Frequently asked questions about MBA

1What kind of program is the MBA?
It is a Master of Business Administration program with concentration (or specialization/major) in Business Administration (general track) or Bank Management. It consists of courses that a student takes in a specific subject (e.g. Bank Management) on top of normal core MBA curriculum
2Is the MBA a full time program?
The minimum period of study is two academic years and the maximum period of study is four academic years, depending on you. Thus, you can earn the MBA, either full time or pat time.
3What is the employed educational process?
The employed study methodology is that of Blended Learning, which combines face-to-face instruction (conventional classroom teaching) with computer mediated instruction (distance learning methods).
4When is the title of the master awarded?
The MBA is awarded after the successful completion of the 4 modules and a Dissertation.

Frequently asked questions about the modules

1What is a module?
A module is the set of four courses that are related to each other. The duration of each module is ten (10) months, that is, two (2) semesters. Each module contains four courses, two of which are taught in the fall semester and the other two in the spring semester.
2What are the modules of the MBA?

The curriculum consists of three core modules, one concertation module, and the Dissertation. The three core modules of the program are the following:

  • Quantitative Methods and Business Economics (ECTS 20)
  • Financial and Accounting Decision Taking (ECTS 20)
  • Managerial Decision Taking (ECTS 20)

The two offered concentration (major) modules are the following (the students undertake one of them):

  • Business Administration (general track) (ECTS 20)
  • Bank Management (ECTS 20)

Dissertation (ETCS 40)

3What are the ECTS?
According to the basic characteristics of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, 60 credits are allocated to the workload of a full time academic year, either undergraduate or postgraduate. In consequence, a student of the MBA cannot attend modules that aggregate more than 60 credits per academic year.
4How many ECTS the program awards?
The program awards 120 ECTS.
5How many modules can I take per year?
You can select the modules that you want to attend, provided that the sum of credits (ECTS) per year does not exceed 60 ECTS. All the modules of the program award 20 ECTS, but the dissertation awards 40 ECTS. In consequence, you may register for up to three modules per year, or up to one module and the Dissertation per year.
6What are the students’ obligations to pass a course?
The students have to submit a written assignment and take a final exam for each course, at the end of the semester. In case of failure of the final exam, there is a reexam.
7How the final grade of each course is calculated?
Your final grade of each course is a weighted sum of the written assignment and the final exam. You may take final course examination if you have successfully completed the written assignment with an average grade of at least 50 percent. Students who do not successfully complete the assignment are not entitled to take the final course examination. The written assignment constitutes a 30 percent of the student’s grade for each course.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Group Working Meetings

1What are the Group Working Meetings?
For each course, contact sessions are organized which are called Group Working Meetings (GWM). The aim of the Group Working Meetings is mainly the discussion and in depth analysis of the issues the students are expected to deal with during the course. In addition, they help to clarify obscure points and students are helped to gain a better understanding of the subject.
2When and where the Group Working Meetings are held?
The Group Working Meetings are held in Athens, and carried out on non-working days and hours (i.e. weekends).
3How long the Group Working Meetings last?
The Group Working Meetings are four-hour tutorials.

Frequently asked questions about tuition fees

1What is the total cost of the program?
Tuition fees for the program currently amounts to € 1,000 per module (and Dissertation). In consequence, tuition fees for the whole program amounts to € 5,000.
2Are the books included in tuition fees?
Yes, tuition fees include the educational material of each module (i.e, books, notes etc).
3How is tuition paid?
The tuition fee is paid in part. Initially by registering and then, before the beginning of the academic year, you pay the tuition of the modules you are going to attend.

Frequently asked questions about the selection process

1Who is the target audience of the program?
The program is aimed to highly intelligent applicants with good undergraduate studies and talent, who are ready to work hard and have the ambition to reach top positions on the executive ladder. In consequence, people who are more likely to succeed in the program are selected.
2I have no working experience. Is this a negative prospect for being offered a place in the program?
No. Working experience is neither mandatory nor prerequisite. The application process requires you to demonstrate your suitability for further study, meaning patience, preparation, positivity and professionalism which are absolutely vital.
3I do not hold a degree in business but I have working experience. Do I have a chance of being offered a place in the program?
Yes. Working experience, though not a prerequisite, increases the chances of being offered a place in the program.
4I do not hold a degree in business and I have no working experience. Do I have a chance of being offered a place in the program?
The chances are reduced, but we need to look at your whole application and your overall qualifications in order to decide whether we offer you a place in the program.

Frequently asked questions about how to communicate

1How do I find information about the program?
  • Through our website: www.mba-ba.econ.uoa.gr
  • Sending an email to mba-ba@econ.uoa.gr
  • Calling at: +30 210 368 9453
  • Discussing with us at our premises: University of Athens MBA, The Secretary, 1 Sophocles & Aristeidou Str., (entrance from 1 Sophocles Str.), 5th floor, office 508, Athens 105 59, Greece.