Undergraduate Programs

 The undergraduate program of the Department integrates broad knowledge of the business enterprise, while it also offers the opportunity for in-depth knowledge in the area of concentration. Undergraduate degrees are currently being offered in the following specializations:

  • Accounting
  • Finance

Most of the courses during the first four semesters are common for all students of the Department. They involve introductory courses in various disciplines and courses in Business Fundamentals. These courses are designed to provide a general education and the necessary background for further in-depth study in one of the above areas of specialization. The primary objective of the program is the development of critical thinking and analytical skills and students should be able to apply various quantitative and computational methods and techniques in problem-solving.

By the end of the fourth semester, students will have developed a broad understanding of business education to make an informed choice of an area of specialization that suits their interests and career objectives. During the last four semesters, the program places an emphasis in the advanced courses of the selected specialty (Business Depth). Simultaneously, students consolidate and extend their knowledge by selecting courses from other disciplines within the School of Economics and Management (Business Breadth). Through the choice of elective courses from other Faculties of the University, students are offered the opportunity to broaden and complete their education. In the final year of study, students are offered the opportunity to develop an independent research study under the supervision of professors of the Department.

To earn a bachelor’s degree students need to complete 240 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) units. The requirements are summarized below:

  • English Language (15 ECTS)

Three courses

  • General Education (44 ECTS)

Seven courses (Economics, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science)

  • Free Electives (20 ECTS)

Three to five courses outside the major area of study from at least three Faculties of the University. Introductory courses offered by the departments of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science can be taken only after the approval the student’s academic advisor.

  • Business Fundamentals (52 ECTS)

Eight courses in various business disciplines (from the Department of Accounting and Finance and the Department of Business and Public Administration)

  • Business Breadth (42 ECTS)

Seven third and fourth year courses, outside the student’s area of concentration, from the School of Economics and Management

  • Business Depth in Accounting or in Finance (54 ECTS)

Nine courses in one of the two areas of concentration offered by the Department

  • Capstone Courses (13 ECTS)

Two mandatory courses in business strategy and business ethics

  • Optional Senior Thesis (12 ECTS)

A substantial piece of independent research work that is undertaken during the last two semesters of studies and which can replace two higher level courses from the Department (one breadth and one depth). This option is available only for students with a minimum GPA of 7.

Table 1: Mandatory Courses

Code

Course Title

ECTS

 

Foreign Language

 

LAN 100

General Advanced English

5

LAN 101

Academic English

5

LAN  201

Business Communication for Management English

5

Total

 

15

 

General Education

 

ECO 111

Principles of Microeconomics

7

ECO 121

Principles of Macroeconomics

7

CSC 032

Programming Methods for Problem Solving

6

MAS 001

Mathematics I

6

MAS 002

Mathematics II

6

MAS 061

Statistical Analysis I

6

MAS 062

Statistical Analysis II (or BPA 232 Quantitative Methods)

 

6

Total

 

44

 

Business Fundamentals

 

AFN 111

AFN 211

AFN 222

BPA 131

Financial Accounting I

Managerial Accounting and Costing I

Corporate Financial Management

Principles and Practices of Management

7

7

7

6

BPA 231

Organization Behavior

6

BPA 241

Introduction to Operations Management

6

BPA 244

Business Information Technology

7

BPA 251

Principles of Marketing

6

Total

 

52

 

Capstone Courses

 

BPA 435

Strategic Management

7

AFN 416

Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

 

6

Total

 

13

 

 Table 2: Academic Program for the first and second year of studies

First YearFirst Semester

First YearSecond Semester

ECO 121 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics

ΜΑS 001 Mathematics Ι

ΜΑS 002 Mathematics ΙΙ

FLL 100 General Advanced English

FLL 101 Academic English

BPA 131 Principles and Practices of Management

AFN 111 Financial Accounting I

MAS 061 Statistical Analysis I

CSC 032 Programming Methods for Problem Solving

Second YearFirst Semester

Second YearSecond Semester

FLL 201 Business Communication for Management English

AFN 222 Corporate Financial Management

AFN 211 Managerial Accounting and Costing I

BPA 241 Introduction to Operations Management

BPA 231 Organizational Behavior

 

BPA 251 Principles of Marketing

BPA 232 Quantitative Methods I

 

BPA 244 Business Information Technology

 

Free elective course

Free elective course

 

Table 3: Indicative Academic Program for the third and fourth year of studies

Third YearFirst Semester

Third YearSecond Semester

Two Business Depth Courses

Three Business Depth Courses

Two Business Breadth Courses

Two Business Breadth Courses

Free elective course

 

Fourth YearFirst Semester

Fourth YearSecond Semester

Two Business Depth Courses

Two Business Depth Courses

Two Business Breadth Courses

One Business Breadth Course

BPA 435 Strategic Management

 

AFN 416 Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

 

Free elective course