Teaching methods

Teaching methods

"Our approach: train experts and integrate them into an internationally-focused professional network"

+ Course directors from our occupations

The course directors for each specialization are professionals who work or have worked in the field concerned. They have undertaken training in our teaching practices and student support. Their role is to support faculty members and speakers as well as participants, in particular in finding an internship and
choosing a dissertation title.

+ Tutoring: personalized professional mentoring with our alumni

Tutoring is the opportunity to engage in a different kind of cross-class bonding by asking our alumni to act as tutors for current students. The aim of tutoring is to allow students to enjoy personalized professional mentoring during their yearlong course (and even beyond), in addition to teaching hours. The main aim of this is to support students in their choices throughout the year, with tutors questioning students’ on their path, and offering their experience and perspective.

+ Teaching methods adapted to expert occupations

Classes are delivered as professional seminars with numerous real-life situations introduced and followed up with discussion. The diversity of the profiles that make up each year’s class allow exceptionally broad-based discussion, in the image of that found in companies. Round tables and case studies with professionals allow a better understanding of practices on technical issues in different professional environments and sectors.

+ Learning expeditions:

New York, Rio de Janeiro and Singapore

Our learning expeditions are an integral part of the course.
They are intended to tackle the specifics and typologies
of different regions/countries. They constitute a highly
beneficial and valuable aspect of our programs

  • Thematic presentations from various regional professionals
  • Round tables offering dialog and exchange with professionals and stakeholders concerned
  •  A visit of a local industrial site (on the Singapore and Rio seminars)

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the specifics of HR management in the regions and countries concerned
  • Benefit from a practical approach to the region
  • Get to grips with the latest regional and local technical practices and
    changes in your field (e.g. comp & ben or international mobility)
  • Develop knowledge of local legal systems and key regulations

+ High added-value company internship

Teaching takes place in highly practical lessons and includes case studies and numerous role plays. A six-month immersion in-company complements this teaching method perfectly. Assignments completed can be highly operational or can relate to project development. They are an essential component in honing professional competencies. Numerous internships lead to a job offer. The Magellan Institute helps you find an internship through offers circulated exclusively within the Magellan Network.

+ Research dissertation

Our students undertake a research dissertation on a topic related to their specialization. This professional assignment allows them to look in depth at a subject of their choice that goes to the heart of the issues faced by companies.
This essential component of our programs is graded and assessed by professionals in the field both in writing and through an oral examination.

+ Thorough assessment of competencies

Our Specialized MBAs are awarded following a thorough process of assessment that takes the form of:

• group work
• competency tests based on real life case studies
• a written dissertation subject to an oral examination with a panel of professionals
• assessment of professionalism and participation

Integration seminar

Participants work together from the first day of the course, so it is important for them to get to know
each other For this reason, our students spend two days on an integration seminar at the beginning
of the academic year with their classmates and course directors. This collegial seminar is a bonding experience for our future graduates.