American University in Bulgaria
American Executive MBA in Europe
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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
BE ONE OF THE BEST with an Executive Master in Finance, Banking and Real Estate
SDA Bocconi, business school No 4 in the world according to Financial Times, and the American University in Bulgaria, No 1 in business administration in Bulgaria, present a unique educational opportunity. SDA Bocconi School of Management is part of Università Bocconi, the first Italian University to grant a degree in economics. For over a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italy’s social and economic modernization. SDA Bocconi has been engaged in the promotion and organization of executive education since 1971, with an International approach. The School’s vision of empowering life through knowledge and imagination lies behind its program offerings: Executive Education Open and Custom Programs, MBA and Master Programs, for the development of individuals, companies, institutions and economic systems
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.
The Executive Master in Finance, Banking & Real Estate (EMFBRE) prepares you to offer high quality solutions in a variety of ﬁnancial, banking, and real estate situations both operationally and strategically.
The program focuses on theoretical and practical knowledge, critical and analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills, while emphasizing on key corporate culture elements: a ﬁne blend of leadership and respect for others, ethics and appreciation of diversity, values and solidity.
The SDA Bocconi/AUBG’s Master in Finance, Banking & Real Estate consists of:
A 16-course part-time & post-experience program, delivered in conjunction with the SDA Bocconi School of Management.
Highly interactive courses, aiming to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Multi-dimensional and intertwined perspectives on Finance, Banking & Real Estate.
Program delivered entirely in Sofia, Bulgaria with an option trip to Milan, Italy
Each module is delivered on Thursday, Friday and Saturday every 3 weeks (allowing busy professionals and executives to join)
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; Strategic
Brand 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.
TERM 1 | JANUARY – APRIL
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)
TERM 2 | MAY – AUGUST
Corporate Finance (3 credits)
International Business (3 credits)
Operations Management (3 credits)
Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
TERM 3 | SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER
European Business Environment (1 credit international trip)
Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
Marketing Management (3 credits)
Organizational Design and Management (3 credits)
TERM 4 | JANUARY – APRIL
Business Strategy (3 credits)
Human Resources Management (3 credits)
Leadership (3 credits)
Social Entrepreneurship Project (1 credit)
The Executive Master in Finance, Banking & Real Estate (EMFBRE) prepares students to offer high quality solutions to ﬁnancial, banking, and real estate problems both operationally and strategically. The program focuses on theoretical and practical knowledge, critical and analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills, while emphasizes key elements of corporate culture: a ﬁne blend of leadership and respect for others, ethics and the appreciation of diversity, values and solidity. The multi-dimensional and intertwined perspectives on Finance, Banking & Real Estate aim to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
AUBG's Master in Finance, Banking & Real Estate consists of the following highly interactive 16 modules:
Module 1: Financial Analysis (10, 11, 12 January 2019), Prof. Lucilla Tealdi (SDA Bocconi)
Module 2: Corporate Finance (31 January, 01, 02 February 2019), Prof. Leonella Gori (SDA Bocconi)
Module 3: Corporate Valuation (21, 22, 23 February 2019), Prof. Maurizio Dallocchio; Prof. Leonardo Etro (SDA Bocconi)
Module 4: M&A, Investment Banking and Private Equity (21, 22, 23 March 2019), Prof. Federico Pippo (SDA Bocconi)
Module 5: Financial Modeling (04, 05, 06 April 2019), Prof. Andrey Gurov (AUBG)
Module 6: Real Estate Valuation and Financing (09, 10, 11 May 2019), Prof. Giacomo Morri (SDA Bocconi)
Module 7: Project and Infrastructure Finance (06, 07, 08 June 2019), Prof. Stefano Gatti (SDA Bocconi)
Module 8: International Real Estate and Investments (27, 28, 29 June 2019), Prof. Federico Chiavazza (SDA Bocconi)
Module 9: Personal Leadership Development (18, 19, 20 July 2019), Prof. Leonardo Caporarello (SDA Bocconi)
Module 10: Financial Derivatives (08, 09, 10 August 2019), Prof. Alexander Ganchev (AUBG)
Module 11: Financial Markets’ Theory and Portfolio Management (29, 30, 31 August 2019), Prof. Jeffrey Nielsen (AUBG)
Module 12: Banking and Financial Institutions’ Strategy (12, 13, 14 September 2019), Prof. Giampaolo Gabbi (SDA Bocconi)
Module 13: Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital (03, 04, 05 October 2019), Prof. Alberto Dell’Acqua (SDA Bocconi)
Module 14: Asset and Wealth Management (24, 25, 26 October 2019), Prof. Andrey Gurov (AUBG)
Module 15: Planning and Control (14, 15, 16 November), Prof. Massimo Aielli (SDA Bocconi)
Module 16: Financial and Enterprise Risk Management (05, 06, 07 December 2019), Prof. Andrey Gurov (AUBG)
AUBG's masters programs are highly selective and 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 visit the following links:
€14,500 or €3,625 Euro per semester (price incentives available for companies sponsoring three or more employees).
Included in the tuition
International Business Trip:Included in the tuition
Executive Master in Finance, Banking & Real Estate (EMFBRE)
The total tuition fee is €22.500, and is paid in four installments. The fee includes tutorials and teaching materials, optional business trip to Milan is not included.
Fund your Master's degree easily with a special loan from Fibank
- Maximum amount - up to 22,500 euro or the equivalent in BGN;
- Repayment period - up to 5 years;
- Interest rate - 4.5% fixed for the first year of the loan term and 4.5% floating annual interest rate for the remaining period, formed on the basis of the base interest rate (BIR)** + extra.
- Additional information:
- No application fee;
- No collateral required;
- Only with an identity card;
- Repayment in equal monthly installments;
- No loan prepayment fee;
- A “Peace with Fihealth” insurance has to be made, for which a a separate contract is signed and the cost is borne by the borrower.
Who can apply for this type of loan:
- Bulgarian citizens who are employed and receive their salary through a Fibank account;
- Foreign citizens who are students at the American University in Bulgaria.
* The loan amount depends on the individual credit score of each borrower (which is formed on the basis of income and indebtedness).
** BIR – an interest rate, based on savings.
Example: APR (annual percentage rate of charge):
4.66%, calculated on a loan amount of 22,500 euro, a repayment period of 60 months, with an annual fixed interest rate of 4.50% for the first 12 months and an annual floating interest rate of 4.50% for the rest of the repayment period. The monthly installment given the specified parameters and a fully utilized credit is 420.18 euro. The total amount due is 25210.53 euro.