AMBA, ACBSP, IACBE
The EMBA program jointly offered by MSM and MSM Romania provides state-of-the-art postgraduate education in business administration to mid-career professionals with the aim to advance their knowledge and practice of management and to train them to lead in a dynamic global business environment.
The 20 month part-time EMBA program is delivered in a weekend format.
The specialization is “General Management” and MSM issues the MBA degree at the end of the program.
The 2-year, part-time EMBA program jointly offered by MSM and MSMRO provides state-of-the-art postgraduate education in business administration to mid-career professionals with the aim to advance their knowledge and practice of management and to train them to lead in a dynamic global business environment.
The EMBA is designed to stimulate creative management thinking and to meet the needs of candidates looking to improve on the theoretical underpinnings and training required to apply management knowledge into practice. Candidates are trained in an international, multicultural and multi-disciplinary setting preparing them to successfully operate in the global business environment. The EMBA program can be completed in approximately 22 months. Lectures and classes are conveniently paced and are conducted on alternating weekends with an extended winter and summer break.
The program consists of four segments, starting with a Foundation segment, providing a solid knowledge base in each of the major management disciplines. The following Core segment offers courses with a broader focus. These are more integrated and often multi-disciplinary in nature. The Electives segment contains a set of courses which give you the choice to gain more specialized knowledge in the fields of Marketing or Finance. The program is completed by a Master Thesis, with the aim to challenge the students in a practical business situation in which they must use the different strands of knowledge acquired during the course-work stage of the MBA. The students will collaborate with a for-profit company and an NGO in developing and implementing strategies that will directly affect the company`s bottom line while simultaneously provide measured value to the NGO. Main objectives: impact the local community and create a defendable competitive advantage among the respective competitive set. Moreover, from day one of the Executive MBA, a Kenneth Blanchard certified executive coach is available to make sure that you get the most out of the MBA in your team work and in your individual performance.
In addition to the MBA, MSM offers an Executive Training Program to busy professionals, tailored to their needs and schedule. Through compact, two- and three-day courses for individuals (and custom programs for organizations) they can gain critical business knowledge, skills and tools to apply immediately on the job.
Each academic year starts with a Discovery Camp somewhere far from Bucharest. This intense weekend is designed to take you out of your comfort zone and prepare you for the physical and mental challenge of being an MBA student. The Discovery Camp gives you a chance to get to know the other students in the MBA so that you are already able to draw on each other`s unique strengths and experiences from the first class session.
The Teaching Method
Our aim is to teach concepts and theories of management, stimulate critical thinking and transform management problems into opportunities from a multidisciplinary and multicultural perspective. The general approach includes lectures, problem based learning exercises, case study analyses, student participation, seminars, discussions and independent study.
The majority of the courses taught include case studies to stimulate decision-making. Case studies provide a vehicle for identifying problems, analyzing them, deriving solutions and considering how to implement them.
Working efficiently and effectively in multicultural groups is emphasized in the EMBA program through an approach of group-study. This is considered invaluable skills for managers. The use of group study enables participants to benefit from the experiences of others. Group members are selected at random in order to maximize the learning opportunity in an environment that fosters collaboration with fellow members from different cultures and work environments. Needless to say, a program that is being taught by faculty from a variety of countries provides excellent chances of enhancing your inter-cultural communication skills.
Romanian Advisory Board
The mission of the Romanian Advisory Board is to provide external perspective and review as well as advocacy and support for the schools` programs, strategic direction, and overall objectives. Current members of the advisory board include Steven van Groningen (Raiffeisen Bank Romania), Misu Negritoiu (ING Bank Romania), Peter de Ruiter (PWC Romania) and Sandra Pralong (former President, Fundatia Soros Romania), among others.
The candidates admitted to our EMBA program are mid-career executives, the self-employed, and the expert consultants in general management who have full-time job responsibilities, and therefore cannot afford to attend classes on a full-time basis. Surveys have shown that MSMRO graduates return to their respective organizations with promising career prospects and greater confidence. The majority of our alumni assumed new responsibilities with increased opportunities for advancement, while others utilized the additional skills to take on new professional challenges or career changes.
The main prerequisite for admission to the MSM Romania EMBA Program is a sound academic background, quality career progress and a passion for change. Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor`s degree or its academic equivalent from a recognized university in any subject.
Proficiency in English is English is absolutely essential to complete the EMBA program (minimum TOEFL score: 570 paper based, 230 computer based, 88 internet based or minimum IELTS score of 6.5).
Applicants are either required to take a GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) and obtain a score of 600. In addition to a GMAT of 600 or greater, we will also accept a GRE with an equivalent score of 600 or greater. Without either of these two, all students need to complete four, online leveling courses specified by MSM.
Five or more years of managerial experience are strongly recommended.
All applicants will be interviewed by a faculty, staff or alumni member of MSM. This interview will give the applicant a chance to highlight any motivation or skills beyond the CV and letter of motivation. It will also give MSM a chance to learn more about your motivation for joining the MBA.