Overview

The MSc in International Accounting Auditing and Financial Management Programme is being offered by the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University. The programme has been developed by experts with experience in international accounting, auditing, and finance in both academia and industry. The MSc combines accounting and auditing knowledge with expertise in finance, which helps students gain the necessary knowledge of the international accounting and finance environment. The courses are taught exclusively in English.

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Key facts

Start date: October 2020

Application deadline: 12 October 2020 or until places are filled

Campus: Thermi, Thessaloniki

Duration/Mode:
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time/ weekdays evenings

Accreditation:
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Taught language:
English

Entry requirements:
– An undergraduate degree from a recognised University

Language requirements:
IELTS (academic 6.5 and above), TOEFL (IBT, 90 and above) or TOEIC (850 and above) score, or a recognised by the Greek State certificate of proficiency in English

Fees:
5,000€ (total)

How to apply:
Programme announcement (en+gr)

Who can apply

To be considered for the programme, candidates are required to have:

  • an undergraduate degree from a recognized University
  • proof of English competence [a recognised certificate of proficiency, recently acquired IELTS (academic 6.5 and above), or TOEFL (IBT, 90 and above) or TOEIC (850 and above) score]

Course content

The core courses

The elective courses

The Dissertation

As part of the MScs programme students work on a 5-month project on a subject related to their academic interests and career aspirations.

The Master’s dissertation provides a good opportunity to apply theory and concepts learned in their courses to a real-world business environment.

Students submit an individual 10,000 – word project using different types of datasets, as well as the writing of case studies and reports often based on summer internships.

Consulting project (optional)

During the last part of the taught terms, students participate in a consulting project relevant to their interests. In groups, students study an actual problem of a particular accounting firm, industry or organisation. Following analysis of the problem, the students prepare and present concrete and practical solution(s). More information at http://www.ihu.edu.gr/gateway/expertise/sprojects.html.

Events & Seminars

The IHU organises regularly events, workshops and business seminars. Some of these are offered exclusively to the IHU students and alumni. The purpose of the Events and Seminars is to act as a link between the academic community and businesses by introducing you to the real world of business and showing you how the notions and techniques learnt in the classroom apply and materialize in the Greek business context. After all, you will get a better taste of many sectors of the market. Furthermore, the IHU welcomes the presentation of working academic papers of outstanding Greek and international academics. This consists the “Research Seminar” series. The purpose of the Research Seminar Series is to bring together the academic and business community by presenting contemporary research topics in Finance, Business, Marketing, Accounting and Economics, among others. Through these seminars, as an international centre of knowledge, innovation and research, the IHU attempts to further strengthen its strategic role in academic excellence.

Events & Seminars

The IHU organises regularly events, workshops and business seminars. Some of these are offered exclusively to the IHU students and alumni. The purpose of the Events and Seminars is to act as a link between the academic community and businesses by introducing you to the real world of business and showing you how the notions and techniques learnt in the classroom apply and materialize in the Greek business context. After all, you will get a better taste of many sectors of the market. Furthermore, the IHU welcomes the presentation of working academic papers of outstanding Greek and international academics. This consists the “Research Seminar” series. The purpose of the Research Seminar Series is to bring together the academic and business community by presenting contemporary research topics in Finance, Business, Marketing, Accounting and Economics, among others. Through these seminars, as an international centre of knowledge, innovation and research, the IHU attempts to further strengthen its strategic role in academic excellence.

Industry partnerships

Strategic Collaboration between the International Hellenic University and Deloitte Greece

The International Hellenic University has proceeded with the signing of a Collaboration Agreement with the professional services company Deloitte Greece. This collaboration will create an open channel of communication and exchange of views, ideas, and technical know-how between the two establishments.

The collaboration will provide, amongst other projects, the organization of common educational activities via workshop seminars, the development of collaborative research, activities within the framework of consultancy projects and students’ dissertations, the joint submission of proposals to national and international research and development programmes, the exchange of views for the improvement and harmonization of the educational process with the modern demands of the job market and businesses. Its first action will be the launch of the Deloitte Business Seminar Series, a series of seminars delivered by Senior Deloitte’s Executives designated for Executive MBA students and graduates. These seminars will provide know-how and business best practices in topics such as consultancy, taxation, financial auditing, investment motivation and governance.

This collaboration establishes a new basis for the possibility of obtaining work experience for students via work placements as Deloitte Greece intends to provide support, via the consultancy – mentoring of students of the International Hellenic University. Consultancy will take place with regards to start-ups and new business projects for innovation contests and pitching events. Also, Deloitte intends to offer employment to students of distinction from the Institution and particularly to students who have distinguished themselves in Postgraduate Programmes of Study related to the full range of consultancy and auditing services in the area of financial services, energy, tele-communications/informatics and tourism.

Schedule

The duration of the MSc in International Accounting Auditing and Financial Management programme is 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time. Teaching takes place during weekday afternoons, usually 18.00 – 21.00. The programme starts every October.

The Academic Faculty

Dr Stergios Leventis Associate Professor in Accounting
Dr Fragiskos Archontakis Lecturer
PhD in Economics
Dr Christos Grose Academic Associate
PhD in Finance
Dr Alexandros Sikalidis Academic Associate
PhD in Accounting and Finance
Burkert, Michael Professor of Managerial Accounting and Control, Department of Management,
University of Fribourg
Charitou, Andreas G. Professor of Accounting
University of Cyprus
Koutoupis, Andreas Head of Governance
Risk & Internal Audit Services (Director), Mazars, Athens – Greece
Markou, Antonis Audit Partner
Deloitte Greece
Tsamparlis, Fotis Senior Manager
Deloitte Business Solutions S.A.
Xepapadeas, Anastasios Professor of Economic Theory and Policy,
Dean of the School of Economic Sciences of Athens University of Economics and Business
Zattoni, Alessandro Professor of Strategy,
LUISS – Libera Universita Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli

Fees & Financing

Fees

The programme fees for the MSc in International Accounting Auditing and Financial Management is 5000€. The amount is payable in two instalments for the full time mode or in four instalments for the part time mode at the beginning of each semester. The fees are also eligible for financing through LAEK 0,45% – OAED programme.

Deposits

If you have been accepted to a postgraduate programme, you will need to make a payment of the deposit of 500 Euros to secure your place. This amount will count towards the first instalment of your tuition fees. The deposit is non-refundable once you have commenced your studies at the IHU. Prior to that, a refund can be made but a 20% administrative fee will be retained. The deposit can be paid by bank transfer or bank draft. Credit card payments can be made through electronic banking (contact your Bank as handling fees may apply).

Scholarships

The School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics offers a number of scholarships for the programmes it offers, covering a significant proportion of the fees. These scholarships are competitive. Award criteria include the quality of the first degree, the undergraduate grades of the candidate, his/her command of the English language and overall profile. Candidates for scholarships should include a separate letter with their application documents in which they request to be considered for a scholarship, stating the reasons why they think they qualify.

Programme announcement – Admissions

Next MSc in International Accounting Auditing and Financial Management class starts in October 2020. Interested parties are invited to submit their application by October 12th 2020 or until places are filled, by following instructions at the page ‘Apply to UCIPS’.

Programme announcement (English)

Programme announcement (Greek)

Ideal career path

Upon completion of studies, graduates will have access to a vast range of career opportunities in international and local organisations. Employing organisations may be in the private of public sector. The programme is designed to boost employability for students and professionals who aim for international careers as:

  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Consultants in accounting, auditing, tax and financial management
  • Tax revenue officers
  • Corporate lawyers

Location

The MSc in International Accounting Auditing and Financial Management takes place in the facilities of the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University in Thermi-Thessaloniki.

Contact

Postal address:
School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics
Department of School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics
University Center of International Programmes of Studies
14th km Thessaloniki – Nea Moudania 570 01 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece

Tel: +30 2310 807 526/529

Email: infoseba@ihu.edu.gr