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MSc in Accounting and Finance
Athens University of Economics and Business

 

Address Athens University of Economics and Business, 47A Evelpidon St, 11362, Athens, Greece
Tel. No. +30 210 8203 633
Fax No. +30 210 8203 634
E-mail address master.accfin@aueb.gr
Course MSc in Accounting and Finance
Length of course 12 months full time – 24 months part time
Date of commencement Starting in September every year
Application Deadlines May 13th 2016
Class Size 20 -30 students
Student accommodation Not available in University’s dorm’s, but the program facilitates the students to rent or share a flat
Cost/fees € 6900 for all international students
Financial assistance The MSc Program offers several monetary prizes equal to 1500€, 1000€ or 500€ to the top 10% students of each class (based on grades achieved throughout the program), for both the full time and the part time program. The prizes are awarded each year during the graduation ceremony. Scholarships also available from other Greek state foundations (more information upon request)
Top recruiters of our graduates PwC, EY, KPMG, Unilever, Greek Government and many major banking institutions
Admission requirements The academic and professional background of applicants is carefully evaluated. The basic entry requirements are the following:
• Bachelor Degree
• Very good command of the English language, as determined by a TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS score, or the Cambridge or Michigan Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
Student profile 1. Countries of origin - 8
2. Ratio Men: Women - ž
3. Age Range - 22-35
4. Average Age Full time 23.06 – Part time 28.11
5. Average Work Experience more than 3.5 years (only part time students)
Course Director Professor Apostolos Ballas
Contact for application Mrs Kassiani Choli - Ms Maria Theologou
Program Secretariat
Tel. +30 210 8203 633
Fax. +30 210 8203 634


 



About the MSc in Accounting and Finance


The MSc course in Accounting and Finance of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) is a leading European postgraduate program which has been operating successfully since 2004. The program has been designed to offer high-quality specialized scientific knowledge in the fields of Accounting and Finance, focusing on current international developments in the area. The program is offered on both a full-time and a part-time basis. The one-year full-time program is designed for students who have recently graduated and seek to continue their studies at the postgraduate level, while the two-year part-time program meets the needs of business executives. For each of the abovementioned courses, students can major in one of the eight specializations offered:
  • Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Tax Accounting
  • Finance
  • Banking & Risk Management
  • Investments & Wealth Management
  • Financial Engineering.
The aim of the course is to foster a new generation of accounting and finance professionals capable of analyzing the corporate challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the global financial environment. This aim is pursued by offering a modern, well-designed program that is based on varied teaching methods, which include study of the international literature, laboratory-supported lectures, case studies, individual and team project assignments, a thesis, and guest lectures by our executive visiting speakers. The University’s infrastructure also contributes to this aim, providing access to relevant scientific and professional journals, and also to databases that allow quick and effective access to information. Furthermore, the Department’s Laboratories, and the University library and Computer Centre, enable postgraduate students to study and carry out high-quality research.

In addition, we take pride in attracting the most motivated, highly achieving individuals who are looking to develop their research, analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills to the highest level and become innovators in their chosen fields of expertise. Graduates of the Master’s Program in Accounting and Finance follow distinguished careers. They are highly employable and they work in positions such as accountants, directors of accounting departments, financial directors, auditors, financial analysts, and evaluators of investment projects, while some of them follow academic careers.

Moreover, the MSc program in Accounting and Finance has been recently recognized by The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA) (https://na.theiia.org/Pages/IIAHome.aspx ) as one of The IIA Internal Audit Awareness Program Schools. Established in 1941 and headquartered in Florida (USA), The IIA is the leading international professional association for internal auditors with more than 180.000 members. The Internal Audit Academic Awareness Program was created to recognize the commitment and effort of universities that provide students with the information and skill sets necessary to choose an internal auditing career path.

The MSc program in Accounting and Finance was ranked among top 100 Programs internationally for 2012, 2013, 2014, as well as 2015, according to Best-Masters.Com, the survey carried out by Eduniversal.com, one of the most respectable European organizations for evaluating universities and higher education institutions all over the world. The ranking involved top postgraduate programs specialized in Financial and Auditing-Accounting studies (http://www.best-masters.com/index.php).

We also take pride in our collaboration with the Masters in Advanced Studies and Financial Research of the Graduate School of Management IGR-IAE of the University of Rennes 1 (France). The agreement involves the exchange of two graduates per year between the collaborating parties, who will be given the opportunity to attend an additional masters program in the collaborating institution for free! Thus, the AUEB graduates selected each year will be awarded the Masters diploma in Advanced Studies and Financial Research of the University of Rennes 1, after the successful attendance of the relative masters’ program’s curriculum. It is also worth mentioning that the Masters Degree in Accounting and Finance currently grants multiple exemptions for the ACCA professional qualification. Check out the following link to find out more http://www.postgraduate-accfin.aueb.gr/Article.aspx?ArticleID=3854.

The Masters program in Accounting and Finance has also been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams. The program is thus entitled to award up to five (5) CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to students each fiscal year as detailed in the Awareness Scholarship Official Rules. For more information check out http://www.cfainstitute.org/community/university/Pages/recognition_program_for_universities.aspx.

Last but not least, studying for an MSc in Greece affords international students the opportunity to acquaint and familiarize themselves with a beautiful environment that blends a long tradition of excellence in commerce with a robust academic curriculum, within a dynamic modern economy. Studying at AUEB will surely prove to be a great experience for all international students, who are encouraged to make the most out of it! Whether students participate in computer-backed courses, attend lectures by business executives and leaders, or just experience the Mediterranean way of life and cuisine, it is certain that their studies in the Master’s Program in Accounting and Finance program will turn out to be an unforgettable, life altering experience!

Program Structure

The Master’s Program Curriculum is equivalent to 75 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credit units. The curriculum includes twelve course or thirteen units (5 ECTS credits each), depending on the specialization attended. Upon completion of the taught courses, students are required to complete an MSc thesis, which is equal to three or two course units (15 or 10 ECTS credits) accordingly. There are both compulsory and elective course units.

Program curriculum

Specialization in:

Specialization in:

Specialization in:

Specialization in:

Accounting

Management Accounting

Auditing

Tax Accounting

1st Semester

1st Semester

1st Semester

1st Semester

1st teaching period

1st teaching period

1st teaching period

1st teaching period

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

Financial Accounting I

Financial Accounting I

Financial Accounting I

Financial Accounting I

Quantitative Methods in Accounting

Quantitative Methods in Accounting

Quantitative Methods in Accounting

Research Methods in Taxation

2nd teaching period

2nd teaching period

2nd teaching period

2nd teaching period

Cost Accounting

Cost Accounting

Cost Accounting

Introduction to Cost Accounting and Management Accounting

Financial Accounting II

Financial Accounting II

Financial Accounting II

Financial Accounting II

Direct Taxation and Tax Planning

Direct Taxation and Tax Planning

Direct Taxation and Tax Planning

Direct Taxation and Tax Planning

2nd Semester

2nd Semester

2nd Semester

2nd Semester

3rd teaching period

3rd teaching period

3rd teaching period

3rd teaching period

Management Accounting

Management Accounting

Management Accounting

Indirect Taxation

Consolidated Financial Statements

Business Strategy

Consolidated Financial Statements

Administrative Procedures

One elective course out of :

Human Resources Management

Accounting Information Systems and Internal Control

One elective course out of :

Financial Derivatives: Accounting and Valuation

 

 

Financial Derivatives: Accounting and Valuation

Indirect Taxation

 

 

Human Resources Management

Accounting Information Systems and Internal Control

 

 

Bank Accounting

Bank Accounting

 

 

Consolidated Financial Statements

4th teaching period

4th teaching period

4th teaching period

4th teaching period

Auditing

Management Control Systems

Auditing

Auditing

Business Analysis and Valuation

Business Analysis and Valuation

Business Analysis and Valuation

Capital Taxation

One elective course out of :

Operational and Financial Risks Management

One elective course out of :

One elective course out of :

Public Sector Accounting

 

Public Sector Accounting

Public Sector Accounting

Operational and Financial Risks Management

 

Operational and Financial Risks Management

Fraud Auditing

Fraud Auditing

 

Fraud Auditing

 

5th teaching period (July)

5th teaching period (July)

5th teaching period (July)

5th teaching period (July)

Contemporary Research Methods in Accounting

Contemporary Research Methods in Accounting

Contemporary Research Methods in Accounting

Contemporary Research Methods in Taxation

July-October

July-October

July-October

July-October

Researching and Writing the MSc Thesis

Researching and Writing the MSc Thesis

Researching and Writing the MSc Thesis

Researching and Writing the MSc Thesis

Specialization in:

Specialization in:

Specialization in:

Specialization in:

Finance

Bank and Risk Management

Investments and Wealth Management

Financial Engineering

1st Semester

1st Semester

1st Semester

1st Semester

1st teaching period

1st teaching period

1st teaching period

1st teaching period

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting

Quantitative Methods in Finance

Quantitative Methods in Finance

Quantitative Methods in Finance

Quantitative Methods in Finance

2nd teaching period

2nd teaching period

2nd teaching period

2nd teaching period

Money and Capital Markets

Money and Capital Markets

Money and Capital Markets

Money and Capital Markets

Modern Types of Financing

Modern Types of Financing

Modern Types of Financing

Modern Types of Financing

Financial Econometrics

Financial Econometrics

Financial Econometrics

Financial Econometrics

 

 

 

 

2nd Semester

2nd Semester

2nd Semester

2nd Semester

3rd teaching period

3rd teaching period

3rd teaching period

3rd teaching period

Financial Derivatives

Fixed Income Securities

Institutional Investments

Financial Derivatives

Portfolio Analysis and Management

Bank’s Institutional Operating Framework

Portfolio Analysis and Management

Stochastic Analysis in Finance

One elective course out of :

One elective course out of :

One elective course out of :

One elective course out of :

Principles of Corporate Governance

Bank Accounting

Financial Derivatives

Fixed Income Securities

Market Microstructure and Dealing Room Simulations

Principles of Corporate Governance

Market Microstructure and Dealing Room Simulations

Market Microstructure and Dealing Room Simulations

Shipping Finance

Portfolio Analysis and Management

Fixed Income Securities

Portfolio Analysis and Management

Real Estate Finance

Financial Derivatives

Shipping Finance

Macro-finance

Macro-finance

Shipping Finance

Real Estate Finance

 

 

Macro-finance

Macro-finance

 

4th teaching period

4th teaching period

4th teaching period

4th teaching period

Banking

Banking

Business Valuation

Financial Engineering

Business Analysis and Valuation

Risk Management

Business Valuation

Computational Finance

One elective course out of :

One elective course out of :

One elective course out of :

One elective course out of :

Behavioral Finance

Credit Risk and Credit Derivatives

Advanced Portfolio Management

Risk Management

Risk Management

Business Valuation

Credit Risk and Credit Derivatives

Advanced Portfolio Management

International Finance

International Finance

Behavioral Finance

Credit Risk and Credit Derivatives

Credit Risk and Credit Derivatives

 

Risk Management

 

July-October

July-October

July-October

July-October

Researching and Writing the MSc Thesis

Researching and Writing the MSc Thesis

Researching and Writing the MSc Thesis

Researching and Writing the MSc Thesis




The Athens University of Economics & Business


Established more than 90 years ago, the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) has always been on the forefront of education and research. Our University has produced by far the largest number of industry leaders, entrepreneurs and managers and has thus played a key role in the development of the country. At the same time, AUEB is privileged to have excellent faculty. Enjoying the best reputation in Greece, and having developed a strong research orientation, AUEB attracts faculty who have previously been on the faculties of some of the best schools internationally, like Wharton, Columbia, London School of Economics, Cambridge, INSEAD, London Business School, Fuqua, and others. In addition, renowned scientists and political figures, including Nobel Prize winners in Economics, have been awarded Honorary Degrees from AUEB.

AUEB is currently a member of the European University Association (EUA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

AUEB also received the “Outstanding International Student Satisfaction Award 2014” from StudyPortals. Our university has shown excellent results based on reviews from international students who studied at AUEB, by achieving an average rating of at least 9.5 out of 10. Thus AUEB has been awarded a "Certificate for Outstanding International Student Satisfaction 2014"

(http://www.studyportals.eu/research/student-satisfaction/articles/895/studyportals-awards-2014-other-countries.html ). In addition AUEB was ranked among top 150 Schools internationally in the subject of Accounting and Finance for 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011, according to the survey carried out by QS, the world’s top university ranking organizations! Additionally our university was recently awarded the internationally renowned EFQM - Committed to Excellence certificate, thus being the 1st Greek state university receiving this kind of recognition.



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