Starting with the group of students entering the seventeen-month program in July 2007, classes will be held every other weekend on Friday evening and all-day Saturday. Previous students have met during the day on Fridays instead of evening.
"Our program teaches professionals how to lead their businesses in a global environment of increasing complexity and technological sophistication while still working full time for the most part," says Nick Voigt, faculty director of the program. "Our format change will allow our students to spend more time putting their learning to work at their jobs."
Global Executive MBA students often report how their employers benefit right away from their education. Alex Heublein, who will graduate in December 2006, says he's been able to apply much of what he's learned to his leadership role as a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard. "The strategic aspects of this program have really helped me create a much more expansive vision of the world," he says. "I see problems as well as opportunities that I didn't see before."
The Global Executive MBA program enhances traditional MBA coursework to include international perspectives on finance, operations, economics, and marketing. "While many business schools have begun adding global components to their MBA programs, few have done so as thoroughly as Georgia Tech has with the Global Executive MBA," says Steve Salbu, dean of Georgia Tech College of Management. "Few programs can match Georgia Tech's in such key areas as global supply chain management, outsourcing and service delivery, and sustainable business practices."
Designed to be a truly international experience, the Global Executive MBA program includes two trips abroad to key areas of international commerce. These destinations vary from year to year. Consisting of lectures and company visits, these international trips examine the cultural, social and economic aspects of each location. A year-long global strategy capstone project ties together the international residencies and classroom learning to provide an integrative experience across all aspects of the curriculum.
The class starting in July 2007 will graduate in December 2008. To learn more about the program and application process, call 404-385-2254, email , or visit the Global Executive MBA site.