To be considered for the EMBA, candidates are required to have:
- an undergraduate degree from a recognised University
- a minimum of three years' full-time work experience gained after graduation
- for graduates from non-English-speaking universities, a good IELTS (6.5 and above), TOEFL (IBT, 90 and above) or TOEIC (850 and above) score, or a recognised by the Greek State certificate of proficiency in English
A personal interview may be required.
The IHU Executive MBA is designed for busy professionals in order to advance their career without losing momentum. The flexible teaching timetable aims to enable students from miscellaneous backgrounds to attend classes. Furthermore, a variety of teaching methods are employed in order to facilitate learning, such as workshops, soft skills development sessions and business seminars. It is a 24-month programme taught over a long weekend (including Friday) once a month, and commences every January. In total there are sixteen weekends of classes. Teaching takes place on-campus, in Thessaloniki.
The Core Courses
The Executive MBA core Courses offer a thorough understanding of the key functional areas within a company and an appreciation of their critical interactions and their impact on the organisation as a whole.Core courses enable students to understand key concepts and apply practical skills directly relevant to their careers.
- Management of Organisations
- The Global Business Environment
- Global Capital Markets
- Quantitative Methods and Decision Analysis
- Cost Management
- Financial Reporting and Analysis
- Technology and Operations Management
- Business Leadership
- Corporate Finance
- Marketing Management
- Business Strategy
The Elective Courses
The programme offers a rich choice of electives in diverse areas.
Participants can choose four electives across, relevant to their current and future career orientation.
- Risk Management
- Managing Strategic Change
- Project Management
- Managing Human Capital
- Product Innovation
- Consumer Behaviour
- Corporate Governance
- Banking Legal Environment
- Business Ethics & Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
- Credit Analysis for Bank Loan Decision Making
- Energy Markets
- Commercialising Science and Technology
- Private Equity & Venture Capital
- Advanced Company Valuation
- Investment Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Intellectual Property Management
- Derivative Instruments
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Business to Business Marketing
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- International Company and Trade Law
- Litigation in Europe
- Raising Capital
The electives list is continuously updated to reflect contemporary business issues and student interests. Some of the elective courses may not be offered in a particular year, depending entirely on student demand.
The Business Consultancy Project
As a part of the IHU EMBA programme, students submit an individual 10,000-word business project on a subject relating to their study and career. The objective of the EMBA project is to provide insights, analysis and conclusions grounded in academic discipline but also relevant to management. Projects are undertaken within a sponsoring organisation under the supervision of a member of the academic faculty.
The Field Trip
The EMBA field trip provides participants with the opportunity to explore first-hand the business practices in different South Eastern European countries. Groups of four students visit an organisation in Greece and/or the region. The exercise not only helps to integrate the theory with practical application, but also places important emphasis on the international aspects of politics, economics and business in the region.
The Integrating Seminars
At the IHU we believe in the importance of rooting business education and learning in the real world. As such, we have developed full-day seminars known as 'The Integrating Seminars'. The purpose of the Integrating Seminars is to provide a forum for participants to interact, discuss and debate contemporary economic and business issues with leading economic policy makers, senior managers and top level professionals from Greece, the Balkan region and Western Europe.
Business Environment Seminars
The Business Environment seminars are an integral part of the learning process. These aim to give students an overview of the economic, social, and cultural factors that influence or threaten business opportunities and practices. They illustrate how business entities manage to develop and implement successful strategy and entrepreneurship tactics within a demanding and competitive global business context. They are business oriented and are led by top managers in leading organizations.