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Executive MBA

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    DTU Executive MBA, also called Master in Management of Technology (MMT), is a big personal investment, but it is likely to be one of the best investments you will ever make with a huge payback in both the short and the long run. It will give you the key skills and confidence you need to drive the corporate agenda. Innovation, digitalization and leadership are essential to the growth and survival of companies. For this reason, DTU Executive MBA focuses on Leadership, Innovation, and New Business Creation using current and future technologies.

    DTU Executive MBA is accredited by AMBA, the Association of MBAs. This accreditation confirms the high quality of the programme and the benefits it provides for our participants and their companies.

    Our Executive MBA is transformational – a journey that will have a deep impact not only on your own professional development but also on your company’s ability to cope with their future challenges.

    Why DTU Executive MBA?

    YOUR benefits:

    With DTU Executive MBA you will:

    • Learn to use tools, methods and insights from day one which will make your working life more efficient when dealing with challenges
    • Learn from our global faculty flying in from top universities and business schools from all over the world
    • Be able to manage work-life balance by spending every other Friday and Saturday on campus
    • Acquire higher personal insight and expand your leadership skills through presentations, teamwork, personalized feedback and structured reflection supported by business psychologists
    • Be qualified to inspire innovation in others and drive innovation processes and real change
    • Be able to create more value for your company and to create better career opportunities for yourself
    • Build your confidence and raise your profile by applying what you learned on the job, right away, through your MBA assignments
    • Go on two international study tours – and get to work there too
    • Expand your horizons by teaming up with peers from diverse backgrounds, functions, industries and age groups
    • Have access to a highly valuable knowledge-sharing network through your classmates, faculty and the alumni association.
    • Make friends for life, trusted friends who speak the same business language and can help you with honest opinions and contacts
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    Your COMPANY’s benefit

    • A direct contribution of at least 800 hours as a consultancy input from assignments and project reports (e.g. master project of 400 hours about a major business challenge)
    • A more knowledgeable leader especially within value creation
    • An internal expert in designing, planning and operating innovation processes and leading current and future technologies
    • A more loyal employee (as 43 per cent of the candidates stay with their company 10 years after graduation)

    A direct impact from your leader having updated skills and contemporary knowledge on company performance.

    DTU EMBA – Participant’s Perspective

    Anne Kathrine Bjerregaard, Project Manager at Green Ship of the Future, discusses how DTU’s Executive MBA could help lift her competencies in mission critical areas such as innovation, technology, and sustainability.

    Personalize for your career and work challenges

    We use an applied learning approach, also called ’contextual learning’, throughout the programme. This means that all your assignments and cases are focused not only on enhancing your knowledge but also on having a direct and positive impact on your current business challenges. In practical terms, this means that your Executive MBA can, in a large part, be implemented in your daily work life from day one.

    Company specific assignments

    The structure of the programme ensures that theories and methods are applicable in practice. You will mainly address topics which have the potential for developing solution-oriented methods and tools. The programme is based on an ongoing interaction between participant experiences and relevant frameworks. During the courses of the programme, roughly 50 per cent of the total study time is spent on company specific assignments and projects.

    Programme structure

    Our general management curriculum gives you a solid foundation of practical business skills and experience and of applying knowledge in the real world. Teaching formats include case discussions, immersive team simulations, introspective exercises and feedback, real-world projects and group assignments, and international study tours.

    The programme is divided into four semesters and begins at the end of August each year. The teaching takes place on every second Friday and Saturday. Each teaching day is divided into two sessions of 3½ hours each: from 08.30 to 12.00 and from 13.00 until 16.30, with a lunch break from 12.00 to 13.00.

    During the first semester of the Executive MBA programme, you will go on a study tour to UC Berkeley as part of the Innovation Leadership course to find new inspiration. During the third semester of the Executive MBA, you will visit and work with local companies abroad through a real-life consultancy project.

    EMBA Programme Structure

    * We are constantly striving to improve the Executive MBA programme and its contents, so as to offer you the newest and most relevant research, knowledge and experiences in rapidly changing markets. Please note that the programme may be subject to change, and can be updated continuously.

    Trip to UC Berkeley and Silicon Valley

    DTU Executive Education and UC Berkeley have entered into a unique partnership which explores leadership concepts at the executive level. The Innovation Leadership course during 1st semester is taught at UC Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology by local faculty and industry representatives from Silicon Valley. The course explores key management and leadership concepts at the executive level that are relevant for innovation in public and private organisations.

    The concepts taught in this intensive course, during our one-week stay in Berkeley, enhance your judgment and inspire new thought processes about innovation.

    Participants get to learn from UC Berkeley faculty, talk to industry leaders, visit Silicon Valley companies and team up on a project presented to a venture capitalist and Berkeley professor.

    Students will receive a certificate from UC Berkeley Extension upon completion of the module.

    Lifelong network within a professional community

    Working together intensively over 21 months creates safe and trusting relationships. You will be part of a network of inspiring classmates with whom you speak the same language, know well from having lived challenging times, and trust to help you with honest opinions and contacts.

    The participants will automatically be members of the Alumni Association when they start the Executive MBA programme. The purpose of joining the association is to maintain and expand the close personal relationships established during the course of the programme. This also enlarges each participant’s professional network because it unites members of all classes through course-related activities and discussions on the association’s online platform and LinkedIn group. The alumni association offers year-round events and activities to foster lifelong learning in the areas of leadership, innovation, technology and sustainability, and connection between alumni and external experts.

    Alumni activities

    The Alumni Board have planned a range of activities throughout the year. Some of those activities are face-to-face and others are virtual. The diagram below captures the activities.

    Join EMBA Alumni Group

    Ongoing activities and events are managed via the EMBA Alumni on LinkedIn and when appropriate, via direct emailing.

    Join the EMBA Alumni on LinkedIn.

    Join the Alumni mailing list and/or update your contact details.

    Admission, practicalities and finance

    The academic requirement for joining DTU Executive MBA programme is that you must at least have a bachelor’s degree, 5 years of work experience and 3 years of leadership experience. In addition, the admission team looks for qualities in participants such as curiosity, adaptability, reflectiveness, generosity and strategic acumen.

    The admission process typically starts with an informal discussion of the programme, and the candidate’s needs and constraints. Once the candidate submits the application, an admission interview is scheduled with the Programme Directors.

    Your acceptance to DTU Executive MBA is valid for 3 years. When we receive a signed admission letter, you are guaranteed a place in the program. Once payment for the first semester has been made, the contract is binding.


    The total cost for DTU Executive MBA is DKK 380,000 excl. VAT. This price includes the following:

    Tuition fee: DKK 315,000
    Materials, food and beverage: DKK 25,000
    2 International Study Tours: DKK 40,000

    The tuition fee includes two International Study Tours, which are an integral part of the programme and take place in the 1st and 3rd semester. One month prior to the start of each semester you will be sent an invoice of DKK 95,000 excl. VAT. The cost of the programme can be covered by you, your company, or you can arrange to split the cost between both parties. Substantial cost savings can be gained by applying for the Gross Income Tax Credit (bruttolønsordning). For further information, please go to tax.dk or check out our video:

    Gross Income Tax Credit

    Substantial cost savings can be gained by applying for the Gross Income Tax Credit (bruttolønsordning). For further information, please go to tax.dk or check out this video.

    Meet our participants

    When taking an Executive MBA, you don’t only learn from the professors. Your peers are a big part of the equation, as you will often engage in discussions and solve problems together. Here you can meet some of our former participants and see what they have to say about DTU’s Executive MBA.

    Our participants come from a variety of backgrounds – both professionally and personally. What they have in common is the drive to become better leaders, who drive innovation and digitalization in sustainable business models. Below you can see some figures on our typical participant profile.

    Watch Brent Smith, Professor of Management and Psychology at Rice University, discuss the positive educational environment for both professors and students at DTU EMBA.

    Each module is taught by a professor from DTU or a visiting faculty member from one of the world’s leading business schools or from the industry.

    Leadership & Strategy

    Our leadership cast comprises renown faculty, industry leaders, consulting experts and psychologists, all working towards one goal: making you a better leader.

    • Al Nedjari, Leadership Labs, Dramatic Resources
    • Andrew Campbell, Organizational Capabilities, Ashridge Business School
    • Berit Sander, Leadership Labs, Sander Konsulentfirma ApS
    • Brent Smith, Leadership Labs, Rice University
    • Hervé Coyco, Leadership Labs, HEC Paris
    • John Amis, Organizational Capabilities, University of Edinburgh Business School
    • Kent Jonasen, Leadership Labs, Leadership Pipeline Institute
    • Liisa Välikangas, Organizational Capabilities, DTU- Technical University of Denmark
    • Mathew Jon Rushton, Leadership Labs, DTU- Technical University of Denmark
    • Peter Moran, Strategy in Complex Environments, CEIBS


    Innovation is at the core of our programme, with an immersive week in Berkeley and no less than 4 other faculty using a wealth of tools, frameworks, case studies and exercises to bring you to the leading edge of strategic innovation management.

    • Darrell Mann, Innovation Leadership, Systematic Innovation Ltd
    • Iklaq Sidhu, Innovation Leadership, UC Berkeley
    • Oliver Alexy, Innovation Leadership, TUM School of Management
    • Roger Hallowell, Design Methodology, HEC Paris
    • Thomas Howard, Design Methodology, DTU Entrepreneurship
    • Tim McAloone, Design Methodology, DTU- Technical University of Denmark

    Technology and Digital Transformation

    Technology is in the DNA of DTU. How to organize best leverage technologies for competitive advantage? Hear from those who have done it, sometimes repeatedly.

    • Jan Recker, Digital Capabilities, University of Hamburg
    • Jes Broeng, Elective Course: Startup Boards, DTU Entrepreneurship
    • Thomas Bolander, Elective Course: Artificial Intelligence, DTU Compute


    Sustainability has quickly become a new business imperative, with transformative power. But how do we think about sustainability in various industries? How will value chains be reconfigured?

    • Alistair Brandon-Jones, Operations Management, University of Bath
    • Jackie Stenson, Sustainable Business Innovation, DTU- Technical University of Denmark
    • Michael Lewis, Operations Management, University of Bath
    • Salla Laasonen, Sustainable Business Innovation, DTU- Technical University of Denmark

    General Management Disciplines

    General management disciplines round up the education with rigorous methods and deep understanding of the mechanisms needed to run businesses in complex, volatile environments. 

    • Dennis Vink, Managerial Finance, Nyenrode Business University
    • Marcus Alexander, Methods of Inquiry, London Business School
    • Stephan Schubert, Business and Society, INSEAD
    • Stephane Guerraz, Managerial Economics, DTU- Technical University of Denmark
    • Sertan Kabadayi, Marketing Management, Fordham University (New York City)
    • Zoran Perunovic, Methods of Inquiry, Rice University

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    DTU Executive MBA Alumni Association

    The EMBA Alumni Association is a non-profit organisation open to everyone who has joined or are currently studying DTU’s Executive MBA. The purpose of the alumni association is to gather members across education, classes and years to create a common framework for continued improvement of skills and a strong network.

    The strength of our network

    Working together intensively over 21 months often creates safe and trusting relationships. Those safe and trusting relationships are highly valuable for us as Executives. That is in order to share and explore our practice, be challenged by our peers and keep learning. 

    Learning is often rife where there is diversity and as you may remember, there is much diversity in the profiles of the Alumni at DTU. The diversity of each class is what enables us to best address the themes in our MBA: Leadership, Innovation, Technology, Digitalization and Sustainability. That is our strength!

    Join EMBA Alumni Group

    Ongoing activities and events are managed via the EMBA Alumni on LinkedIn and when appropriate, via direct emailing.

    Join the EMBA Alumni on LinkedIn.
    Join the Alumni mailing list and/or update your contact details.

    Join the Alumni Platform

    You can participate in a range of activities and find new network opportunities through the Executive Alumni Platform.
    Find out how to get started in this video or join the Alumni Platform.


    The Alumni Board have planned a range of activities throughout the year. Some of those activities are face-to-face and others are virtual. The diagram below captures the activities.

    Face-to-face activities
    • Reunion – The reunion is a one-day event at DTU. Once a year. Organized by the Alumni board, through consultation with Alumni. Involving Faculty.
    • Masterclass – Masterclasses are half-day events at DTU. Typically six Masterclasses each year. Designed to give prospective students a flavor of the Executive MBA at DTU. Organized by Program Directors. Masterclasses are taught by the Faculty.
    • Out and About – Evening events, close to DTU. Twice a year. Organized by the Alumni board, through consultation with Alumni.
    • Electives – Electives are two-day events at DTU. Typically two or three electives each year. The topic of the elective is selected by the existing class. Electives are taught by the Faculty. Organized by Program Directors.

    Virtual activities, through the Alumni Platform
    • Interest Groups – An online discussion forum with Alumni. Interest groups can be established at any time by Alumni. No fixed duration. Alumni can join and leave an interest group at any time.
    • Hotseats – An online discussion forum with an Expert. Hotseats are established three times a year by the Alumni Board, through consultation with Alumni. Fixed duration of 12-weeks. Alumni can join and leave a Hotseat at any time.
    • Book Review – Book reviews are published by the Alumni board, through consultation with the Faculty and Alumni. Published four times a year.


    For the Reunion, Masterclass, Out-and-about, Electives and Book Review, the purpose of the activities is to up-to-date with new practices related to the framework and focus-areas of the MBA program at DTU and within the context of the external environment.

    For Interest Groups and Hotseats, the purpose of the activities is to seek advice from other Alumni and Experts, share learning and build new insights.

    Upcoming Events

    DTU’s Executive MBA is more than an education; it’s a journey. Choosing to sign up and spend 21 months at school, while still working, is a big decision. To help you get a feel of what the programme is like, we offer a variety of events, including Masterclasses, information meetings and webinars

    Feb. 3rd 2022, 16:00-17:30


    Distance management

    Associate Professor from DTU Management, Christine Ipsen, will shares results from their studies on workplace experience to inspire managers and employees alike.

    Hybrid work

    Check back soon!

    The events programme for the new year will be announced soon.

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    Articles, videos and more

    In this section, you can find inspiration on the different disciplines that from the Executive MBA. Beyond articles, you will find recordings of our previous masterclasses, book reviews by the Programme Directors and much more.

    Reconciling Strategy and Execution

    There is much to learn from the military about reconciling strategic thinking and acting. Watch this Masterclass with INSEAD professor Stephan Schubert to learn how to apply strategic army principles to your organization.

    Reconciling strategy and execution masterclass

    Digital Transformation

    How should we prioritize the many data opportunities from a technology, process, and people perspective? Find the answers in this inspiring talk with entrepreneur and DTU MBA alumnus, Amit Luthra.

    Leaders, Fools and Impostors

    Stephane Guerraz – Executive MBA Programme Director – shares some key insights from the book “Leaders, Fools and Impsotors” written by Professor Manfred Kets de Vries from INSEAD.

    Leaders, fools and impostors

    Innovation Inside Technology

    Creativity and innovation are increasingly looking like the last bastions of human advantage over the ever-evolving world of computer technology. With 98% of innovation attempts failing, however, perhaps the world of computer-aided innovation has nothing to fear: the only way is up.

    Driving Digital Strategy

    Stephane Guerraz – Executive MBA Programme Director – shares some key insights from the book “Driving Digital Strategy – A Guide to Reimagining Your Business” written by Professor Sunil Gupta from Harvard Business School.

    In the media

    The Executive MBA is often featured in specialized magazined as well as in several outlets of the digital landscape. Here you can see some of our recent apparitions in the Danish media.

    When hard work pays off

    A 30-second glimpse into the graduation ceremony of Class 22, which took place in June 2021.

    Ledelse og Uddannelse – Autumn 2021

    Article entitled “Christian uses his MBA in many different levels”, in which a former participant talks about how the education has impacted his career.

    Maritime Direct

    Interview with programme director, Stephane Guerraz and Head of Executive Education, Karsten Uldal on lifelong learning opportunities for leaders in the maritime sector.

    Maskinmesteren Karrierevejen

    Article focusing on the career opportunities an Executive MBA can open to machine engineers, with DTU EMBA graduate Christian Christensen.

    Ledelse og Uddannelse – Spring 2021

    2021 graduate Henrik Mørch-Larsen talks about his choice of study programme and why an MBA is not just for people with a corporate background.

    Maritime – February 2021

    DTU Learn for Life – home of DTU Executive MBA. The advertorial also informs on Board Education, the newest programme in our Center.



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    380.000,00 DKK