Executive Leadership

tbc logo 5The International School of Economics in Tbilisi (ISET), in cooperation with TBC Bank, invites applications for participation in the 2016/2017 “Executive Leadership” program, designed for young entrepreneurs and business executives who strive to take their careers to the next level.

The program is co-directed by Paata Gadzadze, First Deputy CEO at TBC Bank, and Eric Livny, President at ISET.

The program will include three major thematic blocks:

  • Business economics, policy and strategy
  • Financial analysis and decision-making
  • Innovative management and leadership

The program will be delivered by a unique group of faculty, recognized leaders in their respective fields: international academics, entrepreneurs, and business practitioners who are eager to share their knowledge and experience with younger colleagues.

In addition to gaining essential knowledge and practical skills, the participants will be exposed to outstanding role models – Georgian and international entrepreneurs, prominent scholars, and policymakers – who will contribute to the program through master classes and guest lectures.

By combining standard classroom interaction with team projects and presentations, the program will create a dynamic and enjoyable learning environment, maximizing the opportunities for professional networking and horizontal learning.

The program will be delivered over the course of 8 months, from November 2016 to June 2017, two to three times per week, during evening hours and weekends.

The language of instruction will be English.

Application deadline: November 6, 2016.

Who is the Program for?

The “Executive Leadership” program is tailored to the needs and interests of young entrepreneurs, mid-career professionals, business managers, and executives who want to upgrade their knowledge and functional skills in financial decisions, business management and leadership, and create further opportunities for their careers and businesses.

Program Structure

The program consists of three major thematic blocks:

  1. Business economics, policy and strategy
  2. Financial analysis and decision-making 
  3. Innovative management and leadership

Each course module in the program is designed to deliver knowledge and skills that are relevant for executive leadership: (i) foundational; (ii) functional (analysis and decision-making); (iii) integrative; (iv) technical; and (v) vision/perspective, as follows:

Foundation Functional Integrative Technical Perspective Classes,
Business Economics, Policy & Strategy
Strategic management
Eric Livny
Microeconomics for managers
Eric Livny
Business ethics
Chris Schlueter
Accounting and Financial Analysis
Corporate finance
David Tsiklauri
Financial accounting
Managerial accounting
Investment management
Vasil Revishvili
Financial markets and institutions
Levan Surguladze
Credit and financial risk management
Lela Chincharauli
Excel for financial analysis
Maksym Obrizan
Innovative Management and Leadership
Practical leadership and
management insights
Nika Kurdiani
Innovative marketing tools
Nino Egadze
Extra Curricular Activities

In addition to core courses, Georgian and international entrepreneurs, prominent scholars and policymakers will deliver seminars through master classes and guest speaking. Topics will include:

  • Effective corporate culture
  • Benchmarking
  • Presentation skills
  • The power of negations and persuasion
Tuition Payments

The cost of tuition for applicants in the “Executive Leadership” program is USD 1,600.

ISET welcomes individual as well as corporate applications. Companies nominating more than one candidate for participation in the program will be eligible for discounts of 20% for the second candidate, and 30% for every subsequent participant.

For inquiries about corporate sponsorship options, please contact ISET Dean of Students, Sopha Gujabidze: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuition can be paid in one or four installments. To hold their place in the class, participants will be required to make a non-refundable deposit payment of USD 100 by 14 November, 2016. Three additional payments of USD 500 will be required by 15 December, 2016, 1 March, and 1 May, 2017.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit following documents (in English) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:
  1. CVs 
  2. Letters of motivation
  3. Reference letters from employers or direct supervisors (if relevant) 
Application deadline:
November 6, 2016.
Admission decisions will be announced on
November 9, 2016.
Classes will begin on:
November 14, 2016.
Contact Us

For inquiries please contact Ms. Nino Mukhuradze, Academic Programs Coordinator at:

(+995 32) 250 71 77 ext. 102

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16, Zandukeli St,
0108 Tbilisi,

Telephone: (+995 32) 250 71 77
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Email: info@iset.ge