The admission is based on a PowerPoint presentation (that will also be included in applicant’s file). The presentation will adress one of the themes listed in [Topics for presentation] and must be structured upon academic requirements. The PowerPoint Presentation will be attached to the applicant’s file in two hard copies and CD, together with the submission of registration. On the day of the admission intreview, the candidates will present the PowerPoint presentation in electronic format (USB stick or CD). The interview will take place in English.

Topics for presentation:

  • Agile organisations: case study.
  • Change management success programs: case study.
  • Program development and business investments: case study

Evaluation of the presentation:

• Defining the general theoretical framework for the chosen topic – 3 points;
• Defining the specific theoretical framework for the chosen topic (specific theoretical concepts, facts and figures on the specific industry and/or market) – 3 points;
• Presentation of the case study (justification of the choice, presentation of the case study, use of the theoretical elements previously defined as part of the presentation) – 3 points;
• 1 point ex officio.
Total possible: 10 points

Guidelines for the PowerPoint presentation:

  • Structure:
  • <Slide> MASTER <master title> <Name of the candidate> <Presentation title>
    <Slide 1> Summary
    <Slide 2> Introduction and arguments for choosing the specific theme for presentation
    <Slide-uri 3-8> Theoretical section (definition – concepts, principles, characteristics, the most relevant theories and models – with bibliographical references)
    <Slide-uri 9–n> Case – study section (presentation of examples, research, empirical data, personal and proffessional experience related to the topic)
    <Slide final> Bibliography
  • 2. Dimension: 12 minimum slides – 20 maximum slides 
  • 3. Format: Times New Roman 18, line spacing 1
  • 4. Bibliographic references: minimum 5 theoretical sources (books, articles, online); text references or footnote to be used according to academic writing rules.

Orientative bibliography

  • Brown, James T. (2008). The Handbook of Program Management. Mcgraw-Hill Education – Europe
  • Hayes, John (2006). The Theory and Practice of Change Management. London: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Hobeche, Linda (2015). The Agile Organization. How to build an innovative, sustainable and resilient business, London: Kogan Page Limited
  • Green, Mike (2007). Change Management Masterclass: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL CHANGE MANAGEMENT, London: Kogan Page Limited