Module 1

Module 1

Local Residency 1:

Personal Leadership Development

Personal Leadership Development runs throughout the OneMBA programme and develops critical thinking, decision-making and effective implementation skills through the process of behavioural change.

In the first half of the programme, participants develop frameworks for guiding critical reflection and personal and professional development, key elements of which are self-management and managing relationships. In the second half, executives work on an action-learning change project designed to add value to their core business.

In the first three-day residency, the Personal Leadership Development course gives participants the opportunity to interact with fellow participants and lays the foundation for executive development throughout the programme. Time is devoted to promoting effective communication and interaction so that a successful learning circle is immediately established.

Global Residency 1 – South America:

The OneMBA programme begins with the official opening week in Brazil. This global residency provides the framework for the programme bringing OneMBA participants, faculty and staff together for the first time.

Regionally-sensitive issues such as the socio-economic context of business are the focus in Brazil. Throughout the global residency the challenges of globalisation for South American firms, as well as, the implication of corporate governance for investing in international financial markets are covered. As a result, participants develop an understanding of South American leadership in emerging markets, through visits to successful international and local companies.

This is also the opportunity for participants to meet with their first global team and begin to develop the skills needed to manage multicultural and dispersed teams.

Local Residencies 2-4:

Leading and Managing Global Organisations

Global managers with effective communication and leadership skills and an understanding of the intricacies of cultural differences, hold a key competitive advantage.

This course encourages participants to identify pertinent leadership and managerial skills in a global context. It challenges participants to reflect on the impact of culture on personal and organisational effectiveness.

Global Operations Management

Learning how operations strategy can be aligned with business strategy and relating this process analysis and supply chain management is the focus of this course.

Participants become familiar with the concepts and techniques related to designing, planning, driving and controlling service and manufacturing operations in a global economy.

Economics for Global Business Managers

Spectacular scandals at major multinationals have changed the global business environment dramatically, resulting in calls for increased regulation.

In contrast, this course explores solutions based on the economist’s perspective that “people respond to incentives.” Here, you will apply micro-economic analysis to issues of organisational architecture. You use tools of economics to understand how self-interested individuals within organisations interact and how these interactions are controlled by corporate governance. The course argues that organisational architecture determines the firm’s success or failure – good design motivates self-interested individuals to make choices that increase firm value.

Financial Accounting and Analysis

This course deals with two topics: an introduction to financial statement analysis; and an examination of the components of management control systems.

First is an examination of how financial statements are constructed and how to transform the data in the statements into forms that are useful for analysis. This is followed by an examination of the various dimensions of management control systems and the role they play in implementing strategy within the firm.