Global Electives

Study in local markets. Sharpen your global acuity.

Our global electives are held on all seven campuses in the Executive MBA Global Network and are taught by local faculty with unparalleled expertise in their regions. Through study and immersion in these local markets, you will broaden your global leadership perspective, hone your expertise in specific industries and develop a rich understanding of different markets — an invaluable skillset in a complex, global economy.

With campuses offering a variety of courses on different topics and industries, you will find an immersive global experience that suits your interests. The Germany campus, for example, is ideal for studying luxury brands, European business and entrepreneurship, while the Tel Aviv campus is best for exploring technology and venture capital. Regardless of your location, you will benefit from a wholly immersive experience as you study international markets up close and in real time.

As a part of your academic requirements, you will complete one set of global electives, which consists of two courses completed typically within 5-6 days. Your tuition covers accommodations, textbooks, and some meals for one global elective selection. For additional details, see the Financing Your MBA section.

Key benefits of electives

Learn from local experts

Our unique model allows you to learn directly from the source — local faculty with firsthand knowledge about the markets and industries they teach. With expertise developed through experience, they bring an insider perspective to the classroom that is invaluable for executive students.

Build global connections

When you visit any of our seven campuses, you’ll have a variety of opportunities to expand your global network. Connect with leaders in the local business community, build personal and professional relationships with students in the classroom, and meet up with alumni who live or work in the region.

Broaden your perspective

Collaborating and connecting with people from different backgrounds and geographies will significantly broaden your perspective. You’ll look at issues from new angles, reflect on your management approach and see opportunities in a whole new light.

Electives by location

Each campus in the Executive MBA Global Network offers a broad range of global electives for you to choose from. The following list includes past electives offered on each of the campuses; these courses and locations are subject to change.


Guanghua School of Management
Peking University

  • Finance in China
  • West Meets East: Strategic Implications for Managing in the 21st Century


Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

  • FinTech Strategy: Innovations in Financial Services
  • Visualization for Persuasion
  • Recruiting and Retaining Talent in Growth Companies
  • Leading High Impact Teams
  • Human Machine Intelligence
  • Innovation Strategy and Management

Hong Kong

HKUST School of Business and Management
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Deal-Making in China and Asia
  • Understanding Consumers
  • Value Investing from an Economic Perspective


Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

  • Investment Banks
  • Creating and Managing Strategic Alliances
  • Strategy Beyond Markets
  • Leading Organizational Transformation
  • World Economy
  • Strategies for Growth
  • Leading and Managing Diverse Organizations
  • Biases, Forecasts and Decisions Under Deep Uncertainty

Tel Aviv

Leon Recanti Graduate School of Business Administration
Tel Aviv University

  • Venture Capital
  • Product Management for Technology Companies
  • Risk Management
  • Intellectual Capital Management
  • Management in a Data Driven Business Environment


Schulich School of Business
York University

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Enterprise IT Strategy, Governance, and Leadership


WHU — Otto Beisheim School of Management

  • Global Economic Development & the Business Environment in Europe
  • Luxury Brand Management
  • The Analytics Edge

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