ALBA is a leading International Business School in the region, operating on a not-for-profit basis. It is a higher education organization that strives for excellence, quality and continuous innovation in research and teaching. We offer a wide portfolio of Innovative Academic Programs, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and EPAS (EFMD Program Accreditation System).

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • International Accreditation (AMBA, NEASC, EFMD)
  • Quality of the Faculty – Consisted from some of the most respected, experienced and published academics in the world
  • Innovative Academic Programs that receive international recognition (AMBA Innovation award 2016, European Business Plan of the Year Competition)



ALBA is a not-for-profit educational association of 4 institutional members and 83 Greek corporations. It was founded in 1992, while in December 2011, ALBA and The American College of Greece, ACG joined forces by establishing a strategic alliance thus creating a top academic organization in Greece, with the capacity to proactively address a dynamic and demanding international landscape.


Our portfolio of Innovative Academic Programs that receive international recognition consists of:

  • The ALBA MBA: Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders for a Changing World
  • MBA in Shipping: Sea.. Your Future
  • MSc in Shipping Management: Navigate Your Future
  • MSc in Entrepreneurship: Live it. Craft it. Master it. Create it.
  • MSc in International Business and Management: Launch Yourself in Business
  • MSc in Finance: Invest in Yourself
  • MSc in Risk Management: Know Your Risks
  • MSc in Marketing: Brand Yourself
  • MSc in Strategic HRM: Unleash People Talent and Full Potential
  • MSc in Business for Lawyers: You know Business Law; Now Learn the Laws of Business
  • MSc in Tourism Management: Upgrade to Business Class


ALBA is a research oriented Educational Organization which creates and disseminates knowledge to the society. Research at ALBA takes two forms: Basic academic research & applied research

ALBA Professors are leading management academics with extensive teaching, research and consulting experience and a strong publication record in top-ranking academic journals. The faculty team has produced several books and book chapters, thousands of academic conference presentations and hundreds of journal articles.

Despite its small size ALBA’s residence faculty has an impressive record of high quality research publications.


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.

Our services in numbers:

  • 600 individual coaching sessions held per year by the career office with students and alumni
  • 25 career related events organized annually
  • 150 recruiters in the annual career fair/forum
  • 988 Recruiters invited to access the ALBA cv database annually
  • 85 International alumni ambassadors in 39 countries assisting ALBA students and alumni who want to relocate in a new country

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (12)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Law (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Alba Graduate Business School!


Student services

ALBA offers to International Students a number of services such as:

- Partial Scholarship on tuition & accommodation fees

- Fully furnished apartments in special discounted prices

- Private Health Insurance Coverage

- Free legal services for residence permit procedure

- Coverage of the Residence Permit Commission Fee

- Free access to sport facilities at ACG main campus

- Personal Career Coaching services provided by ALBA Career office

Housing services

Private accommodation is provided to international students. We provide fully furnished single or shared apartments (with en-suite kitchen, bathroom and cleaning facilities). All apartments are located in walking distance from the campus in special discounted prices (300€ / month all bills included), as part of a scholarship package.

Library services

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.

ICT services

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.

Medical services

Private Health insurance coverage (80% of medical expenses) is being provided for free to all ALBA International Students

Student Life

Campus life

ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece is located in Greece, at the center of Athens. The School's facilities cover a total of 5,750 square meters and include:

  • 16 classrooms (fully equipped with audio visual means)
  • 4 amphitheaters
  • 2 Computer laboratories
  • Library (with reading room)
  • Group-study rooms (private spaces for four to five people groups with a reading table, white board and PC station)
  • Student lounge
  • Faculty offices
  • Administration offices
  • Cafeteria

Sports facilities

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:

  • DEREE Gym
  • Sports Lounge with Enhanced Game Area
  • Locker Rooms
  • Sauna
  • Equipment
  • Climbing Wall
  • Tennis Courts
  • Soccer Field
  • Track and Field


  • All ALBA MBA programs are accredited from the Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • All ALBA Academic programs are accredited by NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges)
  • The MSc in Finance and the MSc in Strategic Human Resources programs are accredited from EPAS/EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development)
  • ALBA is a CFA partner school (Chartered Financial Analyst)

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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