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Global Leader - Graduate Diploma in Management

Discover Your True Potential

This program is registered with Committee for Private Education (CPE). CPE is part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

Global Leader is a flexible program that strengthens the strategic and leadership skills of leaders who manage across functions in a multinational environment. What we provide is a unique opportunity to learn more about different areas of business that impact your career potential.

Global Leader develops your competencies while promoting new, globally transportable managerial and leadership skills. It also enhances your confidence in making executive-level decisions in different business environments. The ultimate aim of the program is to support your professional growth as a business leader so that you can ensure your organization’s success.

Pathway to Aalto Executive MBA

From Global Leader, you can transfer up to 18 credits (4 modules) towards Aalto EMBA program.

Global Leader – Graduate Diploma in Management credits are valid for four years from the completion of the studies towards the Aalto Executive MBA program.

Participants are also entitled to two complimentary exchange opportunities as part of their six-modules program.

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Individuals who need a compact and flexible study program. Top talents, specialists and senior experts, executives with interest in filling their competency gaps or renew their knowledge.

Contents and Schedule

The Global Leader program is geared towards practical hands-on learning by using case studies and real-world exercises to complement theories. The instruction methods enable the integration of theory and practice.

Participants get to join the Aalto Executive MBA class for all modules for extended networking opportunities and knowledge exchange.

The program has a modular structure and follows a six-week learning cycle. Typically modules are conducted once per month with in-class sessions starting from Friday afternoon and lasting the whole of Saturday and Sunday. Each module consists of a pre-assignment and take-home or in-class assignment.

Pre-module Period of 2-3 Weeks

Individual Preparation

Three-day Module

Intensive face-to-face session with instructor and peers

Post-module Period of 2-3 Weeks

Written exam

Global Leader program consists of six program modules. Based on your choice of the modules, program can be typically completed in 6-18 months. You can choose any four modules from the Aalto Executive MBA program in addition to the compulsory Leadership and Strategic Management modules.

Entry Requirements and Fee

Minimum Entry Requirements

As Global Leader is a Graduate Diploma Program and all modules will be conducted together with the ongoing Aalto Executive MBA program, we want to ensure all participants attending class fulfill certain minimum criteria:

  1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  2. Minimum five years of relevant experience in a managerial or senior specialist position
  3. Good command of written and spoken English

Applicants typically have an average of 14 years of professional experience.

Applicants should have a good command of both written and spoken English. Official language tests are not required, but in the application form, applicants are asked to write four essays of at least half a page each.

If you are not sure about meeting the requirements, please contact us at info@aaltoee.sg or +65 6339 7338.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for the Global Leader is SGD 25,000 (inclusive of GST).

The fee will be invoiced in two installments: two weeks before commencement and six months after the first invoice.


A complete application includes

  • completed application form with the applicant’s photo and signature
  • one essay written in English by the applicant
  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae
  • copies of the applicant’s academic degrees and transcripts

Global Leader is offered as a rolling intake so participants can join the program any time. In order to be selected for Global Leader Program, applicant should send all the required application documents to application@aaltoee.sg.

Download the Application Form

Applicants will receive an acknowledgement that their application has been received at Aalto Executive Education and will be informed of admission.

In order to be considered as selected for Global Manager Program, an applicant must receive and accept an offer of participation sent by Aalto Executive Education.