i-MBA offers a stimulating and exciting environment for academic work. Our teaching methods are distinctive and constantly updated. By mixing pedagogical innovations with well-established training methods we develop an effective learning process through:
All incoming students are assumed to have a satisfactory basic level in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics and Financial Accounting. For those with no prior knowledge at degree level, preparatory courses are offered two weeks before the beginning of the program on some or all of the above topics. Students are notified upon admission of the need to attend any of the preparatory courses.
During the first weekend in the program you will be participating in an experiential learning program, away from Athens. The objective of that weekend is to for you to meet the other participants of the program, and, through a series of athletic activities, to experience the concepts of leadership, team work, and planning.
New methods such as business simulations and role-playing brings theory close to real-world situations through teamwork and creative learning. A number of business games are used throughout the program, in courses such as Production and Operations Management, Innovation and Creativity, etc. In addition, role playing is used extensively in the Personal Skills Development courses. Throughout the program you will be encouraged to participate in international business games.
Rich Reading Materials and Case Studies
Wide-ranging and perspective-opening reading material accompanies every course, including a course outline and a bulk package. The bulk package is a selection of articles, case studies and additional readings proposed by the faculty. All material for every course, including powerpoint presentations, are uploaded and available to the students through the program’s Eduportal.
Participants’ computer skills are enhanced through tutorials. They acquire or upgrade students’ ability to use market driven software such as Microsoft Office, Palisade Decision Tools, Finance, Risk Management, Solver, SPSS, Statgraphics, Lindo, and other. Today’s dynamic environment calls for all future managers to make use of information technology potential in upgrading work efficiency and effectiveness.
Field Study Project – Immersion Project
The Field Study Program (FSP) is the capstone requirement of the MBA program. It aims at bringing together teams of participants with companies and organizations, in order to address real problems in a corporate environment. The sponsor company representatives, the graduate students and the program faculty collaborate in selecting, formulating, structuring, executing and reporting on field study projects for mutual benefit and enrichment. The projects emanate from real business problems that companies face. The studies are executed utilizing the latest tools and methodologies, and their results are reported through the master’s thesis of the students and professionally written managerial reports. More than 200 such projects have been successfully completed, with excellent feedback both from company sponsors and program participants.
Students might also undertake an international internship, an entrepreneurial project or a corporate social responsibility action.
Skills Development Program
This personalized coaching and development program will assist you to develop and improve your personal skills, which are nowadays considered as essential in order to succeed in a contemporary business environment. It will help you identify potential strengths you should build on and weaknesses you should act against, as well as develop personal career plans.
Integrative Learning Approach
All courses stimulate intellectual excitement and active student participation. Individual and group assignments, animated discussions, case studies, presentations, business games and projects enable them to keep their minds sharp and develop a sound way of thinking.
Quality and Continuous Improvement
The AMBA accreditation
The MBA International Program of AUEB is officially accredited (both Full Time and Part Time programs) by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). The AMBA accreditation is the leading accreditation for MBA programs, which have demonstrated their excellence with respect to education, curriculum, pedagogy, innovation, research, and relations with industry. Only a few schools in Europe have achieved AMBA accreditation, and, especially in South Europe, the number of schools is very limited. The award confirms that our program meets or exceeds international standards; it is a guarantee to you of the market value of your investment internationally, as well as a guarantee to employers concerning the level of their recruits. In November 2013, i-MBA received the AMBA MBA Innovation Award for its e-skills curriculum.
Since 1998, i-MBA has built an impressive international reputation which is reflected in awarded distinctions. Its continued success relies, to a large extent, on the commitment of its faculty, students and alumni. All three constituencies of the MBA family are expected to contribute, each one in his/her own way, towards the greatest possible improvement of the Program.
As a student you are expected to follow the academic regulations and make constructive criticisms, proposals and suggestions for improvement on any aspect of the program (including the curriculum, the course content, the teaching effectiveness, the secretarial support, the infrastructure, etc). You are also called to undertake initiatives to raise the visibility and promote the program, as well as to actively participate in activities aiming to raise the standards of the Program, and bring together students with fellow students, faculty and the corporate world.
As an alumnus, once you graduate, you are expected to continue to be involved. Through our Alumni Association your help will be critical in assisting students in matters of career orientation and prospects, networking of alumni, and input to the program Director concerning market needs and program development.
On the other hand, teaching faculty are called to offer their best in a modern and competitive academic environment, to maintain the highest standards of teaching, to offer sound advice and service to the students, and to maintain an open attitude towards proposals for the Program’s improvement.