Impact is the difference between trying and achieving – and bridging that gap takes specific skills. A career in business is about overcoming tough challenges daily, but your strengths alone won’t enable you to do that. Faced with difficult problems, difficult situations and – at times – difficult people, it takes more than knowledge and experience to move things forward. Impact is about who you are, how you think and the behaviors you employ.
The Master in Management will equip you with the dedicated skills you’ll need to make your mark in the workplace and beyond. The skills for critical reasoning, problem-solving and creative thinking that will enable you to find innovative solutions other people can’t see. The skills for influencing and persuading so that you can get colleagues to buy in to your vision. The skills for debating, negotiating and collaborating that will make you the go-to person to get things done. And the digital skills that underpin a career in modern business, where analyzing, visualizing and utilizing data becomes second nature.
A team facing a big problem with a short deadline is the hallmark of a career in business. It’s a situation that creates friction and turbulence but also prompts urgency and innovation. We’ll simulate exactly those scenarios in the safe lab environment, where you can test out the new skills, mindsets and behaviors you’ve learned, ensuring you become the kind of impactful professional valued by employers everywhere.
To succeed in today’s rapidly changing business world, you’ll want to be sure that the skills you're working hard to develop won’t be obsolete anytime soon. That’s why the Master in Management goes beyond teaching what’s happening today and focuses on optimizing the skills you’ll need no matter what the business landscape looks like in the future.
A recent survey by the World Economic Forum found that if you can develop your critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills, as well as self-management skills such as active learning, resilience, stress tolerance and flexibility, you'll be well-positioned to thrive in the workplace of tomorrow. Our training in mindset, behavioral fitness and how to think for impact strengthen all those traits.
Another survey by McKinsey suggests that social, emotional, and technological skills will become increasingly important in securing higher-wage opportunities. That's why we also make sure that all our graduates know how to use technology and data to boost efficiency and make the best decisions.
While it's difficult to predict exactly how emerging technologies like AI will impact the job market, experts believe that they will make work more human, rather than less. Computers may be able to perform tasks quickly and efficiently, but they are far from replicating behaviors that require social and emotional intelligence. These human skills are set to become increasingly important and workers who can combine technical expertise with social and emotional intelligence will be well-positioned to succeed in the future job market.
Business is about problem-solving, but anyone can solve simple problems; companies place a premium on people with the specific skills needed to overcome the toughest issues – the people who can make an impact. That’s why we’ll teach you creative thinking skills, so you can bring fresh perspectives and new approaches to problems with no obvious solution. It’s why our program places a focus on sharpening your critical, logical and analytical thinking, empowering you to tackle complex, longstanding problems that might seem intractable. Changing the way you think takes time and practice. We’ll teach you the skills you’ll need, but also place you in practical scenarios that allow you to road-test and refine them, until thinking for impact becomes a habit.
No matter how agile your thinking, you’ll need to bring people with you to be effective. Teamwork entails collaboration, negotiation and debate, so we’ll help you build up those behavioral traits to make you more productive and better able to navigate workplace conflicts. Other times it’s just about making others see your point of view – and that’s when you’ll need to be able to influence and persuade. Taken collectively, the behaviors you employ in the workplace are the difference between getting your ideas on the table and getting them put in practice. Our curriculum places an emphasis on promoting your personal growth so that those behaviors come naturally to you, using real-world scenarios to help you experiment with new ways of working, selling your ideas and getting your point across. Behavior is like a muscle, and we’ll train you to build yours up for peak performance.
It’s no secret that digital fluency is a prerequisite for today’s business world. But even if you’re a digital native, there’s a difference between knowing how to use technology and knowing how to use it to your advantage. We’ll make it so that data is your biggest ally. You’ll learn how to make the right decisions using data as your basis; how to collect, analyze and visualize data to make a compelling business case; and how to use data to tell stories and sell your ideas. In short, you’ll learn to make data work for you. Data holds the key to understanding a business more deeply, to finding actionable insights to make it function more efficiently and to making decisions that help it operate more effectively. No matter which career pathway you follow, we’ll give you the digital skills you need to put data at the heart of everything you do.
To navigate the dynamic landscape of work successfully, you need to develop enduring impact skills that will journey with you throughout your career, undeterred by any social, digital, or economic shifts. This is where the Impact Skills Accelerator comes in as a crucial component of your Master in Management that will help you develop and refine an essential and unique set of impact skills through comprehensive training. You will be able to think critically, communicate effectively, collaborate with diverse teams, adapt to change.... and really make things happen in the workplace and beyond.
In the Master in Management program, you will develop your thinking, behavioral, and digital skills to enable you to make a positive impact in the business world. The program focuses on developing your creativity, sharpening your critical and analytical thinking, and promoting your personal growth so you can tackle complex problems and navigate workplace conflicts. The program also emphasizes the development of behavioral traits such as collaboration, negotiation, and persuasion to enable you to work effectively with others. For organizations, technology is like an avalanche — either you get ahead of it or it will leave you stuck behind. That’s why the program focuses on building your digital fluency and teaching you how to use data to make informed decisions that drive business success. Through a combination of theoretical and experiential learning, you will develop the skills you need to kick-start a future-proof and impactful career.
Thanks to our case study methodology, you will have hands-on experiences in every class during your Master in Management. Additionally, you will be part of different immersive experiences working alongside real companies developing real-life solutions.
During the program, you’ll have the possibility of completing the Global Immersion Week, where you and your classmates visit international hubs of innovation. Some examples of the most recent hubs that students have visited are Dubai and San Francisco. In addition to this, you also have the option of completing a long exchange with one of our partner universities after graduation. We currently work closely with over 50 universities worldwide.
From a Talent and Careers approach during your program, you will have different company presentations and visits, talent fairs (both virtual and on-site), plus direct recommendations with industry recruiters and more.
Within our Talent and Careers team, there are experts for each industry. These experts not only know what employers in a specific sector are looking for but will also be in touch with those companies, employees working there and other relevant people. This expertise allows each student to receive highly relevant guidance in terms of their career and the skills recruiters are looking for.