Programs Offered

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:

  • International and European Economic Studies
  • Economics
  • Management Science and Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Informatics
  • 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 36 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. The duration of graduate studies at the Master's level is between 15-27 months. Students are admitted to these programs after satisfying certain admission criteria such as results at the GMAT or GRE tests, proficiency of English (and maybe another language), academic performance at the undergraduate level, work experience (mainly for the MBA as well as the part time programs), etc. Mastery of English is a prerequisite as courses include extensive seminars and lectures 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.

Full time Masters programs that are offered in Greek include: MSc in International and European Economics, MSc in Economics, MSc in Management Science and Technology, MSc in Business Analytics, MSc in Services Management, MBA (Master in Business Administration), MSc in Accounting and Finance, MSc in Marketing and Communication, MSc in Human Resources Management, MSc in Information Systems, MSc in Computer Science, MSc in Statistics.

Full time Masters programs that are offered in English include: MBA International, MSc in International Marketing, MSc in Accounting and Finance, MSc in International Shipping, Finance and Management and MSc in Data Science.

Part-time Masters programs offered in Greek include: MSc in European Studies, MSc in Applied Economics and Finance, MSc in Finance and Banking, MSc in Management Science and Technology, MSc in Business Analytics, MSc in Public Policy and Management, MSc in Services Management, MBA, Executive MBA, MSc in Accounting and Finance, MSc in Marketing and Communication, MSc in Human Resources Management, MSc in Information Systems, MSc in Statistics.

Part time programs offered in English include the MBA International, the MSc in International Shipping, Finance and Management and MSc in Data Science.

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) and MA in Heritage Management (with the University of Kent, UK).

Doctoral Programs

Doctorates are awarded by each Department upon the completion of courses, a successful qualifying exam, a dissertation and its successful defence in public. Holding a Master's degree is a necessary requirement in order to be accepted to the Ph.D. program.

Non-Degree Programs

The University offers extensive additional training to the students of the University, as well as extensive executive training programs.

A number of non-degree courses are offered to the students who are interested to expand their knowledge and skills. These include foreign language courses and courses on computer skills. Examples of these courses are:

  • Foreign Language Courses: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese
  • ECDL certificate courses, and
  • Microsoft developer certificate courses.

In addition, a large number of executive seminars are offered, either in-house to companies, or open. Examples of these programs include:

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Developing and Managing the Family Business
  • Doing Business in the Balkans and Black Sea Region
  • Managing Change
  • Developing Leadership
  • Financial Engineering Seminars
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Managing Risk
  • E-Business, E-Procurement

Diploma Supplement

The Athens University of Economics and Business awards to all its graduates the Diploma Supplement automatically, upon graduation and free of charge in Greek and in English.

Information on DS from the European Commission:
http://ec.europa.eu/education/tools/diploma-supplement_en.htm

Details on the Diploma Supplement Model:
http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/higher-education/doc/ds_en.pdf

Ministerial Decision Number Φ5/73535/Β3 "Description of the Diploma Supplement" Government Gazette Number 1091/10.08.2006