The MBA International Program (short form ‘i-MBA’) was established in 1998, originally as an MSc in Decision Sciences, to address MBA-level educational needs in the information economy era. It is an inter-departmental program awarding a Master’s in Business Administration degree, which is globally accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), since 2005. The Departments of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) participating in the i-MBA are the following:
Technological, geopolitical and environmental challenges are drastically transforming the business environment and raise new demands on companies and organizations when it comes to innovation, flexible adaptation and pro-active engagement with stakeholders. The i-MBA is designed with all these dynamic developments in mind. The Program’s mission is to foster a new generation of management professionals and business executives who can respond effectively to current and future challenges and lead their organizations with vision, confidence and respect.
The foundational goals of the i-MBA program are indicated by the acronym DECISION, which stands for the key directives of the program:
Develop Human Skills. Through a personalized skills development program, that includes exercises, team assignments, leadership role-playing, and personal coaching, we develop your self-awareness, self-management, teamwork, leadership, negotiation and communication skills.
Emphasize Analytical skills and Decision-Making. Through a number of learning activities, including cases, exercises and simulations, you will develop your ability to grasp context, analyze and structure complex problems, use data, evaluate alternatives and risks, and ground decisions in profound knowledge.
Create Technological Awareness. Our curriculum includes concentrations in technology-driven areas, including Finance, Marketing and Strategy, International Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Technology/Logistics/Operations, to enable students to concentrate their studies more on a particular area of their choice.
Instill Entrepreneurial Thinking. Through a combination of activities, including a dedicated core course, a range of electives on specific aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship, a dedicated concentration, but also student-driven initiatives such as organization of an international study trip, student clubs and voluntary actions, students build the skills and cultivate the culture required in an increasingly entrepreneurial business environment.
Support Practical Training. No classroom education can be complete without practical training. Through the Immersion Project (Full Time) and Integrated Impact Project (Part Time), students address timely problems that companies and organizations face, and deliver professional analysis reports and presentations as their final graduation requirement. In addition, case studies and experiential learning form an integral part of the program.
Instill Ethics and Social Responsibility principles. We strongly believe that Ethics and Social Responsibility form an integral part of leadership, and, as such, they are an important integrated component of the program.
Operate Internationally. Through a significant pool of international courses to choose from, exchange and internship opportunities abroad, and an international environment of faculty and students, the foundations are laid for a successful career internationally.
Network. Our alumni network is extremely active and supportive. And so is our career office. As an i-MBA student you will benefit from this network for life. In more than 20 countries you will enjoy the professional and social benefits from a network of successful alumni who share the same passion for their alma mater.
The MBA International of the Athens University of Economics and Business is a world-class program tailored to provide high quality and timely business education in today’s global, dynamically changing, and technology-driven business environment. The Program is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 2005 and is offered exclusively in English. A rich, constantly evolving academic program allows students to customize the curriculum to fit their personal and professional needs and interests, while a number of extracurricular activities help them adopt an international perspective, strengthen their interpersonal, managerial and leadership skills, and cultivate their entrepreneurial capabilities. The program attracts students from more than 20 countries and for many years occupies top positions in international rankings. Committed to stimulate extroversion and innovation, the MBA International’s mission is to educate visionary, confident and respectful leaders through a transformational learning experience of highest international standard that bridges academia, business and society.
The Program operates in accordance with the Regulation of Postgraduate Programs (Bulletin B’ of the Greek Government Gazette No. 3785/3-9-2018) and Law 4485/2017.
The MBA International offers a Full Time Program of 3 semesters and a Part Time Program of 5 semesters.
The Program has a rolling admissions procedure, conducted in two rounds, with the following deadlines:
• 1st round, 28th of February 2020
• 2nd round, 5th of June 2020
Places are subject both to an upper and lower limit of participants, based on accreditation criteria and the regulations of postgraduate programs.
Criteria and selection procedure
Applications are submitted electronically through: https://e-graduate.applications.aueb.gr/?lang=en_US
- Register and login to the link above.
- Find in the list of available Postgraduate Programs, the MBA International.
- Select the Full Time or Part Time Program.
- Select and complete the form in English language. Make sure to double check that the English language form is used.
- Complete all required fields in the application form.
Notice: you should complete the online application and click “Submit”. You will not have to upload any documents. If any personal data is not applicable please type “-“.
After submitting the online form and before the application deadline, applicants have to send by post or submit in person to the Secretariat’s office the signed printed form of the electronic application along with the required supporting documents.
Contact Details and working hours:
MBA International, Room 805, 8th floor, 47A Evelpidon and 33 Lefkados Street, 11362, Athens, Greece.
Tel. +30 210-8203659-662, 680 Fax: +30 210 8828078,
Email: [email protected], Website: https://imba.aueb.gr/
The secretariat of the Program operates Monday to Friday: 09:00-17:00.
Documents that must be submitted:
- Completed Application form (printed and signed).
- Copies of all University Degrees/Diplomas. For non Greek degrees a recognition by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Centre –DOATAP- is required.
- Official Transcripts (certified copy of English translation in case the transcripts are not in English or Greek).
- Certificate of English language: Cambridge or Michigan Proficiency/TOEFL/IELTS.
- GMAT (obligatory for the Full Time Program).
- CV in English.
- Proof of full employment record. Admission requires minimum three years working experience.
- Two recommendation letters.
- Military Discharge Papers (if applicable).
Submission of an application for this call does not imply any acceptance.