Business Economics and Management

Organized by MAI Chania
Mai Coordinators: N/A

Aims

A foremost aim of the Business Economics and Management program is to offer rigorous management education for graduates of Economics, Business, Agriculture, Engineering, Social or other related sciences, enabling them to work effectively in a highly competitive international market environment. Its quest is to provide relevant and effective systems of learning by encouraging the academic, intellectual and personal development of students, cultivating high-quality analytical skills and empowering them to undertake independent research. The attainment of the M.Sc. degree qualifies them to successfully continue their doctorate studies and/or pursue an influential career, nationally or internationally, in both the public and private sector.

Objectives

The program:

  • incorporates a balanced mix of specialized economics and business management units, enabling them to develop the business and personal skills required to establish them in their future careers;
  • develops a methodical approach to analysis, problem solving and decision making, facilitated through the application of modern operational management methodologies and techniques to achieve efficiency;
  • provides advanced knowledge on the application of econometric theory to business market situations within the EU framework and the international business environment;
  • integrates the requirements of strategic business management, business requirements relative to financial and marketing strategies, and the tools of market research;
  • emphasises real connections with people in business, develops leadership skills and helps students master the growing demands of international markets.

PART 1
THE MASTER OF CIHEAM - CHANIA PROGRAMME

EDUCATIONAL SEQUENCE

The programme is organized in 7 Units (60 ECTS)

SEMESTER I

BEM510.2610.0 QUANTITATIVE METHODS (6 ECTS)

03 October to 28 October ’16

BEM520.1910.0 ECONOMICS OF RESOURCE ALLOCATION (9 ECTS)

31 October to 02 December ’16

BEM530.1606.0 OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT METHODS (6 ECTS)

05 December ’16 to 06 January ’17

BEM540.2908.0 BUSINESS ECONOMICS (9 ECTS)

09 January to 17 February ’17

SEMESTER II

BEM550.31214.1 FINANCIAL INVESTMENT DECISIONS MAKING (12 ECTS)

20 February to 31 March ‘17

BEM560.21513.0 MANAGEMENT – MARKETING I (15 ECTS)
03 April to 09 June ’17

BEM500.1312.0 EXTENCED ESSAY (3 ECTS)

12 June to 23 June ’17

EXAMINATIONS

Participants are obliged to take an examination in order to obtain an individual grade for each component in the following arrangement: For every one or two week(s) of course delivery the given examination period is one week.

All units are subject to examination.

Examinations may take the form of written exams (problems, set of questions, exercises, multiple choice questions), individual or team work project, computer assisted exams or any combination of the above forms.

Retake examination is allowed for a maximum of three weeks course delivery (3 subunits) of any unit except for the last two units.

Language of instruction: ENGLISH

 

 

PART 2
THE MASTER OF SCIENCE THESIS

Supervised research work: Thesis and defence (60 ECTS)
Duration: 11 months

Project (9 months duration, 60 ECTS)

This programme aims to provide students with a solid theoretical and practical background to successfully complete their scientific research work in Business Economics, Management, Marketing and Finance. The MSc thesis typically entails a major research project from which students conduct original theory based research, working in close collaboration with a supervisor, who oversees all stages of the thesis from the initial proposal through to the final defence. Students learn to carry out a valid study and acquire common research-related competencies such as topic selection addressing a contemporary business issue in their chosen area of specialization, proposal preparation, literature reviewing, hypothesis/ methodology or experimental design formulation, data collection, scientific writing and critical interpretation of results. Linked to the thematic area of their research work, students apply technical and analytical skills learned in their coursework to develop strategies and solutions to the problem they are studying.