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Executive MBA

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The structure and contents of our EMBA mirrors Antwerp Management School’s mission. We not only deliver management knowledge, but also a Personal Development Program, coaching, deeply engaging international components (e.g. international immersion modules) and a community project, which are the building blocks required to become a Global Citizen who masters the art of decision-making and leading people.

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Core Modules

Our EMBA is designed for candidates seeking a solid general management education and our core modules offer exactly that.

The core modules are expertly delivered by experienced faculty from leading business schools in Europe, North America and Asia. You will show your mastery of the theories, practical applications and emerging issues in each subject through a combination of formal exams, individual and small group assignments.

Our core modules are scheduled in blocks of 2 days, on Fridays and Saturdays, approximately every three weeks. We believe that this structure allows you to combine your EMBA with work and family life, while at the same time providing you with the necessary building blocks for your career.

Our core modules are also internationally oriented to ensure your global mindset develops throughout every aspect of your education.If you’d like more detailed information on any of the subjects, you can always contact the Program Director (peter.rafferty@ams.ac.be).

International immersion modules

This program is the full program ‘Postgraduate Public & Social Profit Management’. It consists of 5 modules of 4 days each, that can be taken separately, and a personal leadership track (6 half days). For some modules, there will be an extra assessment day.

At AMS, we feel strongly about guiding our students to becoming a truly global citizen, one of our core values. The focus of our International immersion modules is on global strategic challenges. The goal is to transfer knowledge and expertise from a global mindset, leading to an understanding of the economic drivers of global economies and how the challenges of cross-cultural business are faced.

During your 2-year embarkment you will study not only at Antwerp Management School, but also in China, the U.S.A and the Netherlands. During these 5 day trips, you will join the students of our parallel AMS EMBA Moscow program and take up courses with local Executive MBA participants.

The subjects of these modules are as follows:

It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a truly international network of peers and switch your mindset forever to global.

Personal development program & deep development residential modules

Our unique Personal Development Program makes up no less than 1/3 of your EMBA program. It includes 7 one-on-one coaching sessions with fully qualified certified professional coaches and 2 residential modules. The quality of the coaches and the amount of sessions sets the AMS EMBA apart.

Together with your certified coach, you’ll draw the outlines of your customized career plan, using state-of-the-art assessment tools such as MBTI, NLP, 360 and LCP. Gradually you will see which journey best suits your personality and ambition.

The two deep development residential modules, one in each year, allow you to completely detach yourself from your daily environment, with its usual reference frames and patterns. This will force you to rethink your attitudes and helps you to start with a blank canvas for an in-depth Personal Development Program.

Master consulting project

The Master Consulting Project is a 16-month project. It is not a “traditional thesis”, but rather a consulting exercise addressing a real business problem or opportunity. It may be an individual or group assignment depending on the scale of the project. It is an exciting opportunity to put your academic knowledge into practice, always under the close supervision of qualified faculty and a business representative.

The Project starts in the first academic year, and continues until graduation. At the conclusion of the project, you will present your work, research, analysis and conclusions.

Here are some topic examples of past Master Consulting Projects:
  • Industry Comparative Multiple Case Study
  • Changing in a Competitive Environment
  • Critical Success Factors Influencing Workplace Flexibility
  • Development of a Balanced Scorecard as a Performance Measurement Tool
  • Recommendations to Improve Cost Effectiveness
  • Secular Growth Through Business Repositioning: From Theory to Practice

Community project

The third pillar of our mission is societal awareness. In the Executive MBA, we seek to develop this through the Community Project.

The Community Project is a 10-month project that requires you to interact directly with groups in your community that may not be in the realm of your business future at first sight, but that will give you a revealing insight in society from a different angle: e.g. organizations and associations that do charity work, educational initiatives for underprivileged children, associations that support people who do not always have a voice.

Working on this project will make you more aware of the impact of business decisions on society as a whole and give you a broader awareness of the world around you, it stimulates you to opt for sustainable decisions and rational management. Learning to deliberately reflect and develop empathy is a key part of the project. In turn, this will make you a better business leader, as you have a better perspective on the consequences of your actions.

Stimulating electives

Since participants come from varied backgrounds, we believe it is important to offer a series of stimulating electives. These courses are additional, optional and unassessed and are delivered to EMBA participants and AMS Alumni together.

This provides both groups with a valuable networking opportunity and a chance to engage in current emerging issues outside a core EMBA curriculum.

A list of electives is chosen by current students and alumni. Subjects with a minimum of 15 people committed to attend will run. For current EMBA participants, the cost of these electives is included in the program fee.

Some of the current subjects proposed for the Stimulating Electives series are:
  • Sales Management
  • Managing Politics in the Workplace
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Excellence in Presentations
  • Services Design
  • Behavioral Economics / Nudge
  • Digital Marketing
  • Big Data Opportunities
  • Mid-Career Leadership
  • Exchanging Experience Workshops
  • Crisis Management
  • Mediation Skills
  • …and others.

Faculty

Our experienced faculty accompanies you on your intensive journey over the two academic years and ensures that the EMBA’s reputation, and that of Antwerp Management School, grows through our continuous education and networking activities and sustained ranking performance.

Antwerp Management School has the most international faculty in the Benelux. As a boutique business school with a networking-based model, AMS attracts top international faculty.

Lecturers come from globally ranked institutions and leading business schools in Europe, North America and Asia.

Schedule

The program is intensive, but balanced and clearly structured into different blocks, spread over two academic years. Great efforts have been made to keep the schedule as work and family friendly as possible with full day modules approximately every 3 weeks on Friday and Saturday.

There are:

16 Core Modules, throughout the 2 academic years

The core modules are held at Antwerp Management School and start in October until May of the first academic year, to be continued from September until March of the second academic year. We end the program with a last closing seminar and graduation in June of the second academic year.

3 International Immersion Modules, 2 in the first academic year and 1 in the second academic year

The International Immersion Modules take place in three different continents and at partner institutions:

  • Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China: 5 days in December of the first academic year
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, U.S.A.: 5 days in June of the first academic year
  • Antwerp Management School, Antwerp, Belgium: 5 days in November of the second academic year

AMS will ensure adequate assistance is given for all travel arrangements and accommodation.

Personal Development Program that runs throughout both academic years

Your Personal Development Program starts in October of the first academic year and runs throughout both years, with continuous 1-on-1 coaching. The Personal Development Program concludes in June of the second academic year.

Master Consulting Project, starting at the end of the first academic year

The Master Consulting project starts in March of the first academic year and concludes in May of the second academic year.

2 Deep Development Residential Modules, one in each year

The two Deep Development Residential Modules take place at the beginning of each academic year in one of the leading locations suitable for leadership development: De Ruwenberg, The Netherlands.

The first academic year starts with a 4-day residential seminar in October. The second academic year starts with a 3-day residential seminar in September.

Community Project that runs throughout first academic year

November of the first academic year is the start of the Community Project, which will run until September, the start of the second academic year.

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