The ALBA Graduation Ceremony for the year 2008 took place on October 2, 2008, at the Athens College Theatre, with 264 Graduates: 24 from the MSc in Business for Lawyers, 38 from the MSc in Finance, 45 from the MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management, 14 from the MBA in Shipping, 17 from the MBA in Banking, 41 from the Full Time MBA, 57 from the Professional MBA and 28 from the ALBA-EFG Eurobank Ergasias MBA in Financial Services.
During the Ceremony, the Field Consulting Project awards were presented to the MBA team for the project: ''Entering the Greek retail energy market'', assigned by Endesa Hellas S.A., to the MBA in Shipping team for the project: ''Evaluation of the optimum vessel for conversion from a tanker to a bulk barrier'' assigned by Optima Shipbrokers, to the MBA in Banking team for the project: ''NEA GENIA ZIRIDIS Developing a Best-for-Life Institute'', as well as to ALBA-EFG Eurobank Ergasias MBA in Financial Services team for the project: ''Integrating Brach Applications, FENDI: Front end integration''. Last but not least, the Special Business Plan Award was presented to the MBA team 'Exelixis' that represented ALBA at the European Business Plan of the Year Competition 2008 and won the 2nd runner-up Award.
Keynote speaker was Mr. Costas Piliounis, Vice President International Operations at NOVO NORDISK A/S. Finally, a short address by Mr. Lois Genitsarelis, on behalf of the ALBA Alumni Association, concluded the 2008 Graduation Ceremony.