Curriculum Structure

Having been created by three highly respected and exceptional schools, intellectual curiosity has always been at the heart of our learning experience. We combine this with a unique environment where you and your peers challenge each other and yourselves, and where diversity brings a variety of experiences, perspectives, and new ways of solving old and new problems.

To enable you to gain a comprehensive, 360° view of business best practice, our curriculum covers all the subjects you would expect from a global EMBA, such as Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Executive Leadership and Strategy.

But to help you broaden your horizons still further, we add to this with content exploring a variety of contemporary topics such as Global Political Economy, Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Negotiation and the TRIUM Capstone Project.

In addition to the courses, there are co-curricular activities including guest speakers, company visits and cultural events.

The curriculum shown below is indicative of the current modules and courses. Each module’s format evolves from year-to-year to reflect global economic and political changes.

Undertaking module study in five different locations, with international cohort groups, requires efficient organisation, dedication, discipline, and culture tolerance. Working with senior level executives of varying expertise develops an open-mindedness and diplomatic ability to listen and debate despite differing viewpoints and leadership styles
Fadi Halout
Class of 2012

Module 0


Immersion and Preparation Phase

The Module 0 phase is designed to prepare you for the intensive program content and learning experience. During this phase you will receive a set of core readings and introductory tutorials, which serve as relevant foundations to the specific themes covered throughout the program including Global Economics, Accounting & Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

You can complete this at your own pace and focus on topics of interest or those that require a refresher pre-program. The goal of this phase is to ensure students enter the program at a certain level regarding the fundamental quantitative and qualitative aspects of business thinking. These resources will be used throughout the program, not just during the immersion phase.

Module 1

September 2015, LSE, London

Business in the Global Political Economy

In Module 1 the changing global context within which modern business decisions have to be taken is explored in depth. Our principal emphasis is upon the interaction between economics and politics, or political economy. We are not looking so much at business decisions themselves as at the social, political and economic context in which such decisions are made. Hence, much of the content of Module 1 provides important background for Modules 2-6, which focus on business decisions in sectoral and internal contexts or further explore socio-economic topics. We also lay the foundation for the program’s financial focus with courses in finance and accounting.

Courses for this module typically include:

  • Business in the Global Political Economy
  • Accounting For Executives (Part 1)
  • Finance for Executives (Part 1)
  • Leadership Introduction and Team Work

Module 2

January 2016, NYU Stern, New York

Strategy and Finance for Global Businesses

Module 2 relates the broad economic and political themes developed during Module 1 to business, corporate and financial strategy, which form this module’s core.

Course for this module typically include the following to develop students’ theoretical, analytical and technical skills:

  • Competitive Strategy
  • Accounting for Executives (Part 2)
  • Finance For Executives (Part 2)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Risk Management

Module 3

April 2016, Shanghai

The Rise of Asia in the Global Marketplace

Module 3 is designed around an exploration of China within the broader Asian political and business context, including the challenges and opportunities specific to doing business in China.

We explore key political economy issues impacting Japan and the countries of South East Asia, the changes that China is currently undergoing related to the 12th Five Year Plan and the recent Plenum, issues in urban development and China’s relationship with other countries in Asia.

Courses for this module typically include:

  • Towards A New Asian Century: exploration and business consequences
  • Business Implications of Climate Change
  • Investing in China and Asia


Module 4

July 2016, HEC, Paris

Marketing and Corporate Strategy

Module 4 contributes to building an articulated approach to organisational and operational issues which are key to strategy implementation and control.

Courses for this module typically include:

  • Marketing
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances
  • Leadership


Module 5

October 2016, Chennai

Competing and Thriving in the 21st Century

Module 5 focuses on the strategic choices for global business leaders in the digital era. We look at the importance of technology and the triple bottom line – profit, people, planet – and see first hand the results of successful social engagement.

Courses for this module typically include:

  • The Digital Economy
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • Technology and Strategy
  • Negotiation Analysis


Module 6

February 2017, HEC, Paris

The Challenges of Leadership

Building on cross-disciplinary themes that constitute key challenges to senior management, Module 6 provides an opportunity to deal in greater depth with some of the topics that form the core of any MBA curriculum. We look at leadership development concepts and the leadership challenges in multinational settings (as studied throughout the program), and consider how these integrate into traditional theories of leadership.

Module 6 culminates with the Capstone Project presentations delivered to a Capstone Project Board composing of former TRIUM alumni with expertise related to the projects themselves.

Courses for this module typically include: