ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece

ALBA Graduate Business School was founded in 1992 and operates under the auspices of the business community, an association of corporations and institutional members currently numbering more than 90. ALBA, a not-for-profit organization, strives for excellence, quality and continuous innovation in research and teaching.

Business unusual

“Business Unusual” signifies our unwavering commitment to setting our 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 we pursue our transformative Business Unusual mission: to educate the visionary leaders of tomorrow who will act as agents of change and help shape the future business world by pushing the frontiers of knowledge related to the management of business organizations, while making that knowledge relevant to practitioners. We apply this principle to all the challenges facing business and society today, in Greece and beyond. In the face of economic, social, political and environmental crisis, we maintain the highest ethical and quality standards while seeking innovations that will transform everything else.

Business Unusual is the founding DNA of ALBA. A way of thinking and working in business, a way of living in society. We invite all those who share or wish to partake in this mentality to join us.

An International School

Apart from Greece, our full-time student body comes from countries as diverse as South Africa, France, China, Lithuania, Egypt and many others. In addition, through exchange programs, a steadily growing network of partners around the world gives students the opportunity to build international networks of professional and social contacts and to benefit from the exchange of knowledge, experience and cultural insights. Partner schools include Bordeaux Business School, EM Lyon, XLRI Jamshedpur, MIP Politecnico di Milano, the University of San Diego, Sabanci Universitesi and others.

Internationally Accredited Programs

Most of our academic programs are internationally accredited by AMBA and EFMD

Executive MBA


MBA in Shipping

MBA in Banking (under the auspices of the Hellenic Bank Association)

MSc in Finance (which is the CFA Program Partner in Greece)

MSc in Strategic HR Management

MSc in Marketing

MSc in Business for Lawyers

MSc in International Business & Management

MSc in International Shipping & Finance (with the University of Reading)


Our faculty consists of a core team of resident scholars with extensive teaching, research and consulting experience at an international level. In addition, we accommodate leading scholars from top business schools worldwide as visiting professors.

Unmatched Career Services

We pride ourselves on coaching tomorrow’s leaders in business. We are committed to supporting our graduates and alumni in finding jobs locally and internationally and provide with a wide range of services so as to assist them in their career planning and development: Career Coaching, Career Preparation Workshops, Career Development Events, and the Career Forum, the pinnacle of our Career Office’s activities. Our placement efforts and records are unmatched in Greece.

Entrepreneurship at ALBA

The ALBA Hub for Enterprise and Development (AHEAD) brings together all ALBA’s activities dedicated to entrepreneurship. We support students and alumni entrepreneurs through our exclusive services, and work closely with the Greek entrepreneurial ecosystem to celebrate all forms of enterprising.

Get to know us

Be our Guest: We believe that what sets us apart, among many other things, is the classroom experience and our culture. Join one of our classes to form your own opinion: Attend a lecture, meet the professor, talk to our current students. Be our guest and get a taste of this yourself.

Fee or Free: We can pre-approve your scholarship or financial aid before you apply for enrollment in an ALBA program. We are constantly looking to invest in promising individuals with a strong background and the drive to make a difference. This scholarship program is designed to identify, encourage and provide financial support to people who share our vision. Learn more at”

Next Info Session: April 4 Student for a Day: March 30

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A Few ALBA Highlights

The Full Time MBA teams have won the largest number of awards at the European Business Plan of the Year Competition in the last 10 years, since the school started participating in it, competing against the top European business schools, including London Business School and INSEAD. This year’s competition will be by ALBA in Athens.

In 2012, 21 ALBA students and alumni took the Bloomberg Assessment Test (BAT) with great success. According to the results, they were all way above the global average, while most of them scored 70%. The BAT is a global, standardized online exam developed in collaboration with financial professionals, recruiters and academics.

ALBA Alumni are leaders in a broad range of organizations worldwide, forming a culturally diverse group in countries like Australia, Botswana, China, France, Indonesia, Italy, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and the USA.

ALBA introduced the Best Workplaces Competition in Greece in 2003 and since then has been in charge of the process of evaluating the best work environments.

We are the leaders of high-quality executive education in Southeast Europe, meeting the needs of dozens of large corporate clients. Our wide range of programs and seminars (such as Leadership Development Programs, Customized Management Programs and Corporate MBAs) suit organizations at different levels of growth and individuals at different stages of their career.


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