Aalto EMBA in Taipei
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The Aalto University Executive MBA Program in Taipei is a bilingual EMBA program, taught by international and local Taiwan faculty. Our program has been running in Taipei since 2003 (formerly known as Helsinki School of Economics Executive MBA) and is for individuals with significant professional work experience.
A Wider Choice through the Global Portfolio
In addition to Northern Europe’s leading companies and individuals we serve a growing number of talented executives in Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe. Every year, almost four hundred students representing more than a dozen nationalities participate in our portfolio of Executive MBA programs. In addition to globally relevant content, the Aalto Executive MBA in Taipei provides participants with an opportunity to expand their cultural knowledge and skills. Up to six modules can be taken at other Aalto EE locations in Europe or Asia. One elective Aalto Executive Summit and two elective Study Tours abroad contribute further to developing cross-cultural competence.
The Aalto Executive MBA in Taipei program is designed for individuals with significant professional work experience, typically 5-8 years or more.
We look for talented women and men with strong management experience, leadership potential, steady career progression, and curiosity to learn more. The Aalto Executive MBA program is particularly useful for candidates for promotion to a high-level management position.
Our group of experienced professionals in the Executive MBA class will bring forth a dynamic approach in enhancing a holistic international learning experience. Challenge your knowledge with the greatest minds in class.
Contents and Schedule
To fulfill the requirements for the Aalto Executive MBA degree, the participant must earn a total of 90 European credits during their studies and complete all compulsory parts of the program.
The Aalto EMBA candidates must successfully complete studies worth a total of 90 European credits (EC) including the twelve core modules, one compulsory Business Strategy Project (9 EC), and at least six elective modules. One module is equivalent to four and a half European credits (4.5 EC). Aalto Executive Summit includes one elective module and is equivalent to four and a half European credits (4.5 EC).
The Aalto Executive MBA program can be completed in 18-20 months. The program has a modular structure and follows a 6-week learning cycle. Typically modules are run once per month with in-class sessions during weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Each module consists of a pre-assignment and take-home or in-class exam.
Aalto Leadership Performance Program
The Aalto Leadership Performance Program is designed to increase your insights into leadership performance and more importantly, to measurably improve your awareness, confidence and performance as a leader. The program combines recent findings in the field of neuro-science and current research on performance with practical lessons that leaders can apply when leading self, others and results. An important focus of the program is, to enable you to apply the knowledge, insights and competence gained during the program to support the goals and business objectives of the organization that you work for.
Aalto Leadership Development Program
The Leadership Development Program is a two-day interactive model which focuses on the role of leaders in various settings. Issues of diversity, trust, culture, communication, decision-making and change are all addressed in this module. Theory and practice are interwoven though the case study analyses, readings, and in-class activities. Participants play a key role in this module. They are expected to be fully engaged so that they can gain maximum benefit from the module.
This module covers methods of enhancing the effectiveness of communication used by corporate managers to facilitate change and to implement new strategies. It focuses on role presentations, providing candidates with opportunities to perform, receive feedback on their personal communication tendencies and styles, and learn methods for enhancing their communication styles to suit the situation. While the module focuses on oral presentations, the concepts covered will be related to interpersonal or one-to-one communications that are critical to managers.
The purpose of this module is to provide the practice and theory of modern corporate financial management. It will cover both the analytical tools that can assist in structuring and making financial decisions, and the institutional environment within which financial decisions take place. One of the major areas of corporate finance is to acquire funds to ensure adequate financing for the ongoing activities of the firm. Another key area of finance is the control over the usage of funds with the aim of maximizing economic value.
Economics for Executives
This module provides the participants with the foundations of economic analysis. The first part of the module deals with some principles of microeconomics while the main focus is on understanding the decision-making environment of individuals and firms, especially the importance of market structure in pricing and production decisions of the firms. The second part of the module deals with fundamentals of macroeconomics. The aim is to understand how an economy works and how various participants in an economy – consumers, firms, financial markets and governments – will impact the performance of an economy. The role of international trade and exchange rates is also considered.
Financial Accounting & Analysis of Financial Statements
This module is designed to build basic competence for the analysis and interpretation of financial information and to provide the basic methods used for the analysis of financial reports.
This module covers the following topics
- A framework for understanding corporate financial reporting
- Revenue recognition and accounts receivable
- Expenses and accrued liabilities
- Analysis of financial statements using ratios
- Gains and losses in accounting reports
- Business combinations
- Intangible assets, leased assets
Global Marketing Management
This module examines international marketing management from multiple Executive level perspectives, yet providing the necessary basic tools for those in need:
- Context of an international company and the global marketplace
- General manager’s role in marketing planning and decision-making
- General manager’s interest in tracking and measuring marketing performance
- Strategic marketing as a driver for competitive advantage
These perspectives are not exhaustive. However, they give participants a viable approach to addressing and structuring an intriguing and complex issue.
Management Accounting & Control
Management accounting information is vital to successful decisions. Executives need to understand how to analyze, interpret and use internal information to be unbeaten. Besides supporting decision-making, management control systems are crucial to ensure that strategies are translated into action. No matter how good the strategy is, it is worthless unless it is implemented. This module covers contemporary alternatives for control system design. Management accounting and control systems constitute a core of what is today called performance management.
Key theories or concepts covered are: Levers of control, balanced scorecard, value-based management, the relevant costs for decision-making, traditional overhead allocation methods and activity-based costing.
This module examines operations management in both manufacturing and service organizations and emphasizes tools and principles that are equally useful in both sectors. It looks at the coordination of complex and dynamic systems of people, technology and materials to achieve competitive advantage. A process view of operations is developed and used in order to understand key operational decisions in the management of capacity, cycle time, quality and linkages to other partners in the value chain.
Strategic Human Resource Management
This module introduces the basic concepts of Human Resource Management applied in an international context for professionals. The major focus of this module is to introduce managers and professionals to human resource management principles, procedures and methods that are used by effective, leading-edge global companies to attract, retain and develop their people. Specifically, it covers topics such as strategic human resource management, human resource planning, recruitment, selection and repatriation, performance management, training and development, compensation and international business context for leaders and managers.
Strategic Management & Business Project Launch
This module explores alternate approaches and styles needed for developing and maintaining the long-term viability of contemporary business (and other) organizations. It presents key concepts and frameworks that organizational decision makers can employ to negotiate the very turbulent and challenging environment confronting them. The primary focus of this module will be on fundamental issues in strategy (situation analysis, core competence, competitive strategy, strategic alliances and corporate restructuring).
The Strategic Business Projects will be launched during this module and participants will be given instructions for executing the projects.
Aalto EE provides electives on Strategy, Leadership & Management, Customers & Markets, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Operations & Process.
In addition to elective modules offered in Taipei, different elective modules are provided every year in Aalto Executive MBA programs in Finland, Singapore, Poland and South Korea that participants are welcome to join.
Few Examples of Elective Modules
To complete the required number of credits for the degree, you can choose among elective modules and International weeks / Study tours. These support you to gain more knowledge in particular areas of individual interest & development.
The course is structured around three main points.
It first provides an overview of brand management, starting from history, brand functions and brand equity issues. It then delivers a set of tools used by brand managers for effective brand management. Finally the course focuses on the challenges faced by brand managers from a societal perspective and discusses brand ethical issues.
The course combines the most recent brand management knowledge with practical application, and develops a framework for understanding the essential ingredients of effective marketing of brands.
This module will set the stage and help the participants better understand innovation as a driver of growth and a means to protect existing business and achieve competitive advantage. The course also describes the organizational impacts of the different emerging technologies in specific industries, and strategic perspectives beneficial in dealing with innovation issues.
This module covers new and non-traditional marketing in the age of social media. Through a series of lectures, case discussions, and team workshops, participants will learn about this new and exciting area of marketing and how companies and brands can leverage social media platforms and the social interactions that occur between consumers (e.g., word-of-mouth) to help them achieve their marketing and business goals. Topics covered include consumer-to consumer interactions, social networks, marketing on digital social media platforms (e.g., Facebook,), viral marketing, social CRM, integrated campaigns featuring advertising, social media, and new marketing opportunities with emerging technologies.
Systems Thinking & Complexity for Strategic Management
Systems thinking are a paradigm and methodology for dealing with complex situations underlying business, economics, social and scientific systems. Systems Thinking views the organization as a whole and focuses on inter-dependencies and links between various departments, functions and divisions and how they impact each other and the entire organization. Complexity is a new paradigm drawing from Relativity and Quantum theories. This module will introduce concepts and tools of Systems Thinking & Complexity and relate them to strategic and leadership issues facing organizations.
A study tour is an optional part of the Aalto Executive MBA program and counts as one elective module (3 EC).
An Executive MBA study tour is designed to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the international business environment and typically involves a five-day study period abroad with a combination of academic instruction and company visits.
Faculty Network - Aalto Executive MBA
In the Aalto Executive MBA program you will learn from exceptional professors. In addition to the academic qualifications, they are excellent teachers and have significant experience with senior-level managers in international organizations.
The Aalto Executive MBA network professors come e.g. from:
Aalto University School of Business, Finland
Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Finland
Aalto University School of Arts, Design, and Architecture, Finland
Athens University, Greece
Australian National University, Australia
California Polytechnic University, USA
Concordia University, Canada
Cornell University, USA
Cranfield University, UK
Emory University, USA
ESCP Europe, UK
Georgetown University, USA
Harvard University, USA
Indiana University, USA
McGill University, Canada
New Mexico State University, USA
Nyenrode Business School, Netherlands
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Saint Louis University, USA
SDA Bocconi, Italy
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Stanford University, USA
University of Aix-en-Provence, France
University of Alabama, USA
University of British Columbia, Canada
University of Calgary, Canada
University of Cambridge, UK
University of North Florida, USA
University of Texas at Austin, USA
Wake Forest University, USA
Yonsei University, South Korea
Once accepted into the Aalto Executive MBA program in Taipei you may choose to exchange six English modules at other Aalto Executive MBA locations: Singapore, Finland (Helsinki), Korea (Seoul), and Poland (Poznan).
Aalto Executive MBA in Helsinki, Finland
The Aalto Executive MBA in Finland is delivered by Aalto University Executive Education.
The program offers the opportunity for Aalto Executive MBA participants to continue or complement their studies in Helsinki. Similarly, if you begin in Taipei, you can negotiate to take some Aalto Executive MBA modules in Helsinki, Singapore, Poznan, or Seoul.
Aalto Executive MBA in Poznan, Poland
The Aalto Executive MBA is delivered in Poznan through our partner, the Poznan School of Banking. This cooperation provides Polish managers access to a high-quality, intensive and internationally recognized Executive MBA program within their own country.
All the Aalto Executive MBA modules are taught in Poznan, some in Polish, some in English. Faculty who teach the Aalto Executive MBA in other locations travel to Poznan to facilitate the same top quality modules.
Aalto Executive MBA in Seoul, Korea
The Aalto Executive MBA is delivered in Seoul through a joint venture between the Aalto University School of Business and the Seoul School of Integrated Sciences & Technologies. The aim is to offer a high-quality, intensive and internationally oriented development program for the managers of Korean companies.
The participants in Korea usually take 21 modules of which 18 are taught in Seoul and three in Helsinki. They also have the option to negotiate taking modules in Singapore, Taiwan or Poznan.
Aalto Executive MBA in Singapore
The Aalto Executive MBA in Singapore is delivered by Aalto Executive Education Pte Ltd - Aalto EE's hub in Singapore.
The program offers the opportunity for Aalto Executive MBA participants to continue or complement their studies in Singapore. Similarly, if you begin in Singapore, you can negotiate to take some Aalto Executive MBA modules in Helsinki, Seoul or Poznan.
Aalto Executive MBA Entry Requirements
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent
- Minimum five years of relevant postgraduate work experience in managerial or senior specialist position
- Good command of written and spoken English
- Recommendation from your employer
- Personal meeting
A complete application includes
- the applicant's curriculum vitae
- completed application form with the applicant’s photo and signature
- four essays written in English by the applicant
- a Recommendation letter completed and signed by the referee
- copies of the applicant’s academic degrees and transcripts
Applicants will be informed of admission or non-acceptance. In order to be considered as selected for the Aalto Executive MBA Program, an applicant must receive and accept an offer of participation sent by Aalto Executive Education.