EMBA Strategies of Excellence

– Take your management expertise to the next level

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In the EMBA Strategies of Excellence programme you will examine the challenges and success factors of your business. The programme is aimed at managers, supervisors and those working in challenging expert tasks who want to develop themselves and their companies with a goal-oriented attitude. The programme is taught in Finnish.

In the EMBA Strategies of Excellence programme you will

  • strengthen your strategic management skills
  • analyse future challenges facing you at management work
  • understand the success factors of your organisation in the present and in the future

Learning  outcomes

In the EMBA Strategies of Excellence programme you will develop your management skills comprehensively in different areas of business management. The programme consists mainly of seminars held in Southern Finland, where you will network with the programme experts and participants representing a range of different fields and industries. By the end of the programme your professional network will have expanded by dozens of new contacts.

The programme covers comprehensively the different areas of management. After each seminar session you will apply what you have learned to practice by completing a related assignment. You will explore e.g. the following topics:

  • Strategic Management
  • Financial Management
  • Process Management and Lean, leading with knowledge
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Management and organisations
  • Management communication and interaction
  • Agility, Innovation and Growth, International period
  • Self Management

A significant part of the Strategies of Excellence programme is the development assignment that is closely linked to your business and managerial duties. The assignment can be a wide-ranging development review where you discuss the main themes of your organisation’s development. It can also be a more specific project where you focus only on one theme central to your business. The seminars, business management readings and particularly the guidance and coaching you receive support you in the development project. Strategies of Excellence is a profitable investment for you and your company.

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During the programme you will

  • build and strengthen your management competence in all different areas of management
  • deepen your strategic thinking and work
  • pursue a practice-oriented development project based on the starting points of your organisation
  • network with participants from different fields and industries
  • get new ideas from our experts' presentations as well as from the discussions and group assignments completed with other participants

Scope of EMBA Strategies of Excellence programme

With all the modes of study included, the total scope of the programme is 30 ECTS credits of AMBA, AACSB and BGA-accredited Executive MBA studies of University of Jyväskylä. After completing the programme you will receive a certificate including an evaluation.

You can choose whether to take the programme as an individual entity or to include it in your Executive MBA studies. You are free to make the decision after completing the programme. All credits are transferred to the EMBA studies.

Programme fee

The fee of the EMBA Strategies of Excellence programme is €9,500 + 24% VAT. It includes the seminars and their teaching materials, feedback on the essays, guidance in the project and the conference packages of the seminars in Finland. The fee does not include the personal readings, travel costs or accommodation. The estimated travel and accommodation costs of the international seminar are approx. 1500 euros.

The programme fee is invoiced in two installments: first installment €4000 (+24% VAT) is due after the start of the programme in October and second installment €5500 (+24% VAT) in February next year.

Customer experiences:

  • "Strategies of Excellence programme has been a comprehensive, wonderful entity. Management knowledge inspired by versatile exercises and excellent lecturers."
  • "I gained more knowledge and skills related to management during one winter than during my whole career."
  • "I have been able to apply what I have learned immediately to practice in my own job. This has opened up new dimensions to the development of our operations."
  • ”I have definitely deepened my strategic thinking during the programme. The MBA will bring me to a whole new level as a manager."
  • ”It has been a privilege to get to know the competent experts of different fields. It has been great to become acquainted with people who want to develop themselves like me, to learn from them and work together"
  • "All in all a top-notch education. I am happy that I chose the MBA programme in Jyväskylä"


Contact us!

Markku Laajala, Programme Director
tel. +358 400 707 655

Tiina Nygrén, Programme Coordinator
tel. +358 40 588 1703