I was really convinced that the Global Executive MBA from École des Ponts was the best education I could get. It is one of the top three leading engineering schools in France, known on a worldwide basis and I was fully confident that doing an MBA at École des Ponts would create the right momentum to move up in my career.
Three months into the program, I was promoted to project manager within my previous company, the Capgemini Group. The program also helped me find my new assignment with Metanext at Société Générale. Furthermore, the E-MBA degree has improved many of my skills.
What’s most special about the Global Executive MBA is that it gives you a holistic view on business on top of being an expert. In my opinion, the business plan development course is one of the most important courses in the MBA program. It gives you a ‘ready-to-go’ kit if you’re planning to launch your own company. And even if you’re not planning to be an entrepreneur it is a great tool and asset to have for your internal and external customers and your investors.
Baume, Georges Ph.D.
Senior lecturer, MBA Program Director in Hong Kong, Graduate School of Business, Adelaide University, Australia
Ph.D., University of Adelaide, Australia
MBA, Management, University of Adelaide, Australia
MSc., Computational Mathematics, Oxford University, UK
Dr Georges Baume: The University of Adelaide Business School
Specialisations: Strategic and Corporate Management and Company Turnarounds.
Georges is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Adelaide’s Business School. Georges has extensive experience in graduate management education in Australia, Europe, and Southeast Asia. He has delivered executive education programs and worked as a consultant for a wide variety of clients worldwide including: Hyatt International Hotels, Mandarin Oriental International Hotels, the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, the South Australian Police Force, the Australian United Fire Union, Australia Post, the Pernod Ricard Group, Orlando Wyndham, David Medlow Chocolates Inc, Mimosa Clinic, Mirabelle Pty Ltd, Sanofi-Synthelabo Inc, Filopur Pty Ltd, Temasek Holding, Eventi International in Malaysia, the Riverland Wine Industry Development Council Inc., the Asia Pacific Management Centre and Institute in Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as the Hopkins Training and Education Group in Hong Kong.
In 2009 Dr Baume was awarded a national citation by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council “for sustained commitment to excellence in the delivery of MBA courses to transnational postgraduate students, resulting in students’ growth as confident, critical thinkers and decision makers”. In 2009, Georges was also awarded the prestigious Stephen Cole the Elder prize for teaching excellence at The University of Adelaide.
Georges has a wide range of business experience, with skills in managing, consulting, teaching and research. He has an excellent practical knowledge of corporate and strategic management. His previous areas of responsibilities include: Head of the School of Human Resource Studies at the University of South Australia, Associate Dean International at the University of Adelaide, a member of that University’s strategic planning review committee and a consultant in the preparation of strategic plans for a range of clients in the public and private sectors. He has travelled extensively and worked in the U.K., France, Canada, Finland, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. His main area of management and research interests lies with the service and manufacturing sectors. In 2009 he co-authored and published:
Laanti R., McDougall, F. and Baume, G. (2009) ‘How well do traditional theories explain the internationalisation of service MNEs from small and open economies? – Case: National telecommunication companies’, Management International Review. Vol. 49 No. 1.
Laanti R., McDougall, F. and Baume, G. (2009) ‘Evolving value networks in the telecommunications industry: Internationalisation of national telecommunications operators from small and open economies’, in In Lee (ed.) Handbook of Research on Telecommunications Planning and Management for Business, Hershey, PA: IGI Global. pp 173-193.
Georges’ qualifications include a Ph.D, and an M.B.A. from the University of Adelaide, and a M.Sc. from Oxford University. Georges is a Chartered Member of the Australian Human Resource Institute and a Fellow of the Australian Management Institute.
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- Baume, G. et al. 2009. How well do traditional theories explain the internationalisation of service MNEs from small and open economies? Case: National telecommunication companies.Management International Review, 49(1).
- Baume, G.et a l. 2009. Evolving value networks in the telecommunications industry: Internationalisation of national telecommunications operators from small and open economies. In Lee (ed.) Handbook of research on telecommunications planning and management for business(pp. 173-193). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
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