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Global Management

Global Management - Program

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1. Curriculum

The "Master in Global Management" is developed to prepare you for a successful international business career in a wide range of sectors and functions, in a multi­cultural business environment. Our purpose is to educate responsible, respectful and reflective future manager with an open and global mind, ready for entering global businesses and organizations.

This master will equip you with the knowledge, managerial skills and cultural competencies that are crucial in the ever-globalizing world. We value context and broader understanding as the basis for a critical mind– this is why the MGM starts with a retreat on comparative global history and philosophy.

You can tailor this program to your needs and interests: you can choose between two tracks: a global track or a China track.

First semester

  • Corporate Finance
  • Global History & Philosophy (European trip)
  • Global Political Economy
  • Global Leadership Skills
  • International Business
  • Global Strategic Management
  • Elective 1
  • Chinese language course
    (open for both tracks)

Second semester

Students who choose the China track, will study in Shanghai.

  • International Negotiations
  • Global Marketing
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Elective 2
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Global Immersion program, including Global Impact Project
    (China track: China, global track: intercontinental trips for circa two weeks)
  • Company Practice Seminar
    (company visits & company presentations abroad: China track: China, global track: European trips)
  • Chinese language course (optional)

Note: Curriculum (international trips) is subject to change, depending on the evolution of the Corona pandemic.

2. International trips

Each year our students go on international trips as part of the program. Examples of European trips: In the past we’ve learned about new and innovative technologies in Copenhagen and we have delved into smart cities in Bilbao.

3. Electives


All master’s programs offer 1 full week of elective courses

Electives are all about immersing yourself into

… the impact of new technologies

  • Digital Transformation
  • Organizing the digital future

… the globalized world

  • Geopolitical Challenges
  • International Strategy

… leading and managing others, enabling human impact

  • Human Capital

… how to solve complex problems

  • Global Industry Crisis/Challenges – (e.g. healthcare management under covid, aviation crisis to a greener future)

… think about new ways to create & capture value

  • Designing business models for future growth
  • Business Model Innovation

Electives for Master in Finance – open for everyone

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Programming in R

By adding one of these general and hot management courses, students can give their AMS journey a personal touch!

4. Global Leadership Skills

At AMS you embark on a personal development journey through which you will grow as a person and future leader. 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 focus on these three levels of learning by 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.

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 an impressive set of soft skills when selecting young graduates. These include: self-awareness, the ability to work collaboratively with others, leadership skills, the capacity to adapt to new situations and to develop new skills, openness to and respect for different perspectives, multicultural awareness, and long-term and system thinking, to name just a few. 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.

5. Global Impact Project

You will work in international teams on a "global impact project". With these projects you support local initiatives, entrepreneurs, businesses, and people in developing countries or socially disadvantageous environments. You will create global impact and sharpen and train your responsible, creative and analytical mind as a future manager.

The Global Impact Project (GIP) allows you to dive into a societal challenge that can be best understood with an open, global mindset. We will select projects with global impact, or projects with local impact that require understanding of the global, interconnected environment.

At the core of the GIPs: the intersection of business (understanding the rationale of corporate decision makers, and the opportunities and challenges of multinational companies) and societal problems (that are impacted by such decisions, sometime caused by them, and might be mitigated by them). With this combination, the GIP fosters a critical perspective through the burning glass of the selected projects. It brings to mind and challenges culturally prescribed perceptions and taken-for-granted assumptions, regulations and behavior. You will learn to understand and deal with different cultural perspectives, social and regulatory conditions and frameworks in interpreting and tackling concrete business and/or societal problems.

You will learn the social and ethical implications of global businesses; you will engage in a dialogue with several stakeholders (i.e. communities, institutions, citizens) in order to arrive at valuable and applicable solutions. The outcome of this project is a a tangible solution to a well-defined problem of overarching societal relevance, leveraging and further driving your intercultural competence.

This intensive group work requires you also to reflect on your own working style, your own socialization and societal position, and how you can turn your broader horizon into a positive impact for others.

6. Faculty

Function Academic Director Master in Global Management
Function SD Worx Chair Next Generation Work: Creating Sustainable Careers
Function Academic Director Financial Management Programs
Function Academic Director Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Function Senior Researcher - Lecturer HRM & Creative Industries
Function Academic Director Master Global Management & EPhD
Function Visiting Professor for Global Strategy, Governance, Sustainability and Business in the Emerging Markets
Function Academic Director Master in Global Management (until 2020)
Function Academic Director Master in Finance
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