The 2010 ALBA Graduation Ceremony took place on October 7, at the Athens College Theatre. This year, 264 MSc and MBA degrees were awarded to the graduating students of the ALBA Programs: MSc in Business for Lawyers, MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management, MSc in Finance, ALBA-EFG Eurobank Ergasias MBA in Financial Services, Full Time MBA, Professional MBA, MBA in Shipping and ALBA – ACT Executive MBA.
During the Ceremony, Mr. Nikos Ebeoglou, Cairman of the Board of ALBA, presented the Special Business Plan Award to the MBA team “On My Own Ltd” that won the first prize at the European Business Plan of the Year Competition 2010, representing ALBA.
This year’s keynote speaker was Mr. Peter Austin Vlachos, Managing Director of BECK, MACK AND OLIVER LLC, whose speech was concentrated on the global crisis and business ethics. During his speech, Mr. Vlachos highlighted: “Throughout your career, you’ll need to exercise your own judgment. You’ll be put to the test as you progress in your professional endeavors… There is currently so much cynicism, which may lead you to think it is the bad guys who prevail and prosper. When in actuality, it has been my experience that many of the most successful people, among them the pillars of the Greek Community in the United States, adhere to high ethical standards; standards that derive from family, schools, mentors, religious and charitable institutions.”
The Ceremony was concluded with a short address of the President of the ALBA Alumni Association Mr. Manos Dimitropoulos, Alumnus of the 3rd Class of the Professional MBA.