American Executive MBA in Europe

American University in Bulgaria

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 environme

Program Info

Program Format: Executive, full-time, weekend classes
Length of Program: 16 months
Program Structure: Sofia campus, 4 semesters, weekend classes, international trip
Starting Dates: January
Minimum years of work experience: 2 years
Application deadlines:  June 30, November 1
Courses conducted in: English
Accreditation(s): NEASC (USA), NEAA (Bulgaria), Two diplomas and an EU Diploma Supplement

Student Body (Current Cohort)

Age Range: 26-45
Average Age: 32

Degree Background: economics, management, engineering, IT, humanities

Length of Work Experience:

More than 10 years: 26%
6-10 years: 53%
3-5 years:   21%

Admission Criteria

University Degree: Bachelor or Master
English test(s): TOEFL (80) / IELTS (6) / Cambrige ESOL CPE (C)
Language fluency: English
Professional experience: Minimum 2 years


Application fees: 35 Euro
Tuition fee: 13 000 Euro. It covers tuition, study materials, participation in Leadership seminars and networking events, international business trip and access to AUBG's Panitza Library – electronic and traditional.



Address: AUBG Elieff Center, 1 Universitetski Park St., Studentski grad, 1700 Sofia, Bulgaria
Telephone: +35929607917, +35929607944,
EMBA Team: Ms. Desislava Papazova, EMBA Coordinator/Recruiter Mrs. Pavlina Atke - Operations and Logistic Manager

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