First Degree Grads Need to Think Outside of the Box
EMLYON Business School believes that graduates of first degrees in business or management may be thinking inside the box too much.
EMLYON Business School believes that graduates of first degrees in business or management may be thinking inside the box too much. There is no doubt that they come out of the program with a wealth of knowledge and a great understanding of one model of management - but it's usually just the dominant one. It's possible that they need to be exposed to a larger variety of conceptions to be truly effective in various business settings.
According to Professor Frank Azimont, who teaches in the European Master in Management, a joint programme run with Aston Business School in the UK and Ludwig Maximillian in Germany, many new students arrive with a single-minded view about business. Professor Azimont believes that undergraduate degrees can format ways of thinking through the exposure of only the dominant standpoint. “It’s therefore important at a master degree to expose students to a variety of ideas and methods to open students’ mind and provide them with the tools to exercise critical judgement. By using faculty from three key national markets and intellectual traditions, we can help to show that there is no one way of approaching a challenge or opportunity in business.”
This year, with 17 countries being represented by the students in the European Masters in Management – it’s safe to say that international diversity is taken pretty seriously. The goal of the two-year programme is to produce professionals who are ready for roles in consultancy, marketing or financial services – around the globe.
The first year of study consists of core courses taught at the EMLYON Business School campus, followed by a 6-month internship. The second year of the programme focuses on acquiring the skills and knowledge needed for the business world. This learning takes place at the partner institution that is recognized as an expert in the field: marketing at Aston Business School, finance at EMLYON Business School and consulting and strategy at the Munich Management School (LMU).
It is the alliance of all three highly-regarded institutions that makes the European Masters in Management stand out. The strong ties between these schools also allow graduates to tap into an enormous pool of partner companies and a community of over 30,000 graduates – resulting in an extremely powerful, worldwide business network.
For more information on the European Masters in Management program, click here.
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