Offshore Wind Energy MBA for SME employees

The development of the MBA programme is conducted as part of the Inn2POWER work package "Improving the workforce".

To improve the innovation capacity of the North Sea Region, the Inn2POWER project will enhance the required availability of a skilled workforce for SMEs in the offshore wind sector. Therefore MBA modules have been developed in close cooperation between companies from the Offshore Wind Industry and partnering knowledge institutes.

The Offshore Wind Energy MBA caters for the specific needs of companies in the Offshore Wind Industry by combining new research with the business challenges of the industry. All modules will be conducted in English, will be carried out in the different partner countries and aim especially for participants with an engineer’s background – but are open for all people with relevant business experience and a Bachelor’s degree. Single or several modules can be booked and participants will get a certificate after passing the module.

The modules will center on real life business cases. Actual consultancy tasks and problems will be presented and the participants will learn how to apply the latest theory and experience to actual business challenges for OWI companies.

The next modules of the Offshore Wind Energy MBA will start soon. Beginning in September, Prof. Dr. Alexandros Psychogios (Birmingham City University) and Stefaan Vanhaecke & Annelies Stiers (both from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind) will have a close look at "People Management". The course aims at improving students’ competences in leadership, by mostly focusing on challenging and turbulent contexts and enable them to realize the aspects of effective leadership and performance management of people and organizations. In particular, the course seeks to provide an in-depth understanding of the inner dynamics of human brain that enabling organizational decisions and boosting leadership capabilities targeting at high performance levels of individuals and teams.
Starting in November, Tove Brink (Associate Professor at University of Southern Denmark) and Lisbeth Brøde Jepsen (project manager at the Energy Innovation Cluster) will be lecturing in the module "Innovation through Collaboration". There they aim at providing a deep understanding of how companies in the offshore wind energy sector can leverage upon collaboration to stimulate innovation and to build competitive advantages, as well as the managerial challenges they encounter as they do so. With the approach that innovation processes increasingly require collaboration, this module will introduce participants to concepts, methods and tools to improve their capacity to manage the entire innovation process from creative idea creation to implementation.
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On 18 June 2019, there will be an Info-Meeting Offshore Wind MBA Hamburg | More Info!


The first modules being offered are:

9–10 September 2019 Offshore Wind MBA Module "People Management" Pt.I | Course description

19–20 September 2019 Offshore Wind MBA Module "People Management" Pt.II | Course description

4–5 December 2019 Offshore Wind MBA Module "Innovation through Collaboration" Pt.I |

9–10 December 2019 Offshore Wind MBA Module "Innovation through Collaboration" Pt.II |


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