The M.Sc. in Financial Management is one of the best postgraduate programs in Finance in Greece, offered by the top-ranked Department of Accounting and Finance of the Athens University of Economics and Business, the oldest and most renowned business school in Greece. The program was established in 2018 and is entirely taught in English. The program aims to attract international full-time students or business executives who are employed in multinational companies based in Greece and wish to develop their skills in the constantly evolving field of Financial Management. It offers an intensive, up-to-date program to a small group of highly motivated students, with talent and good prospects. The program’s curriculum is in line with the latest scientific developments, designed to offer specialized knowledge, focusing on current international trends. It does not only enhance students’ understanding of concepts in financial management and the financial markets but also provides them with the necessary skills to compete effectively for the highest positions in the European and global market for finance professionals.
Internationally oriented as it is, AUEB currently offers Master's programs of international outreach, enrolling students not just from the European Union but also from the Balkans, the Middle East, the United States, Latin America, Africa, and China. At the same time, AUEB actively participates in international organizations, fora, and networks that aim to improve Higher Education, as well as in initiatives that aim at strengthening international collaborations. As a result, AUEB is consistently placed highly in international rankings such as the QS, Times Higher Education, Eduniversal, and others, and thus is able to develop international collaborations with prestigious organizations.
The Program’s Mission
The program’s mission is the advancement of knowledge and scientific research in the field of Financial Management. Especially when considering the unstable national and international economic conditions, as well as the high complexity of financial markets, specific knowledge in those fields is now more than ever essential for climbing the executive ladder in any given industry. This mission is accomplished through a contemporary and well-designed curriculum that utilizes a variety of teaching methods apart from the study of international scientific literature, such as laboratory classes, case studies, and individual or team assignments.
The Master’s Program in Financial Management is equal to seventy-five (75) ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), and includes twelve (12) courses units, worth five (5) ECTS credits each, as well as the M.Sc. Dissertation, worth fifteen (15) ECTS credits. For part-time students, eight (8) courses units are offered in the first year of studies and four (4) in the second year, while classes are held during evening hours. The program is entirely taught in English.
Accounting for Corporations I
Accounting for Corporations II
Accounting Measurement of Financial Instruments IFRS 9
Fundamental Analysis of Investments
(students must select three courses equal to a total of 15 credit units)
Derivatives Markets and Valuation
Corporate Financing: Trends and Developments
Commercial and Investment Banking
Mergers and Acquisitions
Dissertation - Summer Months
Data Collection, Analysis, Writing, and Presentation of Dissertation
Admission Criteria and Applications process
Applications period: February to May
Applications are submitted online.
University Degree (non-Greek degrees must be recognized by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre).
Two reference letters.
Very good command of the English language, as indicated by a TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS score, or CAE/CPE.
Work experience for part-time applicants
An updated CV
Why Study at AUEB’s MSc in Financial Management
Attracting top-quality applicants from all over the world
The Master's program in Financial Management offers an intense study program and aims to attract highly motivated intelligent applicants, with good undergraduate studies, very good command of the English language, talent, and good prospects, who are ready to work hard and have the ambition to reach top positions on the executive ladder. The Program is addressed to students that have recently graduated and seek to continue their studies at the postgraduate level (full-time course), as well as to business executives holding a bachelor's degree who wish to upgrade their knowledge in the field of Financial Management (part-time course).
Attractive value for money tuition fees
The program’s tuition fees come up to 6.200€ for the full-time course and 6.400€ for the part-time course. The tuition fees are paid in several installments. Upon the decision of the Departmental staff meeting, and taking into consideration the then-current social and economic conditions, the program may grant individual scholarships. Moreover, students of Greek origin may be exempt from the tuition fees according to Law. 4485/2017, article No.35.
Modern facilities and infrastructure
All AUEB’s postgraduate lectures take place in the Postgraduate Studies Building, which is located at the corner of 47 Evelpidon and 33 Lefkados Streets. Lectures also take place in the nearby building of 29 Evelpidon St, as well as the new fully renovated building of AUEB situated at the crossroads of 2 Troias, Spetson and Kimolou Streets.
The Laboratory of Accounting Applications
The Laboratory for Applied Finance
The Laboratory for Business Analysis and Valuation
The Laboratory of Behavioral Finance
The Interdepartmental Laboratory for International Shipping, Finance, and Management
Effective networking with the industry
The University enjoys excellent relations with industry, offering customized programs to an increasing number of Greek or international companies, cooperating with leading organizations in research, and receiving grants for research, consulting, and executive training. These relations offer a strong competitive advantage to our students while they study, but also after they graduate, and help them meet the demands of the local and international labor market.
The program’s students and graduates are assisted and guided by AUEB’s Career Office, in decisions related to their future employment and career path. Within the framework of services provided, the Career Office has developed and is constantly expanding a broad network of dynamic partnerships with large organizations and corporations in Greece and abroad, is posting job announcements, organizes events and workshops, and offers consultancy in career-related areas.
The Office has been hosting, ever since 1993, the “Career Days” event, during which all AUEB’s undergraduate and postgraduate students and alumni have the chance to meet in person and interact with potential employers from a variety of different business sectors.
Living in Athens!
Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece, with a growing population of 4 million people, has always been the crossroad between Europe, Asia, and Africa. The unique historical character of the city, shaped across the millennia by the interaction with a wealth of cultures and civilizations is evident throughout the city’s monuments and everyday life. Athens is one of the most interesting and exciting cities in the world, successfully combining yesterday’s history with tomorrow’s aspirations for a unique environment for any student or visitor alike. Living in Athens will give you the best student memories. As an AUEB student, you are sure to have a most productive, rewarding, and enjoyable time!