Athens University of Economics and Business

Athens, Greece
Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB, ASOEE, or OPA) (Greek: Oikonomiko Panepistimio Athinon (OPA) was founded in 1920 in Athens, Greece. Its buildings are housed on Patision Street.
  • #617 Ranking
  • 6 Masters
  • 11000 Students


The Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) is the oldest and most prestigious University in Greece in the areas of Economics and Business Administration. It has always been on the forefront of education and research, and has produced by far the largest number of Greek industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and managers, as well as faculty members and researchers in its areas of interest; it has thus played a key role in the development of the country. With a full spectrum of undergraduate, graduate and Doctoral programs, 25 active research laboratories and a strong international orientation, AUEB is an excellent environment to learn and do research. The quality of its faculty, with many of them having previously been on the faculties of some of the best schools internationally, and having received wide international academic and professional recognition, and its robust, well-designed academic programs, are the key reasons why AUEB attracts an excellent pool of candidates in both its undergraduate and graduate programs.

Situated at the crossroads of three continents, AUEB also offers an exceptional exposure to the world, bringing together issues and challenges from the European Union, the fast developing Balkan countries, and the growing giants of Asia. Its very strong Erasmus program, the well structured international graduate programs, as well as its other extensive international activities that include the Business Confucius Institute, the Chair on International Entrepreneurship, the Special Entrepreneurship program, the various summer programs, the joint training programs with other international schools, and all other international activities render Greece and AUEB an excellent place to get international exposure and understand globalization in practice.

In addition, the University enjoys excellent relations with industry, offering customized programs to an increasing number of Greek or international companies, cooperating with leading organizations in research, and receiving grants for research, consulting and executive training. These relations offer a strong competitive advantage to our students while they study, but also after they graduate, and help them meet the demands of the local and international labor market.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (6)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Social Sciences (1)

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The Athens University of Economics and Business is centrally located in downtown Athens. The main building of the University is located at 76, Patision Street Street in Athens, two blocks away from the Archaeological Museum. The backside of the building faces the Pedion Areos Park and the Panellinios Sports Club. Four more buildings in the area cover the University's needs in offices and teaching rooms. One of them is located at 12, Kodrigtonos Street and the other at 12, Derigny Street. The Research Center is located a few blocks away, at 46, Kefallinias Street and the Graduate School building is located at Louzitania building at the corner of Evelpidon and Lefkados Street.


The AUEB library was founded in 1928 and in 1990 it experienced a massive modernization and IT automation, partly financed by the European Community. Today it covers all aspects of automation, including OPAC, SDI, acquisitions, bar-code-based lending, etc., and uses the integrated library automation system Equilibrium-Libreto. It is one of the largest libraries in Economics and Business Administration in the Balkans.

The library comprises more than 100,000 book titles, and more than 1,000 printed academic journal titles covering areas of Economics, International and European Economic Studies, Business Administration, Management Science and Marketing, Informatics, Statistics, Accounting and Finance, and Management and Technology.

The library also offers 150 CD-ROMs (the Official Journal of the EC in full text, bibliographical database of the Official Publications of the EU, statistical data on the imports and exports of the member-states of the EU etc.) Access to the above mentioned CD-ROMs is available from all library departments via the CD-R

In addition, the Library participates in a consortium for national and international inter-library loans. Thus, the library users have access to the libraries of the Centre of Planning and Economic Research, the Bank of Greece, the National Documentation Centre, as well as to several libraries in Europe. The library employs 26 people and is open, for all students, from 08:30 to 18:00 on working-days and on Saturday from 10:00-14:00. There are also reading facilities which are available daily until 20:00. The AUEB library subscribes over 1,000 electronic journals through all the major electronic search engines (EBSCO, Elsevier's Sciencedirect, Springer's Link, JSTOR, MCB, WilsonWeb, Blackwell publishing, Oxford University Press, Wiley InterScience, CambridgeJournalsOnline etc.). Electronic access to the subscribed journals can be performed from any computer connected to the University intranet or irrespective of location, through dial-up, which is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Also the library offers access to the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) database including data, analyses and forecasts. The library also encompasses the European Documentation Centre which was established by the European Commission in partnership with the University in June 1992 in order to support teaching and research on EU matters. It is part of the University's library and is open to all members of the University, to the wider academic community as well as to everyone interested in EU policies and affairs.


AUEB has one of the largest and most up-to-date computer center facilities in the country. It occupies an area of approximately 700 m2 and holds an extensive library of educational, scientific and business software.

The Computer Center tailored for the research and teaching needs of the University comprises to the following hardware and software facilities:

  • One DEC Alpha Server 1000A 5/400 (450 MHz.) mainframe, running Open/VMS, and configured with 640MB RAM, 5 hard disk units with 26G
  • Two Silicon Graphics Origin 200 mainframe systems, with (4) processors (R10000, 180MHz, RISC 64 bit) each, running IRIX 6.4 (64 bit UNIX). The software includes Email-server, FORTRAN 90 and 77, C++, Pascal, Mathematica, Informix and ORACLE 7.
  • One Compaq ProLiant 1600 system with (2) Pentium II 450 MHz. processors, 512 MB SDRAM, 3 hard disk units with 27 GB total capacity, a DAT tape drive 12/24 GB and four Fast Ethernet 100 Mbps adapters. This system is the primary Windows 2000 Server having the task to control and administer the usage of (240) Windows NT Workstations (Pentium MMX) located in five computer labs at the Computer Center. In addition there are two Pentium Pro systems used as secondary Windows NT Server and Network Router respectively.
  • Serving more than 7,000 users, the Computer Centre research and teaching facilities include five computer labs (classrooms) with a total of 236 Pentium MMX systems, used either as terminals to the Mainframes (IRIX and VMS) or as Windows NT workstations. The workstation software includes the MS Office, SPSS, Internet Explorer etc.

All the systems are linked to the University Network that provides connectivity between the Mainframes, Servers, PC Workstations and other sites, such as classrooms, offices, laboratories and the World Wide Web. The University computing facilities are open on working days from 8:00am to 8:00pm.


During the last few years, a real-time multimedia, distance learning classroom has been created. This specially designed classroom can function either independently as a multimedia classroom, equipped with audiovisual and digital devices, which assist and improve educational process or as a virtual, distance learning classroom. The classroom is equipped with state-of-the-art network and audiovisual devices, which allows for full duplex communication among this and other classrooms. The design and the equipment of the classroom enables high interaction among participants of a course delivered simultaneously in different classrooms, by simulating all operations taking place in a traditional classroom, thereby creating a virtual classroom.


The Teleducation Center is fully operational, serving the current needs of the Institution. The scope of the Tele-education Center is:

  • the supply of distance learning services to the University students, either by supporting the courses with additional distance learning material, or by giving the whole course with the use of the tele-education method,
  • the continuous education and training of executives, working in Greek organizations, public or private, free lancers and unemployed,
  • the export of distance learning services to other countries
  • the operation of the Tele-education Center as a link for gathering the national resources concerning the education technology development and the education service supply.


The Career Office was established in 1992. It provides services to the Universitys postgraduate students in the following three areas:

  • Job Finding: The Career Office assists postgraduate students to begin the process of finding a job by:

a) issuing daily announcements regarding vacant positions and forwarding curriculum vita to companies which cooperate with the University in this regard,

b) organising Career Days every Spring, during which representatives from numerous companies meet and discuss employment prospects with interested students and graduates, and

c) organising seminars both to prepare applicants for interviews and to inform them about labour market trends.

  • Information: The Career Office provides written information on scholarships and employment prospects in Greece.
  • Consulting: The Career Office provides, in both printed and electronic formats, useful advice on writing curriculum vita and cover letters, and on preparing for job interviews. This information is available to all the Universitys postgraduate students.


Restaurant Facilities: Meals are available to all postgraduate students at the University restaurant. Some students, depending on their financial situation, are entitled to eat at the University restaurant free of charge. Enquiries can be made at the Office of Student Affairs, located in the basement of the main building at 76 Patission St. Students should bring a copy of their most recent tax statement.

Health care: Free medical and hospital care is available to all AUEB postgraduate students from Greece and non EU countries, who first sign a form stating that they are not insured by any other health care institution. Students can apply for health coverage at the Program Secretariat when they register (a photo is required). Students from European Union countries must obtain a European Health Insurance Card before leaving their home country. More information can be found at

In addition, the University has an infirmary with a medical doctor and a visiting nurse, located in the main building at 76 Patission St (telephone: 210 8203217). The University also has a counsellor, located in the main building at 76 Patission St, available to talk with students who may be trying to cope with stress, problems adjusting to student life, difficulties with personal relationships, or other personal matters (telephone: 210 8203 239).

Accommodation: With regard to student accommodation, the Program provides assistance to students looking for a furnished apartment near the University. The rent ranges between 350 to 500 euros, depending on the size and number of students sharing the apartment. Students should keep in mind that landlords in Greece usually request two or three months of rent as a refundable deposit/ guarantee.


AUEB is currently a member of the European University Association (EUA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

AUEB is very well known for its research orientation. In a recent (2006e SSRN research carried out by the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) among all non-US Universities, AUEB ranks among the top 15 Universities internationally in terms of total research output, among the top 11 Universities internationally in terms of total new papers in the last 12 months, and among the top 11 Universities internationally in terms of total authors. In the field of Econometrics, according to a different study, AUEB comes internationally in the 48th place according to the Journal of Econometric Theory. And, yet in another study conducted by Der Spiegel, AUEB ranks among the top 5% of European Universities.

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