ALBA Graduate Business School
Alba Graduate Business School, the American College of Greece is one of the top graduate business schools in Europe, located in Athens. It is accredited by AMBA, NECHE and EPAS (EFMD) and it is famous for being innovative (AMBA innovation award 2015) and for being extremely friendly and customer-centric. Business Unusual is the founding DNA of Alba. It signifies the unwavering commitment to setting sights over the horizon, reaching for visionary ideals and working restlessly to get there, against the tide and against all odds. This is the spirit in which Alba pursues the transformative, Business Unusual, learning journey.
Alba was created by the Greek companies in 1992 and since 2011 it formed a strategic alliance with the American College of Greece, aiming to create a top international educational institution in Greece. Alba offers only MBA and MSc programs in almost all business areas including Shipping Management and Tourism.
With a student body of approximately 400 postgraduate students, the Alba community easily maintains a close-knit feel. With more than 60 exchange partnerships internationally, Alba offers a unique learning experience for those students who wish to study abroad for a short period.
Alba faculty comprises of staff from all over the world who have experience from prestigious schools in the area of business and management and beyond, such as Harvard Business School, Wharton, LBS etc. Alba resident professors are leading academics who produce high caliber academic research that has appeared mostly in top academic journals such as Academy of Management Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Marketing, etc. Some of the articles published by Alba faculty are among the most highly cited in their areas. Alba has very strong ties with the business community in Greece and especially with the Greek Shipping companies which are the top in the global industry.
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Scholarships & funding
International students are eligible to partial scholarships up to 30% on tuition fees depending on the application excellence and the quality characteristics of the candidate. If the applicant provides a GMAT score more than 700 then the scholarship on tuition fees will be 40%.
We can pre-approve your scholarship before you apply for enrollment to an Alba program.
For more information about scholarship details, Please check the university website.
Why study at ALBA Graduate Business School
- Alba Graduate Business School is listed in the QS Global 250 Business Schools Ranking list.
- Alba Graduate Business School won the 2015-2016 AMBA Innovation Award
- The MSc in Tourism Management is ranked at TOP 80 - Global ranking - EDUNIVERSAL
- MSc in Shipping Management is ranked in Maritime Management, Worldwide (TOP 50 - Global ranking EDUNIVERSAL) - Top Academic research of Alba faculty
Awards & Accreditations
AMBA Innovation Award
Student services & facilities
During your studies here at Alba, you will experience numerous rewarding and exciting challenges. Apart from academics, selecting the right career path and finding the ideal job opportunity is an extremely important and difficult task. We at the Career Office are committed to supporting you in your job search and will provide you with a wide range of services so as to assist you in your career planning and development.
- Career Coaching
- Career Workshops and Masterclasses
- Career Events with leading companies in Greece and abroad
- The Alba Career Forum
- Job Placement Opportunities
ALBA is located in the center of Athens close to the US Embassy at 6-8, Xenias street.
The School's facilities cover a total of 5,750 square meters and include:
- 12 classrooms (fully equipped with audio visual equipment)
- 7 amphitheaters
- 2 Computer lab, Group-study rooms
- Student lounge / Cafeteria
Life in Greece
Greece is unique for a variety of different reasons, whether you are talking about the unequaled amount of history, the Greek language, the way of living or the local food! A warm, safe and welcoming country with an outward-looking mentality and a high level of English spoken, particularly in the cities, it’s an attractive destination for those seeking a sunny and inspiring place in which to study.
Athens is the capital, largest city of Greece and one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history. Thus is the perfect example of the coming together of the Ancient world and today’s modern society. You cannot walk the streets of Athens without continually being reminded of the incredible history that has taken place on those exact streets.
The Greek capital buzzes away as one of the busiest cities in Europe Its wider metropolitan area is home to some 3.75 million people and it dominates the Attica region. Athens, after the 2004 Olympic Games holding, has been transformed into an easy- to-live –in city with a modern infrastructure network. In recent years is has also enjoyed a new wave of stylish shops, restaurants and hotels. All of this create an exciting and eclectic student experience, from historic sites to modern bars, and vibrant nightlife to leisurely coffees.
Alba provides fully furnished, single or shared, apartments (with en-suite kitchen and bathroom) in walking distance from the School's campus. Accommodation is not included in the tuition fees however international students are eligible for discounted fixed rates per month including all bills. Depending on availability, accommodation is provided to incoming exchange students as well. Monthly living cost for studying in Athens depends on students’ life style. A rough estimation of average living cost in Athens is approximately 300-400 Euros per month (excluding accommodation).
Average rating 4.8Based on 15 reviews.
It was an excellent opportunity to be a part of the ALBA community, however, the lockdown didn't let us make the most of it. Having the last course on campus made me realize that what we missed during the lockdown. Studying online was a challenge that helped me to use my time more efficiently, however, face-to-face experience on the last course,...
I just graduated from the 2 year part-time ALBA MBA program from 2018-2020. Besides the challenges which were imposed on everybody during the outbreak of the epidemic and the transition to online class rooms in our 2nd year, this program at Greece's leading business school can be highly recommended and is offering real value for money. The ALBA...
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Great program with knowledgeable professors and service-minded staff in general. The majority of the professors actually work in their respective industries, which were a huge positive for me. I can strongly recommend.