Students use learned strategies to negotiate among global peers during Global Network Week.
Global Network Week offers students a valuable opportunity to work with fellow peers from around the world. But what happens when you put them head-to-head, with each side confronting an organizational issue from a different angle?
The answer, according to Greg Hanifee, associate dean of the Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network, is the perfect cross-cultural experience — one that questions your methods and perspective while strengthening your skills for future on-the-job challenges.
For most Executive MBA students, a global experience means an extended stay with your cohort in another part of the world. While there can be value in the bonding that occurs on those global trips, the interactivity with local professionals is often limited to site visits and guest speakers.
But at Kellogg, all students are immersed into a global classroom in the first year of the program.
Every August, first-year Kellogg students have the chance to learn and work alongside peers from across the Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network during Global Network Week, an immersive six-day offering on the Evanston Campus.
Greg Hanifee, associate dean of the Executive MBA Global Network, shared more insight on the value of Global Network Week for Kellogg students. Continue Reading
If you’re considering getting your MBA, you might be asking yourself this question: Is an executive MBA program the same as an MBA program?
The simple answer is yes. Whether you decide on a full-time, part-time or executive MBA program, you’ll end up with the same master of business administration degree. However, an executive MBA program differs from traditional MBA programs in a few key ways. Continue Reading
This is part 3 in a series about the executive MBA global network course at Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada. Read all the stories here
Day three featured guest speaker Marshall (Mickey) Cohen, former president and CEO of Molson Companies, Ltd., who served in various appointments in the Canadian government. During the session, Cohen discussed his personal experience with M&A and concluded that “people matter” in every company. Finally, Cohen suggested that a decision that drives a company’s growth and legacy must be based on both human judgment and relevant data.
Later, Enterprise IT professor Michael Wade presented ‘Developing a Social Media Strategy,’ which taught students the importance of a social media strategy to capture knowledge, identify objectives, improve customer service, develop or improve products and to innovate. They also learned about key social media features, Google’s formula for top search picks and the dangers of bad media coverage.
Students took a break from their studies to skydive in Toronto.
Students from across the Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network convened in Toronto at York University – Schulich School of Business Oct. 28 – Nov. 2 to take classes, tour the city and immerse themselves in the local business marketplace.
My journey at Kellogg started in August 2012 with the intention to learn at one of the best business schools in the world. I was accepted into Georgetown and Maryland’s Smith School of Business, but I picked Kellogg over the others due to the program’s ranking and curriculum.
In retrospect, I am extremely glad I picked Kellogg. Going into the program I wanted to get more background experience and education in core business management, particularly in the operations area. I was pleasantly surprised with the level of talent in the various cohorts at Kellogg. I found myself surrounded with like-minded, success-oriented individuals who are extremely competitive.
The Kellogg EMBA program offers strong frameworks and helps make the analytical decision-making process simpler. It provides great tools to help enhance your vision of leading a successful enterprise. The strong friendships, professional networking opportunities, bonding and the strong alumni network this program offers are the best in the business.
Most of my life, I have been a technologist with an ambition to lead large technology organizations. When you have big goals like that, you need the right tools to achieve them. To successfully achieve this goal, one needs knowledge beyond technology. The basics of business management through a modern global economy lens, delivery of this content by an experienced staff, and the power of networking across the globe are a few to mention.