Global MBA

Academic aspects

Academic aspects

The Program

The Alliance Global MBA is a double degree program where participants receive an MBA degree from their home institution plus a Master of Global Management (MGM) degree from Tulane University. Students and alumni of partner MBA, EMBA, and PMBA programs enroll in six modules focused on global strategy to complete the double degree requirements. They travel to five different countries with a cohort of classmates from Latin America, Asia, and the US. Five modules are offered in one-week intensive executive format. The consulting project module continues over 5 months.

The Differentiators

The major features that differentiate the Alliance Global MBA include the following:

  • Master of Global Management (MGM); Global Management Certificate;
  • Join a cohort of experienced professionals from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the US;
  • Program offered through an alliance of top business schools including: IESA, ITAM, and UniAndes in Latin America; BMI in Europe; and SJTU in China;

(Supporting partners include ESCP in Europe and XMU in China)

  • Program structure permitting currently enrolled students, as well as alumni, to participate in the program;
  • Curriculum focused on the current challenges of global business strategy and management.

Curriculum and Program Structure

  • The GMBA program structure uses core coursework from the partner MBA, EMBA, and PMBA programs and apply the core coursework credits toward the Master of Global Management (MGM)


  • This double degree program would require the completion of 6 modules taken beyond (or incorporated in) the MBA curriculum. Five modules are offered in one-week intensive executive format. A global consulting project module continues over 5 months.


  • The modules would be theme or problem based and would be hosted by a partner school. For example, the curriculum would include a theme-based module focused on cross-cultural management offered at Tulane University. In this module participants work in international teams to address problems of managing people internationally and issues of ethics and leadership.


  • Other modules would be focused on international finance, global supply chains, global strategy, negotiations, as examples shown below.

The following courses will be offered during the 2019-20 academic year*:

Global Strategy & Competition India Aug 5-10, 2019
International Finance Mexico City Dec 9-13, 2019
Cross Cultural Management New Orleans Jan 3-9, 2020
Global Consulting Project US/Europe Jan-May, 2020
Global Negotiations Brussels May 18-22, 2020
Global Supply Chains Shanghai Aug 10-14, 2020

*Dates are tentative.

  • The entire program would be offered over a 12 month period. Participants could complete the modules over an extended period if preferred.
  • All of these modules would be required for the Global MBA double-degree program participants.


All modules would be staffed with faculty from Tulane University and involve the support of partner school faculty in design and implementation of the curriculum.

Travel and Accommodations

Tuition for the Global MBA program includes graduate instruction for six (32 contact hour) graduate courses plus the books and materials required for these courses. In addition, housing and two meals per day will be provided on all travel excursions. Evening meals will be provided on special occasions. Students will be responsible for their own transportation expenses to and from the city where classes will be held as well as travel within those cities (including travel from airports to hotels) unless otherwise provided by the program. Students will be required to travel to New Orleans, Mexico City, Shanghai, Brussel sand India to attend classes.