Posted on July 21, 2018

HEC Paris, one of the world’s leading providers of Executive Education, continues to demonstrate its steadfast commitment to Qatar’s National Vision 2030 through the launch of the second intake of the Specialized Master in Strategic Business Unit Management (SBUM) Degree program in the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

A total of 49 participants were welcomed during an orientation session held at the HEC Paris Doha Campus in Tornado Tower. The induction was presented by Dr. Nils Plambeck, Dean and CEO, HEC Paris in Qatar, Raja V. Assili, COO, HEC Paris in Qatar; Claudine Chocteau, Director of Specialized Master’s programs & Executive Certificates, HEC Paris; Professor Wolfgang Amann, Academic Director of the Specialized Master program in Qatar; and Pallavi Shetty, Senior Project Coordinator of the program. The Specialized Master’s Degree program has been revamped to meet the constantly evolving global business landscape and reaffirms HEC Paris’ commitment, in partnership with Qatar Foundation, to design and deliver high-quality, relevant and up-to-the-minute Executive Education programs to the region.

“This Specialized Master marks the beginning of a new learning journey for the joining participants. In choosing this program offered by HEC Paris, participants have the chance to develop new insights and broaden their leadership skill set. The interactive learning environment enables participants to step back from their daily routine and acquire the tools for sustainable success in their careers. This allows them to contribute to the success of their organizations and thereby to society as we all work together to serve the national goals of Qatar Vision 2030”, said Dr. Plambeck.

The latest Specialized Master’s Degree cohort includes participants from Australia, Palestine, Nigeria, Yemen, the United Kingdom and Qatar; and from a diverse range of sectors such as banking, finance, telecommunications, real estate, aviation, education, energy, economic zones and insurance. This blend of nationalities and sectors underlines HEC Paris’ mission to educate executives to ‘think global, act local’. “HEC Paris’ renowned Specialized Master is designed to keep up with the ongoing changes in the economic environment and to meet the needs of participants. The revamped program enables participants to further personalize their learning journey to best suit their career aspirations. Consequently, this tailored approach brings immediate results for a participant’s organization and their own development”, added Professor Amann.

The Specialized Master consists of the core curriculum designed as a practical foundation professionals and entrepreneurs looking to manage their own business unit or company in the future. Participants can choose to follow one of three tracks: General Management, Marketing and Sales, or Human Resources Management to develop their leadership skills and meet their career needs. Furthermore, the professional thesis enables participants to focus on a specific challenge related to their industry and provide detailed solutions. The next intake of the Specialized Master will be in January 2019.

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