This specialization is designed for students who want to develop the broad set of skills necessary for senior-level general-management positions. Complementing your strong foundation in leadership and management, you will take advanced courses across business disciplines. The specialization teaches you how to effectively strategize and address the realities of today’s global workplace, including how to create and manage high-performing teams, negotiate and resolve organizational challenges, manage a global supply chain, and analyze and react effectively to geopolitical shifts.
Coordinator: Roxana Barbulescu, Associate Professor, Management and Human Resources
In teams of three or four, students collaborate with inventors to bring an actual product with a differentiating technological advantage to market. Designed to develop both the hard and soft skills needed to create a successful startup, the specialization includes tasks and deliverables that must be completed in addition to the regular coursework. Meetings with entrepreneurs allow participants to learn directly from experts who have launched their own companies. The specialization culminates in a grand-jury pitch presentation judged by venture capitalists and other entrepreneurial experts.
Thomas Astebro, Professor, Economics & Decision Sciences
The globalized economy is creating an increasing demand for professionals with well-established expertise in international corporate finance. This specialization provides students with the key tools needed to thoroughly understand an international company’s accounts and to take actionable decisions that impact its financial performance. Combining fundamental learning with real-life practice, this specialization prepares students for careers directly in the financial services industry (investment banks, money management, financial analysis, private equity, hedge funds, etc.) and for positions such as CEO/CFO and treasurer in non-financial corporations.
The Marketing Specialization is a complementary set of theoretical and experience-based courses that teach students how to develop innovative marketing strategies and solve real-world marketing problems. Courses within the curriculum are cutting-edge and insightful, with an emphasis on big data, digital marketing, new product development, pricing tactics, luxury strategies, and how to influence decision making. Students who take this specialization are well-prepared for careers as communications directors, brand and product managers, business developers and directors of customer intelligence.
Coordinator: Anne-Laure Sellier, Associate Professor, Marketing
The Strategy Specialization is designed for MBA participants who want to pursue careers as top strategy consultants and C-level executives. Courses combine the most recent theoretical frameworks with insights from working practitioners. They provide students with a complete understanding of how to strategize and accelerate company growth in an ever-changing marketplace. The specialization emphasizes the fundamentals of strategy formulation, with a focus on hyper competition, market uncertainty, geopolitical change, technological development, big data and business analytics.
Coordinator: Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida, Associate Professor, Strategy & Business Policy