In its two decades-long history, the ALBA MBA has always been a groundbreaking innovator, helping early to mid-career professionals take off their career to upper-level management or create their own ventures. At ALBA MBA the major question that drives are thoughts and actions is how can business leaders create financial and social value in an ever-increasingly paradoxical global environment. Balancing analysis with creativity is the answer and we are dedicated to helping you develop these two lifelong skills that employers want, societies appreciate and that you will definitely enjoy having. Entrepreneurial creativity, enabled by technical competency and leadership skills, is at the core of the ALBA MBA.
Are you ready to join more than 2,000 ambitious individuals who have so far trusted the ALBA MBA to fast-track their career? Are you ready to join a powerful ALBA alumni network (more than 60% hold senior positions) in more than 1,000 companies in 51 countries? Are you r eady to experience an accredited (AMBA) and awarded curriculum (AMBA MBA Innovation Award 2015) combined with immersive field experiences (consulting projects, mini projects, creativity assignments, international exchange programs) to boost your career. Stay ahead of the game with The ALBA MBA.
Key features of the program
The ALBA MBA is Designed for professionals with at least 3 years of solid work experience:
Unparalleled management curriculum and pedagogy
Sharpen your business acumen in core functional areas such as marketing, operations, finance, accounting, strategy. In our MBA classes, you do not memorize theories; you use theory to get in the shoes of a real firm manager and ask yourself "What would I do if I were in this position?".
Highly-Accessible World-Renowned Faculty
You will be taught by resident and visiting faculty dedicated to business relevant research and teaching excellence. We boast Professors with top publications (such as Journal of Finance, Management Science, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Marketing), Academy of Management award winners, academic journal editors, and entrepreneurs. But what ALBA MBA alumni appreciate the most is our Professors' accessibility, extroversion and open-door mindset.
Being accredited by AMBA (the Association of MBAs, the highest standard earned only by the top 3% of MBAs globally) and the prestigious U.S. based New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the ALBA MBA has international credibility and status and enables access to networking opportunities to graduates of other accredited MBAs.
Unique, Awarded, Immersive Modules
A unique feature of the ALBA MBA is the inclusion of 5 multi-term courses (Entrepreneurship; Field Consulting Project, Management Acts: A Theatrical Integration; Leadership Development; Creativity and Innovation) which will help you nurture both analytical and creativity skills that employers and new business ventures require.
Intriguing Learning methods
Professors use (short) lectures, role-plays, engaging case-based learning, strategic business simulations, games, real-life projects with companies, coaching, guest-speakers from the industry and their own research to provide relevant and challenging learning environments. You will enrich your vitae with the most state-of-the-art business software and tools (e.g., SAP ERP software; Qualtrics, Marketing Engineering for Excel/Enginius; @Risk; Precision Trees).
Our Vision for our graduates
Executive MBA is a program for senior and upper-level executives with achievement record, leadership potential, and intellectual curiosity. Take your time to explore how ALBA can fuel your career, broaden your perspective, and help you grow as a leader of organizational renewal.
Our unique program is offered in modular, weekend format over 20 months and supported by a dedicated staff aimed to facilitate senior and upper-level executives with heavy management workload. To experience real-time transformation, you will learn from the senior faculty of ALBA with pedigree in executive education in Greece and abroad. To build your global outlook and cutting edge skills, you will also learn from top business educators from the premier business schools in Europe and the US. Learning together with participants from diverse functional and industry backgrounds, you will tap into different strengths and perspectives and enjoy a strong network of peers.
We recruit candidates who demonstrate drive for intellectual growth, leadership potential, team spirit, and communication and interpersonal skills. We seek candidates with experience of at least 10 years of which 3 to 5 years of solid management experience (i.e., managing people and/or projects). More important than your tenure, is your professional achievements and performance when assessing your application.
We welcome applications from:
Strategic perspective: The ALBA Executive MBA Program has a modular structure that evolves around five Strategy themes: Big Picture Challenges, Business Fundamentals, Development of Personal and Organization Capabilities and, finally, Renewing the Business.
Unparalleled depth in Leadership and Innovation: While leadership courses are mushrooming, the unique feature of our EMBA is a program-long combination of coaching, 360-degree assessments and team activities, aimed to help you foster your own authentic leadership approach. At the same time, our EMBA features an unusually holistic innovation view which spans technology-based, marketing-driven, process-based, and business model innovation.
Efficient and convenient: Our modular format runs in 36 weekends, twice a month over 20 months (with long breaks). Modules feature a variety of teaching methods including interactive, case-based discussions, cutting-edge academic knowledge, and in-class exercises. Actionable learning takes off with take-home assignments (and not exams) to help you embed the new knowledge in your business.
ALBA’s seal of quality: With our undisputed track record in executive education, you will experience ALBA’s senior faculty’s stellar class performance and top-notch expertise. Having won the respect of academia abroad, we are also able to attract top business thinkers from leading schools such as Wharton, Harvard, LBS, INSEAD, IMD, SDA Bocconi, Duke, Darden etc., with a goal to spark your intellect and ignite your curiosity.
Harness a network of accomplished peers: Our professors are not the only source of learning. You learn from the experience of peers who have work experience of at least 10 years of which 3 to 5 years of solid management experience (i.e., managing people and/or projects) and share a passion to grow and potential to succeed.
Tap our thought leadership.
The pursuit of world-class research defines ALBA's institutional blueprint. The current faculty team has produced several books and book chapters, thousands of academic conference presentations, and hundreds of journal articles, which help us generate new ideas and tools for use in the classroom. But it is not just quantity, however. We take pride that 34% of our research output appears in the World Elite and Top journals according to the Association of Business Schools (ABS), a record no other academic institution in Greece and, in fact, very few in Europe can match.
Harness our entrepreneurial pedigree.
ALBA is the #1 business school in Europe in terms of entrepreneurship based on the awards received in the prestigious EBPYC (European Business Plan of the Year Competition).
Experience real time value.
Revitalize your intellect in the weekend and return empowered in the office on Monday. With their executive education expertise in Greece and abroad, our senior faculty create a challenging learning environment in the classroom. In fact, at ALBA we take pride that we do not focus on teaching but on learning: provoking debates, collaborating in teams, and generating solutions to real problems. Our visiting faculty from top US and EU business schools will ignite your curiosity and demystify the latest management thinking and tools.
Enjoy Flexibility and premium service.
You run a tight schedule and we run a rigorous program. To meet both ends, our program is delivered in weekends twice a month with long breaks around Christmas and summer holidays. Moreover, a dedicated staff member will help you navigate the program logistics. We also offer free textbook delivery to your home or office, catered meals and snacks every class day, and mentoring by our senior faculty.
Look back and exclaim: “Those were the best days of my life!”
… our alumni say for over 20 years and as a matter of fact they‘ve got to be right!
Since its founding, ALBA strives to foster a stimulating academic environment sustained by teamwork, intellectual curiosity and close ties among faculty, students, staff and alumni relations. In this intimate environment, we create a tightly -knit community of engaged, enthusiastic and energetic students who seek to transform their lives and their organizations. It is exactly this Business Unusual spirit that has inspired more than 3000 alumni who look back at their time at ALBA with incessant affection and unwaning dedication.
By taking a strategic perspective on the shipping industry, the MBA in Shipping Program prepares aspiring and seasoned shipping professionals for a future full of challenges in the shipping industry. The program, designed in collaboration with the Greek shipping community (the Business Advisory Committee for the Shipping programs of ALBA), provides significant networking opportunities along with a challenging and unique educational experience delivered by world-renowned academics and distinguished industry practitioners in the field. Apart from specialized shipping courses and workshops, the MBA in Shipping program invests heavily in leadership and strategic management competencies, which are particularly relevant both as personal advantages and as essential resources for companies in this sector.
Key features of the program
The MBA in Shipping is designed particularly for:
Ideal Location: Offered in Greece, a country with long-standing tradition in shipping.
Highly-Accessible World-Renowned Faculty : Teaching combines research-lead and technically advanced methods and is delivered by world renowned academics providing a challenging and eye-opening educational experience.
Leadership Development: Through classroom teaching and personal coaching, students embark on a journey of self-awareness and personal development, identifying strengths and areas of improvement and putting their aspirations into a coherent and dynamic learning plan for the future.
Specialized Shipping Workshops: Delivered by distinguished industry speakers in conjunction with professional bodies/institutions.
International Recognition: Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), and the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association (HSA).
Links to the Industry: Strongly supported by the Greek shipping community: significant networking opportunities and participation in activities such as educational field trips abroad/cruise trips, visits to shipping companies, ports and commercial vessels. ALBA is a not-for-profit educational association of 89 Greek corporations including leading shipping companies like, Arcadia, Navios, Paragon, Star Bulk, Thenamaris and Top Ships . Moreover ALBA shipping programs are supported by WISTA Hellas, The Hellenic Seabroker Association, The International Propeller Club (Piraeus), the Master's and Mates Union of the Greek Merchant Marine and the Green Award, offering several partial scholarships and financial aid.
Through the MBA in Shipping programm you will: