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Athens University of Economics and Business – MBA International Program

Offered by the Athens University of Economics and Business, the No. 1 academic institution in Greece in business and economics, MBA International is a vibrant and innovative program that aspires to offer high-quality education in flexible forms.

The MBA International program’s international standing and adherence to standards of excellence in the curriculum, pedagogy, innovation, research and relations with industry is reflected in its accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and its excellent positioning in international rankings, including QS Times World University Ranking, Eduniversal and FindyourMBA.

Focusing on the individual client 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, such as optional courses, personal skills development exercises, variants of immersion projects, career office talks, company days, among others.

Participants can follow the general track (Business Administration) or opt for one of five majors offered (Marketing and Strategy; Finance; International Business; Entrepreneurship & New Business Development; Technology, Logistics & Operations) by selecting from approximately 40 different elective courses.

Two of the outstanding features of the program are the Personal Skills Development Program (PSDP) and the Immersion Project. The PSDP is a year-long program that runs in parallel with the other courses and allows students to improve their “soft skills” (e.g. stress management, time management, leadership, team-building, emotional intelligence) through a variety of pedagogical activities.

The Immersion Project enables students to apply in practice what they have learnt in the MBA by collaborating with companies and fellow students in a range of alternative activities. In the Field Study Project, students get the opportunity to immerse themselves in a business environment by working for three months on a real-company problem. A significant number of students get job offers during this period. 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.

The curriculum dynamically evolves to match the trends of the ever-changing market and to prepare students for the most sought-after jobs. MBA International students are among the first MBA students in Europe to be fully trained on SEO, Web Analytics, Pay-per-Click, Social Media, eCommerce Conversion Optimization and On-line PR and prepare themselves for more than 20 new job roles, such as eCommerce manager, Social Media Manager, Conversion Manager, SEO expert, Web Analyst, SEM Campaign Manager, among others.

Besides the broad curriculum, students participate in a number of extracurricular activities that aim to develop further their personal or professional interests, as well as their networking, such as company days, career days, business games and competitions, athletic events and others.

The program uses fully online technologies from the application process, through the course registration and follow-up provisions, up to the administrative support and the online availability of educational material. At the same time, the program’s faculty and staff are always happy to provide their continuous and direct support to participants.

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 stand out in the global job market amongst other MBA graduates.

The program is pursuing a strategy of going global by expanding its students’ and alumni’s career opportunities beyond the Mediterranean Basin and the Balkans, since many of them come from outside the region, and a large number of local students are interested in pursuing global careers.

This aim is highly supported by the MBA International Career Office, which offers a comprehensive range of services, including on-campus events, career fairs, online job and internship postings, and interviews and workshops with representatives from multinational companies. These activities are constantly expanding a network of companies and organizations interested in the program’s top-quality graduates and enhancing international career opportunities.

Graduates of the program are highly sought after as executives and managers in the job market and work for companies that include some of the top international banks, top consulting companies, leading technology companies or other world leaders in the food industry, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, etc. According to the program’s statistics, 95% of graduates get a job offer within three months of graduation, while those who return to their previous employer advance significantly in their career path.

The MBA International program is set to change the life of its students: It provides them with 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 helps participants cultivate their entrepreneurial capabilities, gain an international perspective, and strengthen their interpersonal and managerial skills.

Candidates who have an international orientation, strong intellectual ability and academic performance, a dynamic personality and are actively pursuing professional advancement, all combined with an interest in societal issues, are warmly invited to join the MBA International program.