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alba graduate business school

ALBA Graduate Business School

Business unusual


  • Non-state academic institution of graduate studies in Business Administration
  • Not-for-Profit association of 69 Corporate Members
  • Operates under the auspices of the:
    • Federation of Greek Industries (ΣΕΒ),
    • Hellenic Management Association (ΕΕΔΕ)
    • Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ΕΒΕΑ)
  • Research-driven institution
  • International reputation among Graduate Business Schools
  • Member of CEEMAN (Central & East European Management Association)
vision mission
Vision & Mission

Our vision

To become one of the leading research-driven Graduate Business Schools of Europe on the basis of excellence of teaching and intellectual impact on the business world, attracting outstanding faculty and students from all over the world.

Our mission

To educate visionary leaders of tomorrow who will act as agents of change

To help shape the future business world by pushing forward the frontiers of knowledge related to the management of business organizations and making that knowledge relevant to practitioners

academic council members
Academic Council Members

Ch. Argyris

The James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University, USA

P.J. Athanasopoulos

Chairman and CEO, Public Power Corporation SA; Executive Senior Executive Advisor, Toyota Motor Europe; Professor Emeritus, Department of Banking and Finance, University of Piraeus, Greece

G.M. Constantinides

The Leo Melamed Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, USA

Ch. Delporte

Rector, Facultes Universitaires Catholiques de Mons (FUCAM), Belgium

academic council members cont d
Academic Council members (cont’d)

P.R. Kleindorfer

Universal Furniture Professor of Decision Sciences, Economics and Business and Public Policy, Chairperson, Operations & Information Management Department, Co-Director, Risk Management & Decision Processes Center, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA

Colin Mayer, Dean, Oxford Said Business School

A. De Meyer, Deen, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

John Saunders, Dean, Aston Business School, Aston University

L. Tava

Professor of Quantitative Economics, Director, Quantitative Methods Center, SDA Bocconi, Italy

H. Thomas, Dean, Warwick Business School, The University of Warwick

R. Winkler, James B. Duke Professor, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

board of directors
Board of Directors

N. Travlos

The KittyKyriacopoulos Chair in Finance, Member

D. Mavros (PRC Group)


N. Nanopoulos (EFG Eurobank)


A. Frangou (Navios Corp)


N. Ebeoglou

Chairman of the Board, Hellenic Management Association Representative

U. Kyriacopoulos (S&B Minerals)

Vice-Chairman of the Board

Ch. Lambropoulos

Secretary General, Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry Representative

G. Aronis (Alpha Bank), Treasurer

D. Papalexopoulos (Titan Cement)

Member, Federation of Greek Industries Representative

alba corporate members
ALBA corporate members


Diageo Hellas S.A.

ENET Power Electromechanical S.A.

EFG Eurobank Ergasias S.A.

Eureka Hellas S.A.

Fage Dairy Industry S.A.

Federation of Greek Industries

Frigoglass S.A.

Genesis Pharma S.A.

Greek Postal Savings Bank

Halyvourgiki INC

Hay Group S.A.

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE S.A.)

Helliniki Halyvourgia S.A.

Hyundai Hellas P. & R. Davari S.A.

Infote Information for all S.A.Interamerican Hellenic Life

ABN Amro Bank NV


Adel/Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising

ALBA Alumni Association

Allianz Hellenique Fund Management Co. S.A.

Alpha Bank S.A.

Alpha Finance S.A.

Aluminum De Grece S.A.

Antenna T.V. S.A.

Aspis Pronia General

Insurance Co. S.A.

Athenian Brewery S.A.

Boutari J. & Son Holding S.A.

BP Hellas S.A.

Capsis Tourist Complex S.A.

COCA - COLA Hellenic Bottling Company S.A.

Commercial Bank of Greece S.A.

alba corporate members cont d
ALBA corporate members (cont’d)

Insurance Co. S.A.

Intracom S.A.


LARCO General Mining & Metallurgical Company S.A.

L' OREAL Hellas S.A.

Leousis J.N. Full Service S.A


Metaxa S.&E.&A. S.A.

METKA Metal Constructions of Greece S.A.

National Bank of Greece S.A.

Neoset S.A.

Nestlé S.A.



Oracle Hellas S.A.

Papastratos Cigarette MFG Co. S.A.

Petropoulos P. S.A.

Phosphoric Fertilizers Industry S.A.

Piraeus Bank S.A.

Piscenes Ideales S.A.

Preveza Mills S.A.

Public Power Corporation S.A.

Royal Olympic Cruises Hellas S.A.

Sanofi Aventis

S. C. Johnson Hellas S.A.

Shell Hellas S.A.

Siemens S.A.

S&B Industrial Minerals S.A.



Thenamaris Ships Management Inc.

Titan Cement Co S.A.

Vivartia S.A.

XEROX Hellas S.A.

69 corporate members
69 corporate members




endowments funding programs
Endowments & funding programs
  • The Kitty Kyriacopoulos Chair in Finance
  • The Stavros Kostopoulos Chair (academic subject to be identified)
  • The Constantinos Kapsaskis Endowed Professorship in Financial Services Management
  • The Aristides Daskalopoulos Endowed Professorship in Business Ethics
  • The George D. Mavros Research Professorship in Organization & Management
  • The Tassos Papastratos Research Professorships in Marketing
  • The TITAN Distinguished Visiting Professors Program
Resident Professors are internationally renowned scholars

Visiting Professors are drawn from top international business schools like Columbia, Harvard, INSEAD, London Business School, Wharton, Warwick, etc.



Visiting Professors

resident faculty
Resident Faculty
  • Nickolaos G. Travlos, Dean, The Kitty Kyriacopoulos Chair in Finance
  • Richard Nielsen, The Aristides Daskalopoulos Endowed Professor of Business Ethics
  • Haridimos Tsoukas, The Geogre D. Mavros Research Professor of Organization & Management Professor of Organization Studies, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
  • TheodoreSougiannis, Professor of Financial Accounting
  • AntreasAthanassopoulos, Professor of Service Operations Management
  • Olga Epitropaki, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management
resident faculty cont d
Resident Faculty (cont’d)
  • NikolaosMylonopoulos, Associate Professor of Information Systems
  • Nicholas Tessaromatis, Associate Professor of Finance
  • Vasilis Theoharakis, Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • Kiriakos Vlahos, Associate Professor of Management Sciences
  • Evangelia Baralou, Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior
  • Christos Cabolis, Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance
  • SarahDrakopoulou-Dodd, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
  • Kyriakos Kyriakopoulos, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Marketing
resident faculty cont d1
Resident Faculty (cont’d)
  • Yiota Pastra, Assistant Professor of Accounting
  • IliasVisvikis, Assistant Professor of Finance
  • Stefanos Zarkos, Assistant Professor of Finance
  • DionysiosDionysiou, Assistant Professor of Organizational Change & Business Excellence
  • Kostas Axarloglou, Associate Professor of International Business & Strategy
Indicative list of Visiting Faculty

INSEAD, France

Ziv Carmon  Soumitra Dutta  Prashant Malaviya


Nikos Tsikriktsis


Anthony Saunders


Paschalina Ziamou Steven Schnaars


Steven Blum


Robert Marx

ALBA: An institution committed to Excellence
  • Quality of the institution, with a distinctive mission and philosophy to make a difference
  • Innovative and flexible programs
  • High-caliber quality Faculty with outstanding international reputation
  • Excellent service – personal approach
  • Constantly growing number of companies whose executives attend our Programs
  • Strict student selection process, based on academic achievement, skills and personality
  • Premier location
  • Attractive career opportunities
  • Networking (alumni network, career office)
  • Life-long learning
  • Academic Programs
  • Executive Development Programs
  • Academic Research
  • Applied Research and International Projects
  • Public Events
academic programs

Professional MBA

MBA in Shipping

MBA in Banking*


MSc in Finance

MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management

MSc in Business for Lawyers

*under the auspices of the Hellenic Bank Association

Academic programs
executive development programs
Executive development programs
  • Open-enrollment seminars & programs, addressing the latest management trends
  • Company-specific seminars & programs, designed to address the specific needs and challenges of individual organizations
  • Customized Executive Management Programs, in the context of which, participants acquire immediately applicable knowledge, skills & competencies, while strengthening relations with colleagues
  • Joint executive programs with international Business Schools (i.e. Yale School of Management; INSEAD)
  • More than 6,500 participants in total, more than 6,800 training hours in total
academic research
Academic research
  • Basic academic research formulates and tests original theories and hypotheses on a wide range of management issues creation of new knowledge
  • Published in top international academic journals
applied research international projects
Applied research & international projects
  • Promotion of academic research in the broader community
    • E.g. Curricula for practitioners, Latest video podcasting initiative: ALBA-TV
  • Generation of research opportunities for ALBA faculty
    • E.g. “Mobile Youth”, Best Workplaces Competition, International Manufacturing Strategy Survey, Recruitment Confidence Index, Diversity Management Survey etc
  • Exploration of potential teaching innovations
    • E.g. three different projects on e-learning and simulation applications on education, “Change Masters”, “L2C”
  • Innovative opportunities for institutional growth
    • E.g. Entrepreneurship funding guide, Recruitment Confidence Index, Best Workplaces benchmark for ALBA

Global networkingExtensive Publicity & Dissemination of Research Outcomes Innovative projects & PracticesNew Business Development

public events
Public events

International events

  • *Forthcoming* International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Annual Conference, 4-6 July 2007, Athens
  • *Forthcoming* Organization Studies Summer Workshop on Organization Studies as Applied Science: The Generation and Use of Academic Knowledge about Organizations, 7-9 June, 2007, Crete
  • Organization Studies Summer Workshop on Re-turn to Practice: Understanding Organization As It Happens, 15-16 June, 2006, Mykonos
  • Organization Studies Summer Workshop on Theorizing Process in Organizational Research, 12-13 June, 2005, Santorini
  • European Business Plan of the year competition, 17 June-18 June 2004, Athens
  • European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities (OKLC), 5–6 April 2002, Athens
  • European Financial Management Association (EFMA) Annual Conference, 28 June-1 July 2000, Athens
public events cont
Public events (cont.)

Conferences Lectures Fora

  • Organized by ALBA or in cooperation with third parties

Indicative list of past events

  • 3rd Multinational Finance Society Conference, Thessaloniki, 1996
  • Marketing Directors Forum
  • Letters Day Celebration
  • Meet the Architects of Management Excellence in Greece (Lecture Series)
  • Annual events for the “Aristides Daskalopoulos” Endowed Professorship in Business Ethics
  • Frontiers in Management Series
achievements recognition by the market
Achievements – Recognition by the market
  • Over 90% of ALBA graduates are hired by leading companies in Greece or abroad within three months from graduation
  • Over 67% of ALBA Professional MBA program graduates report a salary increase of 30% on average - 85% of them attribute this to their studies at ALBA
  • The Greek industry participates enthusiastically at every ALBA Career Forum (144 corporate recruiters participated in the 14th Career Forum in 2006)
  • The ALBA teams are steadily among the top finalists in the European Business Plan ofthe Year Competition in the last 6 years, since the School started participating in it. ALBA has won the 1st prize twice, in 2003 and 2005, and the 2nd prize in 2006. It is understood that it is only ALBA and LBS that hold such a record.
achievements recognition by the international academic community
Achievements – Recognition by the international academic community
  • All ALBA MBA programs are accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), as of March 2007
  • The proportion of international students within the ALBA student body is currently at 30% and rising
  • ALBA regularly establishes scholarship programs for eligible Greek and International Students in collaboration with organizations and associations (e.g. WISTA Hellas, The Times Newspaper)
  • ALBA Resident Faculty achievements (research output, publications, joint appointments in top international universities) regularly include international distinctions
  • ALBA organizes and hosts a large number of international academic conferences annually (most recent examples: EFMD MBA Directors Conference 2007; IAME 2007)
  • ALBA participates in several student exchange programs with EQUIS-accredited business schools
achievements european business plan of the year competition
Achievements – European Business Plan of the Year Competition

The Wall Street Journal Europe, 25/08/2003

achievements european business plan of the year competition1
Achievements – European Business Plan of the Year Competition

Financial Times, 08/07/2005

achievements european business plan of the year competition2
Achievements – European Business Plan of the Year Competition

Financial Times, Monday, June 4, 2007