Fundamentals of Sustainability (MBA Highlights)Entrepreneurship & Business Management
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This module is part of the General Management & Sustainability Programme - MBA Highlights
The MBA Highlights programme illustrates the future of executive education. It’s a fast-paced course combining both management skills and concrete business cases with a top European business school’s know-how and intense participants’ interaction.
The Solvay Brussels School represents over 600 respected international academics. Firmly rooted in the business world, they truly understand the issues faced everyday and the aspirations shared by all managers and entrepreneurs.
This action-oriented learning experience helps participants articulate their leadership intuition, acknowledge the efficiency dimension of any organisational situation and develop synergies within their teams, while also building a rich business vocabulary.
This high-level programme is designed to use our collaborators’ personal experiences to their best advantage, offering up-to-date content and helping companies succeed in a dynamic environment like Luxembourg today. Capitalising on the success of similar programmes we run, our principal objective remains to challenge and assist you as you redefine your future professional path.
About the MBA Highlights
We’ve taken the best from our existing MBA programmes to offer you an introduction to the most important aspects of strategy, sustainability, finance, HR and leadership, designed to help you accelerate your career.
This eight-day programme is delivered twice a week over a three to four-month period. With the number of participants limited to 20, this ensures a highly interactive and intensive experience with effective exchange and knowledge transfer.
In such economically turbulent times, it’s important to focus on growth, invest in management and harness change, creating strong leaders equipped to steer through such future uncertainty. With the solid international reputation and established faculty of Solvay Brussels School, we present a MBA Highlights programme that offers training excellence in Luxembourg.
Faculty & Learning Objectives
You’ll be learning from some of the most important influencers in their fields, coming from leading business schools and universities from across the globe.
Not only do they have a wealth of real-life business experience, but their numerous corporate positions, board memberships and consulting roles bring a fresh and unique perspective to learning.They understand the importance of applying knowledge learnt immediately in the place of work. The high-value learning experience provided by our professors is rich in case studies, videos and role plays, all drawn from their own personal experiences.
This ensures that you, the future leader, have the chance to not only learn about innovation and leadership, but to live it too. In a world where business is evolving at top speed, our faculty staff are not only part of that evolution, but they too keep abreast of other developments in the field.
As such, this makes for a course whose content is just as dynamic as the leaders it aims to inspire.
Transform the way they reason, solve problems, and perceive themselves and those around them
Build the required skills to manage, inspire and lead a culture of innovation in increasingly complex and multicultural workforce
Think creatively and critically about how to lead and design new businesses, or even improve existing ones
Identify opportunities and develop growth strategies
Engage in robust exchanges about ideas and solutions. Discussion and collaboration will allow participants to articulate their specific leadership intuition and acknowledge the importance of organisational effectiveness.
Take away practical skills and tools that can be immediately put to use in the workplace
Emerge from their Solvay experience with the attitude and acumen to become leaders who will contribute to changing society, and in turn create future influencers themselves
This is an introductory course to sustainability from the state of the planet and the interactions between the planet and human societies, to the scientific and historical underpinnings of sustainability and its implications for business and policy.
Greater awareness about current sustainability challenges and their impact on the economy
Familiarity with the concepts, jargon and reference frameworks for sustainability
Ability to understand and take part in conversations around these issues (understand)
Ability to identify the relevant frameworks for the problem at-hand (apply)
Exposure and acquaintance with new data sources
Robust foundations for further knowledge acquisition
Entrepreneurs with at least 5 years of experience who want to grow their business in the future
Managers with at least 5 years of managerial experience who expect to grow into a top-level management position
Degree in management or equivalent is not required
Julia Jadin, PhD. researcher in economics at the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES).
Her current research focuses on environmental economics, in particular carbon emissions. Before that, she worked for a non-governmental organisation focusing on the conservation of coastal ecosystems in Mexico, and then as a consultant for Compass Lexecon. She is now back to the Université libre de Bruxelles because she is interested in providing academic output to support a sustainable economic transition
The training material will be handed out at the beginning of the course.
At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance issued by the House of Training and Solvay Lifelong Learning.
Our objective is to select a coherent group of motivated participants, in order to maximize the quality of the interaction within the group.
The Admissions Committee will make a first judgement based on the application submitted by the candidate. The selection is made on the basis of the present application form and/or interview.