Established in 2003, the AUBG EMBA Program is the first Executive MBA program in Bulgaria and has successfully educated the business leaders of the region for more than a decade. It is a highly selective program recognized worldwide for its practical curriculum that provides up-to-date skills for high performance in a complex global business environment.
Accredited in both Bulgaria and USA, the successful completion of the program results in a diploma recognized both in Europe and the United States. The program curriculum is devised based on the best world practices and is constantly updated to meet the ever-changing requirements of the business world. The EMBA at AUBG gathers together leading professionals from various industries who, during the sixteen-month (four-term) program study all integral subjects in Business Administration using case studies, preparing team projects and presentations and writing academic papers. The Program also features a Business Trip abroad that enables the students to learn from real-world business situations and practices at leading international companies.
The AUBG EMBA faculty are top academics and practitioners coming from near and far. “The professors at the AUBG EMBA program have excellent professional backgrounds,” said Ardiola Alikaj, current student at the program and Project Manager of Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation at Partners Albania for Change and Development. “They are Crème de la crème of their disciplines and learning from them is very rewarding. The study materials are excellently selected. It is exactly what a student in this kind of master’s program should go through. I completely enjoy it.”
Based in Albania, Ardiola travels for the AUBG EMBA classes in Sofia, which take place twice a month during the weekends. “I find the administrative staff extremely professional,” she said. “I have no words to describe how cooperative they are, how much they are there for you. They go beyond their job descriptions to support you. They have even shown me around Sofia.”
When asked what advice she would give to a professional considering whether to apply for an EMBA Program, Ardiola said “Don’t question it. Go for it.” Going to another country and meeting a diverse group of experts is extremely beneficial, she said. “In class you have people coming from different fields of expertise,” Ardiola said. “They work in IT, pharmacy, software… And going out of Albania where I have colleagues connected mainly to tourism and startups, I learn a lot. I learn from being in Sofia as well: because even though we are also in the Balkans, Bulgaria is in the EU, and this extends your experience. You can grasp the best practices from the region. You can understand how you can be a better manager to your company and what direction to give to your business in the future.”
Upon completing the AUBG EMBA Program, the alumni report a significant salary increase, being promoted at their workplace or starting their own successful businesses.
Open Enrollment and Elective Courses
The AUBG EMBA Program also offers students the opportunity to take selected credit courses without enrolling in the program. If the student ater enrolls in the EMBA program, the credits from that course/s will count towards their degree. The courses perfectly suit the needs of business professionals and decision makers, AUBG alumni and friends, personal growth seekers and management professionals. You can learn more about the Open Enrollment Courses here.
Students can also benefit from elective courses. As a modern knowledge institution, AUBG is taking an active role in curating and offering contemporary learning experiences for professionals and companies interested in continuous enhancement of their knowledge, capacities and skills. These learning experiences are in domains such as business and personal growth, which are very current and which have been identified as most needed by active professionals and business leaders.
AUBG also offers tailor-made courses based on specific company needs. The university follows the best hybrid education practices in an aim to offer the most convenient education mode to the students and their employers.
You can learn more about the tuition and financing options here.
You can complete your application online here.
You can email all required documents listed below to [email protected]:
- Completed application form
- Two essays (topics included in the application form)
- Two professional recommendations
- Resume or professional CV
- Undergraduate and/or graduate diploma and transcript from an accredited institution of higher education. (If the original is not in English, please provide a notarized English translation).
- Valid TOEFL or IELTS or Cambridge ESOL CPE score sent directly from the respective testing agency to AUBG Admissions Office. The AUBG institutional code number for receiving official TOEFL score is 2451.
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