The Alba International Office plays a pivotal role in fostering global connections and enriching the academic experience for students.
Primarily, the office is dedicated to expanding the university's partners' network worldwide, facilitating exchange collaborations that enhance learning experience. To this end, the office manages inbound and outbound exchange programs, fostering a diverse and culturally rich learning environment. Additionally, it takes charge of designing and organizing Alba summer schools, providing students with unique educational experiences. Moreover, the office custom designs and organizes all incoming field trips as well as the annual Alba Field trip abroad. On top, the office actively supports students' participation in international competitions (such as TNC and Stage Two), promoting excellence and providing a platform for showcasing their negotiation and entrepreneurial skills on the global stage. In essence, the Alba International Office is instrumental in creating a globally engaged and culturally vibrant academic community.
Alba has established a steadily growing network of partners across the world with the aim to enhance the international experience of students, faculty and staff.
Through exchange programs, inbound graduate students from international business schools around the world have the opportunity to study at Alba. At the same time, Alba outbound students can opt to attend elective courses at any of the partner schools.
Through these exchange programs, students have the opportunity to build an international business and social contacts network and thus benefit from the fruitful exchange of knowledge, experience and cultural insights.
International graduate students from all over the world have the opportunity to complete 2 – 8 courses during 4 months (2 Alba periods) and transfer the credits to their home institution. Exchange courses are offered to graduate students of relevant MSc and MBA Programs from International Universities who would like to spend 4 months abroad collecting ECTS. Inbound exchange students may choose courses from different programs.
Alba offers a rich learning experience in a safe and friendly city with great ambience and enormous history. Athens is also a destination that offers many opportunities for short excursions in Greece and other European cities
Every summer Alba organizes two summer schools, one on Learning Agility and one on Shipping Management.
International students from partner Universities or free movers are welcome to participate.
*Fees include: school administration fee, guided tour to Acropolis and bus transfer for company visits and social activities.
For more details please check the summer schools brochures below.
Athens, July 8-11
Athens, June 25-28
For more information please contact Ms. Anna Vithoulka, [email protected]
Alba organizes customized learning experiences (1 day to 2 weeks) for International Business Graduate students.
Through a blend of company visits, projects with Greek SMEs, interaction with company leaders, short lectures and other activities, field trip participants:
CANADA | Athabasca University
CYPRUS | Cyprus International Institute of Management - CIIM
INDIA | Indian Institute of Management Kashipur, Indian Institute of Management Raipur, Goa Institute of Management
GERMANY | European School of Management & Technology GmbH - ESMT, University of Applied Sciences in Bremen
NETHERLANDS | Rotterdam School of Management, TIAS School of Business and Society
SOUTH AFRICA | University of Stellenbosch - Business School, Henley Business School
SOUTH KOREA | Sungkyunkwan University - SKKU
SPAIN | EADA Business School
SWITZERLAND | Bern University of Applied Sciences
TAIWAN | National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
THAILAND | Thammasat Business School
UK |Durham University, University of Kent, Cranfield University, University of Reading
USA | Arizona State University, Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management, Colorado State University, Endicott College, Harvard Business School, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Lee University, Loyola University, North Central College, Northeastern University, Ohio University, Rogers Williams University, Oklahoma State University, University of Baltimore, University of San Diego, University of Texas San Antonio, University of Washington, Virginia Commonwealth University
"Greeks are beyond friendly and willing to celebrate life even in tough times, and finally you get what you give. I will never forget this experience. Thanks for the opportunity.”
"In Greece, the culture is significantly higher context and drives a very different business culture. It was difficult to step back from my normal cadence and have more personal and contextual conversations with both the client and vendors. However, after adjusting I found it to be very rewarding to feel a personal connection to these individuals that I barely knew by name prior. It is a completely different train of thought that I enjoyed on a personal level.”
More past field trip experiences here
The Alba International Office is the main contact for the international exchange students and the free movers from the very first time they are nominated from their school, providing useful information and active assistance on any issue. In the same way, Alba International Office assists all Alba students to engage in exchange programs outside Greece. Exchange in and out students may contact: Mrs. Anna Vithoulka, Manager / e: [email protected] / t: +30 210 8964531
Any International Business School interested in collaborating with Alba Graduate Business School for Exchange programs, dual degrees, field trips, 1 plus 1 programs please contact: Mrs. Zoe Kourounakou, Director / e: [email protected]
ZOE HOLDS A BA ON INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (UNI OF PLYMOUTH, UK), A MASTER ON COMMUNICATION STUDIES (UNI OF LEEDS, UK) AND AN MSC ON STRATEGIC HRM (ALBA). SHE HAS MORE THAN 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE ON EUROPEAN RESEARCH FUNDED PROJECTS AND SHE WAS THE EVALUATION COORDINATOR OF THE BEST WORKPLACES COMPETITION WHICH IS ORGANIZED BY GPW INSTITUTE HELLAS IN GREECE. ZOE INTRODUCED THE RECRUITMENT CONFIDENCE INDEX (RCI) IN GREECE AND HAS ORGANIZED A NUMBER OF EVENTS/WORKSHOPS BOTH LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL.SINCE 2010, SHE IS THE DIRECTOR OF ALBA INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE ON PARTNERS’ NETWORK DEVELOPMENT, INTERNATIONAL STUDENT’S RECRUITMENT, FIELD TRIPS DESIGN ETC.
Are you a student and you are interested in an exchange program to one of our partner Universities? Send us a message. We will be pleased to assist you to find the most suitable program for you. If you are interested in establishing a new exchange collaboration with Alba please contact us.