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Master in Business Administration (The University of Greenwich MBA)

Master in Business Administration (The University of Greenwich MBA)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised Master’s degree in business administration and management. It prepares managers for organisational leadership and decision making.
The Greenwich MBA aims to develop the business leaders of the future. It approaches leadership thematically from the starting points of creativity, practicality and social resourcefulness, and focuses strongly on the personal development of participants, including their career management.

Building on a broad foundation of business functions, the MBA focuses on the integrative disciplines of business strategy and the management of change, leading to a real-world consultancy project and an individual piece of business research submitted as a dissertation.

The MBA includes executive coaching, which helps students to understand their value in the marketplace and develop plans that will make the very best of their career potential.

  • Curriculum

  • Professors

  • Careers



  • Scholarship in Business
  • Integrated Operations Management
  • Creative Problem Solving and Consultancy Project
  • Responsible Leadership and Development
  • Strategy and Business Decision Making
  • Financial Management
  • Business Research Project


1,5 years in weekend mode.


Programme Leader: Yong Lin, PhD

Dr Yong Lin has been a principal lecturer in operations management at the University of Greenwich Business School since 2009. Before joining the University of Greenwich, he worked as an associate professor in the School of Management, the Huazhong University of Science & Technology in China. He also had been a visiting researcher in the IfM (Institute for Manufacturing) of the University of Cambridge, and a research assistant in the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. Dr Lin teaches in the areas of operations management, supply chain management, logistics management, e-logistics, international purchasing and project management. He is member of the University of Greenwich Supply Chain Research Group. International Link Tutor.

Local Programme Leader: Kelley Galloway

Kelley has been involved in the University of Greenwich programme since 2010 and teaching at New York College since 1994. She holds a Bachelor degree in Social Science from Richmond: the American International University in London and a Masters degree in Sociology from the London School of Economics. For the University of Greenwich Bachelor in Business programme she teaches the Personal & Professional Development I (PPD1) which focuses on how to do research, use referencing and make presentations; PPD2 which focuses on CV writing and interview skills, teamwork and business plans; PPD3 which is the Consultancy Project and Thematic Independent Study which focuses on how to do a major piece of research writing. Her experience of both American and British educational systems as well as her sociological training enables her to advise and assist students throughout their studies.

Local Tutors

Alexander Coutroubis, PhDc

Alexander is the Director of Maritime Studies at NYC. He is also a Member of the Athens Bar Association and has his own Private Practice specializing in Corporate/Commercial Law. He holds a LLB (Hons) from the University of Greenwich and a LLM from the London School of Economics. Besides teaching the Context & Regulatory Framework course in Year 1, he is also the tutor for the Year 2 Shipping course – Shipping Policies & Regulations, Marine Law & Marine Insurance. He has particular expertise and interest in the Shipping Industry and also teaching in the Masters in Marine Engineering programme. His innovative teaching techniques have helped students learn more than just the course material.

Dr. Iakovos Arapoglou

Akis specializes in Business Statistics and International Economics. He holds a PhD from The City University of New York (Graduate School) as well as a Masters of Arts in International Relations. He has been at NYC since 1995 and is a much appreciated faculty member. Students enjoy his approach to teaching that includes current examples, especially those related to the economic crisis in Greece, linked with economic theory and presented in an understandable manner. His course ‘Creativity & Decision-Making in Business’ combines all of his areas of expertise.

George Georgousopoulos

George completed his studies in the USA and holds a BS in Engineering from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), an MBA from Adelphi University, and a MSc from University of Louisville. He is a Candidate for Doctorate in Business Administration from International School of Management (ISM) Paris, France and his Dissertation examines issues in Operations and Value Chain Management. He also attended Business seminars as a Visiting Scholar in Paris, Sanghai, and Tokyo. George has been teaching at SUNY Empire State College, Greece since 2004, the University of Greenwich since 2012 as well as graduate level (Greenwich, IUKB, ESG). He was also a visiting Professor in the University of Bretagne, Brest in France teaching International Operations and Supply Chain Management (Graduate Level). George’s lecturing methods and the ability to support students to reach their full potential makes him a valuable member of the NYC family.

Penny Vlagos

Penny has been teaching at NYC since 1999 specializing in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour. Through her professional experience as an HR Manager, she is able to pass on to students actual examples from working in both the US and Greece. With a Bachelor degree in International Business and an MBA from Loyola University, she has a wealth of knowledge related to business subjects. Penny also frequently invites professionals from HRM and NYC Alumni to speak in her classes. Students greatly enjoy her lively teaching style, enthusiasm for course material and approachable manner.

Dr. Vassilis Skianis

Vassilis holds a Bachelor degree in Banking and Financial Management from the University of Piraeus, a Master degree in Economics from New York University, and a PhD in Environmental Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also a research associate and participates in the organization of international academic conferences with Athens Institute for Education & Research (ATINER). Vassilis has been involved in various research (EU FP7 and H2020) and consulting projects.

Dr. Iakovos Arapoglou

Akis specializes in Business Statistics and International Economics.  He holds a PhD from The City University of New York (Graduate School) as well as a Masters of Arts in International Relations.  He has been at NYC since 1995 and is a much appreciated faculty member.  Students enjoy his approach to teaching that includes current examples, especially those related to the economic crisis in Greece, linked with economic theory and presented in an understandable manner.  He is the recipient of the Teacher Excellence Award five times, thus proving his excellent teaching skills.

Elefantia Panagiotou

Elefantia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economic Science from the University of Athens, Greece, a Diploma (at postgraduate level) in Business Administration from the University of Bradford, UK and an MBA from the University of Greenwich. She has worked in top managerial positions both in the UK and in Greece and has several years of teaching experience. Elefantia is the Director of Operations at New Work College and a member of our Faculty since 2006.



This Greenwich MBA gives students the grounding they need for management careers at executive level. Many go on to find excellent positions in organisations of all sizes all around the world. The MBA’s emphasis on practical application through business simulations and the consultancy project ensure that students have the skills to apply learning to realworld business scenarios while understanding the underlying theory.

In addition, students develop their own personal skills, as well as business skills, culminating in individual career development plans supported by executive coaching.

Our graduates have opportunities to progress rapidly through management in different companies or to apply their skills and knowledge to managing their own business.


  • Understand current business issues, how organisations work, and the place of organisations in the business world.
  • Address current issues in business and management through leading-edge research and practice.
  • Acquire and evaluate data, then synthesise a range of information for new situations.
  • Apply relevant knowledge to a range of complex situations, taking account of how this relates to other areas of a business or organization.
  • The University of Greenwich business management subjects are ranked top 10 in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2019).



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