Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

The FAQs below will hopefully answer most common queries. If you don’t find what you’re looking for please contact us.

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What is the ROI for my organization and myself?

The return on investment is immediate. The needs of organizations in the 21st century are consistently evolving, and senior-level global executives must be equipped to conduct business efficiently in this dynamic global market. Organizations interested in developing key employees for positions of increasing global responsibility should consider TRIUM as a professional development opportunity. The internationally diverse TRIUM cohort also gives global executives the opportunity to build an important lifelong network. TRIUM alumni learn to think differently, becoming more innovative and open-minded business people, and they establish a global network of students, faculty, and alumni.

For the individual, the result is career acceleration thanks to a newfound global and entrepreneurial approach toward business and a “15,000 meters up” perspective. For the sponsoring organization, the result is a stronger, more capable employee who in the short term can immediately apply what he or she is learning to the day-to-day job and in the longer term is equipped with the understanding, skill set, and contacts necessary to successfully navigate today’s global economy. For more information, please click here.

How does the TRIUM curriculum differ from other global degree programs?

TRIUM was the first MBA program to integrate into its curriculum a study of the economic, social, and political context in which business decisions are made today. These areas, so critical to conducting global business in the 21st century, are often neglected in “traditional” MBA programs. In contrast, TRIUM students will focus on global socioeconomic and political contexts at London School of Economics. Together with NYU Stern’s widely recognized strength in finance and accounting and HEC Paris’s leadership in marketing and management, plus top-ranked faculty who teach in every learning location, this combination ensures academic rigor and excellence throughout the program.

Am I still eligible if I already have an MBA?

Yes. Global developments over the past decade have dramatically changed the business landscape, making continued learning as indispensable to business executives as it is to other professionals. In addition, the program’s sociopolitical and economic perspectives – areas critical for global business success but not typically addressed in MBA curricula – make the TRIUM EMBA a unique, multidimensional experience.

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What is the application deadline?

Candidates are considered on a rolling admissions basis. We accept and review applications throughout the year and provide candidates with decisions usually within one month of application submission. You can apply as early as July 1 for the class entering in September of the following year. Qualified applicants may be offered a position in the upcoming year’s class as early as December. For updates on the next application deadline please click here

Do I have to take the GMAT or GRE?

The TRIUM program does not generally require GMAT or GRE scores to complete the Formal Application for applicants with 15 years or more of work experience. However, you must demonstrate sufficient quantitative or academic preparedness in your application, either through prior coursework, professional experience, and/or certifications as each application will receive a holistic and thorough review, regardless of whether it contains a GMAT or GRE score.

In some cases, we may request a GMAT or GRE score as part of the application when an applicant’s transcript(s) or work experience does not demonstrate sufficient quantitative or academic preparedness. If you do not feel you can provide adequate proof of your quantitative abilities, you may wish to consider submitting GMAT or GRE scores or enrolling in a quantitatively focused non-degree course.

Applicants who wish to strengthen the academic component of their applications, or further demonstrate quantitative preparedness, are encouraged to take one or more non-degree courses prior to completion of the Formal Application. Courses in the following areas are recommended:

  • Statistics
  • Accounting
  • Finance

Courses should be taken at an accredited college or university and can be classroom-based or online.

Does TRIUM offer scholarships?

TRIUM offers partial merit-based scholarships to candidates whose profiles will help enhance the program’s objectives. The TRIUM program strives to create a higher standard in global leadership as demonstrated through positive impact on the role of business in society. TRIUM scholarships are awarded to outstanding candidates wanting to add value to their respective institutions by offering best management practices and global business expertise that would further align their organizations’ goals and interests with innovative and sustainable business solutions.

Candidates who wish to receive a scholarship are encouraged to apply early, as funds are limited.

Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Admissions Committee on the basis of prior professional contribution and potential for future exceptional performance and impact, as well as highly regarded personal qualities such as leadership, integrity, and community service.

Women and professionals working in the public/NGO sector are highly encouraged to apply.

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May I speak with a participant as well?

Yes. We will be delighted to introduce you to current students and/or alumni after you have submitted a formal online application

Will information sessions be offered?

We can arrange for you to meet directly with faculty and staff to learn more about the TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program. A meeting may be arranged at any time of the year in selected cities worldwide and at NYU Stern, LSE, and HEC Paris. For more information click here.

Please feel free to contact the TRIUM Admissions Office if you have any questions.

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When does the TRIUM class commence?

A new class enters each September. Executives can earn their degrees in just 17 months over three calendar years. A list of upcoming module dates may be viewed here

What is the class size?

The size of the cohort is approximately 80-90.

What credentials will I receive as a graduate? Is TRIUM accredited?

TRIUM graduates earn a single MBA degree jointly conferred by NYU Stern, LSE, and HEC Paris, all of which are accredited by the most widely respected academic accreditation organizations worldwide, including AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.

To which alumni network will I belong?

All three, in addition to the TRIUM alumni network. TRIUM alumni have the same privileges as alumni from any of the three partner schools’ full-time programs. There are currently more than 170,000 alumni from the three universities, spanning the globe.

What are the learning locations, and how are they selected?

TRIUM features six intensive, intellectually rigorous modules held in five key business centers around the world. Modules will be held at NYU Stern, LSE, HEC Paris, and at two additional international locations chosen annually for their relevance to current global business issues.

Will I have to relocate to participate in TRIUM?

No. The TRIUM program is designed with senior executives’ schedules in mind. Students live and work in their home countries, with only 10 weeks of out-of-office time over the 17-month duration of the program.

How is work managed in between the learning locations?

Recognizing the value of synchronous learning in a classroom, TRIUM features six residential modules, for a total of 10 weeks of intensive class time where students come together in a dynamic environment for discovery and collaboration with classmates. There are no online classes, although students complete approximately 15 to 20 hours of asynchronous work per week between modules. This critical component of the program, which includes pre- and post-module preparation and follow-through, is facilitated by an online platform that enables TRIUM students to collaborate on team assignments and work from their homes or offices or while traveling.

Are digital course materials available?

Yes, TRIUM does provide materials in a digital format when available. There is tremendous benefit for traveling light and consolidating most of the materials in one place. As an “aid” to the digital readings, enrolled students will also receive a TRIUM-branded iPad prior to the start of the program.

How much individual versus group work is involved?

Generally, deliverables are approximately 60 percent individual-based and 40 percent group-based. When group work is submitted, everyone in a team receives the same grade.

How are work groups created?

The TRIUM program carefully forms work groups, paying special attention to provide each team with a balanced combination of functional, geographical, cultural, and experiential diversity. There are three types of work groups in TRIUM: 1) TRIUM-formed groups of 5 to 6 people, which are changed at the halfway point in the program in order to maximize the depth and breadth of exposure and learning gained from other classmates; 2) Short-term groups of varying numbers, as professors may, at times, request that different groupings of participants work together on in-class assignments; 3) Global Incubator groups of 4-6 members. The Global Incubator project groups are self-formed: you choose your teammates and project focus.