IST College - MBA  (Masters in Business Administration)

MBA (Masters in Business Administration)

Rationale of the Programme

The Master in Business Administration (MBA) seeks to provide a higher level management qualification, building on IST’s and London South Bank University’s twenty plus year experience of management education and the prior business knowledge and management experience of the MBA course participants. The MBA (Non-Executive) programme provides an internationally oriented management curriculum to an international body of learners.

Admission Requirements

Levels of Language Proficiency

Levels of Language Proficiency:

  • A minimum of IELTS level 6.5 in English or TOEFL 610 on entry to the course is required
  • Evidence of substantial academic and practical use of Business English
  • General Management Admissions Test; GMAT may be used to supplement other selection procedures. It may be valuable for diagnostic purposes in relation to the Induction skills programme in terms of both numeracy and academic writing skills.

Aims of the Programme

  • To provide a sound education in management & in the various functional areas: finance, marketing, human resource management, & operations management by building upon the prior academic knowledge & practical managerial experience of the course participants
  • To develop a range of appropriate managerial skills and competencies
  • To use and build upon course members’ diverse personal experience as vehicles for learning, including peer-group learning, and for the personal development of a range of managerial abilities, including team working and effective leadership skills
  • To develop knowledge of a variety of business analysis techniques, including the ability to select and use critically appropriate analytical tools in different business situations
  • To expose participants to a range of contemporary management issues including contrasting perspectives and alternative theoretical frameworks in order to develop analytical judgment and critical awareness
  • To develop a critical understanding of the factors determining organisational performance, capability, corporate and entrepreneurial success
  • To provide a firm foundation for future career and self-development through personal development planning and reflective learning
  • For those full time students undertaking an internship/ placement the opportunity to utilise the skills and knowledge gained in a practical business context.

Career Prospects

Both London South Bank University and IST have strong links with employers through their alumni, professors and participation in events such as local career fairs. IST is an active member of various organisations in Greece and has a collaboration agreement with the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), the largest Chamber of Commerce in Greece and the Balkans, as well as with the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

Our alumni hold senior positions within international companies, management consultancies, research companies, large FMCG organisations, banks and financial institutions, as well as not for profit organisations. Our alumni and other business executives regularly act as visiting speakers to individual modules and in extra - curricula sessions. Students also gain direct contact with employers through their dissertation research, often undertaking face-to-face interviews with managers across the full spectrum of business functions. Links with employers are considered to be of vital importance given the philosophy which underpins the MBA programme.

Employment prospects are excellent for graduates of the MBA programme who may choose to work in senior management roles, as well as to build a career in consulting, marketing, finance and human resources management.


Structure of the Programme

As students you will undertake a one-week induction programme before the formal teaching commences. The MBA is taught over two semesters with 3 x 20-credit modules delivered each semester. Following successful completion of the taught programme, you will progress to the dissertation stage which has to be completed by the following December.


Stage 1

  • Managerial Economics
  • Managing HRM
  • Managing Accounting and Finance

Stage 2

  • Managing Strategy and Change
  • Marketing Management
  • Critical Management Inquiry

Stage 3

  • Dissertation (Management Project)