The ISEG MBA: Preparing the Leaders of the Future
Q. The ISEG MBA has enjoyed great success over the years, as have your students; therefore, what prompted the redesign?
The world faces constant change; the same is true for the business world, and of the skills needed to succeed in such a demanding environment. The ISEG MBA needed an update in order to prepare future leaders with the necessary thought-leadership skills, management content, and tools. The hands-on element of the programme was also reinforced to provide a complete learning experience.
Q. You’ve introduced five new strategic learning streams: Global Futures, Digital Disruption, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Design & Agility, and Sustainability & Governance. What was thinking behind this?
Nowadays, managers need a holistic vision of the company and the world. Functional skills are still important, but true leaders have to reach higher than that. In order to develop and nurture a purposeful vision, managers must be fully involved and master new business skills. The strategic streams provide such skills in partnership with top providers and renowned specialists.
Q. Can you expand upon each of the aforementioned streams for our readers?
The first stream, Global Futures, will focus on providing students with tools on how to, in a complex and uncertain environment, individually or in their company, keep up with new research and information and make knowledgeable decisions.
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation stream will take the students from idea to actual startup and include the construction of the Business Model Canvas, the Lean concept, Building MVPs, and Product-Market Fit, or Venture Capital Funding.
In Digital Disruption, they will learn how emergent technologies are impacting industries, societies, and our futures, the main challenges they face, and the opportunities they bring to new and, or, established businesses.
Design and Agility will challenge the cohort to be transformative, and discover how they can encourage strategic and operational agility in their ecosystem or organisation.
Sustainability and Governance will provide an overview of the main sustainability issues on the national and international agenda and explain how these impact the day-to-day business of an organisation. To view the rest of the article, click here, and for the entire magazine, click here!