WHU and IESE join forces

Boosting Board Member Performance: WHU and IESE Join Forces to Launch New Program

  • WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and IESE Business School are launching a unique Executive Education program aimed at improving corporate and supervisory board member effectiveness. The international program, which starts in May 2021, will be taught in Düsseldorf, Munich and Barcelona.

February 2, 2021. The joint High-Performance Board Member Program of WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and IESE Business School enables participants to enhance their executive impact by focusing on the critical issues and strategic challenges facing organizations today: digitization, stakeholder management and how to successfully counteract corruption. The program combines a dynamic practical approach with methods academically proven to get results, including interactive lectures, team-based projects, case studies and guest speaker sessions with distinguished supervisory board members from some of Europe’s largest companies.

“In a business landscape characterized by constantly evolving challenges, the High-Performance Board Member Program provides top-level executives with critical strategic tools for shaping the future of their organizations to secure long-term success,” states Professor Dr. Serden Ozcan, Chair of Innovation and Corporate Transformation at WHU. “Participants will benefit from the cooperation between the two highly ranked Business Schools,” he adds.

The program is designed for senior-level executives who currently serve on corporate boards and those who aspire to transition into this role, as well as senior managers who seek to engage more effectively with their board.

Marc Sachon, professor of Production, Technology and Management at IESE Business School, says, “by drawing on the deep expertise of both institutions and by collaborating with their high level C-suite peers, participants will learn how to boost overall board performance and drive business value.”

The three modules of the High-Performance Board Member Program will take place on the WHU campus in Düsseldorf, followed by IESE Business School´s campuses in Munich and Barcelona, comprising seven days in total from May 31, 2021 to September 08, 2021. Participants will be taught by world-class faculty from both institutions, including the program´s Academic Directors: Professor Dr. Serden Ozcan, Chair of Innovation and Corporate Transformation, as well as, on the part of IESE Business School, Professor Marc Sachon, Ph.D., Professor of Production, Technology and Management.

About WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management:

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is an internationally oriented, privately financed business school with university status, located in Vallendar and Düsseldorf. At WHU, more than 50 faculty members research and teach in the fields of management, finance and accounting, economics, entrepreneurship and innovation, marketing and sales, and supply chain management. WHU’s high level of research competence is the result of a focus on three fundamental research principles: quality, internationality, and relevance for teaching and practice.

WHU’s strategy is based on four core values: excellence, entrepreneurship, strong cohesion, and a cosmopolitan culture. An atmosphere characterized by openness, curiosity, diversity, and equal opportunities is of utmost importance to WHU. Further information.

About IESE Business School:

IESE is the graduate business school of the University of Navarra. It is one of the world’s most international business schools, with campuses in Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, New York and São Paulo, and programs offered throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. For more than 60 years, IESE has been at the forefront of management education and leadership development. It has done this through offering transformational educational experiences to more than 50,000 entrepreneurs and executives.

IESE´s mission today remains the same as it was back when it was founded in 1958: to educate and inspire leaders who wish to have a positive and lasting impact on people, business and society. This effort has been recognized by the Financial Times ranking, which for the sixth consecutive year has positioned IESE as the number 1 school in the world for executive education. Further information.