From basic to specialization

The program kicks off with the basic modules "Leadership & Organizational Behavior" and "Management & Technology Essentials", where you'll gain both economic and technical management knowledge. This foundation not only enhances your understanding but also elevates your leadership skills, preparing you for advanced challenges.

In the "Masterclass" specialization module, you'll have the opportunity to deepen your expertise in cutting-edge technologies and stay ahead of industry trends. Choose from three in-demand concentrations:

  • Operations & Supply Chain Management,
  • Deep Tech, and
  • Systems Engineering.

This selection allows you to tailor your learning experience to your career goals, ensuring a unique and focused educational journey in the Executive MBA Advanced Technologies & Global Leadership program.

An additional module is dedicated to honing your skills in managing international projects. It equips you with strategies to navigate the complexities of different cultures, time zones, and languages, turning potential obstacles into opportunities for global leadership.

The program culminates in a master's thesis, where you'll apply your accumulated knowledge to a specific topic of your choice. With continuous support until graduation, this final project not only demonstrates your expertise but also establishes you as an authority in your field, ready to tackle senior leadership roles in the technology sector.


You will learn the core tasks of management to ensure financial performance and operational processes:

  • Corporate accounting, basic financial principles, financing and valuation problems
  • Economic policy and macroeconomic contexts, central economic theories and concepts
  • Data Science and Technology Management, Big Data - applicability  and assessment
  • Statistical methods for collecting and analyzing data
  • Innovation management
  • Marketing analysis, strategic marketing plans and consumer behavior
  • Control with performance indicators and financial key figures 


In our Base Camp around the topics of "Management & Technology", you will deepen your knowledge in the areas of "Finance, Accounting & Economics", "Managing Technologies" and "Strategy & Marketing". 

Your key learnings in the area of 'Finance, Accounting & Economics'

You will learn 

  •  to explain the basic aspects of internal and external corporate accounting, to apply them independently in the practical working environment and to use them for business decisions.
  • to solve practical financing and valuation problems by applying basic financial principles.
  • to discuss macroeconomic relationships and current economic policy measures, apply central economic theories and concepts, and analyze the consequences of individual decisions in a market economy context

Your Key Learnings in 'Managing Technologies'

You will learn

  • the fundamental aspects of data science and technology management 
  • to select appropriate methods for data collection, apply suitable estimation procedures, and to analyze the results of a routine sample survey.
  • to describe basic concepts of probability and statistics and apply them to analyze simple data sets.
  • to assess the impact of big data on businesses and how the analysis of (big and heterogeneous) data can be used in your working environment
  • to understand the potential applications of new technologies from a management perspective 
  • to present new technologies and assess what influence they have on your work environment and how they can be used in the respective context.
  • to present the basics of innovation processes on a company level, identify and apply important tools, models and methods of innovation management and develop innovation strategies.

Your Key Learnings in the area of "Marketing & Strategy 

You will learn 

  • to discuss the core topics of marketing and consumer behavior and to apply them in practice to specific situations
  • to create specific marketing analyses and strategic marketing plans
  • to explain the complexity of global business processes in a dynamic and competitive environment.
  • to apply knowledge from various business disciplines, both individually and collectively to solve practical problems.
  • to learn how to strategically manage internationally operating companies using performance indicators and financial ratios. 

13 days  postgraduate training in Pasadena, USA: 

  • Kick-Off and Briefing | Online Sessions
  • Lectures on Operations & Supply Chain Management 
    • Global Sourcing & Supplier Management
    • Fundamental Economic Model (FEM) of Manufacturing & Distribution Enterprises
    • Advanced Cost Management Systems
    • Effective Materials Management
    • Product Data & Engineering Change Management
    • Product & Process Quality Management
  • Factory Tours & Company Visits
    • SpaceX in Hawthorne
    • King’s Hawaiian Commercial Bakery in Torrance
  • Tours to Special Caltech Facilities & Labs
    • Caltech’s Robotics Lab
    • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
    • Caltech’s Einstein Papers Project
    • Caltech’s Center for Artificial Photosynthesis Energy Generation
  • Case Study Working Dinners
  • After Dinner Guest Lectures
  • Caltech Campus and History Tours
  • De-Briefing, Field Study Follow-Up & Reflection | Online Sessions 
  • Capstone Project

13 days  postgraduate training in Pasadena, USA:

  • Kick-Off and Briefing | Online Sessions
  • Lectures on Deep Tech:
    • Exponential Technologies
    • Playing the Long Game: Future Thinking and Forecasting
    • Building an Innovation Agenda: Product, Enterprise, Industry 
    • Designing Competitive Business Models Using Systems Thinking
    • The Platform Economy
    • Managing Strategic Product Development
    • Leading R&D and Technical Teams
    • Models of Innovation: Internal, Spinouts, Networks
    • Organization Design in Technology Organizations
    • Leading Change and Transformation in the Enterprise for the Future of Work
    • Intellectual Property Strategy and Technology Transfer 
    • Managing Complex Technology Initiatives 
    • Commercialization and Going-to-Market: Building Your Playbook
  • Factory Tours & Company Visits
  • Tours to Special Caltech Facilities & Labs
    • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
    • CAST Lab
    • AI Experience Lab
    • VR Lab
  • Case Study Working Dinners
  • After Dinner Guest Lectures
  • Caltech Campus and History Tours
  • Capstone Project

Key Technologies discussed in the program

  • Advanced Manufacturing, Smart Supply Chains, IoT, Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing
  • Clouds, Computation, Connectivity 
  • Genetics, Longevity, and Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Power, Energy, Storage, and Sustainability
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Quantum Computing, Sensing, and Communications


13 days  postgraduate training in Pasadena, USA

  • Kick-Off and Briefing | Online Sessions
  • Lectures on System Engineering:
    • Systems Thinking
    • Systems Engineering Roles
    • Systems Engineering Vee and Diamond
    • Stakeholder Needs Analysis
    • Functional Analysis
    • Defining System Requirements
    • System Specifications
    • System Architecture
    • Design and Integration
    • Decision Analysis
    • Verification and Validation
    • Engineering Specialties
    • Agile Frameworks
    • Systems Engineering Role in Program Management
    • Risk Management
    • Model-Based Systems Engineering
  • Factory Tours & Company Visits
  • Tours to Special Caltech Facilities & Labs
    • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
    • Robotics Lab
  • Case Study Working Dinners
  • After Dinner Guest Lectures
  • Caltech Campus and History Tours
  • Capstone Project

  • International Project Management (IPMA)

In your Master's thesis, you will work independently on a problem in a topic area of your own choice, in terms of content and using scientific methods. In most cases, this is a question with practical relevance to your own working environment.

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