1 ΔΙΑΤΜΗΜΑΤΙΚΟ ΜΕΤΑΠΤΥΧΙΑΚΟ MBA INTERNATIONAL
2 Why Choose the MBA International Program Message from the Director Offered by the No 1 academic institution in Greece in Business and Economics, AUEB s MBA International is a vibrant and innovative program that aspires to offer high quality education in flexible forms. It is fully accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and highly accepted in the market internationally. Focusing on the individual learner rather than on what can be taught, the program can be personalized and tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual student, through a wide variety of learning opportunities (optional courses, personal skills development exercises, variants of immersion projects, career office talks, company days, etc.). The program uses fully online technologies: from the application process, through the course registration and follow-up provisions, to the administrative support and the online availability of educational material. The curriculum dynamically evolves to match the trends of the ever-changing market and to prepare our students for the most sought-after job roles. At the same time, the Program s faculty and staff are always glad to provide their continuous and direct support for our students. Consequently, students are not only satisfied, but get more results for the time and money they spend on their studies. They also face better career prospects since they can stand out in the global job market amongst other MBA graduates. The MBA International program is set to change your life: it will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to analyze the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the global business environment, and to formulate and implement innovative and effective strategies in the new era. It will help you cultivate your entrepreneurial capabilities, gain an international perspective, and strengthen your interpersonal and managerial skills. If you have an international orientation, strong intellectual ability and academic performance, a dynamic personality and an active pursuit of professional advancement, all combined with an interest in the societal issues, we warmly invite you to join our program. Professor George Ioannou MBA International Program Director Doing an MBA is one of the most important milestones in your professional life. And where to go for it, is a challenge in itself. Let s try and make things a bit simpler for you. A Longstanding Tradition of Academic Excellence AUEB is one of the leading academic institutions in Europe, as well as the most prestigious business school in Greece. Since 1920, generations of our graduates have played and continue to play an important role in the economic, social and political life wherever their professional careers have taken them. As a member of our MBA class, you will benefit from the excellent resources of the University (library and computer facilities, sports programs, etc). An Innovative Curriculum You can graduate from the general MBA track or you can opt for one of five majors by selecting from close to 35 different elective courses. This practically means that you can tailor the MBA to your own individual needs. Our Personal Skills Development Program allows you to become an effective manager and inspiring leader. The Immersion Project enables you to apply what you have learnt in practice in collaboration with companies and fellow students in a range of alternative options. Extracurricular activities allow to learn and enjoy, while making new lifelong friends from around the world. World Renowned Faculty Our faculty members hold doctoral degrees, have a wide international experience, and have been educated or taught at world renowned Business Schools (Wharton, INSEAD, Columbia, LBS, LSE, NYU, Fuqua and others). Faculty members engage in consulting to multinational corporations, governments and the European Union, and some hold or have held highly esteemed professional positions. In addition many faculty members have been repeatedly awarded with teaching excellence awards (Microsoft Corporation, European Case Awards, AUEB, etc). International Accreditation & Recognition The international standing of AUEB and its adherence to standards of excellence in curriculum, pedagogy, innovation, research and relations with industry is reflected in the accreditation of the MBA International by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and its excellent positioning in international rankings (e.g. QS Times World University Ranking, Eduniversal Masters Rankings). The Program was the Winner of the Association of MBAs Innovation Award An Exciting City Athens is the birthplace of academia, democracy and trade. Today, with over four million inhabitants, it is a modern European capital which combines a unique history and culture with the dynamism of business and entrepreneurial activity. Athens is one of the safest capitals in the world, with many archaeological sites, museums, shopping areas, cafés and nightclubs. The vibrant cosmopolitan night life and the celebrated Mediterranean Cuisine at its best are matched only by the famous Greek hospitality. Nearby islands with beautiful beaches and crystal-clear seas, which count among the world s most breathtaking destinations, will make your studies a fulfilling experience.
3 Major in the area of your interest By participating in the MBA International program you may choose either the Business Administration general track or one of the following majors which best serves your career development or your career switch: Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Business Marketing & Strategy Finance Technology, Logistics & Operations Core Courses Marketing Management Managerial Economics Financial Management Corporate Finance Accounting and Financial Reporting Data, Models and Decisions Information Systems Management Business Strategy Business Ethics and Corporate Governance Organizational Behavior and HRM International Business Entrepreneurship and Business Planning Some of our electives Financial Risk Management Project Finance Consumer Behavior Operations Management B2B Marketing Doing Business in the Balkans and the Black Sea Region Establishing and Sustaining Effective Managerial Interaction Global Supply Chain Management Mergers and Acquisitions Knowledge Management International Negotiations E-Commerce and Interorganizational Networks Investment Analysis Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Energy On line Marketing and Commucation Social Network Analytics Immersion Project The Immersion Project enables you to apply in practice what you have learnt in the MBA, by collaborating with companies and fellow students in a range of alternative activities. In the Field Study Project students work in teams on an applied consulting project sponsored by a company. An International Internship enables valuable experience to be gained in a new field and new country. An Entrepreneurial Project or a CSR Action are other alternatives that provide unique learning experiences. Emerging Economies Carefully designed electives offer an integrated regional perspective on doing business in fast developing geographical areas such as the Balkans or the Asian continent. Taught by world-renowned authorities with local expertise, these courses are among the most popular across specializations. They constitute a necessary step for the aspiring entrepreneur and open minded corporate executive planning a venture in a particular geographical region. An International Classroom Our students come from over 30 countries and 4 continents, they benefit from Athens thriving multiculturalism and are given the chance to develop a global network of business partners and friends. International Exchange Agreements with other world-class institutions enhance the international dimension of the program and allow students to gain educational experience during their last 2 academic periods in countries such as France, Spain, China, India, Singapore, Thailand and South America. Corporate Social Responsibility CSR has advanced towards the top of the management agenda over the last decade, propelled by a growing public awareness that business activities have to be sustainable along the dimensions of governance, human rights, and environmental respect. The MBA International Program has initiated a range of activities in order to infuse and reinforce this imperative among students and in the business community. Our membership in the United Nations Global Compact is an important part of our CSR focus.
4 Career Launch With careers spanning all sectors, of our graduates are employed within six 97% months of graduation, including notable accomplishments in the entrepreneurial world. Whether switching careers or boosting your current career path, the AUEB MBA International is a gateway to success. What they say ABOUT US... We are always very impressed by the level of quality of i-mba graduates. Among the i-mba graduates we can identify high qualified and hands-on professionals with very good understanding of the business and market environment. During the last years, we have recruited people from the i-mba program who have proven to be great asset for our company. Maria Elaiopoulou, Recruiting & Development Manager, Mythos Brewery S.A. - Part of Carlsberg Group It is our strong belief that the MBA International Program offers a high quality of professional education and we consider it to be a major pool for potential talents for our organization. Vana Makrygianni, HR Business Partner Compensation & Rewards and Labor Relations, Beiersdorf Hellas S.A. Specific to Career Fair: i-mba Career Fair had been strongly organized and structured. Interviews ran smoothly and the level of the candidates who participated was remarkable. Vicky Vamvakousi, HR TAX and Advisory Business Consultant, Ernst & Young Business Advisory Solutions S.A. We would like to congratulate you for the excellent organization and the coordination of interviews. We trust that the academic level of the postgraduate students that we had the opportunity to meet is well above the average. They all came quite well prepared and organized, with clear career goals and aspirations. Irene Dimou, Recruitment Executive, HR Talent Recruitment, L Oreal Hellas S.A. Excellent organization, giving us the chance to discover further the talent and potential of i-mba graduates. Looking forward to a fruitful co-operation! Costas Zagorianos, Recruitment Specialist, Nestle S.A. Career Office From Idea to Success - Entrepreneurship at AUEB The basic driving force of any economy is the entrepreneurial spirit it cultivates. The core of the entrepreneurial culture we are implementing is strongly future-oriented, emphasizing the balance between opportunity seeking and strategic advantage. After two years of attending exciting courses given by top professors and cooperating with experienced and creative classmates, I realized that I had been lucky enough to follow one of the best programs in Europe. The Innovation & Entrepreneurship major offers a dedicated curriculum, and through the immersion project, students can develop their own business plan or a start-up. Since March 2014 the program has joined efforts with ACEin (the Athens Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation), the newly launched AUEB incubator that supports new competitive and sustainable businesses and research towards transition Our Career Office support services include one-one counselling, skills workshops, on-campus recruitment by multinationals, company visits, and the prestigious annual Career Fair. Networking opportunities, both in Greece and abroad, are complemented by our dynamic Alumni Association, one of our greatest assets. The work of the Career Office is further enhanced by the program s Business Advisory Council, composed of CEOs and HR Managers from some of our top employers. Dimitris Tsigos, graduate 2005, President of YES - The European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs, President of the Hellenic Start-up Association and the Founder & CEO of StartTech Ventures. to the market, through a series of services provided by the University (mentoring, workshops, networking etc) and by specialized agencies and consultants (on setting up a business, accounting management, legal coverage, intellectual property, technical support, human resources, corporate identity and communication, etc). i-mba was for me so much more than learning modern business tools/methodologies and getting ready to work in a truly global workplace. It was an environment which also encouraged me to take a step back and rethink my personal strengths, values and aspirations and design my future career accordingly. Bozidar Jovicevic MD, 2006 graduate, Senior Global Product Director, Novartis, Geneva i-mba was a great opportunity for me to study in a top Greek MBA program which combined great academics and fantastic location. It contributed to my continued education and improvement of interpersonal skills as well as promoting networking resulting in making some good friends. Pavel Lazaridis, 2007 graduate, Vice President, JPMorgan Chase, London The MBA helped me broaden my views on the entrepreneurial world, to better understand the commercial matters, innovation needs, and corporate ethics obligations my customers are keen to discuss with me. Also, having studied more than a year with fellow students from all around the world and especially the region helped me understand the cultural challenges I now face in my job. Etienne Chassat, 2008 graduate, Account Manager, EMEA, Syniverse Technologies, Athens i-mba offered me much more than an education; it armed me with the right mind-set to make things happen for myself. The combination of mental stimulus, diverse attitudes and unabated challenges I was exposed to during the program made all the difference. This unique experience infused the I can deal with anything mentality in me and that is priceless. Marianthi Milopoulou, 2010 graduate, Assistant Vice-President, Risk Management Shipping, DVB Bank, Rotterdam Almost at the end of my i-mba in July 2011, Vinci Construction Grand Projects employed me and I am certain that, among others considerations, this Master was what made the difference. The program has been memorable due to various reasons: the high level of the professors involved, the international environment provided by professors and my fellow students, and the fulfillment of an old dream of mine - to have an MBA that complete my Civil Engineer professional qualification. I also consider that having pursued this achievement after so many years of international working experience has allowed me to benefit from it to the fullest. Pablo Fanelli, 2011 graduate, Senior Contract Manager, VINCI Construction Grands Projets, Santiago
5 ΔΙΑΤΜΗΜΑΤΙΚΟ ΜΕΤΑΠΤΥΧΙΑΚΟ MBA INTERNATIONAL How to Apply Entry Requirements We are looking for candidates with excellent academic background and leadership potential. Fluency in English, as demonstrated by Proficiency / TOEFL / IELTS, is essential. Candidates for the Full Time program are also required to take the GMAT test. Best Value for Money We maintain an affordable cost structure compared to most European MBA programs. The cost is 12,000 euros. Tuition fees are subject to change by decision of the University s Senate. Funding Your MBA Each year a limited number of teaching assistantships and scholarships, especially for overseas students, are available from sponsoring companies. Application Deadlines The program has a rolling admissions process, so early application is advised. The deadline is end of January (round 1) and end of May (round 2). How to Contact us Visit our web site: To download an application form and / or apply on line To request a bulletin To obtain additional information on the program, the courses, the admission procedure Or simply call or visit us, at: MBA International Program ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS & BUSINESS Evelpidon 47A, GR Athens, Greece Tel: , Fax: