Accreditations and Collaborations

Accreditations – Partnerships




The Department of Accounting and Finance has long-standing collaborations with public and private auditing bodies (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - ACCA, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - CIMA, Institute of Chartered Accountants Education - IESOEL) providing a sufficient number of professional certifications for the Greek-speaking BSc in Accounting and Finance. In addition, the Department is currently submitting for the accreditation of the undergraduate programme by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).

The Department has also entered significant collaborations with governmental and professional organizations. In particular, within the context of the Greek-speaking BSc in Accounting and Finance, the Department has secured an agreement with the Independent Public Revenue Authority (AADE) of Greece to provide free education and training to Senior Executives of the tax and customs authorities. Moreover, the Department has entered agreements with firms of international standing to facilitate a range of modes of collaboration, including the potential for industrial dissertation projects. The excellent linkage of the programmes of the Department of Accounting and Finance with the market provides a competitive edge for its aspiring individuals to succeed in the workplace and receive education of the highest standards, also approved by the top professional accreditation bodies.

The English-speaking BSc in Accounting and Finance will be also following the same route, securing the same significant benefits for its graduates. The Department has a set as a target to secure professional accreditations from ACCA and CIMA, as well as from ICAEW and the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA). The Department is therefore committed to providing the highest standards of education from esteemed academics and qualified and experienced professionals while providing the necessary infrastructure, professional databases and appropriate training material.

So if you are considering attaining a degree in Accounting and Finance, you should also note that the fees charged present a unique opportunity as they are at a significant account given the increased costs that the aforementioned entail. Please note that in future intakes, the fees may be significantly higher.


Academic Collaborations

The Department of Accounting and Finance promotes the professional and research development of its academic staff through collaboration agreements with Higher Education Institutions from around the world (e.g. Shangai Business School, Prince Mohammad Bin Fand University Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Cyprus University of Technology, University of Nicosia, Business School of the University of International Business and Economics Beijing, People's Republic of China, to name but a few) as well as with Greek Universities (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hellenic Mediterranean University). Through these collaborations, the staff of the Department collaborate on research projects of high specialization, as well as interdisciplinary projects which require the input from various fields of expertise. These collaborations have direct benefits for the programmes offered by the Department as they facilitate the enrichment of the curriculum with research-informed teaching and case studies.

Moreover, the MoUs include provisions about student which may enhance the educational experience of the students. On this front, the University as well the Department has already met with representatives of American Universities that have expressed an interest for collaboration. The English-speaking BSc in Accounting and Finance will reinforce the Department’s continuous efforts for internationalization and extroversion through the additional offering of a wide range of English-speaking modules, which are necessary for such ventures.






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