EDHEC's transformative EMBA unites participants from across the globe
Welcome to the new class of 2024
Meet the talented and ambitious 2024 EMBA cohort, as members start an exciting and transformative journey in France. This autumn, EDHEC Business School welcomed 42 international professionals into the 2024 Executive MBA cohort. The new intake, greeted by the EMBA programme director Véronique Carresse at the verdant EDHEC Lille campus, reflects a truly diverse global makeup with 14 different nationalities including Germany, Croatia, France, Italy, Finland, US, Canada, New Zealand and Brazil. Over 45% of the cohort consists of women. EDHEC, one of the top Business Schools in Europe, takes great pride in its cultural and gender diversity. Participants have the opportunity to build an international network and learn how to lead, collaborate, strategise, and empathise with individuals from varied cultures and backgrounds.
This year's EMBA participants have a 13-year average of professional experience from a multitude of academic backgrounds incl. law, engineering, life sciences, humanities, business and others as well as sectors as diverse as finance, luxury goods, tech or manufacturing.
Thanks to this incredibly diverse professional background, their EMBA community will benefit from a wealth of expertise and a wide range of perspectives.
Unlocking the Potential of Diversity
Equality and inclusion serve as foundational principles at EDHEC and are integral to its educational philosophy. EDHEC’s unwavering commitment to these values is deeply rooted in a mission that strives to deliver a world-class education.
Participants are encouraged to question preconceived notions, expand their perspectives, and foster a genuine appreciation for what makes people unique. This transformative process is facilitated through coursework and participant engagement with global corporations as well as stat-ups, including prominent organisations such as LVMH, IBM, and KPMG, to name a few. These experiences challenge their assumptions and encourage them to develop a broader understanding of the intricacies found within international business landscapes.
Cohort members gain real-world insights, establish broadened networks, and develop a comprehensive understanding of international markets. They become equipped with the essential skills to excel in their careers and become catalysts for successfully addressing tomorrow's challenges.
Dr. Muslim Elkotob, from Germany stated: “I selected EDHEC as the ideal Business School for my EMBA because it aligns perfectly with my values. It fosters a close-knit community among peers and esteemed faculty that creates an enriching learning environment. I hope to collaborate, learn, and flourish in both my personal journey and career.”
“I embarked on my EMBA experience to expand my knowledge and skills, aiming to unlock new career opportunities in the dynamic business world while also cultivating a valuable professional network in Western Europe. The first week was an exhilarating mix of information and networking, offering a stimulating yet demanding start to this transformative journey.”
Maja Dubenik, 2024 EDHEC EMBA Cohort member, from Croatia
“I selected EDHEC as the ideal Business School for my EMBA because it aligns perfectly with my values. It fosters a close-knit community among peers and esteemed faculty that creates an enriching learning environment. I hope to collaborate, learn, and flourish in both my personal journey and career.”
Dr. Muslim Elkotob, Executive MBA 2024, particiapant from Germany
The Road Ahead
“I embarked on my EMBA experience to expand my knowledge and skills, aiming to unlock new career opportunities in the dynamic business world while also cultivating a valuable professional network in Western Europe. The first week was an exhilarating mix of information and networking, offering a stimulating yet demanding start to this transformative journey.” Maja Dubenik, from Croatia, shared when asked about her objectives and career goals.
During the upcoming months, the new class will engage in an immersive experience that will leave a lasting mark on their lives and career trajectories. The EMBA is built upon a far-reaching curriculum that covers a wide range of key business elements. Participants will engage in a series of courses that provide a solid foundation in areas including finance, marketing, strategy, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
The Transform360 programme, a very recent addition to the curriculum, amplifies leadership and career development and features 4 key components which are interlinked and designed to help participants strengthen their leadership skills, competencies, and perspectives. It is tailored to meet each individual’s professional needs and objectives.
The combination of diversity and extensive international collaboration within the cohort, together with the comprehensive syllabus, ensure a dynamic learning environment that promotes innovation and cross-border understanding. As the class continue their journey, they will not only transform their careers but will also be able to make meaningful contributions to the global community through their advanced managerial skill sets, leadership, strategic outlook and professionalism.
"EDHEC's EMBA programme is a unique and enriching journey curated for various needs, including decision-makers, global leaders, experienced professionals, and entrepreneurs who are seeking personal and professional transformation. The future is bright for the EMBA cohort, and I look forward to seeing them excel in their chosen careers,” said Véronique Carresse, EDHEC Executive MBA Programme Director.