The i-MBA is administered by the Program Committee, according to the regulations for post graduate studies of the Program and of the University. The Committee is assisted by the Program Director, Deputy Director and the Program Administrative Personnel (Program Management, Career Development, International Relations, Marketing and Financial Affairs).
Students are expected to distinguish themselves for their ethos, integrity and spotless behavior during their studies in the Program. The students are expected to adhere to high ethical standards, which will be guaranteed by the Program Director and the Program Committee. Depending on the seriousness of the situation, the AUEB reserves the right to terminate one’s status as a student.
Students are also expected to participate in activities promoting social responsibility value and the principles of the Global Compact of which the MBA program is a part of.
Course attendance in the MBA International program is obligatory. Student attendance lists are maintained by the program secretariat. Students are also required to arrive timely, so as not to disturb the class. If a student is obliged for personal reasons to miss courses for a period exceeding three consecutive days, he/she should inform the Program Director and discuss the issue with his/her faculty. Under no circumstances should a student miss more than two class sessions in a full course, or one session in a mini-course. If a student cannot be present to take the scheduled exams (this has to be justified in writing for serious professional or personal reasons) at the end of a term, then he/she will be examined for the particular course at the re-examination period which takes place every September.
Course Availability & Scheduling
Courses offered by the program are divided into full courses and mini-courses. Full courses account for 28 contact hours, while mini-courses account for 15 contact hours. Full courses count for two academic credits, while the mini-courses count for one academic credit. All courses are offered in the English language.
The complete course schedule is available at the beginning of each academic year by the MBA Administration Portal (Admin). Even though every effort is made not to change the course timetable, small changes might have to take place during the year. These changes will be announced timely. Courses are scheduled Monday to Friday in the time zone 9:00 am – 6:00 pm for the Full-Time Program with electives running until 9.30 pm, and in the time zone 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm for the Part-Time Program. Lectures might run also on Saturdays, in extreme cases and for specific reasons, either for core or elective courses in the time zone 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Students are requested to make their course selections through the Admin Portal, as early as possible. Please note that if the number of students registered in a course reaches an upper limit imposed for pedagogical or technical reasons, no more students are allowed to register for that course. Thus, as the Program cannot guarantee a place for all students in all electives, early registration is strongly advised. Conversely, if an elective is selected by a very small number of students, the Program Committee reserves the right to cancel the specific course in accordance with the university regulations.
Course Requirements and Grades
Course requirements typically include individual and/or team-based exercises, assignments and case studies, class participation, business games and/or written final exam. The requirements for each course are presented by the instructor at the beginning of the course, together with the way in which student performance will be assessed against these requirements. At the end of every academic period, the student receives a final grade for each course. The grading scale is as follows:
8.51 – 10.00 = excellent (honors)
6.51 – 8.50 = very good
5.00 – 6.50 = good
0 – 4.99 = fail (F)
INC = incomplete course
The “INC” grade is given when the student has not completed all the course requirements satisfactorily. In such a case the student must complete all requirements that fall short to the satisfaction of the instructor latest by the re-examination period in September. Failure to complete the course requirements within the agreed time frame automatically implies that the student has failed the specific course. No student is allowed to have more than one incomplete course during any academic period unless special permission is granted by the Program Director.
An “F” grade is given when the student’s total performance in the course is not sufficiently satisfactory to qualify for a passing grade. Students with an F grade (lower than 5.00) have to take the course exam or complete all other course requirements again during the re-examination period in September. If a student receives the “F” grade in more than three courses at any point in the duration of the Program, he/she is automatically disqualified and cannot continue studying at the Program.
If the student passes the course during the re-examination period in September, the grade he/she will receive cannot be greater than the lowest passing grade of the initially scheduled exam of the course (at the end of the term when the course was taught). If the student fails/does not attend the re-examination period in September then he/she must re-attend the course throughout the next academic year. If a student fails/does not successfully complete a course for two consecutive years, then he/she is automatically disqualified and cannot continue studying at the Program.
At the end of every teaching period, the student may receive a detailed statement of his/her grades for all the courses they attended during the corresponding period. If the student is sponsored by a company, a copy of his/her transcript will be made available to the sponsor, if requested by the sponsor.