EURO*MBA Distance learning delivered by consortium of 6 European Universities  


Ranking "The Economist" 

  • In the Top 4 by The Economist rating (WhichMBA? Guide February 2010) 

Competing with the best! 
The tough world of distance-learning MBA programmes where the lack of geographical borders means that schools from all over the world compete for the same market space, the Euro*MBA is able to show that it competes with the very best. In the recent distance learning education survey carried out by The Economist WhichMBA (published 24 February 2010) the Euro*MBA was rated as one of the top 4 programmes worldwide. The rating published by The Economist evaluates distance learning programmes offered at the institutions that are featured in The Economists 100 full-time MBA ranking. The report lists the best 13 schools and includes IE Business School (ranked 16 in the Economists full-time MBA), Henley Business School (ranked 21) and Warwick Business School (ranked 22), as well as many other well-known schools and universities. Programmes were evaluated on programme content, the quality of the students and quality of the distance-learning elements. The Euro*MBA performed well in all these criteria, but scored excellent in terms of programme content. The programmes overall rating placed it in the top 4, alongside IE Business School, the University of Florida-Hough Graduate School of Business and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. The rating consolidates the Euro*MBAs position as distance learning MBA programme that competes with the very best! The complete report by The Economist available here. 

  • 5th by The Economist (WhichMBA? Guide 2007) 

The Euro*MBA distance-learning programme has been ranked 5 th in the world in its category in The Economist's Which MBA? Guide 2007 (ranking done via the name of the Business School. See: Audencia, in the list) The annual guide ranked the two-year executive programme 5th overall, but 2nd in the world for the quality of students, and 3rd for the standard of its distance-learning elements. The Euro*MBA was ranked 7 th for the programme content. This ranking success follows the inclusion of the Euro*MBA in The Financial Times table of "32 of the top e-learning programmes" in the world, published March 2007. 
Next rankings for distance learning MBA programmes will take place in 2010 Remark: the reference in the ranking list to Audencia refers to the Euro*MBA programme. 

The Euro*MBA at a glance 

  • Two-year executive international MBA
  • Four-day introduction programme
  • 10 on line courses (five courses a year, two months per course)
  • Six residential weeks throughout Europe (three a year, every four months)
  • Multicultural teamwork in each course and Residential Week
  • Master Thesis project
  • Approximately 1,800 hours of study
  • Enrolment every six months (January, September)
  • MBA degree awarded by the five full partners

The Euro*MBA is a joint offering of the Euro*MBA consortium 

  • Maastricht University School of Business and Economics Netherlands (AACSB, EQUIS) 
  • IAE Aix-en-Provence France (EQUIS, AMBA) 
  • AUDENCIA Nantes Ecole de Management France (EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA) 
  • EADA Barcelona Spain (EQUIS, AMBA) 
  • Kozminski University (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), Warsaw, Poland 
  • HHL-Leipzig Graduate School of Management (AACSB) 

Rising Stars Ranking 

Ranked 5th by Rising Stars Ranking 2010
The 2010 Rising Stars Ranking published on 20 September has placed the Euro*MBA in the top 5 consolidating the programmes position as distance learning MBA that competes with the very best! Euro*MBAs partner institutions Audencia Nantes School of Management (International MBA) and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Full-time MBA) have been ranked 7 and 13 respectively.

Ranked 6th by Rising stars ranking 2009
It is at the moment one of the best programs to combine studying in an international environment with a busy work life. The program is rising at the moment and has potential to become the best distance learning program in the world.

Euro*MBA program among 40 best MBA programs in the world according to "Financial Times" 

Euro*MBA program delivered in cooperation with 5 prestigious partner universities is listed among 40 best on-line MBA programs in the world by the "Financial Times". Euro*MBA holds the so called triple crown i.e. three most prestigious international accreditations, EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Moreover in the recent listing of "The Economist" Which MBA it was listed among 4 best MBA programs in the world. The Consortium of universities cooperating in delivery of the Eruo*MBA program includes: Audencia Nantes School of Management, EADA, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, IAE Aix Graduate School of Management and Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. 
For more information visit:  Buisness school rankings from the Finacial Times and Buisness Education -  Euro*MBA: Six schools are better than one 

Other Features 

  • A mixture of residential and e-learning

The two-year Euro*MBA programme offers a mixture of residential weeks and on-line modules. Participants can work on the 10 on line courses at their own pace. The residential weeks, in six European cities, occur every four months. During these weeks, participants visit businesses and governmental agencies, as well as studying subjects specifically related to the region and working on group projects. This mixture of residential and distance education allows participants to combine flexible learning with real-world experience: the best of both worlds. 

  • Meeting challenges

Managers, especially those pursuing international careers, face a number of business challenges: working across cultures, working in –virtual- teams, managing long-distance relationships, etc. With the Euro*MBA, participants can combine their job responsibilities with a flexible educational programme that allows them to meet current and future international challenges more effectively.

  • A varied curriculum

 The Euro*MBA features a wide range of on line courses: from international management to innovation technology to European corporate law. Practical experience is gained through regular group assignments, business simulation game, change management project and an individual master thesis. But nothing teaches like the first-hand experience gained during residential weeks. Experiences in cities like Warsaw Poland (Eastern Europe), going through unique transformations, Barcelona, where the societal and political upheavals since World War II still profoundly impact business today and Maastricht, the spiritual home of the European Union.

  • A multicultural approach

The multicultural roots of the Euro*MBA run deep. Alumni and students hail from Australia and Italy; Germany and Japan and numerous points in between. They learn from working cross-culturally on group projects and from lectures by professors representing a variety of educational and cultural backgrounds—thereby gaining skills and experiences to enhance their international career. Euro*MBA alumni also profit from an international alumni network long after they have completed the programme. For a continued broad knowledge base and multicultural perspective that can give them the inside track on international business issues.

  • The latest IT infrastructure

The Euro*MBA is based on Lotus Notes Group Ware. This allows participants to maintain effective communications and efficiently work on group projects with co-participants around the world. The infrastructure also lets participants receive on-line tutoring and notification of programme initiatives, and gives them access to a virtual library. This flexible IT-infrastructure supports them as they study when and where they want.


MBA Curriculum 

The Euro*MBA programme consists of ten distance learning courses. Courses last between 7-8 weeks and run sequentially.

The topics that are covered are listed below:

Class overview 

  • Male: 70%
  • Female: 30 %
  • Nationalities represented: > 16
  • Average age: 36
  • Average work experience: 10-11 year

Resulting degrees 

  • Euro*MBA Diploma of the full consortium partners


Applicants to the programme should have at least:

  • The equivalent of a first higher education degree (BA) 
  • Five year professional (management) experience 
  • Basic knowledge of functional management areas 
  • Fluency in spoken and written English (for non-anglophones TOEFL 250 or other proof of language skills, via interviews with our partner
    institutions, or university degrees in English Anglo-phones are exempt.) 
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • A letter of motivation


  • Tuition fee: 28.500 Euro for the two year programme
  • Travel and accommodation costs for the residential weeks are not included. Application fee: 125 Euro (reimbursable upon payment of tuition fee)


Sylwia Halas-Dej