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Global Management

Negotiations, global logistics, cross-cultural communication and the global economy are all topics that are covered in this master to help you prepare for a successful career in international management and business. Study trips overseas allow you to see international business in action and provide you with unique insights into global management.

Language

English

First start date

11.09.2023

Duration

1 year
Price
€19.950

Location

Antwerp, Belgium

Degree

Master in Global Management

Language

English

First start date

11.09.2023

Duration

1 year
Price
€19.950

Location

Antwerp, Belgium

Degree

Master in Global Management
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Program

1. Core 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.


Global History & Philosophy

This course is an introduction for economics and management students to the intellectual foundations globalized economies and politics rest upon. In order to explore philosophical foundations, students will be introduced to different academic fields of philosophy. Furthermore, historical contexts will be analyzed in which philosophical ideas developed and spread. The course shows how history and philosophy have shaped today’s world in interdependency. It is also designed to encourage students to develop new perspectives on current economic and political issues.

Corporate Finance

Part 1 of the course gives a solid review of the financial accounting system. We present the different financial statements in the annual report and the most important accounting principles used to prepare them. In part 2 we examine a number of financial analysis tools that can be used to assess and manage a firm’s liquidity position and operational efficiency, profitability, growth and risk. Part 3 demonstrates how managers should make investment decisions that maximize the firm’s value. We examine the different discounted cash flow techniques in detail, show how to estimate the relevant cash flows generated by an investment proposal and discuss how to estimate the cost of capital for a project and for the entire firm. In part 4 we conclude with a framework to identify, measure and manage currency, interest and country risks.

International Business

People, companies and nations around the globe have benefitted from globalization and the effects of free trade. Many, however, have also suffered from its disruptive effects. This course examines the prerequisites, constituting factors, actors and regulations of international trade. It aims to provide you with an understanding of the international business environment and the challenges and opportunities it provides for firms in achieving and sustaining competitive advantage.

Global Strategic Management

The Global Strategic Management course aims at providing the participants with a broader understanding of strategic issues in organizations at “home” and “abroad”. As such, it focuses on the content of strategy as well as on the strategy formation process in a global context.

Business in the Global Political Economy

International political economy (IPE), also known as global political economy (GPE), examines how political systems shape the global economy and how the global economy shapes politics. The interactions between markets and politics, the influence of markets on politics and the influence of economic theories on markets will be discussed.

International Negotiations

Negotiation skills are an integral part of success in the international business arena. In the course the students will not only learn about the fundamental insights of modern negotiation research. Because of the highly practical nature of the subject, they will also be provided with the opportunity to “take stock” of where they stand today, offer the tried-and-tested tools that they need to become even better negotiators, and thus give them the opportunity to develop their own, individual learning plans. In addition, students will analyze and present, by way of group assignment, important current or historical real-world negotiations of their choice.

Global Marketing

This is a global course in marketing that focuses on the application of marketing concepts and strategies across countries and cultures. The overall objective of this course is to provide each student with a working knowledge of the marketing function, its strategic importance, its practical relationship to other internal and external functions, its role in modern business plans, and its execution.

Global Supply Chain Management

This course features a study of the international supply chain and logistics management. The goal of the course is to tie related business concepts and tools to international supply chain and logistics situations preparing students for dynamic decision making in their careers.

Global Immersion Program: Cross Cultural Management

The course aims to promote the understanding of the global and local governance processes for facing contemporary challenges, like the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It discusses the concepts of glocalization, global networks, global public policy, Cultural intelligence (CQ), and their relationship with interculturality.

Global Immersion Program: Global Impact Project

The course aims to promote the understanding of the social innovation processes and challenges in the local reality (South Brazil).

Further information on this can be found later in the brochure.

Master Project

You will get a hands-on business experience by choosing an in-company project to apply what you have learned. For this project you will be working on an international business case within a real company, providing workable solutions for their business.

The in-company project rounds off this master, as you will need to draw upon your upgraded intercultural and management skills as well as your newly acquired tools and frameworks. This hands-on advising role smoothens your transition to business practice.


Note: Curriculum & international trips are subject to change depending on the evolution of the Corona pandemic.

2. Company Practice Seminar

As part of the course Company Practice Seminar you will visit companies abroad. Our MGM students went to Wroclaw in Poland in January 2022. This city is the home of some of the best developers in the world (no. 3 after only Russia and China, according to @HackerRank).

The goal of this course is to introduce students to a variety of managerial problems in the complex of global management and European business. The course focuses on ‘experiential learning’ and is highly interactive in nature, revolves around classroom students’ active participation and inputs. Success depends on students’ proper preparation and participation.

Groepsfoto MGM Polen

3. Electives

Besides your regular curriculum, you will also have the opportunity to enhance your studies with Electives. All Master’s programs offer 1 full week of Elective courses; one week dedicated to an intensive relevant topic challenging the status quo and pushing you outside your comfort zone. The idea is to offer topics outside of the core curriculum that are based around the current geopolitical climate, relevant world news and future insights. They focus on matters that will benefit your studies and provide enhanced learning opportunities.

To give you an idea, previous Elective topics have included:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Designing Business Models for Future Growth
  • Geopolitical Challenges
  • Emerging Asian Markets
  • International Healthcare Management
  • Organizing for the Digital Future

4. Global Leadership Skills

Your personal development is a core element in the journey you will undertake during your year at Antwerp Management School.

At AMS, we look beyond the mere transfer of technical knowledge. As our mission statement explicitly mentions, we also want to stimulate your personal development. 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. We do this by building upon the three mission pillars of Antwerp Management School:

  • 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.

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, collective sessions and peer coaching. We will offer you relevant frameworks to support you in understanding your strengths and needs, and defining your areas for growth.

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. Learning objectives

While attending this program:

  • you will develop your understanding of all management functions in an international context;
  • you will gain a better understanding and appreciation of how cultural differences, diversity, and the international political economy impact businesses;
  • you will develop social, problem solving, and communication skills to successfully work within an international team and in different cultural contexts;
  • you will develop a professional, critical and ethical business attitude;
  • you will be able to respond to global strategic challenges of an organization with the knowledge and skills learned at AMS.

7. Faculty

Function Academic Director Master in Global Management
Function SD Worx Chair Next Generation Work: Creating Sustainable Careers
Function Full-Time Masters Education Officer
Benny podevyn 3
Function Academic Director Financial Management Programs
Elisabeth Does
Function Lecturer philosophy in a variety of disciplines
Function Visiting Professor for Global Strategy, Governance, Sustainability and Business in the Emerging Markets
Function Adjunct Professor
Function Professor
Function Professor
Function Professor

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