American University in Bulgaria EMBA

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About American University in Bulgaria EMBA

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In 1991, the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) was established to make a difference in a rapidly changing region by developing leaders in Southeastern Europe. Today, AUBG leads most universities in the country in terms of graduates' employment prospects and the incomes they earn, according to the Bulgarian University Ranking System launched by the Ministry of Education.

More than 3,000 graduates are making their mark in business, government, journalism, and technology positions both in the region and throughout the world. AUBG's mission and tradition of excellence expanded in 2003 to include an Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) program, which quickly established itself as a premier program in all of Southeastern Europe. Our graduates assume senior leadership roles or move up within their industries shortly after completing the program.

Enhance Your Career with AUBG's Executive MBA

AUBG's Executive MBA is a 16-month program. It is recognized worldwide for its practical curriculum that provides up-to-date skills for high performance in a complex global business environment. Weekend courses schedules enable participants to continue their business careers and everyday responsibilities without interruption. AUBG's Executive MBA program is designed for professionals and individuals who seek additional skills to help them move up within their organizations or set up their own business. During the program, students build strong relationships with outstanding faculty from North America and Europe, as well as with their counterparts from businesses in the region and beyond. Each class includes experienced managers and entrepreneurs from the region who have demonstrated oustanding managerial potential.

Participants study the full range of topics covered by any top-ranked US MBA program. They gain knowledge of the core functional areas of business, as well as perspective on how to solve problems and manage complex relationships. Executive MBA students are exposed to a wealth of inspired ideas and innovative approaches to each topic studied. In addition to the classroom experience, business leaders, diplomats and government officials are regular speakers and share their views on such pressing topics as Leadership, Globalization, Change Management, Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship and EU Integration. One week international study trip to leading Western European companies exposes EMBA students to the European business environment.

The AUBG’s Master in Finance, Banking & Real Estate consists of:

  • A 16-courses’ part-time & post-experience program, delivered in conjunction with the SDA Bocconi School of Management.
  • Highly interactive courses, aiming high to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
  • Multi-dimensional and intertwined perspectives on Finance.

    BE ONE OF THE BEST with an Executive Master in Finance, Banking and Real Estate!

    SDA Bocconi, business school No 6 in the world, and the American University in Bulgaria, No 1 in business administration in Bulgaria, present a unique educational opportunity.

    Join an elite Executive Master’s program and immerse yourself in an exciting and supportive learning environment! Choose the joint program of SDA Bocconi and AUBG in Sofia for your Executive Master’s degree and prepare for a successful career and fulfilling professional growth. Learn from internationally-renowned academics and harness your personal potential.

  • Programme Presentation

    The Executive MBA program is a sixteen-month (four-term) degree program to help you refine your management style and prepare you for increasingly responsible positions. The program integrates the fundamentals of business with contemporary perspectives and tools. In addition to the obligatory courses as part of the program students can also choose Elective Courses such as: Behavioral Economics; Business Research; Coaching; Innovation and Design; Digital Media and Communications; Negotiations; Public Speaking and Presentation Skills; StrategicBrand Management; Supply Chain Management. EMBA students also attend a European Business Trip as part of the program and need 49 credits in order to graduate. The European Business Trip is a one-credit course enabling EMBA students to learn from real-world business situations and practices at leading European companies.

    Business and Society (3 credits)
    Essential Business Skills:
    Business Communication (1 credit)
    Public Speaking and Presentation Skills (1 credit)
    Business Research Methods (1 credit)
    Financial Accounting (3 credits)
    Managerial Economics (3 credits)

    Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
    Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
    Marketing Management (3 credits)
    Organizational Design and Management (3 credits)

    Corporate Finance (3 credits)
    International Business (3 credits)
    Operations Management (3 credits)
    Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)


    Business Strategy (3 credits)
    Human Resources Management (3 credits)
    Leadership (3 credits)
    Social Entrepreneurship Project (1 credit)
    European Business Environment (1 credit international trip)

    Because the AUBG EMBA program is selective, admission is competitive. Each application is carefully read by the Admissions Committee and evaluated on the basis of its merits as a whole. Current students represent a broad range of functional backgrounds, areas of expertise, and levels of management positions. What they have in common is the desire to learn, seek new opportunities, and accept a challenge.

    Applicants should have a minimum of three years of professional experience, strong academic credentials, and evidence of leadership in professional and personal lives.

    For more information please follow this link: EMBA Admission Criteria

    Tuition fees:
    €14,500 or €3,625 Euro per semester (price incentives available for companies that sendthree or more employees).

    Textbooks:Included in the tuition

    International Business Trip: Included in the tuition

    SDA Bocconi School of Management -- American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) proposal for an Executive Master in Finance, Banking & Real Estate (EMFBRE)

    The Program is delivered in modules – one every three weeks, with the first cohort starting in October 2017 and finishing in September 2018.

  • The Program envisions a study tour every year in October, thesis submission in November, and graduation in December.
  • The tuition cost for the program is € 22,500. Textbooks and the optional study trip are not included in this price.
  • The Program is jointly managed and delivered by SDA Bocconi and AUBG.
  • 5 courses in the Program are offered by AUBG faculty, 11 courses are offered by top SDA Bocconi faculty.

    Module 1: Financial Analysis
    Prof. Lucilla Tealdi (SDA Bocconi)

    Module 2: Corporate Finance
    Prof. Leonella Gori (SDA Bocconi)

    Module 3: Financial Modeling
    Prof. A. Gurov (AUBG)

    Module 4: Financial Markets’ Theory and Portfolio Management
    Prof. J. Nilsen (AUBG)

    Module 5: Real Estate Valuation & Financing
    Prof. Giacomo Morri (SDA Bocconi)

    Module 6: Banking Strategy
    Prof. Giampaolo Gabbi (SDA Bocconi)

    Module 7: Corporate Valuation
    Prof. Maurizio Dallocchio - Prof. Leonardo Etro (SDA Bocconi)

    Module 8: M&A, Investment Banking & Private Equity
    Prof. Maurizio Dallocchio – Prof. Federico Pippo (SDA Bocconi)

    Module 9: International Real Estate & Investments
    Prof. Federico Chiavazza (SDA Bocconi)

    Module 10: Entrepreneurial Finance & Venture Capital
    Prof. Alberto Dell’Acqua (SDA Bocconi)

    Module 11: Project & Infrastructure Finance
    Prof. Stefano Gatti (SDA Bocconi)

    Module 12: Financial & Enterprise Risk Management
    Prof. A. Gurov (AUBG)

    Module 13: Asset & Wealth Management
    Prof. A. Gurov (AUBG)

    Module 14: Personal Leadership Development
    Prof. Leonardo Caporarello (SDA Bocconi)

    Module 15: Financial Derivatives
    Prof. A. Ganchev (AUBG)

    Module 16: Planning & Control
    Prof. Massimo Aielli (SDA Bocconi)

    Optional Study Tour in June 2019
    Thesis submission (November 2019)
    Graduation Ceremony: December 2019

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    Quick Stats
    General EMBA or Finance, Banking & Real Estate (EMFBRE)
    16 months
    €14,500 or €3,625 Euro per semester
    Admission Requirements
    3 years minimum
    strong academic credentials, and evidence of leadership in professional and personal lives
    Student Body
    AUBG Elieff Center, 1 Universitetski Park St., Studentski grad, 1700 Sofia, Bulgaria
    EMBA Team: Graduate and Executive Programs Manager Pavlina Atke | Graduate and Executive Programs Recruiter Vesselin Drobenov
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