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Andreas Schotter wins award for innovative CEMS learning project

Jun 18, 2020

Andreas Schotter

Associate Professor Andreas Schotter

Ivey’s Andreas Schotter, EMBA ’04, PhD ’09, is part of a trio of professors who won the inaugural CEMS Philippe Louvet Innovation Award for developing a new learning project for students in the CEMS Master in International Management (MIM). Ivey offers the highly regarded CEMS MIM in its MSc Program.

They will receive a grant of 20,000 euros to implement a new capstone course in the CEMS MIM called Lateral Collaboration in the Age of Exponential Change and Disruption. It focuses on helping students navigate disruption.

The winning team is comprised of Schotter, an associate professor of General Management and International Business; Ladislav Tyll, a lecturer at the University of Economics (VSE) Prague; and Massimo Garbuio, an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Sydney Business School. They teamed up with four corporate partners, one NGO, and a number of faculty and students to develop a project that offers CEMS students a solid learning experience based in both online and offline methods.

New approach to learning

“Ladislav, Massimo, and I believe that the future of learning should have a greater focus on transformational impact regardless of online versus face-to-face delivery,” said Schotter. “We also believe that the most substantial competitive advantage of CEMS is the quality and diversity of its network and that there is a need for much more true delivery collaboration. We are a productive and vibrant alliance with global reach and expertise.”

Schotter said the new course will be set in the context of six mega trends: economic power shift, resource security/climate change, rapid urbanization, evolving communities, impactful technology, and empowering individuals, as well as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

“It will equip students with the skills to navigate disruption in a world where a less hierarchical and more agile lateral global collaboration is critical for organizational success,” he said.

Sponsored by L’Oréal, the CEMS Philippe Louvet Innovation Award recognizes innovation in the CEMS MIM. It was created in memory of Philippe Louvet, former Vice President Human Resources at L’Oréal as well as CEMS Strategic Advisor and Honorary Member. It celebrates Louvet’s dedication to CEMS, his constant quest for innovation in education, and his unique ability to build bridges between business and academia.

About CEMS:

CEMS is a global network of 33 of the world’s top business schools, 70 corporate partners (multinational companies), and seven social partners (NGOs) dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business leaders through the top-ranked CEMS Master in International Management (MIM).

The CEMS MIM emphasizes personal and social responsibility in business decision-making, leadership and citizenship, informed by ethical reasoning, personal integrity, and respect for social diversity. The program helps students understand and navigate the international business environment, while equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and network to manage people across borders and within multinational teams, tackling real business issues across a range of fields.