation in a different environment, the one that best fits their personal and career goals.
Who are we?
Bologna Business School (est. in 2000) is the business school of the University of Bologna (est. A.D. 1088). BBS ranks among the most innovative business schools in Europe and is one of the most reputable institutions in Italy. Interdisciplinary outlook, industry integration and internationalization are the key pillars of the school’s philosophy, which aims to provide students with the appropriate skills in order to face an ever changing and complex economic landscape with confidence, knowledge and motivation to succeed. BBS’s Headquarters is located at Villa Guastavillani, a Renaissance building from the 16th century located on the Bolognese hills, less than ten minutes from the city center. Here history, technology and tradition live together in beautiful and natural framework. Bologna is a lively city located in the heart of Italy – 30 minutes away from Florence, less than one hour from Milan, two hours from Rome – in Emilia Romagna, one of the richest regions in Europe.
BBS offers a 360° academic and ”real world” educational experience, including full-time master degrees (in English and Italian), and part-time masters and short-term programs for executives and professionals. The School cooperates with industry-leading companies, providing them with outstanding managers and high quality and tailor-made programs. Issues of medium sized companies and “Made in Italy” industries are given special attention through research and focused projects. The BBS community is a family made of students, alumni, faculties, managers and an extensive business network of over 500 national and international companies. Students, more than 600 every year, come from all over the World and from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. BBS Faculty involves more than 300 national and international lecturers, academics as well as executives and consultants.
COPPEAD Business School is the Graduate School of Business of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). From its start in 1973, COPPEAD has been guided by a vision to create an educational institution capable of meeting the highest international standards in its field. The first formative years were marked by a considerable exchange of faculty with some of the best international business schools in the United States and Europe. In 1983, COPPEAD moved to its own building within the main UFRJ campus and, soon later, acquired the status of an autonomous institute within the structure of the University. COPPEAD’s renowned MBA program was the first full-time MBA program to be created in Brazil. In 1982 COPPEAD pioneered executive management education in Brazil, by introducing its Executive Education Programs, now offered in a variety of areas, and by creating the Brazilian Case Clearing House, with the aim of spreading case-based teaching in the country. In 1989 COPPEAD introduced its full-time Doctoral program. Recent pioneering initiatives resulted in the creation of pre-experience and continuing education training programs, as well as modular advanced business programs. COPPEAD’s programs have formed executives, consultants, professors and researchers of recognized competence, who represent highly valuable human resources for the country. The tradition of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro coupled with a qualified faculty have allowed COPPEAD to consolidate over the years its reputation as a national and international academic point of reference. COPPEAD is certified by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) since 2006.
The Chapman Graduate School of Business at Florida International University (FIU) is the business school for The Americas, South Florida’s most important business education resource and a recognized leader in international business education. Our Miami setting blends the advantages of a multicultural, urban, and ethnically rich center. The city is a business hub connecting the two Americas and serving as regional headquarters for numerous multinational corporations. Technology, international commerce and banking, travel and tourism, and entrepreneurship all flourish in this dynamic environment.As the largest of FIU’s professional schools, we enroll about 6,000 undergraduate and more than 1,500 graduate students annually. We also serve the multinational business community through our extensive menu of executive and professional education programs. Our programs include seven MBA offerings and a variety of specialized MSc program.No matter what your educational objectives, at the Chapman School, you’ll find a portfolio of innovative graduate business and international business programs that provide you with the knowledge and skills to advance your career in today’s dynamic, global marketplace. Our programs share three fundamental characteristics: an international perspective you will expand and deepen your global viewpoint and gain a broader respect for all countries and cultures; a hemispheric focus Miami’s unique position as the Gateway to The Americas’ brings all of Latin America and the Caribbean within your reach; and technological excellence an emphasis on information technology enhances your learning experience and builds discipline-specific skills.
Cranfield School of Management is a triple-accredited international management school located in the UK, some 75 kilometers north of London. It is part of Cranfield University, Europe’s only fully postgraduate university, renowned for its high quality teaching and research and its strong links to industry and business. Management education and development has been offered at Cranfield University since the late 1940s and the University is one of Western Europe’s largest academic centers for strategic and applied research, development and design. The University’s mission is to be a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management, offering graduate degrees in Management, Aerospace, Transport, Manufacturing, Environment, Energy, Agrifood, Defense and Security. Cranfield’s success is measured in terms of its impact in generating viable, practical, environmentally desirable solutions that enhance economic development and the quality of life.
Cranfield School of Management is all about the practice of management, not just the theory of business. We pride ourselves on being outward-looking, focused on customers and their needs, building bridges between academia and industry. We work with over 750 businesses and a multitude of governments around the world. Our Executive MBA program attracts professionals who want career acceleration, moving to senior management within an existing industry, or career change, moving to senior role in new industry or consultancy, or Life change, setting up their own business.
IIMA has evolved from being India’s premier management institute to a notable international school of management in just four decades. It all started when a few spirited industrialists realized that agriculture, industry, services and public administration were vital elements in a growing society, and that it was necessary to manage these industries efficiently. The result was the creation of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1961 as an autonomous body with the active collaboration of the Government of India, Government of Gujarat and several industrial sectors, and the participation of the Harvard Business School.
Our PGPX is a one-year, full time residential program for executives with substantial work experience built on IIMA’s well established record of designing and running post-graduate management programs for exceptionally bright students and a wide range of executive education programs for practicing managers from many countries. The objective of the program is to develop bright, enthusiastic and high-initiative executives into management leaders and change agents in the global arena.
IIMA connects with alumni, corporations, researchers, and the local community by reaching out pro-actively. It endeavors to nurture a high-performance work environment by supporting a climate of autonomy, stretch, and teamwork amongst its faculty, staff, and students. The institute is growing our capacity in a thoughtful and strategic manner, aiming to have an impact commensurate with our ambition and ensuring that we continuously upgrade the quality of our people and our learning.
MIRBIS, The Moscow International Higher Business School, is an international business school aiming to meet the challenges of management in the 21st century. The main objective of MIRBIS is to train managers and executives who are capable of adapting themselves to the needs of the Russian market as well as the trends in the global economy and become agents of innovation and change in their organizations.Founded in 1988, MIRBIS is one of the oldest and most renowned business schools in Russia. We were the first business training center established in the Soviet Union in 1988 after the Perestroika had started. Our founders are the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics and the Economic Research Society Nomisma, at that time headed by Professor Romano Prodi.MIRBIS now offers a full portfolio of business education programs, including Bachelor, post-graduate, Master, MBA, corporate, and Ph.D. courses. MIRBIS runs exchange and students’ mobility programs with more than 30 Western European and Asian Universities (in China, Japan, South Korea and India) and business schools. Since its establishment, over 18 thousand students have graduated from degree and executive development courses offered by MIRBIS.In 2004 MIRBIS became the first independent Business School in Russia that was accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Since 2006 its Bachelor degree courses are accredited by the EFMD’s EPAS.
Chongqing University (CQU), founded in 1929, is a key national university directly under the Ministry of Education and one of the top Chinese universities within the framework of the State’s national education projects. Its Mission is to “Conduct Research, Cultivate Talents, Serve the Community and Promote Social Development” seeking to build itself into a first class comprehensive research university in China with distinctive features and international recognition. CQU has 27 schools that include ten top disciplines in China in the fields of engineering, biomedical sciences and economics and business. It currently enrolls over 30,000 undergraduates and more than 16,000 post-graduate students, including over 900 international students.SEBA has grown into one of the most prestigious business schools in China and contributed to the early development of China’s management education and the growth of the emerging Chinese national economy. It is committed to develop a global outlook in its programming and amongst its faculty. The strong academic human capital is strengthened by the talents from its international exchange programs. SEBA’s MBA and EMBA programs own a wide reputation in China, the students of which are top entrepreneurs, civil servants and professional managers.SEBA imposes a strong emphasis on management research and innovation in its programs, is devoted to training talented professionals and offers the best academic consultancy service in the region.
Sabanci University, founded in 1995 as a non-profit foundation university, is an innovative institution responsive to the needs of all our constituents through a participatory, team-based culture. Sabanci University has an interdisciplinary educational infrastructure with the mission of “Creating and Developing Together.” The University ranked first in the “Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Turkish Higher Education Index” in 2012 by the Science, Industry and Technology Ministry. and first in terms of the percentage of exchange students in the country, creating a multicultural campus. Sabanci’s School of Management (SOM) is AACSB accredited and offers a number of full-time and part-time graduate programs in addition to an undergraduate management program. In 2011 SOM signed a strategic partnership agreement with MIT Sloan School of Management, and its Executive MBA program was ranked by Financial Times among the Best European Business School in 2012. Sabanci School of Management, with its Executive MBA program was ranked by Financial Times among the Best 100 Business Schools in 2004. SOM is home to the Center for Applied Finance Education, Corporate Governance Forum of Turkey, the U.N.’s Carbon Disclosure Project Turkey, Entrepreneurship Development Program, and the Competitiveness Forum.The university campus is on the outskirts of the Asian side of Istanbul next to industrial heart of the city. As the largest city in Turkey and 5th largest in the world with a population of 12.8 million, Istanbul served as the capital of three Empires and is a cultural, economic, and financial center for its region. Turkey is the 16th largest economy in the world with a booming economy and easy access to 1.5 billion customers in Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, and North Africa.
San José State University (SJSU) was founded in 1857 as Minns’ Evening Normal School and is the oldest public school of higher education in the state of California. From its beginnings as a normal school that trained teachers for the developing frontier, San José State University has matured into a metropolitan university offering more than 134 bachelor’s and master’s degrees with 110 concentrations. San José State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University System and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The Lucas Graduate School of Business is the academic unit that offers Graduate Business Programs as part of the Lucas College of Business at San José State University (est. 1928). Our portfolio includes a number of Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs, Master of Science (MS) programs, and dual degree programs offered in collaboration with the San José State University College of Engineering and College of Science, as well as several graduate certificates. Our graduate business programs are part of the elite 5% of the world’s business programs that have earned the AACSB Accreditation.
Established in 1964, the USB has built a proud reputation for more than 50 years. During this time, the USB has established itself as a top provider of the following programmes: an MBA, MPhil degrees in Development Finance, Management Coaching and Future Studies, PhD degrees in Business Management and Development Finance, postgraduate diplomas in Development Finance, Dispute Settlement, Project Management and Leadership, and other courses. The USB’s programmes are characterised by the development of critical thinking abilities and leadership skills which go hand in hand with personal development.
The USB holds triple-crown accreditation – AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.
The USB is situated on a satellite campus of Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The School is adjacent to the Tyger Waterfront business district in the suburb of Bellville – some 25km from the centre of Cape Town. The campus is conveniently close to main access routes, the Cape Town International Airport, the famous Cape winelands, Table Mountain, Robben Island and numerous other attractions.