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.
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.
SEV (Hellenic Federation of Enterprises) offers ten (10) partial scholarships for graduate studies at ALBA.
Scholarships are open only for the academic year 2019 – 2020, will cover 50% 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 here with the indication “SEV scholarship” noted at the field Scholarship-Financial Aid. Deadline is set for 15 July, 2019
Note that the evaluation of applications and the final selection will be made from ALBA Graduate Business School, 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.
Scholarships are open for the following programs
Hear the 2017 scholar talking about this initiative and their personal experience!
For any additional information please fill in the below form or contact Ms. Antonina Kalkavoura at 210 8964531 (ext. 2253) | [email protected]
Attracting outstanding candidates from Greece’s Technical Universities has always been a priority of Alba. We share your passion for excellence and we reward it by offering exceptional scholarship opportunities for our MSc in Finance.
This merit-based scholarship covers 100% of tuition fees for the most qualified candidate from the pool of applicants. In addition to the full scholarship, other qualified candidates will receive partial scholarships up to 50% depending on their credential.
Eligible candidates must demonstrate a strong profile and a bachelor C.I. higher than 7/10*
Extracurricular activities, volunteering and related work experience would be highly appreciated.
Interested applicants must complete and submit the online application, no later than July 28, 2019. Please use the notes section to indicate that you apply for “TechUni 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.
If you need additional clarification please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Vicky Moschopoulou at [email protected]
* Graduates of Universities with a different rating system will be judged on a case-by-case basis
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 7/10* .
Extracurricular activities, volunteering and related work experience would be highly appreciated.
Interested applicants must complete and submit the online application, no later than Friday 28/6/2019. 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
Alba Graduate Business School offers two partial merit-based* scholarships that cover 50% of the tuition fees 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. In order to ensure that the applicant and the family business are willing to invest in this opportunity, the application form is submitted by the applicant while The Next Generation Scholarship Committee may contact the CEO/Managing Director for this purpose.
For further information please contact Alexis Komselis, Director of the Alba Hub for Entrepreneurship and Development, tel.: +302108964531 (ext. 2321), [email protected].
* All students receiving scholarships on the basis of merit, either in full or in part, are expected to maintain a Cumulative Index (CI) or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 and above. The CI corresponds to the average grade of all course grades that have been reported, while the GPA corresponds to the average grade of the course grades of a particular term. If both the CI and GPA of a scholarship recipient drops below 3.0, for all courses that have been completed and grades that have been announced through myACG portal, the scholarship will be discontinued until such time as the term GPA or the CI rises to 3.0 and above. In such cases, the student will become personally liable for payment of tuition fees corresponding to the teaching period that follows right after the announcement of the grades of the preceding term, in which both the term GPA and the CI have been reported below 3.0. This rule does not apply to the first and the last teaching period of all Academic Programs.
FPower offers one partial and merit based scholarship for any of the postgraduate degrees offered by ALBA for academic period of 2018/19. This scholarship complements FPower’s activities, and aims at supporting female leadership by giving access to knowledge and skills.
The scholarship is available to interested applicants from FPower’s community, who aspire to assume leadership roles and introduce innovative solutions in terms of both career and society.
Applicants interested in receiving this scholarship need to inform FPower by:
Following a positive response, prospective students need also to apply for the postgraduate degree they wish to study for at ALBA. Applicants should meet the overall criteria for the degree program they will be applying for.
The scholarship recipient will be selected among the applicants who have been successfully gone through the academic evaluation process by a joint FPower and ALBA
3 full scholarship will be offered for : MSc in International Business and Management , MSc in Finance and MSc in Entrepreneurship.
Social and Economic criteria are set by Equal Society . Click here for more.
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