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International University of Monaco

Executive MBA Online

AMBA accredited

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Why the Online EMBA at IUM?

At a Glance:

  • AMBA Accredited
  • Includes 3 to 4  Residential Weeks in Monaco
  • Flexible schedule:
    • 12 to 24 months program
    • 3 intakes: October / February / June
  • 54 US Credits
  • 7 years of working experience required
  • Continue to work while studying
  • Personal Career Coaching

Key Figures

  • On average, salaries
    increased by over 20%
    immediately upon completion of the EMBA.
  • At completion, all have been promoted.
  • Average number of years of professional experience:

Accredited by the Association of MBA’s since 2005, the IUM Online Executive MBA has been recently modernized both in its distance learning component – that now benefits from state of-the-art technology with a highly interactive distance learning platform – and in its integrative residential sessions in Monaco that make the program a unique academic, personal and networking experience.

The IUM Online EMBA program offers a comprehensive selection of courses to help you reach your potential to become a top business manager with a deep understanding of today’s important managerial challenges. The program integrates a carefully structured curriculum of distance learning with four on-campus, residential weeks to allow students to hold a full time job while pursuing their graduate degree.

Some key strengths?

Advance your career

  • Flexibility: Online degrees let you fit classes into your work schedule.
  • Customized to your needs: with the Monaco EMBA, you also have the opportunity to follow an accelerated track of 12 months, by taking two online modules simultaneously, or extend the program by up to 36 months.
  • Share knowledge and insights with other professionals from a variety of functions, sectors, and countries without having to leave home.


The IUM Online Executive MBA is a 24-month, 54-credit degree program. Twelve online courses are offered two-by-two in six thematic modules.

An accelerated pace, whereby the degree can be completed in 12 months, is possible by taking two online modules simultaneously.
There are three, one week residential sessions in Monaco.

In the online modules, participants interact with their instructors and classmates via a sophisticated and user friendly e-learning platform and engage in both synchronous and asynchronous learning activities. Participants are expected to make a significant learning effort during the online period and should plan to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week outside of class for study, class projects, reading and preparation.

The on-campus sessions: Over the two year program, four unique residential week sessions in Monaco are offered to students, who are required to attend at least three. These weeks are designed to offer a completely different learning, and networking experience. These weeks occur in April and in October.

Whereas some subjects can be very effectively taught online, others –those which engender debate or require real time group work, or which revolve around the “soft” skills—are definitely best offered in the offline environment. Accordingly, our residential weeks are specifically chosen to encourage interactive group dynamics and enhance career and personal development skills. The activities during the on-campus sessions include workshops, guest lectures by business professionals and field specialists, applied integrative projects and a business simulation.

Each residential week is designed around a theme which reflects Monaco’s economic dynamism and commercial realities. These include Managing in the Luxury Sector; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; International Challenges; and Leadership.

Online EMBA

6 online modules and 4 residential sessions

Online EMBA

What will you get out of your EMBA at IUM?

Get a return on Your Investment

The IUM Executive MBA will transform your career in ways that extend far beyond traditional measures of return on investment.

The degree you earn will position you to advance your career, and will provide added value for both you, and your organization. You will improve your analytical, decision-making, implementation, and presentation skills, and develop a new way of thinking that will become integral to everything you do.

On completing the Online Executive MBA you will:

  • Master the necessary knowledge, skills, and behavior to become a top-level manager.
  • Be able to apply models and theories immediately in your career.
  • Become an efficient problem-solver and a well-informed and creative manager.
  • Gain confidence and the skills to excel in a rapidly changing global world.
  • Master innovation and entrepreneurial skills
  • Become confident users of distant management and communication tools, through extensive experience of virtual team-work on an online platform.

EMBA core courses present an overview of key functional areas and provide a strong knowledge base in subjects like economics, finance, accounting, statistics, marketing, strategy, the legal environment of business and corporate social responsibility. Each on-line module has a length of 15 weeks and consists of two 4-credit courses.

In addition, integrative and cross-disciplinary topics like entrepreneurship or project management will be addressed during the on-campus sessions.

Some of the Core Courses offered in Executive MBA Online

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and subject to change
  • Managerial Economics

    This course present a modern treatment of economic theory to help students both understand and improve the managerial decision-making process whereby we concentrate on microeconomic and macroeconomic topics of particular importance. The integrative approach used in this course demonstrates that important managerial decisions are interdisciplinary as effective management is seen to involve an integration of the accounting, finance, marketing, personnel and production functions.

    Therefore, the business firm is treated as a unified whole, rather than a series of discrete, unrelated parts. Participants will gain a solid foundation of economic understanding and the “economic way of thinking” for use in strategic and managerial decision making, and an understanding of the basic forces of supply and demand and how they interact to determine the quantity of goods traded in a market – and the price paid for those goods. They will learn to analyze market structure, examine the pricing practices needed for successful management, discuss ways in which real markets depart from perfect competition, and describe the role of government in a market economy.

  • Marketing Management

    This course provides an overview of all the fundamental marketing management concepts and provides participants with the opportunity to integrate them. Participants will learn how to scan the environment, perform market studies, evaluate buyer and consumer behavior, launch new products, and choose a coherent marketing mix strategy (product and branding, price, distribution, and communication strategies).

    They will also learn to analyze and formulate a marketing strategy, and select an implementation process by preparing and presenting a marketing plan for a product or service. Through this process participants will develop an understanding of the ways in which the customer is the focus of all marketing actions, and the role marketing plays within a company and in the general economy.

  • Corporate Finance

    This course examines the role of finance in supporting the functional areas of a firm and fosters an understanding of how financial decisions themselves can create value. The course builds a strong financial foundation, concentrating on the functions of modern capital markets and financial institutions, the main principles of corporate finance and standard techniques of analysis, capital budgeting, discounted cash flow valuation, and risk analysis, and cost of capital. Students will also learn valuation techniques, ways to manage working capital, how NPV and valuation techniques are related, and methods for managing debt and equity financing.

    Furthermore, the Corporate Finance course encourages students to explore a number of managerial decisions such as the evaluation complex investments as well as the set up and execution of financial policies within a firm.

  • Strategy and Global Competition

    Strategy involves the allocation of critical resources in a competitive and global environment over relatively long periods of time in the pursuit of specific goals and objectives.

    The Strategy and Global Competition course examines how organizations achieve, sustain, and renew competitive advantage in a global environment, and explores what managers have to do in order to increase the likelihood of success.

    Today's strategies are influenced by many factors such as the resources available to management, the industry and the competitive conditions, and of course the firm's internal structure, systems, and culture. As a result developing a firm's strategy involves the analysis of the business as a whole system of interrelated decisions, and therefore requires integration of functional (marketing, finance, human resources, etc.), as well as industry knowledge all blended with transversal competences such as organizational behavior and communication.

    The course helps students to develop the ability to think strategically about businesses in a variety of situations, to ask the right questions about the future of a business, and to judge uncertain strategic situations.

  • Supply Chain Management

    This course focuses on what operations managers do, how operations management involves a range of business functions, and the tools that operations managers use.

    Students will develop the skills and concepts needed to ensure the ongoing contribution of a firm's operations to its competitive position, as well as an understanding of the complex processes underlying the development and manufacture of products, and the creation and delivery of services.

    In an ever shifting manufacturing and design basis the student will gain insight in the environmental effects of a now truly global supply chain and market place. The impacts of this paradigm shift affect industry in ways that sometimes are not so evident without a deeper examination.

    Each student will be challenged to understand these potential impacts and how this can and certainly will affect various sectors.

  • Services Marketing and Customer Relationship Management

    This course will examine the unique aspects of services management and marketing, with a particular focus on services as key differentiators in today's more and more price driven global business environment. The “service perspective” characterizes the approach of the course. According to this perspective, customers are not looking for goods or services, but rather for benefits or solutions to their problems.

    In other words, to be competitive, firms need to understand their selected customers' total needs in order to design and deliver the core solution: the pertinent package of goods and services. But beyond that, the solution should also include other relevant billable, and non-billable services, such as invoicing, complaint handling, advice and personal attention, information, and other value-adding components. In this service perspective, the role of service components in building and maintaining customer relationships is fundamental and strategic, and sustainable competitive advantage can only be created by understanding and meeting every element of the individual customer relationship.

  • Ethics in Business and Corporate Social Responsibility

    This course focuses on the application of moral principles and models for ethical decision making to individuals and businesses in the 21st century. Management is becoming more complex because it has to conciliate environmental, social and economical requirements; the challenges are formulated in terms of transparency, risk and reputation. The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movement is a world-wide phenomenon, and corporations, trade associations and nonprofits are being asked to step up and be accountable. Therefore, new modes of management and performance evaluation must be developed in order to devise the most efficient strategy.

    The course examines the dynamics of strategy management and responsibility, aiming at combining business objectives and societal values, or how CSR can be internalized in the strategic management and how CSR tools can be effectively and efficiently put in force. The course also provides valuable insights into the cycle of organizational change in this context, and develops both intellectual and behavioral skills to facilitate a more nuanced understanding – and successful management of – change in such a setting. Students are encouraged to progress from seekers of to catalysts for positive change against a multicultural backdrop.

Personal and Career Development

Given their extensive professional career experience and career aspiration, Monaco EMBA students enjoy a unique and customized Career Development program. The overriding aim is to develop skilled, competent, and socially conscious leaders with a great degree of self awareness and the confidence to reach the next echelons in their careers, or in their own businesses.

During the residential weeks various seminars, lectures and workshops are held with the aim of assisting EMBA participants to assess themselves as leaders, and to improve on those skills.

Subjects include: learning agility; finding and assessing your leadership style; transformational leadership; situational leadership. A dedicated Executive Coach is made available to EMBA participants to guide them either in their career tracks, or in further growing and developing their businesses or family firms.


Pursuing your MBA is one of the most important decisions you will make; it is an investment in yourself and in your future.

We encourage you to discuss your financial options with those in your entourage that may provide support while you attend school, to select the financial resources that best fit your needs.

Most students rely on multiple funding sources typically including:

  • Personal resources
  • Loans in your residential and/or native country
  • Sponsorships
  • External scholarships.
IUM offers you the possibility to apply for a merit-based scholarship.

The school scholarship committee gathers once a month to evaluate the candidates based on several criteria, such as, among others:

  • Academic Results
  • Professional experience
  • Extra-professional activities
  • Career goals

The scholarship does not cover the entire tuition costs but is there to encourage students who show great potential.
Anyone can apply to the scholarship. Please contact the admissions office for more information regarding the application process.

Alumni Testimonials

Alina Brinza Alina Brinza, Moldovan, EMBA Online 2012 Head of International Operations, Orange, Moldova

The Executive MBA offered by the International University of Monaco is a great platform for obtaining solid knowledge in various business areas and at the same time exchanging ideas and networking with new business contacts. The on-line platform used for the program courses is very convenient and user friendly, and most important allows multiple options for studying without wasting precious time on travelling. The courses are very demanding, covering large areas at a fast speed, but at the same time the professors are available for spending time explaining even individual questions and cases.

One of the reasons for choosing this EMBA program was the content that I found useful and well structured. Being a finance professional, but currently managing a wide team of over 180 people that work on various activities, including IT and Customer Care, I found extremely useful courses in the program that should cover the areas with which I am less familiar. Basically, the program includes most of the domains that an executive would need for running a successful business.

Some of the best parts of studying at IUM are the international environment, the relevant experience of the other students in the same class and definitely the professors with wide experience in the areas that they teach. They share practical cases that are always a great learning opportunity. I look forward to discover the next courses in the program.

Pierre Diebolt Pierre Diebolt, French, EMBA Online 2012 Head of IP&CI, Industrial Property & Competitive Intelligence, Galderma, France

Teaching is based on presenting course material in a way that combines theory with pragmatic examples while at the same time discussing the different international views and latest trends.

In each module, the best books and most relevant articles are provided to permit you to get to the point immediately. Learning can be applied immediately in your day to day work, for example I already began applying the SWOT analysis by requesting that each of my teams state precisely the facts and actions they will take.

The program offers highly skilled teachers who keep in touch with the students even after the end of the modules. The rhythm of homework is adapted to the courses, and homework assignments are diverse, going from forum discussion to capstone projects; you don't get bored!

The online learning permits you to more easily manage your professional and personal life while at the same time being part of a very rewarding experience.

I thought that with the elearning it would be difficult to make connection with other students, but in fact we chatted very quickly all together!

Antonia Maly Antonio Maly, Croatian, EMBA Online 2012 Microsoft Technical Support Specialist, Microsoft, Bulgaria

I am currently studying on the Executive MBA online program and I believe that I will gain a lot of new knowledge from IUM's high-quality teachers. This online platform works amazingly well, allowing us to discuss, chat and share our opinions with professors and classmates individually or in front of the whole class. It feels like being in a real classroom, rather than online from the comfort of your home.

I come from Croatia and am currently working in Bulgaria. My classmates are from Russia, Switzerland, Monaco, Moldova and France and we are working on our group projects and also discussing projects through the Forum discussions included in the online platform.

We have also exchanged information about our careers, profiles, areas of expertise and interests through the Executive MBA online platform. I believe that the uniqueness and richness of this EMBA comes exactly from this international and cultural diversity.

IUM was the best thing that could happen to boost my career. Networking is amazing in Monaco as Monaco links the globe together! It will stand out on any CV.

The Executive MBA is very unique program designed especially for hard working executives who have limited time to attend lectures in real business life but, on the other hand, are also very well organized to finish projects on time. I can say that it really is a unique experience for every student.