Master of Business Administration (MBA)



    Iran, Mahan Business School

    Degree awarded

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)


    1 year For Mahan’s Alumni

    Number Of Modules





    120European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)

    Teaching language


    About UMEF:

    Welcome to UMEF University

    Founded in April 1984 by Professor Marc François Maret, SWISS UMEF UNIVERSITY formerly known as ISGC (Institut de Supérieur de Gestion et Communication), has as objective to train students in management science, tourism, hotel business and computer science. Locally, ISGC has registered resounding success with an ever increasing number of students. When Mr. Maret retired in 2008, it was Professor Djawed Sangdel who took over management.

    Upon taking office, Mr. Sangdel drew up new programs. He surrounded himself with new employees and took upon himself to strengthen excellence in research by the commitment of professor-researchers and practitioners to increase the influence of SWISS UMEF UNIVERSITY UMEF. On the other hand; he put in place a new strategy of opening to the world and cooperation with partner universities. In four years, Sangdel opened six SWISS UMEF UNIVERSITY campuses on three continents (Dakar, Kabul and Geneva) and signed about ten cooperation agreements with several private universities.

    Partnership and Affiliation:
    We offer exchange programs of students and Professors between our different campuses on the three continents (Africa, Asia, Europe  and Iran). Through this program, students have the opportunity to obtain a double degree by following a year of study in one of the universities that are part of the partnership program.

    Master of Business Administration:

    The UMEF Master’s program has been designed specifically for those who wish to acquire or improve on competences and skills required in all the fields of public administration, international finance & economics, Marketing, leadership, international banking and human resources management.
    Upon completion of the chosen master’s degree program, graduate will be able to:
    -use the tools required for decision making and analysis
    -make strategic business and marketing decisions
    -chose the correct techniques for a financial analysis and control in today’s challenging economic environment
    -Use their skills to ethically manage today’s business operations for both performance and productivity
    -Think with a global perspective
    -Continue to develop their strategic thinking.

    Program Goals:

    At the end of this program, the student will be equipped with the capacity for research and analyses of quantitative and qualitative data. He shall be critical in his/her approach and be able to use economic and financial language to analysis complex situations, debate and make rigorous proposals.

    Reasons to pursue mutual MBA program of Mahan Business School & UMEF

    1-Receiving the same quality of higher education as overseas in Iran
    2-Receiving international educational degrees &certificates in Iran
    3-stay close to business opportunities in the home country
    4-Developing their international language skills through such programs
    5-Exposure to international & foreign professors as well as instructors
    6-Exposure to international methods of teaching at the home country
    7-Receiving update international scientific & educational content within the program
    8-Enrolling in cost effective international MBA & DBA programs in Iran offered by MBS
    9-Saving on a lot of expenses by not traveling overseas for educational purposes
    10-Gaining international managerial knowledge & skills through such programs at the home country
    11-Investing their financial resources here at home (Iran) and contribute directly in development of the home country’s economy
    12-Avoid cultural shock overseas
    13-Exposure to the realities, challenges and resolution of the global markets here at home without contributing great deal of personal capital through such programs
    14-Exposure to international educational opportunities here in Iran
    15-Building & developing international business ventures through such programs at the home country
    16-  UMEF is a top International University
    17-More than 2500 students from over 24 nationalities
    18-Double degree from UMEF Geneva and one of our partners
    19-We offer Swiss excellence with an international perspective
    20-UMEF has established and maintains standards of excellence
    21-UMEF Group is active on three Continents: Europe, Asia , Africa and Iran
    22-More than 100 highly qualified Professors with more than
    23-18 nationalities represented
    24-Six campuses on three continents
    25-A network of over 600 universities worldwide
    26-International exchange programs
    27-Modern classrooms equipped with state of art technology
    28-Apartments at the disposal of students.
    29-Cultural and university diversity at the human level
    30-Richness of courses offered.
    31-Limited number of students per class.
    32- Importance of research
    33-Anchoring in the local economy.
    34-Respond to the need of international market.
    35-Efficient equipment.
    36-Search for development internationally
    37-Accommodation for foreign students

    MBA Program Structure:

     A:complete 1-Year MBA program offered By Mahan Business School.
     B:Complete six modules  as bellow plus a project:

    • Marketing  Research
    • Strategic Brand Management
    • Global & international Marketing
    • Sales force Management and channel of distribution
    •   Advanced Strategic Marketing
    • Seminar
    Specialization in joint program:

    If you complete your program in Geneva, Switzerland campus, you will have Six Choices as below:

    • International Banking Operations
    • International Finance and Economics
    • Human Resource Management
    • Public Administration
    • Leadership
    • Marketing

    If you complete your program in Mahan Business School campus you will have One Choice and it is marketing.

    Duration of program:

    The UMEF (MBA) degree is normally earned over a two year period of full time study after the Master’s degree and For Mahan MBA Graduate is earned 12 months.

    Method of instruction:

    Lectures, interactive workshops, small groups, seminars with practitioners, research and interactive case-studies.
    European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) Conformity with the Standards of the Bologna Declaration:
    Course organization and credit allocation conform with the Bologna Declaration standards. The curriculum is organized in modules, and ECTS credits for each module are divided between lectures, exercises and/or class work (on-site contact hours), examination hours, preparation hours and private study. These hours may be adjusted to meet the needs of particular subjects, but the basic principle remains that each 30-hour section is equivalent to one ECTS credit.

    Admission Requirements:
    • Holding a BA Degree
    • Holding MBA certification of Mahan  or equivalent  document.
    • Knowledge of Advanced English Language.
    • Experience in Management at least 3 years.
    • Passing the oral interview.

    How to Apply

    Contact Information:

    For more information, please contact:

    Admission Office
    Hours : Monday – Friday
    08h30-12h30 - 13h30-17h30

    Tel: +41 (0) 22 732 07 12

    Fax: +41 (0) 22 732 07 11

    47-47A rue de Lausanne
    CH 1202 Geneva, Switzerland

    Email: info@ umef-university.ch

    Office Hours : M-F 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Web: www.umef-university.ch/-Inscriptions

    Mahan Business School(MBS)


    Tel : +982188401313

    Fax: +982189788042


    Address  :No.51 ,  East Mirza Zeinaly Alley, North Sohrevardi st , Tehran , Iran

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