The Executive MBA was founded and started operating in 1999 with the participation of the Departmens Marketing and Communication, Business Administration, Management Science and Technology and Informatics. Τhe Department responsible for coordinating and organizing is the Department of Business Administration. The program director is Professor Vassilis Papadakis, Professor in the Department of Business Administration.
The Graduate Program in Business Administration for Executives aims at university graduates, who are already working and intend to develop their scientific background, professional and administrative skills. The program leads to a Master Degree MBA level, recognized by the Ministry of Education. The program is implemented in 24 months. The courses are completed in the first three semesters. The fourth semester is available to prepare and support the thesis. There is a possibility for a student to complete the program earlier than 24 months, if during the courses he/she prepares his/her thesis.
The design of the program has been made in such a way so as to answer the future needs of executives, companies and organizations for efficiency and competitiveness within the world class environment of the 21st century. The areas of specialization of this program are:
- Marketing and Communication
- Financial Management and Accounting
- Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior
- Administrative Systems and Information Management
The program of studies is modern in content and methods of education and combines high academic achievement with professional skills and applications. Besides the academic program, is enriched extra curriculum activities as lectures of foreign professors and internationally recognized entrepreneurs and executives, outdoor education activities, etc.
Graduates of the Executive MBA, have successful careers among which many are already in senior hierarchical levels (Managers, General Managers).
The program accepts University or Technological Educational Institute graduates who have at least three certified work experience (after obtaining the degree). Due to the large number of applications and important program's requirements, there is a spesific selection process of students. The main elements of this process is the evaluation of the dossier (CV, references, etc.) of candidates, the interview from special committee of teachers and possible examination if deemed necessary. The selection criteria are:
- Experience (time, quality)
- Degree grade - graduate studies
- Letters of recommendation
- Tracking and recovery program
An essential prerequisite for evaluating the candidate is an at least three years certified professional experience after obtaining the degree and good knowledge of English.
This program is self-funded and the costs are covered by student tuition.