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MSc in Accounting and Finance


Course Description

The Masters program in Accounting and Finance of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) is a leading European postgraduate program. Offered by AUEB, the most prestigious Greek University in Economics and Business, the course has been operating successfully since 2004. Given Greece’s prime location at the crossroads of three continents, AUEB offers an exceptional educational opportunity that brings together challenges from the European Union, the fast developing Balkan countries, and the Middle East.

The program’s mission is the advancement of knowledge and scientific research in the fields of Accounting and Finance. Especially when considering the unstable national and international economy, as well as the high complexity of financial markets, specified knowledge in the above mentioned fields is today more than ever a necessary asset for climbing the executive ladder. This mission is accomplished through a contemporary and well structured curriculum, which uses alternative learning processes such as case studies and group or individual assignments, apart from the study of the contemporary as well as classic international scientific literature.

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.

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!

Program Structure

The Master’s Program in Accounting and Finance is equal to 75 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), and includes twelve courses, worth 5 ECTS credits each, as well as the MSc thesis, worth 15 ECTS credits. There are both compulsory and elective courses in the program of studies. The Accounting stream involves nine compulsory courses, while the Finance stream includes ten compulsory courses. The Postgraduate Program Committee, taking into consideration students’ preferences and the availability of academic staff, determines the elective courses to be offered each year. The lectures are conducted in either Greek or English, according to which program is being followed, while the literature is primarily in English. For part-time students, eight courses are offered in the first year and four in the second.


Program curriculum
Accounting Stream
Core Courses
• Auditing
• Business Analysis and Valuation
• Corporate Finance
• Cost Accounting
• Financial Accounting I
• Financial Accounting II
• International Accounting Standards’ Theory
• Managerial Accounting
• Quantitative Methods in Accounting
Elective Courses
• Accounting Information Systems and Internal Control
• Banking
• Contemporary Research Issues in Accounting
• Equity Portfolio Management
• Financial Derivatives
• Financial Econometrics
• Modern Types of Financing
• Money and Capital Markets
• Principles of Corporate Governance
• Public Sector Accounting
• Tax Legislation and Planning

Finance Stream
Core Courses
• Banking
• Business Analysis and Valuation
• Corporate Finance
• Equity Portfolio Management
• Financial Accounting
• Financial Derivatives
• Financial Econometrics
• Modern Types of Financing
• Money and Capital Markets
• Quantitative Methods in Finance
Elective Courses
• Behavioral Finance
• Computational Finance
• Contemporary Research Issues in Finance
• Credit Risk and Credit Derivatives
• International Capital Taxation and Investment Decisions
• Market Microstructure and Dealing Room Simulations
• Principles of Corporate Governance
• Real Estate Finance
• Risk Management
• Shipping Finance

Rankings
AUEB is considered as the leading academic Institution in Greece in the areas of Economics and Business Administration, and one of the best in Europe. Throughout its history, the school has had a number of international academic distinctions. It appears frequently in top positions in international rankings, it possesses faculty of a very high international calibre, its students get recognitions throughout their studies, and the alumni of the school become distinguished members of the society.

AUEB is the first public university in Greece to achieve a quality distinction according to the EFQM Excellence Model (European Foundation of Quality Management), receiving thus global recognition for pursuing Excellence.

AUEB is also a member of the EUA (European University Association) and the AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Last but not least In March 2013, AUEB became a participant as an institution in the United Nations Global Compact initiative.

According to Eduniversal Business Schools International Rankings 2012, AUEB is among top business schools all over the world (4 palms award) and has rightfully won the 3th place among 191 universities ranked in the 4 palms league!

AUEB was also ranked among top 150 Schools internationally in the subject of Accounting and Finance for 2012-13, according to the survey carried out by QS University Rankings by Subject, the world’s top university ranking organizations.

The MSc program in Accounting and Finance was ranked among top 100 Programs internationally for 2011, 2012 and 2013, according to the survey carried out by Eduniversal.com, one of the most respectable European organizations for evaluating universities and higher education institutions all over the world. The ranking involved top postgraduate programs specialized in Financial and Auditing-Accounting studies.

Visit the MSc in Accounting and Finance page on the Research Centre - Athens University of Economics and Business (RC/AUEB) website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Eleni Barba

Eleni Barba is a Greek financial services professional. She has studied Business Administration at University of Piraeus and holds a master degree in Accounting and Finance from AUEB. She is currently employed by Interamerican, which is a Greek insurance company owned by Eureko, a Dutch financial services group that operates throughout Europe. Her main responsibilities are business analysis and optimisation and project management. Her main interests lie in the areas of health and motor insurance, as well as financial analysis and valuation.

(Student Profile)

Giacomo Carelli

Giacomo Carelli is the vice president and CEO of FGA Capital, as well as general manager of Fiat Bank. He has formerly studied at "La Sapienza University", Rome, Italy. He graduated with honours from the Masters in Accounting and Finance of AUEB.


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Hellenic Aid Scholarships program for international students - 20+ Awards

Within the framework of international development cooperation and assistance, each year, Hellenic Aid grants approximately 100 scholarships to foreign and expatriate students deriving from developing countries for graduate and postgraduate studies at Greek universities and technological education institutes. The Scholarships Programme includes all tertiary educational institutions and subjects, except from graduate studies in Theology (the relevant scholarships are granted by the Directorate for Religious and Ecclesiastic Affairs of the MFA) and Fine Arts as well as postgraduate studies in Medicine. Every year, Hellenic Aid issues a relevant Call for Interest that specifies the countries, the nationals of which are eligible for a scholarship, and the number of scholars per country. Upon issuance, the Call for Interest is forwarded to the Greek diplomatic and consular authorities in these countries.
By the end of June, all interested students submit a scholarship grant application, indicating up to three educational departments, which they would like to attend, as well as all the necessary supporting documents, to the Greek authority of their country of origin, which forwards them to the Scholarships Unit of Hellenic Aid Directorate 4. In September, Hellenic Aid evaluates all submitted applications and selects the scholars for the following academic year, announcing the results to all applicants, via the Greek authorities in the recipient countries.At the commencement of the academic year, the selected scholars are obliged to contact the competent Hellenic Aid Department, in order to enroll in the Scholars Register and sign the Scholarship Award Contract. They should have already been granted a student visa by the Greek consular authority of their country of origin.

Value of Scholarship(s)

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Eligibility

Through the Hellenic Aid program, the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs grants each year 100 scholarships for studies in Greece to nationals of developing countries included in the list of OECD.

Application Procedure

The deadline for submitting applications to the Greek authorities abroad is usually July 30. Hellenic Aid announces the results to successful applicants around September each year. Postgraduate candidates must have been admitted in a university postgraduate program, prior to their application for the Hellenic Aid scholarship. The scholarship covers a significant proportion of the program fees.

Further Information

http://www.hellenicaid.gr


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Greek State Scholarships for international students - 20+ Awards

The programmes for postgraduate/postdoctoral studies are announced around January / February of each year and the scholarships are offered to nationals (foreigners or of Greek origin) from:
a) THE EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES, ICELAND, NORWAY, SWITZERLAND, U.S.A., CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND and JAPAN,
b) BALKANS, CENTRAL or EASTERN EUROPE (NON MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION), ASIA, AFRICA and LATIN AMERICA.

Value of Scholarship(s)

-

Eligibility

The State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y.) grants scholarships for postgraduate or postdoctoral studies in Greece to all foreigners as well as scholarships for the attendance of the Modern Greek Language and Culture.

Application Procedure

More information available at: http://www.iky.gr

Further Information

http://www.iky.gr


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Monetary awards to top students - 6 Awards

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.

Value of Scholarship(s)

500-1500 euros

Eligibility

Top 3 students of aech teaching stream.

Application Procedure

The awards are given out each year during the graduation ceremony, according to grades received throughout the program.


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Scholarships offered by AUEB’s Research Centre - 2 Awards

The Masters Program in Accounting and Finance 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 CIIA® (Certified International Investment Analyst) and CEFA® (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.

Value of Scholarship(s)

1000-4000 euros

Eligibility

Offered to top students of the master program's course units "Equity Portfolio Management" and "Shipping Finance".

Application Procedure

The top student in each course is designated by his/her grade acquired during the courses final exams.


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Onassis Foundation Scholarships for foreign students - 10 Awards

Eligible to participate are the following candidates:
a) Persons of non Greek descent.
b) Cypriot citizens are also eligible to apply for category A grants only, provided they are permanently residing and working outside Greece.
c) Persons of Greek descent (second generation and on) are also eligible to apply for a grant or scholarship, provided they are permanently residing and working abroad or currently studying in foreign Universities.
d) Category A also apply to Scholars of Greek descent or citizenship provided they have a professional academic career of at least ten (10) years in a University or Research Institute abroad.
e) The above mentioned clarification (d) also applies to post-graduate students of Greek descent or citizenship, who pursue post-graduate studies outside of Greece (category C), have obtained a degree outside of Greece and are permanently residing outside of Greece for more than fifteen (15) years.

Value of Scholarship(s)

850 euros per month

Eligibility

The Programme covers the following fields only:
 Humanities: Philology, Literature, Linguistics, History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Educational Studies, Psychology Social Science (excluding Law): Political Sciences, Sociology, Political analysis, International and European Studies, Administration Sciences, Social Theory and Social Policy  Arts: Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Photography, Film Studies, New Media

Application Procedure

The decision to authorize each application for a grant or scholarship is left to the absolute discretion of the Board of Directors of the Foundation. The Board takes into account the recommendations of the Foundation’s Scientific Committee, which is selected by the Board, but is not bound by these recommendations. Furthermore, the Board of Directors can either approve or reject an application without communicating the rationale. All meetings of the Board and all recommendations of the Committee are confidential and under no circumstances will they be communicated to the applicants. The submission of an application equals acceptance of all the conditions of the Announcement.

Further Information

http://www.onassis.gr/en/scholarships-foreigners.php



Entry Requirements

The academic and professional background of applicants is carefully evaluated. The basic entry requirements are the following: - Undergraduate University Degree (recognition by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Centre is required).-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)-GMAT score or equivalent-Two recommenadation letters.

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