The Business Economics and Management program offered at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania consists of a two-year post-graduate intensive course that provides outstanding theoretical and practical training in the following business-related fields: Management, Marketing and Market Research, e-Commerce, Regional and Financial Management, Business Economics and Rural Development.
One of the trademarks of the program of study is that it has formed strong affiliations with academics from distinguished universities in the EU and USA. Students work alongside prominent and well known professors from institutions such as London Business School (UK), Maastricht University (NL), Wageningen University (NL), Ghent University (BL), the University of Copenhagen (DK), Newcastle University (UK) and University of Arkansas (USA).
The Business Economics and Management program plays a very active role in aiding students to obtain financial assistance to pursue PhD studies with full scholarships. As MAICh is a highly accredited institute recognized by the relevant EU authorities many graduates are accepted directly to PhD programs of internationally renowned universities such as the Universities of Nebraska, Purdue, Penn State and Florida (USA), the Universities of Saskatchewan and Laval (CA), Swinburne University (AU), the University of Ghent (BL), Wales University (UK), Wageningen University (NL), the University of Athens, TUC and AUTH (GR).
A considerable number of MAICh graduates are pursuing exceptional careers such as faculty professors and university researchers, some are holding esteemed positions such as Dean and Department Directors, while many have returned to their own countries as university faculty members. As a consequence of the knowledge and skills acquired through this highly competitive international program, MAICh graduates are also employed in top executive positions in the private and public sectors.
Admission to the program is based on an assessment of the students’ qualifications for the proposed program of study and entails specific credit, course, thesis and examination requirements to ensure the quality of the program. Applicant prerequisites include having a BSc degree in a discipline compatible with the area of specialization requested such as in Economics, Business, Agriculture, Engineering, Social or other related sciences and an exceptional academic record, as well as fluency and competency in the English language. Full scholarships for tuition, board, and accommodation, including medical insurance and monetary assistance are available to eligible, highly qualified candidates.