THE GLOCAL MBA Part-time program

If you are ready to upskill your career, learn the fundamentals of business, build a worldwide network and have a transformational life experience in Indonesia, this program is for you.

Part-time study, lifelong transformation

Our international part-time MBA offers the best of our full-time MBA but at a flexible pace so you can keep your job.

Our condensed curriculum gives you the most relevant fundamentals of an MBA across 2 blocks: Hard Business Skills and Soft Life Skills, both designed to expand your abilities and your mind. The part-time MBA kicks off with 2 weeks in Bali, where you’ll pursue your soft skills training while co-living with a diverse cohort. Back home, you’ll focus on your critical hard business skills block for 5 months through our e-learning platform. Expect to spend an average of 2 hours per day, 5 days per week, on the online program to keep up with your deadlines. For more details on the agenda, click here.

A balanced curriculum for an uncertain world

Hard Business Skills

This module introduces the fundamentals of macroeconomics and microeconomics. In macroeconomics you will learn how the global economy works. Key topics include technological change, international trade, exchange rates, interest rates, inflation, monetary and fiscal policy, wage inequality, and unemployment. Microeconomics focuses on the principles of market equilibrium, pricing strategies, firm and consumer behaviour, game theory and competitive interactions.

This module covers the principles of an organization’s performance. Key topics include how to develop a sustainable competitive advantage, create value and define a product mix. You will also acquire the tools to analyze and define corporate growth strategy, long-term goals, competition and industries, digital strategy, externalities, globalization, future foresighting, disruption, and uncertainty.

This module explores the human aspect of a company. Key topics include: the individual’s behaviour within the firm, the culture and vision of the company, and how to align the organization and its people to meet and achieve these. You will also learn various performance management methodologies that can align employees with the company’s objectives, and new organizational trends such as agile, product- oriented, data-driven and liquid organizations.

This module is intended to not only teach the tools, frameworks and methodologies to identify unmet customer needs and launch a new business to meet them, but also how to use these within an existing company in order to optimize processes, launch new products, services and business models to innovate under uncertainty. Key topics include: customer development, design thinking, lean startup, and the business model canvas. You will also learn how to develop your ideas successfully through different project management approaches (experimental, predictive, iterative, incremental or adaptive).

This module covers the principles of accounting. You will learn the language of accounting and understand its concepts to communicate and allocate resources in an effective way. Accurate accounting information reflects the economic health of a company, so you will learn how to understand balance sheets, financial statements and reports in order to make organizational decisions and map future liquidity and profitability.
This module covers the fundamentals of corporate finance and capital markets. It focuses on the major financial decisions made by corporate managers both within the firm and in their relationships with investors. Key topics include: criteria for making investment decisions, valuation of financial assets and liabilities, risk analysis, and capital structure choice. You will also learn how to finance and value startups.
This module will help you understand how potential clients make decisions and what their needs are in order to create value for them, and consequently, create value for the firm. Key topics include: market research, segmentation, product development, pricing, positioning, branding, distribution, communication, and advertising. You will also learn the best digital and offline marketing strategies to create a unified and successful marketing plan.
This module explores the different sales strategies that a company can use, how to implement an international commercialization plan, and how to manage the sales team. You will also learn several tools to optimize the sales process.

The main objective of this module is to give you the tools to understand how operations are best managed within both manufacturing and service firms. Key topics include process analysis and design, product development, operations strategy, supply chain management, and capacity planning.

This module teaches the basic analytical tools to make smart decisions based on data and statistics in order to manage uncertainty and get useful insights for the business. You will acquire the methods to collect, analyze, interpret, present and organize massive structured and unstructured data, and to create simulation and predictive models to face the data challenges of today.

This module focuses on big data, artificial intelligence, internet of things, blockchain, cybersecurity and other technological trends, and how they affect the global business sphere. You will analyze trends in technology, open innovation and the startup ecosystem, platform business models, APIs strategy and disruptive innovations, and how these impact the current market and individual businesses that need to rapidly adapt in order to survive. You will also learn how to create a culture of innovation and continuous learning inside an organization.

Soft Life Skills
The long-term success of any organization lies in strong policies and governance. Leaders set the vision as well as the cultural and ethical standards of their organization. Corporate leadership requires effective navigation of challenging and complex situations on a daily basis. This module allows you to gain an understanding of business ethics and diversity of viewpoints. Through case studies, you will explore elements of good governance, practice applying ethical decision-making, as well as connect vision, values and ethics.

This module provides the opportunity to explore different leadership styles and strategies. Anchored in conscious leadership, the module combines a focus on self, facilitating an enhanced understanding of your vision, purpose and values, and building authentic connections with individuals and teams to enable alignment across your organization. This module has been designed to enable you to develop a global perspective, ensuring you can effectively navigate across different cultures and contexts. The concept of leadership is explored through a future-focused lens, prioritizing demands and skills of effective future leaders.

This module brings together elements of leadership and management with a focus on high performing teams. You will learn about the characteristics of strong teams and what it takes to build them. Through exploring frameworks and case studies, you will gain knowledge and practical skills on how to facilitate a collaborative and open team culture, empower others, while effectively managing performance. A specific focus is placed on leading critical conversations and needs-based interventions.
Emotional intelligence is increasingly seen as a critical quality for any leader. The ability to understand and manage your own emotions as well as those of your team is key to building a high-performance culture. This module is designed to provide you with a 360 perspective on all aspects of your leadership. Through enhancing self-awareness, you will learn strategies to apply empathy to build authentic and mutually supportive relationships.
This module is designed to support you as a leader and manager by providing you with key coaching skills. Infusing your day to day work with coaching strategies will support you in building authentic relationships, driving performance, building capacity and fostering autonomy. You will explore and practice strategies to support you to build trust and rapport, set goals, track progress, as well as actively listen and ask the right questions. Throughout the module you will have opportunities to coach and be coached.

As we enter a time of great innovation, now more than ever a leader’s success relies on their ability not only to envision the future, but to bring their teams and organizations along with them. Exploration of change management theories and frameworks will provide you with the opportunity to understand key elements of the change process. Deep-diving into case-studies and real-life scenarios will enable you to apply learning and understand your role in effectively leading change from the top while also enabling change from the ground-up.

Successful global leaders apply a variety of culturally appropriate communication techniques in different situations. This module is designed to enable you to deepen your awareness of your communication style and enhance your ability to connect with a wide range of audiences. The primary focus will be on developing your presentation, pitching and public speaking skills as well as hone your personal brand through storytelling.
21st century leadership is complex and requires leaders to be adept in high level negotiations. This module will enable you to take your influencing skills to the next level by focusing on how to effectively strategize, position and persuade while building consensus through incorporating multiple perspectives and objectives. You will be challenged to engage in experiential activities, apply strategies and provide constructive and reciprocal peer feedback with peers.

As a leader, the ability to embed strong decision-making processes into your organization is essential for success and survival. This module provides you with strategies and tools to hone these skills. Through learning about different theories, frameworks and simulated activities you will gain insights into common decision-making biases and pitfalls. You will also have the opportunity to enhance awareness of your own approaches to decision-making. This module will also provide you with an understanding of how to leverage effective decision-making processes to build a strong organizational culture.

Today’s world brings with it immense challenges and opportunities. The ability to be agile, think differently, and see potential in every situation has never been more important. As leaders navigate changing realities, creativity is the key to ensuring organizations can adapt, reinvent and thrive in a volatile world. This module provides you with opportunities to leverage frameworks to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Through innovative brainstorming techniques you will explore different approaches to individual and collaborative problem-solving.
Leadership roles can leave many overwhelmed with the amount and variety of high-stake tasks. Effective time management is a critical skill for any leader. Through this module, you will explore strategies to enable you to distribute leadership, and delegate effectively to allow you to remain focused on the big picture and guide teams to achieve outcomes aligned to your organization’s vision and mission. Through exploration of strategies, tools and templates you will be equipped to overcome common pitfalls and adopt systems that work best for you.

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Highlights of your program

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Select cohort

You’ll spend your MBA with up to 30 smart and open-minded peers from around the world and build lifelong friendships. Their unique experiences and cultures will enhance your learning and challenge how you see the world.

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Southeast Asia immersion

During 2 weeks you will live and learn in the meditative island of Bali, where you’ll slow down, rethink your future and explore your passions, while developing a mindful approach to leadership and soft skills.

Part time MBA teachers

All-star teachers & speakers

Our world-class team of business experts and tech executives, entrepreneurs and innovators, wellness specialists and coaches, will share their insights and first-hand business experiences with you.

Part time MBA program directors

Program directors

Both online and on-site, you’ll have a skilled program director to guide you through your lessons, answer your questions and push you intellectually. This individualized attention will maximize your learning experience.

Part time MBA hard business skills

Hard business skills

Through online masterclass videos, live Q&A sessions and educational materials (case studies, readings…) on our e-learning platform, you will learn business fundamentals from finance to strategy.

Part time MBA soft skills

Soft life skills

You’ll learn the critical soft skills that you need to lead, think, challenge, innovate, influence and communicate in this fast-changing world through in-person classes, workshops and study groups.

Part time MBA personal growth

Personal growth

Through 6 one-to-one coaching sessions, mindfulness and yoga, you will cultivate self-awareness, reflect and (re)discover yourself. As a graduate you can join our extension course to continue.

Part time MBA epic experiencies

Epic experiences

You’ll face your fears and overcome your limits as you tackle exhilarating challenges.

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Co-living & co-working space

In Bali, enjoy co-living housing with your group of fellow students to build lasting bonds and foster collaboration, and access to a modern co-working space where your classes will take place.

Part time MBA global network

Global network of employers

Through our partner beWanted, a world-leading employment platform for young professionals, you’ll have access to their global network of employers including Amazon and Procter & Gamble. 

High quality & fast-track to change your life & your career

The part-time MBA includes 75 hours of program time in Bali, and ~180 hours online. In Bali, your days will be intense with ample opportunities to bond with your cohort. Online, it’ll be just as intense—your cohort and your program director will push you to learn, question and achieve more than you thought possible.

THE GLOCAL MBA part-time program tuition and experience is €4,700.
It covers tuition, accomodation during your 2 weeks in Bali and much more! 

No other program in the world offers such a fast-track, condensed, useful program combining the magic of Bali with the quality education of a leading MBA.

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If you are looking for a more immersive experience, check out our full-time program!

Are you ready to upgrade your life and your career and become a local leader with a global mindset?

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We’ll be kicking off in spring 2022.

April 2022*

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* Due to the global uncertainty caused by Covid-19, the start date of our course may be affected. But don't worry, if we have to change the date, you’ll be the first to know, and if you’re not available for the new date, you can cancel without compromise.

In case you were wondering...

Whether you are a leader, project manager, entrepreneur, designer, artist, innovator or digital nomad, whether you work inside a global firm or on your own, regardless of industry, setting or job function, THE GLOCAL MBA is for you if:

  • You want the benefits of an international MBA without wasting money (+€125,000 for tuition and costs of an average MBA), wasting time (1 to 2 years is average length), and wasting energy in the long application process (preparing for the GMAT, GRE or TOEFL).
  • You’re ready to upgrade your career with the most up-to-date hard business skills as well as the most innovative soft skills training, taught by influential business leaders and coaches.
  • You want time to slow down and explore new cultures in Southeast Asia while rethinking your future, leveling up, overcoming your fears, and gaining the confidence and self-awareness to become a mindful leader.
  • You want to meet ambitious, open-minded people from around the world and make lifelong friendships.

THE GLOCAL MBA offers all of this and more. Through practical classes, workshops, coaching and epic experiences, all shared together with an impressive cohort of brilliant international students you will learn, at record speed, to lead, innovate and thrive in today’s evolving and challenging global economy.

The part-time MBA includes 75 hours of program time (7.5 hours per day, Monday-Friday) + 2 coaching sessions in your 2 weeks spent in Bali; the rest of the course and the coaching sessions are done online during 5 months and last ~180 hours. In Bali, you will participate in soft life skills lectures, workshops, study groups and wellness sessions. Your days will be intense and exciting and give you ample opportunity to bond with your cohort. However, you’ll have time each evening and on weekends to practice new habits, do sports or just rest and reflect. We strongly recommend that you take advantage of your free time to further bond with your peers, for example exploring the island together. Click here to see the structure of the program in detail.

Your tuition includes all your MBA classes, 6 one-to-one coaching sessions, practical workshops, plus accommodation, breakfast and immersive experiences in Indonesia (Bali). What’s not included is your flights to and from Bali, travel and medical insurance, immunizations, and personal expenses such as food, beverages, mobile phone, laundry, etc. You also need to bring along your own laptop.

In Bali, your breakfast is included in your tuition. For other meals, you’ll have a shared kitchen where you can cook and dine.

Co-living is an integral part of THE GLOCAL MBA experience. Co-living not only lets you build incredible bonds with your cohort and really get to know them, but it also lets you practice collaboration, tolerance and open-mindedness—all critical soft skills for leadership.

In Bali, you will live with a cohort of up to 30 students—smart and open-minded young professionals from around the world. You will stay in a comfortable co-living space equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, private bedrooms and a shared communal kitchen.

Yes. THE GLOCAL MBA curriculum has been carefully designed. It is intense on purpose, focused on key business fundamentals complemented by comprehensive soft skills training with a healthy dose of immersive cultural experiences alongside your cohort in Southeast Asia.

Because our goal is to find the most motivated, bright, intellectually curious, high potential students from around the globe to join our business school, our only hard requirements are an undergraduate university degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of 2 years of professional work experience.

Beyond that, THE GLOCAL MBA’s application process screens for a comprehensive range of traits: intellectual and analytical capabilities; a belief in innovation, collaboration and new ways of thinking; honesty and authenticity; and willingness to embrace new challenges and to question old ways of doing things.

We are seeking people with untapped, possibly unconventional, but definitely undeniable leadership potential. By carefully screening each applicant for these intangible traits, THE GLOCAL MBA can create a dynamic, exciting and enriching community.

THE GLOCAL MBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, physical disability, learning disability, or political affiliation. We seek the best students, no matter where they come from.

Accreditation requires a lot of regulation, bureaucracy and strictly defined study plans, all of which means limited flexibility—this is directly against the philosophy of THE GLOCAL MBA. Being un-accredited gives us the freedom to give you the most relevant, tailored and condensed business program possible. Every moment of the MBA is designed to give you exactly what you need to become a future leader, innovator or disruptor within a multinational company or in your own startup. We focus on giving you real, tangible growth, in both your skillset and your mindset—not making you memorize data, check boxes and jump through hoops. Instead of a very expensive diploma proving you can follow standardized rules, you’ll get a private certificate and the confidence to let you define the rules.

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