In our programme, we are not reading about globalization and international change – we are living it.
Three international stays in Brazil, India and China give you the keys to understanding where tomorrow’s growth will come from, a solid team of international faculty as instructors in Belgium gives you the chance to open your horizons before even boarding the plane. Another emphasis of the Louvain IEMBA is the focus at individual growth and maturity, building teams, coaching your personal development and skills.
Getting an IEMBA today is rarely a formal requirement from a current employer, it is more often the result of an individual desire to broaden your scope of action and responsibility, testing your wings and constructing a network beyond your past training and current company.
An IEMBA is as much an eye-opener for new managerial functions as it is a key to a second career.
Excellence stands for our scientific foundations, strongly rooted within our soon 600-year university of Louvain. Our methods, tools and readings are based on established facts and principles, not ‘fads’ and quick fixes.
The ethical dimensions emerges in all our actions, the focus at the individual in the training, the respect for personal experience and diversity, the attention to social and economic sustainability the principles of scientific integrity.
Personally, I would not go too early to an IEMBA. In the first five-seven years of professional career we tend to learn and rotate at least twice into new functions. A classical need arises after the promotion to manager for a group or department after 7-8 years, when the expertise in your field is firmly acquired and you increasingly face managerial challenges from other functions, often internationally.
However, it is never too late to join an IEMBA: with greater experience comes also great opportunities, in particular for our international focus. You may be working in a national context and not having the skills to take on a global initiative.