Three key points of focus will now provide greater structure to the curriculum, which will be further enriched by a new pedagogic approach based on Peer-Learning. Four new excellence tracks combining expertise and international immersion round out the curriculum’s development.
Three key points of focus: Becoming a player in the world of tomorrow, understanding new professions and addressing the challenges and issues involved in sustainable transition
“The constant development of the Masters in Management Programme is a natural process with a curriculum that needs to continuously anticipate the changes in our environment”, Delphine Manceau, NEOMA Business School dean, said. “Even though the changes to the programme were developed before the crisis, they fit perfectly with the current stakes involved in sustainable transition, the development of new professions and corporate practices”.
The redesigning of the Masters in Management Programme is first and foremost characterised by the inclusion of three areas of focus that directly address the challenges of the 21st century: becoming a player in the world of tomorrow, understanding new professions and addressing the challenges and issues involved in sustainable transition. “Each focal point will be introduced through a seminar, an important event that will allow students to start structuring how they approach these complex subjects. Then, courses and conferences led by experts will round out this pedagogic approach. Our goal is to have each student fully understand these three central points for the future”.
4 new tracks to combine international experience and cutting-edge expertise
NEOMA Business School has always been a strong proponent of a highly immersive approach at an international level. “We believe that having students spend time abroad in small groups at a partner institution known for academic excellence are key components for a successful multicultural and immersive experience.” At the start of the 2020 academic year, the school will offer students four new excellence tracks combining cutting-edge expertise and international immersion.
The new “Future in Europe” and “Future in Latin America” tracks are based on the same model as the “Future in Asia” track. They will offer students who have a passion for a certain region or culture the opportunity to complete two academic semesters in two different countries as well as two internships abroad. “For these two new tracks, the school works with its top local partners so it can guarantee students an experience that merges local immersion and academic excellence”, Delphine Manceau said. “For example, we have partners such as IE Business School in Spain for the Europe track, Universidad del Pacifico in Peru for the Latin America track”.
The Masters in Management Programme also offers two expertise tracks: “Global in Finance” and “Global in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)”. “Through these tracks, students can come in contact with different points of view and develop a solid, globalised outlook on the subjects of finance and CSR”. They will do two academic semesters abroad at universities recognised for these specialisations, such as Bentley University in the U.S. for the Finance track. “For the CSR track, Scandinavia is a leader in environmental and societal concerns, and we are proud to count as our partners BI Norwegian Business School in Norway, Jönköping University in Sweden and Jyväskylä University in Finland”.
The introduction of Peer-Learning to benefit the student ecosystem
In keeping with its desire to continuously challenge pedagogic practices, the Masters in Management Programme has adopted a new pedagogic approach based on Peer-Learning through the NEOSMART strategy. “The student is now the bearer of knowledge. With this new strategy, the aim is to activate different sharing and dialogue methods”.
NEOSMART capitalises on the students’ knowledge and their desire to share it with their peers. Professors will assist this transfer of knowledge by helping the “mentor” students recognise their knowledge and skills and promoting the proper methods for conveying them. Several courses will incorporate this new pedagogic format, such as data analysis, economics and accounting.
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