Presentation in Albania of the EADA - Epoka University joint programme

June 11th, 2015

Presentation in Albania of the EADA - Epoka University joint programme

Presentation in Albania of the EADA - Epoka University joint programme

Photo taken at the entrance of Agna Group’s headquarters. From left to right: Nigel Hayes, director of the EADA International Master in Finance and the Masters in Management, Artan Koxhuku, Human Resources manager of Agna Group, Dr. Gungor Turan, dean of the EPOKA Economics and Administrative Sciences faculty,  Dr. Urmat Ryskulov, Head of the EPOKA Banking and Finance department and Ana Muñoz, associate director of EADA International Degree Programmes.

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The programme’s strong points

According to Nigel Hayes, director of the EADA International Master in Finance and the International Master in Management, it constitutes a unique opportunity for the students taking the programme. In his opinion, “one of the key advantages is the opportunity they will have to network with other participants on EADA’s full-time, as well as other international groups, some of them from Peru and Colombia”. He goes on to add that “taking into account that the main challenge for Albanian companies is international expansion, these contacts may lead to strategic agreements helping them to enter other markets”.

Furthermore, Nigel emphasises the programme’s approach, “with subjects jointly designed by professors from both institutions to address the real needs of Albanian executives and managers”. He refers especially to “skills related with leadership, working in teams, communication and identifying opportunities at a local, national and global level”.

Visit to Albanian companies

As part of this collaboration, Nigel travelled to Albania last April with Ana Muñoz, associate director of EADA’s International Degree Programmes, where they met with the heads of Epoka University and visited various companies to present the programme to enrolled participates and prospective candidates.

After visiting well known companies in the country such as Alb TelekomAgna GroupAmerican HospitalBKT (National Commerce Bank) and Coca-Cola, Ana Muñoz remarked that “there is a great deal of talent in Albania” mainly, young very well qualified profiles but who do not have ready access to the latest management trends in other countries”. She also pointed out that “it is a growing market, with really strong companies both local and subsidiaries of international firms, but which lack projection towards other markets”. Hence Muñoz considers that “the EADA - Epoka University programme perfectly addresses all the needs that Albanian managers and executives have today”.

What’s more, Nigel Hayes had the chance to answer the queries of various participants following his presentation of the programme at the business academy in ALB Telekom. “They all showed a great deal of interest in this training offering and above all in the subjects which will be covered during the modules taught on our campus, the EADA learning methodology and the chance to make contacts with participants from other countries” Nigel added.