IEEM’s Senior MBA is an adaptation of the executive MBA, aimed at businesspeople of over 40 years-old, with more than 12 years of working experience and an outstanding professional and managerial trajectory.
Every year since 1992, IEEM has uninterruptedly offered its Executive Master in Business Administration (MBA).
And, since 2013, IEEM is continuously adjusting its MBA proposal, offering versatility in both courses and target attendees. Hence, by the end of 2013, with the class of 1415, IEEM launched —as one of its newly developed MBA formats— the Senior MBA program.
All MBAs in IEEM, regardless of their format, share one same lesson schedule, contents, faculty, experience and quality of service.
However, the attendees’ profiles, program format and tailored workload distribution, set the Senior MBA apart and distinguish it from other programs.
Minimum of 12 years of working experience, with at least 5 years of experience in purely managerial positions, preferably over company’s business verticals or business units.
Age: +40 years-old
Bachelor’s Degree (Programs of 4 years minimum)
*Candidates who had advanced in their bachelor’s courses but did not get their degree may apply for an exceptional admission (please consult).
The teaching approach: centered in participants, the case study methodology set forth in IEEM’s MBA means that a great deal of the lessons depends on the interaction between the program’s attendees. The case methodology relies on systematic discussions between classmates as a means to foster learning.
Thus, certain uniformity in the attendees’ experiences, expectations and challenges lying ahead has proven to be effective.
The average participant of the MBA-S has held a managerial position for some years. They have already solved the main operative challenges, but they know that they need to take one step further, in order to grab better opportunities and develop further. They are satisfied with the outcome of their first 15 to 20 years of work but are concerned with the 20 years to come. And they have always been keen to work on improving their managerial skills, but never came to it because of the need to take on other responsibilities.
MBA-S sessions are performed weekly, just as all other MBA’s formats. This advances an even distribution of the effort required throughout the program, while fostering incremental learning.
MBA-S has three weekly sessions scheduled (instead of the six sessions scheduled in other formats of the program). This workload is much more compatible with the class’ profile and responsibilities, both at a personal and professional level.
Expected dedication is of approximately 12 to 14 hours per week, including individual studying time, group discussions and sessions.
This shorter time dedication per week is partially compensated with the program’s extension of time.
This, and all MBA programs, have the same lesson schedule: six trimesters with four to six courses per trimester.
All in all, the total workload of all sessions in the MBA-S is about 20% minor than in other formats, because of the fact that some courses are shorter. In academic terms, the participants’ accumulated experience and seniority compensates for the reduction in sessions.
The academic term is of 21 months, during which time, sessions take place on Thursday mornings from 8:15 to 12:30. Schedules may be occasionally updated, so that the session can take from 8:15 to 14:30, or even by adding one extra day to the regular schedule – usually one Wednesday every four or five weeks. The sixth and last trimester is common to all MBA formats, and the schedule then may change based on the elected courses.