Athens MBA joins top 10 list

An MBA course offered by the Athens University of Economic and Business (AUEB) was ranked as the tenth best in Europe and is drawing a growing number of international students, according to a ranking completed by a leading education magazine. The survey, put together by magazine ReportED, also placed the MBA course in position No. 30, of a total of 250 business schools worldwide. The director of the international MBA program, Professor Grigoris Prastakos, told Kathimerini that the course caters to the growing presence of Greek businesses in the Balkans. «We have a strategic position in line with Greek businesses. Many graduates from Balkan countries choose to study business administration in Greece and then return to their countries, seeking management positions at a Greek subsidiary,» he said. According to AUEB data, 40 percent of students this year are from abroad, up from 12 percent two years ago. It is the first time that a Greek MBA program has been featured on an international ranking list.