History

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.

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