ALBA Carrefour Marinopoulos Diploma in Management Studies

Wednesday, 27/07/2005

Carrefour-Marinopoulos has trusted ALBA for the design and implementation of a fourteen- month Executive Development Program, titled 'ALBA-CARREFOUR MARINOPOULOS Diploma in Management Studies', for a selected group of upper level executives. The Program is specifically designed to create a fully customized solution, in order to meet the specific needs and challenges of Carrefour Marinopoulos and fit the company's strategy.

CARREFOUR MARINOPOULOS S.A. is the result of a joint venture agreement with Carrefour S.A. of France, one of the world leaders in the retailing sector with 680 Hypermarkets, 2.260 Supermarkets and 5.400 hard discount stores all around the world. The purpose of this joint venture is to maintain Carrefour-Marinopoulos' leading position in the Greek market as well and expand these operations into Cyprus and other Balkan countries.              

This program structure is a unique combination of four, five-day modules, held at ALBA's facilities. Prior to the beginning of the program, a weekend will be set aside for a teambuilding workshop. In order to complete the requirements of the Program, participants will have to prepare a final project related to the overall evaluation of Carrefour Marinopoulos S.A.

In the course of the fourteen-month Program, participants will have the opportunity to update themselves on the evolution of concepts and ideas in theory and practice, tools and techniques currently applied in business. At the same time, an in-depth analysis of the current corporate business challenges, will lead to the integration of examples, case studies and real business issues from the same industry and the company itself, resulting to immediately applicable knowledge, skills and competencies.

The areas to be covered are: 

Team Building: Robert D. Marx Associate of Management, University of Massachusetts, USA & Visiting Professor with Formal Affiliation, ALBA

Business Economics: Kostas Axarloglou Assistant Professor of Business Economics, ALBA

Accounting & Finance: N. Travlos Dean, The Kitty Kyriacopoulos Chair in Finance, ALBA & S. Zarkos Assistant Professor of Finance, ALBA

Marketing: Vasilis Theoharakis, Associate Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship, ALBA & Senior Lecturer, Aston Business School, Aston University, UK

Supply Chain Management: George Hadjinicola, Associate Professor of Operations Management, University of Cyprus

Human Resources Management: Olga Epitropaki Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, ALBA

Business Ethics: Richard NielsenThe Aristides Daskalopoulos Endowed Professor in Business Ethics & Professor of Organization Studies, Wallace E. Carroll School of Management, USA 

Leadership: to be announced

Strategic Management: Loizos Heracleous Fellow in Strategy & Organization, Templeton College, University of Oxford, UK

Decision Making: K. Axarloglou Assistant Professor of Business Economics, ALBA