Double Degree MBA Programme - UBIS

We are proud to inform you thatin September 2016 Western Universityin Baku has launched a brand new MBA programme in cooperation with University of Business and International Studies (UBIS).

UBIS is an internationally-accredited university based in Geneva with campuses in London and Washington.UBIS MBA Programmes are accredited by EDUQUA, European Council for Business Education (ECBE) and Advancing Academic Quality in Business Education Worldwide (IACBE).


The MBA programme will be jointly taught by both UBIS and WU faculty, who are experts in their field with solid teaching experience to ensure that the degree is relevant to the changing global environment.


Students will also enjoy an opportunity to visit Geneva for a short-term summer school.

The MBA programme will improve decision making, provide a functional business foundation and enhance students’ analytical, communication, problem-solving and leadership skills.


The MBA programme is an excellent path to positions in the areas of marketing, sales, accounting, finance, human resources, customer service and public relations.

Facts and figures

Degree: double – degree MBA

Duration: 2 years

Credits: 120 ETCS/ 48 US credits

Language: English

Campus: Icheri Sheher

Intake: September 15 and February 5



·Two Master’s Degrees in two years’ time

·Evening classes allow one to combine work and study

·100 % English language instruction

·Practice oriented programme involving case studies, simulations and joint projects

·Professional teachers, who are experts in business industry

·Enhanced career opportunities

·Summer school in Geneva

·Affordable tuition fee

Programme Calendar

Term 1

Business English

Business Psychology

Organizational Behavior

Business Administration



Project Management

Financial Markets and Institutions

Term 2

International HR Management

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Managerial Accounting

Corporate Strategy

Research Methodology

Summer School in Geneva- July 2016

Term 3

Investment Management


Corporate Finance

Corporate Social Responsibility

Web strategies

Term 4

Master’s Thesis Preparation and Defence


WU attracts a top classfacultywho are experts in their own fields with strong academic background and teaching experience. Many faculty members have global experiences, which combined with their passion for teaching, enableMBA students to grasp and gain the skills required to lead organizations.

Ross Douglas

MA in Tesol

Has been teaching for 20 years in three countries.

Emin Teymurov

Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida

Master’s degree from the American University, USA.

Doctor of International Relations Degree from the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations.

Aygun Rahimova

The Nottingham Trent University

CIPD,Postgraduate Diploma in HRM

HR Advisor, BP office in Baku

Parviz Hajiyev

Istanbul University, TURKEY

PhD in Economy

Istanbul University, TURKEY

MBA in Finance

Manager of CIS countries at BAYCORP SA Istanbul/ TURKEY

UBIS Faculty

Former Corporate Auditor, Lufthansa German Airlines

Former Head News Service/Communications Manager, World Wide

Fund for Nature International (WWF)

Former HR O_cer, EADS

Former Vice President-Middle East & Africa, PepsiCola International

Former Resident Vice President-Global Corporate & Investment Bank,


Former Director General, Pommery, LVMH



We welcome applications from students from all around the world.

The highly international nature of the programme makes it suitable for people who want international mobility.

International Office at WU offers a wide range of resources for international students to help them manage the transition to Azerbaijan. We are here to help our international students have a rewarding and fulfillingexperience while at WU.

·Orientation tour

·Counseling Services

·Accommodation placement

·Work placement

Please contact International Affairs office for more information at

How to apply

Candidates are required to have B1 or IELTS 6.0.

All candidates will take an admission interview with the faculty members.

If you would like to apply for the MBA programme, please complete the application form and send it to along with the following documents:

·Copy of Bachelor’s Diploma and transcripts

·2 photos

·IELTS/TOEFL certificate or equivalent

·Copy of an international passport

Deadline for applications: September5 ( Intake 1) or January 20 (Intake 2)

Information session

We hold informalMBA drop-in sessionson campus, where you can talk to a member of the Admissions Team. Please to register in advance.