An annual (12 months) intensive graduate program in Finance and Accounting. Courses and assessment (exams and assignments) are in Greek language, and the degree is awarded by the UNIVERSITY OF WINCHESTER, U.K. With this program, students deepen their knowledge in the field of Financial Management and Business Accounting and enable them to specialize in areas and corresponding jobs and broaden their knowledge and skills, alongside and in addition to the knowledge acquired in their first degree. The program is offered to young graduates of higher education and professionals in the field of Finance and Accounting, who wish, in addition to new knowledge, to earn a postgraduate degree. The Academic year is from October to May. Summer is used to write the Project. The program is offered in Thessaloniki and Larissa. Course Structure Topics Budget, Cash Flow, Income Statement, Profit & Loss Statement Details This module is an introduction to financial accounting in a business context. It provides with a mix of practical “know how” and deeper theoretical underpinning. The module explains the principles for constructing the key financial statements and enables to produce financial statements from transaction records using double entry principles. It goes on to explain how to conduct an appraisal of the financial statements of entities. The module introduces to company financial statements, budgets and cash flow statement and their regulation. An active learning approach is adopted in the lectures with informal feedback through discussion and practice questions. Financial Analysis & Valuation Details Financial analysis is an exciting and dynamic area of study. Reliable, understandable financial information is more important than ever for strategic investment and business decisions, yet has become increasingly difficult to obtain and evaluate. This module allows students to develop the technical and analytical skills needed to determine the value of financial information and to use it in a variety of contexts, including financial analysis, investment planning and business valuation. Real life case studies make learning materials interesting and relevant and help students to develop the skills needed to analyse and synthesise complex information in the modern business environment. Corporate Finance and Risk Management Details This course critically analyses complex principles of corporate finance and examines mathematical models for financial decisions and firm valuation. Students will learn about Corporate Finance in the modern day economy and, with a critical awareness, learn how to undertake investment analysis to evaluate competing projects, what the process for capital structure decision making is, and how to measure corporate wealth. Students will also be familiarised with current research in the finance field, with practitioner and academic research being studied, to allow the financial theories to be seen in a ‘real world’ context. Financial Audit, Control and Corporate Governance Details This module explores the role of financial audit and control in the attainment of overall corporate objectives within the governance structure. The first part of the module introduces the fundamental concepts of financial audit and control and its application to various stages of the corporate lifecycle. It is followed by discussion and evaluation of alternative financial audit and control within particular contexts of business reform. The module focused on the description of the working environment and activity of a company or organization and the auditor's environment and responsibilities. Also study the basic procedures needed to gather sufficient and competent audit evidence and finally analyse a description of the procedures needed to complete the audit and issue the auditor's report. You will be introduced to the theoretical frameworks, concepts and principles associated with these types of terms, as well as the research evidence that tests the theories. The second part of the module provides an overview of corporate governance and the interrelationships between shareholders and other stakeholders. Students are able to develop an understanding of the principles and current practice of corporate governance as well as its link to corporate social responsibility and accountability. Investments and Behavioral and Ethical Finance Details This module consists of three sections. The first section introduces the fundamental concepts and various opportunities of investments. Students will develop an understanding of the traditional theories and models that inform and guide investors in their decision-making. Emphasis is on the application of knowledge and skills within different investment and stock trading environments. The second part of the module begins with a comparative study between traditional efficient markets theory and behavioural aspects of finance. Students will explore the psychology’s contributions to modern finance theory and evaluate the heuristics and biases that influence investment decisions. The third section of the module begins with a comparative study between traditional efficient markets theory and ethical aspects of finance. Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance Details This module aims to provide students with a critical perspective and appreciation of contemporary theories and developments in accounting thought and practice. It seeks to highlight the substantive issues currently being addressed by accounting academics, thus enabling students to evaluate critically a variety of contributions to the development of the discipline. In addition to exploring theories and practice the module seeks to introduce the many and varied methodologies used by researchers working within the boundaries of the subject. Taxation Details The module introduces the student to the analysis of articles of KVS (book keeping laws) and VAT according to the existing system and in the ways of confrontation of various subjects that face the enterprises in practice. Also, the module introduces the students to the analysis of the sources of income of physical or legal persons, the income tax, the tax system and policy and the styles of confrontation of tax law, making analysis and provisions of the Greek VAT Law and the framework of Greek General Accounting Plan. Strategic Management Details Strategic Management is concerned with the central questions of competition;Answering these questions involves looking at the complex sets of resources and relations found in the firm and its environment. To achieve this we will be examining a number of conceptual and analytical approaches and models to help us understand the assets and capabilities of the organisation, and its relationships with suppliers, customers, regulatory bodies and other firms. Following on from this analysis we will consider the issues involved in acting upon that understanding and designing and implementing strategic change. Research Methods Details The module’s aim is to make students understand the purpose and main challenges of a Master’s level research project, to introduce students to issues of knowledge concerning the main stages of the project process and to familiarise them with issues such as the design of research projects, the different ways of gathering and analysing data and presentation of results. The module focuses also on some of the challenges – ethical, practical and intellectual – which students may face in completing the project successfully. Project Details The dissertation/project enables students to specialise in an area of interest by conducting an independent, in-depth research project, guided by research-active tutors. Students will evaluate and synthesise research philosophies, develop research strategies, conduct research using secondary and/or primary sources and analyse their findings in relation to existing theories.The dissertation is of interest to potential future employers, demonstrating critical abilities, research expertise and business knowledge. It can also prompt student interest in conducting further research, whether in a consultancy role or in continued academic research at PhD level.