Giorgi Bokuchava

GGSB MBA Graduate, Business
Development Executive at LSBF

"The GGSB MBA is challenging but hugely rewarding programme that will set you apart, and raise your profile..."

GGSB MBA – Specialisations

The GGSB MBA is structured to give you an in-depth understanding of the most important concepts in management with an international perspective, but it also offers the flexibility to tailor your degree with 8 pathways. You will choose from a range of specialisations, allowing you to synchronise your business degree to your existing career path or future aspirations – providing you with a finely tuned, unique business qualification.

All specialisations are available subject to student demand

Qualification: MBA
Duration: 24 month programme:
  • 12 months full-time on campus
  • 12 months Final Management Project
Start date: September
Campus available: London
Fees: Click for fees
  • Strong undergraduate degree from a recognised university
  • English Proficiency:
    • TOEFL – IBT: 94 (minimum of 22 in each band), computer-based: 240, paper-based: 587
    • IELTS – 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all areas)*
    • Cambridge Proficiency Exam: A, B, C
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) – minimum of 63
  • GMAT is not an obligatory requirement, but is considered an advantage and may be required for some applications. (Target score 550)
  • At least 3 years of relevant full time working experience

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  • Develop specialist business knowledge and practical experience, giving you a competitive advantage in both your final year, and your future career.
  • Opportunity to devote up to 6 months to company-based learning, either in the form of a work placement or a full-time paid internship.*
    *Please note, in order to devote up to six months to company-based learning, you need to have the right to work in the UK.

London Campus

MBA (Project Management)

Project Management Process

This module deals with project management methodologies as used in the industry and following project management methodology best practises. The second part of the module aims to give students an effective preparation to a career in project management using a professional approach. Students will develop their practical knowledge and ability to structure projects realistically, use effective scheduling tools, identify project risks, and implement control systems to keep on top of the project.

Project Management: Tools and Techniques

Future consultants will acquire the techniques and tools used to build successful projects. Students will learn how to use analysis tools and apply them for different situations such as project requirements or process workflow re-engineering. The module covers analysis of the present state of an organisation, the identification of problems and presenting a proposal for an implemented solution.

Project Management in Action

This module teaches formal methodology to include risk management in the practise of project management. A computer-based project simulation targets project management knowledge in realistic and challenging project situations, increasing experience and maturity. In teams of five, participants lead a simulated real-life project from the idea through to delivery, making real decisions and receiving feedback.

Grenoble Campus

MBA (Finance)

International Financial Management

The international financial environment is increasingly complex. Multinational firms, as compared to purely domestic ones have greater opportunities in terms of diversification, scale economies, and larger cost effective financing sources. On the other hand they also face greater risks: political instability, exchange rate fluctuations, and complex fiscal regulations.

Since, multi-nationality is an increasing feature of modern business, managers of firms (be they international or domestic) must have some of the knowledge and skills required by multinational business. The rapidly increasing integration of capital markets renders this even more imperative.

This module is, therefore, intended to expose students to the concepts, techniques and instruments of international financial management.

Investment and Valuation

Students will have to apply specific approaches in investment decision under uncertainty. Starting from a traditional approach, the module will focus on the financial characteristics of uncertain investment such as flexibility of investment decisions and the use of real option pricing techniques. The module also considers the essential components of valuation criteria and their application. The module ends with a consideration of the complexities of mergers, take overs, and spin off operations. The focus will be on high tech companies.

Managing Financial Performance

This module develops core financial skills focussing on a fundamental knowledge of financial markets. Students will cover such essentials as the effective analysis of financial statements and performance and translating this into a competitive strategy. The module also explores effective budgeting with emphasis on planning and control.

MBA (Innovation Management)

Challenges and external context of Innovation Management

The objective of this module will be for students to learn why and how most new technologies come out new ventures and small firms, the importance of networks, and to develop skills in managing legal and ethical issues in innovation. An examination of the basics of funding for innovation in start-ups and corporate ventures will be undertaken during this module.

Dynamics and Internal context of Innovation Management

This module is highly interactive and uses a variety of methods to ensure effective learning in a practical context. Short lectures, individual readings, group interaction, exercises, and case studies prepared individually will all be used to familiarise students with the dynamics and internal context of Innovation Management. Learning how innovation irrigates the different activities of a firm and developing skills for integrating innovation and technology into existing and new business practices will be the focus for this module.

Emerging Trends in Innovation Management

This module aims to provide an understanding of the different approaches in innovation coming from emerging countries and what can be used from these new frameworks. Students will learn to recognize and identify the increasing importance of networks, clusters, innovation ecosystems, and alliances and partnerships in an open and global innovation world.

MBA (Management Consulting)

The Management Consultant: Process and Tools

Students will be introduced to the human factors which impact the performance of a management consultant and will identify their own personal skills. The module will analyse the whole consulting process from a methodology viewpoint so that students will m aster the process through different stages. At the end of the module, students will have an overview of the range of tools available to a management consultant and the knowledge base to use them effectively.

Corporate Business Process for Consultants

This module aims to deal with the current issues facing companies in today's fast moving environment. The module will examine a wide range of modern global business processes, challenges, and opportunities from both the consultant's and manager's perspectives. Students will be provided with a learning platform to integrate and practise the skills and knowledge learned in the other modules in this specialisation. At the end of this module, students will understand the business processes which will ensure the growth and success of an organisation and contribute to its competitiveness.

Developing Consulting Expertise

The module will first examine a number of different topics which are often part of consulting assignments today and which will help the students to acquire not only skills, but also the values necessary to contribute to the success of a consultant. The second part of this module will look at the commercial environment in which these skills will be utilised, focussing on the challenges facing consulting firms and individual consultants and on how to run a successful consulting practice in today's environment.

MBA (International Business Development)

Companies are increasingly searching for effective business development specialists so this specialisation is now the international business option of the MBA menu. Highly applied, the focus is on the development of participants’ projects, from conception through to implementation, in order to provide effective methods applicable to any international business development project.

MBA (Entrepreneurship)

This specialisation has been designed to provide you with all technical and practical skills needed to work in start ups. You and your coursemates will work in teams on a real start-up project and all results will be stored on LaunchPad Central online platform.

You will have hands-on experience on the challenges of attracting investors as well as on all phases of the project: idea, investment and launch.

Paris Campus

MBA (Digital Business)

This Paris-based specialisation focuses on the rapidly changing electronic media environment and its impact on marketing activities and campaigns, therefore you will be analysing website communication, online consumer behavior, the growth in e-retailing as well as customer relationship management and the pivotal role of social media.

Viral marketing, search marketing, search engine optimization, paid search, affiliate marketing, e-mail marketing, blogging, internet advertising will be considered on a general level.

London/Paris Campus

MBA (Luxury Brand Management)

Advances and Trends in Luxury

Understand the creative processes behind the communication of luxury Develop insights into the cultural dimensions of luxuryExplain how a brand attains luxury status

Strategic Management of Luxury Brands

Critically assess, analyse and evaluate the processes, practices and procedures for effective leadership and management of organizations within the fashion and luxury brands sectors

Marketing and Communication for Luxury Brands

Critically assess the methods by which luxury brands are marketed and promotedEvaluate the nature and scale of brand management in the luxury goods and fashion industries

This specialisation takes place one week in London and two weeks in Paris.

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