EMBA Program: Time for Change !
In a VUCA world, being more confident with oneself is even more critical than before. That’s why we reinforced the soft skills component of the programme, moving from four to seven Workshops, all being credited. New workshops have been introduced such as 'Data visualization for C-level', 'Mastering finance for C-level', 'Industry 4.0'. We made 'Speak in public' mandatory, and slightly changed the 'Lead Change' workshop to introduce ‘pressure management’ and emotional intelligence in it.
Regarding the Core courses, the biggest changes are, on the one hand, the opportunity for China-based participants to join France-based participants in Paris for the 'Negotiation' course; and on the other hand, that 'Leadership across culture' will be delivered with all France-based participants joining their Chinese counterparts in Shanghai. This aims at reinforcing the connection between the two cohorts and encouraging networking between our EMBA participants.
The 'SBP' (also called BDP for our ‘oldest’ alumni) becomes the 'Capstone project', but in essence keeps the same principles and objectives: deep diving in a strategic and business-oriented project to leverage your experience and learning from the programme.
The Coaching component remains a significant part of the curriculum with some collective coaching sessions being introduced.
Finally, we transformed the 'electives', 'majors' and 'International Business Seminars' under one single name: 'Seminars'. Three seminars have to be completed, of which at least one in France (or Shanghai for chinese participants) and at least one abroad, the third one wherever the participants want. Given the sanitary context, the schedule concerning the international seminars has been somewhat disrupted, with all seminars being rescheduled after summer 2021. But we look forward to visiting a new partner, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and develop even more the international components of our respective EMBAs with Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and Bocconi SDA. All these changes do not impact the level of 120 ECTS that have to be completed to get the Executive MBA diploma.
As ever and despite an overturned environment, we are committed to delivering the best experience to our participants and keeping up as much as possible with their personal deadlines and professional objectives. The whole team is around to answer questions and listen to feedback.