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About Alba Graduate Business School

Country Greece
Number of courses 11
Year founded 1992
Number of students 400

Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece is one of the top graduate business schools in Europe, located in the historic capital of Athens, and accredited by AMBA, NEASC and EPAS (EFMD). It is one of the top 100 business schools globally (QS Global 250 Business Schools). 

Business Unusual is the founding DNA of Alba. A way of thinking and working in business, a way of living in society. It signifies the unwavering commitment to setting 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 Alba pursues the transformative, Business Unusual, learning journey.

Faculty and Research
The Alba faculty consists of a core of Resident Faculty, a number of Visiting Professors from leading international business schools (e.g., Harvard Business School, INSEAD, London Business School, London School of Economics, New York University, University of Michigan, Wharton Business School), and a number of Research Fellows and Teaching Fellows. Alba Resident Professors are leading academics who produce high caliber academic research that has appeared in top academic journals.

The Career & Alumni Office has established strong relations with the business community. Through a series of activities and events, graduates and companies are brought together with the aim of a mutually beneficial collaboration, ensuring that Alba talent is employed by the market's leaders. Career Office Services include: Career Coaching, Career Preparation Workshops, Career Development Events, The Career Forum, Internship Opportunities, Job Placement Opportunities etc.

Top 10 reasons to study at Alba

  • You will learn from some of the most respected, experienced and published academics in the world.
  • You will meet, interact and collaborate with outstanding students from various academic, cultural and national backgrounds.
  • Through your studies at Alba you will experience the combination of both personal and professional approach to your needs as a student and an individual.
  • You will transform your career and your life in an exciting learning environment that blends top-notch faculty, award-winning curriculum, action-driven learning, and international perspective. 
  • The broad portfolio of MBA and MSc programs will offer you a solution either you seek to launch your career in business, change function or industry, or start your own business.
  • Athens is a safe and friendly city with great ambience and enormous history to share.
  • Alba international office provides top quality service to incoming students and a complete package of local accommodation.
  • International students are eligible for up to 30% partial scholarship on tuition fees.
  • Alba is a boutique graduate school where personal relationships and customer centricity are strong elements of the students’ experience.
  • At Alba, students feel that they are 'sailing' together to a unique learning journey!

List of all MBA and MScs can be found at here.

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Find out what students say about Alba Graduate Business School

Adenike Adekoya | The Alba MBA

For me Alba was “Very busy”. But along with the 'busyness' come creativity, fun-filled days and an excellent faculty with a different approach to improving and developing skills you don't even know you have.

Nicola Pissas | MSc in Business for lawyer

The Alba experience transformed me and broadened my horizons in ways I could not even imagine before living it: it has been simply life changing.

Arun Phogat | MBA in Shipping

Alba provided the seamanship skills to vision beyond our fears. The MBA in Shipping enriched the management tools required to become the Next Generation of Manager.

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Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Alba Graduate Business School

International students are eligible for partial scholarships up to 30% on tuition fees.

Services Offered for International Students

  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • Special enrolment and orientation
  • On-campus accommodation
  • Sporting facilities

Accommodation Information for Students

Alba provides fully furnished, single or shared, apartments in walking distance from the School's campus. International students are eligible for discounted fixed rates per month including all bills. Monthly living cost for studying in Athens is approximately 300-400 Euros per month (excluding accommodation).

Study Abroad Information

Except for the exchange program opportunities at Alba provided to partner Universities, international graduate students from all over the world have the opportunity to complete 2 – 8 courses during 4 months (2 Alba periods) and transfer the credits to their home institution. Study Abroad program is offered to graduate students of relevant MSc and MBA Programs from other International Universities who would like to spend 4 months abroad collecting ECTS. Study Abroad students may choose courses from different programs.

Alba offers a rich learning experience in a safe and friendly city with great ambience and enormous history. Athens is also a destination that offers many opportunities for short excursions in Greece and other European cities.

Facts about Alba Graduate Business School

  • Year institution founded: 1992
  • Total enrolled: 400
  • Number of academic staff: 30
  • Year MBA first offered: 1992

Methods of assessment at Alba Graduate Business School

Exams (final & mid-term)

Group projects

Master Thesis/Field Consulting projects

Internship reports