The master offers participants the opportunity to dive into a unique and international learning experience and gives the possibility to learn from a multinational faculty coming from two international partner schools. The class, which is composed of candidates coming from all over the world, offers students a multicultural environment in which they will enhance their intercultural competences.
On top of that, candidates will participate in the International Week in China. The week is designed to help participants develop an in-depth understanding of how Chinese business operates in domestic and global markets, with an emphasis on operations and supply chain management. Through classes, presentations and company visits, participants will deepen their understanding of the Chinese culture and the local business environment as well as their knowledge of supply chain management in China, and emerging Asian economies.
The course focuses on delivering education in a highly active and 'hands-on' manner, with an emphasis on a 'learning by doing' approach. The methodology reflects companies’ demand for professionals with skills such as the capacity to reflect, the ability to act in the face of change, the versatility to work in teams and the adaptability to face the challenges of a global environment.
As the programme is part time, students are able to employ the ideas and practices learnt in class, directly into their current working professions. This allows for simultaneous growth and development, and the ability to effectively implement the didactical and cognitive skills and functions relevant to their position.
Furthermore, students will be able to train their skills through Business Cases, Case Studies, simulations (The Cool Connection), analysis, discussion groups and team-working activities, with students constantly working on real-life business cases and making strategic decisions, the Organizational Check-Up, their final Project Work and more.
Being effective in today’s business world requires managers and leaders to consistently work on developing their personal and professional skills. In the context of a rapidly changing and demanding business environment, communication skills, the ability to work effectively in teams, leadership qualities, decision-making skills and the capacity to resolve conflicts in a constructive way, are among the most important competencies.
During the residential courses, these and other “soft skills” will be assessed and developed. A wide variety of methodologies will help give insight into your strengths and development needs, and stimulate personal and professional growth.
Company visits can be an excellent way for both students and professionals to network, and provide them with a unique opportunity to gain insights into how various companies operate in different markets. During each module, and specificallly every Friday, GEMOS students have the opportunity to get the inside track on multinational market leaders, meet top executives at their headquarters or local branch and be taught by leading professionals in each field.
In addition, students have the chance to interact with the Corporate Advisory Board (CAB), the international consultancy committee of the Global Executive Master in Operations and Supply Chain Management, composed of independent business professionals from global companies.
Students of the GEMOS programme will not only enhance their own skill-set but they will also be able to add value to their company while studying. Through the programme they remain abreast of the latest developments in the field of operations and supply chain management and candidates will have an immediate return on investment. The “learning by doing” methodology allows employees to apply immediately their newly-acquired knowledge and skills in their workplace.
The company-based final Project work can be undertaken in the student’s company and the goal of the project is to develop an action plan in operations and supply chain management to improve the competitive position of the company.
GEMOS is accredited by CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) and the master prepares students to get the final certification from this professional body.