The IHU EMBA is a 24-month programme taught over a long weekend once a month, and commences every January.
Our programme is built in a flexible way to facilitate learning through a variety of teaching methods, technologies, environments, workshops and integrating seminars.
The Executive MBA core modules 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.
The core modules enable participants to acquire practical concepts and skills directly relevant to their careers.
The Elective Modules
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.
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 Academic Faculty
Renowned academics and practitioners ensure a valuable and interactive classroom experience. The Executive MBA programme is taught by professors from top Universities and Business Schools from Europe and the USA committed to developing the next generation of business leaders. Read the indicative list of past and current visiting faculty at the IHU Executive MBA:
Teaching takes place once a month except April, August and December.
The programme operates on the following schedule:
Examinations take place during these weekend periods.
"The rigor and diversity of the subjects I have learned so far, coupled with the passion for academic excellence of world-renowned lecturers have changed my vision about my role not only in the organization I work for, but also in society as a whole."
Roden Pajaj, Head of HR, Bank of Albania
Other components of the IHU Executive MBA
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.
Professional Development Programme
The professional development programme is made up of a series of workshops and seminars aimed at developing softer skills to complement the more traditional skills participants learn as part of the EMBA. They include, for example, one-to-one support, career coaching, mind mapping, presentation skills, creativity and presentation, media training, networking and interviewing.
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 academics.