Personalise your MBA
Make Your MBA Your Own
In addition to your core courses you will be invited to dive deeper into an area you find particularly interesting or you feel will benefit your career. Choose from four concentrations: Digitalisation, Entrepreneurship, Finance or Governance & Sustainability – all important topics to empower you to be the leader of the future.
What is more, these concentrations will be shared with our Executive MBA participants, allowing you to further expand your network.
Explore the concentrations below to find out more about them.
Giving you practical tools to drive change in the digital economy.
Learn to embrace innovation and harness the capabilities of digital technology to inform your strategic thinking and transform every area of business.
You will discuss the threats of disruption, new market entrants and global platform companies as well as learn how to use data to lead the way forward, how to motivate and manage a digital workforce, and how to act to prevent and control the damage of cyber attacks such as we have seen hitting large businesses in recent years.
Course examples: Digital Platforms, Innovation Strategies in a Digital World, Managing the Digital Workforce, Digital Delivery Models
"I chose to do the Concentration in Digitalisation as the course we did on the topic during the MBA was very interesting. Learning about platform business, discussing the power of data in enabling new perspectives towards an issue and debating on how to manage a team remotely were so on point towards the reality we’re living into." Click here to read Laura's feature.
"Although it is easy to get consumed with the daily details of designing and coding software, it is valuable to take a step back and remember the big picture about the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of digitalisation. Having someone like Rony Medaglia, who is an internationally recognized expert on e-government, as a professor was a very unique and beneficial experience." Read Matt's feature.
Valuable tools for start-ups and established companies facing transformation.
Understand key aspects of the entrepreneurial journey along with frameworks and methods to help manage the inevitable uncertainty.
You will learn how to use design thinking to help articulate and map your entrepreneurial vision as well as how to create a value-driven business model, engage stakeholders in the process and build a platform strategy to shape the market around your innovation. We will use applied, hands-on projects and work through common challenges with innovation-driven start-ups in the entrepreneurship lab.
Course examples: Venture Creation: The Entrepreneurial Process, Platform Disruption and Platform-Based Business Models, Entrepreneurship-Lab, Resources for Scaling-Up: Engage with The Innovation Ecosystem
"I began working on a new business idea - NINAYO, an online trading platform that helps Tanzanian farmers sell their crops. IKEA gave me the flexibility to explore this and to travel to San Francisco to seek funding. It took some time and a few failed attempts before the CEO of Uber called me to see him and agreed to become my main investor via a Y Combinator-style accelerator they had introduced. Visiting the Uber cofounder’s office in downtown SF was another pretty unique experience – a stratospheric leap from Tanzania! So I left IKEA in 2016 to start my East African business journey." Click here to read Jack's feature.
Understand how companies finance their operations and investments while simultaneously controlling risks and fulfilling the expectations of their stakeholders.
We will look at how entrepreneurs finance start-ups and how organisations raise funds both inside and outside of organised markets; the ways to control strategic and financial risks; how to value your own or another company; and how you can seize upon the opportunities provided by international financial markets.
Course examples: Private Equity & Venture Capital, Strategic Risk Management, Valuation & M&A, International Financial Management
Governance & Sustainability
Understand the importance of corporate governance and sustainability for the leader of the future.
We will explore the need for strong leadership in understanding business risks and opportunities in an age of sustainability; compliance management and the importance of an ethical approach; the need to design production and supply systems in a more sustainable way as well as the need for leveraging finance and investing to expand long-term business contributions to a sustainable economy.
Course examples: Leadership & Corporate Governance, Compliance & Risk Management, Circular Economy and Sustainable Supply Chains, Sustainable Finance
“During the concentration, there were MBAs and Executive MBAs from different backgrounds with varying sustainability experience. Some were just beginning their sustainability journeys and asked important questions that challenged the practical implications of the principles we were learning about. It was insightful to hear my peers’ perspectives and the challenges they faced implementing sustainability into their business models, and where they saw opportunities for innovation and improvement. The concentration opened my eyes to the different ways in which sustainable business practices can be developed and implemented across industries.” Click here to read Kelsey’s feature.