The undergraduate program of the Department integrates broad knowledge of the business enterprise, with in-depth knowledge in the area of concentration. Undergraduate degrees are currently offered in the specializations of Accounting and Finance.
All students in the Department generally follow the same curriculum for the first two years. These are introductory courses in various disciplines and key courses in Business Fundamentals, 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 to give students the critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as the quantitative and computational methods and techniques necessary for situations requiring problem-solving.
By the end of the fourth semester, students will have developed a broad understanding of business education–such that they can make an informed choice of an area of specialization, that suits their interests and career objectives. In the last two years, the program requires that the student take advanced courses in the selected specialty (Business Depth). At the same time, students will consolidate and extend their knowledge, by selecting courses from other disciplines in the Faculty of Economics and Management (Business Breadth). At this time too, students will choose their electives from other Faculties of the University, further broadening their education. In their final year of study, students are offered the option of pursuing an independent research study under the supervision of professors in the Department.
To earn a Bachelor degree, students must complete 240 ECTS. The requirements are summarized below:
- English Language (10 ECTS) – Two courses.
- General Education (38 ECTS) – Six 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 of the student’s academic advisor.
- Business Fundamentals (63 ECTS) – Ten courses in various business disciplines (from the Accounting and Finance Department 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 Faculty 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) – Instead of taking two higher level courses from the Department (one breadth and one depth) students may opt to undertake a substantial piece of independent research work during their last two semesters of studies. This option is available only for students with a GPA of at least 7.
The Department can offer up to five courses, compulsory or not, in English without offering them simultaneously in Greek.
Mandatory Courses (first two years)
|LAN 100||General Advanced English||5|
|LAN 101||Academic English||5|
|ECO 111||Principles of Microeconomics||7|
|ECO 121||Principles of Macroeconomics||7|
|MAS 001||Mathematics I||6|
|MAS 061||Statistical Analysis I||6|
|CSC 032||Programming Methods for Problem Solving||6|
|AFN 221||Personal Finance||6|
|AFN 111||Financial Accounting I||7|
|BPA 131||Principles and Practices of Management||6|
|BPA 244||Business Information Technology||6|
|AFN 211||Managerial Accounting and Costing I||7|
|AFN 222||Corporate Financial Management||7|
|BPA 231||Organizational Behavior||6|
|BPA 241||Introduction to Operations Management||6|
|BPA 242||Data Analysis and Business Applications||6|
|BPA 251||Principles of Marketing||6|
Mandatory Courses (last year)
|BPA 435||Strategic Management||7|
|AFN 416||Business Ethics and Corporate Governance||6|