135 hours + a comprehensive field project, 30 ECTS
To develop your capability, as manager with a leader ambition, to integrate the interactions dimensions of the management
1. Business & financial planning
Used in the context of starting ventures or existing businesses, the business plan is a key tool used for management. You will learn how to build a full business plan and go deeper into the financial part of it since it is the translation of all recommendations in quantitative forecasts used by decision makers to make their final opinion.
2. Business Game
This special session of 2 full days, give you the opportunity to manage virtually, in team, a company competing with 4 other companies in the same industry. The serious Game is an education tool learning rapidly how the different components of a company interact (in success or failure). Also a good lesson of teamwork.
3. Management & organization
Exploring traditional and new models of business organization, the course will cover the impact of environment and technology on the various types of organizational structures. Linked to organizational structures, the role of culture will then be examined in order to understand the consequences in terms of functioning and decision making.
4. Management of innovation
This is a course on the strategic management of innovation and Intellectual Property Rights. Its purpose is to explore the innovation phenomenon and to understand the managerial and organizational challenges presented by the management of innovation. Crucial in our times!
5. Strategic business intelligence
Starting from an analysis of how strategic management decision making should use proper information, the course covers issues such as information sourcing, business intelligence systems and trade-offs between cost, quality and relevance of collected data. You will «learn by doing», working on practical cases covering strategic decision making in a number of areas (marketing, corporate strategy, etc…)
6. Project management
This discipline is about planning and organizing the operations as well as securing and managing the resources needed to successfully complete a project. Starting with the basics (process approach, information and management issues), the course will develop process approaches (piloting, support and operational processes) and offer a cartography of project management processes.
7. International Business Field Project (IBFP)
You will realize and present a real consulting project in team for a company with a real problem to solve. This problem will be related to any management discipline but will have some international content or occur in an international company.
The project will take place on a 3 to 4 months period, free from classes or any other academic work. Your group will be placed under guidance from specially trained coaches following a strict coaching procedure.. At the end of the process, you will deliver a written report and an oral presentation to the client company.
For those willing to get a major in Finance/Control or Marketing/Strategy, the IBFP will also offer the opportunity to get the needed credits if they choose a project in one of these disciplines.