Next February is the start date for the first blended Executive MBA programme. This initiative combines the traditional face to face format with online learning.
Deusto Business School’s blended EMBA uses the best of both methodologies: face to face and online, which make it possible to enhance learning while keeping rigorous academic standards, making the most of the time devoted to the programme and meeting each participant's time and cost needs.
The blended EMBA targets executives and practising business leaders who aspire to taking on top level responsibilities. The format enables them to make the most of their time, fitting it into their professional agenda and personal lives while aligning their learning with the programme objectives. The aim is to develop executive competences and an innovative proactive vision in addition to knowledge, competences and management tools.
The format combines face to face classes with online learning, thus enabling firms to develop and prompt growth of their human capital, train and retain valuable talent and immediately apply the knowledge and skills acquired to a real business project.
The 24-month programme gives participants the opportunity to combine classroom sessions with interactive online learning via videoconferences and debate forums.
It covers diverse themes grouped into three subject areas which define the three main challenges that today’s executives are facing:
- The company and its environment
- Twenty first century companies
- Leading the company
This blended programme examines the latest management tendencies
such as digital transformation, big data, innovation, competitiveness and sustainability. Acquisition of a global vision and long term value creation in the current context are particularly highlighted.
During the programme, participants will have the opportunity to spend two international weeks. The first is held at INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France) and the second at Fordham Graduate School of Business (New York, USA).
Within the framework of the Firm-Participant Contract, participants are required to prepare an authentic innovation, consultancy or entrepreneurship project, which may be for use in the participating firm or implementation of a personal business idea.
Parallel to their academic activities and projects, course participants are eligible to enter an Executive Development Plan (professional coaching). Guided by a personal coach, this process enables them to discover the tools that will help to develop their capacities and improve their performance.