International Hellenic University (IHU)


The International Hellenic University (IHU) was established by Law No. 3391 in October 2005 and is based in Thessaloniki, Greece. The IHU is Greece’s first state university, where programmes are taught exclusively in English.

Our philosophy is based upon the following three concepts:

  • Academic excellence
  • Practical relevance
  • International Outlook

With backing from the Greek State and the regional business community, the IHU aims to develop as one of Europe’s leading research and academic institutions. It already attracts a strong international academic faculty and outstanding students from Southeast and other European and Black Sea countries.

As a state University, all degrees awarded are accredited by the Government and are recognized in the European Union and internationally.

The IHU offers sought-after postgraduate degrees in three Schools:

School of Economics, Business Administration & Legal Studies

  • Executive MBA
  • MSc in Management
  • MSc in Banking & Finance
  • MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainability (Specialisation Streams: Environmental Management, Sustainable Tourism Management)
  • MSc in Strategic Product Design (Specialisation Streams: Product Development, Operational Design)
  • MSc in International Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Management
  • LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law, Mediation, Arbitration and Energy Law
  • MA in Art, Law and Economy
  • MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management

School of Humanities

  • MA in Black Sea Studies
  • MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia

School of Science and Technology

  • MSc in Information & Communication Technology Systems
  • MSc in e-Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • MSc in Mobile and Web Computing
  • MSc in Communications and Cybersecurity
  • MSc in Energy Systems
  • MSc in Energy Management
  • MSc in Energy Building Design


The International Hellenic University has a strong faculty comprised of academics dedicated to research and teaching excellence. They work closely with an impressive visiting faculty of internationally distinguished academics. The programmes have been developed by experts with experience in developing courses of studies both in Greek universities and in top international universities and postgraduate programmes.

The multicultural environment of the International Hellenic University is a guarantee for exchange of ideas and cooperation among students with different cultural backgrounds.

Do not miss the chance for quality studies in a university funded by the European Union that operates according to the highest academic standards.

Applying for a postgraduate programme

To be considered for a postgraduate programme at the IHU, candidates are required to have:

  • a good university degree in a relevant subject from a recognised University
  • proof of English competence (Proficiency or recently acquired IELTS or TOEFL)
  • two academic references

A personal interview may be required.

To be considered for the EMBA programme, candidates are required to have, in addition to the above mentioned requirements, a minimum of two years’ full-time work experience gained after graduation.

Applications are open until all the available places are filled. Therefore you should apply as early as possible to ensure place availability. The courses start every October, apart from the EMBA which starts every January.

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Where to find us:

University Campus

International Hellenic University

14th km Thessaloniki - Nea Moudania

57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki


This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Executive MBA

Campus Part time 24 months January 2018 Greece Thessaloniki

The IHU Executive MBA is a top-quality 24-month programme taught over an extended weekend once a month, and commences every January. In total there are sixteen weekends of classes. [+]

The IHU Executive MBA is a 24-month programme taught over a long weekend (including Friday) once a month, and commences every January. In total there are sixteen weekends of classes. Our programme is designed for busy professionals in order to advance their career without losing momentum. The flexible teaching timetable aims to enable students from miscellaneous backgrounds to attend classes. Furthermore, a variety of teaching methods are employed in order to facilitate learning, such as workshops, soft skills development sessions and integrating seminars. Teaching takes place on-campus, in Thessaloniki. Next intake: Applications are accepted until the fulfillment of the offered seats. Why choose the IHU Executive MBA Learn from top-class, internationally renowned academics and professionals Collaborate with experienced colleagues from other countries and/or industries. Experience a ‘hands-on’ environment focused on a practical approach to learning. Establish a valuable network of life-long contacts. Executive MBA class profile(intakes: 2013 to 2015) Average age: 34.2 years Working experience: 9.5 years Male 55% - Female: 45% International Students: 26% The Core Modules The Executive MBA core modules offer a thorough understanding of the key functional areas within a company and an appreciation of their critical interactions and their impact on the organisation as a whole.Core modules enable students to understand key concepts and apply practical skills directly relevant to their careers. Management of Organisations The Global Business Environment Global Capital Markets Quantitative Methods and Decision Analysis Cost Management Financial Reporting and Analysis Technology and Operations Management Business Leadership Corporate Finance Marketing Management Entrepreneurship Business... [-]

Location address
International Hellenic University
14th km Thessaloniki - Moudania

Thessaloniki, 57001 GR