A NON-TRADITIONAL EXECUTIVE MBA FOR CREATIVE MINDS

WIDEN YOUR HORIZONS, DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Our unique, part-time global MBA program makes the world your classroom

Awarded in association with Steinbeis University, our fully accredited Executive MBA in Creative Leadership is a Master’s degree for senior professionals looking to develop further as creative leaders, to adopt new ways of tackling the complexity of modern business and innovation and to create positive and lasting change in their field. Our classrooms host participants from a wide variety of backgrounds, whether measured in geographic, cultural or professional terms. Through a hybrid curriculum consisting of six mandatory modules – two online and four normally held in person (in-person seminars scheduled to resume in late 2021) – participants learn from renowned academic thought leaders and industry experts.

Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation

Program Structure

Part-time MBA consisting of six modules – four normally held in-person, in our global hubs, and two held online – plus optional electives to add on; generally takes 18-36 months to complete

Curriculum

The courses in the program focus on complexity within the creative business paradigm, the imperatives of entrepreneurial mindset and forward-thinking creative leadership

Faculty

Leading international specialsts from Steinbeis academic faculty, visiting professors, and industry experts

Participants

Professionals from a variety of backgrounds including technology, advertising, finance, retail, hospitality and more

Tuition Costs

€53,000 (excluding travel and lodging)

Degree Earned

Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by Steinbeis University Berlin and accredited by FIBAA

Our Flexible Executive MBA Program Format

The Executive MBA is aimed at those who already hold a leadership position or are designated for one. It’s designed to fit busy schedules rather than the other way around – the hybrid modular structure is flexible, so participants can keep their careers or run their companies and complete the degree at their own pace.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with the Introduction Series of the Fundamentals Module kicking off online every September - composed of asynchronous content and online synchronous interactions from September to April, followed by the Start Module in May, usually held in Berlin. Due to Covid-19, the 2021 Start Module is now being offered online with participants given the option to attend it again in Berlin, in May 2022, at no extra charge.

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Modules, Courses and Dates

FUNDAMENTALS MODULE

Online

Introduction Series: must be completed before the in-person Start Module.
Business Value Creation & Finance Series and Leadership & Learning Series: to be completed between in-person modules

Introduction Series
Business Value Creation & Finance Series
Leadership & Learning Series
Executive MBA program Start Module Online in 2021

2021 Start Module

Monday, May 10 to Friday, May 14 (intensive)
+ further dates in late May & June (TBD)

Online

New participants are immersed in creative leadership learnings and business fundamentals.

Experiential Learning & Personal Development
One-on-One Coaching
Personal Leadership Journey
Business Strategy & Global Strategy
Finance & Valuation
 Part-time Executive MBA program Module in Berlin

Berlin Module

From Monday, July 19 to Saturday, July 31, 2021

Berlin

Broaden your network and take advanced courses in the governance of corporate and startup cultures, the ‘play’ in creativity and much more.

Creative Leadership Across Contexts
Strategy as a Story
Platform Strategies
Digital Transformation & the German Landscape
Corporate Governance & Startup Governance
Orchestrating Mergers & Acquisitions
Managing Leadership Talent
Coaching as Learning
Prototype Life: Transitions for Nomads
Masterclasses, Alumni Talks or Site Visits
 Part-time Executive MBA program Asia Module in Shanghai and Tokyo

Asia Module

From Monday, September 6 to Friday, September 17, 2021

Shanghai / Tokyo

Explore the bustling, complex and distinct Asian markets while learning new approaches to leadership, service and innovation.

The Chinese Renaissance & its Global Impact
Chinese Society, Including Round Table with Executives & Entrepreneurs
Japan at the Crossroads: Introduction to Tokyo
Understanding Consumer Behavior & Marketing in Japan
Tokyo: Venturesome City
Cool Japan
Self-care in Leadership & Zazen Experience
The Chinese Ways of Thinking
Strategic Management & Innovation in China
Value Co-creation & Service Management
Masterclasses, Alumni Talks or Site Visits
 Part-time Executive MBA program US Module November

US Module

From Monday, November 8 to Friday, November 19, 2021

NYC / Silicon Valley

Through an academic lens, understand the distinct marketing, tech, entrepreneurial and innovative mindsets of both coasts of the US.

New York Beyond Manhattan: Ethnographic Field Exercise
Culture & Influence in Leadership
Creativity & Commerce: Reinventing Media & Creative Marketing
Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
Leaders as Communicators
Entrepreneurship & New Venture Program – Including the Design Process & Demo Day
Masterclasses, Alumni Talks or Site Visits
 Part-time Executive MBA program Start Module in March and September in Berlin

Thesis Module

Throughout the program

Online

In addition to thesis supervision, this online course empowers participants in the pursuit of their Master Thesis. It includes interactive synchronous sessions and asynchronous classes and sources.

Thesis Research Overview and Introduction
Thesis Planning & Writing
Research Methods
Thesis Conclusion & Defense
Thesis Supervision

Learn from Academic & Industry Experts

Our Executive MBA in Creative Leadership program takes our participants on a distinct learning journey where they have the unique opportunity to interact with leaders who are creatively shaping their industries. Both outstanding creative leaders and academic experts contribute to an authentic and innovative learning experience that resonates to the core of our participants.

Olivier Tabatoni
Werner Seebacher
Jennifer Lena
Robert Weisz
Gonzalo Freixes

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Academic Faculty

Steve Harrison
Michael Ben-David
Chuck Porter
Mukti Khaire
Scott Hartley

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Masterclasses

Sandra Matz
Tim Leberecht
Alexa Clay
Clive Wilkinson
David Droga

More Experts

Exclusive Talks

Apply for our global Executive MBA Program

There is no official application deadline. Applications to our Executive MBA in Creative Leadership are accepted on a rolling basis. However, participants are encouraged to apply early if they want to take advantage of any tuition fund opportunities available on each cycle.

Leading with empathy makes your team believe more in your goals, because they know that what we are doing – as a team – is to ease our clients’ lives, so they can do their work better.
I went to the Berlin School looking for the right answers, and I came back with something even better: the right questions. Bingo. For me it was like crossing the Rubicon (and the view from this side is really amazing!)
It is a modern melting-pot of creative culture from every continent, where you can truly learn and bring things to life in this real-time-response world. This is the best school for people in creative industries.
If and when situations now arise in my career as a creative leader, I not only have a body of theoretical knowledge, but a contacts book of fellow creatives who can share their experiences and insights. That’s invaluable.
Scholarships for Executive MBA in Creative Leadership

Financing & Scholarships

Investing in education is one of the best commitments one can make for their career. There are various ways to finance our Executive MBA, and the Berlin School of Creative Leadership will help find the best options to do so.

Thesis for part-time global Executive MBA in Creative Leadership

Thesis

In composing a thesis, participants focus on provoking, refreshing, and challenging the status quo of their industries.

Creative Business Leadership

The Creative Business Leadership Model© is the foundation of our learning method. It draws on a range of human and organizational learning skills with an underlying drive to respond to complex business activities, evolving technology, and accelerating global markets.

FAQ

Your questions, answered.

Who is eligible to apply?
Do I need a GMAT or TOEFL to apply?
I’m not a 'creative' or working in advertising; is this for me?
Is it just for those who work for major companies, or are independent business-owners, entrepreneurs, and freelancers also welcome?
Is this a certified MBA degree?
Can you tell me more about the curriculum?
Are scholarships or other kinds of financial aid available?
Is there a lot of course work between modules?