MBA in General Management- FastTrack

Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy

FastTrack Your Career- Earn Your MBA in 9 Months from GMU, Italy

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60 Credits (ECTS)

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The MBA General Management program will help you to develop the core skills and professional competencies to take on senior management or leadership roles in the public or private sector. 

  • 60 ECTS MBA- General Management degree from Guglielmo Marconi University (GMU), Italy 
  • University is NARIC Approved and part of the Bologna Process making it internationally recognized.
  • Additional certifications-PG Diploma in Organisational Leadership from Cambridge International Qualifications, UK and Certified Manager Certification from Chartered Management Institute, UK (Optional).
  • Duration  9 months (Fast-tracked)
  • 100% Online with Personal Tutor support
  • Flexible Payment scheme- No Upfront Payment, Monthly Instalments.
     
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$4950 Total Fee

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Fixed Duration

9 Months

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Triple Certification

MBA, Postgraduate Diploma In Organisational Leadership & Certified Manager (optional)

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Completely Online

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Accreditations

Ministry of Education, Italy

Course Modules & Fee

This MBA program is designed in partnership with Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy and is specifically aimed at working professionals who wish to take on leadership roles in their organisation. The program is delivered through our online platform, which provides learners with the flexibility to decide their learning schedule based on work and family commitments.

Course Registration Fees

$500(to start with the course)

Monthly Instalment

$350(to be paid on monthly basis for 9 installments)

PG Diploma Certification

$300(on completion of course)

MBA Certification Fees

$1000(on completion of course)

CMI Certification Fees

$300(Optional)

Total fees

$4950

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*ECTS equivalency chart is for comparison purpose only and doesn't reflect the exact mapping information, however, the final Masters awarded by the University will carry 60 ECTS credits. What Is ECTS?

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$4950 Total Fee

Pay Per Month

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Fixed Duration

9 Months

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Triple Certification

MBA, Postgraduate Diploma In Organisational Leadership & Certified Manager (optional)

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Completely Online

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Accreditations

Ministry of Education, Italy

Admission requirement

Academic route

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (or academic equivalent) in any subject.

Mature Entry Route

If you don’t have a Bachelor’s degree, you can apply through our mature entry route. You’ll need to provide evidence of 3 years (Minimum) of relevant managerial work experience, along with certificates of your highest diplomas/degrees/professional certifications and an updated resume. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please send these details to admissions@athena.edu. Applicants should be 23 years of age or above. Admission through Mature Entry Route will be subject to the discretion of Athena Global Education and the respective Awarding Bodies/Universities.

English Language Proficiency

If you are not a native speaker, you should have an appropriate English proficiency level, e.g. an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent in all bands or possess a bachelor’s degree delivered and assessed in English, or proof of work experience in an English-speaking environment.

 

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$4950 Total Fee

Pay Per Month

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Fixed Duration

9 Months

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Triple Certification

MBA, Postgraduate Diploma In Organisational Leadership & Certified Manager (optional)

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Completely Online

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Accreditations

Ministry of Education, Italy

Why Athena?

Flexible

At Athena, you are in charge of your learning! You get to decide the pace of your learning based on your financial and time availability. The learning structure is modular, ensuring pace, effectiveness and momentum of your learning journey. With this byte-sized learning format you get to learn anywhere, anytime.

Affordable

With Athena as your learning partner, you follow a ‘Pay as you Go Scheme’ for your program, that means no upfront bulk payment of your fee. Instead, your fee will be divided into small pocket-friendly installments distributed across your program.

Accredited & Globally Accepted

Athena Global Education has partnered with reputed Universities and Awarding bodies, all of which are fully accredited by governmental regulatory bodies in their respective countries. Universities are NARIC Approved and are part of European Higher education, Bologna process, making the programs recognised worldwide.

Stackable

Byte-sized learning formats ensure that each learning item carries tangible value in terms of learning outcome, which allows learners to stack or combine small units into higher education credits toward a degree or diploma. At any point of time during your course, you can claim a certificate/diploma based on the credits you have earned so far.

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$4950 Total Fee

Pay Per Month

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Fixed Duration

9 Months

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Triple Certification

MBA, Postgraduate Diploma In Organisational Leadership & Certified Manager (optional)

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Completely Online

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Accreditations

Ministry of Education, Italy

Partners of this Programme

Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy

Guglielmo Marconi University (GMU) is based in Rome, Italy and it is the first Italian Open University recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). It appears among the 25 top performers worldwide in the categories of the U-Multirank ranking system for open access publications, international joint publications, and regional joint publications

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Message from Rector

Prof. Alessandra Briganti

Guglielmo Marconi University, modeled around education and research, promotes innovative ICT-based educational methodologies, stimulating students to develop high cognitive and practical competences. The strong point of this educational system is the focus on the current educational demands required by the ever-changing working environment. By considering these developments, GMU offers students high-quality market-oriented courses. We have been continuously growing our presence around the world through many strategic partnerships during past years and the Westford Education Group was the one of the major partnerships which has been very successful since 2015.

Athena Global Education is a new venture of Westford Education Group. A future ready education solution, Athena Global Education utilizes the latest technology aimed at improving the students’ experience. We are happy to have partnered for this new project and are eager to expand our partnership into different domains. The association with Westford Group has produced hundreds of graduates in past years and we look forward to enhancing the portfolio and providing accessibility to education around the world.

We welcome the students of Athena Global Education to our qualifications and wish them the very best on their future endeavours.

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Message from the Dean

Dr. Rainer Masera

GMU Business School, Italy

Cambridge International Qualifications, UK

Cambridge International Qualifications (CIQ), UK is a professional awarding body based in the United Kingdom. CIQ is founded on the vision of helping individual learners and employers in attaining quality accredited awards. With centers across the Middle East, Europe, and the African region, CIQ is a proud certification partner for more than 100 organizations and has a progression pathway with some of the leading universities across the world. 

 

 

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Chartered Management Institute, UK

Chartered Management Institute, backed by royal charter is the only Chartered body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. CMI’s management qualifications are recognized throughout the UK and Europe and provide a progressive framework that enables one to develop and broaden management skills. Their qualifications are designed in consultation with employers to meet today's demands and therefore it is valued by them.


 

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Admission Process

Please find below the detailed steps to be followed as a part of the admission process.

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Step 1 :Register for a free trial

Register for a 7-Day Trial and get complete access to the first module of this program for 7 days without any obligations.

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Step 2 :Submit online enrollment form

For Masters & Doctorate Program, you need to make a quick online application. For Certifications & Diplomas, you can enroll directly by making payment for 1st module.

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Step 3 : Pay & Start

Once your applications is approved, you will be able to start right away by making fee payment from your student portal 

Why this Course ?

1 Develops core skills

The MBA General Management program will help you to develop the core skills and professional competencies within 9 months to add value to an organization in the public or private sector. The course focuses on the theories, functions and implications of management techniques, as well as the principles and ethics of good management.

2 Make practical decisions

This course considers a range of scientific approaches to decision-making based on quantitative, economic and operational considerations, and provides you with the tools to develop, assess and implement strategic initiatives to boost competitive advantage.

3 Sharpens leadership acumen

This course will also help sharpen your leadership acumen and give you the practical skills and appropriate mind-set to develop in a constantly changing global landscape. The curriculum goes beyond the basics of management to prepare you for senior management positions, enabling you to effectively lead an organization with integrity and responsibility

Course Resources

For more detailed information about the course, please click on the links below.

What You Learn

This is your expected skill development and learning from the program

Module 1

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Sustainability And Business

Duration: 30 days

The module will critically review sustainability challenges and opportunities for organizations in a global context

Level: EQF Level 7/SCQF Level 11

Credits: 8 ECTS

Module 2

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Human Resource Management

Duration: 30 days

This module discusses the importance of HRM practices, the concept of organizational behavior, and its impact on the global organization.

Level: EQF Level 7/SCQF Level 11

Credits: 8 ECTS

Module 3

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International Marketing Management

Duration: 30 days

You develop knowledge and understanding of contemporary theories and their applications in international marketing and management

Level: EQF Level 7/SCQF Level 11

Credits: 8 ECTS

Module 4

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Strategic Management And Leadership

Duration: 30 days

The module develop skills for strategic thinking and analysis, leadership, communication, teamwork, and cross-functional integration.

Level: EQF Level 7/SCQF Level 11

Credits: 8 ECTS

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Finance For Business

Duration: 30 days

Builds understanding of the aspects of financial statement evaluations, considering the impact of economic factor on the businesses.

Level: EQF Level 7/SCQF Level 11

Credits: 8 ECTS

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Strategic Supply Chain And Logistics Management

Duration: 30 days

This module supports strategic decision-makers as well as operational managers to manage successful logistics across their business.

Level: EQF Level 7/SCQF Level 11

Credits: 8 ECTS

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Research Methods And Dissertation

Duration: 3-6 Months

The dissertation is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their ability to investigate issues of their own choice over a significant period of time.

Level: EQF Level 7/ SCQF Level 11

Credits: 12 ECTS

How You Learn

Scientifically developed learning pedagogy, which ensures quality and effective learning experience for the learners. We ensure a seamless learning experience for students with varying levels of expertise on the subject matter.

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What You Get

You will be receiving the following certificates as specified below:

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Master of Business Administration - General Management issued by Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy . (view sample)

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Detailed Transcript with 60 ECTS Credits issued by Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy .

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Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership issued by Cambridge International Qualifications . (view sample)

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Certified Manager Certification issued by Chartered Management Institute, UK . (view sample)

All certificate and transcript images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of respective Universities or Awarding Bodies.

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It is really easy to start with us. You can register for this course with minimum details and get access to one of the modules of this course for 7 days. During this period, you may enroll in this course by submitting the required documents and making a module fee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Follow these steps to formally enroll into MBA in General Management program from GMU, Italy:

1. Register for the course from this course page and set your password.
2. Login to your Student Portal.
3. Click on ‘Apply Now’ (bottom right corner) to the MBA in General Management program OR Click on ‘Quick Application’ below the fee schedule for the course on your dashboard. Submit your application with all the relevant information and supporting documents.
4. The academic panel will evaluate your application and will issue the offer letter if you are eligible and documents are complete.
5. On receiving the ‘Admission Offer Letter’, you pay the registration fee of $500. Once registration fee is received, the institute will issue the letter of admission, and you can start with your first module.
All applicants are required to upload the following documents in order to be eligible for admission:

1. Proof of having earned a Bachelor’s Degree - such as a Degree Certificate. If the documents are not in English, official translations should be submitted.
2. The final transcript of Bachelor’s Degree.
3. A copy of the government-issued photo identity card.
4. If you do not have a Bachelor’s degree, you can still apply through the mature entry route. You will have to upload an updated resume along with the relevant work experience letters issued by your employer/s. You may also be contacted by our faculty for a telephone interview in order to ascertain your eligibility for the program.
Yes, students can apply for credit exemptions for the program based on previous work experience or educational qualification under Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APCL) and Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APEL) respectively.
Following are the fees applicable for the program:

Registration Fee 500 USD
Module Fee 350 USD/module
PG Diploma Certification Fee 300 USD
MBA Certification Fee 1000 USD
CMI Certified Manager Certification Fee 300 USD (Optional)
The core resources of the program are video classes and related reading material. Each module is divided into smaller units to add momentum to your progress. Each unit has four levels (Video, Essential readings, Reference Material and Additional Resources)to build your understanding of the subject from Basic to Expert.

Apart from the video classes and reading material, you will be given access to live, interactive online classes where you will be able to attend a virtual classroom and communicate with instructors and your fellow students. This is an opportunity for students to clarify their doubts and get a clear understanding of how to work on the assigned project.

In addition, you will be learning from webinars, online library, and participation in the discussion boards. Additional learning materials and case studies are curated by faculty.
Each student will be provided with a Personal Tutor for each module to whom he/she can connect for any academic assistance for that module. You can also schedule a one to one live session with your personal tutor. For pastoral (non-academic)support, you can connect with your student experience executive on call/whatsapp or mail(see@athena.edu) and get your issue resolved.
Learners wishing to be admitted to the MBA-GM program should satisfy the following requirements.

1. Possess a Bachelor’s degree in any subject
2. If you are not a native speaker, you should have an appropriate English proficiency level, e.g. an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent in all bands or possess a bachelor’s degree delivered and assessed in English, or proof of work experience in an English-speaking environment.
3. Applicants without a Bachelor’s degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis if they have relevant managerial experience of not less than 3 years.
To be awarded the MBA Degree, the learners are required to complete 6 modules followed by Dissertation. Once the 6 modules are completed, the learner will be eligible for a Post Graduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership. Learners can start with their dissertation once s/he has completed at least 3 modules. After completion of the Research Methods and Final Research, the learner is eligible for an MBA Degree.

Below is a list of all the modules in the MBA-GM program:

Course Details Credits Period
Sustainability and Business 8 ECTS 1 Month
Human Resource Management 8 ECTS 1 Month
International Marketing Management 8 ECTS 1 Month
Strategic Management And Leadership 8 ECTS 1 Month
Finance For Business 8 ECTS 1 Month
Strategic Supply Chain And Logistics Management 8 ECTS 1 Month
Research Methods & Dissertation 12 ECTS 3 Month
Each module will be assessed through a combination of formative and summative assessments. Formative assessment will follow a continuous assessment strategy which will include weekly assessments, business case presentations, group discussions and others, followed by a final project for each module (to be submitted in the last week of a module period). Research methods and dissertation will be supported by a guide appointed by Athena Global Education and the student is expected to submit an extensive report of 12,000 words. At this stage, students will have an option to choose a business project instead of a dissertation.

Formative and summative assessments will carry 50% weightage each and there will be a minimum score requirement in Summative assessment to pass the module.
Once you have completed at least 3 modules, you can start with your dissertation. You will be assigned a Dissertation guide who will support you through the Research and Dissertation project.

A dissertation will have about 10,000 words. We will be conducting Dissertation guidance classes every month which you need to attend to get a clear understanding of dissertation work and what is expected out of your research. This is in addition to the Dissertation guide meetings. Once you submit the final dissertation, then you may be called for a “viva” to defend your dissertation depending on the decision of the assessor. The result will be published within 30 days of submission of the dissertation; if you fail the dissertation, then you will have an opportunity to resubmit the work as per the feedback provided by the assessor and the corrected work should be submitted within 30 days of publishing the results.

If you fail on your resubmission, then you may have to pay the dissertation fee again and you will need to start over on a new project.

Once you have enrolled for the Dissertation, you need to submit the final work within 6 months of enrollment. In case of failure of submission, an extension fee will be applicable. The shortest time allocated to submit the dissertation is 90 days.
Yes, the MBA-GM is awarded by GMU, Italy, hence it is globally accepted. However, different countries have different requirements, so they may enforce their own regulations on their educational institutes. Therefore, you are expected to check with the individual university you are interested in for further studies before you apply with us.
Under any unforeseen circumstances, if you want to withdraw from the program, you may apply for an Early Exit Award. Based on the credits earned and modules completed, you might receive a credit statement or a diploma or an extended diploma by paying the certification fee. You will be able to resume the course at a later date by re-enrolling and may resume from where you stopped, depending on the availability of that particular course at the time of re-enrollment.
Successful learners will be able to attend the annual graduation ceremony conducted in Italy. GMU will provide an invitation letter to all such learners which can be used for processing your visa for this purpose.