2024 EFMD Executive Academy - Asia Stream

mon09dec(dec 9)08:45fri13(dec 13)14:002024 EFMD Executive Academy - Asia StreamLeading with Impact Location:Shanghai, China

Event Details

The Executive Academy is a state-of-the-art leadership development programme designed to address the needs of leadership roles in business schools.

It adopts a holistic approach, starting with a solid foundation of Leading oneself. In the first module participants explore their own leadership style, strengths and skills to develop. Leading others and Leading programmes/institutions are modules that focus on leadership in the context of higher education institutions and teams, and it the context of current management education as a whole. The goal of the programme is to equip participants with tools leading to deeper understanding and awareness of their skills, qualities and purpose and to align these with their role in their institutions and their teams, and to thrive as a leader in the innovative, digital age business school environment.

The Executive Academy journey is divided into three phases: 

  • A preparatory phase, which includes self-study and a comprehensive 360° feedback exercise.
  • A face-to-face week in the selected region, with the maximum of 20 participants admitted to each stream.
  • A project phase at the participants’ home institutions with support and feedback provided by peers and personal coaches.

Participants will:  

  • Advance through a self-discovery process to better understand their strengths and limitations, which will contribute to the bridging of self-knowledge and self-leadership.
  • Learn how to drive a strategy-driven programme design and review process, how to manage different performance layers and how to interlink stakeholder expectations and satisfaction.
  • Understand and implement disruptive strategies in business education and map performance metrics to actions and milestones.

Target group:

Programme Directors, Associate/Assistant Deans of Teaching & Learning, and Senior Program Managers with a complete overview of (though not necessarily direct responsibility for) the entire academic cycle: admissions, programme design & administration, career services, and alumni management. For each stream intake, the Executive Academy also seeks to accept managers of corporate universities or executives of corporate talent management departments to cross-fertilize group learning. Corporate participants can improve their understanding of and their ability to interact with business schools.

Application process: 

A rigorous and challenging admission process ensures that peer-to-peer interaction in the Executive Academy will be meaningful and ability-enhancing for all participants.

  1. Please fill in and submit the application form below.
  2. Your application will be reviewed by the EA Director.
  3. You will be interviewed during a 30-minute call with the Programme Stream Leader or EA Director.
  4. Upon completion of the steps above, the EA Director will submit the recommendation for your admission.
  5. Upon admission, we will ask you to register for the event via a link to a registration form that we will send to you via email.

Pre-programme materials:  

The preparatory phase of the programme will commence on 11 November, 2024. 



“The EFMD Global Academy was a transformative experience that exceeded all expectations. It not only sharpened my leadership skills but also fostered a profound understanding of leading oneself and driving program excellence. This academy is a beacon of innovation and empowerment, equipping leaders to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of leadership with confidence and vision. I am immensely grateful for this remarkable journey and the invaluable insights it provided.”

Marilena Antoniadou, Faculty Director of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK


“Attending the EFMD Executive Academy Leadership training program was such a rewarding experience. I learned a lot about myself, my drivers and sharpened my vision/purpose. It opened up new perspectives for me enhancing my leadership skills to support EM Normandie Business School in its development. I also met amazing people there and I am so pleased to be part of this new network.”

Laurence Boiteux, Director for International Affairs, EM Normandie, France



Practical information

Programme Fees

EARLY Bird fee through 30 June 2024

  • EFMD member: € 3.500
  • EFMD non-member € 4.000

REGULAR fee as of 1 July 2024

  • EFMD member: € 4.000
  • EFMD non-member: € 4.500

LATE fee as of 28 October 2024

  • EFMD member: € 4.500
  • EFMD non-member: € 5.000

The tuition fee excludes travel expenses and local accommodation.

Available discounts

Discounts are available for:

  • New members of EFMD
  • EDAF institutions
  • Institutions cooperating with EFMD through International projects

For more information please contact Anna Jirova.


Shanghai, China



699 Hongfeng Rd, Pudong, Shanghai, China


december 9 (monday) 8:45 - december 13 (friday) 14:00