Undergraduate Programs

The undergraduate program of the Department integrates broad knowledge of the business enterprise, with in-depth knowledge in the area of concentration. Undergraduate degrees are currently offered in the following specializations:

• Accounting
• Finance

All students in the Department generally follow the same curriculum for the first two years. These are introductory courses in various disciplines and key courses in Business Fundamentals, designed to provide a general education and the necessary background for further in-depth study in one of the above areas of specialization. The primary objective of the program is to give students the critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as the quantitative and computational methods and techniques necessary for situations requiring problem-solving.

By the end of the fourth semester, students will have developed a broad understanding of business education--such that they can make an informed choice of an area of specialization, that suits their interests and career objectives. In the last two years, the program requires that the student take advanced courses in the selected specialty (Business Depth). At the same time, students will consolidate and extend their knowledge, by selecting courses from other disciplines in the Faculty of Economics and Management (Business Breadth). At this time too, students will choose their electives from other Faculties of the University, further broadening their education. In their final year of study, students are offered the option of pursuing an independent research study under the supervision of professors in the Department.

To earn a Bachelor degree, students must complete 240 ECTS. The requirements are summarized below:

English Language (15 ECTS)
Three courses

General Education (44 ECTS)
Seven courses (Economics, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science)

Free Electives (20 ECTS)
Three to five courses outside the major area of study, from at least three Faculties of the University. Introductory courses offered by the departments of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science can be taken only after the approval of the student’s academic advisor.

Business Fundamentals (51 ECTS)
Eight courses in various business disciplines (from the Accounting and Finance Department and the Department of Business and Public Administration).

Business Breadth (42 ECTS)
Seven third- and fourth-year courses, outside the student’s area of concentration, from the Faculty of Economics and Management.

Business Depth in Accounting or in Finance (54 ECTS)
Nine courses in one of the two areas of concentration offered by the Department.

Capstone Courses (14 ECTS)
Two mandatory courses in business strategy and business ethics.

Optional Senior Thesis (12 ECTS)
Instead of taking two higher level courses from the Department (one breadth and one depth) students may opt to undertake a substantial piece of independent research work during their last two semesters of studies. This option is available only for students with a GPA of at least 7.


Table 1: Mandatory Courses

Code Course Title Credits (ECTS)
  Foreign Language  
 LAN 100  General Advanced English 5
 LAN 101  Academic English 5
 LAN 201  Business Communication for Management English 5
Total   15
   Γενική Εκπαίδευση  
 ECO 111  Principles of Microeconomics 7
 ECO 121  Principles of Macroeconomics
 CSC 032  Programming Methods for Problem Solving
 MAS 001  Mathematics I
 MAS 002  Mathematics II
 MAS 061  Statistical Analysis I
 MAS 062  Statistical Analysis II (or BPA 232 Quantitative Methods) 6
 Total   44
   Business Fundamentals  
 AFN 111   Financial Accounting I 7
 AFN 211  Managerial Accounting and Costing I 7
 AFN 222  Corporate Financial Management 7
 BPA 131  Principles and Practices of Management 6
 BPA 231  Organizational Behavior  6 
 BPA 241  Introduction to Operations Management  6 
 BPA 244  Business Information Technology 6
 BPA 251  Principles of Marketing  6 
 Total   51
   Capstone Courses  
 BPA 435  Strategic Management 7
 AFN 416  Business Ethics and Corporate Governance 7


Table 2: Academic Program for the first and second year of studies

First Year - First Semester First Year -  Second Semester
ECO 121 Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics
ΜΑS 001 Mathematics Ι ΜΑS 002 Mathematics ΙΙ
FLL 100 General Advanced English FLL 101 Academic English
BPA 131 Principles and Practices of Management AFN 111 Financial Accounting I
MAS 061 Statistical Analysis I CSC 032 Programming Methods for Problem Solving
Second Year -  First Semester Second Year -  Second Semester
FLL 201 Business Communication for Management English AFN 222 Corporate Financial Management
AFN 211 Managerial Accounting and Costing I BPA 231 Organizational Behavior
BPA 241 Introduction to Operations Management BPA 232 Quantitative Methods I
BPA 251 Principles of Marketing BPA 244 Business Information Technology
Free elective course Free elective course


Table 3: Indicative Academic Program for the third and fourth year of studies

Third Year -  First Semester Third Year -  Second Semester
Two Business Depth Courses Three Business Depth Courses
Two Business Breadth Courses Two Business Breadth Courses
Free elective course  
Fourth Year -  First Semester Fourth Year -  Second Semester
Two Business Depth Courses Two Business Depth Courses
Two Business Breadth Courses One Business Breadth Course
BPA 435 Strategic Management AFN 416 Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
  Free elective course