Jan 2015 - Sep 2016
“Strategy is the art of creating superior performance,” stated Professor Thomas Powell as he led EMBA-12 into a deep dive of the elements of strategy, strategic thinking and operational frameworks. A richly textured module covered the art of industry analysis, organizational decision making, competition, the process of creating a strategy and how to drive strategic change agenda. It was an exhiliarating and dynamic week with models, frameworks, case studies and much to take back to the office and workplace in terms of ideas and applications.
In parallel, throughout the week, the class engaged with Professor Oren Sussman on firms and markets which looked at macro economic models and key drivers of global ecnomic activity. Topics like foreign exchange, interest rates and capital markets were explored.
Our weekly tradition of visiting one college each module, took us to St. Hilda’s, about 15-minutes away from SBS, for a wonderful evening of cocktails, dinner and toasts. But by far, one of the highlights of this module was the class portrait – an annual tradition of taking a formal and traditional school class portrait in full uniform. Students were lined up on the lawn based on height and then led into the stalls constructed on the lawn of SBS for a formal portrait. Getting a highly charged, intelligent group of students to line up by size and follow a few simple directions, proved to be a mighty test for our class photographer as you will see!
Greek toastmaster, Vasilios Zafeiris, along with two other Greek/Cypriot classmates, shared the best of Greek history, traditions and culture, along with fine wines/spirits!Back to top of article