Executive Education at GISMA

The Executive Education programmes are the modular workshops of 2-5 days duration, designed to provide the skills and knowledge vital to sound management and business performance.

Taught both in Germany and the UK, GISMA’s Executive Programmes also provide a golden opportunity to network and thereby benchmark with the best. Course leaders are seasoned practitioners with a deep understanding of how to achieve and sustain enhanced business performance in an international context.

Executive Education courses are targeting those professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge base in the following areas:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Leadership
  • Winning Negotiation Strategies

  *Any executive courses will only run if enough students are enrolled for the class.

Pressure test your business model

 

Technologies and customer demands change faster than at anytime in the past. While business plans are often seen as great execution documents in sufficiently stable environments, entrepreneurs favor experimentation processes over planning to deal with today’s complexity. However, many corporations and financial investors still require fairly detailed planning documents to facilitate their decision making. While a business concept - for example as Business Model Canvas - might describe the initial set of assumptions to test validate and experiment your way to a successful startup, it might not be sufficient to receive financial backing and stakeholder support. Today’s organizations develop new innovation skills and tools to improve, transform or disrupt existing models, they also need to adjust their mindset and improve the way they model the financial impact of new ventures.

 

This program is designed to equip innovators with the context, knowledge and tools to deal with the increased complexity in today’s fast paced innovative markets and the financial impact of strategic business model scenarios.

 

For more information on Klaus G. Kammermeier, the lecturer for this short course, click here for more information on his website.

Goal:

 

• Understand where and how Business Model Canvas and Business Plan play their
important roles when developing and establishing new ventures.


• Understand the key elements of Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition
Design, Business Plan, Financial Plan and Strategic Business Model Scenarios.


• Learn how to model the critical elements of Business Model Scenarios, pressure
test the critical assumptions, reflect learnings and adjust to changes.

 

Content:

 

• Develop testable business model, using Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition
Design, and create meaningful strategic business model scenarios.


• Write a crisp business plan including financial projections or investment proposal
to convince investors, co-founders, employees and stakeholders.


• Track progress, measure key indicators, adjust to changes and continually reflect
key learnings.

Accounting and Finance

Our accounting and finance suite of executive education courses address the issues of direct concern to the professional accountant in international business.

Modules

  • Human resource management and building the international finance function
  • Relevance in corporate reporting & how to achieve it
  • Strategy, business models and integrating key performance indicators into the business
  • Effective procurement for the finance function
  • Applied valuation tools & techniques
  • Building commercial skills in the finance function
  • Accounting practices in central and eastern Europe
  • Ethical behaviour in business
  • Taxation: permanent establishment and working internationally
  • Specialisation: best tax practice in the resource extraction sector

Key facts

  • Duration: modular workshops of up to 5 days
  • Intake: Autumn 2016
  • Admission criteria: Bachelor´s degree / At least 3 years’ professional accounting experience / High proficiency in English (at least IELTS 5.5 is recommended)
  • Certificate: GISMA Business School Certificate

The fee for each module is €5,200, which includes tuition, all course-related materials, lunches, and other refreshments while on campus.

Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship

Fundamental changes in the way companies sell and distribute their products and services are transforming the way business is done. In order to stay profitable, companies must continuously innovate their products and their business models. Whereas the focus has been traditionally on product and technology innovation, it is now increasingly on business model innovation.

Executives need new skills, tools and a new mindset to transform their businesses. They have to think as entrepreneurs, designers, model future scenarios, generate different options, innovate like a start-up, make and test prototypes. This modular series of workshops has been designed to equip managers with the context, knowledge and tools to review and improve existing business models and start to define new business models and ventures of the future.

Modules

  • Innovate like a start-up! Masterclass in business model innovation
  • E-Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship & eco venturing
  • Grow your business through corporate venturing & incubation
  • Inject lean start-up in your business
  • Create a start-up culture: from manager to intrapreneur
  • Developing teams in corporate start-ups

Key facts

  • Duration: modular workshops of up to 2 days
  • Admission criteria: High proficiency in English (at least IELTS 5.5 is recommended)
  • Certificate: GISMA Business School Certificate

Next start dates

  • 11.11.2016 / 12.11.2016

The fee for each module is €3,200, which includes tuition, all course-related materials, lunches, and other refreshments while on campus.

Digital Leadership

Digital transformation is the key challenge to all businesses worldwide. But what does this specifically mean for management? It takes digital leadership to work successfully with international teams on culturally diversified markets.

 

Digital technology is influencing the way of managing and leading in many ways – good and bad. «Culture eats technology for breakfast» should be the guiding phrase for every leader. There is culture baked into the technologies we use, there are many cultural aspects in how to lead a diverse team and in the shifting game frames of global business.

 

Modules

  • New game frames for global businesses
  • Leadership competences for the digital world
  • Developing hybrid teams with social prototyping

Key facts

  • Duration: modular workshops of up to 2 days
  • Admission criteria: High proficiency in English (at least IELTS 5.5 is recommended)
  • Certificate: GISMA Business School Certificate

Next start dates

  • 30.09.2016
  • 14.10.2016
  • 18.11.2016
  • 02.12.2016

The fee for this programme is €2,000, which includes tuition, all course-related materials, lunches, and other refreshments while on campus.

Winning Negotiation Strategies

This three-day seminar, led by negotiation expert Stephen Boyle, is designed for business developers, project leaders, sales representatives, and managing directors who want to enhance their negotiation skills.

 

The programme combines action learning, practical insights, and theoretical concepts to help you develop new negotiation strategies.

 

Working closely with your learning group and the programme director, you will cover, for example:

  • Identifying negotiation strengths and weaknesses
  • Preparing for negotiations
  • Role-play and debriefing

Stephen Boyle is an experienced trainer in the areas of negotiation, influence, persuasion, and communication skills. He has delivered management development programmes in South East Asia, Europe and the USA.

 

The fee for this programme is €2,000, which includes tuition, all course-related materials, lunches, and other refreshments while on campus.

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Key facts

Duration: 2-5 days, depending on the chosen course

Study-mode: Full-time

Location: Berlin, Hannover or London

Fees: Please contact GISMA advisor to find out more about the tuition fees and special offers.

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