The profession you have chosen... Businesses are systems whereby people and resources (i.e. money, knowledge) are turned into products and services. This transformation must be efficient, which means that the company must make more than it spends. The manager is the person who makes sure that the operation of the company is productive, efficient and profitable. The manager makes decisions, identifies problems and selects the best solution, oversees its implementation. How to succeed... A manager needs appropriate training, in order to make a business grow. The key to effective leadership and a successful career stems from the ability to utilise a variety of fields of knowledge. Training in traditional sciences is required, to provide skills in areas such as economics, accounting and statistics as well as behavioural sciences such as psychology and sociology that allow insight into the motivation and the actions of people. Career prospects The graduates of this program are able to respond to the requirements of the following, among others : Executive in business managementConsultant on organization and management in big companiesResearcher responsible on business organization, research and operationSenior level manager in businesses and organizationsManager with enhanced responsibility in businesses and organizationsAutonomous entrepreneurial action 1st year (Level 4) 2nd Year (Level 5) 3rd Year (Level 6) 1st Semester Business Statistics Details This course introduces students to the basic ideas of probability (and conditional probability), probability distributions (both discrete and continuous) and provides introductions to statistical inference. The module will be practically oriented focusing on the application of techniques and methodologies to a variety of sources and research questions and to the reading and interpretation of results, and the evaluation of their implications. The theoretical framework of the module will encourage students to identify and apply appropriate statistical techniques and methodologies for a variety of research questions, present and interpret statistical findings. Management Accounting Details The module introduces students to the role and purpose of the management accounting within a business. This module cover issues arising from the application of modern management accounting techniques, such as: the application of Balance Scorecard, preparation quality cost report; managing environmental cost; Just in time; international aspects of management accounting, information for short and long term decision making, impact of risk and uncertainty within decision making, cost planning and analysis within competitive situations, modern competitive environment and international aspects of management accounting. Operations Management Details This is a core module for Business Administration. It will concentrate operations and logistics / supply chain management which can be applied in general terms to almost all business activities from manufacturing, retailing, service and the public sector. Issues such as the business operations design, capacity management and control, customer service, inventory and distribution management, JIT and MRP philosophies, location and layout, new product andservice development; production, operations procurement, quality management, queuing, supply chain management, and globalization which have become areas of concern in all organizations, will be discussed. The Operations Management module introduces a big-picture overview of these essential functions within a company. Introduction to Marketing Details The essence of marketing I module is to introduce students to the basic concepts of marketing. Furthermore, is to develop a basic understanding of marketing within a firm. Key contents include Philosophy of Marketing, micro and macro environment, consumer behavior, and marketing research. Emphasis will be given in theoretical analysis in order to develop basic marketing thinking. 2nd Semester Business Environment Details The main aspect of Business & International Environment module is to provide students with an understanding of the increasingly complex global business environment, the challenges and dilemmas this presents for managers and organisations, and the variety of organisational forms and corporate strategies employed in contemporary international business. The module cover the major trade flows in the world, the politico-economic rationale for international trade, the specific market environments in which companies will operate, the role and importance of multinational enterprises in international business and the various tariff and non-tariff barriers to international trade. Business Finance Details The module will introduce basic corporate and personal finance concepts, including the time value of money, financial markets, shares and bonds, financial risk and return, and the elements of investment. Student will become familiar with the key topics in financial theory and application as a basis for further studies in finance. The module also will introduce students to fundamental concepts underlying financial management, including how a business is financially structured and how to plan financially for business profitability. Marketing Practice Details The main aspect of Marketing II module is to cover the deeper theoretical approach to marketing. The module introduce students to topics like pricing decisions on marketing, different pricing methods, basic concepts of advertising sales promotion, public relations and sales force management, franchising, and distribution channels. People and Organisations Details This module will enable students to acquire knowledge and understanding of the core areas of human resource management (HRM) and to apply these in a range of organisational settings. It provides students with an understanding of the issues involved in the staffing of organisations, including the recruitment and selection of staff, their training and development, the ongoing challenges in motivating different kinds of employees, both in terms of rewards and pay as well as through the ways individuals and groups can be supported in their work. 3rd Semester Total Quality Management Details In today’s high competitive and global business environment the management of quality plays a vital role to all organisations. Total Quality Management is a broader concept and it tries to integrate all organisational functions (such as operations, marketing, logistics, procurement, customer service, etc.) to focus on meeting customer needs and organisational objectives. TQM aims to establish an environment of continuous and systematic improvement of business processes. Financial Resources Management Details The essence of Financial Resources Management concerns decisions about (a) risk expected return on investment using the CAPM model, (b) making decisions about capital investment – how to evaluate investment projects in a tax or non-tax environment, and (c) making decisions for setting the optimal capital structure of a company, calculating the cost of capital and distributing dividends. Also will be analyzed and examine, the theoretical frameworks, concepts and principles associated with these types of decisions. Business Organisation Details The essence of this module is to examine the concepts of organizational structure, the principles of “formal” and “informal” organization and the concepts of Authority and Responsibility. Key Contents include also the basic patterns of organizing and structuring with emphasis in small “typical” Greek companies. Business Communications Details This interdisciplinary module aims to develop an understanding of the key factors that underpin the development of effective communication within an organisational context. It allows students to consider and better understand the relationships between communication and information technologies in particular. Students will study the underlying theoretical principles of inter-personal, inter-group and organisational communication, and consider the varying needs of different audiences. Students will work to further develop their communication skills and to effectively use computer mediated media to this end. These topics will be explored in a variety of contexts, including large and small organisations and different industry sectors, such as consumer goods, professional services and event management. 4th Semester Management Research Details This module provides students with the knowledge and skills to carry out research in a business discipline. Topics studied include research strategy and design, research methods, including qualitative and quantitative methods, working with the literature, as well research philosophy and research ethics. Small Business Management Details The management of small and medium size enterprises will allow the students to form a full picture of the business environment, in which most enterprises operate in Greece. By that, they will come in contact with important concepts such as innovation, organisational and strategic change as well with the various repercussions from the transformations that can result in an enterprise. Financial Statement Analysis Details The essence of Financial Statement Analysis concerns decisions about (a) the techniques used for financial statement analysis of companies and (b) the application of appropriate techniques in the analysis and forecast of time series of earnings. The module introduce students to the theoretical frameworks, concepts and principles associated with these types of decisions, as well as the research evidence that tests the theories. Organizational Behavior Details This module deals with the human aspect of the organisation and tries to highlight areas such as management functions; helping employees in order to balance work and other responsibilities; dealing issues; people skills; communication; power and politics; conflict and negotiation; organisational culture; change; knowledge management; and stress management. 5th Semester Dissertation I Details During the final year of the Degree the students will be required to complete and submit a project on business applications in the form of a Group Project. This group project is based on a literature review, a framework for the analysis is chosen and a primary research follows. The analysis of research data marks the end of the field work. The final report is based in the analysis and implementation of a focused real business issue. Proposals and conclusions reveal the end of the project. Given the complexity and scope of the above task, this module is designed to span the whole of year 4 (i.e. semesters 1 and 2 of this year) and is considered to represent a double module. Strategic Management Details The essence of Strategic Management concerns decisions about business models, business competitive position within the operating industry, and their competitive advantage. To come up with decisions upon these issues, it is necessary to analyze a number of factors that influence business at all levels. All these areas will be cover via a number of case studies. Key contents are theoretical frameworks, concepts and principles associated with these types of decisions well as the research evidence that tests the theories. Marketing Management Details The essentials of marketing management module are to introduce students in advance concepts of management the marketing function. Furthermore, to develop a critical thinking of marketing tools within a firm and develop a theoretical knowledge for the basic marketing models. Key contents include marketing planning and implementation, product and communication strategy, and integrated marketing plans. Emphasis will be given in case study analysis in order to develop critical and analytical thinking. Global Business Details This course introduces students to the strategies and practices of international business in the context of global markets and competition. It covers the complex nature of the international environment, the impact of the different cultures on the formation of a strategy, the alternative modes of entry and the management of the international operations. 6th Semester Dissertation II Details During the final year of the Degree the students will be required to complete and submit a project on business applications in the form of a Group Project. This group project is based on a literature review, a framework for the analysis is chosen and a primary research follows. The analysis of research data marks the end of the field work. The final report is based in the analysis and implementation of a focused real business issue. Proposals and conclusions reveal the end of the project. Given the complexity and scope of the above task, this module is designed to span the whole of year 4 (i.e. semesters 1 and 2 of this year) and is considered to represent a double module. Money and Banking Details This module focuses on the analysis and critical discussion of the following: (1) the structure and role of financial institutions, (2) tools and conduct of monetary policy. Topics include the role of money, debt and equity; financial institutions and markets; regulation; financial crises; interest rates; commercial bank operations; the money supply process; theories of money demand; conduct of monetary policy and its role in different macroeconomic frameworks. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Details Entrepreneurship is defined using the management approach as a characteristic pattern of management behaviour which has innovation outcomes. Entrepreneurship is a pattern of behaviour capable of application to all types of organisation –public sector, not-for-profit and commercial organisations. Every organisation requires innovation expressed as a need to introduce and “make new things happen” for one reason or another. Given there facts, the essence of this module is to cover issues such as Creativity and Innovation, Entrepreneurial Management and value creation concepts and theories. Leadership & Personal Development Details The module introduces students to the concept of leadership by exploring the basic leadership models and theories. Also they will be informed about the nature, the traits and the role of leadership within the management context. Students will study all of the areas (i.e. leadership theories, role and characteristics of the leader, time management, dealing with difficult people etc.) via a number of case studies.