Executive MBA Program

The 2-year, part-time MSM Romania EMBA program 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 being offered jointly by MSM and the MSM Bucharest Association in a weekend format. The program is facilitated by faculty and staff who have successfully managed and taught in recognized business schools around the world during the previous decade. The degree conferred upon successful participants will be awarded solely by MSM.

Business & Public Policy

Today’s business leaders in Romania must place an emphasis on the interplay between business, society, culture and political forces. This interplay has never been more evident than during the current global economic crisis. This course gives the students the tools to deal with all these forces in an ethical and sustainable manner, while still meeting its responsibilities to a business’ stakeholders.

Action Learning

The classroom of the MBA program is put to the test with actual consulting projects from Romanian companies and multinational companies operating in Romania. The MBA students are supported by a faculty team who will monitor the learning platform and provide guidance, direction, and learning modules as needed during the project. During the final week, participants will engage in work with their teams and will visit their designated client organizations to gather additional information, test assumptions, and gain feedback on preliminary recommendations. The project ends with a final presentation by the teams to the management of the client organizations.

Some previous participating companies have been UniCredit Tiriac Bank, WesternUnion, Kraft Foods, Xerox, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Ursus Breweries and many others.

Finance and Marketing in-depth

During this module, you will have the chance to dig deeper into one of these subjects that are so crucial to today’s business-person. Either choose a subject which complements your current career or use this as an opportunity to push yourself outside of your comfort zone.

If you choose Marketing, you will learn how to better evaluate your customer in the Strategic Marketing course. You will then learn how to sell the product to those customers that you have a target in the Sales Management course.

Should you choose Finance, you will learn how to better evaluate the details of your own company, a potential acquisition or a company in which you might want to invest in the Financial Statement Analysis course. Then after you have completed the analysis, you will get the tools that you will need in order to actually invest in the Investments & Capital Markets course.

Program Design

Our EMBA program 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 exact schedule can be found at our website). This way, participants are away from their jobs for only a minimum period of time.

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 multidisciplinary in nature. The Specialization segment contains a set of courses which give you the choice to gain more specialized knowledge in the fields of Marketing or Finance. This segment also includes an Action Learning project in which you will tackle a ‘live’ business issue with a Romanian company.

The program is completed by the writing of a Master Thesis in the Performance segment, based on a current business research project of your choice.

Teaching Methodology

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 simulate 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 an invaluable skill 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 intercultural communication skills.

Executive MBA Graduates

The candidates admitted to our EMBA program are mid-career executives, the self-employed, and the expert consultants in general managers who have full-time job responsibilities, and therefore cannot afford to attend classes on a full-time basis.

Surveys have shown that our EMBA 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.

Romanian Advisory Board

The mission of MSM Romania’s Advisory Board is to provide external perspective and review as well as advocacy and support for the school’s 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.

Distinctive competencies of the MSM / MSM Romania MBA

  • Outstanding reputation in management education
  • Continuing legacy of faculty and staff of Romania’s top-ranked MBA program
  • Globally networked knowledge community
  • 22-month, weekend program
  • All studies take place in Bucharest
  • You have the choice to study at the campuses in the Netherlands, China, Egypt or Peru.
  • Interaction with high-level Romanian executives and entrepreneurs
  • Combine your professional career with MBA study
  • Excellent national and international faculty
  • State-of-the-art MBA curriculum with specific flavors of your country
  • Apply the knowledge and skills acquired from MBA class immediately to your daily work
  • Build global academic and business networks through your MBA class and the MSM global alumni network
  • Gain access to a vast Romanian and global alumni network

Admission Requirements and Procedure

The main prerequisite for admission to the MSM Romania EMBA Program is a sound academic background. Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or its academic equivalent from a recognized university, with preferably a foundation in economics and management.

Proficiency in English is absolutely essential to complete the EMBA Program. Applicants, whose previous education has been in a language other than English, must submit evidence of proficiency in the English language. Minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score: 570 paper-based TOEFL, 230 computer-based, 88 internet based or minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

A GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of at least 500 is the desirable prerequisite for enrolment.

Five or more years of managerial experience are required.

A Statement of Motivation as well as two Letters of Recommendation.

Please be complete and precise when filling in the application form. Only complete applications will be accepted.

Applications should be submitted at least 6 weeks before the start of the program. Please refer to the website www.msm.nl or www.msmro.org for program starting dates and up-to-date admissions criteria. There will be an admissions interview once the application is complete.

Maastricht School of Management Romania reserves the right to withdraw, add or change a specialization course or to change the title of a course due to evolving market trends. Candidates are admitted on a competitive basis.

On the application form, you will find a list of additional requirements. These must be sent together with your application form to:

MSM Romania
Admissions Office
Putul Lui Zamfir, nr. 36
011684 Bucharest

Program taught in:
  • English
This course is Campus based
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Sep 2019
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