Olin Student Experience
Create knowledge ... Inspire individuals … and Transform business
. That’s our mission. Throughout our 11 degree and nondegree programs, we emphasize rigorous development of critical-thinking, global competence, and analytical, communication, and collaboration skills – equipping you to compete in today’s complex and uncertain business world. With alliances in Brazil, China, England, India, and Spain, Olin is advancing today’s business world and tomorrow’s global leaders.
A Culture for Learning and Exploration
Our Executive MBA students and faculty collaborate and learn in a team-based environment that drives critical analysis and creative application to real business problems ... your business problems. You will:
- Gain important insights through the active exchange of ideas
- Respond faster and more effectively to challenges and opportunities
- Influence, evaluate, and lead more successfully
- Reinforce your confidence in executing strategies
- Reconnect to the curiosity that is the core of a lifetime of learning
Through our actions and interactions, we cultivate a genuine and pervasive sense of community that extends beyond the Executive MBA experience. Alumni graduate with more than a degree; they take with them a new sense of self, maturity, and openness to change and growth. Jerry Yang
The Shanghai Classroom Experience
Our program strongly emphasizes group work because managers in today’s global economy need the ability to build and participate in teams in order to lead effectively. We assign each student to a group of seven to eight members and assign them group projects in class. These assignments often have tight deadlines and require the students to work together and draw on each individual member’s expertise. In this way, the groups in our program function as a core teaching component of the program.
Building Your Network
Our program aims to produce managers that are more than just well-trained – they are also well-connected and able to find the resources they need to be successful as global leaders. Throughout the program, we offer learning activities and social events that allow students to share their experience and expertise, and we coach them in how sharing freely builds the reputation and relationships that give their networks power.