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The Course

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.
Furthermore, a variety of teaching methods are employed in order to facilitate learning, such as workshops, soft skills development sessions and integrating seminars.

Teaching takes place on-campus, in Thessaloniki.

Next intake: January 2016. Applications are accepted all year-round.


Why choose the IHU Executive MBA

  • Learn from top-class, internationally renowned academics and professionals

  • Collaborate with experienced colleagues from other countries and/or industries.

  • Experience a ‘hands-on’ environment focused on a practical approach to learning.

  • Establish a valuable network of life-long contacts.  


Executive MBA classes profile 2013 & 2014

Average age: 34 years
Working experience: 9.3 years
Male 57% - Female: 43%
International Students: 27%


The Core Modules

 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:

Andriopoulos, Constantine Professor of Strategy
Head of Marketing and Strategy Section
Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
Antonakis, John Professor of Organizational Behavior
University of Lausanne
Arghyrou, Michael G. Reader in Economics
Cardiff Business School
Balabanis, George Professor of Marketing
Faculty of Management, Cass Business School, City University
Charitou, Andreas G. Professor of Accounting
University of Cyprus
Gabriel, Yiannis Professor of Organizational Theory
Deputy Dean of the School of Management, Chair in Organization Studies, University of Bath
Halikias, Ioannis Professor of Quantitative Analysis
Department of Marketing and Communication, AUEB
Iakovou Eleftherios Director, Division of Industrial Management
Department of Mechanical Engineering, AUTh
Levis, Mario Emeritus Professor of Finance
Cass Business School, City University, London
Lioukas, Spyros Professor of Business Strategy
Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)
Markellos, Raphael Professor and Chair of Finance
Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia
Moschis, George P. Research Professor & Director
Center for Mature Consumer Studies, Georgia State University
Ravasi, Davide Professor of Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management
Cass Business School
Smart, Palie Reader, School of Management
Cranfield University
Stathopoulos, Konstantinos Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
Manchester Business School


Teaching takes place, on campus in Thessaloniki, once a month, except April, August and December.
In total there are 16 long weekends (Fri-Sun) of teaching.
Students who are accepted on the 2015 programme will commence their studies at the end of January 2015 and complete the taught modules by the end of July 2016.
The remaining 5 months of the programme are dedicated to the Field Trip Project and work on the Business Consultancy Project (dissertation).

 The programme operates on the following schedule:
Friday 13.00 - 20.00
Saturday 9.00 - 19.00
Sunday 9.00 -15:00
Examinations take place during these weekend periods.


Tziriti Ioanna

"... 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

Read what our students and alumni say about their studies


Other components of the IHU Executive MBA

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.

Read more about the past Field Trip projects

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.


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