Program Overview

The program is designed to develop and expand the candidates' capacity to analyse managerial problems and make intelligent and resourceful decisions which allows them to move forward in a successful management career. Paris ESLSCA Business School MBA program offers a balance between theory and practice, that helps candidates  to acquire both breadth and depth of the knowledge and skills required for general management.
 
The MBA program prepares individuals to be effective managers in a diverse and complex world. The program develops managers both as leaders and team players. The program fosters integrity, social responsibility and a high level of professionalism. Emphasis is placed on developing interpersonal, analytical and integrative abilities necessary to function in dynamic organisations.
 
 

Program Objectives

Paris ESLSCA Business School provides candidates with the basic knowledge of how organisations function and equips them with the necessary skills for a successful career. Graduates of the program will be able to:
     - Manage change, acquire problem-solving techniques, communicate effectively and lead   
       teams 
     -Take initiatives and calculated risks 
     -Think critically and creatively
     -Provide an integrated perspective of the functional areas of business affecting any 
      institution from economic, political, legal, and social aspects
     -Adopt and practice highly ethical professional standards
     -Inculcate a global perspective and an in-depth understanding of the international
      business environment and its practice
     -Make use of contemporary technologies, to understand the strategic role of   
      information and communication technologies in the twenty first century business
      practices
 

Program Structure

Core Courses:

  • Core Courses
    ECO511 : Economics for Managers : (Credit hours: 3)
    This course covers microeconomic concepts relevant to managerial decision-making. Students develop an understanding of the economic environment in which the firm operates and learn to think strategically within it.
    Topics include: demand and supply analysis, consumer demand theory, production theory, price administration, perfect competition, externalities and public goods, rudimentary game theory, oligopoly, transaction cost economics, hidden information, and market signaling.  
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    MGT511 : Contemporary Management : (Credit hours: 3)

    This is a generic course, which demonstrates the basic concepts and essential skills for any successful manager such as supervision, delegation, negotiation, team building, leadership, and effective communication skills. It also gives an introduction to the conceptual framework of organization behavior which focuses on the individuals within organization as the relevant unit of analysis in addition to study of nature and relationship among groups and departments that make up those organizations.

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    HRM521 : Human Resources Management : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course focuses on (1) managers and leaders with the responsibility to optimize performance and do what is ethically correct; (2) HRM specialists who advise, support, and aid managers and non-managers in their work; and (3) employees who must do the work.  Hence, this course is concerned with applying the HRM concepts, procedures, models, tools, and techniques without exercising discrimination and violating the laws and regulations.

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    MGT532 : Strategic Management : (Credit hours: 3)
    This course integrates all the business courses such as management, marketing, finance, accounting, and human resources to develop a company-wide point of view. It goes on by teaching the student conceptual approaches to dealing effectively with top management problems.
    The role of the general manager is the central one examined here. Problems in developing the strategy of a single business are addressed as well as corporate-level decisions. 
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    BUS631 : Business Research Methods : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course focuses on the role of statistics and business research as tools for the manager to use when making planning and operating decisions. The course prepares the manager to be a critical consumer of statistics capable of assessing the validity and reliability of statistics and business research prepared for the manager's use. Topics include research design and data collection, survey design and sampling theory, probability theory, hypothesis testing, and research reporting and evaluating.

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    ACC511 : Accounting for Managers : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course provides the students with a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts, procedures and techniques of managerial accounting. Students will be able to use the financial information to take different managerial decisions.

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    MKT521 : Marketing Management : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course focuses on marketing and its role within organizations. It introduces the marketing concept, examines its relationship to other functions in the firm and looks at techniques and frameworks used to examine marketing environments, understand consumer and organizational buying behavior, segment markets and position products, develop new products, manage existing products and promote, price and place products. 

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    BUS531 : Quantitative Business Analysis : (Credit hours: 3)
    This course introduces fundamental concepts and techniques or analyzing risk and formulating sound decisions in uncertain environments. The study of decision theory is enriched by game theory, competitive analysis, and multi-criteria decision-making. The queuing theory and inventory management are also examined. The course combines mathematical concepts and the use of software in an integrated way. 
    Students will gain an understanding of modeling and rational approaches to decision making and their contribution to organizational effectiveness.
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    FIN521 : Financial Management : (Credit hours: 3)
    The course is designed to provide students with an introduction to finance and a general understanding of financial management basic concepts and practices; synthesizing current principles of managerial finance, investment and financial markets. 
    The course is structured to cover an overview of managerial finance, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital and dividend policy and financing strategies. 
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Specialization Tracks:

  • Global Marketing
    MKT651 : International Marketing : (Credit hours: 3)
    This course focuses on international problems and examines the external factors which influence a firm’s international markets and the segmentation of these markets.
    It familiarizes participants to international marketing strategies for small and medium sized firms and global players and the issues raised by their implementation.
    Finally, it introduces participants to the decision-making process for market entry strategies and product portfolio.
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    MKT652 : Service Marketing : (Credit hours: 3)

    The course is designed to address issues related to marketing and managing services and delivering quality service to customers. The course focuses on how to attract, retain and build strong customer relationships through quality service and services. The methods and concepts presented during the course are applicable to every organization whose core product is service (e.g., banks, transportation companies, hotels, hospitals, educational institutions, professional services, telecommunication, etc.) and to organizations that depend on service excellence for competitive advantage (high technology manufacturers, automotive, industrial products, etc.).

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    MKT641 : Consumer Behavior : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course introduces students to a wide range of behavioral concepts, and explores the strategic implications of customer behavior for marketers. The mutual influence process between customers and marketers is examined with the goal of understanding how customer behavior theories and concepts can be used to enhance marketing decision making and to develop effective marketing mix strategies.

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    MKT643 : Integrated Marketing Communication : (Credit hours: 3)

    The course is designed to develop the skills necessary to effectively plan, implement and evaluate advertising and promotional programs. Consequently, an understanding of the overall marketing process, consumer's behavior, communications theory and the media of advertising and promotion is included in the course to enable the student to acquire these skills. As a result, the various factors that must be considered in planning, developing, and implementing advertising and promotional campaigns and programs will be examined. Attention will also be given to the diverse environment in which advertising and promotion operates and promotional decisions are made. Finally, the regulatory, social and economic factors that influence, and are in turn influenced by an organization's advertising and promotional program will be examined.

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    Elec001 : Elective 1 : (Credit hours: 3)
     Choose one of the elective courses below-
    Elec002 : Elective 2 : (Credit hours: 3)
     Choose one of the elective courses below-
    MKT653 : Seminar In Global Marketing & Competitive Intelligence : (Credit hours: 3)
    This course introduces students to the important concept of competitive intelligence and the practical tools and techniques utilized by a given business to enhance its marketplace competitiveness. Detail procedures are described for systematically and ethically gathering, analyzing, and managing external information for use in making tactical and strategic business decisions.
    In addition, several case studies are discussed, which provide insight into future decisions such as: developing new marketing plans, counteracting competitor initiatives, considering a new product, entering new markets, repositioning an existing product, investigating a strategic alliance or acquisition, and identifying new distribution channels.
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  • Human Resources
    MGT654. : Seminar In Global Management & Competitive Intelligence : (Credit hours: 3)
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    HRM642 : Employment Relations ( Labor Law ) : (Credit hours: 3)
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    HRM641 : Performance Appraisal & Compensation : (Credit hours: 3)
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    MGT642 : Enterprise Risk Management : (Credit hours: 3)
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    Elec001 : Elective 1 : (Credit hours: 3)
     Choose one of the elective courses below-
    Elec002 : Elective 2 : (Credit hours: 3)
     Choose one of the elective courses below-
    HRM644 : Leadership and Team Building : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course is designed to provide students with a theory- and research-based, integrative, hands-on, and practical view of leadership. The many debates and controversies within the field of leadership are presented with an emphasis on integration of the concepts and distilling useful and practical concepts from each theory while taking a cross-cultural perspective.

     The topics include defining leadership, early and contemporary concepts of leadership, leading teams, leading change, and developing leaders. Ultimately, this course encourages students to apply what they learn to their own development and into their current organizations. The course will also integrate the main functions of the effective leader such as planning, control and motivation.

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  • Global Management
    MGT654 : Seminar In Global Management & Competitive Intelligence : (Credit hours: 3)
    This course introduces students to the important concept of competitive intelligence and the practical tools and techniques utilized by a given business to enhance its marketplace competitiveness. Detail procedures are described for systematically and ethically gathering, analyzing, and managing external information for use in making tactical and strategic business decisions.
    In addition, several case studies are discussed, which provide insight into future decisions such as: developing new marketing plans, counteracting competitor initiatives, considering a new product, entering new markets, repositioning an existing product, investigating a strategic alliance or acquisition, and identifying new distribution channels.
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    Elec002 : Elective 2 : (Credit hours: 3)
     Choose one of the elective courses below-
    MGT641 : Entrepreneurship : (Credit hours: 3)

    The course explores the concept and practice of entrepreneurship and its relationship to progress, with a focus on creating and growing global ventures. It analyses the determinants of innovation and develops the skills change managers need to analyze opportunities and stimulate more entrepreneurship, innovation, enterprise, and initiative from their employees. It also helps students to understand concepts of going to market and competitive sustainability.

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    ACC511 : Accounting for Managers : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course provides the students with a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts, procedures and techniques of managerial accounting. Students will be able to use the financial information to take different managerial decisions.

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    MGT643 : Project Management : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course will introduce students to the many phases of a project's life cycle and how to address them through knowledge and understanding of Project Management principles and how to manage them effectively using Project Management techniques by monitoring and maintaining control of scope, time, and costs within a project.

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    FIN645 : International Finance : (Credit hours: 3)
    This course provides a basic knowledge of international finance and shows how international financial environment affects giant multinationals as well as other firms that involve in international trade and transactions.
    It will also cover issues related to international financial markets, and international financial management.
    The course is targeted primarily to second-year MBA students who are specializing in Finance by way of the Corporate Financial Management and the Investment Management Majors.
    Topics covered include:
    ·         Foreign exchange rate determination
    ·         Foreign currency options and futures
    ·         Sources of global equity and debt
    ·         Multinational capital budgeting 
    ·         Foreign direct investment 
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    Elec001 : Elective 1 : (Credit hours: 3)

    Choose one of the elective courses below

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    MKT651 : International Marketing : (Credit hours: 3)
    This course focuses on international problems and examines the external factors which influence a firm’s international markets and the segmentation of these markets.
    It familiarizes participants to international marketing strategies for small and medium sized firms and global players and the issues raised by their implementation. 
    Finally, it introduces participants to the decision-making process for market entry strategies and product portfolio. 
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  • Finance & Banking
    FIN641 : Banking Asset & Liability Management : (Credit hours: 3)
    Banking Assets and Liability Management is concerned with strategic balance sheet management involving risks caused by changes in interest rates, exchange rate, credit risk and the liquidity position of bank. Banking Assets and Liability Management is the act of planning, acquiring, and directing the flow of funds through an organization.-
    FIN643 : Islamic Finance : (Credit hours: 3)
    This course allows participants to enter this increasingly crucial area equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out vital Islamic financial operations. Many countries have recently seen a rise in demand for Islamic banking services, causing the sector to experience international expansion. This program ensures you are up-to-date with latest changes and equipped for success in this rapidly developing field. You will cover essentials such as the differences between Islamic and traditional banks, as well as how bank accounts work under Sharia principles. On top of this, the syllabus explores the key activities of Islamic banks the key activities of Islamic banks and trends in Islamic portfolio management. -
    FIN642 : Investment and Portfolio Management : (Credit hours: 3)
    The course provides a rigorous, empirical approach to modern topics in Investment Management such as Asset Allocation, Investment Instruments, Capital Markets and Global Investments. 
    The course aims to provide participants with the theoretical as well as practical knowledge needed for investment expertise. This course complements the course “Financial Markets and Institutions” to properly equip participants with tools needed to develop a proper investment decision. 
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    FIN644 : Credit & Retail Risk Analysis : (Credit hours: 3)

     

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    FIN657 : Seminar In Global Finance & Competitive Intelligence : (Credit hours: 3)
    This course introduces students to the important concept of competitive intelligence and the practical tools and techniques utilized by a given business to enhance its marketplace competitiveness. Detail procedures are described for systematically and ethically gathering, analyzing, and managing external information for use in making tactical and strategic business decisions. 
    In addition, several case studies are discussed, which provide insight into future decisions such as: developing new marketing plans, counteracting competitor initiatives, considering a new product, entering new markets, repositioning an existing product, investigating a strategic alliance or acquisition, and identifying new distribution channels.
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    Elec001 : Elective 1 : (Credit hours: 3)
     Choose one of the elective courses below-
    Elec002 : Elective 2 : (Credit hours: 3)
     Choose one of the elective courses below-

Electives:

  • Elective Courses
    MKT642 : Marketing Research : (Credit hours: 3)

    Designed to give students experience in acquiring, analyzing, and presenting information for making decisions about the marketing of goods and services. The topics include: methods for collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, demand analysis, and forecasting. Ultimately, this course is not intended to make participants market researchers, but rather good users of marketing information. A pilot market research study is required. 

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    MGT651 : Logistics Management : (Credit hours: 3)
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    FIN643 : Islamic Finance : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course allows participants to enter this increasingly crucial area equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out vital Islamic financial operations.  

    Many countries have recently seen a rise in demand for Islamic banking services, causing the sector to experience international expansion. This program ensures you are up-to-date with latest changes and equipped for success in this rapidly developing field. You will cover essentials such as the differences between Islamic and traditional banks, as well as how bank accounts work under Sharia principles.

    On top of this, the syllabus explores the key activities of Islamic banks the key activities of Islamic banks and trends in Islamic portfolio management
    .

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    FIN644 : Credit & Retail Risk Analysis : (Credit hours: 3)
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    FIN642 : Investment & Portfolio Management : (Credit hours: 3)

    The course provides a rigorous, empirical approach to modern topics in Investment Management such as Asset Allocation, Investment Instruments, Capital Markets and Global Investments.

    The course aims to provide participants with the theoretical as well as practical knowledge needed for investment expertise. This course complements the course “Financial Markets and Institutions” to properly equip participants with tools needed to develop a proper investment decision. 

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    MGT652 : Change Management : (Credit hours: 3)
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    MGT641 : Entrepreneurship : (Credit hours: 3)

    The course explores the concept and practice of entrepreneurship and its relationship to progress, with a focus on creating and growing global ventures. It analyses the determinants of innovation and develops the skills change managers need to analyze opportunities and stimulate more entrepreneurship, innovation, enterprise, and initiative from their employees. It also helps students to understand concepts of going to market and competitive sustainability.

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    BUS653 : Cross Culture Communication & Negotiations : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course focuses on issues, aspects and difficulties of doing business negotiations in Cross-Cultural communication settings. Specifically, it examines the negotiating types, processes and games. It good emphasis on the interactions of variables related to ultra language, religion, values, attitudes, social organization, education and political environment in the context of (transnational / international business. Special emphasis will also be laid on the personality traits in the negotiating processes

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    BUS654 : International Business Law : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course prepares students for business dealings in international law. The lectures cover in detail the fundamental concepts, principals, and rules of law that apply to international business transactions. Topics include how market infrastructure (contracts, commercial laws, intellectual property) affect business strategy, with special emphasis on legal differences between countries.

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    HRM641 : Performance Appraisal & Compensation : (Credit hours: 3)
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    HRM642 : Employment Relations (Labor Law) : (Credit hours: )
    -
    HRM644 : Leadership & Team Building : (Credit hours: 3)
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    HRM651 : Human Capital Development : (Credit hours: 3)
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    MGT643 : Project Management : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course will introduce students to the many phases of a project's life cycle and how to address them through knowledge and understanding of Project Management principles and how to manage them effectively using Project Management techniques by monitoring and maintaining control of scope, time, and costs within a project. 

    -
    FIN645 : International Finance : (Credit hours: 3)
    This course provides a basic knowledge of international finance and shows how international financial environment affects giant multinationals as well as other firms that involve in international trade and transactions.
    It will also cover issues related to international financial markets, and international financial management.
    The course is targeted primarily to second-year MBA students who are specializing in Finance by way of the Corporate Financial Management and the Investment Management Majors.
    Topics covered include:
    •    Foreign exchange rate determination
    •    Foreign currency options and futures
    •    Sources of global equity and debt
    •    Multinational capital budgeting
    •    Foreign direct investment

     -
    MKT651 : International Marketing : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course focuses on international problems and examines the external factors which influence a firm’s international markets and the segmentation of these markets.

    It familiarizes participants to international marketing strategies for small and medium sized firms and global players and the issues raised by their implementation.
    Finally, it introduces participants to the decision-making process for market entry strategies and product portfolio.

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    FIN652 : Behaviorial Finance : (Credit hours: 3)
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    FIN653 : Derivatives Market : (Credit hours: 3)
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    MKT641 : Consumer Behavior : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course introduces students to a wide range of behavioral concepts, and explores the strategic implications of customer behavior for marketers. The mutual influence process between customers and marketers is examined with the goal of understanding how customer behavior theories and concepts can be used to enhance marketing decision making and to develop effective marketing mix strategies.

    -
    MKT643 : Integrated Marketing Communication : (Credit hours: 3)

    The course is designed to develop the skills necessary to effectively plan, implement and evaluate advertising and promotional programs. Consequently, an understanding of the overall marketing process, consumer's behavior, communications theory and the media of advertising and promotion is included in the course to enable the student to acquire these skills. As a result, the various factors that must be considered in planning, developing, and implementing advertising and promotional campaigns and programs will be examined. Attention will also be given to the diverse environment in which advertising and promotion operates and promotional decisions are made. Finally, the regulatory, social and economic factors that influence, and are in turn influenced by an organization's advertising and promotional program will be examined. 

    -
    MKT652 : Service Marketing : (Credit hours: 3)

    The course is designed to address issues related to marketing and managing services and delivering quality service to customers. The course focuses on how to attract, retain and build strong customer relationships through quality service and services. The methods and concepts presented during the course are applicable to every organization whose core product is service (e.g., banks, transportation companies, hotels, hospitals, educational institutions, professional services, telecommunication, etc.) and to organizations that depend on service excellence for competitive advantage (high technology manufacturers, automotive, industrial products).

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    FIN654 : Contract & Trade Finance : (Credit hours: 3)
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    FIN641 : Banking assets & Liability Management : (Credit hours: 3)

    Banking Assets and Liability Management is concerned with strategic balance sheet management involving risks caused by changes in interest rates, exchange rate, credit risk and the liquidity position of bank.

    Banking Assets and Liability Management is the act of planning, acquiring, and directing the flow of funds through an organization.

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Program Requirements

The Admission Committee welcomes applications from individuals who possess a solid record of academic and professional achievements and can demonstrate their ability and potential to conduct  high quality academic work. We assess and evaluate each MBA candidate on the basis of the following criteria: 
 - Academic Requirements: A minimum of an undergraduate degree, a bachelor or the equivalent, from a recognised institution of higher education and a solid record of academic achievements on a consistent basis. We welcome applicants with diverse academic backgrounds either business or non-business backgrounds.
 
- Evidence of managerial and professional experience:  The goal of the Admission Committee is to admit    candidates  who possess well-defined career goals and a high potential for success at work. We glean applicants' essays, letters of evaluation, and résumé (C.V.)
 
- Personal qualities:  The Admissions Committee looks for applicants who are mature, honest, intellectually curious,flexible, and personable. Evidence of applicant's personal qualities will be found in application essays, letters of evaluation and the résumé. 
 
- Fluency in written and spoken English:  The Admission Committee evaluates the English level during the personal interview and matches it according to the program applied to. Moreover, the candidates are required to submit any internationally recognised English proficiency exams.
 
 

Admission

Bring the following documents to the admission offices in Mohandessein, Heliopolis:

  •  ID and Passport Copy
  •  5 Personal Photos
  •  Original Birth Certificate (Computarized)
  •  Original Graduation Certificate or Original Transcript (English or Arabic)
  •  Updated Resume
  •  TOEFL (Paper) with minimum score 500 or TOEFL IBT with minimum score between 59-60 or TOEFL Computer with minimum score 173 or British Council's IELTS with minimum score 5 or ESLSCA Admission Test (EAT)
  •  GMAT is a plus (not required)
  •  According to the new regulation of Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities (ESCU), students of Nongovernmental Universities must bring an Equivalency Decision in which their certificate is equal to those of governmental; from either their nongovernmental university or the ESCU
  •  You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of Diploma to continue MBA program.

An appropriate performance is a must during a personal interview to finalize your admission process.

After collecting your acceptance from the interview committee, you can start registration in the student affairs department (Mohandessein or Heliopolis Campuses)

Post Admission and Acceptance Steps:

Once you receive yours acceptance letter you are required to register for your first semester.
Upon registration you will choose your attendance schedule and location1

Attendance schedules offered in the below forms2

  • Friday or Saturday + Weekday
  • Friday and Saturday every other week
  • Two weekdays

 

Cost Summary

Description

Amount

Notes

 Application Fees

1000 EGP

Non-refundable

 Pre-requisite Courses

1,200 EGP

For Non-business Graduates

Registration Fees

600 EGP

Annually

E-library

100 Euro

One Time Fee

Tuition Fees Per Course

4500 EGP+120 Euro

Paid Per Semester

 English Level

2000 EGP

750 EGP 

750 EGP

Pre-intermediate

Business Fluency

Business & Academic writiing (based on EAT performance)

 

 Graduation Fees

To Be Announced

Paid Pre-graduation