DTU Executive MBA, also called Master in Management of Technology (MMT) is a big personal investment. However, 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.
Innovation is essential for growth. Without constant renewal of products, services, processes, and business concepts, companies stand to lose market share. That is why the DTU MBA focuses on innovation, new business creation and leadership of current and future technologies. With our MBA programme, you will have the key skills and confidence to drive the corporate agenda.
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?
With DTU Executive MBA you will:
Learn to use tools, methods and insights that will make your working life more efficient when dealing with daily challenges.
Learn from our global faculty flying in from top universities and business schools from all over the world.
Become an expert at managing work-life balance, as the studies do require a lot of dedication.
Acquire better 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 more effectively.
Be able to create more value for your company and better career opportunities for yourself.
Build your confidence and raise your profile by immediately applying your learnings to your work.
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 fellow participants, faculty and the alumni association.
Make friends who speak the same business language and can help you with honest feedback and access to their personal network.
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 regarding value creation.
Internal expertise in designing, planning and operating innovation processes.
A more loyal employee (43% of participants stay with their company 10 years after graduation).
A direct impact from your updated skills and knowledge on company performance.
A broader perspective on the company’s business opportunities and a leader capable of acting on them.
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.
Personalized for your career and work challenges
We use an applied learning approach, also called ’contextual learning’. 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.
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. About 50% of the total study time is spent on company-specific assignments and projects.
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.
During the first semester, 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, you will visit and work with local companies abroad through a real-life consultancy project.
* 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 a unique partnership, which explores leadership concepts at the executive level. The Innovation Leadership course during the first 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, which 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.
Admission, practicalitiesand finance
Application and admission
Applications are received and processed during the whole year on a first come, first served basis.
The minimum academic and professional requirements for joining DTU Executive MBA programme are: a bachelor’s degree, five years of work experience and three years of leadership experience. In addition, the admission team looks for qualities such as curiosity, adaptability, reflectiveness 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 three years. When we receive a signed admission letter, you are guaranteed a place in the programme. Once payment for the first semester has been made, the contract is binding.
The programme is four semesters long and begins at the end of August each year. The teaching takes place fortnightly, on Fridays and Saturdays, from 08:30 to 16:30, with a one-hour lunch break.
The complete EMBA requires a work effort of approximately 1,800 hours, which corresponds to 60 ECTS.
The cost of the programme consists of tuition fees, materials/catering, flights/hotel/catering/insurance for study trips.
Tuition fee: DKK 395,000 Materials and catering: DKK 25,000
One month prior to the start of each semester you will be sent an invoice for tuition fees and materials/catering. That is for DKK 105,000 excl. VAT, which is non-refundable. Flights/hotel/catering/insurance for study trips will be invoiced separately. The international study tours are an integral part of the programme and take place in the first and third semesters. The cost can be covered by the company, the participant or an arrangement to split the cost between parties. Substantial savings can be gained by applying the Gross Income Tax Credit (bruttelønsordning). For further information, please go to tax.dk or check the video below (in Danish).
The state subsidy for part-time education is determined in the Finance Act for one year at a time. DTU reserves the right to make any adjustments to the participant payment.
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
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
Bio coming soon.
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M.Sc. (Psychology), University of Copenhagen, certified psychologist by the Board of Psychologists under the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs in 1994; M.A. (Business, Consulting) Copenhagen Business School. Positions: Training manager for Ludvigsen & Herman A/S; management development consultant for providing executive management training at the Danish School of Public Administration; consultant for Mercuri Urval A/S. Since 1996, owner of Sander Konsulentfirma ApS: executive development, sparring for management teams, team development, organizational development, coaching, recruitment, lecturing, courses, etc. International experience in management training, and author of a number of technical books.
Professor Smith is currently Senior Associate Dean of Executive Education and Associate Professor of Management and Psychology at Rice University. Prior to his current academic appointments, he was a member of the faculty at London Business School and Cornell University where he taught in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. He has also taught for shorter periods at the University of California at Berkeley, Oxford University, and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and has conducted executive programs globally for many large companies, eg. Royal Dutch Shell, IBM, Barclays, KPMG, ExxonMobil, Microsoft, Phillip Morris International among many others. Dr. Smith has served as leadership faculty in the corporate universities for NationalOilwellVarco, Credit Suisse and Lufthansa. His teaching interests focus primarily on leadership and management development. Dr. Smith’s executive programmes include Leadership Development, Leading and Managing Change, Talent Development and Coaching, People Integration, and Leading and Managing High Performance Teams. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Organizational Development and Change
Hervé Coyco has been working for Group Michelin for 30 years. During this period, he took several executive positions in Europe, North America and Asia. Member of the Group Executive Council from 1996 to 2008, he spent 10 years as President of the Passenger Car Tire Division – an 8 Billion Euros/year, 50 000 employee Worldwide Business- before moving to Singapore, as President of Michelin Asia-Pacific Operations. During his career at Michelin, Hervé Coyco developed an in-depth Business-to-Consumers and Business-to- Business experience and worked extensively with both the Automotive and the Retail industry. Hervé Coyco left Group Michelin in 2008 to create a consultancy in the fields of Strategy and Management of International Operations. As an Affiliate Professor, he lectures regularly at HEC to executive audiences on the subject of Leadership Development and General Management. He is also Programme Academic Director for International Companies such as MBDA-the European missiles specialist-Total, Colas, Air France-KLM.
John Amis joined the University of Edinburgh Business School in July 2013 as Chair in Strategic Management and Organisation. He is also Director of the School’s Doctoral Program. He has been a runner-up for the annual Academy of Management Journal ‘Best Paper’ award, and has also won Best Paper awards at the annual meetings of the Academy of Management (Organizational Development & Change division), Western Academy of Management, and Southern Management Association. He has received a number of teaching awards including the University of Memphis’ Distinguished Teaching Award. He sits on several Editorial Boards, including Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, and Journal of Management Inquiry, and is an Associate Editor at Journal of Change Management. He has carried out consulting assignments, sponsored research projects, and Executive Leadership Development programmes with various firms, including Fortune 500 US companies, FedEx and AutoZone.
Before becoming CEO of the Leadership Pipeline Institute, Kent was Deputy Head of Group Human Resources at A.P. Moller – Maersk since 2003 up to 2008 responsible for talent management, leadership development, executive development and executive compensation. Previously to his deputy position, Kent was Regional HR Manager for Europe from 2000 to 2003.Over the past ten years, Kent has build an unique insight into how to design educational and developmental initiatives that are applicable to cultures across the world. He has lead the implementation of the leadership pipeline concept with regards to development, selection and assessment in 25 different large international organizations.
Professor Liisa Välikangas teaches strategic leadership at DTU Management. She has previously been affiliated with Aalto University in Helsinki, Stanford University, London Business School and Keio University in Japan. She has also worked for Strategos, a strategic management consulting firm, and SRI International in California’s Silicon Valley.
Prof. Välikangas is known for her publications in strategic renewal and resilience (including The Resilient Organization, McGraw-Hill, 2010 and The Quest for Resilience, Harvard Business Review, 2003) and innovation management (Strategic Innovation, Pearson/Financial Times Press, 2015). She is Senior Editor of Management and Organization Review, a journal focused on China and emerging markets, published by Cambridge University Press.
Mathew Jon Rushton
Mathew’s background is in social sciences and the arts, having studied at the University of Cambridge. He is skilled in partnering business leaders, defining strategy, leading organisational development initiatives and driving HR processes and services in global organisations.
Mathew moved from London to Copenhagen in 2007. At that time he worked as a strategist. That was the culmination of a career which started in people development, progressed into management and then organisational development. From 2007 to 2017 Mathew broadened his skillset in international human resource management. Since 2018 he continued his development as a management consultant and in 2020 took on the role of Program Director at DTU.
Strategy in Complex Environments
Peter Moran is Associate Professor of Strategy at CEIBS, Shanghai. Prior to joining CEIBS, Dr. Moran was a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Australia Business School, and an Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Management at London Business School, UK. Peter received his PhD in strategy from INSEAD and an MBA in Business Policy from Cornell University. He has taught core courses in Strategy, General Management and Strategic Problem Solving for both full-time and Executive MBA programmes at London Business School, where he twice earned the “Best Core Teacher” award from the School’s Executive MBA Classes. In addition to his academic career, Peter also has extensive consulting experience with MNEs such as Booz-Allen & Hamilton and has held process, research and operations engineering positions with Continental Oil Company.
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.
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
Darrell is Managing Director of Systematic Innovation Ltd, a 40-person company offering a range of systematic innovation products and services to clients around the world. He has also been running the Systematic Innovation network since 2002. The network has offices and affiliates in 20 countries. With over 600 papers and articles to his name, plus the best-selling ‘Hands-On Systematic Innovation’ books, Darrell is now one of the most widely published authors on innovation in the world. Darrell is featured in Who’s Who in the World as one of the world’s most prolific inventors.
Ikhlaq Sidhu is the chief scientist for the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley and serves as the primary architect of its curriculum and integrated research. Professor Sidhu joined UC Berkeley in 2005 as founding director of UC Berkeley’s highly successful Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, which has grown to become the cornerstone of the Fung Institute. In 2009, he received the recognition as the 2009 Emerging Area Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley for his contribution to this new research and teaching area at UC Berkeley.
Oliver Alexy joined the TUM School of Management in July 2012 as Professor of Strategic Entrepreneurship. Previously, he held several roles in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Group at Imperial College Business School in London, England. Oliver’s teaching encompasses lectures and seminars on topics such as organizational renewal, business models, open innovation, and entrepreneurial growth. He currently teaches on the undergraduate, graduate, and executive programmes at TUM School of Management and furthermore offers courses to students of other departments, such as Informatics. Oliver’s research revolves around the design of organizations in general, and of R&D organization in particular, and how this relates to the innovative success and strategic renewal of established companies and the establishment and growth of start-ups. In this context, he particularly focuses on the role of open and distributed innovation processes and networks, topics which are of high interest and relevance to academics and practitioners alike. His research has been published or is forthcoming in leading international academic journals, such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, as well as practitioner-oriented outlets such as Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Sloan Management Review, and McKinsey Quarterly.
Roger Hallowell, a former Harvard Business School professor and managing partner of the Center for Executive Development, has designed and delivered dozens of customized executive education programmes and seminars throughout North America, Central America, and Europe, and is on a regular basis teaching at Vlerick Business School and DTU Executive School of Business. A facilitator of strategy meetings, his focus lies in the intersection of strategy, marketing, operations and human resources. Roger’s other academic interests are in the leadership of organizations wanting to increase the value they deliver to customers, often through service. As such, his projects are designed to help executives and senior managers enhance their leadership abilities, including their ability to design and implement change. He is an authority on strategic initiatives with the goal of simultaneous cost reduction and quality improvement. Roger obtained his AB from Harvard College and an MBA and Doctorate from Harvard Business School.
Thomas J. Howard
Thomas is an Associate Professor in Engineering Design, with research specialization in Design for Quality and Robustness. In 2014 Thomas won the DTU Innovation prize for his approaches and teaching related to Technology Entrepreneurship and Open Innovation. Thomas is now the CTO of spin-out company MASH Biotech ApS and runs a large innovation network and ecosystem around technology entrepreneurship. In 2013 he became the youngest elected member of the Design Society Advisory Board and holds a position as visiting faculty at UC Berkeley and Distinguished chair at CETYS University.
Bio coming soon.
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
Thomas Bolander, Elective Course: Artificial Intelligence, DTU Compute
Jan Recker is an Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow, Nucleus Professor for Information Systems and Digital Innovation at the University of Hamburg and Adjunct Professor at the QUT Business School. In his research, he explores the intersection of technology, people and work. He works both with large organizations (such as Woolworths, SAP, Hilti, Commonwealth Bank, Lufthansa, Ubisoft, Esri, federal and state governments) and with small organizations in the consumer goods, hardware, and financial sectors. He has published in leading information systems, management science, software engineering, project management, computer science, and sociology journals. He has also written popular textbooks on scientific research and data analysis, which are used in over 500 institutions in over 60 countries. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Communications of the Association for Information Systems from 2015-2020. He is Senior Editor for the MIS Quarterly. In 2019, he was named #1 business researcher under 40 years of age by the German Magazine Wirtschaftswoche. He was the youngest academic ever to be named an AIS fellow in 2018. In 2019, he received an “Outstanding Associate Editor Award” from MIS Quarterly.
Elective Course: Startup Boards
Jes Broeng is serial high-tech entrepreneur, photonics scientist and professor at the Technical University of Denmark, DTU. He has a Ph.D. and M.Sc. from DTU and is author and co-author of more than 200 publications, 1 textbook, and 18 patents. Jes Broeng’s research interests include business and leadership areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology transfer, and scientific areas of optics, photonics and communications. He has extensive experience in applied research, early high-tech business development, IPR and licensing, and high-tech sales (US, Europe, and Asia). Dr. Broeng is a member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences and a Fellow of SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics), and has served on the committee of several international conferences. Dr. Broeng was awarded the European Optics Prize in 1999 and DTU’s Innovation Award in 2016.
Elective Course: Artificial Intelligence
Thomas Bolander, PhD, is an associate professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). His research areas are logic and artificial intelligence, focusing primarily on the use of logic to model human-like planning, reasoning, and problem solving. Of special interest is the modelling of social phenomena and social intelligence with the aim of creating computer systems that can interact intelligently with humans and other computer systems. The application areas of interest are e.g. computer-controlled characters in computer games, intelligent personal assistants in mobile phones, and mobile robots. Thomas has developed and taught a wide range of highly praised courses in mathematics, computer science and artificial intelligence, having received the “teacher of the year” award at DTU in 2006. He is also a book reviews editor for the Springer Journal Studia Logica, and scientific advisor for the Science & Cocktails initiative.
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
Alistair Brandon-Jones is Professor in Operations and Supply Management; Associate Dean for Post-Experience Education at University of Bath, School of Management. He formerly held academic positions at Manchester Business School, University of Bath, and Warwick Business School. Alistair is an active empirical researcher in the field of Operations and Supply Management, focusing on e-enabled supply chain management, healthcare operations, and professional service operations. His research and executive development have involved collaborations with a wide variety of organisations in the private and public sector and have been supported with funding from the Design Council, ESRC, EPSRC, Welsh Assembly Government, and Local Government Association. Alistair’s work has been published in leading management journals and he is also co-author for the worlds’ market-leading portfolio of Operations and Supply Management textbooks. In his role as Associate Dean for Post-Experience Education, Alistair is responsible for providing academic leadership across the school’s portfolio of post-experience offerings, including the MBA, EMBA, DBA and Executive Development. Read Alistair’s article in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management here.
Sustainable Business Innovation
Jackie is Director of Practice at DTU Executive Education and co-director of the Master programme in Sustainable Leadership. Jackie is an experienced social entrepreneur and has worked on developing, disseminating, and implementing sustainability solutions globally, including in Denmark, 11 African countries, India, China, and Singapore. Jackie has led multiple social enterprises that bring sustainability solutions to market, including her own social enterprise, Essmart, which distributes 350+ sustainable products to rural India via local retail shops. As a facilitator, she has designed programmes, courses and toolkits for developing sustainability solutions within companies at INSEAD, Harvard, MIT, for the UN Global Compact and the U.S. Embassy, and for UNLEASH- a global innovation co-creation program for the SDGs. Jackie has a BS in mechanical engineering from Harvard and an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge. She has been featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and has been expert contributor both on National Public Radio in the US and in The Economist.
Although always interested in an eclectic range of subjects, my research activities address two complementary themes across both public and private sector organizations: the strategic benefits of operational and supply competence and the dis-benefits of operational and supply failure. Moreover, these themes reflect a personal commitment to multi-disciplinary, practice-orientated but sometimes critical perspectives: employing a range of methodologies: from archive data work, to case studies and simple experimental game forms.
Sustainable Business Innovation
Dr. Laasonen is Academic Director at DTU Executive Education and co-director of the Master programme in Sustainable Leadership. Before transferring to DTU, she was Assistant Professor at the Business Society Management Department at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University, where she taught the Global Business and Sustainability Master, the International Business Administration and part-time PhD programmes. Before joining RSM, she was a visiting scholar at Standford University and George Washington University, and completed her PhD at the University of Turku, Finland. In addition to sustainability related topics, Dr. Laasonen has taught scientific research methods at all academic levels. Her research specializes in stakeholder management and dialogue, cross-sector partnerships, and the scientific facts behind sustainability issues.
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
Dennis Vink is a Full Professor of Finance and Investment and is member of the Academic Board at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. He is a Visiting Professor of Finance at Stellenbosch School of Business in South Africa, and SPJIMR in India. Dennis is an award-winning instructor and teaches corporate finance and strategic financial management. Furthermore, Dennis is the author of various academic papers that focus on structured finance. He was the President at the European Financial Management Association. He worked with faculty on papers published for the International Center for Finance at Yale School of Management and Princeton Department of Economics. Lastly, he has worked with senior management of major international corporations and hedge funds, such as: ABN AMRO, Apollo Global Management, Gazprom (in St. Petersburg), Reed Business, Shell, S&P (in New York), and ING Real Estate. Dennis is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.
Methods of Inquiry
PMA (Oxford), MBA (Harvard). Adjunct Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management at London Business School and director of Ashridge Strategic Management Centre since 1991. Has worked with multi-business corporations, including the relationship between their strategy and organisational design, with particular emphasis on how globalisation, new technology and outsourcing affect strategy. Has previously worked in the world of finance with mergers and acquisitions and provided training to Boston Consulting Group in London, Australia, Europe and Boston. M.A. from Christ Church, Oxford, and M.B.A. ditto from Harvard Business School. Winner of London Business School’s Faculty Teaching Award in 2004. Co-author of the book “Corporate-Level Strategy: Creating Value in the Multibusiness Company” and contributor to other books.
Business and Society
Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, faculty member at Ashridge Executive Education and Visiting Professor at DTU Business. Stephan Schubert has a deep interest in strategic issues, ranging from decision-making processes to business modeling, strategic leadership and organisational transformation. He pays particular attention to the role of mental frameworks, biases and hidden agendas in strategy development. Stephan has worked on client assignments in over 25 countries, from Chile to China, and has gained extensive experience in a wide range of industries.
Stephane has been appointed Program Director for the Executive MBA at the end of 2019. He started his career as a financial engineer, then spent more than ten years as a management consultant, helping corporations with digital transformation, transition to agile, organizational reviews and change, and M&A integration. He co-founded a cryptocurrency startup, taught entrepreneurship and investment management at the Langara School of Management in Vancouver, coached teams in business competitions, and on the side, runs personal development workshops. Stephane holds an MBA from UC Berkeley in California, a Master in Artificial Intelligence, is a CFA Charterholder and an actuary.
Sertan Kabadayi is Professor of Marketing, and the Chair of the Marketing Area at Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University in New York City. He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from Baruch College, The City University of New York. In addition to his academic career, Sertan has held high-level marketing and sales positions in Philips Electronics Co. and Electrolux Home Appliances Co., having played a key role in the planning and introduction of new product lines. Dr. Kabadayi’s research focuses primarily on the areas of multiple distribution channel strategies, multichannel service delivery, and transformative service research. His work has been published in a variety of academic journals including: Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Service Management, Industrial Marketing Management, and Psychology & Marketing. He is currently the Associate Editor of the Journal of Creating Value and Editorial Board Member of Journal of Business Research and Journal of Service Theory and Practice.
Methods of Inquiry
Zoran Perunovic is an associate professor at DTU Business. He has worked as a consultant in various managerial disciplines for numerous companies in Europe, North America, and Asia. He has helped several European governments in developing their national innovation systems. He is also on the editorial board of the Applied Innovation Journal, published by UC Berkeley. Zoran has taught innovation, entrepreneurship, outsourcing, and operations management at several European and US universities. His research in Innovation and Operations Strategy has appeared in prestigious journals like the California Management Review, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and International Journal of Production Economics.
DTU Executive MBA Staff
Programme Director, DTU Executive MBA
Peter Arbs is our programme director, and has been a part of the for the Executive MBA program from 2016 to 2020 and again from 2022. Before joining the Executive MBA team, Peter has a long career from various industries within the travel business, insurance, telco, platform economy, adviser and as a board member for several start-ups. Today, Peter acts as chairman for INSCALE A/S, Brevis Insurance broker A/S and support companies and projects in SME – market. Contact Peter on +4520292510 or email@example.com.
Ida Stub Johansson
Course Coordinator, DTU Executive MBA
Ida is our Course Coordinator and joined DTU Executive Education in 2022. Contact Ida at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amalie Katrine Larsen
Deputy Course Coordinator, DTU Executive MBA
Amalie is our Deputy Course Coordinator and joined DTU Executive Education in 2022. Contact Amalie at email@example.com.
DTU Executive MBA Alumni Association
EMBA participants will automatically be members of the Alumni Association when they start the 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 expands each participant’s professional network, as 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.
The strength of our network
Working together intensively over 21 months tends to create strong 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.
The Alumni Board offers a range of activities throughout the year. Some of them are in-person events and others are virtual. The diagram below captures the activities.
Reunion – The reunion is a one-day event at DTU. Once a year. Organized by the Alumni board, after 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 the programme directors and taught by the faculty or external guests.
Out and About – Evening events, close to DTU. Twice a year. Organized by the Alumni board, after consultation with alumni.
Electives – Electives are two-day events at DTU and there are typically two or three of them each year. The topic is selected by the current class.
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, after 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, after consultation with the faculty and alumni. Published four times a year.
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
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Unlocking the Black Box: Consumer Decision Making Journey
Get a taste of our EMBA programme with our masterclass and meet our alumni.
We do not have any events at the moment, but more will be announced shortly.
Come back soon to see our offer of webinars, seminars, workshops and other events.
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.
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.
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.
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.