Aim of Course
To provide an educational experience which enables practicing managers to achieve an integrated understanding of the operation and strategy of management, and to develop appropriate intellectual and personal skills.
After successfully completing the programme, participants will have demonstrated the competencies necessary to:
1. Adopt analytical, systematic approaches toward problem solving and decision making, while simultaneously displaying an appropriate awareness and understanding of the sensitivities involved in the context of organisational dynamics;
2. Conceive, plan, cost, resource, and manage projects across a range of settings;
3. Participate in business planning and decision making at all levels from strategic to operational, while taking due cognisance of the legal, social, political and economic environments;
4. Demonstrate effective communication skills in situations / circumstances pertaining to executive management;
5. Display higher-level competence in analysis and research, through the completion of an in-depth dissertation and other assessment-type exercises associated with the programme;
6. Demonstrate personal qualities of empathy, leadership and teamworking;
7. Manage their own learning and development, and evaluate their own experience through a reflective approach towards the impact of the programme on their lives;
8. Be catalysts of change within their employing organisations, as a result of the adoption of creative and innovative approaches to opportunities and threats.
This last objective means that students must not only be able to analyse the need for change but must be able to facilitate and manage the process of change in their own working environment. This requires a range of abilities, skills and knowledge which the programme will enhance and, in some cases, provide.
The Executive MBA at AIT is a prestigious Masters Degree designed for middle managers, senior executives and consultants. While there is a strong emphasis on academic content, much of the assessment relates to a variety of organisational contexts. Participants are required to engage with real-life problems, opportunities and dilemmas faced by organisations.