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 Financial Times’ 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Special Report on “Financial Training”, along with the most renowned MSc in Finance programs in Europe, North America and Asia.”
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.
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.
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
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.
Those candidates who bring GMAT score from 700 and above, will be granted a scholarship of 60% of the total tuition fees for all MBA and MSc's (Excluding the Executive MBA, Double Masters for Lawyers and the MSc in ISF Programs). Candidates with high GMAT bellow 700 are also eligible for smaller scholarships.
ALBA Graduate Business School offers three partial scholarship for any of the Academic Programs at ALBA (Executive MBA, MSc in ISF and Double Masters for Lawyers candidates are not included) to a member of the next generation of a family business.
The ALBA Hub for Entrepreneurship and Development offers the “Next Generation Family Business Scholarships” in an effort to encourage growth of and succession in family businesses in Greece. It aims to support upcoming business leaders so that they can excel in such a demanding role.
The Scholarships are awarded to a member of the family business’ next generation that is expected to assume a leading role within the upcoming years. Both the academic background, as well as the applicant’s aspirations and plans for the business’ future will be taken into account.
SEV (Hellenic Federation of Enterprises) offers five (5) partial scholarships for graduate studies at ALBA.
Scholarships are open only for the academic year 2017 – 2018, will cover 40% of total fees and are addressed exclusively to Small and Medium Enterprises – members of SEV, offered as rewarding services to the members of the Federation.
Applications can be submitted online at https://applications.alba.edu.gr/ with the indication “SEV scholarship” noted at the field Scholarship-Financial Aid.
Note that the evaluation of applications and the final selection will be made from ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece.
All applicants need to meet the eligibility criteria of the program they apply for and to go through the standard admission procedure and personal interview.
For any additional information applicants can contact Ms. Antonina Kalkavoura at 210 8964531 (ext. 2253) or through e-mail at [email protected].
ALBA announces the “Y. Pastra Scholarship”, to be awarded to a candidate of the MSc in Finance with excellent academic performance and potential.
This scholarship is established in memory of the late Dr. Yiota Pastra, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Accounting, Head of ALBA Center for Business Ethics, Social Responsibility and Sustainability.
Dr. Pastra joined ALBA in 2001, and had taught a variety of accounting courses to MBA and MSc Programs. She was also researching and teaching on the social aspects in accounting focusing on the human meaning of corporate financials and on Corporate Social Responsibility of companies. She was also the Academic Coordinator of ALBA’s internship Program.
Her teaching philosophy focused on enhancing student learning. This philosophy has led her to the development of student-centered materials
“Y. Pastra Scholarship” is a merit-based scholarship covering 60% of the tuition fees in the program. Eligible candidates must demonstrate a strong profile and a bachelor C.I. higher than 7,5/10* .
Extracurricular activities, volunteering and related work experience would be highly appreciated.
Interested applicants must complete and submit the online application, no later than Friday 1/9/2017.Please use the notes section to indicate that you apply for “Υ. Pastra Scholarship”.
The ALBA admission committee carries all responsibility for shortlist and the final decision. Eligible candidates must meet all of the program’s admission criteria as mentioned in the ALBA website
* Graduates of foreign Universities with a different rating system will be judged on a case-by-case basis
Partial scholarship to all members of the winning team of the “Economia” competition for any of the below stated MSc Programs:
To be considered for admission, candidates must:
Candidates must submit:
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