The EMBA Consortium for Global Business Innovation is a collaborative 
venture involving ten leading business schools from around the world 
whose main objectives are to provide a strong international experience 
to their Executive MBA students in a simple and cost-effective manner.  
Launched in 2011, each of its member schools organizes a one-week 
intensive program consisting of classroom lectures and discussions, 
company visits and cultural activities, focused on business innovation 
within its geographic region and with a specific theme based on their 
expertise and competence.  EMBA participants at all schools choose which 
International Week module to attend based on their personal and 
professional interests.  Over 1,200 EMBA students have participated in 
the program since its founding.

Our current members are:
• *Brazil:* Coppead Graduate Business School, Federal University of Rio 
de Janeiro.
• *China:* School of Economics and Business Administration, Chongqing 
• *India: *Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
• *Italy: *Bologna Business School, University of Bologna
• *Russia:* MIRBIS Institute, Moscow
• *South Africa:* University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town
• *Turkey:* Sabanci University School of Management, Istanbul
• *United Kingdom: *Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University
• *United States:* Chapman Graduate School of Business, Florida 
International University, Miami, and the Lucas Graduate School of 
Business, San José State University, California

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_The Position_

The Executive Director is appointed by and reports to the governing 
board of the EMBA Consortium for Global Business Innovation, the 
“Council”, an organism constituted by representatives of all member 
schools, and to the Council’s elected Chair.  The Executive Director 
(ED) oversees the activities of the Consortium and is responsible for 
their overall success and for the well being and learning experience of 
the students that participate in its annual International Week.  He/she 
is also responsible for the adherence by the member schools to the rules 
established by all the partners to the Council, which are outlined in 
the By-Laws of the Consortium, and for the promotion of the Consortium 
to other universities, business schools and international organizations.

In carrying out this mandate, the ED needs to interact closely with the 
respective Program Directors and Program Managers at each of the member 
schools and exercise leadership over the conduct of the Consortium’s 
overall program.  Additionally, the ED shall provide the Council with an 
annual evaluation of all programs that constituted the International 
Week at all member schools, together with a plan for the implementation 
of corrective actions that may be required based on this feedback.

The Executive Director manages the budget of the Consortium through The 
Executive MBA Corporation, Inc., a non-for-profit 501(c)-4 corporation 
registered in the State of Florida.  He or she is required to prepare an 
annual financial report as well as a budget for the coming year that are 
presented to the Council at its annual meeting and which is the basis 
for the determination of the Annual Fees charged each of the members for 
the coming year.

Finally, the ED is primarily responsible, working closely with the 
Council, for seeking, proposing and recruiting additional schools to 
join the Consortium.  He or she is also responsible for proposing, 
evaluating, and developing additional programs that might be offered to 
the students and alumni of the Consortium program outside the annual 
International Week.

As the Consortium is a relatively young organization, it is likely that 
its modus operandi will evolve over time within its current 
decentralized structure.  Consequently, the ED’s job is bound to evolve 
as well and the incumbent will need considerable leadership skills and 
flexibility to accommodate to any new requirements of the organization.

_Preferred Qualifications_

Ideally, the successful candidate should meet most of these qualifications:
1.    Academic degree (PhD or DBA) and experience in a major business 
school with strong international programs.
2.    Experience with Executive MBA programs, either as a teacher or 
program director in such programs.
3.    Evidence of strong international orientation in his/her research, 
teaching, consulting and/or professional activities and associations.
4.    Cross-cultural sensitivity as evidenced by having worked and lived 
in multiple geographies.
5.    Language skills: a preference for bi-lingual ability to include 
English and in one of the program countries.
6.    Evidence of leadership abilities such as program administration, 
dean or associate dean positions, professional standing, etc.

_Compensation and Timing_

Currently, the Executive Director is defined as a part-time position 
requiring a total commitment of approximately 50-60 days spread out 
throughout the year.  Whether or not some of the more administrative 
tasks can be delegated to staff assistants will have a bearing on the 
total time commitment and, of course, the budget.  Current compensation 
is established at $40,000 annually for the Executive Director, and there 
is a budget of approximately $20,000 for costs associated with running 
the website and staff assistants.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documentation:
1.    A one-page biographical summary;
2.    A complete CV with all details on educational background and 
previous positions;
3.    A letter of interest and qualifications for the position; and
4.    Three professional references.
These materials should be submitted to the Chair of the Council at 
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September 1st, 2017, but earlier if possible, to receive full 
consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

The Consortium’s Nomination Committee will ask selected candidates to 
participate in video-conference interviews during the month of 
September.  Finalists will be invited to attend the next Council meeting 
scheduled for October 26-27, 2017 in San José, California, USA.


José R. de la Torre
Executive Director
1581 Brickell Ave, Suite 503
Miami, FL 33129 USA

+1 305 490-1328
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