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Programs of Study

Master of Business Administration, MBA - Banking, Part-time (2 years)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a distinctive program that encompasses the study of finance, management, marketing and related disciplines providing also the opportunity to the Students to obtain an MBA with specialization in Banking. The curriculum is designed to provide students with or without previous academic preparation in business a solid foundation in business theories and principles while developing the skills managers need to analyze situations and lead organizations. The curriculum is based upon the foundation courses found in all MBA programs, demonstrating how each area is integrated into a successful business operation. The program 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.

Elective Courses with specialization in Banking

Students who wish to obtain an MBA with specialization in Banking they can do so by choosing four of the following elective courses:

Code Course Title ECTS Credits
MBA662 Analyzing Bank Performance 6 3
MBA663 Managing Funding, Liquidity and Capital 6 3
MBA664 Managing Interest Rate Risk 6 3
MBA665 Managing the Bank’s Investment Portfolio 6 3

In addition, assuming they successfully finish the MBA program, they will receive the certificate in Bank Financial Management of the ABA.

Program's Requirements

All students pursuing the Master in Business Administration (MBA) must complete the following requirements:

Program Requirements Credits ECTS
Compulsory courses 27 54
General Education Courses/Free Electives 12 24
Thesis or Two Elective Courses 6 12
Total Requirements 45 90
Program’s Objectives

In general, the educational objectives of the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) incorporate the objectives of the College of Business Studies.

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.
Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program students shall have:

  • A comprehensive knowledge of the functional areas; as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to actual problems.
  • The ability to think laterally, critically, innovatively, creatively, and to make connections among diverse fields of study in analyzing problems.
  • A global perspective based on an understanding of both the domestic and global environments of the organizations.
  • A good understanding of the ethical and environmental ramifications of corporate decisions.
  • The ability to lead and to interact effectively in group situations.
  • The ability to manage in culturally diverse environments.
  • Acquired analytical and research skills to deal with business problems.
  • Developed the ability to learn autonomously.
Code Course ECTS Credits
Semester 1
MBA600 Quantitative Analysis and Research Methods 6 3
MBA610 Financial Resource Management 6 3
MBA630 Business and Financial Environment 6 3
ELEC Elective 6 3
Semester 2
MBA620 Corporate Finance and Financial Management 6 3
MBA650 Marketing Management and Strategy 6 3
MBA652 Strategic Management 6 3
ELEC Elective 6 3
Semester 3
MBA651 Operations Management 6 3
MBA653 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 6 3
ELEC Elective 6 3
ELEC Elective 6 3
Semester 4
MBA640 Management of Human Resources 6 3
ELEC Elective 6 3
ELEC Elective 6 3
Total 90 45
Code Course ECTS Credits
MBA660 Banking Operations and Management 6 3
MBA662 Analyzing Bank Performance 6 3
MBA663 Managing Funding, Liquidity and Capital 6 3
MBA664 Managing Interest Rate Risk 6 3
MBA665 Managing the Bank’s Investment Portfolio 6 3
MBA672 Investment Banking and Private Equity 6 3
MBA690 MBA Thesis 12 6

The foundation courses may be waived for students who have satisfactorily completed the same or comparable courses previously. Satisfactory completion is defined as completing a corresponding course at the undergraduate level with a grade of C or higher or at the graduate level with a grade of B or higher. Credits earned with MBA foundation courses do not count towards the required coursework for the completion of the MBA program.

Code Course ECTS Credits
MBA510 Economic Analysis of the Firm 6 3
MBA520 Financial Accounting and Analysis 6 3
MBA521 Managerial Accounting 6 3
MBA530 Statistics for Managerial Decisions 6 3