The undergraduate program of the Department integrates broad knowledge of the business enterprise, with in-depth knowledge in the area of concentration. Undergraduate degrees are currently offered in the following specializations:
All students in the Department generally follow the same curriculum for the first two years. These are introductory courses in various disciplines and key courses in Business Fundamentals, designed to provide a general education and the necessary background for further in-depth study in one of the above areas of specialization. The primary objective of the program is to give students the critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as the quantitative and computational methods and techniques necessary for situations requiring problem-solving.
By the end of the fourth semester, students will have developed a broad understanding of business education--such that they can make an informed choice of an area of specialization, that suits their interests and career objectives. In the last two years, the program requires that the student take advanced courses in the selected specialty (Business Depth). At the same time, students will consolidate and extend their knowledge, by selecting courses from other disciplines in the Faculty of Economics and Management (Business Breadth). At this time too, students will choose their electives from other Faculties of the University, further broadening their education. In their final year of study, students are offered the option of pursuing an independent research study under the supervision of professors in the Department.
To earn a Bachelor degree, students must complete 240 ECTS. The requirements are summarized below:
English Language (15 ECTS)
General Education (44 ECTS)
Seven courses (Economics, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science)
Free Electives (20 ECTS)
Three to five courses outside the major area of study, from at least three Faculties of the University. Introductory courses offered by the departments of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science can be taken only after the approval of the student’s academic advisor.
Business Fundamentals (51 ECTS)
Eight courses in various business disciplines (from the Accounting and Finance Department and the Department of Business and Public Administration).
Business Breadth (42 ECTS)
Seven third- and fourth-year courses, outside the student’s area of concentration, from the Faculty of Economics and Management.
Business Depth in Accounting or in Finance (54 ECTS)
Nine courses in one of the two areas of concentration offered by the Department.
Capstone Courses (14 ECTS)
Two mandatory courses in business strategy and business ethics.
Optional Senior Thesis (12 ECTS)
Instead of taking two higher level courses from the Department (one breadth and one depth) students may opt to undertake a substantial piece of independent research work during their last two semesters of studies. This option is available only for students with a GPA of at least 7.
Table 1: Mandatory Courses
|Code||Course Title||Credits (ECTS)|
|LAN 100||General Advanced English||5|
|LAN 101||Academic English||5|
|LAN 201||Business Communication for Management English||5|
|ECO 111||Principles of Microeconomics||7|
|ECO 121||Principles of Macroeconomics||7|
|CSC 032||Programming Methods for Problem Solving||6|
|MAS 001||Mathematics I||6|
|MAS 002||Mathematics II||6|
|MAS 061||Statistical Analysis I||6|
|MAS 062||Statistical Analysis II (or BPA 232 Quantitative Methods)||6|
|AFN 111||Financial Accounting I||7|
|AFN 211||Managerial Accounting and Costing I||7|
|AFN 222||Corporate Financial Management||7|
|BPA 131||Principles and Practices of Management||6|
|BPA 231||Organizational Behavior||6|
|BPA 241||Introduction to Operations Management||6|
|BPA 244||Business Information Technology||6|
|BPA 251||Principles of Marketing||6|
|BPA 435||Strategic Management||7|
|AFN 416||Business Ethics and Corporate Governance||7|
Table 2: Academic Program for the first and second year of studies
|First Year - First Semester||First Year - Second Semester|
|ECO 121 Principles of Macroeconomics||ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics|
|ΜΑS 001 Mathematics Ι||ΜΑS 002 Mathematics ΙΙ|
|FLL 100 General Advanced English||FLL 101 Academic English|
|BPA 131 Principles and Practices of Management||AFN 111 Financial Accounting I|
|MAS 061 Statistical Analysis I||CSC 032 Programming Methods for Problem Solving|
|Second Year - First Semester||Second Year - Second Semester|
|FLL 201 Business Communication for Management English||AFN 222 Corporate Financial Management|
|AFN 211 Managerial Accounting and Costing I||BPA 231 Organizational Behavior|
|BPA 241 Introduction to Operations Management||BPA 232 Quantitative Methods I|
|BPA 251 Principles of Marketing||BPA 244 Business Information Technology|
|Free elective course||Free elective course|
Table 3: Indicative Academic Program for the third and fourth year of studies
|Third Year - First Semester||Third Year - Second Semester|
|Two Business Depth Courses||Three Business Depth Courses|
|Two Business Breadth Courses||Two Business Breadth Courses|
|Free elective course|
|Fourth Year - First Semester||Fourth Year - Second Semester|
|Two Business Depth Courses||Two Business Depth Courses|
|Two Business Breadth Courses||One Business Breadth Course|
|BPA 435 Strategic Management||AFN 416 Business Ethics and Corporate Governance|
|Free elective course|