The EDHEC Management Institute of France has decided to strengthen its full-time global MBA programme in the purview of the changes happening in global MBA programmes in many universities all over the world. The programme will be strengthened on two fundamental themes, finance and leadership, where the students will be allowed to choose between two global tracks. Also, there is a third track which is already planned for the year 2013 and has the theme of entrepreneurship.
The introduced programme will aim at training the general global managers but will remain a generalist MBA programme only. Also, it will allow participants to reinforce a chosen capacity depending on their profile and career goals. According to the director of EDHEC programme, Emmanuel Metais, “We have decided to open three tracks in the full-time MBA programme - global leadership (2012), finance (2012) and entrepreneurship (2013). Our aim is to serve the community by providing our client companies with the leaders they need for future global developments and by providing our participants with a life-changing experience."
Talking about the merits of the track, Metais continues, “Students selecting this track will attend several courses, including managing global projects in partnership with IBM. Students will also spend one week on our EDHEC executive campus in Singapore, in order to understand global leadership from an Asian perspective."
"Despite the crisis (and because of the crisis) the need for managers and executives having a solid background in finance is now mandatory. Students will also attend several courses, including international corporate finance and financial economics. Students will also spend one week on our EDHEC executive campus in London, to concretely understand the mechanisms of international financial markets," added Metais while talking about the finance track.
Finally, explaining about the third track, Metais said, “Courses will include entrepreneurial finance and project financing. Students opting for this track will spend one week in the Silicon Valley and will be hosted at the Stanford University's guesthouse. They will meet managers from companies like Google, Facebook and Cisco."
The cost of all these tracks is included in tuition fee and each track will be of one and a half months including the business trip.