DAS International Management (IM) 2019

This programme aims at strengthening managerial skills and knowledge for international executives with innovative teaching methods. Five block sessions only, in Geneva. Specialization of the EMBA programme (2nd year).

Information

Period

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36 ECTS credits
216 Teaching hours
72 Distance teaching hours
2 semesters

Language

English

Format

Blended learning

Contact

Maud BACHELET
+41 (0)22 379 86 12
iomba-im(at)unige.ch

Location

University of Geneva

Registration

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Modules can be followed individually

Fees:

CHf 14'750.-

Objectives

  • Develop and strengthen general managerial skills and knowledge
  • Ascertain organizational strategies and solutions
  • Develop negotiation skills
  • Control and assess management tools
  • Benefit from exchanges between participants
  • Meet with stakeholders and managers of international organizations

Audience

Managing executive and director in multinational firms or organizations wishing to update their knowledge or seeking career change

Learning outcomes

  • Develop and strengthen general managerial skills and knowledge
  • Ascertain organizational strategies and solutions
  • Develop negotiation skills
  • Control and assess management tools
  • Benefit from exchanges between participants
  • Meet with stakeholders and managers of international organizations

Programme

12 modules: 

  • Business and Society
  • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Doing Business in Emerging Markets
  • Global Strategy
  • Global Innovation Management
  • International Trade
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • PDP: Change Management
  • PDP: Effective Communication
  • PDP: Team Leadership
  • PDP: Conflict Resolution in Business and Politics
  • Social Entrepreneurship

PDP = Personal Development Program

Note: A DAS is issued only to external students (non-EMBA students)

Director(s)

Prof. Sebastian RAISCH, Prof. Markus MENZ and Prof. Tina AMBOS, Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), University of Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Maud BACHELET, University of Geneva

Accreditation

The program is fully accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA)
The International Management program program’s curriculum covers advanced management courses, such as Global Strategy, Doing Business in Emerging Markets, and Global Innovation Management, as well as several leadership courses, such as team leadership and conflict resolution. The participants benefit from the “Geneva Advantage” – the proximity to the many multinational corporations, international organizations, NGOs, and international financial institutions that are headquartered in Geneva. Together with our world-class yet accessible faculty, senior executives from these organizations ensure that the International Management program is a highly relevant learning experience.

Location

Uni-Mail - University of Geneva

Description

Nowadays, projects are achieved mainly through teamwork rather than individually. Successes are the result of combined elements, including communication and leadership skills. Many difficulties arise while working in a team, while at the same time trying to communicate, motivate, reach common goals and manage different personalities and talents. This course will give you the tools necessary to effectively lead a team and to overcome the main challenges of teamwork.

Location

Uni-Mail - University of Geneva

Description

Verbal Communication
Public speaking. The mere thought of it can set hearts pounding! And yet, being able to communicate one’s ideas in public is an important and sought-after skill. Communicating effectively is not only a matter of having good ideas but also having the ability to engage people. Business managers, senior executives and entrepreneurs are called on regularly to make presentations to colleagues, clients and the general public. The goal of this course is to familiarize the students with key public speaking and presentation skills through lectures, discussions and individual work at home. Students will also have an opportunity to give a short presentation and receive personalized feedback.

Written Communication
How do you structure your business communication in order to be relevant, concise and get the actions you want? You will be introduced to various methodologies used by leading organizations for management decision making (Pyramid Principle), pitching of innovative ideas (NABC) and sales & marketing purposes (AIDCA). In addition, we will look at some ground rules that help you with the professional look & feel of your communication

Location

Uni-Mail - University of Geneva

Description

Today’s business environment is characterized through hyper‐competitive markets that constantly challenge an organization’s functioning. Within the past 10 years, firms twice experienced conditions of turbulent market environments indicated through the bursting of the dot‐com bubble in 2000‐01 and the sub‐prime crisis in late 2008. These economic conditions have increased the complexity of today’s business environment and unambiguously underline the importance of knowing how to deal with environmental changes, difficult business situations, and corporate growth. Managing such conditions consists of multiple organizational challenges and implies that firms must constantly adapt to evolving market environment. This course aims at developing an understanding on how to behave and manage such situations. It familiarizes participants with how to manage change under situations of corporate crisis, global competition and environmental change.

Location

Uni-Mail - University of Geneva

Description

“Cross‐Sector Partnerships“, often also referred to as „Public‐Private Partnerships” or “Multi‐Stakeholder Alliances”, are moving into the mainstream – especially in contexts where societal actors detect own boundaries, sense efficiency gains through collaboration, or recognize opportunities behind interdependencies. Cross‐Sector Partnerships include a wide range of formal and informal collaboration types between business, government, civil society, and other institutions. They range from long‐term concession to shorter‐term contracting‐out relationships to more collaborative alliances to advance local to global public goods ‐ the latter being the focus of this course.

What do these forms of collaboration really entail? What types and differentiators are there? When should they be utilized and when rather not? What are the success factors and key impediments to managing effective partnerships? And what lessons can be learned from well established, successful Cross‐Sector Partnership examples?

This course is designed to educate participants about conceptual differences in this space, discuss the benefits and risks of Cross‐Sector Partnerships to advance local to global public goods for different stakeholder groups, and explore the challenges faced in making these collaborations successful, sustainable, and impactful.

Location

Uni-Mail - University of Geneva

Description

This highly practical and participatory seminar explores the potential of negotiation processes relevant to conflict resolution in public and private sector situations of a bilateral, multilateral, formal or informal nature.

Participants will discover and appreciate the full potential of their involvement in crucial decision/commitment‐making environments/processes and have the opportunity to identify various strategic concepts as well as practice and improve their concomitant techniques, tactics and skills. Above all, emphasis is placed on skills acquisition and negotiation analysis capabilities in order to bring about an improvement in real‐world negotiating conflict resolution effectiveness as well as promoting greater efficiency in process management.

This will be a “practical immersion” programme, designed to be progressive in terms of difficulty and comprehensive in terms of various negotiating situations. The teaching methodology is “learning by doing”, highly practical and participatory with a mix of short presentations, simulation exercises and personalized debriefings. Video recording and analysis will be central to this training activity so that the end result is learned for life.

Location

Uni-Mail - University of Geneva

Description

Success in global business requires the firm to develop a strategy that creates a sustainable competitive advantage. This course presents a framework for analyzing and thinking about how a firm can do this in the global environment. The essence of the framework is that a firm needs to develop and manage its internal resources and capabilities in relation to its external environment. The course will explore the underlying principles of strategy formulation, including the analysis of industries and competition, and the appraisal of firms’ resources and capabilities, with a specific focus on international market entry decisions and expansion

Location

Uni-Mail - University of Geneva

Description

The aim of this course is to provide participants with a general framework to understand Globalization. This course explores the changes and consequences of Globalization on economy, society and politics, for both developed and developing countries and also the impact of government policies at the national and international levels when firms compete in global markets. What do we know about the effects of globalization on economic growth, income inequality, and poverty? What’s the impact of industrial, investment, competition and trade policies on firm’s productivity and growth? How does it affect workers? When is government intervention necessary? When is the government intervention the most efficient? Is there a need for policy coordination at the international level through International Governmental Organizations for instance? How can Non‐Governmental Organizations and civil society react?

Location

Uni-Mail - University of Geneva

Description

To gain a sound grasp of the challenges inherent in managing across cultures. We begin by analyzing the importance and relevance of culture in management practice and then go on to explore methods for understanding culture, and develop a framework for cultural analysis (national, corporate, functional, etc.).

We examine the impact of culture on strategy, structure, and human resource management, and we evaluate different approaches to managing cultural differences and examine the role of managers and organizations in a global economy.

Location

Uni-Mail - University of Geneva

Description

The course reviews the roles and drivers of society’s different stakeholders including government, civil society organizations, corporations, and international organizations.

One focus area lies on the role of business in society. We examine the different ways in which companies can and do engage socially, and how they can benefit society and the environment.

The course provides insights and practical learning on engagement measurement, company ratings and non‐financial reporting, the manifold forms of collaboration between civil society organizations, international organizations such as the United Nations, and business.

Location

Uni-Mail - University of Geneva

Description

Emerging markets are central to most multinational companies’ strategies nowadays. Doing business in emerging markets often requires firms to rethink in part or totally strategies and operational models. In fact, simply transferring a business model, a product or a service developed for mature markets is often a recipe for disaster. Successfully penetrating emerging markets requires a thorough understanding of factors driving these markets (demography, urbanization, institutions, etc.) as well as an approach adapted to the specificities of these markets.

The course will cover themes specific to doing business in emerging markets, including middle and bottom‐of‐the pyramid market segments, non‐market strategies, intellectual property, frugal and reverse innovation as well as business model innovation.

Location

Uni-Mail - University of Geneva

Description

This course offers students an introduction to the field of social innovation and social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship refers to the practice of combining innovation, a problem-solving mindset, pragmatism, and resourcefulness to address some of our most challenging social and environmental problems. While social entrepreneurship is generally focused on the creation and growth of new ventures, social innovation is a broader concept that applies these same principles wherever our career paths take us, in the public, commercial, academic or civil society sector.

Location

Uni-Mail - University of Geneva

Description

The Course on “Global Innovation Management” focuses on global best practice processes of innovation strategies. In our understanding the term “innovation” covers a broad range of initiatives, like the classical product innovations, process innovations, service innovations, system and platform innovations, social innovations as well as the actual hype about business model innovations driven by new technologies and the digitization of economies and societies. We will integrate all these initiatives within a structural framework. Based on this Framework we will analyze the targets, methodologies, chances and limitations of each of those innovation approaches and initiatives in detail. Last not least, we will assess the implementation of innovation strategies with all their chances and challenges, especially for incumbents, like organizational inertia and how to overcome those.

Admission criteria

University degree or equivalent and at least 3 years of professional experience. Proficiency in English is required.

Number of participants

Max. 30 participants

Schedule

3 consecutive full-days & 3 online courses

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