International MBA (full-time & part-time) 2018-2019 από το Οικονομικό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
We have a “rolling admissions” program, so it is to your benefit to apply early. The application period for both Full-Time and Part-Time programs runs through the year and is divided in two rounds. Please note that all application materials should arrive to the admissions office by 17.00 of the corresponding deadline. Depending on the time of submitting an application, the applicant will know the outcome of the evaluation process within a month after the expiration of the deadline of the corresponding round.
Application deadline for September 2018:
Round 1: end of January 2018
Round 2: 31 May 2018
Please make sure that all application materials are posted to:
MBA International Program
Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB)
Evelpidon 47A & Lefkados 33
GR- 113 62 Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 210 8203659-662
Fax: +30 210 8828078
Once convinced that AUEB’s MBA International program is the right graduate program for you, you are invited to fill in the application form that is available on line, and email it to us together with a copy of your cv. Please also send by mail all the supporting material, as indicated below:
- Completed application form + Essays (see inside the application form)
- CV in English
- Certified Copy of all University Degrees / Diplomas received
- Official Transcripts of Grades received with certified translation in English where applicable
- Official TOEFL score report (where applicable) sent directly by ETS (Code 5737) or Cambridge Proficiency or IELTS
- Certified certificates of other foreign languages
- GMAT score (mandatory only for applicants to the Full-time program)
- Two recommendation letters
- Proofs of employment
- Military discharge papers (if applicable)
- Proof of 50 Euros deposit. On the details of the deposit you should mention FT-(your Surname) if you are applying for the Full Time or PT-(your Surname) if you are applying to the Part Time. (NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE – Account No: 110/48007618, Account Holder: RC/AUEB, IBAN: GR 490110 1100 0000 1104 8007 618 , BIC: ETHNGRAA)
For applicants for the Full-time program, the GMAT test is a requirement. Please make sure that official results are sent directly to AUEB – MBA International Program, code number: WF7-WH-52.
The knowledge of English is also a requirement. Candidates are expected either to possess the Proficiency Certificate of English, or to submit good test results in either TOEFL (at least 79) or IELTS (at least 6.5) tests. TOEFL results can be sent directly to AUEB – MBA International Program, code number: 5737.
Only complete applications can be considered, so please check carefully that all the necessary support material is provided.
Based on formal qualifications, test results and interview results, all candidates are ranked and the admission results are communicated to the applicants. Applicants of the first round get an answer on the application by end-February. Applicants of the second round get an answer by June. Accepted applicants are asked to make a deposit in order to reserve their place in the new class.
All candidates must have a solid academic background demonstrated by a university degree from a formally recognized Greek or foreign University. Variety in the profile of the candidates is encouraged. Applicants must also possess strong command of both spoken and written English. In addition, all candidates for the Full-time program must submit their scores of the GMAT test. The short teaching periods and the intense schedule require close attendance and special devotion of all students.
To be considered for a place in the program, candidates must also demonstrate (through the application form, the essays, the recommendation letters and the compulsory interview) that they possess the essential qualities and motivation required from tomorrow’s international managers and business leaders.
Details about requirements
Application form and essays
A completed application form is mandatory. Please take time to think about the essays. Remember: there are no “right” answers; we are interested in your story, in a natural and honest way. Write about what is important to you, not what you think is important to us. There is no minimum or maximum length, but most applicants find that 400 words per question are appropriate.
Undergraduate degree requirement
The academic background of an applicant is carefully evaluated. Variety in the academic background of the candidates is encouraged, with special emphasis on recruiting students with an undergraduate degree in social sciences, engineering and sciences, so as to achieve a good balance with students of management and economic background.
Foreign language requirement
All candidates are expected to be fluent in English. This is proven through the Proficiency Certificate of the English language, the TOEFL test (at least 79), or the IELTS test (at least 6.5). Please note that TOEFL results can be sent directly to AUEB – MBA International Program, code number: 5737. The candidates’ level of verbal expression in the English language is also evaluated in the admission interviews that are fully conducted in English.
Work Experience / Managerial Potential
The MBA International program aims for people who can assume leadership roles at an international level. We therefore ask for content as well as duration of work experience when assessing your suitability for the course. For the Part-Time program, candidates should have at least 5 years of work experience, while for the Full-time program candidates should have at least 3 years of work experience. Full-time program candidates with less work experience who have exceptional academic credentials and GMAT scores, as well as demonstrated truly outstanding leadership, can also be admitted to the program.
For Full-time candidates, the GMAT is a requirement for admission. Please have your official results sent directly to the school, by indicating GMAT code number: WF7-WH-52. The GMAT is a standardized assessment, delivered in English that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Schools use the test as one predictor of academic performance in an MBA or in other graduate management programs. The GMAT measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that a candidate has developed over a long period of time in his/her education and work. A minimum requirement to be considered for the Full-Time program is a GMAT score of 550. Tuition reduction scholarships equal to €3,000 are offered to applicants for the Full-time program who obtain a GMAT score of 650 and above. Please note that GMAT is only one of the criteria for admission in the program.
You are expected to submit two recommendation letters together with your application form. Both letters should be from your employer(s). Applicants with limited work experience may submit one letter of recommendation from the employer, and another from the academic environment from where they have graduated. You may find the form of recommendation letter here.
Personal motivation and Interpersonal skills
The MBA is a demanding experience that can change the participant’s life. We look for evidence that participants will be reflective, mature and realistic as well as ambitious and highly motivated. Moreover, we place particular emphasis on working in teams. We need to ascertain that candidates will make a positive contribution to the collective learning experience in the program.
Tuition & Costs
Tuition fees for the MBA Program for EU-applicants, which is subject to change prior to September of each year, currently amounts to € 12,000.
Wishing to provide the opportunity to students with outstanding educational credentials and potential to attend the Program and advance their careers, MBA offers every year a number of scholarships. More information about the scholarships can be found here.