Leadership is not a destination. It is a journey. This has been our guiding principle while developing our one year Executive MBA programme at ISM University for top executives. This challenging and exclusive programme is designed to maximize your potential as a world-class leader, to broaden your horizons and spark a thirst for knowledge that will last forever.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Audronė Nakrošienė
Lecturers from the world’s most famous business schools
Ensured networking – you will work in 4 different teams with top managers
43 days leadership transformation program
A real initiated change in your organization
Preparing a digitization strategy for your company
360° research-based personal leadership profile test, TED-type speech “Leadership credo pitch
International consultancy project in South Aftrica
Executive MBA students have the opportunity to participate in a real consulting project in Cape Town and Johannesburg (South Africa) as opposed to a Master’s dissertation. During the visit, students work in teams and contribute to the success of businesses such as Adidas, Elizabeth Arden, Digital HQ, Revlon and other.
Average age 39
Average work experience 16 years
Average management experience 9 years
The company that I was a chairman of the board, experienced tough times and change of CEO, so I had to take over the control. Coping with extraordinary situation on other circumstances could have been more difficult personally and professionally. I probably had more frustration and uncertainty. I am sure – EMBA studies helped me to manage myself, first of all.
CEO at Amber Grid
I am proud of myself for accepting the challenge to take the course of EMBA. During one year journey I have changed personally. In a really positive way. My network of business professionals has expanded. I have gained more self-confidence, I have gained more knowledge, more understanding about strategic issues, and more about leadership. I became a better manager and a better person.
CEO at Gintarinė vaistinė
My bar is always raised high – for myself and for others around me. EMBA journey was not the easiest ride and by far it’s not a walk in the park if one wants to extract the maximum out of it. But looking back, if I had to repeat it again, I would not change the slightest bit. Every hurdle and obstacle, every challenge and fight, every push outside the comfort zone, every experience raised me and opened new perspectives. And I will not be the same as I was before.
CEO at NFQ Technologies
During the year-long Executive MBA studies, lecturers and students are involved in unique interaction, permeated with the spirit of development and cooperation. Leaders from different fields and sectors share unique experiences, together solve each other’s problems, discuss and discover the unique features of own organizations. Studies broadens the competency of strategic thinking and contributes to the successful change management.
CEO at ALG Knygynai
Today’s environment is constantly changing, and so has the manager, and these studies are forcing them to step outside their comfort zone and look at themselves, listen to their team, and connect. At the end of your studies you discover that your potential is unbelievable.
Head of Private Customers at Gjensidige and member of the Baltic management team
I was able to immediately apply the skills and knowledge acquired during my studies both in my agency and work with the clients. The greatest value of studies and various learning methods is the personal change that takes place through listening and discussing with teachers, communicating and solving tasks with peer teams, and finally, reflecting on and examining your own decisions, feelings, and behaviors.
CEO, Partner at Fabula Hill+Knowlton Strategies
1st semester (30 ECTS)
The module provides a conceptual framework for viewing and understanding strategy and developing your strategic thinking. It helps participants acquire and put to use practical tools and experience in dealing with strategic issues. A thread that will run through the discussions and exercises during classes is the notion that strategy is all about making difficult choices.
Perspectives of business strategy and knowledge about how it is conceptualized and practiced will be offered in this module.
Its design is guided by the premise that top level managers are constrained by the firm’s strategy, its environment and its resources and, at the same time, strategy enhances their ability to manage, leverage and to ultimately change these constraints in ways that create opportunities that would otherwise not exist.
Strategy module helps participants to develop and implement cross-functional decisions towards the attainment of the organizations’ vision, mission and objectives using strategic management principles.
Module lectors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Virginijus Kundrotas, Prof. Dr. Modestas Gelbūda, Prof. Dr. Bodo Schlegelmilch, Prof. Dr. Edita Gimžauskienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asta Klimavičienė.
Bodo S. Schlegelmilch, professor of WU University of Vienna, lecturer of the Executive MBA programme shares his insights on marketing tendencies and the digital revolution.
ISM Executive MBA programme lecturer Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peter Moran, twice awarded as the best teacher at London Business School, shares his insights on strategy and it‘s value creation for the company.
Aim of the Module
The aim of this module is to prepare Executive MBA students for leadership roles (nationally and internationally); specifically, to be able to lead in a multi-stakeholder context and cope successfully with the complex aspects of leadership challenges at different levels (individual, organizational and beyond). Students will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of leadership, explore what it means to be an effective, agile and responsible leader and develop advanced leadership competencies at horizontal (e.g. leadership skills) and vertical (e.g. advanced cognitive abilities) levels. One of the most important goals of the Leadership module is to create a thought-provoking and very supportive thinking and conversational environment for the students, where they will be encouraged to share their tacit knowledge about leadership, be open to considering new theories, principles and models, and develop critical thinking skills in order to debate the advantages and disadvantages of existing and emerging popular leadership principles. Students are expected to define their own vision of their leadership style and philosophy and build the necessary mindset and skillset for that. The module was designed to evoke and support tangible behavioral and philosophical leadership changes in the students, so all of the lectures, conversations and assignments will serve that purpose.
This module provides a critical review of the key concepts, models, theories and practitioner approaches relating to leadership in organizations. During the module, participants will be familiarized with the most up-to-date and relevant practical methods for identifying, analyzing and developing their 21st century leadership philosophy and style.
Illustrations and the application of leadership principles will be demonstrated through experiential exercises, skill and mindset development practices, and a 12-month transformative learning piece embedded within the body of the module. Personal and professional growth will form a common theme throughout the module.
Module lectors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Audronė Nakrošienė, Dr. Alan Matcham, Lėda Turai.
Head of Leadership Module of ISM Executive MBA Programme Lėda Turai-Petrauskienė shares some insights about leadership:
International Experienced Educator Alan Matcham shares his insights about Leading in the 21st Century:
Leadership Consultant Dave Tullett shares his insights about Leading in the 21st Century:
2nd semester (30 ECTS)
The primary aim of the module is to expose participants to a variety of disruptive digital technologies and their impact on management and business functions, the bigger picture of companies digital transformation, understanding decisions and problems and being able to ask the right questions.
In this module, while developing Digital Transformation Plans, participants will learn how digital technologies can be used by organizations to innovate various aspects of their business, such as business processes, products/services, and business models.
The module analyses such topics as: digital transformation and digital innovation management; disruptive technologies in business – Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Medicine; digital business models; production and management innovation; management challenges in the context of digital era.
Module lectors: Assoc. prof. Dr. Misiūnas, Prof. Dr. Takis Damaskopoulos, Elena Vitkauskaitė.
International Consulting Project instead of Master Thesis
The Executive MBA program culminates with a capstone module that helps to integrate business theory and practice taught in the classroom through the application of newly acquired knowledge and skills with a real-world business objective.
Participants have the opportunity to engage in a real business consulting project in Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa). During the visit, participants work in teams in the organization of their choice and demonstrate their problem solving, creativity, diagnosis and decision-making abilities and apply general business, management, change management and innovation knowledge.
The module draws participants into a cohesive team, developing peer support and team learning in the context of an organization-based consultancy task under the supervision of an academic member of the faculty. In this way, it develops their investigative and evaluative skills as well as increases their understanding of the business context of their chosen area of expertise.
Individually, this module enables each participant to reflect on his/her learning journey in the Executive MBA program and apply this to his/her own career and occupation.
Module lectors: Assoc. Prof. Dr Audronė Nakrošienė, Prof. Dr. Bodo Schlegelmilch, Dr. Alan Matcham.
To help participants build their self-esteem in an organizational environment, so that they can apply their learning from the Executive MBA studies and thus to manage, influence and work with other people more effectively.
International Consulting Project
The Consulting Project is an intensive, full-time, seven-day consulting assignment (plus one month of preparation time) in which Executive MBA teams are highly focused on finding solutions to clients’ strategic issues. The project involves choosing a company from a wide range of high-profile organizations, diagnosing the business problem and providing recommendations. Projects may take different shapes but typically involve in-depth assessments of industry and market contexts, appraisals of key issues, reviews and evaluations of strategic options, recommendations and considerations for implementation and stakeholder engagement.
In addition, the Consulting Project introduces participants to culture-based challenges for doing business in a developing country and methods in diagnosing a problem and choosing the appropriate intervention tools in a developed and/or developing country context. During the project, participants deliver fresh, unbiased insights to the organizations. Together, they create innovative solutions with a real impact for the businesses in the challenging but vibrant and fast-changing business environment of South Africa.
Programme consists of
Individual coaching sessions
Group consultation sessions
Executive MBA studies starts on November, 2021
Once a month on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
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