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Athens University of Economics and Business

Country: Greece

City: Athens


Type of school: Public Universities


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Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) is the third oldest Higher Education Institution in Greece and the first in the fields of Economic Science and Business Administration. Within its 3 Schools - Economics, Business, Information Sciences and Technology - operate 8 Departments, which offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral study programmes. AUEB has approximately 12.000 students and 400 teaching and administrative staff.


The vision of AUEB is to be internationally recognized as a center of excellence in the sciences of Economics, Business and Information and, through its activities, to contribute to successfully meeting the challenges facing science, society and the economy of today and tomorrow.


AUEB’s mission is to produce and disseminate knowledge in areas that serve the national and international economy and society, as well as to contribute to the development of responsible citizens who are capable of creating, contributing, participating and leading in the broader international environment.


The values of the University Excellence, Innovation, Extroversion and Social Contribution constitute the pillars for its development and its reference points.


AUEB, as a center of excellence in academic research and in teaching, is evaluated as one of the top Universities in the country and as one of the best internationally in the academic fields in which it specializes. Its reputation is a reflection not only of the high caliber of its scientific staff, the quality of its research and teaching output, its contemporary programs of study, but also of the scientific expertise of its graduates, which enables them to become professionally established in Greece and abroad.

The Athens University of Economics and Business is composed of 8 academic Departments in the areas of International and European Economics, Economics, Management Science and Technology, Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, Marketing and Communication, Informatics and Statistics.


Each Department is run by the Chairman of the Department, the Vice-Chairman, and the General Assembly of the Department. Each Department accepts students at the undergraduate level, after successfully passing the pan-Hellenic exams, and offers a 4-year undergraduate program of studies, leading a Degree (Ptychion). Each academic department also offers one or more graduate programs of studies, leading to a Master's Degree, as well as a Doctoral Program, leading to a PhD Degree.





The academic staff of the University consists of resident faculty, adjunct faculty, and visiting faculty. In addition, teaching and research assistants, foreign language and athletics instructors, and teachers of cultural activities are members of the academic staff. There are 4 levels (ranks) among resident faculty: Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, and Lecturer. Faculty members are assisted by teaching and research assistants, many of whom hold a Master's Degree and continue their doctoral studies.

The resident academic staff of the University is currently composed of 37% Professors, 18% Associate Professors, 23% Assistant Professors, and 22% Lecturers. Resident faculty has to have a Doctorate in order to assume any level. A vast majority (76%) of the current faculty of AUEB have obtained their PhD degrees from the USA or the UK, in Universities such as Harvard, Columbia, MIT, Cambridge, Nortwestern, UC-Berkeley, NYU, Pennsylvania, LSE, LBS, Warwick, Manchester, Strathclyde, Aix-en-Provence, Essex, Maryland, City, Paris, Bath, Reading, etc. An additional 9% of the resident faculty holds a Doctorate from other European countries, and finally the remaining 15% holds a Doctorate from a Greek University.

AUEB faculty has previously served on the faculties of leading international Universities before getting a position at AUEB. Examples of such Universities include Columbia, Pennsylvania (Wharton), Nortwestern, Cambridge, Dartmouth, U of Rochester, Imperial, Erasmus, Manchester, City, ETH Zurich, Paris-Dauphine, etc



In Greece undergraduate students in all Universities are admitted on the basis of national entrance examinations administered by the Ministry of Education once a year. The number of students for each University and Department is also determined by the Ministry of Education. A small number of foreign students are also enrolled every year. AUEB is the most popular University in the general areas of Economics and Business among the university candidates. Each year about 1800 students are enrolled in AUEB at the undergraduate level, while another 1200 students are registered at the Master's and Ph.D. programs.

All undergraduate students are entitled to register as members in the Student Union, representatives of which participate in the Senate, in Faculty meetings and in standing and ad hoc Committees.



AUEB's alumni are among the leaders of industry, in almost all sectors of the Greek economy, but also internationally. An indicative list of distinguished AUEB alumni includes: the CEO of one of the major banks in South-East Europe, the CEO of the Bank of Greece, the President of the Federation of Greek Industries, the CEO of the largest wine producer and retailer in Greece, the CEO of the largest dairy products producer and retailer in Greece, the CEOs of two of the largest shipping companies internationally, the CEO of one of the largest multinational jewelry companies, the CEOs of two of the largest retail supermarkets in the Balkans, the CEO of major pharmaceutical companies, the CEO of one of the major daily newspapers in Greece, the CEO of the largest beer company, the CEOs of several of the major consultany companies in the Balkans, etc etc etc.

In addition, AUEB alumni have been distinguished in academia and public service. Our alumni have gone on to get academic positions at a number of Universities internationally, such as: MIT, London School of Economics, University of London (Queen Mary), Manchester Business School, Copenhagen Business School, Un of Rochester, Un of Essex, Baruch College, University of Strathclyde, University of Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), ESSEC, ESC Grenoble, Brunel University, University Pierre Mendes, SUNY-Buffalo, University of Geneva, University of Lancaster, University of Durham, and many others.



Athens University of Economics and Business cooperates with more than 200 foreign universities, both through the mobility program Erasmus + for students, teaching and administrative staff, and through research and other academic programs. The students are very active in initiatives related to entrepreneurship and innovation, while the Faculty receives major awards and roles in organizations and scientific committees of international standing, fact which indicates the high quality of the research and the teaching we produce and provide.

There are 5 Master programs taught in English: MBA International (full time & part time), MSc in Accounting and Finance (full time & part time), Marketing & Communication, Specialization in International Marketing (full time), MA in Heritage Management (full time) and MSc in Business Analytics (part time). All these Programs receive annually approximately 450 international students.





The Athens University of Economics and Business is centrally located in downtown Athens. The main building of the University is located at 76, Patission 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 University is very conveniently located. Many bus lines pass in front of the University, and a metro station is located one block away from the main building. The general area where AUEB is situated is a leasant and lively area, Kypseli. There are many restaurants, shops, and entertainement places in this area of Athens, while many museums, galleries, and archaeological places are nearby.


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Athens University of Economics and Business

76, Patission Str.
GR10434 Athens-Greece
Phone Center: +302108203 911

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