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ALBA offers the following academic Programmes, most of which are internationally accredited by AMBA or EFMD.

MBA Programmes
Executive MBA
The Executive MBA is designed for accomplished managers of at least 10 years of work experience, a significant part of which has involved profit and loss responsibility and leading teams. It is a modular Programme offered every second weekend for 18 months.
The ALBA MBA holds the largest number of awards in the prestigious European Business Plan of the Year Competition over the last 10 years, next to the top business schools of Europe. The ALBA MBA is designed for:

  • Highly motivated professionals aiming to advance their career in management positions
  • Professionals who wish to change their career path
  • Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs with a vision to take risks and to create value
  • A Members of family businesses preparing to take on increasing responsibility in the company

MBA in Shipping
Through a combination of academic rigor with practical knowledge, the ALBA MBA in Shipping Programme provides students with the ability to make sound and timely decisions and to cope under pressure in the rapidly changing shipping environment. More than that, the Programme invests heavily in leadership and strategic management competencies, which are particularly relevant both as personal advantages and as essential resources for companies in this sector.
The ALBA MBA in shipping is designed for:

  • Highly motivated professionals with a clear aim to advance their career in management positions in the broader maritime industry
  • Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs with a vision to create value in shipping
  • Members of family businesses preparing to take on increasing responsibility in their companies
  • Professionals with the determination to enter the shipping industry

MBA in Banking (under the auspices of the Hellenic Bank Association)
Under the auspices of the Hellenic Bank Association (HBA), the ALBA MBA in Banking Programme is designed to prepare professionals to confront unprecedented challenges in the global financial services industry in a way which is both competitive and ethically sound. Inspirational leadership, effective decision making, problem solving and prudent change management are some of the skill-sets actively promoted in this Programme.
The ALBA MBA in banking is designed for:

  • Highly motivated individuals, with a firm belief in the value of investing in education and with the determination to rise to the challenges facing the financial services industry.
  • Professionals who wish to get the benefits of an MBA while at the same time specializing in the knowledge and tools of the banking and financial services sector.

The ALBA  Career Office provides world class support to students and alumni. Through personal coaching, more than 10 focused workshops, career panels, job shadowing, internships and countless company visits, students get prepared to seek the best jobs internationally. The annual Career Forum attracts more than 100 recruiters and is the ground for more than 1500 interviews in less than a week. ALBA subscribes and offers to students and alumni all major international recruitment/placement services.
In addition to its academic Programmes, ALBA offers high-quality executive education in order to meet the needs of large domestic and international corporate clients. These Programmes range from open enrollment seminars to customized solutions. More than 11000 executives have attended Executive Development Programmes at ALBA.

Special Scholarships are offered for International students. Please check:

Programme Info:

Name of School: ALBA Graduate Business School
Programme Title:
MBA in Shipping 
MBA in Banking
Accreditation: AMBA
Length of Course: Full Time MBA: 12 months; Part Time MBA: 24-48 months
Type of Programme:
Full-time everyday on weekdays
Part-time twice per week during weekdays
Starting Dates: September
Application Deadlines: The ALBA MBA, MBA in Shipping, MBA in Banking May 31st

Student body

Ratio of applicants to places : 3.1
Number of nationalities:
• Eastern Europe :  89%
• Western Europe : 1%
• North America : 2%
• Asia : 1%
• Africa : 6%
• Middle East : 1%
Men/Women: 58%/42%
Age Range: 25 – 45
Average Age: 30
Degree Background:
Business/Commerce : 24%
Engineering : 23%
Economics : 17%
Sciences/tech : 21%
Other : 15%
Length of Work Experience:
More than 10 years – 11%
5-10 years – 56%
3-5 years  – 33%


Minimum years of work experience (per MBA Programme type): 3 years
University degree: 2:1
GMAT: required for degrees below 2:1 (minimum score 550)         
English test: TOEFL; IELTS; Proficiency of Cambridge; Proficiency of Michigan             
References: 2         
Language fluency:   English


Application fees:€ 60
Tuition fees: € 19,750 for all MBA Programmes
Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance per year:€ 1,000/month
Scholarships availabilities: The ALBA MBA, MBA in Shipping, MBA in Banking



Address: ALBA Graduate Business School at the American College of Greece, 6-8 Xenias street, 11528, Athens, Greece
Telephone: +30 210 89 64 531
Dean: Prof. Nickolaos G. Travlos
Contact Person: Ms. Zoe Kourounakou,

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