Study Guide and Academic Regulations
The comprehensive Study Guide with university information and detailed course outlines is available here.
The most essential issues that concern the daily operations and processes of the academic program are provided here, in the “Student Guide to Operations and Processes”. Please note that this document does not have the formal status of the Study Guide.
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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.
Courses and Scheduling
Core courses account for 28 or 32 contact hours. Electives are either 28 or 15 contact hours. All courses are offered in the English.
The complete course schedule is available at the beginning of each academic year. Even though every effort is made to avoid changes in the course schedule, some changes might have to take place during the year. Courses are scheduled Monday to Friday in the time zone 14:00 – 18:00 for the Full-Time Program with electives running until 21.30 and in the time zone 18:00 – 21:30 for the Part-Time Program. Lectures might run also on Saturdays between 9:00 – 15:00.
Students are requested to make their elective course selections through the Admin Portal as early as possible after the start of the first semester. Some electives have a maximum number of attendants for pedagogical or technical reasons. 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 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 in the Study Guide and by the instructor at the beginning of the course. 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.
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, and can then not obtain a higher grade than the lowest passing in the initial exam.
If a student fails/does not attend the re-examination period in September then he/she must re-attend the course in the next academic year.
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.