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Global Immersion in the Silicon Valley, USA

This global immersion in the Silicon Valley, USA, is designed to provide a unique action-learning opportunity for participants to have a first hand experience of a thriving, “Innovation and Digitalization” focused ecosystem. Working professionals in the MBA program will embark on a one-week trip to Silicon Valley, where they will visit five cutting edge companies of different sizes, industries and life-stages of digitalization and learn from senior business executives of those organizations. This will be accompanied by lectures on how to successfully re-invent current business models, transform organizations through digitalization, and scale up innovations.

Key learning outcomes include:

  • A critical understanding of the components of a successful Innovation and Digitization ecosystem
  • Ability to analyze the drivers of, and barriers to, digitalization, across different industries and company sizes
  • Gain a deep understanding of how innovations can be scaled up successfully, and in global markets
  • Enhanced knowledge and comprehension of new business models and how organizations can transform their existing business models
  • Competence to apply insights gained from the global immersion to their own organizations for a sustainable competitive advantage.

Besides technical skills and know-how about the three focal topics in a global context, students in this international MBA program gain skills such as critical and analytical thinking, being able to identify patterns and trends, professionally communicate and interact with senior business executives, work efficiently and productively on a team project, presentation and persuasion skills.

Course Content

Daily Course Structure, Monday - Friday, in Silicon Valley.

Grading & Assessment Criteria

Presentation and Term Paper

Prices and Travel Requirements

Prices and requirements for the immersions are to be announced at the beginning of the MBA program.