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Executive Education: Open Programmes

Business 360
Terence Tse & Mark Esposito
Short programme
Duration: 2 days
Language: English
Campus: London
Dates: october 2018

Taught by:

Terence Tse
Ph.D. in Management Studies
Associate Professor, ESCP Europe Business School

Marc Esposito
Instructor at Harvard Extension School

All enquiries:

Francesco Morrone

Deputy Head of Executive Education
Mobile: +44 (0)7702 930635
Office: +44 (0)20 7443 8816


Unlike a traditional business course, Business 360 stresses multiple perspectives of business and merges them into a holistic and seamless view.


This course helps Executives understand the complex and rapid reforming business landscape today. Managers will find themselves out of tune with reality very quickly if they are not broadly - indeed very broadly - interested in what happens around the world.


This course is specifically designed for MBAs/Executives of medium-sized or large companies involved in the design and/or the implementation of business strategy, as well as corporate consultants intending to sharpen and update their expertise in the business world.

Average participants in class: 10

Admission Criteria

All enquiries:

Francesco Morrone
Deputy Head of Executive Education
Mobile: +44 (0)7702 930635
Office: +44 (0)20 7443 8816

Academic Direction

Dr Terence Tse
is an Associate Professor at the ESCP Europe London campus. Before joining ESCP Europe in 2006, he worked at Ernst & Young, focusing on advisory to the UK financial services sector.

Terence began his career as a mergers and acquisitions analyst at Schroders in Montréal and New York. Throughout his career, he has been a consultant to different companies, including a University of Cambridge-based biotech start-up and major corporations such as Laing O'Rouke, Shell, F&C Asset Management, Alitalia and Alliance Boots.

He obtained his doctoral degree from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK. He also holds a Master of Arts in Corporate Strategy and Governance from the University of Nottingham, UK, and a Master of Economics from the Universität des Saarlandes, Germany. Terence earned his Bachelor of Arts in German and Economics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Terence has published a number of articles in the areas of corporate finance and management in English, Chinese and Italian.

Mark Esposito
is an Instructor at Harvard Extension School. At Harvard, Mark teaches Systems Thinking and Complexity Management for the Extension and Summer Schools, and serves as Affiliate Faculty and Institutes Council Co-Leader at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC), developed at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School.

He is Founder & Director of the Lab-Center for Competitiveness, a think tank affiliated with the MOC network of Prof. Michael Porter at Harvard Business School, which purports to study competitiveness as a bottom-up approach towards the creation of equality in society. He acts as Vice-President of the Institute for Transformative Thought & Learning, a US based think tank. He is a Research Fellow of the Center for Business and Sustainability at Ashridge Business School as well as Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Program in Sustainability  Leadership in the UK. Since 2011, Mark is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Competitiveness in India and in 2012 was nominated for Young Global Leaders initiative at the World Economic Forum.

Mark is the author and co-author of 8 books, over 25 case studies, and his academic work appears regularly on the Academy of Management, as well as The Economist and Harvard Business  Review. Mark was profiled as 'Professor of the Week' in the  Financial Times in March 2012, where he contributed to the FT lexicon with three terms.

Mark consults in the area of Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Strategies worldwide, including Board of Directors, Communities and National Governments.

Fees and financing

Registration fee for participants is £2,500.
Early bird discount 10% applicable until the end of August.
Discounts for PhD students available upon request.





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Key points

This two-day course covers four specific areas:

1) Current state of business environment

  • Focuses on the major current issues and developments on the world stage across perspectives
  • Explores major events such as problems in the developed countries, the rise (and fall) of BRICs, the Eurozone crisis, Black Swans, etc.

2) Fundamental drivers of the economy

  • Examines how a country's performance affects and determines the business environment as well as its social progress imperative
  • Discusses how managers/firms can take advantage of the rapidly reforming business landscape e.g. Fast-Expanding Markets

3) Designing and managing complexity in organisations for new opportunities and sustained growth

  • Examines the need to "manage a firm for growth" vs. "manage a firm for financial profitability" in different business landscapes
  • Develops the ability to design new organisational structures for new sustained growth models, building on system dynamics and concepts of robust/adaptive/antifragile strategies

4) Communication effectiveness

  • Introduces/reviews how to produce a storyline out of substantial amount of information
  • Explains how to incorporate said storyline into presentations for maximum communication effectiveness

Learning Outcomes

Participants will enhance their managerial and analytical skills by:

  • Familiarising themselves with the latest business developments
  • Understanding and discussing how changes in the business landscape affect company performances
  • Recognising cyclicality of crises and the underlying root causes that lead to imbalances
  • Developing insights into the causes and drivers of the latest business and economic issues
  • Thinking about where the next sources of economic and company growth can be found beyond traditional analytical and economic indicators
  • Understanding the importance and impact of expanding a business and expanding the cash flows
  • Conducting rigorous analysis on how the external business environment can affect the strategic drivers and the finance of a company
  • Honing communication skills through storytelling
  • Refining the skills in writing PowerPoint presentations in a professional manner

Pedagogical Approach

Up-to-date and relevant issues relating to the various topics covered will be brought up for discussion with a limited number of highly motivated participants (10 maximum). A group of this size specifically favours interactivity and learning based on experience. The course leader guarantees that selected speakers will provide the necessary expertise and will focus on the most pertinent cases.

The main student assessment is a group presentation based on a capstone case specifically written for the purpose. This will enable students to pull together the course content and utilise it to make informed decisions. Consequently, students will also be given ample opportunities to hone their analytical and communication skills as well as abilities to deal with uncertainty.

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