Purpose and objectives of the Master in Business Administration (MBA)
The Master in Business Administration (MBA) is a distinctive program that encompasses the study of finance, management, marketing and related disciplines. The curriculum is designed to provide students knowledge and skills in an environment that develops students’ ability to make decisions related to their field, to deepen and broaden their knowledge in the operation and management of businesses. The Master in Business Administration (MBA) provides a general management post graduate and post experience education for those aspiring to or already at senior management level in organizations and equip them to perform effectively in managerial positions. Accordingly, the aim is not to pursue an academic theoretical study, but rather to enable theory to inform practice.
The MBA aims to develop in students the ability of research and analysis, synthesis and creativity, while stressing the vital importance of information and technological development, and raising awareness of ethical, social, environmental and international issues affecting administrative decisions. In general, the educational objectives of the MBA incorporate the objectives of Neapolis University Pafos.
- demonstrate complex problem solving skills, supported by appropriate analytical and quantitative techniques to improve organizational performance.
- possess functional knowledge and be able to integrate this knowledge in support of decision making.
- have experience with project leadership.
- possess the knowledge necessary to use frameworks in ethical analysis and decision making, understanding their personal responsibilities as business leaders.
- have a global and multicultural perspective.
- demonstrate key attributes associated with professional conduct.
Specific objectives of the foregoing elements include:
- use a variety of analytical techniques to identify a complex business problem, generate and compare alternatives and develop a solution
- select and implement the appropriate research skills and tools (information technology and / or quantitative analysis) to solve problems.
- integrate their functional knowledge in applied settings (e.g. case analyses, group projects, research papers).
- demonstrate knowledge relating to the concept of value creation and the role played by each functional area of the firm.
- demonstrate a level of proficiency and self‐confidence appropriate to be a team or project leader.
- define key components of the business operating environment(s) and explain how these components impact organizational performance and decisions.
- diagnose cross‐cultural issues in a case setting and propose appropriate solutions.
- demonstrate knowledge of how issues and decision criteria change depending on cultural perspectives and location.
- demonstrate highly effective oral communication skills in professional settings, including: professional presentations and persuasive presentations.
The MBA program provides the necessary supplies and knowledge as well as formulate the required level of perception of business issues for companies, government departments.
On successful completion of the Master in Business Administration (MBA) students will be able to:
- Design integrated solutions to complex business problems based on discipline knowledge and experience.
- Critically evaluate current management frameworks, models, debates and evidence and integrate with practice.
- Demonstrate an ability to think laterally, critically, innovatively, creatively, and to make connections among diverse fields of study in analysing problems
- Critically address contrasting research dealing with multi-faceted business problems.
- Critically evaluate the practical applications of theory to generate practice-based solutions to unstructured problems.
- Acquire analytical and research skills to deal with business complex problems.
- Identify and address personal and professional development needs.
- Demonstrate an ability to make decisions in challenging situations.
- Demonstrate an ability to lead and to interact effectively in group situations.
- Communicate to diverse audiences through a range of media.
- Work independently and collaboratively.
- Manage self and others.
The Master in Business Administration (MBA) is offered in the Greek and English language.
The MBA Program is designed to provide an academic experience that transcends that of the traditional classroom in which the flow of information is primarily from faculty member to student. Recognizing the educational value of the students’ extensive experience, faculty seeks to establish a vigorous dialogue in their MBA classes. The intention in MBA education is that each participant contributes to the education of the full class through sharing expertise and leading discussion when the participant’s skills and background make this possible.
The MBA offers a unique virtual learning journey through advanced simulation games and real-life learning experience through collaborations with leading companies across all sectors.
The teaching method in the Master in Business Administration (MBA) is participatory and interactive, so that students can develop their interpersonal skills through active participation in the learning process and through the institution of collective work, which are the standard method for developing team skills.
Director of Studies: Dr. Nikos Apostolopoulos, Assistant Professor
The University reserves its right to define the electives offered on an academic year basis