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Global Leadership

Global Leadership

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.

With our advanced and systematic approach, we won the Responsible Business Education Teaching Award from Financial Times.


What's the Global Leadership Track?

The Global Leadership track is part of every master's program (6 ECTS). 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. 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.

More info about our full-time master's programs

Global Leadership: Build upon the AMS mission pillars

Self awareness

Leads to stronger cooperation with others.

Global perspective

Leads to a developed global mindset, allowing you to find better solutions to problems and complex issues. 

Societal Consciousness

Leads to sustainability in essential economic processes, a fundamental value in business. 

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.

— Sandhya Paul, student at AMS

More than a 'nice to have'

Global Leadership 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 track:

  • self-awareness
  • the ability to work collaboratively with others
  • leadership skills
  • openness to and respect for different perspectives
  • multicultural awareness.  
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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.

Read more about the action learning projects

Sustainability goals

We are convinced that we need to teach sustainability with the aim that students learn how to make a difference for the world through the project that they do.

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— Ans De Vos, PhD

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