Athens University of Economics & Business


Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) was founded in 1920 and is today considered as one of the most competitive universities, at the European level, in the fields of Economics, Business Administration, Informatics, Statistics, Marketing, Accounting and Finance. Nearly a century after its establishment, AUEB continues to transmit knowledge in the scientific fields it fosters, to promote effective and innovative management practices, and to contribute to the development of the Greek and the international community, with a view towards the balance between excellence and social contribution. Every year more than a thousand students graduate from the University.

AUEB has a total of more than 26,000 graduates, who constitute a driving force not only in the Greek but also in the international Economy and Management. Furthermore, AUEB ranks among the highest in the preferences of potential students each year in the disciplines it addresses. The goal of AUEB is not only to provide its students with theoretical knowledge in conjunction with modern analytical tools, but also to provide them the opportunity to develop their personal skills, such as critical thinking and individual initiative. Combining tradition with innovation and research with application, focused on quality and extroversion, and being responsive to the needs of society, AUEB enjoys an outstanding reputation stemming from the high level of teaching it offers and the provision of modern academic programs that incorporate the latest international developments, based on the requirements of today’s labor market.

“…The goal of our University is to serve as a center of education and scientific excellence, democracy, meritocracy, extroversion, transparency and social accountability, and as a source of intellectual wealth for our country, especially in these difficult times that Greece is going through. We want our students to acquire the best scientific training possible, which will enable them to become successful professionals in Europe and worldwide. Simultaneously, despite its limited financial capacity, AUEB offers its students a host of cultural, athletic and other activities and services, contributing to the fullest possible extent to their well-rounded personal development. We endeavor to develop an on-going relationship with our students. By maintaining and further developing long-term and close cooperation with the Greek business world, AUEB facilitates and supports, through its services, the career placements of its graduates. With a strong sense of responsibility, AUEB contributes decisively to the creation of the most important resource a country can have: its human capital…”

Professor Konstantine Gatsios, Rector

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MSc in Business Analytics

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Greece Athens

The Athens University of Economics and Business MSc in Business Analytics program covers in detail theoretical concepts on business, statistics and data management, while it recognizes the importance of practical training on systems and tools. [+]

The Athens University of Economics and Business MSc in Business Analytics program covers in detail theoretical concepts on business, statistics and data management, while it recognizes the importance of practical training on systems and tools. Program’s structure & philosophy Several factors have been taken into consideration to structure the content of the program: existing programs on business analytics and data science in business schools and engineering/CS departments at well known universities worldwide, proposals and suggestions of members of the advisory committee of the program, consisting of university professors and industry experts in the US and Asia, evaluations, comments and feedback of the participants in AUEB’s seminars and specialization programs on Big Data and Business Analytics during the last two years. In brief, the program covers in detail theoretical concepts on business, statistics and data management, while it recognizes the importance of practical training on systems and tools. In addition, special care has been given to the “breadth requirement”: exposure on analytics applications in different fields and domains. The result is a well-balanced program between theory and practice. Theoretical concepts account for 50% of the program, systems and tools account for 25% of the program and the “breadth requirement” accounts for another 25% of the program. Theoretical concepts fall in four broad thematic areas: Business Environment and Processes (Information Systems & Business Process Management, Enterprise Information Systems, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Privacy and Data Protection) Statistics (Statistics for Business Analytics I, Statistics for Business Analytics II) Data Management (Data Management & Business Intelligence, Big Data Systems) Optimization and Knowledge Discovery (Large-scale Optimization, Mining Big Datasets, Social Network Analysis & Social Media Analytics) Practical training on system and tools involve the following platforms: IBM, SAS, R, Hadoop and related projects, Spark, MongoDB, Redis, Neo4j, Python (tentatively). Finally, case studies will be presented in the context of finance, marketing, health, energy, human resources, transportation, supply chain analytics. Goals & Expectations The goal of the program is to prepare students to get involved upon completion of the program in the design, implementation and deployment of real analytics applications. To achieve so, the program involves courses in the areas of business, data management, statistics, machine learning, optimization and visualization, combined with rigorous training on systems and tools. However, special emphasis has been given to the “domain expertise” dimension of the program: most data scientists agree that exposure to analytics implementation in different sectors is probably the most valuable skill of a data scientist. As a result, a full course, managed by leading industrial partners, is devoted to real case studies on health/insurance/energy/human resources/public sector/transportation/supply-chain analytics. Graduates of the program should be able to use theoretical concepts and analytical tools to efficiently and productively manage and analyze the information of a fast-paced, constantly-changing, data-rich universe. Applicants’ Profile & Requirements The program is seeking competent, self-motivated individuals with strong quantitative skills. To apply to the Master of Science in Business Analytics program, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree. All fields will be considered, but management science, business administration, mathematics, physics, statistics, engineering and computer science seem a natural fit for the program. Some knowledge on basic IT concepts, such as basic programming, is assumed. The student population is expected to be bi-modal: some students will be skewed more towards technology and others more towards business. This is a challenge (to keep a good balance between the two) and an opportunity (to make them learn from each other) at the same time. All applicants should have demonstrated academic success as evidenced by undergraduate and graduate courses and grades. The admissions process is meticulous and selective, but also considerate of the candidate’s skills, competencies and accomplishments as a whole. The requirements to apply include a bachelor’s degree, recommendation letters and proficiency on English language. GRE or GMAT scores are strongly suggested only for the full-time program. Working experience is preferred, but not required for the part-time program. On Business Analytics, Big Data and Data Science “Data, data everywhere!” the Economist was proclaiming in a special issue few years ago. Since then, terms such as “Business Analytics”, “Big Data” and “Data Science” became mainstream, with extensive coverage in newspapers, magazines, television shows – even global economic forums. The emergence of sophisticated web applications, the proliferation of social networks, the massive deployment of sensor networks and other data-producing applications have led to an exponential growth of data volumes, unforeseen just few years ago. At the same time, the incorporation of a variety of data formats (traditional databases, text, audio, images, video) into mainstream data analysis, along with the velocity aspect of modern applications, radically revise the fundamental aspects of decision making process in private and public organizations. As Wired Magazine has pointed out few years ago: ” The quest for knowledge used to begin with grand theories. Now it begins with massive amounts of data.” Both Europe and US are actively promoting a shift to data-driven economies. The European Commission is calling on national governments to “wake-up to this big data revolution” and the Office of the President of the United States regularly announces huge research initiatives on “Big Data”. Most experts agree that competencies on Business, Statistics and Computer Science will shape a new profession, the “Data Scientist”. As Tom Davenport puts it in one of his recent articles in Harvard Business Review, the data scientist will be “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” Someone who will be able to discover the “golden nuggets” hidden under massive amounts of data. All major consulting firms, such as Gartner and McKinsey, predict a great demand for such professionals in the next few years. At the same time, they identify the severe shortage of skilled people on that field. As a result, industry and academia alike are heavily investing on that field. Athens University of Economics and Business , as one of the most extrovert and excellence-oriented academic institution in Greece, has identified this trend as early as 2011, crafting a state-of the-art curriculum. By offering a short-term seminar and a long-term specialization program on Business Analytics and Big Data during the last two years, AUEB obtained the necessary expertise for a successful Master of Science program. AUEB’s Master of Science on Business Analytics is the first such program in Greece and among the first worldwide. [-]

MSc in International Marketing (PRIMA)

Campus Full time 16 months October 2017 Greece Athens

PRIMA advances students’ knowledge and expertise in marketing theory and practice and prepares them for the global marketplace by taking them across borders and cultures. The goal of the program is to foster innovative entrepreneurs and develop managers capable of leadership responsibilities in today's complex and dynamic global environment. [+]

Stepping into a Bright Career in Global Business As a graduate, you already know the value of higher education. If you are ready to build on that foundation and start up your own business or step into a bright career in global business, there are many reasons to choose PRIMA. MSc Marketing & Communication, with Specialization in International Marketing (PRIMA) advances students’ knowledge and expertise in marketing theory and practice and prepares them for the global marketplace by taking them across borders and cultures. The goal of the program is to foster innovative entrepreneurs and develop managers capable of leadership responsibilities in today's complex and dynamic global environment. Why PRIMA A program designed to respond to the challenges of today’s highly competitive global business setting Leading academics that masterfully combine cutting-edge research with teaching excellence Top practitioners as guest speakers that share with students their expertise and “hands-on” knowledge Small class size provides students the opportunity to interact with the marketing professionals and participate in group discussions A multicultural environment with students of different nationalities and visiting faculty from several universities Company visits and cooperation with national and international firms Attending students may participate in the Erasmus Students Exchange Program and the Erasmus Internship Program abroad Course Structure The program includes 8 core and 2 elective courses, a number of workshops and seminars and a dissertation (academic or field study project). Faculty PRIMA has a reputation for delivering high quality research and teaching within a supportive learning environment. Our faculty members are recognized for their excellence in research, teaching and their close connections with business. They publish in top academic journals, present at international conferences, provide consulting for various organizations and are often quoted in the media. Employment Prospects The curriculum offers a balanced academic and “hands on” program of study, imparting knowledge and skills of direct relevance to the workplace. PRIMA graduates have excellent employment prospects both in land and abroad. Some students work immediately after graduation by either setting up their own business or expanding their existing establishment, others decide to pursue their studies further at the doctoral level, while most pursue a career in leading Greek and multinational companies or consultancy firms. Athens University of Economics and Business AUEB is the oldest and most distinguished Business School in Greece. AUEB offers an exceptional educational opportunity that brings together challenges from the European Union, the fast developing Balkan countries, and the Middle East. Combining tradition with innovation and research with application, AUEB enjoys an outstanding reputation stemming from the high level of teaching it offers and the provision of modern and international academic programs, such as PRIMA. Student Testimonial “PRIMA is the best business program one can ask for in Greece, in terms of both the quality of the curriculum and the extra-curricular activities”… “PRIMA is the place where one grows from being a student to being a world-class business person”. Tian Yuan, Sales and Marketing Trainee, IceCream BU North Region, Nestle Greater China [-]

MSc in International Shipping, Finance and Management

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Greece Athens + 1 more

The Interdepartmental MSc in International Shipping, Finance and Management (ISFM) comprises a unique combination of the three knowledge areas in its title, which are essential for those employed or are interested to find work in the International Shipping industry. [+]

Welcome Message from the Director The Interdepartmental MSc in International Shipping, Finance and Management (ISFM) comprises a unique combination of the three knowledge areas in its title, which are essential for those employed or are interested to find work in the International Shipping industry. This is achieved through a modern, well-structured program, which combines reading of the international literature, laboratory classes, case studies, workshops, teaching, visits to companies and an academic dissertation aimed at enhancing research skills. The academic members of staff involved in the program are producing highly pioneering research in their respective fields of study. Business executives are also invited as keynote speakers in the program. All the above are disseminated in the curricula of the course units to make up a distinct educational program. The University is a highly acclaimed State institution both at National and International levels, which offers officially recognized postgraduate programs. It offers excellent study and research facilities, providing access to a complete library of books, online and hardcopy volumes of scientific and business journals, newspapers and magazines, databases and specialized software in its laboratories. This enables fast and efficient access to relevant information and data for students, which is vital in pursuing high standards of research and study. The School of Business Administration and the School of Economics are involved in the MSc program through their relevant Departments of Accounting and Finance and Management Science & Technology and of the International & European Economic Studies, respectively. The Professors of the MSc in ISFM are Ph.D. holders. They have solid educational backgrounds, significant professional work experience, influential scientific publications and presentations in international conferences. Their work has gained international recognition, have received teaching prizes by Greek and non-Greek universities, and are members of important international associations and committees. The Location of the MSc program, at the heart of one of the most important International Maritime Centers of the World, is deemed extremely important for the networking and the employment opportunities it offers to its participants. More than 700 shipping companies are established here in Attica (around the port of Piraeus and in Athens and its suburbs), owning and managing a fleet of ships with the world’s highest tonnage capacity. Clients of these companies are also established here to serve them, including more than 1,000 shipbroking firms, financial institutions, international auditing and accounting firms, insurance companies, classification societies and shipping lawyers, amongst others. This enables direct access to market resources, such as industry scholarships which are offered to MSc students, student placements with companies in Greece and abroad, guest speakers from the industry, visits to companies and to the port of Piraeus and COSCO and significant networking opportunities. All the above constitute a distinguished learning environment, providing students of the MSc with top quality relevant theoretical and practical knowledge, thus allowing graduates of the MSc in ISFM to be highly competitive in the job market and obtain immediate work placement following graduation. In other words the MSc in International Shipping, Finance and Management is a significant investment in the professional careers of its graduates. The Director of the MSc ISFM, Prof. Manolis G. Kavussanos The Master’s program aims to Provide academic training to graduates and executives that are eager to find employment or are already working in the fields of Shipping, Finance and Management and wish to obtain a higher level of professional development through an English speaking postgraduate program. Offer education in the scientific areas of shipping, finance and management, in their specialized areas, to upper level managers of businesses and public and private organizations. Provide education in the scientific areas of shipping, finance and management to students with officially recognized undergraduate degrees who wish to continue their studies in English, as well as to upper level managers of multinational corporations or organizations in Greece whose business is transacted in English. Promote AUEB on a worldwide basis and develop cooperation with the international academic community. Link the educational process with the specific needs of the local market and the international economy. The Program is designed for Highly intelligent applicants with good undergraduate studies and talent, who are ready to work hard and have the ambition to reach top positions on the executive ladder. The MSc program offers Postgraduate study in an International Maritime Centre, in Greece – with the highest ownership (in tonnage) in the World and thousands of companies located here The opportunity to study at AUEB, a top School for Economics and Business in Greece and Internationally recognized for its quality of education, research and training An academic program taught by world class professors, constantly reviewed to fit the needs of the industry Placements of students with companies at the end of the taught part of the program Visits to relevant companies and organizations Executive guest speakers from the industry Access to books, major databases, newspapers, periodicals and academic journals related to shipping, finance and management A number of scholarships, sponsored by shipping and other companies and organisations, foundations and banks that may be available to suitable applicants Academic excellence prizes, awarded to students at the end of the full and part time programs Admissions Criteria – Application Process The evaluation and acceptance of applicants is based on the following criteria: University of the Undergraduate studies and the marks obtained - University Degrees / Diplomas (Recognition by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Centre (DOATAP) is required) must be submitted Marks received, as certified through the Official Transcripts of marks (with certified translation in English, unless it is in Greek) Two confidential recommendation letters English language certification verifying excellent command of the language (as determined by TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS scores, or the Cambridge or Michigan Certificate of Proficiency in English) Personal statement of approximately 500 words, in English Proof of employment record, if any – required for part time applicants CV in English Personal interview with the admissions committee The following must also be submitted for the evaluation process to take place Two recent passport size photographs Copy of the bank deposit slip, covering the application processing fee of €50 The Admissions Committee, in making a decision to offer a position to a candidate, ranks the applicants according to the above quantitative and qualitative criteria. Terms of study Class attendance in course units is compulsory. Students who are absent for more than 1/3 of the contact hours in a course unit will fail it and must attend it the next time it is offered. Course units are assessed with written and/or oral examinations and/or assignments. For a course unit to be examined through an oral examination and/or assignment only, it requires approval by the Special Interdepartmental Committee. The final mark of each course unit is determined by its instructor, and typically includes individual and/or team assignments. Students that fail in more than two course units per semester are considered to have failed overall and are required to leave the Program. The submission deadline for MSc theses is October 31 of the academic year following the initial registration for full-time students, and June 15 of the second academic year following the initial registration for part-time students. Scholarships academic year 2016-2017 The equivalent of three (3) FT program tuition fee scholarships worth 24,000 euro available to candidates of the MSc in ISFM for the September 2016 intake Governance of the MSc in ISFM The Master’s program has been established following approval by all relevant committees and bodies of the University and by the Hellenic Ministry of Education, having satisfied all relevant requirements of a scientific Master’s program. Subsequently, it follows the postgraduate and other governance rules of the University. Decisions regarding academic, student and organizational matters are taken by the Interdepartmental Committee of the Master’s program, which meets at regular intervals during the academic year. It comprises seven (7) members; four (4) from the Department of Accounting and Finance, including the Director of the MSc program, two (2) from the Department of Management Science and Technology and one (1) from the Department of International and European Economic studies. The day to day running of the program is overseen by its Director aided by the Masters’ secretariat. [-]


MA in Heritage Management

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Greece Athens

The MA in Heritage Management is an intensive three semester (one and a half academic year) postgraduate programme which uniquely combines the worlds of archaeology and business and is taught in Athens at Eleusina, an area of world-class archaeological significance. [+]

The MA in Heritage Management is an intensive three-semester (one and a half academic year) postgraduate programme which uniquely combines the worlds of archaeology and business and is taught in Athens at Eleusina, an area of world-class archaeological significance. It focuses on teaching the skills required for the management of heritage sites across the world as well as how to effectively work with archaeologists, architects, conservators, and marketing and education specialists while fundraising and supervising specific projects. "The MSc in Heritage Management based in Greece is a worthwhile enterprise. The skills you gain from the programme are much in demand. Such training forms a very significant step forward." Professor Lord Colin Renfrew, Honorary Professor of University of Kent. "Our MA in Heritage Management provides professionals with the unique opportunity to fine tune their skills and knowledge so that they are able to manage archaeological sites anywhere in the world, thusmaking local heritage relevant to a global audience." Professor Gregory P Prastacos, Dean, Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology Innovative collaboration This new master's programme is a collaborative dual award from the University of Kent in UK and the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) in Greece, a partnership that ensures world-class tuition and an interdisciplinary learning environment. A critical element in the local dynamism and global relevance of the programme is provided by the Initiative for Heritage Conservancy, an innovative education and research project (supported by prominent international and Greek bodies and philanthropists) that creates its own opportunities in the field. Key elements The MA in Heritage Management will give you the opportunity to combine tuition by renowned international academics with practical experience in the effective management and planning of an archaeological site. Through a large number of extracurricular activities you will be able to develop your academic and professional skills, acquire Greek as a foreign language and live in the exciting city of Athens. The programme is taught next to the world class site of Eleusina, one of the religious centres of Athens, and close to many other important sites including the Acropolis, Ancient Corinth, Nemea and Thebes. Teaching is through lectures and small group seminars. Part of the instruction will be done on site so that students gain hands-on experience and understand the issues involved. In the second half of the academic period students will work on actual world-wide projects. Subject area: Classical and Archaeological Studies. Location: Athens. School: Classical and Archaeological Studies. Duration: three semesters, 9 months for taught modules and exams (September to May) and 7 for the dissertation (May to December). Start: September. Award: M A. Entry: A first or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent. Language requirements: Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning the programme. Key benefits Students: Our top quality MA Students brings to organisations their skills, expertise and recently acquired knowledge from one of the leading MA programmes internationally. The Partner Organization benefits from highly motivated students with a broad background in different academic disciplines, and substantial experience from different fields of management. Faculty: Faculty contributes as project supervisors with their academic knowledge, research exposure and consulting and international experience. The Faculty Advisor, with specific interests and expertise relevant to the project, provides coaching and advice to the team, reviews progress reports, assists in the analysis of results, and ensures academic integrity and effectiveness. Professional Deliverables: The Partner Organization receives a written report and an oral presentation upon completion of all work comprised in the Field Study Project. The report analyzes the defined problem and presents recommendations and conclusions. Depending on the project's scope and goals the deliverables might include a business, management or market plan, a strategic positioning analysis or a feasibility study. Library and Computing Resources: The Field Study Project draws on the unique library and computing resources of the Athens University of Economics and Business. This includes access to the university library with over 70,000 titles, electronic access to over 1,000 scientific journals, a range of data bases, and various software packages for business applications. Moreover, the programme draws on the specialist libraries of the Initiative for Heritage Conservancy in Eleusina, AUEB and KENT, as well as the library of the British School in Athens. Admissions Requirements We are looking for a bachelors degree, diploma or equivalent in any field with a good 2.1, 'very good', or above 65% or equivalent, a qualification in the English language IELTS 6,5; TOEFL (paper based) 600; TOEFL (internet based) 90; Cambridge Certificate of proficiency in English C; Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English B; Pearson Test of English 60; or equivalent. Once you enroll and in order to continue with the course you would need to successfully pass one or two of the presessional modules: 'Introduction to Archaeology' or 'Introduction to Business'. Field study Project (FSP) The combination of knowledge, innovative methodologies and hands-on experience to tackle heritage management problems is a landmark characteristic of our programme. It is in the intersection between academic institutions, heritage and society and that new knowledge and value are created. The Field Study Projects (FSPs) of the MA in Heritage Management bring together teams of graduate students, who have advanced significantly in their course work, with forward-looking organizations to work on applied issues. With the MA students acting as initiators and driving force of the entire process, the organization representatives, the students and the programme faculty collaborate in formulating, structuring, executing and reporting FSPs for mutual benefit and enrichment. The projects emanate from real problems that organisations face, are formulated with coherent objectives, account for all practical constraints, and are structured based on well-defined time frames and deliverables. The results of the projects are presented in professionally written reports and under a specific clause of confidentiality if necessary. The FSPs represent a unique opportunity for leveraging the talent of our highly qualified and ambitious MA students, and for moulding strong ties with leading organisations in Greece and abroad. Faculty and students take pride in this partnership that also provides, in collaboration with the partner organizations, unique input to curriculum and applied research. Projects run for a duration of 6 months between July and December. Working in teams of 1-4, the students address issues of current concern to the Partner Organizations, and apply state-of-the-art frameworks, tools and methods to successfully address the needs defined by the organizations. A Field Study Project can be defined in any relevant area where MA students can provide their knowledge and competencies. Some indicative examples are listed below: A: The study for a developed cruise tourist route within the limits of a county. B: The human resources plan of clearly defined tasks for an organization, such as a local authority C: The management plan for an archaeological site The FSP Partner Organizations propose a project of importance to them and commit executive and staff time. Part of the commitment includes providing a liaison officer - the Partner Organization Supervisor, supplying information and data, and ensuring that communication and computing facilities are available while the graduate students are on site. The commitment of the Partner Organization determines to a large extent the success of the project. Although there are no fees, each Partner Organization may wish to sign an agreement containing appropriate terms and conditions. The agreement can contain a confidentiality clause if necessary. Field Study Project deliverables are kept at the programme office and can neither be borrowed nor copied. The FSPs are coordinated by a faculty member. He/she insures the initial interface between organisations and the programme, and is responsible for the attribution of supervisors. Further he/she ensures that the projects are reported and presented on time and in correspondence with the rules defined, and that the FSPs are recorded and stored in the programme library. [-]


MBA International Program, AUEB

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