Admission requirements

Application form

A completed application form is mandatory. The application should be completed online through the link https://e-graduate.applications.aueb.gr/?lang=en_US and it should be printed and signed before delivered (along with the other required documents) to the Secreteriat’s office.

Undergraduate degree requirement

The academic background of an applicant is carefully evaluated. Variety in the academic background of the candidates is encouraged, with special emphasis on recruiting students with an undergraduate degree in social sciences, engineering and sciences, so as to achieve a good balance with students of management and economic background.

Foreign language requirement

All candidates are expected to be fluent in English. This is proven through the Proficiency Certificate of the English language, the TOEFL test (at least 79), or the IELTS test (at least 6.5). Please note that TOEFL results can be sent directly to AUEB – MBA International Program, code number: 5737.  The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is recommended for candidates who have not obtained the English Proficiency Certificate. The minimum acceptable score is 79. For more information and registration for the test, please visit the web site www.ets.org/toefl.The IELTS is an alternative test to prove fluency in the English language. For further information about IELTS, visit www.ielts.org or www.britishcouncil.gr/exam/ielts. The minimum score required in the IELTS test is 6.5.

The candidates’ level of verbal expression in the English language is also evaluated in the admission interviews that are fully conducted in English. Candidates whose mother tongue is English, or who hold a degree from an English speaking University from an English speaking country do not have to submit test results of English language.

Work Experience / Managerial Potential

The MBA International Program aims for people who can assume leadership roles in an international context. The program is design to be a postgraduate, post-experience qualification for high potential individuals. Peer-to-peer learning from a high-level, experienced and diverse cohort is an important element of the MBA International educational journey.

We therefore ask for content as well as duration of work experience when assessing your suitability for admission. Minimum work experience is three years after graduation from undergraduate studies. The Part-Time program is designed for candidates with at least five years of postgraduate work experience. Full-time program candidates with less than three years postgraduate work experience, but who can demonstrate exceptional academic credentials, GMAT scores, and/or truly outstanding leadership or entrepreneurial skills, can exceptionally be admitted to the program.

Recommendation letters

You are expected to submit two recommendation letters together with your application form. Both letters should be from your employer(s). Applicants with limited work experience may submit one letter of recommendation from the employer, and another from the academic environment from where they have graduated. You may find the form of recommendation letter here.

Personal motivation and Interpersonal skills

The MBA is a demanding experience that can change the participant’s life. We look for evidence that participants will be reflective, mature and realistic as well as ambitious and highly motivated. Moreover, we place particular emphasis on working in teams. We need to ascertain that candidates will make a positive contribution to the collective learning experience in the program.

GMAT 

GMAT is optional. It can be a merit in the admission assessment, and for the Full Time program specific GMAT scores can merit scholarships (see here). The GMAT is a standardized assessment test delivered in English, which helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced studies in business and management. Schools use the test as one predictor of academic performance in an MBA or in other graduate management programs. The GMAT measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that a candidate has developed over a long period of time in his/her education and work. In relation to the GMAT scores, a tuition reduction/ scholarship equal to €2,000 is offered to candidates of the Full Time program who obtain an official GMAT score of 650 and above and €1,000 for a GMAT score of 600-649.  However, to be eligible for the tuition reduction/scholarship, candidates must provide the GMAT score before the beginning of the academic year. Please have your official results sent directly to the school, by indicating GMAT code number: WF7-WH-52.

The GMAT is administered at specific locations in Athens, Thessaloniki, as well as in many major cities all over the world. To obtain further information and/or to make testing arrangements, please visit the web site www.mba.com.

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