What Leaders Really Do

They don’t make plans; they don’t solve problems; they don’t even organize people. What leaders really do is prepare organizations for change and help them cope as they struggle through it. John P. Kotter leadership is different from management, but not for the reasons most people think. Leadership isn’t mystical and mysterious. It has nothing […]

How to Be a Leader Your Employees
Never Want to Leave؟!

O.C. TANNER The very definition of leadership has evolved over the last few years. In the past, leaders“climbed their way to the top” and “got people to follow them”. Today, successful leaders don’t tell their teams what to do —they connect with their teams, empower their people, and inspire greatness.The latest research from the O.C. […]

What Makes a Leader?

IQ and technical skills are important, but emotional intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership. by Daniel Goleman When asked to define the ideal leader, many would emphasize traits such as intelligence, toughness, determination, and vision—the qualities traditionally associated with leadership. Such skills and smarts are necessary but insufficient qualities for the leader. Often […]

Mahan Business School in collaboration with UMEF University

We are proud and happy that Mahan Business School in collaboration with UMEF University is holding a joint EMBA program. UMEF University of Switzerland is the first higher education institution in Geneva that was able to receive the Swiss federal accreditation. This accreditation makes this university the first private higher education institution in Geneva to […]

MOU signed with the Italian UNIMARCONI University

After months of negotiations, eventually a memorandum of understanding was signed by Mahan Business School and Marconi University in October 2022. Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi internationally referred to as Guglielmo Marconi University, is the first Italian Open University officially recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education. Both sides hoped for a long-term cooperation. Soon […]


I praise a teacher who teaches contemplation not thoughts. In the world of communication, our surrounding environment is changing rapidly. Hence, living gloriously in the Global Village demands specific superior skills. Optimal utilization of existing changes and opportunities would be merely made by acquiring managerial capabilities. Consequently, gaining recent knowledge and advanced sciences and technologies […]

Joint Executive MBA Program

A Joint Executive MBA program by Mahan Business School and Swiss UMEF University is soon to be launched. The two schools have held joint MBA and DBA programs in the past and have been successful in training business and academic professionals through these programs. The executive MBA is specifically designed for experienced professionals who aim […]

A defense session

A defense session was held at Mahan’s International Conference room. Three DBA Students involved in UMEF Joint DBA Program with Mahan, MR. Rasti, Mr. Rezapour and Mr. Sasani successfully defended their Theses in front of the jury and other audience.During this session, the students presented their findings to the jury and after a careful evaluation, […]

mutual collaborations with Mr. Sarafraz

A Mahan team including: Dr. Shahbazi, Dr. Shahnavaz and Mr. Amir DoostMohammadi met with the Mr. Hossein Sarafraz, Deputy chairman of German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK) and Mr. Kasra Saffari, Public Relations Manager of the chamber at their headquarters.Both parties discussed potentials for mutual collaborations and also Mr. Saffari presented a report on […]


Swiss UMEF University SWISS UMEF UNIVERSITY was founded in Geneva on April 26, 1984 by Professor Marc-François Maret, under the name of Institut Supérieur de Gestion et Communication (ISGC), with the aim of training managers with advanced leadership skills enabling them to be effective in a complex professional environment. ​ SWISS UMEF concentrates its offer […]


Ms. Sara Tafteh, International MBA student of Maastricht School of Management and Mahan Business School, succeeded to defend her Master with Business Consultancy Project on 24th of March 2020, titled “Selecting the Most Appropriate Mode of Entry in Oman Market; A case study in two Iranian office furniture manufacturing companies which formed a joint venture”.The purpose of her study […]


Mr. Arash Sorouri, International MBA student at  Maastricht School of Management and Mahan Business School, succeeded to defend his Master Thesis on 30th of January 2019, titled “Developing a new strategy for Teclon Aluminum Pars Co. (A Business Consultancy Report)”.The aim of his consultancy report was to help the mentioned organization pass its critically forced situation, by using the […]