ALBA Graduate Business School

Introduction

ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece was founded in 1992 and operates under the auspices of the business community, an association of corporations and institutional organizations, currently numbering more than 90 members. ΑLΒΑ strives for excellence, quality and continuous innovation in research and teaching. ALBA offers graduate academic programs, most of which are internationally accredited by AMBA or EFMD. It is the leading Business School in Greece on the basis of career guidance, entrepreneurship education, executive in-house programs at top companies, and the outstanding placement record of its alumni. ALBA’s professors come from the best Universities worldwide such as Yale, London Business School, IMD etc. About 20% of full time students come from countries such as France, India, Russia, Serbia, Nigeria etc. In addition, a steadily growing network of partners across the world through exchange programs gives students the opportunity to build international networks of professional and social contacts, and benefit from the exchange of knowledge, experience and cultural insights.


Students from Harvard Law School, UC Hastings Law School, HHL, India National Law School etc competed each other at the Negotiation Challenge 2013 hosted by ALBA

Every year ALBA offers a number of scholarships to applicants who demonstrate a strong academic performance and/or an excellent professional track. The ALBA Career Office provides world class support to students and alumni. Through personal coaching, more than 10 focused workshops, career panels, job shadowing, internships and countless company visits, students get prepared to seek the best jobs internationally. The annual Career Forum attracts more than 100 recruiters and is the ground for more than 1500 interviews in less than a week. ALBA subscribes and offers to students and alumni all major international recruitment/placement services.


In addition to its academic programs, ALBA offers high-quality executive education in order to meet the needs of large domestic and international corporate clients. These programs range from open enrollment seminars to customized solutions. More than 11000 executives have attended Executive Development Programs at ALBA.


The ALBA alumni body comprises approximately 3.000 distinguished individuals who form a group of young and dynamic managers in the process of building challenging careers, while at the same time enhancing ALBA's reputation in the Greek and international business communities.

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MSc in Business for Lawyers

Campus 16 months September 2016 Greece Athens

Clients are in need of lawyers who understand their business. The ALBA MSc in Business for Lawyers Program is the only academic qualification that prepares lawyers to confront complex problems [+]

MSc in Business for Lawyers

 

Clients are in need of lawyers who understand their business. The ALBA MSc in Business for Lawyers Program is the only academic qualification that prepares lawyers to confront complex problems in the corporate environment and financial markets.

 

The Program enables legal professionals to gain a solid theoretical understanding as well as a practical approach to economic and financial issues related to the day-to day operations of a business firm.  The Program provides a unique learning experience that promotes collaboration and leadership competencies in an interdisciplinary curriculum.

 

 

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MSc in Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 Greece Athens + 1 more

This ground-breaking and exciting program develops entrepreneurial skills, knowledge and experience. Changing the rules of the enterprise education game, the degree prepares learners to live, craft, master and create entrepreneurship. [+]

This ground-breaking and exciting program develops entrepreneurial skills, knowledge and experience. Changing the rules of the enterprise education game, the degree prepares learners to live, craft, master and create entrepreneurship. The MSc in Entrepreneurship is built upon the concept of Effectuation, a logic of entrepreneurial expertise that both novice and experienced entrepreneurs can use in the highly unpredictable start-up phase of a venture to reduce failure costs for the entrepreneur. The MSc in Entrepreneurship is an experience that takes place both in the real world of the entrepreneur, and within ALBA’s “Business Unusual” classrooms, balancing the practice of entrepreneurship with the mastery of core concepts. From generating creative ideas to launching innovative “happenings”, from building a strong business model to detailed financial planning, the MSc in Entrepreneurship prepares participants for creating and leading the new ventures of the future. Why is Entrepreneurship for you? Cultivate your entrepreneurial mindset to create options for your future. No matter if you choose to start your own business, rejuvenate your family's business, join a promising start up or work for one of the big multinationals, your entrepreneurial mindset will be a highly valued asset. How we do it The MSc in Entrepreneurship is based on four pillars, running in parallel throughout the degree: Live it, Craft it, Master it and Create it. Each pillar will help you prepare for your entrepreneurial journey. Why do it ALBA is among the elite entrepreneurial schools in Europe, with a long tradition in academic and research excellence. We focus on creativity, team work and action learning, while we draw on our local and international networks for high profile Academics and Practitioners. Who should do it We are looking for high-potential young individuals with a passion for entrepreneurship, and the dream of building an entrepreneurial career. A career either within their own business or as part of a fast growing young business. Applicants with one or more missing documents will not be processed until these documents are received. Admission to the Program is decided by the Admissions Committee on the basis of the qualifications and the applicant's personality and commitment. *Tuition Fees for the entry year September 2015: €12,500 paid in installment. Special scholarships up to 40% on tuition fees and up to 50% on accommodation for International students. Deadline for the Next Round of Admissions:May 2015 Final Deadline of Admissions for International Students who require educational VISA: May 2015 ALBA accepts applications all year round & candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. However, applications received after the beginning of the program will not be reviewed for the current intake, but will certainly be reviewed for next year's intake. [-]

MSc in Finance

Campus Full time 14 months September 2016 Greece Athens

The program aims at preparing aspiring and seasoned finance professionals equipped with the skills, knowledge and expertise required for a successful career in the demanding and highly rewarding world of finance. [+]

MSc in Finance Our MSc in Finance has been awarded a CFA Program Partner status by CFA Institute. CFA Institute is certifying that at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge® (CBOK®) is embedded into our MSc in Finance curriculum. Additionally, it has been included in the Financial Times’ 2007, 2009 and 2010 Special Report on “Financial Training”, along with the most renowned MSc in Finance Programs in Europe, North America and Asia. The MSc in Finance aims at preparing aspiring and seasoned finance professionals equipped with the skills, knowledge and expertise required for a successful career in the demanding and highly rewarding world of finance. The MSc in Finance is widely acknowledged as the premier academic qualification for those interested in a career in areas such as banking, corporate finance, investment management, risk management and treasury management. Program Structure The MSc in Finance is a 14 month program which commences every September. Courses are taking place during weekdays between 18:00 – 22:00. In some exceptional cases class sessions might taking place during weekends. Highlights of the MSc in Finance: The Core Courses provide a thorough and deep understanding of the theory and practice of modern finance, while the Specialization and the Elective Courses prepare students to become specialists in the field of financial and investment decision making. Moreover, the wide range of specialization and elective courses offers a unique competitive advantage to the Program, as it gives students the opportunity to customize the Program at their professional needs. Dissertation provides students a chance to study in depth, real world financial issues. The Program culminates with the Security Analysis course which puts into practice the ideas, concepts and techniques that students have learned in the program to analyze and value a company. In addition, students must also attend a number of workshops and other related activities. Extensive opportunities to take courses abroad through student exchange agreements with a large network of top Business Schools worldwide. After Completing the Program Participants should be able to: Comprehend qualitatively and quantitatively the core areas of finance Understand current trends and practices in the financial industry. Excellence in teaching: Understand and critically evaluate the practical applications of financial theories and techniques and how they are used in the financial industry Apply the techniques and methods of finance to conduct independent research projects Display strong analytical and communication skills Appreciate the importance of business ethics and corporate social responsibility The MSc in Finance Applicant Profile In order to apply for the MSc in Finance candidates should have a good quantitative background, with degrees in Business, Economics, Engineering or Science, a genuine interest in finance, leadership potential, good communication skills and ample motivation to succeed. In addition, since English is the language of instruction, it is essential that all participants have excellent command of the English language. GMAT score is expected as it will strengthen the application. Admissions Process Two options to apply: 1. Application Online (fill out the application form, scan and submit your documents, then send the original copies to ALBA) ALBA's application form, including two recent photographs 2. Application form in hard copy (available to download through the Application online system) send to the office along with the original copies Candidates to be considered for the MSc in Finance Program must submit the following documents: ALBA application form, including recent photograph in jpeg format (or two photos in print) Two letters of recommendation which can be submitted online or using the printed forms (in Greek) - (in English) Official transcripts as well as certified copies of degrees from each undergraduate, graduate or professional degree earned. Applicants, who cannot obtain an official transcript in a reasonable time, may send a photocopy of unofficial transcripts as a temporary substitute in order to expedite the evaluation process Proof of competence in the English language. Candidates are required to either hold the Proficiency or take the TOEFL (100 minimum score-ALBA code 0942), or the IELTS (7.0 minimum score), unless their Bachelor's degree has been awarded from an English speaking academic institution Three Essays A minimum GMAT score of 550 is expected (ALBA MSc in Finance code 3BM-38-98) Receipt of the non-refundable application fee's [€60] deposit (Alpha Bank account No. 101-00-2320-011893, IBAN: GR21 0140 1010 1010 0232 0011 893, SWIFT (BIC) CODE: CRBAGRAAXXX) or charge of credit card (VISA or MASTERCARD) Applications with one or more missing documents will not be processed until these documents are received. Admission to the Program is decided by the Admissions Committee on the basis of the qualifications and the applicant's personality and commitment. *Tuition Fees for the entry year September 2015: €12,500 paid in installment. Special scholarships up to 40% on tuition fees and up to 50% on accommodation for International students. Deadline for the Next Round of Admissions: May 2015 Final Deadline of Admissions for International Students who require educational VISA: May 2015 ALBA accepts applications all year round & candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. However, applications received after the beginning of the program will not be reviewed for the current intake, but will certainly be reviewed for next year's intake. [-]

MSc in International Business and Management

Campus 12 - 14 months September 2016 Greece Athens

The MSc in international business and management prepares knowledgeable and action-oriented young professionals for an energetic entry into the globally competitive world of business. [+]

MSc in International Business and Management The MSc in international business and management prepares knowledgeable and action-oriented young professionals for an energetic entry into the globally competitive world of business. The ALBA MSc in International Business and Management is designed for: Recent graduates from any discipline who wish to work in business and management Recent graduates in business, management or economics seeking in-depth insight into the mechanisms of the global economy as well as the strategy and operations of the international corporation Young professionals with limited experience who want to enhance their employability in the local and the international labor market Program Structure The MSc in International Business and Management is a program which commences every September. Classes are held during weekdays between 18:00 – 22:00. The program's duration is 12 months and professionals have the option to extend their studies for two (2) extra months, with a total duration of 14 months. Through lectures, case studies and group project-based work during the core modules, students will gain the knowledge of key management areas developing the skills related to modern management techniques. The elective courses and the dissertation at the final stage of the program help students become independent thinkers as they will critically assess and challenge the established models of management and propose innovative ways of addressing key challenges at work. Internship Program The program of study concludes the spring/summer internship, providing the students with the opportunity of applying the knowledge models and skills learned in class in real life business. An Internship brings together the academic with the business world, providing benefits both to students and companies. Due to its importance, the internship has the statue of a course. Instead of the Internship, professionals have the opportunity to follow the Professional Development path, providing them the opportunity to work on their current job position. Companies interested in interns should contact our Career Development Manager, Maria Melioti: mmelioti@alba.edu.gr, 210-89 64 531 ext. 2262, for further information, details and / or questions on the process. Highlights of the Program: Distinct focus on the architecture of the global trade and financial systems An applied perspective within every single course, culminating with the strategic business planning capstone course Mandatory spring/summer internship for all students Extensive opportunities to take courses abroad through student exchange agreements with a large network of top Business Schools worldwide. Optional research dissertation for those interested in pursuing a PhD Graduates of the MSc in International Business and Management choosing to take The ALBA MBA after having acquired the necessary work experience, will have three courses waived, in addition to the ALBA Alumni discount (Rules and conditions apply) Admission Process Two options to apply: 1. Application online (fill out the application form, scan and submit your documents, then send the original copies to ALBA). 2. Application form in hard copy (available to download through the online application system) sent to the program office along with the original copies. Candidates to be considered for the MSc in International Business & Management Program must submit the following documents: ALBA application form, including recent photograph in jpeg format (or two photos in print) Two letters of recommendation which can be submitted online or using the printed forms in Greek - in English Official transcripts as well as certified copies of degrees from each undergraduate, graduate or professional degree earned. Applicants, who cannot obtain an official transcript in a reasonable time, may send a photocopy of unofficial transcripts as a temporary substitute in order to expedite the evaluation process Proof of competence in the English language.Candidates are required to either hold the Proficiency or take the TOEFL (100 minimum score-ALBA code 0942), or the IELTS(7.0 minimum score), unless their Bachelor's degree has been awarded from an English speaking academic institution Three Essays A minimum GMAT score of 550 is expected(ALBA MSc in Finance code 3BM-38-98) Receipt of the non-refundable application fee's [€60] deposit (Alpha Bank account No. 101-00-2320-011893, IBAN: GR21 0140 1010 1010 0232 0011 893, SWIFT (BIC) CODE: CRBAGRAAXXX) or charge of credit card (VISA or MASTERCARD) All candidates will be asked to go through a personal interview. Applications with one or more missing documents will not be processed until these documents are received. Admission to the Program is decided by the Admissions Committee on the basis of the qualifications and the applicant's personality and commitment. *Tuition Fees for the entry year September 2015: €12,500 paid in installment. Special scholarships up to 40% on tuition fees and up to 50% on accommodation for International students. Deadline for the Next Round of Admissions: May 2015 Final Deadline of Admissions for International Students who require educational VISA: May 2015 ALBA accepts applications all year round & candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. However, applications received after the beginning of the program will not be reviewed for the current intake, but will certainly be reviewed for next year's intake. [-]

MSc in Marketing

Campus 12 months September 2016 Greece Athens

Through a combination of analytics and creativity, the MSc in Marketing will help you improve marketing decision-making in an applied and managerially relevant manner, enabling you to position [+]

MSc in Marketing

 

Through a combination of analytics and creativity, the MSc in Marketing will help you improve marketing decision-making in an applied and managerially relevant manner, enabling you to position yourself as a strong human brand in the market for marketing professionals, for the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them (Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics, Book II).

 

The duration of the MSc in Marketing program is 12 months and courses are held weekdays, during evenings.  Highlights of the Program

A Focus on Applied Learning: The program is purposefully designed to continuously provide students with opportunities to test the practical relevance of the marketing topics taught. Through project work, case study analysis, and software applications students are encouraged to apply theory on actual business data.... [-]


MSc in Risk Management

Campus Full time Part time 14 months September 2016 Greece Athens + 1 more

Risk management is recognized as an essential business function for protecting the long term interests of creditors, shareholders, customers and society at large. [+]

MSc in Risk Management Pursue a career dealing with some of the hottest challenges in business today: Measure and manage risks related to trade receivables, borrowing, and production and supply costs. Identify operational risks in all areas of business. In pursuit of higher returns, reign in on growing market volatilities. Control the credit, capital and other financial risks inherent in banking and insurance institutions. Join the ranks of the globally growing profession of risk management and help organizations in all industries become more resilient amidst unprecedented uncertainty. Risk management is recognized as an essential business function for protecting the long term interests of creditors, shareholders, customers and society at large. A specialist academic qualification in financial and operational risk management is now sought after by employers the world over. In a world dominated by uncertainty, prudent managers must calculate the relevant risks before taking any decision. The MSc in Risk Management is designed to develop professionals equipped with the knowledge and the analytical skills that will enable them to identify, measure and manage the financial and operational risks latent in every investment, business decision or transaction. The significant social costs paid by many societies due to the recent financial crisis, highlight the importance of effective risk management. Three pillars are currently recognized as essential for managing risk effectively: policies, methodologies and infrastructure. A common denominator of all three pillars is the need for risk-informed human resources. Policies are designed, applied and monitored by managers who understand the dynamics and implications of tail risks. Rigorous methodologies are developed and validated by risk officers with the appropriate quantitative skills. Technology assists risk-educated managers to measure the risk of an asset or an asset portfolio, while financial innovation provides the tools for effective risk mitigation. A state-of-the-art program designed for Graduates with a quantitative background in pursuit of a career in risk divisions of financial institutions, large corporations or investment companies. Managers who engage in risk taking activities Professionals responsible for monitoring risk and reporting to senior management. Management consultants specialized in risk solutions Regulation/compliance officers responsible for supervising business units, enterprises or financial system participants. Duration of the Program: The program commences every September and its duration is 14 months. All courses are held in evening sessions from 18:00 till 22:00. 
Contributing to the development of a risk aware business community Hands-on: specialization courses are tailored to address pragmatic challenges faced by risk management practitioners. Integrated: The modular structure of the curriculum ensures that the program is well balanced around four themes: competency in quantitative skills, knowledge of financial theory, advanced analytics, and ability to measure and mitigate risk. Aware: Studying risk dynamics allows for a deeper understanding of the contagion mechanisms that created global financial crisis with significant impact on societies. Innovative: the program offers the opportunity to study issues that differentiate from standard finance curricula such as the challenges faced by financial institutions, the role of regulation in promoting financial stability and the application of quantitative processes that focus on tail risks. Through the MSc in Risk Management Program, you will: Develop an appreciation of financial & operational risks faced by financial institutions, corporations and market investors. Strengthen quantitative skills required for measuring the impact of extreme events. Learn to utilize the tools, methods and processes for managing risks. Understand financial theory and market dynamics. Become up to date with the latest trends and practices in risk regulation. Embrace values for sustainable and socially responsible decision making. The MSc in Risk Management Applicant Profile In order to apply for the MSc in Risk Management candidates should have a good quantitative background, with degrees in Business, Economics, Engineering or Science, a genuine interest in finance, leadership potential, good communication skills and ample motivation to succeed. In addition, since English is the language of instruction, it is essential that all participants have excellent command of the English language and to be currently employed (valid for the part time program only). Candidates to be considered for this Program must submit the following documents: ALBA application form, including recent photograph in jpeg format (or two photos in print) Two letters of recommendation Official transcripts as well as certified copies of degrees from each undergraduate, graduate or professional degree earned. Applicants, who cannot obtain an official transcript in a reasonable time, may send a photocopy of unofficial transcripts as a temporary substitute in order to expedite the evaluation process Proof of competence in the English language. Candidates are required to either hold the Proficiency or take the TOEFL (100 minimum score-ALBA code 0942), or the IELTS (7.0 minimum score), unless their Bachelor's degree has been awarded from an English speaking academic institution Three Essays A minimum GMAT score of 550 is expected Receipt of the non-refundable application fee's [€60] deposit Applications with one or more missing documents will not be processed until these documents are received. Admission to the Program is decided by the Admissions Committee on the basis of the qualifications and the applicant's personality and commitment. *Tuition Fees for the entry year September 2015: €12,500 paid in installment. Special scholarships up to 40% on tuition fees and up to 50% on accommodation for International students. Final Deadline of Admissions for International Students who require educational VISA: May 2015 


 Deadline for the Next Round of Admissions: May 2015 ALBA accepts applications all year round & candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. However, applications received after the beginning of the program will not be reviewed for the current intake, but will certainly be reviewed for next year's intake. [-]

MSc in Shipping Management

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 Greece Athens + 1 more

More than 90% of the World’s trade is transported by ships. Shipping is one of the most important sectors in the global economy. As a globally competitive industry, it is not influenced by [+]

MSc in Shipping Management

 

More than 90% of the World’s trade is transported by ships.Shipping is one of the most important sectors in the global economy. As a globally competitive industry, it is not influenced by the current situation in the Greek economy.

The MSc in Shipping Management is designed to develop professionals equipped with the skills, knowledge and expertise required for a successful career in the demanding and highly competitive world of Shipping.

The program provides students with a holistic and in depth knowledge of the most important issues in modern commercial shipping. Students will gain solid foundations of ship management, maritime economics, ship technology, chartering, maritime law, insurance, risk and strategic management, which are particularly relevant for companies in this sector.... [-]


MSc in Strategic HRM

Campus Part time 14 months January 2016 Greece Athens

Tailored to the needs of professionals with a commitment to HR who wish to advance their career in the dynamically changing environment of human resource management [+]

MSc in Strategic HRM

 

Tailored to the needs of professionals with a commitment to HR who wish to advance their career in the dynamically changing environment of human resource management.

 

Human Resource Management is currently one of the fastest-growing management fields. Organizations are increasingly recognizing the strategic role of human capital for achieving significant business results, sustainable growth and innovation.

 

 

The ALBA MSc in Strategic HRM is designed for:

The new generation of HR professionals that will act as strategic partners and effectively align people strategies with business strategies Other professionals in managerial responsibilities who will strategically lead their organizations' human capital and act as coaches and unleash their people's talents and full potential. ... [-]

MSc in Tourism Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 Greece Athens + 1 more

The program emphasizes the cross-cultural, moral, ethical, institutional and environmental issues in the management of tourism organizations, while covering all specialized business and operational skills. [+]

Pursue a career in the world’s largest industry. The tourism sector fuels growth and job creation around the world, at sustained pace, according to the World Tourism Organization: - Represents approximately 9% of the global economy. - Has created approximately 69 million new jobs in the past 10 years. The Greek tourism industry is one of the most dynamic fields of employment in the country, according to SETE, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises: - Represents 16.4% of the country’s GDP. - Supports 18.3% of total domestic employment, directly employing nearly 700.000 people across all skill levels. The ALBA MSc in Tourism Management is designed to: Develop professionals with the knowledge, skills and values required for a successful career in the national and international tourism industry. Assist small and medium sized tourism enterprises in acquiring the advanced professional managerial talent required, in order to survive and compete in the global market. This program is for: - Entrepreneurs in tourism business. - Members of family tourism business. - Young professionals in hospitality, tour operators, tour guides, travel agencies (air, land and sea), event and conference organizers, cruise makers, leisure and entertainment organizers, real estate developers. The program emphasizes the cross-cultural, moral, ethical, institutional and environmental issues in the management of tourism organizations, while covering all specialized business and operational skills. Graduates of the program will be able to: - Identify new trends and the requirements of employers, and adapt and respond effectively, to ensure sustainability at the organizational and societal level. - Provide outstanding service along international standards and managing successfully people and the complexities of hospitality and the tourism industry. - Command the theory and practice in all aspects of running a tourism business: strategy, finance, marketing, operations, human resources, revenue management. - Contribute to the management and organization of: hospitality, travel, destination, management, event management, people management, conference, cruise, leisure, entertainment, hotel sales channel management and real estate development. - Handle the internal IT systems and online media channels necessary for digital marketing and operations. Highlights of the Program The program blends the requisite specialist operational knowledge and skills, with advanced managerial competencies, in order to educate the new generation of tourism executives. Academic rigor with practical know-how: academic courses are combined with specialized workshops by leading industry experts tailored to address realistic technological and management challenges in travel, destination, cruise, event, conference, leisure and entertainment management. Strategic Partnership with Costa Navarino: Specialized workshops by Costa Navarino professionals, tailored to address challenges in hospitality and destination management. Internship: Opportunity to spend two months at the heart of the tourism season at Costa Navarino, c.v. inclusion into a global employment database and access to the most exciting online and classroom training programs. Three-day visits at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, located at the first resort area in Costa Navarino. Costa Navarino is the prime, sustainable destination in Messinia, southwest Peloponnese, encompassing luxury resort hotels, high-end residences, a new golf destination, spa, sports & leisure facilities, as well as authentic cultural experiences Ideal location: The program is offered in Greece, a country with a long-standing tradition in tourism. Part of the program will be offered on the ALBA campus, at the heart of Athens. Links to the industry: Students will benefit from the close links between ALBA and the Greek tourism community. Applicants with one or more missing documents will not be processed until these documents are received. Admission to the Program is decided by the Admissions Committee on the basis of the qualifications and the applicant's personality and commitment. *Tuition Fees for the entry year September 2015: €12,500 paid in installment. Special scholarships up to 40% on tuition fees and up to 50% on accommodation for International students. Deadline for the Next Round of Admissions:May 2015 Final Deadline of Admissions for International Students who require educational VISA: May 2015 ALBA accepts applications all year round & candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. However, applications received after the beginning of the program will not be reviewed for the current intake, but will certainly be reviewed for next year's intake. [-]

Contact

Alba Graduate Business School

Address Xenias 6
Athens, GR
Phone +30 21 0896 4737