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Business School Netherlands International Executive MBA Presentation


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Business School Netherlands International Executive MBA Presentation

  1. 1. Business School Netherlands the action learning business school the action learning business school
  2. 2. Welcome to Business School Netherlands Impressively, we have been active in the development of business professionals for around twenty years. We continue to expand our provision of Action Learning programmes beyond the boundaries of the Netherlands, creating a global Action Learning community of business leaders, all following the same steps to success, the ever revolving; diagnose – plan – do – reflect. In 1988 we established the business school, endeavour to inspire our whole student body, so based upon our belief the courses available failed that as business managers they will grow and to meet the actual training and development develop in the best possible way, establishing needs of business managers. We developed themselves as true professionals within their the courseware, built up a sound MBA portfolio competitive environments. The fact is we aim and in the process became market leader in to be the best business school, so that in turn the Netherlands. With the same courage of our students will aspire to be the best business conviction today we continue to grow. Over managers. the years we have learnt from our passed experiences. Constantly we assess each new situation and make our next decisions on our Juanita Bouwer path to success. With these values in mind we Head of English Programmes Lao Tzu was the original Action Learner “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime”; Action Learning is not a gift but a valuable reusable resource.
  3. 3. Why Business School Netherlands Action Learning required in a class of busy professionals, so our Action Learning centres on the continued devel- faculty members are equipped with the most up opment of established talents, growing levels of to date references, to ensure that you the student confidence and optimising obtained competen- benefit from the highest-level interactions. cies. The simplicity of Action Learning is that as a working methodology, it can be implemented Market Leader within most training and development environ- With an annual MBA student intake of approxi- ments; making it one of the most flexible training mately 200, we are one of the largest business tools available. schools in the Netherlands. Additionally with an undisputed “number 1 on programme content” World Institute for Action Learning consistently over 6 years from the Dutch rank- We are the first European institution to become ing body and publication, Intermediair, we are affiliates of the World Institute for Action Learning justifiably proud of our market leader status and (WIAL). This intensifies our intent to excel as a regarded as experts in the field of professional rigorous practitioner of this powerful learning MBA programmes. methodology. Professor Pierre Strydom CEO / Vice Chancellor Business School Netherlands “Our classes are the safe place to experiment and take risks, yet realise the returns in the real world.” An International Business School For many years, we have maintained an inter- national vision and scope; outside of our Neth- erlands head office campus, we are active throughout other European countries, the African Continent and Asia. Our programmes are offered in various languages, contributing to the profes- sional growth of managers and business leaders internationally. Professional Study Environment As a business manager, you expect a professional environment in which to study, our approach is professional yet personal. All class environments are established with like-minded professionals, so when you share your experiences and exam- ine your issues in a group setting, you can be confident of qualified, competent discussions with your sparring partners. Class interactions are always of the highest level and because you are reviewing workplace issues, always directly relevant to your own working environment. Renowned Faculty Renowned professionals with extensive business experience are the requirements for our faculty members. Topical, relevant information is what is
  4. 4. International Action Learning MBA® Our “flag-ship” English Language Programme; attracts managers and business leaders from various continents. This MBA is the perfect educational training programme for the busy professional where relevance, excellence and flexibility are key criteria. Online study neatly combines with residential conferences; offering a true Action Learning MBA, convenient for the business traveller. Action Learning – Project Based of the situation, and how you implement the From the outset, as an IALMBA® student you will plan to resolve the issue. This way we can focus 100% on topics of relevance to you and your gain an appreciation of how your managerial organisation. Through research and discussion, and leadership skills develop throughout the you will discover methods to resolve issues and programme. implement new plans; applying change through action. You will complete six Action Learning Valued Student Support Projects (ALPs) aimed at issues of departmental From the outset our specialised coaches level. Then the completion of the Dissertation, encourage student interaction and lively tackles a strategic organisational predicament discussion within the virtual class environment. where various research methodologies also come Renowned course instructors and our in-house into play. staff play a vital role during your visit with us at the international residential conferences. Here you Replicates the Global Business Environment have the opportunity to ask the most challenging Those who address problems alone stand alone, of questions, dispute theories and exchange but those who form a strong team and tackle inspirational experiences. Once back in your own a problem in a cohesive manner ask challenging surroundings, the 24/7 accessible virtual class is questions and devise the strongest of formulas the place for continued interaction with the whole for change, realising their goals in an empowering group, your set or your set facilitator. fashion. For this reason your classmates from various business backgrounds are your winning 24/7 Library Access team, with whom you formulate the perfect plan With the additional support of our immense of change for the toughest of workplace issues. database of online journals, periodicals and Initially you will be part of an intake of no more management reviews, whatever your subject of than 25 students. During the first international interest, there is no problem in finding topical, conference, you will be assigned to a set of significant and relevant information at the click between 4 and 8 students. This will enable the of your mouse. Demonstrate that you have fully opportunity for regular interaction, which is a researched projects with the aid of this incredible fundamental aspect of Action Learning. reference tool accessible from all corners of the globe. Continuous Professional Assessment – No Conventional Examinations Accreditation Assessment is based on the areas that are relevant The International Action Learning MBA® is a variant to professionals in a leadership position; we will of the Distance Learning MBA® which is accredited appraise your diagnosis of the problem, your plan by the NVAO, (Accreditation Organisation of the of action, your field research, your evaluation Netherlands and Flanders).
  5. 5. The IALMBA Programme Structure The three phases of the IALMBA®: Block 2 ◆ Financial Management (FM) Phase 1: here we lay the theoretical foundation ◆ Information Management & Internet Strategy upon which your future study will be based; this (IMIS) creates a common conceptual framework for the ◆ Strategic Management (SM) whole set whilst you follow the IALMBA®. You will write an Organisational Analysis of your company Following each international conference, students and design a Personal Development Plan. work on the Action Learning Projects that they identified within their company. Written reports Phase 2: kicks off with a 9-day inspirational on the 6 ALPs serve as your assessment for residential conference at one of our international phase 2. Each project report should demonstrate campuses in the Netherlands or South Africa. that you have followed, understood and applied Here you will meet your fellow classmates for the body of knowledge. the first time. There are two 9-day residential conferences during phase 2, each approximately Phase 3: rounds up the successful conclusion eight months apart, and subdivide the phase into of your MBA by completing the Dissertation. two distinct Blocks covering the following core This Dissertation differs from the previous courses. 6 ALPs produced during phase 2, by addressing a problem or challenge within your organisation that Block 1 is considered of strategic value to the company. ◆ Human Resources Management (HRM) ◆ Marketing Management (MM) The internal examiner provides continued support ◆ Operational Management (OM) during this final phase. The IALMBA Timeline® Phase I 2 Months Organisational Analysis & Personal Development Plan Phase II 16 Months Block 1 Block 2 International Conference / 9 Days International Conference / 9 Days ALPs & Articles ALPs & Articles Phase III 6 Months Dissertation & Research Methodology Total 24 Months* * A maximum of 48 months is available for the completion of the IALMBA® We offer the opportunity to customise the IALMBA® to country specific market requirements, which will lead to a specialised industry specific International MBA qualification.
  6. 6. Action Learning in the Workplace Having graduated close to 1500 Action Learning MBA managers from various continents, we have demonstrated that the flexibility of Action Learning is an attractive method of training and development within organisations. Through the Action Learning process, individuals within its management team, the added value is are open to and respond better to change and the return on investment demonstrated whilst change management. Apply this principle to changes occur in time, on budget and in-house. a set of business leaders and the results are Imagine your own internal consultancy team, keen empowering. Therefore an organisation that to discuss issues and implement changes that implements Action Learning processes as a base work to the good of the organisation, all based upon for defining change will potentiate the abilities theory, referenced reviews and the experiences of and motivation of its staff. Not only does the fellow experts. Few MBA programmes can offer organisation benefit from having Action Learners such beneficial remuneration to an organisation. The following are organisations that already benefit from having one or more employee follow an MBA programme with Business School Netherlands: Adidas Akzo Nobel Cap Gemini Connexion Daimler Chrysler Delta Lloyd KPMG Heineken ING Interpolis Johnson & Johnson Medical Royal Dutch Ministry of Defence Timken Nike Europe Philips Rabobank Randstad Unilever
  7. 7. Gary Potgieter MBA Shoprite Holdings “During my studies on the IALMBA with Business School Netherlands and especially during the ALPs phase the performance of my division improved in leaps and bounds, becoming the most profitable division in the country, as I was able to implement all the knowledge that I gained through my studies.” It is an age-old issue, how does an organisation foster the continued focus of key personnel whilst encouraging them to optimise skills and develop diverse perspectives? Our programmes work harder for your organisation so that you can work smarter. Whilst following our IALMBA® your managers will continue their daily workload and carry out a series of change projects as they progress through the programme. They now have a stake in the ongoing change process and development of the organisation. How the IALMBA® benefits your Organisation: ◆ Subject areas are 100% relevant to your com- pany, and learning outcomes offer significant strategic solutions ◆ Return on Investment is directly measurable through implementation of change projects showing tangible results ◆ Just two 9-day international residency confer- ences, reducing time outside of the workplace ◆ Action Learning methodologies will spill over into other areas of the professional environment, enhancing skill and competency levels ◆ Networking possibilities are endless and ensure learning opportunities with every interaction, leading to a broadening of horizons ◆ Professional development and career aspirations are met, ensuring retention of key personnel. Mike Lombard IALMBA Student “It is around the discussion where real value is attained. Perhaps more to the point, it is the topics raised, and the need to think beyond what one can read or find through research. The essence for me is challenging oneself and looking beyond the ordinary and finding solutions that may not have evolved save for the orientation of this MBA”.
  8. 8. Who should apply to follow the IALMBA® Need to Know More? Our MBA students have studied to Bachelor / First If you would like discuss enrolment procedures Degree level, and currently hold a managerial role; for the IALMBA®, or learn more about business management trainees are considered candidates opportunities with Business School Netherlands for this programme. We will consider applications and our International Division please do not from those without First Degree education where hesitate to contact us on: sufficient professional experience is shown. Professional management qualifications are highly T.: +31 (0)344 57 90 30 regarded in the application procedure. E.: In Conclusion ◆ Unique Action Learning Methodology ◆ Professional International Student Body ◆ Relevance, Excellence, Flexibility ◆ Work Place Project Based ◆ Replicates Global Business Environment ◆ Valued Student Support 24/7 ◆ Governmental Accreditation ◆ Measurable ROI Business School Netherlands t +31 (0)344 579 030 Herenstraat 25 Buren f +31 (0)344 579 050 PO Box 709 4116 ZJ Buren The Netherlands the action learning business school