ALBA was founded in 1992, through a joint initiative of the Federation of Greek Industries ( ), the leading Employers' Union in Greece, and the Hellenic Management Association ( ); both the preparation for the creation of ALBA and its operations until the end of 1993 were funded by the European Commission and by contributions offered by its Corporate Members.
Our portfolio of Innovative Academic Programs that receive international recognition consists of:
The ALBA faculty consists of a core of resident faculty and a number of visiting professors from leading international business schools (e.g., Boston College, INSEAD, IMD, London Business School, New York University, Warwick University). ALBA Resident Professors are leading academics who produce high calibre academic research that has appeared in such journals as Academy of Management Review, Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Finance, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Operations Management, Management Science, Review of Financial Studies, and Strategic Management Journal.
The Career & Alumni Office has established strong relations with the business community. Our extensive knowledge of the market's recruitment needs puts us in a position to guide and support ALBA graduates and alumni in their career path by providing them with exposure opportunities. 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.
We Offer the Following Services:
Private accommodation is provided to international students from the first moment of their arrival in Greece. We provide fully furnished apartments (with en-suite kitchen, bathroom and cleaning facilities) which are available at walking distance from the School's campus. All apartments are located in the area of Ilisia in Athens city center. Accommodation is not included in the tuition fees, and is therefore covered either by the students themselves, or by scholarships.
ALBA Graduate Business School’s library is an academic and lending one, owning reference resources in related to business administration and related sciences.The library is continuously adding new services and updating its content in response to the needs of its users. Apart from lending, services include using the electronic resources available through internal network or via remote access.
The school is equipped with state-of-the-art IT facilities, supporting both educational and administration needs. Specialized software is available on PCs for both student and faculty use. A customized learning platform is available for academic purposes. All groups of users are being served 24h per day, seven days a week, while most facilities are remotely accessible.
Private Health insurance coverage (80% of medical expenses) is being provided for free to all ALBA International Students
The School is housed in state-of-the-art facilities, and is located in Athens City Center, close enough to museum and other cultural monuments. The neighborhood is ideal for short breaks for students that wish to take some time off from their studies to explore the many cafes, shops and restaurants of the neighborhood.
The athletic facilities at ACG (Deree Campus, approximately 25 min’ from the ALBA Campus) are distinctive in their variety and quality. From our FIFA designed soccer field, to Olympic-sized swimming pool, indoor and outdoor courts, fitness facilities and exercise studios, there is something for every fitness level and interest.
More specifically Deree Campus includes:
ALBA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the most prestigious accrediting organization in the United States. Moreover, all ALBA programs are accredited by AMBA (Association of MBAs, UK), while both the Msc in Strategic HRM and the Msc in Finance are accredited by EPAS (European Foundation for Management Development, Belgium), reflecting the internationally recognized quality and excellence of all ALBA Academic Programs.
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