IMM Global Executive MBA

Duration 19 months
Study load Start 1 week in USA + 5 2-week residencies
Fees € 79,000
Accreditations MBA

Excel in a real international experience

Exceptional business leadership stems from understanding and effectively engaging with the world around us. As business interests diversify and become more globally invested, you must broaden your skill set and develop deeper insights, to consider the bigger picture. Gaining the edge to drive change, however, demands rich expertise across multiple disciplines, astute analytical awareness and strategic dexterity.

Our Global Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) is constantly being developed to reflect new concerns in the highly competitive and integrated global economy. The program grants you invaluable access to a global sharing platform of knowledge and experience. Right from the start you will prosper from the international dimension. Enabling you to draw on the wealth of erudition your peers have to offer, further shaping you to be an all-round, responsible business leader.

  • Excel in a real international experience. Go global with local residencies that take you to seven countries on four continents.
  • Enjoy a great flexibility. Learn from home, anywhere in the world. Benefit from sophisticated techniques to create a truly international study environment, with a global student body and synchronized and unsynchronized technology to stay connected with students and faculty.
  • Form stronger, more diverse networks. Build tight relationships with cross-cultural faculty and classmates through a cohort learning structure using synchronized and unsynchronized technology to stay connected.
  • Earn two MBA degrees, one from Purdue University in the United States and one from TIAS/Tilburg University (the Netherlands).
  • An AACSB (Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business) and AMBA (Association of MBAs) accredited program, ranked #7 in the world according to CEO Magazine 2017.

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Our highly competitive and integrated global economy calls for dynamic understanding and great leadership. Taking that next step in your career means developing your competency range to meet those requirements.

The IMM Global Executive MBA program

The IMM Global Executive MBA creates world business leaders. It equips managers to handle challenges in increasingly complex organizations. The program is built on the fundamental areas of economics and management, quantitative methods, and behavioral sciences. The IMM Global Executive MBA extends your comprehension of the latest concepts and techniques with a strategically global perspective. It grants you invaluable access to a global sharing platform of knowledge and experience.

The mixture of distance learning and on-campus learning ensures you will be able to retain your job and enjoy your family responsibilities while pursuing your MBA degree.

Program aims of the IMM Global Executive MBA

The depth and scope of the program allows you to:

  • understand and effectively manage functional areas of business in an international context,
  • gain perspective on the dynamics between organizations and stakeholders,
  • develop personal abilities to assume greater general management responsibilities to lead others and drive organizational change,
  • benefit from the latest business research and strategic insights, and apply coursework and projects to on-the-job managerial situations,
  • a further understanding for balanced judgements and superior decisions.

Two MBA Degrees

Upon successful completion of the program you receive two MBA Degrees. One from Purdue University in the United States and one from TIAS/Tilburg University (The Netherlands).

Profile of the IMM Global Executive MBA participants

When you are part of the program, you interact with managers facing challenges similar to your own. Peers have at least six years of work experience and an average of 13 years. They come from 8-10 countries around the world representing many different industries and functional areas. You start the program with your cohort and continue working with them until graduation and beyond.

Course outline

The IMM Global Executive MBA begins with a five-day launch week in the USA, followed by five two-week residencies spanning approximately 19 months. During the modules – between residencies – participants use on-line technology to prepare assignments, engage in discussions, work in teams, read e-books and watch instructor-prepared videos.

Program Launch  at Purdue University (USA)

Module 1 – Residency 1 in The Netherlands

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Business Analytics
  • Managing Behavior in Organizations
  • Microeconomics

Module 2 – Residency 2 in Brazil and Chile

  • Financial Management
  • Leadership
  • Macroeconomics
  • Marketing Management

Module 3 – Residency 3 in Italy and Lithuania

  • Economic & Geopolitical Immersion
  • International Financial Management
  • Negotiations in Organizations
  • Operations Management

Module 4 – Residency 4 in the USA

  • Active Learning Project I
  • Business Law & Ethics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership & MIS
  • Strategic Management

Module 5 – Residency 5 in China

  • Active Learning Team Project II
  • China Business Immersion
  • Geo-Competitive Perspectives
  • Global Strategy

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While highly competitive, the IMM Global Executive MBA program’s admissions criteria are consistent with AACSB, AMBA and the partner schools’ postgraduate studies requirements.

Application requirements

  • Work experience: minimum five years of work experience with management or leadership responsibilities
  • Official transcripts (translated into English) for bachelors' degree (and master's degree, if applicable) or equivalent showing a grade point average on a 4.0 scale.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is desired, but significant work experience can compensate if this GPA is not met.
  • Recommendations: two. One should be from the candidate’s direct supervisor, if possible.
  • English proficiency: can be indicated by one of the tests below or through a pre-application discussion with the Executive Director of the IMM Executive MBA Program:
    • The Pearson Test of English
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 
  • GMAT: may be required if work experience is not substantial.
  • Interview: in person 
  • Completed application form.

Admission requirements

Upon receipt of your application our Program Adviser will contact you to arrange an interview. Your interview will take place with the Program Director.  

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Courses are taught by senior faculty from the partner schools and by selected faculty from other schools worldwide. All have taught extensively in executive programs, have substantial research and publication records and have experience as consultants to corporations and government agencies.

Without exception, the instructors in the IMM Global Executive MBA are renowned in their area of expertise. With extensive experience in both practice and executive education, they are able to provide the vital link between theory and real-world application.

Academic Director

Filip Caeldries
Filip Caeldries
Full Professor
Professor Caeldries obtained his PhD in strategic management from Purdue University (Krannert School of... » read more

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Total program price € 79,000.
A limited number of scholarships are available.

This includes

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation during residencies
  • Most of the meals during residencies
  • Class materials, e-books, iPad
  • Networking / Social events
  • Instruction
  • Distance learning

Additional costs

  • Travel costs to the five residencies
  • Personal expenses
The program is exempt from VAT. Tuition fee tax deductions for Dutch candidates.

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Christel Donné
Christel Donné
Program Manager
+31 13 466 8618