28 years since its establishment, Alba Graduate Business School, has had a deep impact on the business education landscape in Greece. Born to address the pressing needs for professional management skills and operating under the auspices of the business community, Alba strives for excellence, quality and continuous innovation in research and teaching.
As the Graduate Business School of the American College of Greece, Alba Graduate Business School, offers 3 MBAs, 10 business related MSc programs and various Executive Education programs. Alba is accredited by The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) the most prestigious accrediting organization in the United States. Its MBA programs are all accredited from the Association of MBAs and both its MSc in Finance and MSc in Strategic HRM programs are EPAS* accredited.
A business school with international orientation, Alba enriches its programs via an extensive network of school partnerships, while Alba resident and visiting professors come from several countries blending in Alba programs global management perspectives, insights and experience. In addition, it hosts a number of incoming field trips and exchange students every year, creating a truly international learning experience for Alba students.
The innovation and business relevance of our programs have been recognized by international awards and Alba programs appear annually in various global rankings of top universities.
Faithful to its mission of providing equal access to high quality education, Alba offers each year a wide range of scholarships and financial aid opportunities.
Faithful to its mission of providing equal access to high quality education, ACG has a broad financial aid program, offering more than €5 million in scholarships and financial aid for the academic year 2018-2019.
Human activity undeniably impacts nature and climate with devastating consequences on the planet and all its inhabitants. As a leading educational institution, Τhe American College of Greece (ACG) recognizes the environmental, economic, and social benefits of resource efficiency and commits to educate, inspire and empower its students, as well as faculty, staff, parents, alumni, trustees, and business partners, to develop a sustainability culture on campus, collaborating with the local community in promoting sustainability best practices.
Following US best practices and as also reflected in its President’s 2025 vision, The American College of Greece is gradually developing an ever-growing number of sustainability best practices. ACG is committed to systematically addressing issues from sustainability focus in academic programs and research and reducing its carbon footprint while improving its energy efficiency, to enhancing its social impact and increasing transparency and accountability in its daily operations.
For all its relevant activity, ACG has been awarded the STARS Gold Rating, in recognition of its best practices in five categories: Academics, Engagement, Operations, Planning & Administration and Innovation & Leadership. ACG is the only academic institution in Greece to have received a distinction by the US AASHE – an internationally acclaimed association. Through its membership in the UN Global Compact, the UN Academic Impact and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), ACG has committed to always operate in support of the UN SDGs – and most importantly, Goal No 4: Quality Education.
At ACG we place a strong emphasis on providing our students – the leaders of tomorrow – with the knowledge, values, and experiences needed to navigate this everchanging environment while acting as engaged and responsible citizens and professionals, in order to help create a more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable world.
The Office of Public Affairs leads all sustainability-related activity in terms of operations and engagement, to advance sustainability on campus by:
- Strengthening the collaboration with and preparing the reports for various local and international organizations supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals;
- Working with other ACG departments on implementing STARS recommendations;
- Promoting new ACG policies;
- Organizing awareness campaign and social impact activities engaging students, faculty and staff;
- Organizing events on a variety of sustainability-related topics.
The Office of Public Affairs is working closely with the ACG 150 Center of Excellence in Sustainability (CoES), a pioneer Center focused on advancing sustainability in academics and conducting sustainability-related research.
The ACG Center of Excellence for Sustainability (CES)
The Center of Excellence for Sustainability is a collaborative initiative, operating under the Office of Public Affairs, that brings together education, research and operations to advance sustainability on campus and beyond. Officially established in the fall of 2011 and, CES aims to:
- Promote environmental awareness, education for sustainable development and sustainability research on campus;
- Bridge educational activities and sustainable operations initiatives on campus while promoting experiential learning;
- Facilitate collaboration between disciplines, faculty, staff and students;
- Connect with other social actors in the wider community, i.e., the local municipality or select NGOs, increasing ACG’s social impact.