Athens University of Economics and Business

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Institution Profile

The Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) was originally founded in 1920 under the name of Athens School of Commercial Studies. It was renamed in 1926 as the Athens School of Economics and Business, a name that was retained until 1989 when it assumed its present name, the Athens University of Economics and Business. It is the third oldest University in Greece and the oldest one in the general fields of Economics and Business. In 1989, the University expanded in six Departments. From 1999 onwards, the University developed even further and nowadays it includes eight academic departments, offering 8 undergraduate degrees, 28 Master degrees and an equivalent number of Doctoral Programs. Degree Programs The University offers undergraduate (B.A. or B.Sc.), graduate (M.Sc. or M.B.A.) and doctoral (Ph.D) degrees. It is comprised of 8 departments as follows: • Accounting and Finance • Business Administration • Economics • Informatics • International and European Economic Studies • Management Science and Technology • Marketing and Communication • Statistics Undergraduate Programs Each department of the Athens University of Economics and Business awards an undergraduate degree (Ptychion) equivalent to a four-year B.A. or B.Sc. in their respective fields. Students are accepted after a successful nation-wide entrance examination. On the average, only one out of seven candidates is admitted. In some departments the competition is even higher. AUEB departments traditionally accept the candidates with the highest scores in the entrance exams. To be able to graduate and get his/her degree, a student has to attend and successfully complete eight semesters of study (four years), corresponding to a total of approximately 240 ECTS credit hours. These hours correspond to core courses as well as to elective ones. Students in one department are allowed to take (selected) courses offered by other departments. Foreign language courses in English, French or German are offered in all semesters and count towards degree requirements. Depending on their choice of electives, students acquire a major concentration on particular subjects. According to the University's grading system the grades range from zero (0) to ten (10). The passing grades are from five (5) to ten (10). Undergraduate Courses in English In addition to the above, there are many courses offered in English, mainly (but not only) for international students who come to AUEB under the Erasmus program. A total of approximately 60 courses are offered in English, each one counting towards 6 ECTS credits. For a complete listing of these courses, the reader is advised to consult the Erasmus office of the University, at http://www.aueb.gr/pages_en/erasmus/index.php, or to visit the corresponding page of this web site. Graduate Programs AUEB offers 29 different Masters Programs (either MSc or MBA). They include full-time programs, part-time programs, and joint programs (with other Universities). Most of the programs are offered in Greek, but there are several programs offered in English. Graduate students may receive scholarships or assistantships. All programs offer different specializations, allowing students to put together a customized program that fulfils their professional objectives and interests. Masters programs that are offered in Greek include: MSc in Economics, MSc in International and European Economics, MBA (Master in Business Administration), MSc in Management of Services, MSc in Marketing and Communication with New Technologies, MSc in Human Resources Management, MSc in Accounting and Finance, MSc in Information Systems, MSc in Computer Science, MSc in Statistics. Masters programs that are offered in English include: MBA International, MSc in International Marketing and MSc in Accounting and Finance. The joint Masters programs offered include: Athens MBA (with the Technical University of Athens, in Greek), M.Sc. in Business Mathematics (with the University of Athens), Interdisciplinary Program of Graduate Studies in Basic and Applied Cognitive Science (with the University of Athens), and MA in Heritage Management (with the University of Kent, UK).

Subjects offered at Undergraduate level
  • Administration
  • Business/Management
  • Communications/Media
  • Computing/Information Technology
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • International Relations/Studies/Affairs
  • Public Policy
Subjects offered at Postgraduate level
  • Administration
  • Communications/Media
  • Computing/Information Technology
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • International Relations/Studies/Affairs
  • Mathematics
  • Public Policy
  • Tourism/Hospitality
  • MBA
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