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What is an MBA?
The MBA is a specific type of accredited MBA program. It is designed for working managers and professionals mostly junior and middle managers, with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience, but 6 on average, often including prior management responsibility. The class schedule is formatted to allow students to continue working while they pursue their studies — in fact, the expectation is that they will remain employed in a position that allows them to apply what they are learning while they complete the program. Students also bring their current and prior experience into the classroom to enrich the learning experience of their fellow students. Direct personal interaction in the classroom and in study groups is considered critical to the learning experience.
Who are MBA participants?
MBA candidates are high potential junior and/or middle managers and forward-looking entrepreneurs, fluent in English who share an ambition to make a difference. Average age of the participants is 29. Economic background is not mandatory; our participants come from different professional backgrounds; from engineers and doctors to consultants and bankers.
What qualities does a candidate have?
Since the MBA relies heavily on the experience of students enrolled in the program, prior work history is an important factor in the admissions process. Whatever your prior employment, a record of significant achievement is a good indicator of your ability to succeed in a MBA program.
MBA students benefit most if they’re in a position that allows them to apply the knowledge and skills they develop in the classroom. This is likely to be a position with significant management responsibility.
It’s important to define how you expect to use the knowledge and skills you’ll develop in a MBA program to further your career goals. Understanding how a MBA will help you achieve your specific goals will give you confidence in committing to a rigorous program and position you as a successful candidate for admission.
Motivation and Temperament
MBA students possess energy, drive and ambition that separate them from the pack. Typically, a high percentage of MBA students are hard-driving, take-charge personalities who are challenged to share leadership responsibilities in study groups and team projects. However, people with creative and thoughtful personalities can also succeed in these programs by drawing on their experience and distinctive strengths. Ultimately, you’ll find out if you have the motivation and temperament to succeed by talking with staff, students and alumni.
What is the duration of MBA program?
This part-time program takes 12 months to complete. Modules take place over nine separate weeks in several European locations.
How can I fit this program into my busy schedule?
COTRUGLI MBA program is designed to make it possible to allow students to remain productive and perform at a high level on the job. Therefore, we have created a schedule to take an average 5 days a months off work. All participants receive a schedule one year ahead so they can plan they activities.
Projects and other assignments may be assigned to study groups where the group can divide responsibilities and delegate tasks to individual members.
Nevertheless, MBA program will demand a significant amount of time and effort from each student. Many report that the experience forces them to become highly efficient in managing their time, and that this is indeed an important skill they develop during the program.
How are the modules organized?
The modules take place from 9 am – 7 pm, and are divided into several sessions. After each interactive lecture held by a faculty member participants work on projects in small teams where they compare the presented best-practice with the practice they apply at work. Questions and discussions are raised, exchanging ideas and challenging the perspectives begins!
How are the exams organized?
Performance in majority of courses is assessed by individual exams. Exams may take the form of either in-class exams, essay exams, projects and case studies. Before, after, and during the module, together with your fellow teammates you solve real-life cases to meet your exam requirements.
How can I take advantage of networking?
By joining a team of highly motivated leaders, you will boost up your present business. Besides expanding your contacts during the modules, you will also network with top executives in the relaxed and stress free environment, during numerous extra curriculum events and activities organized by COTRUGLI; COTRUGLI Club, conferences or regular sport events such as soccer and basketball, or while skiing or golfing. A powerful alliance and life-long camaraderie for most participants means a return of invested time and money even before the program is completed.
What does it mean to be AMBA accredited?
COTRUGLI Business School has joined the group of world's best business schools accredited by AMBA, independent association providing independent proofs of quality and excellence for MBA programs.
AMBA (Association of MBAs) operates more than 40 years, with a constant goal to uphold the highest standards of MBA quality in an expanding global market and, subsequently, protect program participants. International AMBA accreditation represents trustworthy and independent assessment of global MBA market.
Here are the criteria crucial for receiving AMBA accreditation:
• Identity of the business school that organizes MBA program
• Quality and references of the lecturers
• Experience and relevance of the participants
• Curriculum comprehensiveness
• Strict examination procedures, and
• Additional factors like networking
AMBA accreditation serves as a guarantee for global quality and excellence of MBA programs. Today, there are only 167 elite business schools. These are highly ranked schools such as IMD (Switzerland), IESE (Spain), London Business School, INSEAD (France), SDA Bocconi (Italy) and COTRUGLI among them.
“The Value of Accreditation” Association of MBAs accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best programmes.
Students, faculty and employers recognise that our accreditation is an assurance of quality. For students, the decision to take an MBA represents a major commitment, both in terms of time and money. In a crowded and complex market, our accreditation provides a reliable list of meticulously tested programmes and ensures that students' investments are rewarded with the finest business education available.
Employers and top business recruiters looking to acquire the best mangers and future business leaders know that graduates of our accredited programmes have received the highest quality – and most relevant to the changing demands of the business world – management education. To recruit a graduate from one of our accredited programmes is to recruit top talent.
Accreditation gives business schools international credibility and status. The number of MBA qualifications available worldwide is now in the thousands, but only a small percentage of these would achieve accreditation if they were submitted to our rigorous international criteria. Accreditation by the Association of MBAs identifies programmes as the best there is.
The developmental nature of our accreditation process often helps business schools spot potential shortcomings in their programmes, and our comprehensive and consultative report outlines recommendations for improving provision in the future.”
Source: AMBA web site
How much will it cost?
TUITION FEE is € 15.000
It is possible to suggest the installments by your own terms. However, the first installment has to be put down before the first module, and the last installment before the last module. Also, loans are available in regional banks.
How do I apply?
MBA admissions staff makes a concerted effort to advise prospective students and help them “self-select” before they apply for admission. Given that the programs will require a significant commitment of time and money not only from you but from your employer, it makes sense for program staff to help you assess whether or not you are prepared for the program and can expect to benefit from it at this point in your career.
In evaluating candidates, admissions committees consider many factors, most of which have been mentioned already: work experience, current employment, prior education, ability to benefit and ability to contribute.
If you are an exceptional candidate with at least three years of relevant working experience, university degree, fluent in English, and share an ambition to make a difference, schedule one to one meeting with the management of the school at: email@example.com.
There is no single formula for a successful candidate. You will be the core actor of the MBA program and the value delivered will greatly depend on your virtues. Therefore, we prefer the individual approach to learn your strengths, achievements and scan your potential. If you feel you have all the information needed and wish to apply directly please download the application form. Fulfilled forms, along with the latest version of your CV, send to firstname.lastname@example.org.