|Study Guide to Masters and Bachelors Degree Courses|
Athens University of Economics and Business
MSc in Accounting and Finance
Athens University of Economics and Business |
47A Evelpidon Str, 11362, Athens, Greece
|Tel. No.||+30 210 8203 633|
|Fax No.||+30 210 8203 634|
|Course||MSc in Accounting and Finance|
|Length of course||12 months full time – 24 months part time|
|Date of commencement||Starting in September every year.|
|Application Deadlines||End of May each year|
|Class Size||20 -30 students|
|Student accommodation||Not available in University’s dorm’s, but the program facilitates the students to rent or share a flat|
|Cost/fees||Depending on the student’s country of origin, starting from € 6900.|
|Financial assistance||The Postgraduate Program offers monetary awards up to 12.000 Euros to the top three (3) students in each stream (based on grades achieved throughout the program), for both the full-time and the part-time programs. The exact amount of the award is determined annually at a Departmental staff meeting. The awards are given out each year during the graduation ceremony.
The Masters Program in Accounting and Finance also offers to the top student of the course unit “Equity Portfolio Management” a full grant for the 1st level preparatory classes (40 hours) of the International Certification CIIAź (Certified International Investment Analyst) and CEFAź (Certified European Financial Analyst) held by the AUEB Research Centre in association with the Hellenic Association of Certified Stockmarket Analysts (HACSA)
In addition, the program, in association with the AUEB Research Centre, offer to the top student of the elective course unit «Shipping Finance» a full grant for the Executive Seminar “Shipping Derivatives and Risk Management” which is held twice every year.
Scholarships also available from other Greek state foundations (more information upon request)
|Top recruiters of our graduates||Unilever, PwC, Ernst & Young, Greek Government many major banking institutions|
|Admission requirements||The academic and professional background of applicants is carefully evaluated. The basic entry requirements are the following:
• Undergraduate University Degree
• Very good command of the English language, as determined by a TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS score, or the Cambridge or Michigan Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
|Student profile||1.Countries of origin - 8
2. Ratio Men: Women - 3/4
3. Age Range - 22-35
4. Average Age Full time 23.06 – Part time 28.11
5. Average Work Experience more than 3.5 years (only part time students)
|Course Director||Professor Manolis G. Kavussanos|
|Contact for application||Program Secretariat, Ms Kassiani Choli
Tel. +30 210 8203 633
Fax. +30 210 8203 634
The MSc course in Accounting and Finance of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) is a leading European postgraduate program which has been operating successfully since 2004. The program has been designed to offer high-quality specialized scientific knowledge in the fields of Accounting and Finance, focusing on current international developments in the area. The program is offered on both a full-time and a part-time basis. The one-year full-time program is designed for students who have recently graduated and seek to continue their studies at the postgraduate level, while the two-year part-time program meets the needs of business executives. For each of the abovementioned courses, students can major in Accounting or in Finance.
The aim of the course is to foster a new generation of accounting and finance professionals capable of analyzing the corporate challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the global financial environment. This aim is pursued by offering a modern, well-designed program that is based on varied teaching methods, which include study of the international literature, laboratory-supported lectures, case studies, individual and team project assignments, a thesis, and guest lectures by our executive visiting speakers. The University’s infrastructure also contributes to this aim, providing access to relevant scientific and professional journals, and also to databases that allow quick and effective access to information. Furthermore, the Department’s Laboratories, and the University library and Computer Centre, enable postgraduate students to study and carry out high-quality research.
In addition, we take pride in attracting the most motivated, highly achieving individuals who are looking to develop their research, analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills to the highest level and become innovators in their chosen fields of expertise. Graduates of the Master’s Program in Accounting and Finance follow distinguished careers. They are highly employable and they work in positions such as accountants, directors of accounting departments, financial directors, auditors, financial analysts, and evaluators of investment projects, while some of them follow academic careers.
Moreover, according to the Best-Masters Ranking (www.best-masters.com) , held by Eduniversal, the Masters program in Accounting and Finance was ranked among top 100 programs globally in the scientific field of Financial Markets, and among top 200 programs globally in the scientific field Auditing/Accounting. We are also proud to announce that the Masters program in Accounting and Finance of AUEB recently established collaboration with the Masters in Advanced Studies and Financial Research of the Graduate School of Management IGR-IAE of the University of Rennes 1. The agreement involves the exchange of two graduates per year between the collaborating parties, who will be given the opportunity to attend an additional masters program in the collaborating institution for free. Thus, the AUEB graduates selected each year will be awarded the Masters diploma in Advanced Studies and Financial Research, after the successful attendance of the relative masters’ program’s curriculum. Last but not least, studying for an MSc in Greece affords international students the opportunity to acquaint and familiarize themselves with a beautiful environment that blends a long tradition of excellence in commerce with a robust academic curriculum, within a dynamic modern economy. Studying at AUEB will surely prove to be a great experience for all international students, who are encouraged to make the most out of it! Whether students participate in computer-backed courses, attend lectures by business executives and leaders, or just experience the Mediterranean way of life and cuisine, it is certain that their studies in the Master’s Program in Accounting and Finance program will turn out to be an unforgettable, life altering experience!
Following approval by the Hellenic Ministry of Education, the Master’s Program Curriculum is equivalent to 75 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credit units. The curriculum includes twelve course units (5 ECTS credits each). Upon completion of the taught courses, students are required to complete an MSc thesis, which is equal to three course units (15 ECTS credits). There are both compulsory and elective course units. There are nine compulsory course units in the Accounting stream and ten compulsory course units in the Finance stream. The Postgraduate Program Committee, taking into consideration the students’ preferences and the availability of academic staff, decides on the elective course units offered each year. The lectures are conducted for the English speaking groups in English, while the literature is mostly in English. For the part-time program, eight course units are offered in the first year of study and four in the second.