The Open Borders MBA is a high-level executive program for experienced managers from the Euregio and beyond. It is jointly designed by 3 academic partners: HEC Liège, UHasselt and FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, with the support of the German-speaking Community of Belgium.
Drawing on a tradition of more than one hundred years of business academic training, these institutions have joined forces to offer the best program for managers focusing on international management. Since 2012, our institutions have been recruiting high-flyers into this international and cutting-edge program.
The Open Borders MBA acts as a career booster for the participants by offering a comprehensive overview of the managerial skills necessary for tomorrow’s leaders. It also benefits from the EQUIS and AACSB accreditations at the Master level.
Above all, it is a human adventure that provides participants with different backgrounds a mutual enrichment that will impact their future careers.
|Because it’s a part-time MBA compatible with your full-time job|
|For its practical approach based on real-life cases|
|To get to the strategic level of top leaders|
|To get awarded with a Master’s degree* and an MBA certificate|
|To dive into a multicultural environment|
|For its all-inclusive formula|
*Accredited EQUIS and AACSB by HEC Liège
Alumni - What they say about us ! (Video)
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A program for experienced managers (Video)
The Open Borders MBA launch press conference
Graduation Ceremony, 2015 - Cohort 2
Business Game - Cohort 3
Team Building - Cohort 4
Graduation Ceremony, 2016 - Cohort 3
“One of the roles of business schools throughout the world is to provide their surrounding economy with managers who know how to add value to their company’s projects.
To do so, business schools need to listen to and even anticipate the needs of businesses and translate them into skills and competencies taught in their evolving programs....
Over the last two decades, growing globalization has brought about the need to produce and sell in networks, to think in multicultural terms and to set up international projects.
This new economic setting makes traditional skills all the more crucial. Professional language skills, an ability to work with partners from new horizons and an understanding of the cultural aspects of markets are assets when it comes to winning contracts, delivering products and services and setting up research and development projects.
With their expertise in business teaching and research, their decades of experience in language teaching and student exchange programs and their partnerships within their local economy, the HEC Liège - Management School of the University of Liège, the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences and Hasselt University find themselves ideally equipped to set up an MBA centered on the needs of businesses, whether local or international, large or small, and within a Euregional, European or worldwide scope."
“The Executive MBA program is a stepping stone for anyone who plans a career in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine and elsewhere. The international orientation combined with an interregional focus is well received by companies and, in this form, is unique for an MBA program. The Open Borders MBA enables managers to expand their knowledge of management and business issues. Participants systematically deepen their management skills and they develop new fields of knowledge and work techniques. With the MBA degree, they are fully prepared to the future challenges of a global and digital economy.”
“The Open Borders MBA emanates the true nature of the Euregio:
socio-economic dynamics at the cultural crossroads of Germany, The Netherlands and
Belgium. In full respect of the businesses, companies and industries that underpin
the economic development of this region - among the most export-oriented of the world
- the Open Borders MBA breathes an intercultural and timely perspective on local business
with a global focus
The Open Borders MBA is a no-nonsense and fully accredited MBA degree programme that
has proven its relevance for almost a decade. The selected executive participant grows
in functional management themes, in strategic decision-making for business development and,
last but not least, into a general manager ready to deal with the next decade’s challenges
in organizations that foster sustainable value with an aim to running an extra mile.
The Open Borders MBA embraces an academic approach while permanently checking the relevance
of its themes with business. Therefore, all modules rely on co-teaching between academics and
business experts. This way, the Open Borders MBA does not give fishes. The executive participant
learns how to be better at fishing as a critical analyst, an agile decision-maker and as future-creating leader.“