Sustainable business leadership begins with these career-transforming MBAs in Europe

MBA programmes in Europe that foster sustainable business leaders
Source: Copenhagen Business School

An MBA is a career-transforming, life-changing learning experience. Some decades back, having an MBA qualification was an added step to success at the corporate growth level. Now, many branded and blue-chip organisations have made it a policy to hire only MBA qualified candidates even at the entry levels. 

Today’s challenges demand purpose-driven leaders. From an emphasis on Sustainable Development Goals to the breakneck speed of technological developments, the international business environment is rapidly changing, and a different market reality is emerging. As a student of today and manager of the future, adapting and adopting flexible patterns of thinking and behaviour to succeed as a global leader of tomorrow is crucial. 

MBA programmes catalyse this growth. Students emerge from MBA programmes with well-developed powers of analysis, clear perspectives on strategy, creative problem solving, an entrepreneurial mindset, a know-how on how to merge business and the planet’s needs, and highly effective communication skills — all of which are demanded by employers around the world.

As business and society continue to evolve at a rapid pace, the ways we connect and work are being dramatically reinvented. Here are four MBA programmes in Europe that lead students to the frontiers of success:

Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen Business School

Source: Copenhagen Business School

Over 90% international students; Scandinavian values; excellent post-MBA visa and work opportunities; small class sizes; a strong emphasis on sustainability; triple-accredited; top-ranked; a student cohort made up of 40% women; a location in one of the greenest and happiest cities in the world — these are the features that define the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) Full-time MBA.

Alumna Priyanka Bansal describes her intensive one-year experience here as “extraordinary.” “It gave me a new injection of energy, immense knowledge on subjects, old and new, and fantastic times with many highly-skilled people,” she shares.

If you’re looking for a programme that will challenge you, change you and boost your professional profile, the Copenhagen MBA fits the bill. If Denmark’s capital is known for being green, innovative and progressive, then CBS is recognised for ethical decision-making, social responsibility and green agenda.

Sustainable Management is the central theme of the Copenhagen MBA and students will reflect on this as they progress through the programme. In their fourth and final term, students can personalise their MBA by choosing between four concentrations: Digitalisation; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Governance and Sustainability. This is supplemented by the Leadership Discovery Process (to uncover personal leadership styles), the personalised Career Module (to identify goals and how to get there) and the Advisory Board Programme (to apply skills gained by advising startups). It culminates in an Integrated Strategy Project, with an internationally oriented company based in the region, to bring your entire MBA skillset to life.

The Copenhagen MBA is set to turn your dreams into reality and ambitions into achievement. To make your mark in the business world, arrange a virtual meeting here.

Durham University

Durham University

Source: Durham University

Ranked eighth in the UK, 19th in Europe and 74th in the world by the Financial Times Global MBA 2021, the Durham University MBA provides agile analytical thinking, global awareness and strong communication skills. 

The programme challenges, inspires and empowers. With less than 1% of the world’s 3,500 business schools holding triple accreditation, Durham is proud to be recognised by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. Students can choose from the full-time MBA (12 months); full-time MBA (15 months); the Durham-EBS Executive MBA and online MBA.

Students will learn alongside a senior, talented peer group of high achievers from wide-ranging backgrounds and industry sectors and learn from leading faculty and international business practitioners to add depth of theory to real-world context.

Here, students apply what they learn immediately, creating value in their existing role, and setting them up for their future. “The Durham MBA was rewarding both in terms of professional development and networking, paving the way for me to become a business leader of the future,” says alumnus Jun King Le. 

IE University

IE University

Source: IE University

IE University prepares students for today and tomorrow’s business worlds. Whether you’re preparing for leadership in your current career or looking to chart a new path, the rigorous and data-driven curriculum of an IE University MBA prepares you for the analytical, fast-paced and evolving demands of the world of modern business. 

Students gain firsthand leadership skills through structured experiential learning and close collaboration with peers, faculty, and alumni in all MBA programmes offered including: Tech MBA; International MBA; Global Online MBA; Executive MBA; Global Executive MBA; and IE Brown Executive MBA. Here, students set the foundation for their career with a tight-knit community, one-of-a-kind curriculum, and dual-campus opportunities offered. 

“The school’s reputation, the type of student it attracts, and the fact that those people would be my cohort, and the overall design of the programme were what made me choose IE Business School,” shares alumna Cynthia Abad.

International University of Monaco

International University of Monaco

Source: International University of Monaco

The International University of Monaco MBA immerses students in a truly multicultural learning environment, emphasising on the practical applications of management theories and disciplines. The MBA programme attracts students from across the world, who want a challenging and practical experience in the beautiful Principality of Monaco.

The University offers a dynamic and diverse campus environment. Here, students reinvent the path forward by transforming uncertainty into an opportunity for innovation by learning through master-classes; events and conferences; corporate consulting projects; career seminars and workshops; and networking, excursions and visits.

Alumna Gry Glenne who is currently a Managing Partner at Glennewedding says,“I had the best year doing my MBA at IUM. I came out of the MBA programme with so much relevant knowledge, ready to start my new business upon graduating.”

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