The Global Executive MBA program combines state-of-the-art management knowledge and skills with an international orientation. It will improve participants’ leadership abilities and develop analytical and interpersonal skills in areas such as communication, team management, project management and negotiation.
EADA and HHL have their own practical, interactive and participatory approach with an emphasis on learning by doing. The methodology reflects companies’ demand for professionals with skills such as the capacity to reflect, the ability to act in the face of change, the versatility to work in multidisciplinary teams and the adaptability to face the challenges of a global environment. These competencies are developed through outdoor training, case studies, business projects, business simulations, analyses and discussion groups as well as teamwork activities. You will constantly work on real-life business cases and make strategic decisions.
Our faculty is a carefully selected combination of full-time resident professors from EADA and HHL and international guest professors from top universities (faculty come from more than 15 different countries and 80% hold a PhD), bringing a wealth of international experiences to the classroom and provide the perfect mix of practical and theoretical methodologies.
Our lecturers have taught at renowned international universities such as MIT, Stanford, the University of Chicago, St. Gallen and Instituto de Empresa.
They are at the forefront in their respective fields and enhance our reputation as leading business schools. EADA has a well-established reputation in practical teaching excellence specialized in management skills and personal development, whereas HHL stands out as a leader in state-of-the-art business education with a special focus on innovation management and entrepreneurship.
The campuses of the Global Executive MBA
EADA - Collbató Residential Training Campus
EADA has its own residential training campus with hotel facilities dedicated to your leadership development. At the campus, you will develop the emotional intelligence, problem-solving skills and leadership capabilities it takes to be an effective manager, through outdoor training, role-plays and team-building activities.
This experiential learning is combined with professor-led workshops focused on team and leadership theory, ensuring that you effectively transfer what you have learned to the workplace.
HHL - Leipzig, City Center Campus
According to the one-campus-concept, all HHL buildings, the HHL library, the sports facilities and a canteen are located in one spot. Some of the student dorms are also located nearby, as are many other cafés and bars.
The campus is surrounded by the green banks of the river Weiße Elster and attractive parkland. It takes about five minutes to downtown thanks to the public transport station directly in front of HHL.
Every year, there is an intake of between 15 & 20 participants for the Global Executive MBA.
Professional background (positions)
Edilmar Filho (Brazil) Global
EMBA alumnus 2015
Lead Engineer at Voith Hydro
"Since the first day in Barcelona, I am already taking advantage of a great andinternational group, with the most varied qualifications and experience which hassupported me to see some issues from different perspectives and not only from thetechnical approach as I was used with. I can see already as a benefit in myprofessional life, the "Leading Self & Tea"s” tools and classes, like the Neuro TrainingLab experience. It has intensely increased my capacity to understand myself, as wellas my team members (individually) and realizing important details that I used toignore before."
Dr. Björn Matthes, Germany
Global Executive MBA participant
Head of PRAXIS forums at Dechema
“The active, participatory approach of EADA and HHL with a special emphasis on ‘learning by doing’ together with international, open-minded classmates with heterogeneous backgrounds provides the perfect framework for my professional development.”
Shtono Kaloferov (Bulgaria)
Global EMBA alumnus 2015
Solution Capability Manager at Hewlett Packard
"The experience with the Global EMBA at EADA – HHL is really unique. Aftercompleting my first week of studies, I am confident that I found the right programthat would further develop my skills and open new and exciting opportunities for meand the best thing of all, were the wonderful people that I met, both faculty andparticipants."
Olga Pantchenko, Russia
Global Executive MBA alumna
Co-Founder and CEO of NORFOLK Sarl
"The reason why I chose to do the Global Executive MBA with EADA – HHL was the focus on entrepreneurship. This was essential for me, as I run my own business. The program covers the topics needed to manage a company successfully, and provides an overview of financial and accounting tools, logistics processes and evaluation methods. Another important focus is leadership, which does not always come naturally and requires a keen understanding of one’s own capabilities and the team’s needs. Overall, the Global EMBA helped me to develop my analytical skills, to recognise the complexity of diverse processes and to express my emotions. At the end of the day, these skills are what drive every business."
Kasim Zorlu, Turkey
Global Executive MBA alumnus
Marketing and Business Development Director at Bee Square
"When I started the Global Executive MBA program, I knew it could help me expand my business knowledge. What I didn’t realize at the time was how quickly and dramatically my perspectives about global business changed. I have learned that ‘Think global, act local’ is more than just a business cliché and that understanding cultural diversity is necessary to doing business in a global scale. My study group is made up of people from around the world, so I am not just learning from the professors, but I also grow from my experience with the different cultures of the participants."