School of Postgraduate Studies (MBA Program)

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) programme is designed to equip you with essential modern management skills and knowledge and prepare you with an enterprising spirit grounded on solid business practices. The programme also aims at providing you with analytical and decision-making capabilities in order to face different kinds of new challenges resulting from the rapid changes seen in today’s growing business environment. You will study tools and techniques that will help you develop and manage products and services that will be competitive internationally. With our MBA program students may chose to specialize in any of the following 16 options:-


1. The Master of Business Administration in General Management is an M.B.A. degree primarily aimed at students with a non-business administration Bachelor degree, who have had at least 2 years of experience working in companies and organisations in a role that manages people or processes, or both. The programme is aimed at providing graduates with the skills and competencies to fulfill management positions in the field of business administration, both in the public and private sector. These positions can include management or policy-making positions in large organisations, as well as positions of management in small to medium sized companies (SMEs). Students are able to critically analyse and evaluate various developments within an organisation so that they can form, create and instigate policies, visions and aims and solutions within that organisation. They should be in a position to analyse the strategic processes and vision of a company or organisation, and using this analysis, apply and implement tools to innovate, optimise and (re-)structure these processes using an integral approach.

2. The Master of Business Administration in Innovation management and Design thinking examines the processes and activities involved in managing innovation in firms. A key aim is for students to understand the strategic and operational issues that affect the innovation process across the different range of innovation problems that firms can confront. Four aspects of innovation will be discussed: product innovation and design; service innovation and design; information systems innovation and design; and business model innovation and design. The programme will begin with the tactical exploration of activities involved in new product development, to the organization and management issues associated with service and information systems innovation, and ending with the analysis of the strategic issues involved in appropriating the benefits of this innovation effort through business model design. The programme will also be asking the students to consider the role that design thinking plays in managing innovation, particularly but not exclusively in what concerns product design. The programme will with also involve the practical application of the frameworks, concepts and principle learnt to real case problems.

3. The MBA in corporate social responsibility (CSR)  program is rapidly evolving as a result of the economic difficulties over the past five years. After the global recession at the end of the last decade, some, rightly or wrongly, placed blame at the doors of business schools for failing to ingrain the importance of CSR values on their alumni. Further, protests around the world against the perceived greed fostered in some industries shows a global population becoming increasingly frustrated with a lack of consideration of CSR in business. There is a growing belief that MBAs are well placed to manage effectively and to lead corporations today. They are discerned to bring not only expertise in traditional management and financial skills to their employers, but also a sensitivity to all forms of CSR and the ways in which corporations need to interact with governments, which are the primary aims of this MBA in CSR. Read more about benefits, requirements and duration

4. The MBA in Entrepreneurship teaches you about the innovation life cycle, including how to take an idea through research and development, and introduce a new product or service. The programme will help you learn how to spot emerging trends and opportunities in the market that will sustain your business over the long term. Completing an MBA in entrepreneurship doesn’t mean that starting your own business will be your only option. An increasing number of established corporations and businesses are looking for employees with an entrepreneurship mindset. Employers across the board expect initiative and innovation from MBA graduates.

5. Individuals who are interested in the field of finance may find it beneficial to earn an MBA degree in finance. With a Master’s in Business Administration degree specializing in finance, you might gain a more competitive edge in the job market. Advanced finance programmes seek to teach students more about managing revenues and money. While enrolled in a finance master’s degree programme, students will learn more about how to properly and professionally manage funds, as well as the interface of risk, time, and money. Focus areas might include accounting, economics, financial planning, issues in organizations and management, and management information systems. Programmes could also cover the study of options and futures and how to make well-informed decisions for business growth. Anyone who is looking to advance their career can consider earning a master’s degree in finance. Earning a finance MBA degree can also be of great help to anyone who is interested in the banking or investment fields.

6. The MBA in Hospitality & Tourism Management programme provides students with a background on how to properly manage all aspects of travel, lodging, food services and event planning. Incorporating information technology into the hospitality industry is also discussed. This programme also discusses the importance of leadership in the workplace and focuses on strategic decisions about business operations. The programme combines advanced business training with classes focused on common hospitality practices. Students will develop the management, marketing and accounting skills needed to oversee a hospitality or tourism organization. Students will also be able to examine ways to ensure that guests and customers receive satisfactory service.

7. If we look at the global MBA scenario, IT-related opportunities make up almost as much as 13 percent of business administrative jobs. An MBA in IT & Systems Management can make one eligible in handling administrative problems and tasks related to information technology. The scope of this arena is huge given the demand in this field created by the growing IT industry. This programme explores the technical and informational sides of technology, and how it is used to improve efficiency and increase value. The ethics of technology usage will be explored and cross-cultural implications will be examined. This programme also examines the consequences of change through case studies.

8. An MBA in International Business focuses on management fundamentals, international management tactics and global economics. MBA in International business degrees are in demand due to increasing globalization and the growing number of businesses currently competing on the international stage. In addition to working within global companies that compete on international markets, graduates of international business Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes can also find careers in management, finance, and in consulting. Graduates may also seek to work in the travel and hospitality industry, which continually deals with both businesses and consumers from around the world. They may be responsible for overseeing the finances, marketing, project development, and more for these international businesses. The MBA in International Business offers candidates the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the international business field. The programme provides students the opportunity to analyze foreign markets, including cultural, geographic and socioeconomic differences, and to prepare to handle managerial tasks.

9. Good leadership means good business. Professional communication, team building and conflict resolution are the key skills developed in this comprehensive MBA in Leadership programme. Whether you want to be a startup entrepreneur or a change-agent in an existing organization, this MBA specialization will help you to define your leadership style. You’ll learn to set clear goals and objectives while effectively managing a team. This programme promotes leadership values that benefit both companies and their employees.  The major theories to study include: trait theory, behavioral theory, contingency theory, and transformational leadership. Several intertwined topics include: power, motivation, and management style. Practical aspects of leadership to be covered are: stress, dealing with corporate culture, gender and race issues, etc.

10. The MBA in Marketing & Sales programme builds managers who master the marketing and sales process. The programme is designed for mastering all operational and behavioral fundamentals such as the marketing and sales processes, the design and implementation of successful strategies and tactics, and the use of management and productivity tools. Areas such as how to design successful sales and marketing strategies and how to effectively address marketing and sales decisions are given importance to. Finally, the implementation of different sales and marketing tools are studied through the programme. In addition, students will enhance their knowledge and skills to address modern marketing challenges, develop successful marketing and sales strategies and plans, gain “hands-on” sales experience, master marketing and sales tools and techniques, and develop networking opportunities in the international market.

11. The MBA in Operations Management programme introduces production and operations management, the business function responsible for creating goods and services. In recent years, the scope of production management has broadened considerably. Production concepts and techniques are now being applied not only to manufacturing concerns but also to a wide range of service industries. These include health care, food service, recreation, banking, hotel management, retail sales, education, transportation, and government. This programme examines the design and control of systems needed for the efficient use of materials, human resources, and equipment. It also delves into the allocation of financial resources, facilities, and information in the development of competitive products and services.

12. Retail management is a sub-discipline of the general field of management that deals with overseeing the distribution and selling of products directly to consumers, in specific vending points such as shops, chain stores, markets and malls. Retail managers are in charge of everyday operations within a retail store or department. They plan how merchandise is promoted, organize employees, handle customer service, and supervise inventories. Retail managers also have to understand client profiles and empathize with their needs in order to adjust product supply and to anticipate demand, in order to increase profits. Retail management is closely related to others disciplines ranging from business and international business, marketing and logistics, to supply chain management, operations management, fashion merchandising and others. In this MBA in Retail Management programme, students will learn management models and practices, in addition to relevant marketing strategies. They will also acquire leadership, communication and decision-making skills. Graduates in the filed can work as managers of hotels, catering, food and beverages companies, travel agencies, and franchise chains among many others. Examples of professional positions include purchasing manager, logistics and distribution manager, personnel manager, merchandise planner, store director or division merchandising manager.

13. An MBA specialization in strategy will equip a graduate with the required skills to prosper in a career in business management. Key lessons would include: industry and environmental analysis, internal analysis and competitive advantage, organizational structure, design and alignment, market evolution and dynamics; in addition to many specialized topics for specific industries, world regions or stages of market development. Strategy draws upon all of the business and market fundamentals, so it is important that a specialized strategy curriculum also includes a solid grounding in topics such as economics, accounting, finance, marketing, organizations, and operations. In today’s competitive marketplace, strategy is a critical management resource. A strategy specialization trains students to see the enterprise as a whole, and to understand how and why a manager can make a difference to the performance of the entire firm. Strategy helps to align the company’s activities to ensure long-term success. It also takes a holistic view of the organization and its industry in making decisions. MBAs with a solid grounding in strategy will be valued for their ability to drive the business forward and to take the firm into new directions.

14. Through the MBA in Logistics & Supply Chain Management programme, students will understand Business Logistics from the perspective of the Integrated Supply Chain Process.  Logistics refers to all activities that move product and information to and from members of a supply chain. The supply chain provides the framework for bringing products from businesses to suppliers to customers efficiently. The MBA Logistics & Supply Chain Management programme aims to train and develop future leaders and managers in the fast-growing Logistics & Supply chain sector. A highly integrated programme, you would acquire knowledge and understanding of multiple facets of supply chain business including purchasing, materials management, supply-chain management, transportation, customs regulations, foreign exchange, international trade and information technology among various other aspects.

15. The MBA in HRM examines the management of human resources in a multinational context. The programme emphasizes the strategic role of human resource management and focuses on changing traditional human resources practices to meet the needs of a global organization. The programme explores how ‘best in class’ human resources practices can improve an organization’s bottom line. The programme focuses on the management of people to ensure maximum competitive advantage within and across organizations. Strategies for HR ensure you will know how to strategically plan staffing requirements. Performance and Reward Management will ensure you know how to get the best from your people as a manager.

16. The sports market is a multibillion-dollar industry, with expansion in regions like Asia, America, and the Middle East as amazing opportunities awaits for those with a specialized set of skills related. The goal of the program is for students to acquire all the knowledge and skills necessary to become the “tomorrow” of ” Sports Management “. Specifically, they will learn from specialized executives with administrative knowledge of how a team works, how it is run, how it is organized, sports events, budget management, human resources, social media, marketing, sponsorship and how the overall development of a group.

Programme Partnership with IST College and Panathinaikos Sports Club, Greece
EIU – Paris is thrilled to announce the launch of the first MBA in Sports Management in Greece. The programme is offered exclusively in partnership with Panathinaikos BC OPAP, through our partner IST College of Athens in Greece.