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Reimagining Business Excellence

Purpose-Driven Leadership in the MENA Region

 

Key Benefits for Participants

Enhance your network and forge new connections with similarly-minded leaders and entrepreneurs from the MENA region

Engage in joint strategic thinking with regional experts and executives about real world problems

Learn from Notre Dame faculty about cutting edge research that supports making your business be a force for good in the region


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Interested in the Reimagining Business Excellence program?

You can also contact us by calling
+972(0)2-5422916 or emailing rbeundt@nd.edu


Applications

Send your application and motivation letter to participate in the program by December 15, 2022. 

Special grant available: All applicants are encouraged to apply for a fellowship in their motivation letter with a potential to receive a fee reduction of up to 100%.

 

Program Brochure   Sample Program Schedule   Application Process   Apply Now


About the Program

Reimagining Business Excellence (RBE) is an intensive program designed to equip those purpose-driven leaders with the necessary tools, know-how and network to succeed in their entrepreneurial endeavors and be agents for a better future for all. The program will focus on the larger MENA region, exploring the increasing challenges and new opportunities.

The program provides theoretical foundations in strategic decision making, ethics and relevant regional knowledge. At its core, the program is based on practice-oriented instruction, allowing participants to work together with faculty from the University of Notre Dame and other leading international universities and industry executives on real-world problems with case studies from the MENA region.

RBE is administered by the University of Notre Dame at Tantur (UNDT), an integral part of Notre Dame International (NDI). UNDT is committed to bring together a diverse and inclusive group of future leaders that care for the larger region, stewarding an attitude of multilateral dignity and respect.

This program and the special fellowship model were made possible through the generosity of Mr. Tim Schlindwein of Chicago, Illinois, USA, Notre Dame Class of 1969.

Curriculum

The program's curriculum includes the following key modules.

Modules taught by regional experts and faculty from the University of Notre Dame and other leading institutions:

  • Business Excellence in Creating Wealth and Respecting Human Rights, taught by Georges Enderle, John T. Ryan Jr. Professor Emeritus of International Business Ethics at the Mendoza College of Business and Concurrent Professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Development Opportunities for Business in the Region, taught by Atef Al Shabrawi, Economic Development Advisor at the World Bank
  • GCC States as Economies between Oil and Diversification, taught by Eckart Woertz, Director of GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies, Hamburg
    Professor for contemporary history and politics of the Middle East at the University of Hamburg
  • Innovative Finance and Islamic Finance for the Next Business Generation, taught by Atef Al Shabrawi, Economic Development Advisor at the World Bank
  • Rawabi Case Study Presentation, taught by Kristen Collett-Schmitt, Associate Teaching Professor of Finance, University of Notre Dame
  • Socially Responsible and Sustainable Entrepreneurship, taught by Melissa Paulsen, Director, Pulte Institute for Global Development’s Entrepreneurship and Education Division and Term Teaching Professor of the Practice, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame
  • Voicing Values for Organizational Leadership, taught by Jessica McManus Warnell, Teaching Professor of Management & Organization, University of Notre Dame

Who Should Attend

Teams or individuals in senior management positions as well as “rising stars” with the professional focus in management, strategy, business development, corporate social responsibility, public affairs, marketing, communications (non-exhaustive list).

We welcome organizations of all sizes from a wide range of industries in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.


University of Notre Dame Team

 

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Kristen Collett-Schmitt

Associate Dean for Innovation and Inclusion and Associate Teaching Professor in Finance at Mendoza College of Business

 

 

Georges Enderle

 

Georges Enderle

Professor Emeritus of International Business Ethics at Mendoza College of Business
 

 

 

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Jessica McManus Warnell

Teaching Professor of Management and Organization at Mendoza College of Business
 

 

 

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Melissa Paulsen

Director, Pulte Institute Entrepreneurship and Education Division
Term Teaching Professor of the Practice, Keough School of Global Affairs

 

 

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Daniel Schwake

Executive Director, University of Notre Dame at Tantur
 


Regional Executives and Experts

 

Atef El Shabrawi Abdelrazek

 

Atef Al Shabrawi

Economic Development Advisor at the World Bank


 

 

Bashar Masri

 

Bashar Masri

Chairman of Massar International
 

 

 

Eckart Woertz

 

Eckart Woertz

Director of GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies, Hamburg
Professor for contemporary history and politics of the Middle East at the University of Hamburg