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.
As an academic institution educating the “leaders of tomorrow”, following US best practices and as also reflected in President Horner’s 2025 vision, The American College of Greece is gradually developing an ever-growing number of sustainability best practices. ACG is addressing issues from sustainability focus in academic programs and research, social impact and diversity, to carbon footprint and energy efficiency, as well as further enhancement of transparency and accountability, through its daily operations, awareness raising campaigns, targeted events and a number of systematic initiatives.
Moreover, through its membership in the UN Global Compact (UNAI) and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), ACG has committed to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In February 2020, ACG achieved 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 that submits such a report and one of the two institutions outside the US & Canada to have achieved such a rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), an internationally acclaimed association.
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.