BMI International Executive MBA participants from 4 countries successfully defended theses in recent days before juries led by professors from the prestigious Tulane University in the USA and HEC Paris in France, and also including business leaders from the BMI Alumni community.
The diploma paper is the final challenge in BMI’s 18-month programme for high-level executives. It requires participants to propose viable new business solutions for key real-life issues at the companies they help lead, and to defend those ideas before an international panel of experts.
“Throughout the EMBA, executives apply the cutting-edge knowledge and skills they get to improve own daily work as top managers, but the final thesis takes that practical dimension to a new level. They have to put all the pieces together in a systematic way, develop a way to create significant new value for their organization, and prove their ideas’ values to a jury that really knows what it takes to succeed in international business,” said BMI Director General Jaunius Pusvaškis.
This year’s theses addressed issues of international strategy, HR, marketing, supply chain, finance and CSR, applying best practices to companies in industries ranging from energy, fintech, healthcare, transportation and professional services, to telecoms, real estate, entertainment and more.
The two juries that assessed and challenged the papers were led by Prof. Alain Dumont of Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business and Prof. Véronique Malleret of HEC Paris. The executive participants who defended their theses were from Slovakia, Belarus, Switzerland and Lithuania.
The graduating class will receive their diplomas on 16 June 2017 at a ceremony in Vilnius City Hall.