MSc in Business for Lawyers

YOU KNOW BUSINESS LAW; NOW LEARN THE LAWS OF BUSINESS
Duration: 16 months/evening classes
Start Date: September
Fees: € 12,500

OVERVIEW

Clients are in need of lawyers who understand their business. The MSc in Business for Lawyers program is the only academic qualification that prepares lawyers to confront complex problems in the corporate environment and financial markets. The program, exclusively designed for legal professionals, offers a solid theoretical understanding as well as a practical approach to economic and financial issues related to the day-to-day operations of a business firm. The program provides a unique learning experience that promotes collaboration and leadership competencies in an interdisciplinary curriculum.
The MSc in Business for Lawyers is the only Greek postgraduate program for Lawyers that has been included for the past 6 consecutive years in the Financial Times’ LLM Listing - released every year in the FT Innovative Law Schools Report - along with the most renowned Master of Law (LLM) programs in US, Europe and in the UK.


Key features of the program

  • Weekday classes between 18:00 – 22:00, twice a week on average.
  • A 16-month program.
  • 15 core modules and 2 workshops
  • Assessment: group reports/presentations, case study analysis, interim tests, final exams (18:00 – 21:00)

 

The Program Is Designed for Legal Professionals Who:

  • Manage and lead their own law firm.
  • Work as corporate counsels.
  • Work in corporate financing and restructuring.
  • Work in or with financial services firms.
  • Work as consultants to business executives.

You may find here more information about the Program's Intended Learning Outcomes.

 

Current Student Profile

HIGHLIGHTS

International Recognition: Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

The core segment of the program offers a solid foundation of the economic, financial and accounting principles along with necessary quantitative skills. Special emphasis is provided on the practical applications of the economic theories.

The program matches the legal interests of the participants by providing specialization courses on the legal aspects of international finance as well as courses on taxation, and complex financial contracts.

The program is: (a) A link between the legal profession and modern practice in business and finance. (b) A framework for participants to think and act as business partners offering business and managerial insight. (c) A learning experience that fosters leadership and teamwork competencies.

CURRICULUM

MSc in Business for Lawyers Program Total Year Schedule 2018-2019

1 credit = 3 ECTS

1st Period | September – October

Courses Hours | Credits
Quantitative Methods for Business 14 | 1 Credits
Business Economics 28 | 2 Credits
Financial Accounting 28 | 2 Credits

2nd Period | November – December

Courses Hours | Credits
Business Writing & Presentation Skills 14 | 1 Credits
Financial Accounting for Lawyers II 14 | 1 Credits
Financial Management 28 | 2 Credits

3rd Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
Legal Aspects of International Finance 28 | 2 Credits
Financial Accounting for Lawyers II 14 | 1 Credits
Regulation of Financial Markets 14 | 1 Credits

4th Period | March – April

Courses Hours | Credits
Mergers & Acquisitions for Lawyers 14 | 1 Credits
Antitrust Law 28 | 2 Credits

5th Period | May – June

Courses Hours | Credits
Intellectual Property Law 14 | 1 Credits
The Management of Legal Conflict: Legal Strategy, Negotiation, and Mediation 28 | 2 Credits

6th Period | September – October

Courses Hours | Credits
Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility 14 | 1 Credits
Taxation Law 28 | 2 Credits

7th Period | November – December

Courses Hours | Credits
Managing People & Organizations 28 | 2 Credits

FACULTY

The Professors

Academic Director
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Stefanos Zarkos Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance

Dr. Zarkos has teaching and research interests in the areas of Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Capital Budgeting, Real Options, Management Accounting and Strategy. His research focuses on new applications of real options in management decisi

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Course Faculty
Reader in Economics at Cardiff Business School view more
Evangelia Baralou Academic Director of the MSc in Tourism Management
Senior Lecture in Organisation Studies, Open University, UK view more
Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Amsterdam Business School view more
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior & Leadership, NEOMA Business School view more
Maria Moragianis Director Career and Alumni office
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Professor, Boston College view more
Professor in Banking and Finance Law , Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London view more
Assistant Professor of Strategy view more
Stefanos Zarkos Academic Director of the MSc Programs: MSc in Finance; MSc in International Business & Management; MSc in Business for Lawyers; MSc in Entrepreneurship
Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance view more

CAREER

After completing the program participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the language of business.
  • Have a genuine understanding of global financial markets.
  • Collaborate in and contribute to complex projects in financing and restructuring.
  • Introduce a managerial dimension to the practice of Law.
  • Make refined judgements in the application of ethics in business and the legal profession.
  • Demonstrate strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Negotiate effective win-win solutions.
  • Have a strategic mindset when dealing with wider business challenges.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships Scheme

You can secure pre-approval of your scholarship, before you apply for admission to the MBA or MSc program of your choice.

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GMAT Scholarships

 Those candidates who bring GMAT score from 700 and above, will be granted a scholarship of 60% of the total tuition fees for all MBA and MSc's (Excluding the Executive MBA, Double Masters for Lawyers and the MSc in ISF Programs). Candidates with high GMAT bellow 700 are also eligible for smaller scholarships.

AHEAD Scholarships for Micro Enterprises

The ALBA Hub for Entrepreneurship and Development (AHEAD) offers one partial scholarship for any of the Academic Programs at ALBA aimed at prospective students from competitive micro enterprises. (Executive MBA, MSc in ISF and Double Masters for Lawyers candidates are not included). Scholarship is  open to entrepreneurs, involved family members and managers from micro businesses with less than 10 employees.

Next Generation Family Business Scholarship

ALBA Graduate Business School offers two partial scholarship  for any of the Academic Programs at ALBA (Executive MBA, MSc in ISF and Double Masters for Lawyers candidates are not included) to a member of the next generation of a family business. It aims to encourage growth and succession in Greek family businesses, and support upcoming business leaders so that they can excel in such a demanding role.

23th Economia Competition

Partial scholarship to all members of the winning team of the “Economia” competition for any of the below stated MSc Programs:

  • MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management
  • MSc in International Business and Management
  • MSc in Finance
  • MSc in Marketing
  • MSc in Business for Lawyers
  • MSc in Shipping Management
  • MSc in Tourism Management
  • MSc in Entrepreneurship

Athens Bar Association

1 full scholarship to applicants for the MSc in Business for Lawyers Program who are also members of the Athens Bar Association.

Piraeus Bar Association

1 full scholarship to applicants for the MSc in Business for Lawyers Program who are also members of the Piraeuss Bar Association.

Democritus University of Thrace

Partial up to full scholarships to graduates of the Law School of Democritus University applying for the MSc in Business for Lawyers Program.

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Partial up to full scholarships to graduates of the Law School of Aristotle University applying for the MSc in Business for Lawyers Program.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for admission, candidates must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degreein law; - Provide evidence of excellent command of the English language;
  • Need to be currently employed or self-employed
  • GMAT tests are optional unless the Academic Committee requires the applicant to take them: in any case, scores of 550 or more (GRE >155) can strengthen your application and help you secure a scholarship.

Candidates must submit:

  • The completed application form, including one recent photograph in jpeg format;
  • Two letters of recommendation in Greek or in English language.
  • Official Academic Transcripts as well as Certified copies of degrees from each undergraduate, graduate or professional degree earned;
  • Proof of competence in the English language (unless schooled in English), e.g. Proficiency or TOEFL or IELTS.
  • Three Essays, as indicated in the Application form;
  • Receipt of the non-refundable application fee's [€60] deposit

Click here to download the details for admission.

To learn more about academic policy, course credit policy, fees policy and rules for student conduct read the Academic Regulations.

CONTACT

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Sophie Dimitriadou Program Manager 

We urge applicants to request further information or to come for a meeting at our downtown campus, in order to better understand their profile and motivations.

Just fill out and submit the form below and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.

Tel.: +30 210 89.64.531-8

Fax: +30 210 89.62.139

e-mail: buslaw@alba.edu.gr 

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