Global Leadership Skills
At AMS you embark on a personal development journey through which you will grow as a person and future leader.
At AMS, we look beyond the mere transfer of technical knowledge. As our mission statement explicitly mentions, we also want to stimulate your self-reflection and personal development. We believe the clearer your self- image, the more effectively you will be able to work in a group setting, act as a responsible leader, and impact the business world. We will open your mind to impact the world. Our three mission pillars are
leads to stronger cooperation with others.
leads to a developed global mindset, allowing you to find better solutions to problems and complex issues.
leads to sustainability in essential economic processes, a fundamental value in business.
Through the Global Leadership Skills, we build upon the three mission pillars of Antwerp Management School.
Your personal development is a core element in the journey you will undertake during your year at AMS.
With the Global Leadership Skills track, we challenge and coach you to become more aware of who you are, how you cooperate with others, and what kind of career you want to pursue.
Throughout this journey, we will be working with a mixture of exercises, self-analysis instruments, moments of reflection, individual follow-up, and collective sessions and peer coaching. We will offer you relevant frameworks that help you understand who you are and how you relate to others. We will support you in understanding your strengths and needs, and defining your areas for growth. We will challenge you in developing a personal leadership claim that entails a global and sustainable perspective.
You will learn how to work in a team setting, how to avoid or resolve conflicts, how to handle a high workload, how to negotiate the most effective ways, and how to provide more impactful and confident presentations.
In every master’s program we offer, the Global Leadership Skills course represents 6 ECTS.
More than a 'nice to have'
Global Leadership Skills development is more than a ‘nice to have’, it is a basic prerequisite for career success and recruiters will be assessing this when you apply for a job. Today’s employers are looking for exactly the same set of soft skills you will develop during the Global Leadership Skills: self-awareness, the ability to work collaboratively with others, leadership skills, openness to and respect for different perspectives, multicultural awareness.
This course aims to support you in developing these skills and in finding a match between who you are and what the world of employment needs; between your career ambitions and what employers are looking for.
The global leadership skills match the 9 "skills of the future".
Action learning project
We also expect you to actively take part in an action learning project that you will accomplish together with a cross-functional team of students. This project integrates the three pillars of our mission house. It will be a laboratory for you: you will learn how to work in a project team with diverse others, acquire important leadership skills and create societal impact. The project must be focused on contributing to one of the UN’s sustainable development goals.
Ever booked an economy class flight but got a free upgrade to business class, that's how I feel about my AMS journey so far. I booked a ticket to get a master's degree to get to the next leg of my career, but AMS is helping me Open my mind to come out as not just a leader but a better person, self-aware, with a global perspective and capable of making a real impact on the world, and I believe our tagline “Opening minds to impact the world” sums it up nicely.
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