Executive MBA 25 years – A time for a renewal!

The renewed EMBA OULU programme was launched for this autumn’s intake in September 2014. From now on, the programme will follow the highest international standards in assurance of learning and quality under supervision of the international accreditation body, AACSB.

The new EMBA OULU programme means bigger entities, i.e., modules and courses instead of seminars. From now on, EMBA OULU means views on growth and business renewal, instead of enhancements in business processes and learning about, e.g., different views on strategies. It means looking at learning outcomes instead of passing the required seminars. Additionally it means – just like before – interaction with peers representing different industries and backgrounds and world-class research based knowledge on business development.

What has not changed is the fact that EMBA OULU is still planned to be studied while at work, it is taught in Finnish, it is managed by the same committed personnel, and it is helping businesses to prosper and win the competition in the markets, as well as helping students in acquiring relevant and up-to-date business knowledge. The new programme structure is flexible time-wise, so that graduating quicker than planned is possible, but study pace can also be slowed down if being away from normal work duties is temporarily not possible. In addition, instead of committing to the whole EMBA programme right away, it is possible to have a module-by-module approach, and find proper time for each thematic module separately.

Executive MBA OULU programme was founded 25 years ago, in 1989 at the Continuing Education Centre of the University of Oulu. Since then it has been restructured and reshaped many times. The transfer into its thematic surroundings and home – Oulu Business School and Martti Ahtisaari Institute of Global Business and Economics – took place in 2010. 

With Nordic Spirit & International Heart we aim at providing the means for growth and renewal to all our collaborators!

Antti Kauppila
Programme Director, Executive MBA

EMBA OULU celebrated its 25-year milestone in June 2014.

Last updated: 16.10.2014