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– Alba Graduate Business School –
Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece was founded in 1992 and operates under the auspices of the business community, an association of corporations and institutional organizations.
About Alba Graduate Business School
Being a not-for-profit organization, it strives for excellence, quality and continuous innovation in research and teaching.
Since the end of December 2011, Alba and The American College of Greece (ACG) Joined forces aiming to create a top international educational institution in Greece.
A School with an international orientation, Alba’s resident and visiting professors come from several countries blending in Alba Programs global management perspectives, insights and experience.
Programs are enriched by the participation of students that come from a wide range of countries.
Alba offers a transformation experience, both in terms of career and personal evolution, in an exciting learning environment that blends top-notch faculty, award-winning curriculum, and international perspective.
With a broad portfolio of MBA and MSc programs, we offer a solution either you seek to launch your career in business, change function or industry, or start your own business.
At the same time, Alba is committed to supporting students and alumni in their local and international job search by providing a wide range of tailor-made career services.
They are, Career Coaching, Career Preparation Workshops, Career Development Events and the Career Forum, the focal point of our Career Office’s activities.
Alba is accredited by The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
All MBA programs are accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), while both the MSc in Finance and MSc in Strategic HRM programs are EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) accredited.
Moreover, Alba’s MSc in Finance program has been awarded a CFA Program Partner status by CFA Institute, being the first MSc in Finance Program in South-East Europe to obtain such a status.
In addition, Alba is a PRMIA University Partner (Professional Risk Managers’ International Association) through the MSc in Risk program.
These accreditation and certifications position us within a select group of business schools across the world, while they constitute another decisive step towards the accomplishment of our vision.
Business School’s motto “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.
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 crises, 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.
Founded in 1992 in Athens, Greece, ALBA operates under the auspices of the Federation of Greek Industries – an employers’ union in Greece.
The Hellenic Management Association – an executives’ association in Greece and the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry are also part of the auspices.
ALBA was the first non-state business school to be established in Greece. It has attracted funding from Greek companies and business people and has one endowed Chair and two endowed Professorships.
It is a non-profit educational association of more than 85 Greek corporations.
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.
Generating and disseminating knowledge represent our twin objectives.
➛ Full-Time MBA
➛ Professional (part-time) MBA
➛ MBA in Shipping
➛ MBA in Banking (under the auspices of the Hellenic Bank Association)
➛ MSc in Finance
➛ MSc in Strategic HRM
➛ MSc in Business for Lawyers
Alba is accredited by The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) The commission is authorized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
All ALBA MBA programs are accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), while both the MSc in Finance and MSc in Strategic HRM programs are EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) accredited.
Moreover, ALBA’s MSc in Finance program has been awarded a CFA Program Partner status by CFA Institute, being the first MSc in Finance Program in South-East Europe to obtain such a status.
Candidates has two options to apply:
Application online (fill out the application form, scan and submit your documents, then send the official copies to ALBA).
Application form in hard copy send to the office along with the original copies.
All candidates will be asked to go through a personal interview.
ALBA accepts applications all year round & candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
However, applications received after the beginning of the program will not be reviewed for the current intake, but will certainly be reviewed for next year’s intake.
Admission to the Program is decided by the Admissions Committee on the basis of the qualifications and the applicant’s personality and commitment.
As the EMBA’s credo is “challenge your thinking, lead for growth and renewal”, we assess candidates with the following criteria:
➛ Formal criteria: Degree and management experience
➛ Past accomplishments
➛ Academic Curiosity
Candidates to be considered for The Alba Executive MBA Program must submit the following documents:
The completed ALBA application form, including one recent photograph in jpeg format.
➛ Two letters of recommendation in Greek or in the English language.
➛ Academic transcripts
➛ Proof of competence in the English language
➛ Three Essays, as indicated in the Application form.
➛ Receipt of the non-refundable application fee’s [€60] deposit
Exceptional cases, where no bachelor’s degree exists but is complemented by substantial senior management experience and professional achievements, will be seriously considered.
Top Reasons to study here
➛ Our vision is to become one of the leading research-driven Graduate Business Schools in southeastern Europe.
➛ Transform your career and your life in an exciting learning environment that blends top-notch faculty, award-winning curriculum and international perspective.
➛ Our broad portfolio of MBA and MSc programs will offer you a solution either you seek to launch your career in business, change function or industry.
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