Mini MBA: Strategic Management Programme
September 30 - October 4, 2019, 9:00 - 17:00
October 21 - October 25, 2019, 9:00 - 17:00
SSE Riga, Strēlnieku 4a
The programme is implemented in cooperation with the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
Our flagship 10-day Mini-MBA: Strategic Management Programme offers a broad, cross-functional approach to general management. The programme enables participants to acquire a broad, cross-functional approach to general management. The programme starts with an e-learning module on COMPETITION that participants take at their own pace before the classroom sessions start. This is followed by four in-class modules - MARKETING, FINANCE, STRATEGY, LEADERSHIP. The modules present both general management principles and the most recent theoretical developments. They explore real situations faced by the participants in their own business environments. Participants leave the programme with an improved skill set and fresh ideas for approaching critical business issues.
Professor John Branch teaches marketing and international business courses at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive levels at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (USA). He has also served as Director of Educational Outreach at the University’s William Davidson Institute, which focuses on business in emerging economies. Professor Branch has also served as an adjunct or visiting professor at more than 40 business schools throughout world and was a visiting scholar at Queen Elizabeth House of the University of Oxford and at the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University. He has conducted management training in numerous international companies, including British American Tobacco, British Telecom, Mercedes Benz, Oracle, Coca-Cola, Michelin, Ericsson, and Nestlé.
Professor Anete Pajuste teaches finance and accounting courses at the undergraduate and executive levels at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. She holds a PhD in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) and has spent a year as a visiting research fellow at Harvard University. Her articles have appeared in several journals including the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Oxford Review of Economic Policy, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. She is a research member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). Professor Pajuste has been teaching for 18 years at the undergraduate, MBA and executive education level, and has an extensive experience and training in participant centered learning methods such as cases and experiential learning. In parallel waith her academic work, Professor Pajuste serves as a consultant on firm valuation, cost accounting, investment management and financial planning issues and shares her practical knowledge from investing in equities, index funds and real estate.
Professor Yusaf H. Akbar teaches Management at Central European University Business School in Vienna, Austria. His main teaching interests are in Strategy, International Trade and Investment. He has taught at universities and business schools all over the world, including Queen’s University, Canada; Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management; Barcelona Management Institute, ISEG Paris and the Hult University, USA. Dr. Akbar’s has published two books and has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of World Business, Business and Politics, Global Governance, Thunderbird International Business Review, and World Competition. He received his Ph.D. at the Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex, UK.
Professor Peter Zashev has 18 years of experience as a business trainer working with the top management teams of big companies across Europe with an accent on the Nordic countries, the Baltic States and Russia.
Peter is investor and business trainer working intensively with both larger and smaller companies in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Russia. He has a unique combination of skills and experience:
Multi-cultural - Peter is Bulgarian by origin, Finnish by nationality, Estonian by residence and Finnish-Swedish-Latvian by main place of work. He speaks English, Russian, Bulgarian and Finnish.
Academia - holding a MSc degree from the St Petersburg State University in Russia and a PhD from Hanken School of Economics in Finland, currently Peter is a Professor (adjunct) at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. His academic interests include leadership and management, international business strategy and entrepreneurship, and cross-cultural communications.
Business - an international entrepreneur, investor and consultant, Peter co-owns industrial companies in Russia and Bulgaria and is an investor in several start-up projects, which he supports with money and advice. His consulting experience features many private customers and projects in international business strategy and marketing as well as offering expert services to national and international organizations such as UNCTAD, EU and the GIZ.
The Strategic Management Programme enables participants to acquire a broad, cross-functional approach to general management. Participants leave the programme with an improved skill set and fresh ideas for approaching critical business issues. Upon completion of the programme, participants receive Strategic Management Programme certificates issued by the William Davidson Institute and the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.
The Strategic Management Programme is designed to:
• Provide participants with core business management skills and improve their skills as executives;
• Enable participants to acquire a broad, crossfunctional approach to general management;
• Help participants strengthen their leadership skills;
• Provide participants with course materials, readings, and tools that can be used later in their daily operations;
• Give participants an on-going professional network of peers.
Who should attend
The Strategic Management Programme is designed for executives with five or more years of management experience. Participants come from a wide variety of organisations and typically are responsible for establishing policy at corporate or divisional levels. Participants should be familiar with basic business functions and ready to adopt new perspectives on these functions.
Instruction is in English and participants should be sufficiently fluent in order to contribute to classroom discussions and group work.
The Strategic Management Programme features five modules, structured around an integrative strategic framework. The programme starts with an e-learning module on Competition that participants take at their own pace before the classroom sessions start. This is followed by four in-class modules.
The modules present both general management principles and the most recent theoretical developments. They explore real situations faced by the participants in their own business environments. The modules combine lectures, discussions, cases, exercises, and other learning activities.
Participants also conduct group work which enhances their critical thinking, decision making, and teamwork skills. They can look forward to acquiring skills in 5 key areas. Each participant will receive access to this module before arriving for the programme.
3990 EUR + VAT Early bird fee (if paid by September 3, 2019)
4550 EUR + VAT Standard fee
If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send a replacement: however, prior notification is required. The cancellation in writing must be received if the fee is to be refunded. Cancellation within a month of the Programme start date is a subject to a 50% refund only.
By submitting the form (below) you guarantee the payment of participation fee, confirm that the information submitted is correct and the cancellation terms have been noted.
Teeter Scholarships are full-tuition scholarships to attend executive education programs offered by the William Davidson Institute.
Managers of non-governmental organizations and small, regional firms in emerging markets may apply for a Teeter Scholarship, which are awarded on a competitive basis.
The scholarships are named to honor the memory of Robert M. Teeter, an advisor to U.S. presidents from 1968-1992 and a board member at the William Davidson Institute.
Please download the application form.