The International Executive Master of Business Administration (IEMBA) integrates the concepts and tools of manifold business and management disciplines and delivers through a blend of theory and practical application. Courses focus on understanding external market forces, the business operations and leadership skills needed to address these, and the development of appropriate strategies required for business success. A practically-oriented thesis research project allows the student to synthesize the knowledge and experience acquired throughout the program.

Building on a student’s prior business education and experience, the IEMBA sharpens the mastery of the various business and management disciplines and explores how these are interlinked to create value in a global market.

This program is ideal for working professionals in leadership roles, regardless if they are employed or running their own business.  It will equip them with a deeper understanding of the many diverse business activities needed to create value and train the leadership competencies they will need to steer organizational resources more effectively. The general nature of the program will give learners a wide range of tools and techniques for transforming ideas and talents into sustained business success.

Key Facts

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Admission at SMC sets minimum criteria which have been designed to identify applicants who have sound academic potential and who show creativity, critical thinking, social and moral values, evidence of English language proficiency and strong motivation.

The following documentation and information is requested:

  • Undergraduate degree from an internationally recognized academic institution
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience
  • High quality personal essay
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Proficiency in English

Program Objectives

  • Develop a global vision of the organization

  • Provide students with a broad foundation of education in the main management disciplines that is strategic and integrated in nature

  • Develop understanding of the theoretical concepts and technical skills relevant to management decision-making

  • Develop critical, analytical and consultancy skills

  • Provide a means of reflection on their professional practice and of professional development, in preparation for assuming strategic roles in international organizations
  • Instill knowledge to launch your own business and expand it into other markets


Year 1


Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Business Research

Managerial Finance & Accounting

Human Resources Management

Year 2

Marketing Management

Project Management

Managerial Economics

International Business and Trade

Operations Management

Year 3

Business Development Management

Strategic Management

Thesis Research Project



The tuition can be settled via online payment or by bank transfer. No further fees apply.

Flexible payment plans, installment agreements and scholarship options available on request – please get in touch with the SMC Admin team.

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