ALBA Graduate Business School

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 Greece Athens
September 2015

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.

 

 

The ALBA MSc in Business for Lawyers is designed for legal professionals who:... [-]

MSc in Entrepreneurship

Campus Greece Athens
September 2015

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. [+]

{title_short}. 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 Greece Athens
September 2015

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 [+]

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.Full Time and Part Time mode: The program commences every September and is offered on a full-time (11 months) and part-time (23 months) basis. Courses for the full-time participants are held during mornings and evenings, whereas classes for part-time participants are held in the evening.  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 is optional and 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.... [-]

MSc in International Business and Management

Campus

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 [+]

{title_short}. 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 ... [-]

MSc in Marketing

Campus Greece Athens
September 2015

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 Greece Athens
September 2015

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 [+]

{title_short}. 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.... [-]

MSc in Shipping Management

Campus Greece Athens
September 2015

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 Greece Athens
January 2015

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 [+]

{title_short}. 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 Greece Athens
October 2015

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. [-]


Alba Graduate Business School
Address: Xenias 6
Athens, GR
Phone: +30 21 0896 4737