Executive MBA Romania

MBA Degree
Start Date
20 months


The Executive MBA 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.

Click here for the Education and Examination regulations (EER) of all the MSM programs.


The 2-year, part-time Executive MBA 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 Executive MBA 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 Executive MBA 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 Final MBA Assessment, consisting of either a Master Thesis, a Business Consultancy Project or a Business Plan.

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.

Discovery Camp
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
Our Advisory Board encompasses professionals with international experience, as well as a deep understanding of the unique challenges of doing business in Romania. Just like us, our consultants are dedicated to making a difference in Romania. The Advisory Board members are drawn from corporations, non-profit organizations, the public sector and entrepreneurs. The Board meets on a quarterly basis to discuss our curriculum, students, strategy and mission of MSM Romania. As a result, we are able to ensure that our program is delivering the exact product that the Romanian marketplace needs. Current member of the Romanian Advisory Board are: Misu Negritoiu (CEO at ING), Steven van Groningen (President and CEO at Raiffeisen Bank), Wharga Enayati (Founder of Regina Maria), Adrian Stanciu (Managing Partner at Human Synergistics), Sandra Pralong (President at SynergyEtica), Marius Ghenea (President at FIT Distribution and Senior Adjunct Lecturer of Entrepreneurship), Peter de Ruiter (Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers), Hans Smaling (Counselor for Economy and Trade Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bucharest), Radu Atanasiu (Independent Consultant), Sorin Ionita (Director at Expert Forum), Alexander Ghita (Founder and President at Educativa Group), Mihaela Perianu (Managing Partner Aims Executive Search and Dale Carnegie Training Romania), Nicolae Ratiu (Managing Director at Regent House Ltd. and President of the Ratiu Family Foundation), Indrei Ratiu (Founder and Board Member at Ratiu Foundation for Democracy), Oliver Olson (Founding Partner at MSM Romania and Senior Adjunct Lecturer of Strategy and Marketing).



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.

For the full admission requirements and the application process, click here.
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