The American College of Greece

Introduction

Founded in Smyrna, Asia Minor, in 1875, by missionaries from Boston, Massachusetts, The American College of Greece is the oldest and largest US accredited college or university in Europe.

For over 140 years, ACG has been offering transformative education and cultivating a fertile intellectual and cultural collaboration between Greece and the United States.

  • Founded in 1875 in Asia Minor; relocated to Athens in 1923
  • Independent, non-profit, nonsectarian, co-educational institution
  • 64-acre main campus in Athens suburb of Aghia Paraskevi;
  • 27 undergraduate majors; 40 minors; 20 graduate degree programs
  • Over 2,800 graduate and undergraduate students
  • Student/faculty ratio: 17/1 (the ALBA ratio is 10/1)
  • Over 450 international students from more than 67 countries
  • Over 52,000 alumni
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Undergraduate programs validated by the Open University, UK
  • Over €3.5 million in scholarships and financial aid
  • Over 40 partner universities in the US, Europe and Asia offering study abroad and individually tailored programs
  • US Olympic Committee High Performance Training Center for the 2004 Olympics
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BSc (Hons) in Business Administration (Accounting with Finance pathway)

Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Athens

The BSc program in Business Administration major Accounting with Finance equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to build and grow in their careers by providing them with a strong theoretical and technical background, strengthen their interpersonal skills and nurture them in an ethical perspective for solving business problems. [+]

BSc (Hons) in Business Administration (Accounting with Finance pathway) The BSc program in Business Administration major Accounting with Finance equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to build and grow in their careers by providing them with a strong theoretical and technical background, strengthen their interpersonal skills and nurture them in an ethical perspective for solving business problems. The program targets students wishing to pursue professional career in Accounting while also preparing them for graduate study in the areas of Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Business Management. The program is also appropriate for graduates and professionals looking to enhance and update their quantitative and qualitative skills in financial analysis and cost management and expand their professional horizons either as tax and internal control consultants or financial managers in international or local corporations. What You Will Study Courses examine the application of accounting theory and practice and cover the areas of financial reporting and analysis, cost management and performance evaluation, taxation, auditing and forensic accounting as well as those of corporate finance, financial and cost modeling. In addition, topics that relate to business organization and planning, professional communication, business law and ethics will be studied. Students will also have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in real business settings. Career/Graduate Study Opportunities Upon graduation, students will have gained a strong understanding of the relevant accounting theory and practice. They will be prepared to advance their academic studies at the graduate level, work as accountants or controllers within the accounting and finance departments of business organizations or become tax advisors, and auditors at a certified level. [-]

BSc (Hons) in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship Management pathway)

Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Athens

The Entrepreneurship Management major prepares students for postgraduate education and for careers in entrepreneurship, and in other related fields, in a challenging world of competition, rapid technological change, increased complexity and globalization. This program encourages critical thinking and provides students with the opportunity to develop a wide range of business, practical and transferable skills that will allow them to perform effectively in all entrepreneurial endeavors and in a variety of corporate settings. [+]

BSc (Hons) in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship Management pathway) The Entrepreneurship Management major prepares students for postgraduate education and for careers in entrepreneurship, and in other related fields, in a challenging world of competition, rapid technological change, increased complexity and globalization. This program encourages critical thinking and provides students with the opportunity to develop a wide range of business, practical and transferable skills that will allow them to perform effectively in all entrepreneurial endeavors and in a variety of corporate settings. What You Will Study The Entrepreneurship Management major will appeal to students interested in starting, operating and growing their own businesses or others interested in working for corporations led by growth and innovation. Some of the topics studied in this major include: new venture creation, innovation and corporate entrepreneurship, leadership, family business management, enterprise growth, digital marketing for entrepreneurs, public relations, and entrepreneurial finance. Career/Graduate Study Opportunities The theoretical, practical and experiential foundations provided by studying Entrepreneurship Management help graduates function comfortably and effectively in an entrepreneurial environment and in other contemporary business settings. Through the studies in this major, the student will develop the leadership, business and innovation skills required for entrepreneurial success. They will also be well prepared for: management positions within established corporations seeking to further enhance and sustain a competitive edge; a career in management consultancy; starting a brand new business. Likewise, students are well prepared to pursue graduate studies in entrepreneurship, innovation and other related business fields. [-]

BSc (Hons) in Business Administration (International Business pathway)

Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Athens

The IBEA program was launched in 2004 and is the first program of its kind in Greece; it introduced modules related to the study of business in the European Union combined with a strategic approach to studying multinational corporations. IBEA students develop critical insights into the world of international and European business and the strategies available to firms conducting business internationally. [+]

BSc (Hons) in Business Administration (International Business pathway) The IBEA program was launched in 2004 and is the first program of its kind in Greece; it introduced modules related to the study of business in the European Union combined with a strategic approach to studying multinational corporations. IBEA students develop critical insights into the world of international and European business and the strategies available to firms conducting business internationally. The program equips students with appropriate skills and knowledge to succeed in a competitive and challenging global environment. Graduates of the program are much sought after by multinational, regional, and high-profile Greek companies. The IBEA program attracts students from different countries, who enrich the cultural and academic distinctiveness of the department through their diverse ethnic and social backgrounds and experiences. What You Will Study Students in the IBEA major complete 44 credits of General Education courses, 48 credits from the Business Core, which includes courses in general business management, 30 credits from the IBEA concentration and 6 credits of general electives. The IBEA concentration includes courses in the program’s two areas of study: International Business and European Affairs. Examples are International Business, Business in the European Union, Contemporary Issues in International Business, EU Economic and Funding Policies, International Management and International Business Law. Students may select additional courses as electives including Foreign EU Policies and IB Practices, Direct Investment and Multinational Enterprises and International Human Resource Management. Career/Graduate Opportunities Students holding a BSc (Hons) degree in Business Administration (International Business & European Affairs) are equipped with the managerial skills of conducting business across national borders. As a result, they have a wide range of career options, since an increasing number of companies have expanded their operations in global (and particularly European) markets. Graduates of the International Business and European Affairs program can pursue careers in multinational or local business corporations (in strategy, management, marketing, purchasing or production job placements), government bodies, NGOs, international organizations and regional institutions. Employers often include management consulting firms, banks, import/export corporations, multinational manufacturers, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), electronics companies and transportation businesses, including shipping companies and airlines. [-]

BSc (Hons) in Environmental Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Athens

Deree– The American College of Greece is the first independent educational institution in Greece to introduce an Environmental Studies program. Launched in fall 2010, the program aims to develop students’ understanding of the root causes and multiple dimensions of environmental problems (ecological, social, economic and political) as well as options for effectively addressing these problems in an increasingly complex world. [+]

BSc (Hons) in Environmental Studies Deree– The American College of Greece is the first independent educational institution in Greece to introduce an Environmental Studies program. Launched in fall 2010, the program aims to develop students’ understanding of the root causes and multiple dimensions of environmental problems (ecological, social, economic and political) as well as options for effectively addressing these problems in an increasingly complex world. The program provides students with the theoretical knowledge and skills to: enter the professional world and pursue careers related to environmental issues become environmentally informed and socially responsible citizens, and undertake graduate studies in environmental fields. What You Will Study: An Interdisciplinary Program The program combines knowledge from different disciplines to provide students with a better understanding of the complex nature of environmental problems, examining not only their ecological, but also their social, economic and political dimensions. Courses in environmental science, general biology, ecology, chemistry and geology provide students with an understanding of the structure and functioning of natural systems and of their role in supporting life and human activities. Students also examine the relationship between the environment, society, human health, the economy and use of energy, and acquire knowledge of environmental policy issues and principles of environmental management that are essential components of problem solving. Students develop the cognitive and practical skills needed to perform research in different environmental studies fields and to provide solutions to specific environmental problems. In their senior year, they have the opportunity to select five optional courses on more specialized topics in the areas of water resource management, atmospheric science and pollution, biodiversity and conservation, sustainable food production, waste management, E.U. policy and legislation, environmental management systems, sustainable cities, and sustainable tourism management. Career/Graduate Study Opportunities Environmental Studies graduates may embark on careers as environmental consultants, scientists, educators, and management specialists. More specifically, they may work in: private consulting firms and companies performing environmental studies; private companies such as corporations, banks, market research companies, colleges and universities in the areas of environmental planning (e.g. on air quality, land-use, recreation, transportation, water resources), internal audits, policy and quality assessments; media; nongovernmental organizations in the areas of environmental education and communication (journalism, advertising), and environmental management (water quality management, air quality management, solid and hazardous waste management, land and water conservation, ecosystem and wildlife management); protected areas as environmental experts, environmental educators or eco-tour guides; and in international posts (e.g. in EU environmental programs) in all of the above areas. Promoting Sustainability at ACG Environmental Studies students have the opportunity to engage in projects related to campus operations and services that are transforming ACG into a “green” campus. This objective is accomplished in collaboration with the Center of Excellence for Sustainability (CES), a center established in 2011 in order to make ACG a sustainable learning community and to coordinate sustainability initiatives on campus. Such projects involve environmental audits and environmental management, sustainable use of resources, policy for sustainable practices, campus ecosystem and biodiversity. [-]

BSc (Hons) in International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Athens

The International Tourism and Hospitality Management (ITHM) major is designed to provide students with the specialized knowledge and deep understanding required for a career in the international tourism and hospitality industry or to pursue a post-graduate degree in the field. [+]

BSc (Hons) in International Tourism and Hospitality Management The International Tourism and Hospitality Management (ITHM) major is designed to provide students with the specialized knowledge and deep understanding required for a career in the international tourism and hospitality industry or to pursue a post-graduate degree in the field. What You Will Study Students begin their studies by selecting general education courses during their first year. They attend required and optional courses in their major field according to a structured program. They are exposed to a wide variety of tourism and hospitality theories and concepts. ITHM students have the opportunity to link academic theory to industry practice early in their studies through internship placement, an integral component of the ITHM curriculum. Career/Graduate Study Opportunities ITHM graduates are well equipped to pursue employment in any sector of the international tourism and hospitality industry, including accommodation (hotels, cruises), attractions (galleries, museums, amusement parks), transportation (airlines, airports), travel organizations (travel agencies, tour operators), and other services (conference halls, congress organizers). ITHM graduates will be able to work in management, marketing, human resources, information technology for tourism, public relations and communications, accounting and finance and operations positions. [-]

BSc (Hons) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Athens

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management program is intended to produce graduates who are equipped with both expertise and comprehensive competencies in logistics and supply chain management enabling them to address pressing issues in all kinds of organizations, whether service or manufacturing, profit or not-for-profit, domestic or global, large corporate enterprises or entrepreneurial ventures. [+]

BSc (Hons) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management The Logistics and Supply Chain Management program is intended to produce graduates who are equipped with both expertise and comprehensive competencies in logistics and supply chain management enabling them to address pressing issues in all kinds of organizations, whether service or manufacturing, profit or not-for-profit, domestic or global, large corporate enterprises or entrepreneurial ventures. Studies in logistics and Supply Chain Management provide a setting for students to get acquainted with logistics, supply chain management, business-to-business, and operations management related topics. The program is designed for students interested in the challenges and opportunities of designing, operating, and improving effective and efficient supply networks, as well as those who want to pursue a career in a variety of related corporate structures, from small-to-medium size enterprises to large multinational firms. What You Will Study Deree students can complete a dual degree, that is, a Deree US degree together with an Open University validated award (a UK degree), in just four years. Students begin their studies (first year) by selecting amongst liberal education courses. In subsequent years they attend courses of their major. The Logistics and Supply Chain Management program aims at promoting a broad, analytical and highly integrated study of business with a specialization in the field of supply chain management. Supply Chain Management specific modules are focused on: the provision of in-depth knowledge of logistics and supply networks, the acquisition of in-depth knowledge and understanding of the economic, socio-cultural, legal and political environments within which supply networks operate; the provision of specialized knowledge of key supply chain functions and processes in business systems and, the development of students’ personal competencies necessary to lead corporate initiatives, and enhancement of lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large. The program also includes an optional component which is a credit-baring internship placement in the field of logistics and supply chain management. Career/Graduate Study Opportunities Students holding a BSc (Hons) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management have a wide range of career options at a local, national and international level. The theoretical, practical and experiential foundations provided by studying Logistics and Supply Chain Management help graduates function comfortably and effectively in any contemporary supply chain related business environment. In addition, graduates are well prepared for entry into specialized programs at the graduate level. The program is developed with the needs of employers in mind. The College works closely with leading employers in the private sector to ensure that the curriculum remains relevant and career driven. The links with industry, commerce, and shipping create ideal opportunities for stimulating career paths. [-]

BSc (Hons) in Shipping Management

Campus September 2017 Greece Athens

The BSc (Hons) Shipping Management is intended for students interested in gaining comprehensive insight into shipping management and the shipping industry. The program offers students a solid foundation and in-depth understanding of the shipping sector. At the same time, it provides students with a set of skills and tools that will enable them to adapt quickly and to thrive in any environment. [+]

BSc (Hons) in Shipping Management The BSc (Hons) Shipping Management is intended for students interested in gaining comprehensive insight into shipping management and the shipping industry. The program offers students a solid foundation and in-depth understanding of the shipping sector. At the same time, it provides students with a set of skills and tools that will enable them to adapt quickly and to thrive in any environment. Given the highly competitive and complex nature of the shipping industry, it is essential for prospective maritime professionals to have the necessary knowledge and expertise that will distinguish them from others working in the industry. In this context, the program in Shipping Management combines academic knowledge with market practices, preparing students for a prominent career in this challenging industry. What You Will Study Deree students can complete a dual degree, that is, a Deree US degree together with an Open University validated award (a UK degree), in just four years. Students begin their studies (first year) by selecting amongst liberal education courses. In subsequent years they attend courses of their major. The structure of the curriculum progressively introduces students to various aspects of shipping management and the shipping industry. Initially, students gain knowledge in general management principles and practices, financial accounting, statistics, and the legal environment of business, as well as an introduction to the field of shipping and its key concepts, maritime operations and ship technology, maritime history, and an introduction to logistics and the supply chain. This helps students to develop their critical thinking skills and solve shipping-related problems more effectively as they progress in their studies. In the next stage, the program offers a thorough understanding of managing people and organizations, business research methods, corporate finance, maritime economics, international shipping policy, transportation systems, port administration and logistics, and information technology related to the shipping industry. The main concepts revolve around shipping, providing a broad perspective of the entire industry, and allowing students to continue to develop their skills and critical understanding of the shipping sector. Students continue with in-depth knowledge in areas such as shipping and marine insurance law and practice, ship broking and chartering, maritime financial management, strategic management, and carriage of goods by sea and the law of international trade. Also, students may choose from a variety of carefully designed option courses, each specializing in a particular area of shipping, such as short sea shipping, cruise shipping, cross cultural management in shipping and maritime human resource management, or in related areas such as supply chain management, project management, negotiations, and operations management. Distinctive aspects: Gain knowledge and skills that are applicable to a wide variety of careers in shipping management and in related areas Receive sound preparation for graduate studies in shipping management, or in a related field, leading to a master’s degree or higher Focus on shipping management where the shipping industry is one of the main pillars of the Greek economy Benefit from Deree’s historically strong ties to the shipping industry Study exclusively in English and prepare for the international job market Capitalize on the status of the Deree School of Business as a pioneer in business education in Greece Develop a professional network utilizing Deree’s strong reputation in the job market, where employability of Deree graduates is very high Enjoy an education that is strengthened by the Liberal Education program common to all Schools at Deree Experience a student-centered approach to teaching and learning. Access Deree’s John S. Bailey Library, one of the most modern and technologically advanced libraries in Greece Study on a suburban campus that is unique in Greece in terms of its facilities, organization and physical beauty Take advantage of study abroad and international internship opportunities Career/Graduate Study Opportunities Capitalizing on the strong academic background that the curriculum offers, our graduates are well prepared to enter and successfully complete postgraduate programs in shipping and in related areas. Alternatively, our graduates may decide to enter the workforce and may be employed in shipping companies or in related businesses and other organizations. Students may pursue careers, for example in: various departments in ship owning or ship management companies ship broking firms, as chartering or sale and purchase brokers commodity trading firms consulting firms as shipping consultants crewing companies port administration as port agents marine insurance companies and P & I Clubs shipping finance maritime organizations [-]

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BA (Hons) in Music and Music Performance

Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Athens

Established in 1989, the Music program is focused on the academic study of music integrated with a creative approach to contemporary performance practices. Music students benefit from outstanding academic resources, music facilities and performance spaces as well as small class sizes and personalized attention from a highly qualified faculty who are dedicated to the educational mission of the program. [+]

BA (Hons) in Music and Music Performance Established in 1989, the Music program is focused on the academic study of music integrated with a creative approach to contemporary performance practices. Music students benefit from outstanding academic resources, music facilities and performance spaces as well as small class sizes and personalized attention from a highly qualified faculty who are dedicated to the educational mission of the program. Both program pathways, Music and Music Performance, focus on the development of students’ knowledge and critical understanding of music. Emphasis is given to European music and the study of its repertoires, performance practices, scholarly literature and historical contexts. Students also engage with the creative possibilities offered by new music technologies and develop essential musicianship skills. In addition to subject specific skills, the academic study of music also develops a variety of intellectual and generic skills, all of which are relevant to career paths in music as well as a variety of other fields. The program’s broad foundation in the study of music combined with the general education requirements and interdisciplinary options prepare students for postgraduate studies in a range of music disciplines. What You Will Study The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music Music students pursue the academic study of music with emphasis on learning how to research, evaluate and discuss music. They also develop practical skills in music theory and music technology. Emphasis is given to the development of essential skills, critical thinking and the ability to communicate arguments. Performance on a primary instrument is not required though students may take select performance courses as options. Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music Performance Music Performance majors pursue the academic study of music, learning how to research, evaluate and discuss music, with an emphasis on the development of music performance skills. Music Performance students have previous instrumental or vocal training, and are accepted to the program by audition. (Contact the Music Department Head for information about auditions). Performance students develop valuable performance skills at the Music Forum Performance Lab where they gather each week to perform their lesson repertoire and discuss a range of performance issues. Career/Graduate Study Opportunities In addition to various practical subject specific skills, the academic study of music also develops a variety of intellectual and generic skills, all of which are relevant to career paths in music as well as a variety of other fields. Deree students have the opportunity to pursue and to combine interests from a number of different academic disciplines. They can select modules to support graduate specializations in areas such as music therapy, music journalism, music management, music technology, music criticism, ethnomusicology, film music, musical theatre, music aesthetics, as well as other areas of specialization to prepare for a wide range of career options. As career options in music today include a variety of professional fields which are constantly developing, the solid and diverse academic background offered by Deree is a distinct advantage. Below is a list of some career paths open to graduates of B.A. (Hons) Music programs: most career paths require further specialization at the graduate level: Music education Music Scores Publisher, Editor (music publishing houses) Musicologist, Ethnomusicologist Music Librarian Music Therapist Music/Arts Administrator (promotional agencies, music industry) Community Arts Coordinator/Developer (municipalities, local councils) Music Editor for Film Music/Recording Industry Music Technology, Electronic Music Synthesis TV/Radio Industry (program director, speaker, advisor, researcher, archivist, administrator) Music Critic, Writer, Editor (press, magazines, journals, books) Music careers in composition, conducting and performance require intensive vocational training and musical and technical competence [-]

BA (Hons) in Psychology

Campus September 2017 Greece Athens

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and underlying mental phenomena. The field encompasses research, through which students learn fundamental features about human and animal behavior, and practice, in which that knowledge is applied to help solve human problems. [+]

BA (Hons) in Psychology Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and underlying mental phenomena. The field encompasses research, through which students learn fundamental features about human and animal behavior, and practice, in which that knowledge is applied to help solve human problems. The Psychology major provides students with a high-quality, well-rounded, challenging education. It encourages analytical and critical thinking, the careful appraisal of evidence and the application of various technical skills. The program tackles a wide range of theoretical issues and practical techniques in psychology and serves as an advantageous springboard for future postgraduate training and a wide range of employment opportunities. What You Will Study At the start of their major, psychology students learn about the foundations of the discipline, laboratory work and statistics. As students progress through the program, they take courses which provide conceptual knowledge of the core domains in psychology, including developmental psychology, biopsychology, research methods and psychometrics, and personality theories. Senior-level courses offer students the opportunity to conduct original research in the form of an empirical project, as well as to select from a variety of electives in pure and applied areas of psychology, allowing students to define their areas of interest. In addition, students are required to take three compulsory courses in psychopathology, social and cognitive sciences. Career/Graduate Study Opportunities Psychology graduates are equipped to work in child care settings, centers that specialize in special needs, learning difficulties, mental retardation, or autism, or in a wide range of roles in organizations. Those that complete advanced graduate degrees may work as professional psychologists or pursue careers in teaching or research. [-]