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 OR 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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FACULTY & STAFF OF THE PROGRAMME

Maria Psillaki

Professor of Banking and Finance

Dean of the School of Economics, Administration and Computer Science

Maria Psillaki is a Professor of Banking and Finance. She studied at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, in France where she received her Bachelor, Master and PhD with the highest honors...

Marios Leonida Evriviades

Professor of International Relations and Security

Deputy Head of the Department of History, Politics and International Studies

Marios L. Evriviades is Professor of International Relations and History at Neapolis University Pafos. He is also Senior Fellow and Director of Resources at ERPIC-European Rim and Investment Council, Larnaca.

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 the Head of the Department of Economics and Business...

Andreas Hadjixenophontos

Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance

Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance

Coordinator of the BSc Accounting, Banking and Finance and MSc Accounting and Finance

Dr. Andreas Hadjixenophontos is an Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance. He graduated in 1985 from the Department of Accounting and Finance of the London School of Economics...

Sofia Daskou

Associate Professor in Business and Customer Management

Coordinator of the MSc in Digital Marketingκ and ERASMUS

Dr Daskou has served at the University of Plymouth, as Director of Postgraduate Programmes of Plymouth Business School, Relationship Development Manager and a lecturer in Marketing...

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...

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”...

Sotirios Karatzimas

Assistant Professor in Accounting

Dr. Sotirios Karatzimas holds a PhD in Accounting from the Department of Business Administration of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)...

Michailina Siakalli

Lecturer in Statistics

Coordinator for 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...

Andreas Masouras

Assistant Professor in Communication and Marketing

Coordinator of the BSc Business Administration & Bachelor in Digital Business

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...

Nikolaos Apostolopoulos

Visiting Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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)...

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