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Alba Graduate Business School

Our mission is to educate visionary leaders of tomorrow who will act as agents of change and help shape the future business world by pushing forward the frontiers of knowledge related to the management of business organisations, while making that knowledge relevant to practitioners. Generating and disseminating knowledge represent our twin objectives. Our vision is to become one of the leading research-driven Graduate Business Schools in southeastern Europe, on the basis of excellence of teaching and its intellectual impact on the business world, attracting outstanding faculty and students from all over the world. “Business Unusual” signifies our unwavering commitment to setting our sights over the horizon, reaching for visionary ideals and working restlessly to get there, against the tide and against all odds. This is the spirit in which we pursue our transformative, Business Unusual, mission as stated above. We apply this principle to all the challenges facing business and society today, in Greece and beyond. In the face of economic, social, political and environmental crisis, we maintain the highest ethical and quality standards while seeking innovations that will transform everything else. Business Unusual is the founding DNA of ALBA. A way of thinking and working in business, a way of living in society. We invite all those who share or wish to partake in this mentality to join us.  (Source: the university’s website)

Degree Courses Taught in English: Yes
Online/Distance courses offered: TBC
Bachelors Course Duration: Semesters (N/A) Years (N/A)
Masters Course Duration: Semesters (2 - 3) Years (1 - 1.5)

None required.

IELTS (7 and above), or TOEFL (IBT, 100 and above) required.

Private accommodation is provided to international students from the first moment of their arrival in Greece. ALBA provides fully furnished apartments (with en-suite kitchen, bathroom and cleaning facilities) which are available at walking distance from the School’s campus. All apartments are located in the area of Ilisia in Athens city center.

Accommodation is not included in the tuition fees, and is therefore covered either by the students themselves, or by scholarships. – See more at:

http://www.alba.edu.gr/international/Pages/Accommodation.aspx#sthash.fcPBx4Pk.dpuf

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Greece, the very birthplace of academia or, in Ancient Greek, Akadēmía? This Mediterranean country is widely recognized as the intellectual wellspring to which modern western culture owes many of its linguistic, philosophical, cultural, legal, social and ethical beliefs and systems.

Concepts of individualism, freedom, democracy and government all have their roots in the great thinkers of Ancient Greece, whose ideas are still widely read and debated today. Keen to follow in the footsteps of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus and so many other great questioners and innovators?

There are just over 20 universities in Greece, spread across the country and all within the public sector. While teaching is mainly in Greek, specialised study programs are also available in other languages (most commonly English), at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. These universities are joined by 15 Technological Educational Institutes (TEIs), which offer higher education programs with a focus on practical and professional skills, in subjects such as applied technology, healthcare, agriculture, management and art and design.

(Source: topuniversities.com)

According to the Framework Laws 4009/2011, 4076/2012, 3549/2007, 2916/2001, higher education consists of two parallel sectors: the University sector (Universities, Polytechnics, Fine Arts Schools, the Open University) and the Technological sector (Technological Education Institutions (T.E.I.) and the School of Pedagogic and Technological Education).

The same law regulates issues concerning governance of higher education along the general lines of increased participation, greater transparency, accountability and increased autonomy.

Students who successfully finish their studies in universities and T.E.I. are awarded a “Ptychio” (Bachelor). First cycle programmes last from four years for most fields to five years for engineering and certain other applied science fields and six years for medicine. Bachelor’s degree leads to employment or further study at the post-graduate level that includes the one year second cycle leading to the second degree, “Metaptychiako Diploma Eidikefsis” (MSc) and the third cycle leading to the doctorate degree, “Didaktoriko Diploma”.

The Law 3549/2007 referring to quality assurance in Higher Education, the Credit Transfer System and the Diploma Supplement defines the framework and criteria for evaluation of university departments and for certification of student’s degrees. These measures aim at promoting student mobility and contributing to the creation of a European Higher Education Area.

(Source: Erasmus Office T.E.I. Piraeus)