Team Learning

Team Learning Throughout the EMBA

Successful managers are able to function in all kinds of teams, ranging from the short-term and cross-functional to the long-term or product-development oriented. They need to know how teams operate, how to be a contributing team player, and how to lead high-performance teams in many different situations.

Thanks to the program’s intimate structure, you’ll find team learning is a cornerstone of the Boston University EMBA experience—both within and beyond the classroom. Faculty teams work together to deliver core subject material and create an effective team learning environment. EMBA students take part in study teams, teaming exercises, and team feedback throughout the program. And throughout it all, we offer ample support to help participants capitalize on the power of teams.

The Team Learning Course

Spanning the entire 18-month EMBA program is the Team Learning course. Integrated across the five modules and four residence weeks, including the capstone business plan, the course covers peer feedback, contracting, assessment of group process, decsion-making, and leadership.

Team Learning in the Capstone Project

In your second year, you further build on your core team skills with a team project called Capstone. The capstone project is closely integrated with the international seminar, and requires each team to develop a plan for the creation of a new business opportunity. This final team process thus helps you develop skills in observation, customer contact, cross-functional improvement, and strategic thinking.