Great leadership takes practice.

At RSM, we are pioneers in leadership development. We know that advancing as a leader is as much about practice as it is about theory. It’s as much about performance as principles. And accelerating your own leadership means putting new ideas, concepts and frameworks to the test in a real-world context – applying your learning and experimenting to unlock new understanding.

For these reasons we have designed the EMBA curriculum with an integrative and holistic approach we call Personal Leadership Development (PLD).

PLD is interwoven throughout your EMBA learning experience, informing everything you do and empowering you to build new skills, best practices and an advanced leadership mindset from the start.

We see leadership development through three critical lenses:

  • Leading knowledge

    Throughout your EMBA you have access to RSM’s faculty and professional development coaches. Your learning is informed by the latest research and thinking on global leadership and personal development, and you will be challenged and encouraged to reflect deeply on the values, skills and attitudes that constitute agile and effective leadership – of yourself and of others.

  • Leading in action

    At RSM, we believe in learning by doing and in leadership in action. As you progress through the programme, you will use custom assessment tools, deep reflection techniques and 360-degree feedback sessions with your team of fellow EMBA participants in order to understand your strengths and identify areas that you need to develop. You will translate theory into practice through experiential learning situations, such as in-class simulations, group work, mentoring and other exercises.

  • Leading support

    We are here to support you as you grow personally and professionally. Everything that we do at RSM is built on a culture of openness and collaboration. That means that besides the curriculum and programmed events and projects, you will work one-to-one with professors, coaches and mentors to identify your goals and develop the roadmaps that will take you where you want to go.

Career Services

Whether you are looking to step up to more responsibility in your organisation, to move into a  new function or geography, or even to launch your own venture, our Career Centre team are with you every step of the way.

We offer a range of services, from tailored workshops to company presentations, from individual career coaching and one-on-one professional development sessions with a mentor, to help you define your goals, and develop your leadership skills and tools.

Our objective is to empower you to meet yours.

The student is guided by the Career Coach to develop key career-related areas, such as exploring the market, developing networks and self-marketing as well as upgrading career skills. These coaches will help you develop the necessary skills to land your next career opportunity.

These workshops are organised by RSM Career Centre to improve and practice your networking skills, optimise your LinkedIn profile, pitch yourself well, negotiate your next salary and more.

The RSM MentorMe tool connects EMBA students, who would like to discuss their career options, to Alumni who volunteered to mentor.

RSM has a closed LinkedIn group to share vacancies among EMBA students and Alumni.

Alumni Network

You’re in good company.

Your journey at RSM does not end with graduation. On completing your EMBA successfully, you join our global RSM alumni community; a world-class network of nearly 50,000 change-makers. Our alumni span the globe and represent a diversity of industries and sectors.

We are a learning and support community offering all of our alumni a full schedule of services, from annual reunions to conferences, social events, educational sessions and discussion panels with experts. We also offer an exclusive service, RSM MentorMe, connecting current students with RSM alumni and to grow the spirit of RSM – to be a force for positive change that helps people and organisations to thrive worldwide.

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Career Development Journey

From the outset, we will work with you to understand your objectives, realise your leadership potential and help you to build a roadmap that will lead to the right opportunities for you and your career.

Advancing as a leader means committing to four key objectives:

  • Reflecting on your own leadership style and building deep self-awareness
  • Understanding the market, global business and the opportunities that exist for you and for your business
  • Developing the leadership competencies and mindset to lead change confidently, effectively and responsibly
  • Building a world-class knowledge and support network to help you broaden your perspectives, and to accelerate your personal and professional development.

We’re here to help you do this at every step of the way.

Throughout your EMBA and with the continuous support of our faculty, mentors, coaches and your peers, you will acquire new skills and understanding, put new ideas and approaches to the test, and accelerate your development and progress towards the next major professional challenge ahead of you.

A global business school, a global network.

You don’t just join a cohort when you choose the RSM EMBA, you join a global network of 40,000+ talented professionals in more than 80 countries – connected to hundreds of leading organisations and employers all over the globe.

Our alumni network is a support community that continues to connect you to learning and professional development services long after the programme ends. From annual reunions to conferences, social events, educational sessions and discussion panels with experts, you always have the chance to rekindle old friendships, meet new people, refresh your knowledge, exchange ideas and pursue interesting new openings and opportunities.

The bonds you make at RSM will stay with you for life.

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