Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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.

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

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1.5 YEARS

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90 ECTS

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ENGLISH & GREEK

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FULL TIME

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AWARDED BY NEAPOLIS UNIVERSITY

OBJECTIVES OF THE MASTER OF 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.

Graduates will

  • 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:

Graduates will

  • 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.

Student-centered approach 

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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

COURSE STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
MBA550Accounting and Financial Statement AnalysisCompulsory7.5
MBA561Marketing Management and Business CommunicationCompulsory7.5
MBA580Leadership and Organizational BehaviourCompulsory7.5
MBA600Research Methods and Data AnalysisCompulsory7.5

SEMESTER 2

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
MBA540Corporate Finance and Financial ManagementCompulsory7.5
MBA574Operations and Total Quality ManagementCompulsory7.5
MBA584Entrepreneurship and InnovationCompulsory7.5
MBA590Human Resources ManagementCompulsory7.5

SEMESTER 3

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
MDIS600DissertationCompulsory30

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

General admission criteria

The Master in Business Administration (MBA) is aimed primarily at graduates of Law, Economics and Polytechnic Schools, as well as graduates of all general and special departments of Business Administration. The general admission criteria are based on the type and quality of previous studies, the grade obtained in previous studies and the suitability of the candidate for the Master in Business Administration (MBA) of study that has been applied for. The University’s admission policy is to make admission offers to applicants who are judged to have the background and abilities to have a reasonable expectation of success in the MBA program to which they are made an offer and who are likely to benefit from university study. The Master in Business Administration (MBA) Coordinator will be actively involved in the review of applications and his approval will be required before admitting any student to the MBA program. 

English language requirements

Satisfactory knowledge of English is essential. The minimum language requirement is a B2 certificate in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages scale. In the absence of such a certificate/degree, candidates will be asked to sit English language exams in order to prove their satisfactory knowledge. After admission, candidates may be required to take additional instruction in English language. 

Admission of students with special needs

The University offers equal opportunities to all students regardless of their physical abilities. Candidates who have some form of disability, which is mentioned in their application, will be examined on equal terms as all other candidates. The candidates should explain in their application form the nature of their disability and inform the admissions office concerning the special needs they will require during their studies.

Application forms

For a candidate to be considered for admission to the Master in Business Administration (MBA) he/she needs to complete an Application Form, obtainable from the Admissions Office. Once completed the application form should be returned directly to that Admissions Office together with the additional documentation required. An electronic version of the Application Form can be downloaded from the Admissions Office home page or submitted on-line. 

Application deadline

Candidates may apply at any time during the year, though admissions will be in September and February.

DISCLAIMER

The University reserves its right to define the electives offered on an academic year basis.

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OUR FACULTY & STAFF

Michalis Pazarzis

Professor of Maritime Studies

Coordinator of the MBA in Shipping

Michalis Pazarzis is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Piraeus (Dept. of Maritime Studies. He graduated from Law School (Dept. of Law) from the National and Capodistrian University...

Anastasia Reppas

Professor of Educational Administration

Deputy Head of the Department of Economics and Business

Coordinator of the MPA: (Direction Educational Management)

Anastasia Athanasoula – Reppa is Professor of Educational Administration and Organizational Behavior at Neapolis University Pafos in Cyprus. She holds a PhD and Master’s degree from Panteion University...

Christos Christodoulou-Volos

Associate Professor of Economics and Finance

Head of the Department of Economics and Business

Dr. Christos N. Christodoulou-Volos is an Associate Professor of Economics and Finance and since and since September 2012 the Director of Business School (BScABF, BScBA & MBA) Programmes...

Nikolaos Apostolopoulos

Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Coordinator of the MBA

Dr Nikolaos Apostolopoulos is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Neapolis University Pafos. He also acts as a Scientific Advisor at the Labour Institute (INE-GSEE)...

Antonis Zairis

Assistant Professor in Business Administration – Marketing

Head of International Cooperation and Professional Certifications

Antonis Zairis was born in Piraeus. He studied Political Science and holds an MBA. His doctoral dissertation was on Consumer Behavior, specializing in Retail...

Andreas Masouras

Assistant Professor in Communication and Marketing

Coordinator of the BSc Business Administration, Bachelor in Digital Business & MSc in Digital Marketingκ

Dr Andreas Masouras is Assistant Professor at Neapolis University in the fields of Marketing and Communication. He holds a PhD (Honors) from the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of the Peloponnese...

Michailina Siakalli

Lecturer in Statistics

Coordinator for ERASMUS, Internship, Student Affairs

Dr Michailina Siakalli was awarded a scholarship from the University of Sheffield and in 2008 she obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield (UK) in the field of Stochastic Differential Equations driven by Lévy Process...

Christos Papademetriou

Assistant Professor in Management - Human Resources Management

Coordinator of the Distance Master in Business Administration (DMBA)

Christos Papademetriou holds a doctorate (PhD) in Social Science from the University of Leicester, UK. The title of his thesis is “Investigating the Impact of Sequential Cross-Cultural Training on the Level of Sociocultural and Psychological Adjustment of Expatriate Mangers”...

Charalampos Chrysomallidis

Lecturer in Public Policies

General Coordinator of the MPA

Charalampos Chrysomallidis is an Economist and Lecturer in Public Policies at the Neapolis University Pafos, holding a PhD in Political Science and European Studies from University of Athens...

Sotirios Varelas

Lecturer of Strategic Tourism Management

Coordinator of the MBA in Tourism

Dr Varelas Sotirios is a Lecturer of Tourism at Neapolis University Pafos. He also taught in the Department of Business Administration University of West Attica and the Master in Tourism Business Administration Hellenic Open University...

Dimitra Latsou

Lecturer of Public Healthcare Services Administration

Dimitra Latsou is a graduate of Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Athens. She completed the postgraduate program in Management and Economic Evaluation of Professional and Environmental Health, at the Medical School of the University of Athens...

Themistoklis Lazarides

Visiting Professor in Corporate Governance, Finance and Organizational Behavior

Themistoklis Lazaridis is an economist with postgraduate studies (University of Macedonia) in business administration and a doctorate of the Democritus University of Thrace...

Georgios Deirmentzoglou

Visiting Lecturer in Digital Business

Georgios Deirmentzoglou holds a PhD degree in Business Administration from the Department of Business Administration – University of Piraeus...

Elena Polydorou

Visiting Lecturer – Teaching Assistant in Simulation Tools Support

Miss Elena Polydorou graduated from the First Lyceum Ethnarhi Makariou in Paphos. She studied Business Administration at University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki....

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