The University of Mannheim Business School has officially launched the “European Management Track” (EMT) – a new international study option on master’s level – last week together with its partners Copenhagen Business School, ESSEC Business School and IE Business School.
In Brussels, Belgium, the “Capital of Europe”, 55 students of the first cohort, professors from ESSEC teaching the EMT introductory seminar, and twelve representatives from the four partnering schools kicked-off the program. During the three-day intensive seminar, the EMT students had the pleasure to be taught by two highest-level experts on the EU: Professor Francesco Marchi and Professor Florent Blanc from ESSEC Business School who consult and teach not only at ESSEC but also work for the European Union. The seminar started with interactive sessions on the various European institutions, their history and set-ups today as well as the international and external communication and negotiation processes followed by guest speakers talking about their work and experiences in the EU institutions.
After the launching event in Brussels, the first 55 EMT students started their exchange semester at one of the four EMT schools participating in several cohort-specific courses specializing in EU-related topics. At Mannheim and CBS, lectures have already started, the teaching periods at IE and ESSEC will commence soon. In October and November, the whole EMT class of 2022 will meet again for exclusive online conferences and an on-site visit to the University of Mannheim before the EMT studies officially end shortly before Christmas. Professor Dr. Christoph Bode, Mannheim’s academic lead of the EMT, said that he is “absolutely delighted to finally teach the first EMT cohort in Negotiation and Procurement in presence in Mannheim’s palace after all these months of preparations for the EMT launch”.
The Business School’s international affairs team is already preparing for cohort 2, which will be selected later this year from the new Master in Management cohort that recently started their studies in Mannheim.