iMBA

Presentation

This programme prepares managers and business leaders for scenarios that are rapidly changing, with the addition of new technologies and practices where we need to understand more than ever:

  • The human factor, iNSIGHT
  • The geopolitical context, iNTERNATIONAL
  • The nuances and opportunities of digital business, iNTELLIGENCE
  • The creation of new business models and services, iNNOVATION
  • The methods to generate societal and organizational value, iMPACT

This programme is designed to be the highest in value for money of all triple accredited institutions. The curriculum, specifically crafted to reflect the current needs of business leaders, is delivered by an international faculty composed of experts and high-level academics using the most advanced pedagogical methods, including working in virtual teams, case studies, hands-on simulations and two unique eye-opening field trips.

Exposure to innovation will be a constant in this programme. In addition to courses on innovative business solutions and tools, you will explore the unique entrepreneurial and pioneering environment of a thriving European capital: Lisbon.

An adventure and impact trip to Africa will give you a current view on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) problematic so you can explore the human, business and societal factors at interplay. As part of the iMBA you will work in a project to apply a business idea to solve one of the United Nations SDG. Business leaders must understand the needs and ways to do well in business while doing good for society, generating a positive impact on their bottom line in combination with producing societal value.
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Dr. Dieter VANWALLEGHEM

iMBA Director

 

Learning Goals

Through this unique learning and experiential journey, you will be able to:

  • Acquire knowledge, concepts and tools at different functional levels of the corporation to approach business questions
  • Analyse and synthesize across business functions to set out an overall strategic direction for the corporation
  • Understand your own sense of purpose, meaning and worldview as a corporate leader
  • Use emotional intelligence to apprehend and collaborate effectively in the face of others’ sense of purpose meaning and worldview
  • Acquire business intelligence tools and the necessary skills and know-how to apply them to everyday business problems
  • Understand AI innovations and how to translate them into business opportunities
  • Analyse and synthesize social and environmental impact, both primary and secondary, on corporate activities
  • Negotiate between conflicting stakeholders and their demands, suggesting, defending and implementing a proposition maximizing shared value
  • Get a strong sense of different cultural identities, sensitivities and value systems and shows respect and tolerance towards them
  • Collaborate effectively and efficiently in a multicultural environment
  • Understand innovation for optimal business functioning and their impact and translate fundamental innovation into new business approaches

The Five i Dimensions

This programme is articulated along five distinctive dimensions that cover essential traits and areas of knowledge that a business leader must possess to thrive in challenging and fast-moving environments. As you can see, business is not what it used to be.

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iNTERNATIONAL class environment, with colleagues coming from all corners of the world and business functions, so the teaching takes into consideration the different world views, cultural biases, and business knowledge that your peers and professors will bring to the classroom environment.

iNTELLIGENCE driven tools and business solutions shape organizations and allow to make sense of the wealth of information and complexity that surround us, so an understanding of AI concepts and applications to the real world is fundamental for you as a business leader.

iNSIGHT about yourself, your hidden strengths, communication and management style will allow you to become a more effective team leader. Leading others starts by knowing one´s and others´ biases and psychological processes influencing individual and collective decision-making.

iNNOVATION lies at the core of this programme, enabling you to look at today´s challenges in an unframed way, because complex problems require innovative thinking. Exploration of a start-up and inventive ecosystem in a European capital and world experts brought to class will bring you fresh and out of the box perspectives to apply in your own business or at a large or small organization.

iMPACT the world around you using the knowledge acquired: your own company or start-up, your organization and the wider society. You will acquire a unique view on matters that affect not only the bottom line, but also how to take into consideration the impact of decisions using other measures such as the triple bottom line to improve company performance generating solutions that provide benefit beyond the boardroom.

Editorial

It´s an opportunity to change your business and create real impact around you, in your organization and in the world.
Dr Santiago GARCIA

"The iMBA at Rennes School of Business was designed as a unique programme to tackle current and future problems using innovative solutions based on the latest available business intelligence without forgetting the human factors at play in complex scenarios. Artificial Intelligence and technology must be understood as much as the human factors that drive decisions and how these impact the world around us and our company´s bottom line. Understanding finance, marketing, operations, and leadership cannot be dissociated from the tools and factors that shape these concepts. This is more than a programme to become a business leader: it´s an opportunity to change your business and create real impact around you, in your organisation and in the world”.
Dr Santiago Garcia, Dean Global School

Admission procedure

Admission requirements

• Strong academic background
• Bachelor or equivalent
• Minimum 3 years work experience
• One strong managerial reference
• Motivation letter
• Strong quantitative background preferred
• English proficiency (one of the following):
TOEFL > 80
IELTS > 6.0 (4 skills)
Cambridge Proficiency Exam > B2
Pearson Test > 63 (minimum 59 in each section)
Native Language
Previous studies taught in English (minimum 2 years)

or a placement English test (similar to TOEIC) , at no extra cost. Available at the time of your acceptance into the programme.

Two-step admission process:
• Online application file
• Personal interview
For more information, please contact us

Calendar

Next intake: January 2021
S1 : January to April 2021
S2: May to July 2021
S3: September to December 2021
Final Project: up to March 2022

Fees:
Tuition € 20 000 + € 150 Alumni membership.
Includes:
– Innovation field trip to Lisbon (Airfare, accommodation and most meals)
– Impact trip to Africa (Airfare, accommodation and most meals)
– Course materials.

Merit and need-based scholarships available

Application fees

€ 90

Teaching language

English

Programme mission

This programme develops managerial excellence by cultivating insight through personal development and providing a distinct set of intelligence tools which together allow managers to thrive in the complex business environment of tomorrow. In an immersive international atmosphere, students are trained to tackle business challenges with innovative solutions that integrate a positive environmental and social impact along with the financial bottom line.

Throughout the programme, students apply their expanding soft skillset and knowledge base to activities, case studies and a real-world project targeting shared value creation between business and society, preparing them for their careers as future leaders.

Teaching

This programme will train you as a leader through personal insight and business intelligence in an international context, allowing you to deliver impactful and innovative business solutions for the business world of tomorrow.

You will excel as a leader through a strong awareness of self and others in business contexts, discovering new approaches and methods to problems through Artificial Intelligence, creating shared value between the corporation, the community and a changing geopolitical and global ecosystem.

With participants coming from all over the world, this student-centred journey will use the knowledge of your peers and professors, mixing e-learning components with individual and group work to help you think outside of your habitual frame, creating innovative business solutions.

Learning Goals

Through this unique learning and experiential journey, you will be able to:

  • Acquire knowledge, concepts and tools at different functional levels of the corporation to approach business questions
  • Analyse and synthesize across business functions to set out an overall strategic direction for the corporation
  • Understand your own sense of purpose, meaning and worldview as a corporate leader
  • Use emotional intelligence to comprehend and collaborate effectively in the face of others’ sense of purpose and worldviews
  • Acquire business intelligence tools and the necessary skills and know-how to apply them to everyday business problems
  • Understand AI innovations and how to translate them into business opportunities
  • Analyse and synthesize social and environmental impact, both primary and secondary, on corporate activities
  • Negotiate between conflicting stakeholders and their demands, suggesting, defending and implementing a proposition maximizing shared value
  • Get a strong sense of different cultural identities, sensitivities and value systems and show respect and tolerance towards them
  • Collaborate effectively and efficiently in a multicultural environment
  • Understand innovation for optimal business functioning and its impact and translate fundamental innovation into new business approaches

Programme

ORGANISATIONAL iNTELLIGENCE

  • Building a Knowledge-Based Organization
  • Quantitative Methods for Business and Consulting
  • Financial Valuation and Market Intelligence
  • Economic Insights for Business & Strategy
  • Managerial Accounting Systems
  • Corporate Strategy

iNTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SETTING

  • Effective & Lean Global Operations
  • Geopolitical Risk Management
  • International Financial Accounting
  • Global Business and the Macro Economy
  • Managing Cultural Complexity
  • Global Virtual Teaming

DIGITAL START UP AND iNNOVATION

  • Managing Digital Business Transformation
  • Innovation in the Digital Age
  • Open Innovation
  • Artificial Intelligence in Business

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PERSONAL AND GROUP iNSIGHTS

  • Leadership Through Personal Development
  • Human Psyche in Consumer Decision Making
  • Effective Communication for Global Leadership
  • Negotiation Insights
  • Designing Agile Organisations

POSITIVE CORPORATE iMPACT

  • Leading & Investing for Impact
  • Triple Bottom Line Goal Setting
  • Sustainable Supply Networks Management
  • Sustainable Marketing Management

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SPECIALISATIONS (Choose 1)

 iNSIGHT AND MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIP

  • Positive Organisational Psychology
  • Leading Change & Corporate Regeneration
  • Coaching for Managerial Excellence
  • Managing Human Capital in the Modern Age

iMPACTFUL iNTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS

  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Sustainable Purchasing
  • Data-Driven & Green Supply Chain Management
  • Information Systems Support for Environmental Sustainability

iNNOVATION AND ARTIFICIAL iNTELLIGENCE IN BUSINESS

  • Managing AI-Enabled Business
  • Machine Learning for Business Intelligence
  • Textual Analysis for Business
  • Responsible AI in Business

Graduation Requirements

12 MONTHS OF COURSEWORK

  • Full-time programme, mandatory attendance including two study trips

GRADUATING PROJECT (one of the following)

  • Impact Project based on real company needs through an internship
  • Academic Research Thesis

Information meetings

BOOK YOUR INTERVIEW AND PERSONALISED INFORMATION MEETING
We can meet you in any of our permanent offices located in:

  • Rennes
  • Milano
  • Monterrey
  • Bangalore
  • Wuhan
  • Beijing
  • Shanghai
  • Bogotá

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