29 Jan 2024

An Executive MBA grows leaders

An Executive MBA grows leaders

Leadership is about getting people to work effectively together towards goals. Executive leadership means managing whole entities, communication skills, people skills, understanding economics and foresight.


Education and training provide a structured and goal-oriented way to learn and grow as a leader and gain the needed tools. Executive training lets you update your knowledge, develop skills, expand perspectives, network and receive valuable feedback.

An Executive MBA (EMBA) is an educational programme for experts and leaders that develops business and management skills. Leadership training combines theory with practice and provides in-depth information on management theories, practices and concepts that can be applied in practical work situations in your organisation.

Executive education supports individual development in at least the following competence areas:

  1. Strategic thinking and decision-making models: An executive must engage in deep strategic thinking and understand decision-making models. They must be able to analyse alternative solutions and their effects on the entire organisation's success. Executive programmes offer the expertise and experience of mentors and coaches, who help learn and adopt the necessary strategic thinking and decision-making.
  2. Leadership skills: Leadership skills are tested in everyday work, such as in communication and interaction, team building, negotiations and resolving conflicts. Execution of tasks and resolving situations are more effortless when the leader has sufficient knowledge and practical skills to act in whatever conditions come up.
  3. Functioning in different environments: The education programmes bring people together and provide an opportunity to network with other experienced leaders. EMBA programs also provide international networking opportunities, familiarising participants with different business cultures and global challenges. Networking enables the exchange of ideas, sharing experiences and gaining new perspectives, and helps managers develop their ability to work in multicultural and international environments.
  4. Management philosophy: The EMBA programme helps executives expand their management skills and develop their management philosophy. Participants learn value leadership, creating a vision and bringing inspiration to the organisation. Executive training also encourages you to explore your strengths, weaknesses and areas for development. This self-knowledge helps you develop into a better leader and builds on your strengths.

The Hanken Executive MBA supports the growth and renewal of the entire organisation

Education and learning are always an investment in developing as a leader. For example, an Executive MBA can have a significant impact on both the development of an individual's skills and the success of the entire organisation. It challenges participants in strategic and analytical thinking and management skills.

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Henrich Nyman
Growth Area Director, Degree Programmes - Ph.D.
+358 40 352 1481 henrich.nyman(a)hankensse.fi
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