LEARNING TO LEAD IN A COMPLEX WORLD!
GENERAL EXECUTIVE MBA
THE EXECUTIVE MBA IN CLUJ-NAPOCA
This programme is co-designed with the University of Buckingham and TEE business community to give you the tools and the vocabulary to lead in a complex world. For achieving your full potential, we are making three promises:
INTERNATIONAL BRITISH PROGRAMME VALIDATED BY:
WHY STUDY AN EXECUTIVE MBA WITH US?
Not only will you boost your career, but you will enhance the performance of the businesses you manage.
“The Exec. MBA enabled me to step up my professional career and add real value to my personal and professional network. The variety of practical experiences shared by my colleagues and my professors has been truly amazing.”
The programme represents a certified ticket to international opportunities, and it provides the vocabulary for a global business conversation.
“The Exec. MBA was an extraordinary opportunity to understand other perspectives of the world around me, other than the engineering one. In hindsight, I can say that this programme has been a cornerstone in my career.”
VP Cognitive Computing
Being a programme co-designed with the business community, you will be introduced to global networking and entrepreneurial opportunities.
“I became a part of a greater alumni family, where I can count on support and advice when needed. Now I can say that the Exec. MBA was a far-reaching experience, a challenge and a joy at the same time.”
Teodor Băbuț, Group COO
The programme enhances your leadership skills to make informed business decisions, and lead with confidence through a complex and turbulent contemporary business context.
“It's a completely enriching story, a great leadership training, personal growth and professional development experience.”
Călin Codarcea, Branch Manager,
@Lisam Systems România
What makes this programme special is the focus on teaching you how to manage complexity and digital disruption in a networked economy and how to see the big picture (think systemically).
“The EMBA programme is a great opportunity to structure your way of thinking and it has definitely changed my mindset when it comes to approaching problems and adopting changes.”
Cristinela Velicu, Director Vaccines Policy,
Key Markets Europe & Canada,
Based upon both the practical experience and the theoretical rigour of the staff, the programme gives you the tools and the infrastructure to do global business and experience different cultures.
“My vision became clearer, as my exposure to other fields increased, thanks to the professors who taught us a wide variety of modules, and also to my classmates, who came from different industries.”
Alin Băiescu, Broker Manager
WHAT YOU'LL STUDY
The next intake of students start the programme in February 2022.
The programme includes 13 modules taught every 6 weeks over 2 years, with an assignment/exam after each module. The modules are designed to help you:
a. See the big picture in a networked world (systems thinking)
b. Shape global challenges by using specific “tools” (leadership, governance and business ethics).
c. Learn to manage complexity & disruption, with modules focused upon pandemic & digital disruption.
- Leadership and Organisational Change
- People and Performance: Talent Management in action
- Economics for Managers and Entrepreneurs
- Marketing in a Digital World
- Finance and Accounting for Business
- Strategy and Value Creation
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Systemic Management: Seeing the big picture
- Disruptive Innovation: Practices and Processes
- Management Consulting: the Project Driven Mindset
- Governance and Business Ethics
- Complexity and Strategic Disruption
- Research Methods (Dissertation Preparation)
MODULES DESCRIPTION – YEAR ONE
LEADERSHIP AND ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE
You will develop your knowledge of the most important attitudes and skills that enhance the continuous development of individuals and organizations, by examining a wide variety of models of leadership.
By the end of this module, you will be able to brand your leadership style in a coherent manner, evaluate your leadership style, assess the effectiveness of leadership in various contexts, through multiple theoretical lenses, and foster diversity and inclusion into your organization.
Delivery dates: 10-13 February 2022
Teaching staff: Lecturer Dr. Aurelian Sofica - module leader (Babes-Bolyai University), Dr. Elesa Zehndorfer (British Mensa), Prof. David Collins (Newcastle MBA, University of Northumbria), Prof. Steve Armstrong (University of Lincoln), Dr. Andrew Taylor (TEE), Lecturer Dr. Vanessa Oakes (Staffordshire Business School), Associate Prof. Dr. Monica Zaharie (Babes-Bolyai University), Mr. Ghaleb Al Ghoutani, MBA (Saudi Arabia).
PEOPLE AND PERFORMANCE: TALENT MANAGEMENT IN ACTION
Too many executives talk about the strategic contribution that HR makes, without understanding the models of HR strategy or how these connect to the broader business strategy.
Through this module, not only will you explore the core concepts and practices around recruitment, rewards systems, talent management, and labour markets, but you will also critically assess best practices from the field. Ultimately, you will be able to align HR strategies with appropriate analytical models and day-to-day working practices and behaviours.
Delivery dates: 24-27 March 2022
Teaching staff: Associate Prof. Dr. Monica Zaharie - module leader (Babes-Bolyai University), Mr. Ghaleb Al Ghoutani, MBA (Saudi Arabia), Prof. David Collins (Newcastle MBA, University of Northumbria), Prof. Steve Armstrong (University of Lincoln), Dr. Andrew Taylor (TEE), Lecturer Dr. Vanessa Oakes (Staffordshire Business School), Lecturer Dr. Aurelian Sofica (Babes-Bolyai University).
ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS AND ENTREPRENEURS
The module covers key topics such as supply and demand, theory of the firm, market imperfections and the development of new markets (such as the green and digital ones), and behavioural economics.
By the end of this module, you will be able to analyse your business, investment decisions, and market opportunities in a clear and structured way. In addition, you will learn the vocabulary of economics that is key to engaging with investors, partners and doing international business.
Delivery Dates: 5-8 May 2022
Teaching staff: Dr. Alin Baiescu, MBA - module leader (Business Consultant), Prof. Dr. Jonathan Atkins (University of Hull), Drd. Aurel Bernat, MBA (CEO BT Assets Management), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cristian Litan (Babes-Bolyai University), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Clara Volintiru (Bucharest University of Economic Studies)
MARKETING IN A DIGITAL WORLD
This module will navigate you through the key theoretical marketing concepts, the applied marketing practices, and the tools of strategic marketing management suitable for different organisational contexts. You will develop a critical perspective on how marketing activities can help organisations build competitive advantage in specific markets, construct sustainable value creation and capture competitive positions.
Delivery Dates: 16-19 June 2022
Teaching staff: Senior Lecturer Dr. Paul Dobson - module leader (Staffordshire Business School), Senior Lecturer Dr. Peter Andrews (University of Hull), Senior Lecturer (Lect. Univ.) Dr. David Harness (University of Hull), Drd. Doru Supeala, MBA (Marketing Consultant), Prof. Dan Cristian Dabija (Babes-Bolyai University).
FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS
This module is designed to show you how to make use of finance and accounting knowledge to more effectively lead organisations. You will explore the role of accounting and finance within an organisation and learn how to communicate effectively with specialists from the accounting and finance fields. By the end of this module, you will understand accounting processes, methodologies and financial principles and tools, the role it plays in business, the terminology used in these fields as well as the ability to interpret and evaluate the information provided.
Delivery Dates: 28-31 July 2022
Teaching staff: Prof. Ioan Alin Nistor - module leader (Babes-Bolyai University), Prof. Adriana Tiron (Babes-Bolyai University), Ms. Susan Webster (University of Hull)
STRATEGY AND VALUE CREATION
In this module, you will explore the strategic issues, play with various tools of strategy, examine major models of strategy and consider how to think about market and product innovation and transformation. The module includes a significant amount of 'case study' work designed to develop the students' analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to work in groups, and presentational skills.
Delivery Dates: 8-11 September 2022
Teaching staff: Lecturer Dr. Ovidiu Bordean - module leader (Babes-Bolyai University), Prof. Amanda Gregory (University of Hull), Senior Lecturer Bharati Singh (Staffordshire Business School).
OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
You will explore the core concepts of operations and supply chain management in both product-based and service-oriented organizations, including government and non-profit organizations.
By the end of this module, you will understand the importance of operations and supply chain management to the well-being of the business and the wider environment and you will acquire the analytical tools needed to improve the operational performance of the organisation and its supply chain.
Delivery Dates: 20-23 October 2022
Teaching staff: Prof. David A. Menachof - module leader (College of Business at Florida Atlantic University), Prof. David Grant (Hanken School of Economics), Mr. Bogdan Sterescu, MBA (Operations Consultant, Emerson)
SYSTEMIC MANAGEMENT: SEEING THE BIG PICTURE
Instead of breaking problems into small parts, this module seeks to see the big picture. You will understand from a transdisciplinary perspective, complex organisations by systematically mapping interconnected processes and structures to more meaningfully think about change and transformation. By the end of this module, you will learn about the most relevant complex systems approaches to management and you will practice by reflecting on your own personal work experiences. This module is designed to support development of analytical skills for modelling, diagnosis, creativity, critical reflection, and teamwork.
Delivery Dates: 8-12 December 2022
Teaching staff: Prof. Angela Espinosa - module leader (University of Hull), Dr. Ligia Cremene (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca), Assoc. Lecturer Mark Gregory (University of Hull), Dr. Radu Orghidan, MBA (Business Consultant), Lecturer Ashish Dwivedi (University of Hull)
MODULES DESCRIPTION – YEAR TWO
DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION: PRACTICES AND PROCESSES
You will develop a critical understanding of the nature of, and relationships between creativity, innovation and both entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial behaviour. You will explore and critically analyse the range of ways in which creativity and innovation may be harnessed and promoted to create and capture value.
Strategies and cultures to encourage innovation will be explored and examined. The module is designed to be highly applied, practical and interactive.
Delivery Dates: 26-29 January 2023
Teaching staff: Assoc. Lecturer Mark Gregory (University of Hull), Dr. Radu Orghidan, MBA (Business Consultant), Dr. Mircea Hotoleanu (Business Consultant)
MANAGEMENT CONSULTING: THE PROJECT DRIVEN MINDSET
You will develop the skills and acquire the tools needed for designing, delivering and managing consultancy projects. This module is designed to provide the skills to both project management consultants and delivery consultants. You will acquire an interdisciplinary set of consulting skills including client management, problem structuring, project design, data collection, stakeholder engagement, business analysis, problem-solving, business process improvement, project management, client presentation and report writing.
Delivery Dates: 9-12 March 2023
Teaching staff: Dr. Mircea Hotoleanu - module leader (Business Consultant), Dr. Daniel Pop (Open Society Foundation), Dr. Radu Orghidan, MBA (Business Consultant), Lecturer Ashish Dwivedi (University of Hull), Mr. Jeremy Wilcock (University of Hull)
GOVERNANCE AND BUSINESS ETHICS
You will develop your understanding of how businesses are agents and subjects in the global governance system. Exploring the most important trends that impact the global economy (trade governance, financial regulations, digitalisation and the transition to a green economy), you will develop a better understanding of the trends in political economy, and you will be able to identify the opportunities and potential constraints for your business.
Delivery Dates: 27-30 April 2023
Teaching staff: Assoc. Prof. Cornel Ban - module leader (Copenhagen Business School), Prof. Christopher Bovis (University of Hull), Prof. Andrew Flynn (Cardiff University), Dr. George Boukouris (Nottingham Trent University), Dr. Andrei Mocan (Babes-Bolyai University)
COMPLEXITY AND STRATEGIC DISRUPTION
Here, we will explore how the convergence of technology and globalisation is changing value creation, strategy, economics and how you can identify and capture opportunities. We will further consider its impact upon wider societies. Whilst humankind is deeply connected and has access to large sets of information, the pandemic is but one example of systemic feedback loops creating new levels of complexity for all.
Delivery Dates: 8-11 June 2023
Teaching staff: Dr. Andrew Taylor - module leader (TEE), Assoc. Lecturer Mark Gregory (University of Hull), Prof. Yasmin Merali (University of Hull)