Jul 18, 2023 HEC Lausanne

Why an EMBA Module Abroad? Nurturing Leaders through Immersive Experiences

Why an EMBA Module Abroad? Nurturing Leaders through Immersive Experiences

The HEC Lausanne Executive MBA programme provides its participants a unique opportunity to broaden their horizons and enrich their learning experience through a module abroad. Thanks to a strong partnership, this study week takes place at the prestigious SDA Bocconi School of Management. Why organise a module abroad? The answer lies in the extraordinary value it brings to the EMBA cohort.

For five days, participants delve into the realms of Sales Management and Procurement and Supply Management while immersing themselves in the vibrant city of Milan and the Italian industry.

 With its rich economic fabric and renowned institutions like SDA Bocconi School of Management, the Milanese region sets the stage for an unparalleled learning experience.

Benefiting from another world-renowned institution’s distinctive expertise

The importance of gaining a fresh perspective cannot be overstated. By being exposed to a different educational environment, the EMBA cohort gains valuable insights and ideas that may not have been encountered within their own institutions.

SDA Bocconi’s expertise in specific domains, such as Sales Management and Procurement Management, ensures participants receive focused and specialised knowledge from renowned faculty members.  

In addition to its unique fields of expertise, the school’s reputation, perfectly aligned with the HEC Lausanne’s high standards, further reinforces the value of this collaboration.

SDA Bocconi Campus

Bridging Theory and Practice through company visits

One of the greatest added values of the module abroad is the opportunity to visit firms, such as Poltrona Frau/Cassina and Maserati.

These tours provide a precious chance to witness firsthand how the principles and concepts learned in the classroom apply in real-world settings. Exchanging with industry leaders and observing their operations during plant tours sparks meaningful discussions and deepens the understanding of the topics covered in class.

By bridging the gap between theory and practice, these visits enhance the overall learning journey. 

Visit to the Cassina factory

Expanding International Networks and Horizons

The module abroad at SDA Bocconi also facilitates the expansion of participants’ professional networks. Engaging with experts and leaders from different backgrounds and industries enables the sharing of ideas, experiences, and best practices.

Building connections outside their usual environment broadens participants’ perspectives and can lead to valuable collaborations and future opportunities.

The global network fostered during this special week contributes to the participants’ long-term professional growth.

Visit to the Maserati plant in Modena

Fostering Camaraderie and Community Spirit

In addition to academic and professional development, this week abroad serves as an avenue to foster team spirit and camaraderie. 
Reminiscent of a school trip far from home, participants can fully focus on their classes while enjoying the vibrant city of Milan. Exploring its cultural attractions, indulging in its renowned cuisine, and bonding with classmates strengthen relationships, promote collaboration, and create lasting memories. 
This team experience enhances the sense of community within the HEC Lausanne Executive MBA programme and provides the class with lifelong shared memories.

Convivial Dinner in Milano

The module abroad offers HEC Lausanne Executive MBA participants a multitude of benefits. It goes beyond traditional classroom learning, providing fresh perspectives, and bridging theory and practice through company visits. This immersive experience expands the EMBA class’ horizons, fostering personal and professional growth. Moreover, it presents an invaluable opportunity to build an international network, forging connections beyond their usual environment. 

This unique module is a testament to the programme’s commitment to delivering a holistic and transformative educational journey, nurturing well-rounded professionals prepared to excel in the ever-evolving business landscape.

HEC Lausanne Executive MBA Class 2023

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