The two-year e-Leadership MBA Program consists of 18 (17 + 1 introductory) Modules exercised in duration of 40 lecturers led contact hours (lectures) each (total of 720 contact hours). Per each Module Syllabi, in addition to active participation at Module lectures, students will be required to do some coursework on their own (pre-readings, post-readings, remote interactions with mentor and colleagues) and/or teamwork (case studies, thematic workshops). Total student workload per Module is weighted out by the associated number of ECTS/USCTS. Student achievements of learning outcomes will be assessed and scored through lecturer’s observations of individual assessments and examination at the very end of each Module.
At the beginning of the Program, students will be assigned for a minimum yearlong teamwork on a digital transformation or start-up Business Plan. Team members will be preselected and profiled accordingly relative to size and structure of the entire student generation. Thematic workshops (e.g. in Design Thinking) will be organized to help students and their teams address the real Business Plan challenges. Business Plans will be evaluated and reassessed continually through the course of the Program, submitted and pitched at the Investment Forum (in front of a group of actual investors) at the end of the first year.
As a proof of successful accomplishment of the entire e-Leadership MBA Program, students are required to design, submit and defend the final Master Thesis as an individual assignment at the end of the Program. Throughout this exercise students will enjoy support and guidance of a Mentor, personally selected out of the preferred lecturing MBA Faculty members. Master Thesis will be prepared and shaped as a professional or scientific article ready to be published. With the successful defense of the Master Thesis, and all other study Program requirements, students will be granted a Professional Specialist (Master) Diploma in Business Administration and promoted with MBA Title.
Learning outcomes of the individual modules and the entire MBA Program are aligned and made compatible with the curricular requirements and education standards defined by our International Partners: faculty from the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University, USA), the International Association of MBA (AMBA) and the European Commission (EU e-Skills, e-Leadership Program). Supported by reputable faculty members, this MBA Program will fully demonstrate its international dimension and provide bridges among disciplines, cultures and global expertise.
This e-Leadership MBA Program is entirely interdisciplinary and cover many differing but complementary areas like accounting, economics, finance, information systems, marketing, operations management and strategy. Beside these fundamental MBA competences available in most top-quality MBA programs, some of our MBA modules quite differentiate in content, offering a comprehensive framework in technology, social media, business intelligence, design thinking and leadership, following the key e-Leadership recommendations. Simultaneously, teaching methods will provide students with a matrix of horizontal (transversal) and vertical expertise approach to these areas by stimulating intensively creative individual and team work, divergent and convergent thinking.
This e-Leadership MBA program provides hands-on approach to content and relies very much on lively and close, interactive and dynamic academy – business cooperation and knowledge transfer (scenarios/case studies). Theoretical knowledge of e-Leadership in current and emerging technology patterns is combined with real life success and failure of digital business transformations or innovative start-ups business cases provided within the framework of our Digital Transformation Competence Center. The core MBA business knowledge is therefore well complemented with digital and leadership skills by the end of the two-year implementation of the Program.
During this MBA Program study, students will be also able to learn directly from experiences of the visiting top business executives and challenge their business concepts and strategies, expand their knowledge base as they navigate through the mind provoking and challenging coursework together with their peers from different disciplines, with whom they build trustworthy networks needed to successfully and responsibly lead enterprises in local and/or international markets.