- Why should I choose TRIUM over a more traditional executive MBA program?
- How does the TRIUM curriculum differ from other global degree programs?
- What is the ROI for my organization and myself?
- What are the main benefits from doing a program like TRIUM?
- Does TRIUM have a final strategic project component and how does it impact the TRIUM experience?
- How does TRIUM define diversity?
- Should I apply to the TRIUM program?
- Am I still eligible if I already have an MBA?
- How does TRIUM address leadership development??
What is the application process?
- What are the application criteria?
- What is the first step in the Admissions process?
- Does TRIUM offer scholarships?
- May I speak with a participant as well?
- Will information sessions be offered?
What are other questions to consider?
- When does the TRIUM class commence?
- What is the class size?
- What credentials will I receive as a graduate? Is TRIUM accredited?
- To which alumni network will I belong?
- What are the learning locations, and how are they selected?
- Will I have to relocate to participate in TRIUM?
- How is work managed in between the learning locations?
- How much individual versus group work is involved?
- How are work groups created?
The TRIUM program places an extraordinary emphasis on developing the skills and perspective senior-level global executives need to conduct business effectively in today's global market. Members of the student cohort are leaders of industry on every continent. Corporations interested in developing key employees for positions of increasing global responsibility should consider TRIUM, not only as a professional development opportunity, but also to help retain top talent. And from the moment they graduate, TRIUM students benefit from the internationally diverse and influential alumni networks of three leading business schools, in addition to TRIUM’s own alumni network.back to top
TRIUM is the only MBA program that integrates 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.back to top
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. back to top
For the level of the TRIUM student, a seasoned professional with 15-plus years of experience, going back to school to learn the fundamentals of statistics in a peer group of people who have 10 fewer years of experience does’t make sense.
Both the approach of more junior programs and the level of the cohort are not good fits for the typical TRIUM student. TRIUM students often feel they have areas they would like to shore up with formal education and with a group of global executives facing similar challenges, at a similar level of management. For these particular executives, there is probably not another MBA program that suits them like TRIUM. TRIUM students benefit from:
• The diversity of expertise of the partner schools. Not just a one dimensional approach but a truly global approach from two leading business schools and the LSE.
• A world-class faculty who collaborate with regional industry specialists, providing an applied and practical approach, not just theory.
• TRIUM alumni also gain an exceptional network and the opportunity
to build long-term relationships with fellow executives and industry leaders
in all economic regions of the globe.
The Global Incubator is the culminating feature of the TRIUM Global EMBA program. It is an integrative strategic exercise, providing an opportunity to apply the concepts and techniques learned throughout the program to the analysis of a concrete project. The project is carried out by self-formed groups, and the deliverable is a thoroughly developed proposal on a strategic corporate initiative or new venture. The analysis underlying the proposal must reflect the same rigorous academic standards that prevail throughout the TRIUM program. The Global Incubator project will be presented to a “board of directors” during the final module and it the ultimate TRIUM challenge: to go forth and Innovate!.back to top
The TRIUM program carefully pays special attention to ensuring each class is balanced with a combination of functional, geographical, cultural, and experiential diversity.
TRIUM Global Executive MBA participants are among the most qualified, accomplished,
and insightful in the international business world today. They are experienced
executives and successful entrepreneurs who have excelled in their careers
but thirst for more. They come from all corners of the globe and every type
of business endeavor. Their varied backgrounds, perspectives, and areas
of expertise make the TRIUM educational experience – both in and out
of class – one of the richest and most rewarding of any executive
TRIUM is designed for senior executives at a global corporation or in a company/business planning to expand into global markets. The program focuses on the challenges senior managers face in the global marketplace. TRIUM offers its participants the opportunity to pursue an MBA in a cohort of fast-tracked peers from around the world. Entrepreneurs also benefit from this exceptional learning environment: several have launched their startups after cultivating them as their TRIUM Global Incubator project. .back to top
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. back to top
TRIUM understands that you learn leadership through experience. Through a combination of classes, hands on activities, and speakers, the TRIUM leadership track offers you an opportunity to learn while doing. The capstone project gives you an opportunity to test out your leadership style in a concrete way. Please click here for more information about the TRIUM Leadership Track. back to top
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. back to top
• Minimum 10 years of professional work experience
• Global/International responsibilities
• Exceptional professional track record with senior management experience preferred
• Written essays
• Employment history (CV/Résumé)
• Letters of recommendation
• University transcript(s)
• TOEFL years for non-native English speakers (within past 2)
• GMAT or GRE for candidates with less than 15 years of work experience (within past 5 years)
• Company sponsorship for time
Please send GMAT/GRE test results to GMAT code: HMT 86-56 or GRE code 0972
(LSE Institution code).
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TRIUM has a two-part process designed to provide you with initial feedback BEFORE spending your valuable time completing a formal application. First, fill out a Preliminary Information Form, which will assist the Admissions Committee in advising you. An Admissions Officer will contact you shortly to discuss your suitability for the program and provide prompt initial feedback from the Admissions Committee. If you are encouraged to apply, open an online application at https://apply.embark.com/grad/nyutrium/16/. If you have further questions regarding the application process, please call +1 212 998 0442 in the United States, or +33 1 39 67 70 94 in Europe. back to top
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:
Courses should be taken at an accredited college or university and can be classroom-based or online.
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. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please present your case for eligibility during the optional essay/statement in the Essay section of the application. 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.back to top
Yes. We will be delighted to introduce you to current students and/or alumni after you have submitted a formal online application via the TRIUM website: www.triumemba.org.back to top
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. If you would like to schedule a meeting, you must first submit a Preliminary Information Form via our Web site. Please feel free to contact the TRIUM Admissions Office if you have any questions. back to top
The size of the cohort is approximately 80-90.back to top
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. back to top
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.back to top
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. back to top
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. back to top
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. .back to top
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.back to top
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. back to top
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. back to top