IMD Launches 4 New Exec Ed Programs

IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland

IMD LAUNCHES FOUR NEW EXEC ED PROGRAMS

IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, is launching four new programs for executives.

  • Executive Certificate in Digital Business Excellence: The executive certificate in digital business excellence develops digital transformation capabilities for a rapidly transforming world. Coursework is delivered from the Lausanne campus and online, and it takes up to 24 months to complete all programs.
  • Executive Certificate in Sustainable Business: The executive certificate in sustainable business provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to spearhead sustainable transformation. It features both on-campus and online delivery, taking up to 24 months to complete.
  • Program for Executive Development: The program takes participants on a 360 degree transformational journey, rapidly building skills, confidence, and influence to lead successfully at a personal and organizational level. The on-campus program takes about seven weeks in two stages.
  • Online Executive Certificate: This certification program offers an immersive, fully online experience designed to enhance expertise and skills in key business areas. It takes up to 24 months to complete.

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THE FUTURE OF EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Business schools face considerable competition in executive education marketplace, according to a new CarringtonCrisp study, “The Future of Lifelong and Executive Education.”

In the global study, just 35% of employers would use a business school to train their workforces. Amongst individual learners, it is 45%. Both employers and individual learners are more likely to use an online provider for their learning, chosen by 57% and 55% respectively.

The top three reasons given by employers for not using business schools are:

  • 27% – “They are too theoretical and not sufficiently abreast of the real-world business challenges we face.”
  • 27% – “Other providers offer programs that better meet our development needs.”
  • 23% – “Business schools are too expensive.”

As for individual students, the top three reasons for not using business schools are:

  • 27% – “They are too expensive.”
  • 20% – “They are too theoretical and not sufficiently abreast of the real-world business challenges I face.”
  • 19% – “They only offer degrees and I want a short course.”

“As with employers, business schools and universities need to think how they build on their learning heritage to show to individuals that they are about more than just degrees. Higher education has assets that it can use to build the future of lifelong and executive education – research, content, alumni, pedagogy, experience, history, and accreditation,” says Andrew Crisp, study author.

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EMLYON LAUNCHES HEALTHCARE INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY (HITS) INSTITUTE

As part of its Resonances 2024-2028 strategic plan, emlyon business school is launching the Healthcare Innovation, Technology & Society (HITS) Institute.

The HITS Institute, headed by Professor Bruno Versaevel, coordinates degree and executive education programs in healthcare, oversees research activities, and supports entrepreneurship. Programming will include:

  • Degree programs include a Master of Science (MSc) in Health Management & Data Intelligence and the new emlyon BioPharma curriculum in the Master in Management program. Executive training features open programs and customized courses.
  • Research led by a team of 15 permanent or associate members on demand factors that shape healthcare requirements as well as supply issues, occupational health , and R&D for the discovery and development of new drugs and vaccines.
  • The HITS Institute also supports the activities of the emlyon incubator/accelerator which has contributed to the creation or scaling up of more than fifty innovative healthcare enterprises.

In parallel to the launch, emlyon has created a BioPharma curriculum which will further enhance the attractiveness of the Master in Management.

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ESSEC BUSINESS SCHOOL’S MOMENTUM STUDIO

ESSEC Business School describes its Momentum Studio as the first “DeepTech for Good” Talent Studio created by a French business school. Focusing on Climate Tech, the sustainable economy and e-health, the studio has already incubated ten start-ups since its launch a year ago.

Momentum Studio aims to connect the worlds of research and entrepreneurship to develop business projects and startups that address social and environmental challenges using DeepTech. It was developed in collaboration with several major players in the research, technology transfer and academic spheres includingCY Cergy Paris Université, CNRS, CEREMA and SATT Erganeo.

The studio supports researchers and DeepTech entrepreneurs on topics like:

  • Identifying and creating use cases that have strong potential for key market segments
  • Identifying entrepreneurial talents who will join the team as co-founders, C-suite executives, or advisors
  • Defining and deploying a business strategy that allows applications to effectively reach their target market

With Momentum Studio, ESSEC commits to playing a major role in France’s reindustrialization. France is committed to supporting startups, with the DeepTech Plan of Emmanuel Macron’s 2030 Investment Plan aiming to launch 500 DeepTech startups per year by2030.

“We believe that entrepreneurs have a major role to play alongside researchers. Only interdisciplinary teams will be able to launch ambitious companies that help our planet. With our roots in the academic world, we have an avant-garde vision of emerging technologies and entrepreneurial practices. We’ve chosen the name“Momentum Studio”because we aim to drive the momentum of the different stages of launching a DeepTech startup,” says Sarah Nokry, director of Momentum Studio.

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