Executive ΜΒΑ students compete in the global Business Strategy Game and excel

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As part of the Strategy course taught by Professor Vassilis Papadakis, AUEB Executive MBA students are offered the chance to test the knowledge and skills acquired in various courses, by participating in the business strategy game, the most popular strategy game globally.

Students are divided into groups. Each group undertakes the management of a simulated company. Teams compete for a series of years and a final winner emerges. In December 2020 the winner among the Executive MBA teams was a company named Centrum.

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Reacreditation of Executive MBA by the Association of MBAs (ΑΜΒΑ)

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The Executive MBA of the Athens University of Economics & Business was re-accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the international independent authority for MBA, DBA and Master’s in Management education. Following an extensive evaluation process conducted in December 2020, the Executive MBA received renewed accreditation, confirming that curriculum, quality of teaching, level of teaching and research staff, as well as all other services offered to the students of both Programs meet the highest standards set by AMBA. The assessment also considered the views of students, graduates and employers. 

For the students of the Program, the AMBA accreditation ensures international recognition of their degree and confirms that their investment results in a top-quality educational qualification. For companies that seek to hire talented and high-potential executives, it ensures the highest quality of the graduates of the Program. Moreover, students and graduates of accredited Programs enjoy a range of services offered by AMBA, including career support, opportunities to interact with graduates from the best MBA Programs globally, and access to the results of reports and research carried out by AMBA on the latest business and business education trends. 

Founded in 1967, the Association of MBAs is the only dedicated MBA Program accreditation body in the world that sets global standards for the quality of MBA, DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) and MBM (Master’s in Business & Management) programs. To date, AMBA has certified programs in 260 universities in more than 75 countries (corresponding to about 2% of the MBA programs offered worldwide). The Association of MBAs acts as a connecting point for accredited programs, their students and alumni, with companies – MBA employers from more than 100 countries around the world.


Important distinction for the Executive MBA from Eduniversal

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According to the valid Eduniversal ranking list announced on July 16, 2019, the Executive MBA of the Athens University of Economics and Business was ranked again in the 30th Position among the best Executive MBAs in Western Europe, rated with 4 stars (4*). 

Higher in the ranking are found emblematic Business Schools, such as the University of Oxford, Said Business School, (27th place), University of Cambridge, Judge School of Business (23rd place). The Executive MBA is positioned higher on the ranking list than other acclaimed Executive MBA programs offered by the top Business Schools such as Imperial College (32nd place), Cranfield University (37th place), Lancaster University Management School (47th place), Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (36th place ) etc. 

The Executive MBA aspires to maintain and improve its position among the programs addressed to executives and to offer high quality and internationally recognized postgraduate degrees in Greece.


Association of MBAs

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The Executive MBA program of AUEB was accredited for the first time in its history by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education.

Following a thorough assessment that took place in November 2015, the Executive MBA was accredited against rigorous criteria, that ensure that the best standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction are met by the program.

The assessment also took into account the input from a number of stakeholders (including school staff, students, graduates and key employers).

For the students of the program this accreditation is an assurance of quality, that guarantees that their investment is rewarded with the finest business education available, a fact which will also have a demonstrable impact on their careers. For employers, looking to acquire the best managers and future business leaders, it is a guarantee that they recruit top talent. For graduates, AMBA membership opens doors and opportunities, with services that include careers support, job portals, networking with individuals from the best global MBA programs, access to the latest research, and training.

AMBA was established in 1967 with the aim to raise the profile of business education and the MBA qualification in UK and Europe, and accredits MBA, DBA and MBM programs globally. Accreditation gives to MBA programs international credibility and status and identifies the best ones among the thousands of programs worldwide that offer MBA qualifications. It’s worth noting that AMBA currently accredits programs at 210 schools in over 70 countries worldwide – only 2% of business schools worldwide hold this prestigious distinction.

The Business Strategy Game - Global Top 100 ranking

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Dear Professor Papadakis,

Congratulations are in order for students in your class who earned a Global Top 100 ranking for their company's BSG performance during the week of 26-Nov-18 through 2-Dec-18.

Industry 26 (Executive MBA Programme)

The co-managers of ACME Corp. (Company A)

Avouris, Dionisis,  Gkounela, Amalia, Stamati-Ntaragianni, Maria, Vardakis, Konstantinos, Voutzoulidis, Konstantinos

earned a Global Top 100 ranking on the following performance criteria: Overall Game-To-Date Score. Their Overall Score of 108.5 tied for the 81st best Overall Score performance of the week, worldwide!

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