MBA Program Overview
The MBA program at AVT requires you to have completed the CBA. MBA classes start once annually in October and last for one year. The program consists of eight modules and concludes with an Applied Research Project that requires an oral defense.
The MBA program commences with a kick-off meeting in October that helps to prepare you for the coming 18 months. This is also an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow participants as well as the AVT team.
MBA classes take place once a month at the AVT Executive Center at Sankt Annæ Plads in the center of Copenhagen. The Center features a state-of-the-art executive education environment with a new auditorium, group work facilities, comfortable lounges, and a library. As an MBA participant, you are welcome to use these facilities freely for your studies as well as for group work.
On class days, we meet at 8:00 a.m. Teaching starts at 8:30 a.m. and we work until around 6:00 p.m. The day is a mix of lectures, case learning, group work, and perhaps some preparations for the next day. Coffee, water, and snacks are available during breaks, and you are also served a light breakfast and lunch during daytime class sessions. On the last day of each module, we say “goodbye” with a small reception that includes drinks and a snack.
A few days after the module, you will receive an online questionnaire that requests your honest and detailed feedback on the module, the professor, and the practical logistics of the course. Your comments are made available to the AVT management team, the professor, and the AVT Alumni Board for evaluation.
You will receive your text book(s) and case material well in advance. As with any education program, it is important to be well prepared for every class. The professors expect that you have read the assigned material and base their teaching on your active participation.
As an MBA participant, you are also given access to the Harvard ManageMentor. This is an expansive online resource that offers practical interactive training, tips, checklists, articles, and templates covering 42 different areas of management. Developed by Harvard Business School Publishing and customized for AVT CBA and MBA participants, this system is a vast and invaluable resource.
Studies and Required Papers
You should expect to spend 100 hours of studying on the MBA per month. This includes preparation, classes, and time spent on writing papers.
During the MBA program, you will have three individual papers and five group papers to complete (50 hours / 3,000 words each). You must also sit for three written exams (four hours, open-book, take-home format). Additionally, one final Applied Research Project (150 hours / 8,000 words) is required. You will be asked to defend your Applied Research Paper at the final oral exam.
The individual papers and Applied Research Project must be focused on your own company as the case, and require you to include elements of responsible leadership, cross cultural management, and global management.
After successful completion of all required papers and exams, you will receive your MBA title and diploma at the MBA graduation. This is a proud and festive occasion that we all look forward to each year.
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