In today’s globalised world, we believe that successful managers and leaders are those who can adapt to the diverse variety of international business cultures and institutional structures across the world. The EGMiM programme explores management and leadership through a global lens, drawing real-world practical learning from three international module locations in London, India and China. This experience is designed to highlight topical international business issues, and give an insight into global diversity in management practice.
During each of the international modules, students will gain direct experience of the local business culture. Alongside classroom learning, we incorporate visits to local and multinational companies, talks from prominent international industry experts based in the module locations, and elite networking opportunities with LSE’s local alumni chapters.
Five modules will take place at LSE’s cosmopolitan campus here in the heart of London, where you will join the School’s prestigious tradition of academic debate and our thriving student community. There is always a huge range of activities and events to choose from while you are here, including our high-profile public lecture and events series, as well as a taste of London as a global centre for culture, entertainment, history, industry and government.
You will have full access to LSE’s facilities including the famous LSE Library and the LSE Careers Service, and opportunities to broaden your professional and personal network with other LSE Executive Master’s students.
Students will travel to China and visit Beijing during their course on foreign direct investment and emerging markets. This course is in the field of international corporate strategy, and will outline the main theories of multinational internationalisation, the resource based view and new institutional economics. It will also provide detailed analysis of case studies of company experience in expanding their operations internationally. There will be a particular focus on models and cases on companies which operate in emerging markets. Such economies bring a special character to the FDI process because emerging markets have greater interplay between politics and business, weaker institutions and faster growing markets. By far the most important emerging economy from the perspective of Western multinationals in the past 30 years has been China, which makes Beijing an ideal location to study FDI.
During the module students will hear speakers from Chinese Universities discussing the Chinese economy, its political system, the rapid change in the region and the prospects for the future. They will also visit multinational firms operating in China, to get a real understanding of the issues raised for multinationals from investing in emerging markets, as well as some leading Chinese companies which have begun to operate on a global scale in their own right. This will lead students to question whether the same models which explain internationalisation by Western firms are also applicable to firms in emerging markets, and to explore the implications of this enhanced competition for Western markets.
Students will visit Bangalore in India during the course on marketing and entrepreneurship in emerging markets. The focus and location complements the portion of the course held in Beijing, China. A famous economist once remarked that “whatever you can rightly say about India, the opposite is also true.” Translated into business terms, India is probably the country that currently presents the biggest opportunities as well as the biggest challenges to capitalising on them - the objective of the module is to expose students to some of these challenges and opportunities.
Students will meet individuals and organisations in diverse sectors of the economy, ranging from large established for-profit firms to innovative start-ups, and understand first-hand how these actors are dealing with a period of rapid change in a very large market.
PLEASE NOTE: The locations of the two international modules are subject to change in the future, as we are constantly adapting and improving the programme in response to global business trends.