New director for the MBA programmes

CBS' MBA programmes are now offered in a version 2.0 - with a new director


A new world, a new Executive MBA. This is the new slogan for CBS' MBA programmes, which this year are offered in a version 2.0 - with a new director. Poul Hedegaard is the new man in charge of the Full-time, Blue and Executive MBA programmes.

Throughout his career, Poul Hedegaard has worked with the development of executive non-degree programmes in Denmark, India, USA and Europe. He has worked with everything from demand analysis and concept development to marketing of the programmes. He has transformed programmes at DiEU (now Mannaz) and at the Danish Centre for Leadership.

Critical approach towards MBAs

According to Christian Tangkjær, Vice Dean, Poul Hedegaard will bring both experience and competences that will strengthen the MBA programmes in essential areas.

- Poul's strategic understanding is excellent. He is an expert in matching the programmes with market needs and has been able to attract large national and international clients with his result-oriented focus, says Christian Tangkjær.

According to Poul Hedegaard, there is a tendency that the MBA programmes have been debased, and in the years to come he expects a more critical approach by current and future leaders who will apply for accredited executive programmes of a high quality.

MBA rooted in research

Poul is very familiar with the field between academia and practice. He has now been provided with the opportunity to further develop triple accredited world-class MBA programmes with academic director Jesper Rangvid, who earlier this year was appointed chairman of an expert committee that is to examine the causes of the financial crisis.

- CBS holds a strong position with its cutting-edge business case-based teaching and many years of experience in offering professional MBA programmes, says Poul Hedegaard.

It is Poul Hedegaard's ambition to make the Executive MBA programmes as renowned on the other side of the Danish border as the Full-time MBA where 4 out of 5 students are international. Poul Hedegaard is 51 years old and holds a Master in Political Science from Aarhus University and an MBA from EIPM in Geneva.

The page was last edited by: Communications // 05/25/2012