Course Summary

Course Description

One-Year Executive MBA

Speed and intensity make IEDC’s One-Year Executive MBA Program unique for those interested in fast and deep transformation. Starting with two extended modules of five weeks each, and finishing up with shorter four- and three-weeks modules, this program offers you profound integration of material, a unique platform for relationship building, and intense experiences mimicking the rapidly changing international environment you have to succeed in.

The 2013 intake is already open. The first wave of applications is accepted until July 15th, 2012; the general admission deadline is October 1st, 2012. Any applications received after October 2nd, will be placed on a waiting list.

In June 2008 the IEDC EMBA program was accredited as a second degree program according to Bologna. Accreditation is valued for all candidates who are or will be enrolled to the program after October 1, 2008. Program is valued 120 ECTS.

Who are the participants?

Typically ranging in age from 28 to 45 years, participants have completed university degree and an average of 9 years of meaningful work experience. Since 1991, managers from 37 countries have attended the IEDC One-Year Executive MBA program.

A modular approach

The One-Year Executive MBA is structured as a modular program. The modular approach enables participants to join the Executive MBA without leaving their job, and allows them to implement their knowledge and skills in their companies between modules. During the modules the workload is heavy and participants are expected to fully devote their time to their studies. However, between the modules participants have minimal study obligations and can pay full attention to their jobs.

One-Year Executive MBA Program has 17 residential weeks at the IEDC-Bled School of Management, structured in a series of modules. The one-year program is designed in 4 intensive modules.
The schedule of One-Year EMBA 2013 Program looks as following:

Mod I: 3 Feb – 9 Mar (5 weeks)
Mod II: 6 May – 8 Jun (5 weeks)
Mod III: 2 Sep – 28 Sep (4 weeks)
Mod IV: 18 Nov – 5 Dec (3 weeks)

6 December 2013

First wave of applications until July 15th, 2012; the general deadline to submit applications for One-Year EMBA program is October, 1st, 2012.

A day during the Executive MBA

A normal working day during the Executive MBA program includes several class sessions in the form of lectures, case study discussions or computer simulations as well as individual study and group work. Lectures are from Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 17.00, and on Saturdays from 8.30 to 17.00. Some Sundays are also occupied. The evening workload is usually quite heavy and the working day rarely ends before 22.00 (taking into account group work and individual assignments).

How are participants evaluated?

Participants of the One-Year Executive MBA programs must achieve a required standard of performance in order to be awarded the final diploma. Regular attendance is required at all times and is a condition for graduation. The Executive MBA evaluation is based on the following mix of the four criteria:

  • Participation and contribution in groups and class discussions - 15%
  • Individual examinations - 30%
  • End-of-module exercises - 25%, and
  • Project work - 30%.


The program fees for the One-Year Executive MBA 2013 program, which cover tuition and classroom materials, total 23,000 euro. Limited scholarships are available. Click here for more details on admission and scholarship process.

Attending IEDC EMBA has helped me to significantly change and improve my career path. When I was enrolling the EMBA program I took a loan to finance it and lots of people were asking me why would I do that. I knew at that time, that it was a right move, and today looking back on those days, I'm sure, would I be to decide again, I would certainly do the same.

Nenad Buljan, Managing Director at Modus Melior d.o.o., Croatia
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