International Executive MBA
The International Executive Master of Business Administration (IEMBA) integrates the concepts and information of the various business and management disciplines and delivers through a blend of academic content and practical application. Individual courses focus on understanding external market forces, the business operations and leadership skills needed to address these, and the development of appropriate strategies required for business success. A practically-oriented, thesis research project at the end of the program, allows the student to synthesize the knowledge acquired throughout the program.
Building on a student’s prior business education and experience, the IEMBA sharpens the mastery of the various business and management disciplines and explores how these are interlinked to create value in a global market.
This program is ideal for working professionals in leadership roles, regardless if they are employed or running their own business. It will equip them with a deeper understanding of the many diverse business activities needed to create value and train the leadership competencies they will need to steer organizational resources more effectively. The general nature of the program will give learners a wide range of tools and techniques for transforming ideas and talents into sustained business success.
The International Executive MBA course is an online degree.
MQF level Equivalency 7
Minimum Study Period
Admission at SMC sets minimum criteria which have been designed to identify applicants who have sound academic potential and who show creativity, critical thinking, social and moral values, evidence of English language proficiency and strong motivation.
The following documentation and information is requested:
Our online IEMBA program can be paid either through a single one-time payment or three half-yearly payments.After the minimum study time was exceeded by 2 terms (4 months), SMC may charge additional tuition until reaching the maximum study time
OPTION 1 – SINGLE PAYMENT
The tuition can be settled via online payment or by bank transfer
OPTION 2 – THREE INSTALLMENTS
The tuition can be settled via online payment or by bank transfer in three installments
Course Outline & Sequence
This course helps students develop a basic understanding of the essentials of management and the nature of complex organizations. The course provides an understanding of the essential concepts, theories and practices of management. Students explore the management process of planning, organizing, influencing and controlling, looking at each function in detail and with attention to current […]
This course explores contemporary issues surrounding the internal environment of organizations. Topics include: organizational and individual effectiveness, organizational culture, leadership, introducing and managing change (especially in view of changing technologies and globalization), the use of teams/groups, organizational restructuring, changing employment relationships, and the diversity of the workforce.
Leadership and Organizational Behavior
This course introduces the student to the practice of scientific research at the graduate level. It examines the research process, providing practical advice and insights. The course reviews important quantitative and qualitative research methods, with an emphasis on statistical methods. Topics covered include: hypothesis formulation and theory construction, data collection techniques, writing literature reviews and […]
The course offers a broad overview of the principal areas of managerial finance and accounting. It aims to develop an understanding of how both disciplines impact and guide organizational life – setting plans, making decisions and measuring actual activities. The course focuses on three interlinked areas: how the capital investment decisions of firms are made, […]
Managerial Finance & Accounting
Students explore the interaction between strategy, ethics, staffing and leadership. Learners study HRM practices such as recruitment, development, training, compensation, integration of employees, within the context of multinational firms, as well as small and medium enterprises (SME’s). Special focus is placed on issues of diversity, equal opportunity, reward systems, and virtual teams.
Human Resources Management
This module provides an overview of the way in which the macroeconomic environment affects the decisions of managers. To achieve this goal, students explore the economic thought of different schools and how do they explain the workings of markets and economic cycles. This module helps students to understand the present economic crisis and in the […]
This course examines the organization, planning, and controlling of projects and provides practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule and resources. Topics include project life cycle, work breakdown structure, network diagrams, scheduling techniques, and resource allocation decisions.
Project Management, Planning and Execution
In this course students learn how to use economic principles as analytical tools for managers, enabling them to make more informed production and pricing decisions. Students also learn how different market structures affect business performance and strategy. Topics include: demand and forecasting, production and cost, pricing and output decisions, and market structures.
In this course, students are confronted with the complexities of doing business on a global scale. Focus is placed on the effects and demands on business operations and strategy when engaging in international trade. The topic is explored from a multi-faceted perspective involving: economic, political, legal, monetary and ethical issues.
International Business & Trade Management
The course provides learners with a global overview of systematic planning, design, operation, control and improvement of business processes within manufacturing and service industries. Leading industry examples and case studies are applied to integrate real world learning with theoretical understanding of key concepts for operations and supply chain management.
This course introduces students to the issues, strategies, and relationships involved in sales & business development activities. Students become acquainted with managing a sales force and helping them sell. Special emphasis is placed on developing a sales force program, managing strategic account relationships, team development, diversity in the work force, sales force automation, problem-solving skills […]
Business Development Management
The course presents the framework of the strategic management process through which managers shape the company’s long-term competitive advantage. The course pursues three specific objectives: first, to expose students to the ideas and work of relevant thinkers in the field of strategic management; second, to make students establish connections between those ideas; finally, to apply […]
The IEMBA master thesis provides students with the opportunity to undertake substantial original, independent research, on a particular topic of interest. Based on the skills and knowledge developed in the Research Methodology course, together with theoretical knowledge gained from previous courses in the program, students develop their abilities in research design, data collection, analysis and […]