MSc in International Business and Management

Duration: 12 up to 14 months/evening classes
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
Start Date: September
Fees: € 12,500


The MSc in International Business and Management will prepare young graduates (with business or non-business background) for an entry into the world of business. With a sharp focus on developing well-rounded professionals, this general management program will equip you with the knowledge, practical experience, and confidence to launch yourself in business. You will learn to apply skills in a variety of companies, whether in a large multinational or in an export-oriented, fast-growing, small company and variety of functions whether it is finance, supply chain, or marketing in Greece or abroad.


Key features of the program

  • Weekday classes between 18:00 – 22:00, three times per weeks on average
  • A 12-month program (working students can extend their studies to 14 months).
  • 9 core modules & 2 workshops
  • Assessment: group reports/presentations, case study analysis, mid-term tests, final exams
  • 4 elective courses or international component (studies abroad) or Field Consulting Project . Note that the number of the elective courses that a student may follow is not standard, since courses offered are either equivalent to 2 credits or 1 credit each
  • Dissertation or Career Development (Internship or Professional Development for working students).


The MSc in International Business and Management Is Designed for:

  • Recent graduates from any discipline who wish to work in business and management.
  • Recent graduates in business, management or economics seeking in-depth insight into the mechanisms of the global economy as well as the strategy and operations of the international corporation.
  • Young professionals with limited experience who want to enhance their employability in the local and the international labor market.

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


Current Student Profile


Mandatory career development course (summer internship for those curently unemployed or professional development for those who already work is an integral part of our program of studies. Students will connect the knowledge, models and skills learnt in class with the everyday practice of business and management, improving significantly their employability after graduation.

Distinct focus on the architecture of the global trade and financial systems.

An applied perspective within every single course, culminating with the strategic business planning capstone course.

Extensive opportunities to take courses abroad through student exchange agreements with a large network of top Business Schools worldwide.

Exposure to real life business problems through the Field Consulting projects.

The optional research dissertation for those interested in pursuing a PhD and the elective courses help students become independent thinkers as they will critically assess and challenge the established models of management and propose innovative ways of addressing key challenges at work.

Graduates of the MSc in International Business and Management choosing to take The ALBA MBA after having acquired the necessary work experience, will have three courses waived, in addition to the ALBA Alumni discount*.

*Rules and conditions apply


MSc in International Business & Management Total Year Schedule 2017 – 2018

The school reserves the right to re-examine the structure of all academic programs and proceed to any necessary changes in the total year schedules.

5th Period: Dissertation or Career Development (Career Development: Internship or Professional Development)*


*Students who wish to attend the 14-month program, will attend the “Professional Development” or the “Dissertation” during September – October 2018.

* 1 credit = 3 ECTS

1st Period | September – October

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

2nd Period | November – December

Courses Hours | Credits
Managing People & Organizations 28 | 2 Credits
Business Writing & Presentation Skills 14 | 1 Credits
Financial Management 28 | 2 Credits

3rd Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
Production and Operations Management 28 | 2 Credits
Marketing Management 28 | 2 Credits

4th Period | March – April

Courses Hours | Credits
International Experience 56 | 4 Credits
Field Consulting Project 28 | 2 Credits
Elective/s course/s equivalent 28 | 2 Credits
Elective courses equivalent 56 | 4 Credits
Marketing Research & Analysis 14 | 1 Credits
Entrepreneurial Strategy & International Growth 28 | 2 Credits
Road testing- Feasibility Analysis 14 | 1 Credits
Managing the Family Enterprise 14 | 1 Credits

5th Period | May – July

Courses Hours | Credits
Management Accounting 14 | 1 Credits
Global Business & Trade 14 | 1 Credits
Dissertation - | 4 Credits
Career Development - | 4 Credits


The Professors

Academic Director
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 decision making and the development of decision techniques in Corporate Finance and Strategy literature.

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Course Faculty
Reader in Economics at Cardiff Business School view more
Professor of International Business and Strategy view more
Evangelia Baralou Academic Director of the MSc in Tourism Management
Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Open University, UK view more
Principal lecturer Int. Business & Strategic Management, Nottingham Business School view more
Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Amsterdam Business School view more
Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, The Stavros Costopoulos Chair in Human Resource Management view more
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior & Leadership, NEOMA Business School view more
Lecturer, DEREE-The American College of Greece view more
Christos Koritos Academic Director of the MSc in Marketing
Assistant Professor of Marketing view more
Kyriakos Kyriakopoulos Associate Dean of Academic Programs Enrollment; Academic Director of Executive MBA Academic Director of ALBA - Eurobank MBA in Financial Services
Professor of Strategy and Marketing view more
Maria Moragianis Director Career and Alumni office
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Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences view more
Reader in Marketing & Entrepreneurship, Director of MBA Programmes/, Sheffiled University Management School view more
Pavlos Vlachos Academic Director of the ALBA MBA
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


After completing the program, participants should be able to:

  • Comprehend qualitatively and quantitatively the core areas of business.
  • Be effective decision makers, capable of solving a variety of business problems.
  • Craft an effective business plan and learn how to manage the project.
  • Display strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Be a valuable team player in a multinational-multicultural business environment.


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

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 or the MSc in International Business and Management


To be considered for admission, candidates must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree; - Provide evidence of excellent command of the English language;
  • Need to be currently employed or self-employed (valid for the part time mode only) 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.


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