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Master of Business Administration - Purpose Economy

  • Full or part time
    Full time & Part time available
  • Course fees
    €20,000 for the full programme.
  • Course Disciplines
  • Course Start
    September
  • Course Duration
    2-2,5 years
  • MBA Program Type
    MBA

Course Description

Introduction

Today’s business environment asks for leadership with integrity and purpose: companies need to be led by managers that can ensure there is a balance between the interests of the company and those of the world around them in the broadest sense. The MBA in Purpose Economy is focused on creating value for companies in many more ways than just profit. You will learn how to successfully manage a company while operating in a professional and ethical manner and embracing the benefits of intercultural diversity at the same time. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals take a central place in this. This MBA is meant for professionals with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of relevant managerial work experience. You will not just develop your consultancy competences, but are equipped with professional skills to manage and implement innovative business models.The MBA programme will take you through three major phases of learning in order to help you ingrain the new business strategies and models: unlearning – recognizing that our current mental model is no longer relevant, desirable and/or effective; relearning – finding or creating new models that are better to achieve your goals; and ingraining – ingraining the new mental habits.

Programme overview

The MBA programme will take you through three major phases of learning in order to help you ingrain the new business strategies and models: unlearning – recognizing that our current mental model is no lonver relevant, desirable and/ or effective; relearning – finding or creating new models that are better to achieve your goals; and ingraining – ingraining the new mental habits. The programme is divided into four capstones which are linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations: New Realities & Purpose, Global Mindset for Business, Strategies & New Business Models, and Critical & Scientific Decision-Making in Business. Subjects include, among others, Finance & Accounting with Purpose, Intercultural Competences, Governance Models and Digital Marketing.

Our overall educational concept is characterized by both contextualized and individual learning. It is a combination of intensive, job-integrated learning as well as e-learning modules. You will work both individually and in teams on practice-based and experience-based projects and case studies. Within Innovation Labs, you interact with the world of professional practice through guest lectures by entrepreneurs, senior business executives and knowledge experts, as well as through seminars and real-life consultancy projects. In the final semester of the programme you will work on your master’s thesis.

Career opportunities

In today’s dynamic global environment, an international MBA in Purpose Economy opens up new international career opportunities. The MBA helps you to find answers and directions towards discovering a new personal, professional, and organisational purpose. Make a meaningful contribution to the society where demanding more sustainability, green tech, or any other form of social advancement in many areas such as climate change, economies in transition, rising uncertainty, or trade tensions became a new economic reality. Our alumni are located around the world and work at top global companies. 

The MBA programme prepares professionals to be leaders for a sustainable society and purposeful economy. Possible positions include: finance & accounting manager, business consultant, CEO, company leader or entrepreneur.


Visit the Master of Business Administration - Purpose Economy page on the Hanze University of Applied Sciences web site for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must provide the following:

A valid bachelor's degree or demonstrable knowledge, skills and competency at the bachelor level through work experience.
A minimum of three years of relevant managerial work experience
Two reference letters, from your two most recent employers
English language proficiency should be proven with an IELTS score of 6.5 (no sub score below 6) or a TOEFL score of 575/Internet 90
A letter of motivation (max. 500 words)
An up-to-date CV
If you meet the requirements above, you will be invited for an admissions interview, either by phone or in person.

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