Demanding programme for managers with drive


Participants in the Executive MBA programme

The Gothenburg Executive MBA is a general management programme for managers who are already specialists in their field. Participants expand their skills to successfully drive strategic initiatives at management level.

“We provide in-depth orientation in all areas necessary for personal and professional growth and for taking on extended responsibilities. Strategy, organisational structure and culture, leadership, change management, international business, accounting, HRM and digitalisation are just a few examples,” explains Håkan Ericson, Managing Director of GU School of Executive Education at the School of Business, Economics and Law.

The only AMBA-accredited programme in Sweden
The Executive MBA Programme at the School of Business, Economics and Law is the only one in Sweden to hold the prestigious accreditation from AMBA, Association of MBAs. This means that the programme has been quality assured after thorough evaluation and comparison with the very best programmes worldwide.

“One important criterion of the accreditation is how the programme maximizes the development of participants and of their businesses, by continually challenging them to apply new skills to their businesses,” says Håkan Ericson.

Experience that enriches
The programme is conducted entirely in English, scheduled part-time over 21 months. There is great interest in the 30 places available. The programme which began in 2016 was fully subscribed.

“Since a large part of the learning takes place between the participants, we apply strict admissions criteria. Everyone must be able to contribute to discussions and project work with their own knowledge and experiences. On average our participants have around 10 years of management experience when starting the programme,” says Håkan Ericson.

Challenging but fun
Anna Appelqvist, Brand Director at Gina Tricot and Mikael Helmer, Global Business Development Manager at Emerson are two participants to the Executive MBA 2016–2018 cohort.

“It’s quite a challenge, but also truly inspirational. One huge advantage is how I get to know the other group members,” says Mikael Helmer.

“I often think that I should have done this long ago,” says Anna Appelqvist.

The general management programme is conducted in English on a part-time basis for professionals active in manage- rial positions. It is the only MBA programme in Sweden that is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Over 21 months, participants get access to the latest research findings within business management and are challenged to use their new insights in their daily activities.
The next programme will begin October 5, 2017.

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