University of cologne - Business School

Curriculum of the Executive MBA Programme

 

Our part-time programme is designed for participants from various backgrounds. It conforms to your lifestyle with a full-time job by minimising work-related impairments. You will be taught in a conversant atmosphere. On alternating weekends lessons take place from Friday evening to Saturday. In the course of the EMBA, four block seminars will take place, each lasting one week. Two of these block seminars include international study trips. This format is not only favourable to your full-time employment, but also provides a thorough, hands-on management education. After only 24 months, it results in a highly regarded double degree that will allow you to scale a new level on the career ladder.

 

1. Year – Focus on Management

Term 1

Fundamentals of Management

The first term of the programme is designed to focus on analytical skills and critical thinking, while mastering the fundamentals of business management. In doing so, we will also work on you Personal Leadership Deveopment from the very beginning.

 

Term 2

Advanced Management

 

In the course of the second semester, you will be able to expand these fundamentals and methods of business management up to advanced and specialised areas of management. Furthermore, you are going on a study week in Rotterdam.

2. Year – Focus on Personal Leadership Development

Term 3

Foundations and Practice of Leadership

For the third term you will have the opportunity to select three electives from a range of 30 subjects. Electives are for example Digital Transformation, Data Science, Brand Management and Financial Engineering. Additionally, you are going on an international study trip, where you given the opportunity to choose one destination from nine destinations in total.

 

Term 4

Personal Leadership Development

The fouth term covers leadership development and the practice of leadership while fostering communication skills in lectures such as Business Sustainability und Leading Strategic Business Change. In this course you will also participate in a Leadership Retreat, which will give you the oppurtunity to prove your Personal Leadership skills.

 

In-company Thesis

You will finalise your Executive MBA programme with an in-company thesis. Here you  have the opportunity to combine the knowledge you have gained through your studies with your current working situation. Since the preparation of the thesis will be time-consuming and it sometimes might even push you to your limits, it is important for the project to have real purpose for you outside of the academic world. Furthermore, your company will profit from your findings, as you will illuminate its processes from a theoretical perspective.

During the making of the thesis you will be guided by your academic supervisor. She or he will be able to effectively guide you in further developing the scope of the project, articulating the School’s requirements and providing advice in the research process.

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