The premier academic qualification for those interested in a international career in finance in Greece and abroad. The MSc in Finance prepares aspiring and seasoned finance professionals for a successful career in the areas of banking, corporate finance, investment management, risk management and treasury management. The MSc in Finance is the only CFA Affiliated Program in Greece and has been included in the past in the Financial Times’ Special Report on “Financial Training”, along with the most renowned MSc in Finance programs in Europe, North America and Asia.
The program provides robust academic knowledge which is also practically relevant to the needs of the industry and makes regular use of steering committees that consist of both academics abd practitioners. These committees review the curriculum and also examine the delivery methods and the practical applications of the knowledge offered so they make sense in today’s world of business. As a result we manage to maintain exceptionally high placement rates, reaching up to 100% in a 6-moth-period after graduation.
Key features of the program
The MSc in Finance Is Designed for:
You may find here more information about the Program's Intended Learning Outcomes.
Current Student Profile
International Recognition: Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and EPAS (European Foundation for Management Development)
The core segment of the program establishes a solid foundation for finance and the capital markets and provides participants with the necessary financial quantitative skills.
The program is tailored to match participants’ professional needs and aspirations through specialization courses in Investments or Corporate Treasury Management.
Elective courses offer the opportunity for further specialization.
The program culminates with the Security Analysis course, which puts into practice the ideas, concepts and techniques taught throughout the program, for the purpose of analyzing and valuating a company.
Usage of ACG's Simulated Trading Room that provides a real sense of technological sophistication, bringing financial markets to the students’ fingertips through cutting-edge software along with the appropriate hardware.
The program has an optimal combination of academic fervor and relevant professional knowledge:
Scientific rigor: a broad and deep understanding of finance in global context and a firm grasp of the latest financial theories and techniques.
Applied knowledge: emphasis on the practical applications of finance theories in solving actual problems.
Regular use of steering committees that consist of academics as well as practitioners. These committees review not only the curriculum of the program but also examine the methods of delivery and the practical applications of the knowledge offered so they make sense in today’s world of business and provide our students with valuable skill
Exceptionally high rates of employment even during the period of economic crisis
CFA University Affiliation Program:
Alba has been welcomed in the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. Our MSc in Finance has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. This program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.
Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that ALBA’s curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. Through participation in this program, ALBA is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.
The School reserves the right to reexamine the structure of all academic programs and proceed to any necessary changes in the total year schedules.
4th Period: Investments Stream or Corporate Treasury Management Stream
5th Period: 2 of the elective courses OR Individual Consulting Project OR Dissertation.*
* Instead of the two elective courses a student has the right to submit an individual consulting project or a dissertation FI9999 (4 credits).
**Students who have passed all three levels of CFA program exams are eligible for receiving exemptions in the following core courses of the ALBA MSc in Finance program: (1) Corporate Finance & Valuation (2) Portfolio Management and Investments.
Dr. Zarkos has teaching and research interests in the areas of Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Capital Budgeting, Real Options, Management Accounting and Strategy. His research focuses on new applications of real options in management decision making and the development of decision techniques in Corporate Finance and Strategy literature.alba profile link
The practically relevant of the Program is reflected in the impressive placement rates of its graduates reaching for the previous academic year a full 100% within a 6-months-after-graduation period.
After completing the program participants should be able to:
You can secure pre-approval of your scholarship, before you apply for admission to the MBA or MSc program of your choice.
Scholarships of 60% for MBAs and MSc programs for GMAT ≥ 700
Ten (10) partial scholarships of 50% to Small and Medium Enterprises – members of SEV, offered as rewarding services to the members of the Federation.
Two (2) merit-based scholarships of 50% to a member of the next generation of a family business for several MBA & MSc programs
Merit-based scholarship covering up to 100% of tuition fees for the most qualified graduates of Technical Universities
Partial scholarship of 60% to be awarded to a candidate of the MSc in Finance with excellent academic performance and potential.
FPower offers one partial and merit based scholarship.
3 full scholarship based on social and economic criteria
50% scholarship for a selected program to all members of the winning team of the “Economia” competition
To be considered for admission, candidates must:
Candidates must submit:
Click here to download the details for admission.
To learn more about academic policy, course credit policy, fees policy and rules for student conduct read the Student Handbook
Fill out this form to get your copy of our brochure and the contact information of our the Admissions department for further information.
We urge applicants to request further information or to come for a meeting at our downtown campus, in order to better understand their profile and motivations.
Just fill out and submit the form below and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.
Tel.: +30 210 89.64.531-8
Fax: +30 210 89.63.302
e-mail: [email protected]
Join the upcoming session and learn more about our Programs.READ MORE
Take the ALBA diagnostic test to Add Focus to your Career.READ MORE
Judge for yourself and attend a lecture!READ MORE
Experience what studying at ALBA is like!READ MORE
Visit our campus and receive advice and guidance for your studies.READ MORE