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Launch of the i-Flex EMBA
Kickoff of the International Flex EMBA, taught in smart learning mode in collaboration with WOBI and developed on the Microsoft platform.

24 - 10 - 2016

Conceived for managers interested in balancing their work and personal commitments with an internationally renowned educational programme, this Master is based upon one of the most advanced digital learning platforms available in the world and gives users access to material and expert speakers from the exclusive World Business Forum circuit.

Monday, 24 October, saw the launch of the first edition of the International Flex EMBA (i-Flex EMBA), MIP’s the newest Executive MBA programme taught in smart learning mode.
The Master is held entirely in English and was developed by the MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business in partnership with WOBI, World of Business Ideas, and the material produced by the inspiring speakers in its international network will be available on the programme.

Dedicated to all managers interested in balancing their work and personal commitments with an internationally renown educational programme involving participants from many countries. MIP’s i-Flex EMBA is based upon one of the most advanced digital learning platforms available in the world developed on Microsoft technology, with the participants acquiring the same skills and diploma awarded in traditional Executive MBAs.

The first class taking the Master this Monday is truly international: the 35 participants come from Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Greece, Ukraine, Pakistan, Egypt, China and, obviously, Italy. Joining the kick-off event are Filippo Passerini, previously President for Global Business Services and CIO of Procter & Gamble and now Operating Executive of the Carlyle Group, and Francesco Manzullo, Marketing Director for Europe at WOBI.

“For some time now, we have been witnessing deep changes in the needs of people interested in taking a Master course”, comments Andrea Sianesi, Dean of MIP Graduate School of Business, “and, nowadays, alongside the growing need for flexibility and compatibility with their other commitments, participants are searching for a highly personalised and solid experience. Our answer is an educational offer centred on smart learning that combines tools of digital learning with critical coaching, mentoring and advisory initiatives. It also includes a two-week programme that participants attend personally, one week in Milan and one in Buenos Aires”. After the successful experience of our Flex EMBA in Italy, MIP is offering the same format in an international arena through a strategic partnership with WOBI.

“We are delighted with our partnership with MIP for its International Flex EMBA, and will expose managers and directors attending the programme to a series of highly valuable factors: the latest tendencies, the most current thinking, international study cases and cutting-edge ideas from the most influential experts and thinkers and those who “do” innovation every day across the world”, explains Gustavo Barcia, Chief Executive Officer of WOBI.

The International Flex EMBA is an 18-month programme in which managers and executives - with a minimum of three years’ working experience preferably acquired in an international environment or role - can access exclusive material complementary to their training programme using the most modern digital learning tools.

MIP’s teaching methods are combined with the quality of ideas and the international breadth of leading world thinkers in each of the management subjects covered in the course. This results in a superb faculty, unmatched by any other business school today, that includes exponents of the world economic environment, such as Martin Lindstrom, Joseph Stiglitz, Nouriel Roubini and great inspirers such as Chris Gardner and Andre Agassi.

Furthermore, participants will be able to take part in a World Business Forum in a major city, choosing between Bogotá, Mexico City, Milan, Madrid, New York and Sydney, and meet prominent international figures, that have included, in the past, Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak.
The i-Flex EMBA exploits the potential of an innovative digital learning platform, developed by MIP on Microsoft technology, where participants can decide where to follow their lessons, how and when access the material, spreading their programme workload in a personalised and functional manner, and be able to connect to the platform from anywhere in the world with any device.

The programme consists of 12 core courses, taught over the digital platform, 2 face-to-face interaction weeks in Milan and Buenos Aires (to develop the participants’ soft skills), and an optional week under the “Doing business in...” format in Silicon Valley, China or Italy and a final project work.
The Master will include the wonderful video material from the Top Thinkers & Doers on the WOBI circuit. For each core, these speakers will supply suggestions to stimulate the participants, encouraging them to go beyond conventional interpretations.