Kedge Global MBA Newsletter October 2014

Kedge Global MBA Newsletter October 2014


Companies value MBAs because they not only offer solid business and management experience, but also talents which are much harder to come by:  cultural awareness, global perspective, communication skills, and critical thinking.  MBA’s seek to be proficient leaders by “knowing” (acquiring specialized knowledge), “doing” (honing their skills, interactions and techniques) and “being” (developing identity, purpose and self-awareness).
The key to success in business through an MBA undeniably remains firmly rooted in leadership development. Leaders manage change, align people to a vision and its urgency, build buy-in, coach, and inspire. In short, you may not always know where you are headed…but you’ll know where you are, who you are and where your strengths reside.
This issue of the Kedge Global MBA Newsletter focuses on leadership, its value for companies and MBA’s as well as how Kedge has deeply dedicated itself to developing leaders through active-learning and complete engagement. We invite you to read more about the Kedge Global MBA and leadership.Kirt Wood from Kedge Global MBA Paris,
Global MBA Newsletter Editor

Expert interview:  Kathleen Dameron

What is the value of Leadership?  What MBA vectors develop leadership?

This interview checks in with Kathleen Dameron, expert and consultant in the area of Leadership Development and regular guest Professor in the Kedge Global MBA programme.
Here’s what she has to say…

Join us in the upcoming MBA Conference:

‘LEADING YOURSELF’, Tuesday, October 28, 18:30-20:30


Led by Kathleen Dameron, Kedge Business Club – 56, rue de la Victoire 75009 PARIS
This interactive, workshop-style conference will both raise awareness as well as provide you with more ideas about to engage yourself as a leader and increase business agility!
How to Succeed in your MBA Project:
Paris: 9 Oct, 18h
Bordeaux: 14 Oct, 17h
Marseille: 16 Oct, 10h

Expert Perspective

New-style Leadership and an EMBA

Benoit Auger, Leadership Consultant & Kedge MBA ‘00, exemplifies a leader from the “new school”. Currently positioning his own consulting business so as to respond to the corporate need for leaders with modern skills and capacities, Benoit has spent more than 60% of his career working in far-reaching destinations such as Milan, Barcelona, Zurich, Chicago, Oman and Saudi Arabia…each a far-cry from his native France! 

Supporting Internal Change

A participant of the Global MBA speaks
Pierre-Antoine Aubourg, Head of Rotor & Transmissions Engineering at Airbus Helicopters, interviewed by ‘La Jaune et la rouge’
Kedge Global MBA participants are high-potential managers who, after 10-15 years of proven experience, discover the need to expand their competencies, reinforce their leadership skills and aquire a dimension that will speed up their careers.  The Executive MBA develops their strategic vision and their capacity to step back and support change by confronting them ceaselessly with complexity, new ways of thinking and powerful management tools….Pierre-Antoine Aubourg (94), future graduate of the Kedge Global MBA, played a key role as internal consultant to guide the merger of two Airbus Helicopter departments …

More here.

Conference, Master-Class, infosession: 
Get a taste of the amazing EMBA experience!

Les Echos

Kedge partner with Les Echos Debats

Kedge Business School signed in Sept. a partnership with “Les Echos” for a series of conferences ‘Les Echos Debats’ in 2014/2015
MBA candidates are actively encouraged to sign up and get involved in …

Key Research on Chinese Leadership Presented

After ten years of research focusing on Chinese leadership, Pr. Mike Miles presents his interim findings at the Western Business and Management conference in Paris in October.

Analysis of Personal Stories of Experienced Leadership Excellent in a Chinese SOE”

Shanghai: Music of MBA Leadership

Once more innovating in the area of leadership development, Kedge Global MBA Shanghai, cleverly combined charity, classical music and leadership into an alumni-sponsored grand musical ceremony featuring leading international star performers while also creating a unique opportunity for Executives to experience leadership from a musician’s perspective…
Your personal contact at each Campus: 
Get an evaluation of your executive potential.

10 Things
Good Bosses Do

Are you truly an amazing boss or just a good one? See how many of these 10 traits are natural for you.
By Kevin Daum,

read more.

Inspirational Leadership

What can we learn from Geese?
read more.

Next intakes of the

Global MBA

Marseille: Oct.’14 & Jan.’15

Shanghai: Nov. ’14
Paris: Feb. ’15
Bordeaux: March ’15

Meet us!

One-to-One Meetings  

MBA Advising
Panel Discussions…

27th Sept 2014
29th Sept 2014
4th Oct 2014

Private 20′ meetings with MBA manager & alumni. Scholar-ship information.

Kedge Edge

Personal & Leadership Development Path

Ask yourself, “To what extent does my EMBA programme help me grow and develop as a leader?”  On the Kedge Global MBA, a defining feature of the programme resides in the Personal & Leadership Development Path.  We understand how key it is for Executives such as yourself to not only gain new knowledge and skills in business and management and build new projects and networks… but to have the opportunity to attain your full leadership potential.
Learn more about the “Leadership Path”.

Kedge Global MBA advantages

A truly international perspective

4 campuses (Marseille, Bordeaux, Paris & Shanghai). Choose 2 International Seminars among 8.

A flexible programme

Choose the training format best adapted to your needs: Part-Time Modular Path over a period of 1 to 4 years.

A transversal perspective

Develop a transversal vision of business through your corporate projects. Choose  from among 10 specialisations.

A personal coach

Identify your professional strengths & weaknesses, built and manage your professional development project.

A strong focus on responsibility

Raise your awareness of and acquire greater social & environmental responsibility & business ethics.

An international network

Become a part of 35 500 successful executives worldwide.

A world-recognised fully-accredited diploma

Ranked 43rd Executive MBA worldwide and 3rd in France by the Financial Times in 2013
Triple-crown international accreditation:  EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB

Contact us today!