IMM Global Executive MBA

Course outline
19 months
English
Start 1 week in USA + 5 2-week residencies
75000 EUR (exempt from VAT)
MBA, AACSB, AMBA
Part-time

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. We offer a wide range of business administration programs, including the Global Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Our Global Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the most international Global Executive MBA in the world, 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. Seven countries. Four continents. Thanks to a consortium of five leading business schools, our students immerse themselves in the business culture of dynamic cities in the U.S., South America, Europe and Asia. business schools, our students immerse themselves in the business culture of dynamic cities in the U.S., South America, Europe and Asia.
  • Enjoy a great flexibility. Learn from home, anywhere in the world. Benefit from sophisticated techniques to create a truly international study environment. Designed for professionals who remain employed full-time, students use online technology to prepare assignments, engage in discussions, work in teams, read ebooks, and watch instructor-prepared videos. Students attend a five-day launch week in the U.S. plus five two-week residencies all over the world.
  • 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 in the Netherlands.
  • The Global Executive MBA in rankings: #9 in North America EdUniversal Ranking, #22 in the world IvyExec, #23 CEO Magazine Ranking

Contact

For more information about the Global Executive MBA, please contact our Program Manager.

Course outline
19 months
English
Start 1 week in USA + 5 2-week residencies
75000 EUR (exempt from VAT)
MBA, AACSB, AMBA
Part-time

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. Take a look at the initial IMM 2021-2022 incoming cohort profile.

Program design

The IMM (International Master in Management) Global EMBA is a modular program, which provides a high-quality business education for executives who desire to expand the scope of their careers and handle challenges in increasingly complex organizations around the globe. The IMM Global EMBA extends candidates comprehension of the latest concepts and techniques with a strategically global perspective. It grants invaluable access to a global sharing platform of knowledge and experience.

  • Virtual Program Launch (March 2022)
  • Module 1: Residency at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S. (June 2022)
  • Module 2: Residency at ISM in Vilnius, Lithuania & Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy (October 2022)
  • Module 3: Residency at FGV-Rio, Brazil, & Santiago, Chile (February 2023)
  • Module 4: Residency at TIAS, The Netherlands (June-July 2023)
  • Module 5: Residency in Tianjin, Beijing, & Shanghai, China (October 2023)
  • Graduation at Purdue  (December 2023)
  • Graduation at TIAS  (June 2024)

Take a look at the IMM 2022-2023 course calendar.

Learning projects and company visits

Active Learning Projects
The Active Learning Projects provide opportunities for students to combine prior knowledge and experience with classroom learning and apply it in an active business setting. An ALP client is provided to the student teams and the project focuses on helping a firm diagnose and resolve a critical business problem. The teams are guided by a faculty member to provide the most beneficial hands-on experience possible.

Company Visits
Our students visit companies while in-residency. These visits include a tour of the facilities and an interactive discussion with senior management. Companies are chosen to reflect core concepts within the curriculum and/or key industries of the country visited. This approach gives additional context to the learning in the program and insights into the challenges faced by managers around the world. Companies visited include Bao Steel, American Axle, Boeing, Kidzana, Amazon, Subaru, Cook Biotech, Codelco, Salesforce, Concha y Toro, Philips, and many more.

Check the website of Perdue form more information.

Contact

For more information about the Global Executive MBA, please contact our Program Manager.

Course outline
19 months
English
Start 1 week in USA + 5 2-week residencies
75000 EUR (exempt from VAT)
MBA, AACSB, AMBA
Part-time

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.

Contact

For more information about the Global Executive MBA, please contact our Program Manager.

Course outline
19 months
English
Start 1 week in USA + 5 2-week residencies
75000 EUR (exempt from VAT)
MBA, AACSB, AMBA
Part-time

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
Filip Caeldries is Professor of Strategy and Organization at TIAS School for Business and Society at Tilburg University (The... » read more

Faculty

Frans de Roon
Frans de Roon
Full Professor
Prof. Frans de Roon is Vice Dean and member of the Executive Management Team. As a member of the Executive Team, his focus is on Executive Masters, Faculty, Digitalization/ Customization and Education... » read more
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Course outline
19 months
English
Start 1 week in USA + 5 2-week residencies
75000 EUR (exempt from VAT)
MBA, AACSB, AMBA
Part-time

Total program price 75000 EUR (exempt from VAT).
A limited number of scholarships are available.

This includes

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation during residencies
  • Most of the meals during residencies
  • Class materials and e-books
  • Networking / Social events
  • Instruction
  • Distance learning
  • Travel during residencies (when a residency consists of two locations/countries)

Additional costs

  • Personal expenses

The program is exempt from VAT. Tuition fee tax deductions for Dutch candidates.

Financial support and scholarships

Do you want to know if you qualify for financial support or a scholarships? Read more on the website of Purdue.

Contact

For more information about the Global Executive MBA, please contact our Program Manager.

Course outline
19 months
English
Start 1 week in USA + 5 2-week residencies
75000 EUR (exempt from VAT)
MBA, AACSB, AMBA
Part-time
Gretchen van der Spek-Shaffer
Gretchen van der Spek-Shaffer
Director International Business Administration Programs
+31 13 466 39 64