The IHU Executive MBA 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.
Our programme 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.
Teaching takes place on-campus, in Thessaloniki.
Next intake: January 2016. Applications are accepted all year-round.
Why choose the IHU Executive MBA
Executive MBA class profile
(intakes: 2013 to 2015)
Average age: 34.2 years
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.Core modules enable students to understand key concepts and apply practical 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, on campus in Thessaloniki, once a month, except April, August and December.
The programme operates on the following schedule:
"... This makes it even more challenging and it pays you quickly off, as you can shortly catch yourself in your work practicing what you have learned."
Tziriti Ioanna, Product Manager ISOMAT S.A., Thessaloniki
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 Skills Development
The IHU provides Executive MBA students with the opportunity to develop a range of professional soft skills to enhance performance and manage complexity.
Managers are often concerned with individual or group responsibility of career development. The IHU EMBA offers a range of training sessions covering the exploration of work-related issues, development of new perspectives, negotiating skills, effective management of change, planning implementation and personal development. These are all skills that are considered important in high-pressure and rapidly changing work environments.
The Professional Skills Development programme has obligatory attendance and consists of four all-day seminars, during the scheduled weekends of the EMBA programme.
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 3 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.