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The MSc in 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 is a highly flexible qualification offering access to a wide range of careers in general management, marketing, operations and technology and consultancy services. It caters to the needs of recent graduates looking for an optimal combination of theory and a practical, hands-on approach. It is also of particular interest to those wishing to start up their own or join the family business. The first two terms aim to lay solid analytical foundations in all areas related to business and management. During the electives period, students are encouraged to deepen their knowledge and specialise in more specific areas, through four courses. A choice of a dissertation or a group consulting project concludes the programme. The courses are taught exclusively in English.

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Start date: October 2024

Application deadline: 31 August 2024 (non-Greek applicants) / 30 September 2024 (Greek applicants) or until places are filled

Campus: Thermi, Thessaloniki

Duration/Mode: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time/ weekdays evenings (also available in distance learning mode)

Taught language: English

Entry requirements: An undergraduate degree from a recognised University

Language requirements:IELTS (academic 6.5 and above), TOEFL (IBT, 95 and above) or TOEIC (745 and above) score, or a recognised by the Greek State certificate of proficiency in English of C1 level

Fees: 3,900€ (total) Excellence awards for the academic year 2024-2025 (check the Fees & Financing section for details)

How to apply: Please follow the instructions at the applications page

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Eleftheria Briaza
MSc in Management
’My main motivation for pursuing the MSc in Management at International Hellenic University was ultimately to realize my childhood dream to become a successful manager.

Who can apply

Entry requirements: An undergraduate degree from a recognised University

Language requirements: IELTS (academic 6.5 and above), TOEFL (IBT, 95 and above) or TOEIC (745 and above) score, or a recognised by the Greek State certificate of proficiency in English of C1 level

Course content and Handbook

The core courses

The core courses ensure that you acquire knowledge of practical concepts and attain skills directly relevant to your career aspirations.

First Term

Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 30 Hours, 6 Credits
Course Assessment: Coursework & Exam

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing organizations and how business executives can efficiently and effectively manage their organization and its operations. The course will aid you to develop an understanding of organisations and will examine the fundamental roles and processes of planning, organizing, leading and controlling that comprise the managers’ role. The course provides not only concepts and theories but also some practical tools to help you develop your own potential as leaders and to embark on a life-long project of learning. You also learn to gather and structure information into a Business Plan, identify opportunities and manage resources.

Learning Outcomes

During the course students will:

  • Understand the basic management functions and develop the capabilities required for undertaking managerial responsibilities and tasks
  • Familiarize themselves with contemporary developments and practices of management and explore their application to different organizations and business contexts
  • Gain the opportunity to analyze business problems and issues of managerial importance
  • Be encouraged to think in a more holistic fashion about the company and appreciate the importance of team work in successful organization.
  • Be exposed to the management principles that are essential for building long-term competitive differentiation and superior company performance.
  • Develop the parts of a business plan


  • Understanding of the foundations of management and managerial decision making.
  • Market and competitor analysis
  • External and internal factors that influence the firm’s operations, leading to a systematic SWOT analysis for the business unit
  • Generation, evaluation and selection of appropriate business strategies
  • Organization structure, organzational agility.
  • Leadership and motivating for performance
  • Managerial control and creating and leading change
  • The key components of a Business Plan
  • Business plan development
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 30 Hours, 6 Credits
Course Assessment: Coursework & Exam

The aim of this course is to broaden and expand knowledge of the concepts and techniques required for the design, operation and control of business processes and the improvement of the organisation’s effectiveness. The focus will thus be on ‘how to’ skills and applications. The value of an interdisciplinary approach to improving operational effectiveness will be highlighted.

Learning Outcomes

During the course students will:

  • Develop knowledge of the issues related to designing and managing operations and the techniques to do so
  • Develop an understanding of how operations can provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace
  • Explain the concepts, processes and managerial skills needed to manage operations effectively
  • Explain the role of operations, and their interaction with the other activities of a firm: marketing, finance, human resources, etc.
  • Understand the power of the operations management approach to decision-making when applied to real management problems and be able to effectively interpret the results of consequent analyses
  • Use a range of analytical tools, concepts and techniques required to solve business problems pertaining to the operation of a firm.


  • Operations Strategy
  • Product and Process Design for goods and services
  • Process Technology and Information Systems
  • Capacity management and facility location
  • JIT, Lean production and TQM
  • Demand Forecasting and Process Control
  • Inventory management
  • Resource Planning
  • Job Design and Scheduling
  • Improvement (process & product)
  • Project management
  • Service management
  • Revenue/Yield management
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 30 Hours, 6 Credits
Course Assessment: Coursework & Exam

This course aims to provide a broad understanding of the theory and practice of financial and management accounting, both for non-specialist students and as a foundation for further study in this area. The aims of the course are to introduce you to the principles underlying financial and management accounting and to enable you to apply and explain key accounting techniques.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the principles and techniques of accounting
  • Apply their knowledge of financial accounting to make effective interpretations of financial accounting data
  • Apply their knowledge of management accounting to make effective interpretations of management accounting data
  • Understand certain “key” areas of corporate finance such as time value of money, stock valuation, capital budgeting and the relationship between risk and return
  • Apply their knowledge of financial economics to sound and rational capital budgeting and investment decisions
  • Be confident in their ability to analyse and present accounting information
  • Be aware of the importance of correct interpretation of financial data
  • Be confident in performing and evaluating financial calculations
  • Be confident in analysing and evaluating investment proposals using a variety of investment evaluation techniques.


  • The key principles of financial and management accounting
  • Measuring and reporting financial performance
  • Accounting for limited companies
  • Measuring and reporting cash flows
  • Analysis and interpretation of financial statements
  • Cost-volume-profit analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Managing working capital
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 30 Hours, 6 Credits
Course Assessment: Coursework & Exam

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the most important statistical tools used in quantitative business analysis.  The focus is on application and interpretation of the tools and results.  The intention is not only to equip students with the practical skills to implement the necessary techniques, but to acquire the skills of discretion in choice of appropriate method and clarity in the interpretation of the output from such methods, together with extraction of the information of most importance to the business-decision maker.

Learning Outcomes

During this course students will:

  • Develop analytical skills in structuring and analysing business-decision problems
  • Be familiar with the most important statistical methods used in quantitative business analysis
  • Build analytical models for a variety of problems in a number of functional areas
  • Understand the usefulness and limitation of selected techniques
  • Use software to generate computer solutions of the models
  • Produce short-term forecasts using standard statistical methods and computer software
  • Demonstrate skills in communicating the analysis and results of business-decision


  • Presentation of statistical data and descriptive statistics
  • Probability, random variables, expectation, and probability distributions
  • Sampling and sampling distributions
  • Estimation: point and interval
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Regression and correlation analysis
  • Time series analysis and short-term forecasting
  • Use of industry-standard databases and software

Second Term

Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 30 Hours, 6 Credits
Course Assessment: Coursework & Exam

Marketing is one of the most fundamental elements in any business. The management of the marketing functions in successful companies involves a deep understanding of customer preferences, use of that knowledge in designing the right products or services for the target customers, and determining appropriate ways to communicate, capture, and deliver value. Firms routinely invest and deploy resources in the above marketing functions so as to achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction better than their competitors. With the rapid shift of advertising away from traditional media to online platforms, it is becoming increasingly important for marketers to be well-versed in digital marketing & analytics fundamentals. The aim of the course is to provide a detailed, applied perspective on the theory and practice of Strategic and Digital Marketing in the 21st century. These tasks will be examined and elaborated through case studies and workshops in the course.

Learning Outcomes

During the course students will be able to:

  • Understand and be able to apply the key elements in developing a marketing strategy and planning a marketing programme
  • Enhance their decision-making skills by making and defending marketing decisions in the context of realistic problem situations with incomplete information (case studies)
  • Analyse customer behaviour and direct the appropriate resources for specific groups of customers
  • Determine the right prices that offer value to the customer but also to the firm
  • Understand the role of distributors and other intermediaries in the market and how to manage them
  • Understand how and why to use digital marketing
  • Understand the major digital marketing channels – online advertising: Digital display, video, mobile, search engine, and social media
  • Acquire hands-on knowledge of marketing analytics and decision making (workshops)
  • Learn to develop, evaluate, and execute a comprehensive digital marketing strategy and plan
  • Develop an effective mix of promotions and manage it in an effective and integrated way
  • Learn how to measure digital marketing efforts


  • Introduction to the marketing concept and the marketing plan
  • Marketing research
  • Customer analysis
  • Market segmentation and positioning
  • Branding the product
  • New product development and innovation
  • Pricing the product
  • Promoting and distributing the product
  • Online Marketing
  • Search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing(SEM),
  • Paid Online Advertisement
  • Social Media Marketing, Mobile Advertising and Commerce
  • User Generated Content Management and Marketing
  • Business Analytics
  • CRM Strategy in the Age of Big Data and Digital Advertising


Kotler P., and Armstrong G (2012). Principles of Marketing, 14th edition, Prentice Hall, Pearson Education Limited.

Scott D.M.(2015). The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, 5th Edition, Wiley.

Heinze A. (2016). Digital and Social Media Marketing: A Results-Driven Approach by Aleksej, Routledge.

(Additional articles and cases provided by the lecturer).

Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 30 Hours, 6 Credits
Course Assessment: Coursework & Exam

The main aim of the course is to provide essential insights into contemporary and future Human Resource Management issues for all MSc in Management students, whether or not their career orientation lies in human resources. Accordingly, the emphasis in this course is away from the nitty-gritty of HRM techniques and on the general issues that confront all managers in any organisation: how to create competitive advantage using human resources, while maintaining the highest standards of best practice, ethics and achievement.

Learning Outcomes

During the course, students will:

  • Understand the significant contribution of HRM in creating a competitive advantage
  • Analyse and evaluate employment practices in different types of organisations and understand how these contribute to business performance
  • Anticipate human resource management issues they may face in their careers
  • Address typical human resource management situations with greater confidence
  • Appreciate critical ethical issues that affect and are affected by the HRM environment.


  • Management of Human Resources – What is HRM, various systems of HRM
  • Design of Jobs for the Future – Job analysis and job design, the effects of technology and competition on the design of jobs
  • Equity and diversity in HRM – Different forms of discrimination, diversity in the workplace, immigration, demographic changes and labour markets
  • Recruitment and selection – The competitive advantage of recruitment and selection, how HRM strategy influences recruitment and selection
  • Performance and appraisal – Linking performance appraisal to other HRM sub-systems, individual vs group appraisal
  • Compensation, wage and salary determination, pay-for-performance.
  • Training and employee development, career development, employee development and developing skills to support the business strategy
  • New directions of HRM Ethics, corporate social responsibility, fraud and corruption in the workplace. While “international HRM” does not appear here as a separate topic, it will be considered throughout the course; the truly international composition of the class makes international HRM comparisons unavoidable and challenging.
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 30 Hours, 6 Credits
Course Assessment: Coursework & Exam

Strategy and Decision Making refers to the theory and practice of making decisions that shape the future of the firm. This course looks at the content and process of strategic decision making from the perspective of managers who are responsible for an entire business unit. These may be individuals who are acting in the capacity of Chief Executive of a company, divisional General Managers, or departmental heads. The course integrates the specialized areas of business administration by requiring the student to analyze and make strategical and operational decisions in the environment of a computer processed management simulation. The course will make it possible for students to:

  •  Appreciate the complexity of strategic decision making
  •  Develop strategic analysis skills (environment, industry and organisation)
  •  Comment on the strategy of an organisation and its competitive position
  •  Manage a firm, take decisions and see the outcomes of  their decisions using a business simulation game

Learning Outcomes

During the course students will:

  • develop the capabilities required for undertaking the responsibilities and tasks involved in strategic management
  • understand the fundamental tools, techniques, and practices of strategic management and examine their application to different organizational contexts
  • be able to explore and assess business problems and challenges of managerial importance experiencing a virtual business environment
  • develop decision-making process of from managerial, organizational, technological and  human resource positions
  • be encouraged to take actions and evaluate the results and the impact on different parts of the organization and the environment that operates.
  • understand the process through which business organizations can achieve strong advantage positions and enhanced performance outcomes
  • gain understanding of how firms develop key resources and capabilities.


An introduction to strategic management, with a focus on what is meant by the term “strategy”

  • Strategic Analysis, tools and techniques (industry analysis, core capabilities, generic strategies and perceived use value).
  • Practical experience applying theory, tools and techniques through case studies and assessment project
  • Strategy as Competitive Positioning and as Resource and Knowledge Advantage.
  • Business simulation game for running a company to create a ‘learning by doing’ environment.
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 30 Hours, 6 Credits
Course Assessment: Coursework & Exam

The aim of this course is to provide the students a basic understanding of the foundations of modern finance theory. Both theoretical and practical topics are covered in the context of this course that aims at enhancing the skills of the financial manager. This will be achieved through the development of a common vocabulary and a set of tools that will assist students in gaining a basic understanding of what the modern finance theory consists of and it will lay the foundations for more specific topics that follow.

Learning Outcomes

During this course students will:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of modern finance theory;
  • Apply the foundations of capital budgeting decisions;
  • Understand the foundations of valuing assets;
  • Appreciate the mechanics, operations and behaviour of capital markets;
  • Understand the principles of risk in capital markets;

Knowledge and Understanding

  • Understand the fundamental principles of modern finance theory;
  • Apply the foundations of capital budgeting decisions;
  • Understand the foundations of valuing assets;
  • Appreciate the mechanics, operations and behaviour of capital markets;
  • Understand the principles of risk in capital markets;


The course aims to develop practical skills and this requires substantial time in practising with problems, exercises, quizzes and other such learning drills.

  • Understanding financial markets and institutions
  • The time value of money
  • The valuation and characteristics of bonds
  • The valuation and characteristics of stocks
  • Estimating risk and return
  • Calculating the cost of capital
  • Estimating cash flows on capital budgeting
  • Capital budgeting techniques
  • Assessing long-term debt, equity and capital structure
  • Dividend policy and internal financing

The elective courses

Students choose four courses according to their interests and their current and future career orientation.
Each year, the programme offers the most popular elective courses from the list below, following students’ voting.
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 16 hours, 3 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework + Exam

Business analytics refers to the ways in which enterprises such as businesses, non-profits, and governments can use data to gain insights and make better decisions. Business analytics is applied in operations, marketing, finance, and strategic planning among other functions. The ability to use data effectively to drive rapid, precise and profitable decisions has been a critical strategic advantage for many big companies so far. With the increasing availability of broad and deep sources of information — so-called “Big Data” — business analytics are becoming an even more critical capability for enterprises of all types and all sizes.

Learning Outcomes

During the course students will be able to:

  • Understand the scope of data science and the role/function of data scientists
  • Identify different types of data that are relevant in business environments
  • Evaluate, and capture business analytic opportunities that create value
  • Learn basic analytic methods and analyze case studies on organizations that successfully deployed these techniques
  • Know which data science solutions can address specific types of business problems
  • Acquire hands-on experience in analytics tools
  • Understand challenges and opportunity in the data-driven economy


  • Introduction to the definitions of data science and business analytics
  • Exposure to Big/smart/open/linked/meta/reference/master data
  • The data value chain
  • Case studies of analytics in the business context for operations, marketing, finance, and strategy planning
  • Business problems and solutions
  • Google Analytics tool
  • Data-driven economy
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 16 hours, 3 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework + Exam

The aim of the course is to enable students to acquire knowledge of corporate governance, and its practical relevance to national and multinational organisations.  As well as the role and function of boards of directors, the course examines the work of external and internal auditors, audit committees and stakeholder theory.

Learning Outcomes

During the course the participants will gain:

  • An understanding of the range of corporate governance theories and practices
  • A full understanding of the current issues in corporate governance
  • An understanding of the role of Corporate Boards, board committees and Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) in the governance of organisations
  • An understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • An understanding of the structures and policies necessary for effective corporate governance
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of corporate governance sufficient to give advice on these issues to senior management.
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 16 hours, 3 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework + Exam

This course examines ethical issues in the context of business theory and practice as well as the nature, history and current status of social and environmental responsibility. The most important aim is to examine thoughtfully ideas and perspectives in the field of business ethics and extend these ideas/perspectives to administrative practice and decision making. It also places social responsibility in the broader context of corporate governance and students will be exposed to the many debates on this area that date back several thousand years.

Learning Outcomes

During the course the participants will have the ability to evaluate issues related to:

  • The importance of social and environmental responsibility
  • The place of social issues in corporate management
  • How a company can have an ethical stance
  • The pressures on companies to become more ethical
  • Identifying and resolving ethical dilemmas
  • Make effective judgements of the value of social and environmental responsibility
  • Current issues companies are facing
  • Putting ethics into practice in firms.


  • Issues of Social and environmental responsibility
  • Ethics and business
  • Justice and economics systems
  • Corporations and morality
  • Safety, risk and environmental protection
  • Marketing, truth and advertising
  • Information technology, ethics and business
  • Workers’ rights and duties within the firm
  • Accounting, finance, corporate restructuring and ethical investing
  • Moral issues in international business
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 16 hours, 3 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework + Exam

This course aims to broaden students’ knowledge of the core and specialised areas of supply chain management. It focuses on the strategic and operational processes of the entire network of business that transform inputs (e.g., raw materials and information) into value-added finished products and services for end customers. It examines current developments in the fields of purchasing, logistics and demand-supply balancing of local and global multi-echelon supply chains and acquaints students with key techniques for tackling related issues.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, the successful student will be able to:

  • Investigate and describe the structure and operation of a given supply chain
  • Synthesise the fundamental dimensions of managing supplier relationships and the need for harmonising partners’ diverse strategic intents
  • Evaluate the impact of supply chain decisions, including cost, quality and environmental considerations
  • Understand the issues associated with demand-supply uncertainties, inventory control and distribution policies across the supply chain
  • Develop comprehensive strategies for successfully exploiting global supply chains by carefully co-ordinating business processes and controlling internal and external resources
  • Implement the use of advanced technologies in manufacturing and services across global supply chain elements
  • Demonstrate analytical and numerical skills
  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills
  • Conduct academic and business research into SCM in practice.


The course covers the following topics:

  • The scope, operation and behaviour of supply chains
  • Strategic choices in the supply chain: integration, scale, location, outsourcing.
  • Quality assurance
  • Purchasing operations; procurement: management of outsourcing; contracts
  • Distribution Networks
  • Transport, warehousing and retailing operations
  • Forecasting; scheduling techniques; resource planning techniques.
  • Supply chain modelling and inventory management
  • E-commerce and Information technology for SCM
  • Financial evaluation of supply chain decisions; pricing and revenue Management in the supply chain
  • Supply chain performance and customer value.
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 16 hours, 3 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework + Exam

This course concentrates on the unique challenges involved in the management of innovation and entrepreneurial ventures, whether in start-ups, small early stage entrepreneurial firms, or within larger well-established companies. Focusing on this entrepreneurial domain, this course complements other elective courses that address the administrative and analytical domains of managerial behaviour. It provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of entrepreneurship for those planning to take entrepreneurship electives and who hope to run an entrepreneurial venture at some point in their careers. Students, working in teams, will assess the attractiveness of a real entrepreneurial opportunity and prepare a feasibility study that presents their conclusions through the submission and presentation of a business plan.

Learning Outcomes

During the course students will:

  •  Recognise and evaluate business opportunities
  •  Intellectual Property
  •  Market new products in entrepreneurial settings
  •  Value a company and raise equity
  • Influence stakeholders (investors, customers, employees)


  • Introduction to innovation & entrepreneurship
  • Evaluating opportunities
  • The financial resources
  • Creativity, Innovation and Ethics
  • Developing the entrepreneurial plan
  • Initiating entrepreneurial ventures
  • Growth and exit
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 16 hours, 3 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework + Exam

Today’s competitive business environment is pushing companies towards a greater emphasis on innovation of product and processes. Project management offers a highly-structured approach to managing change effectively and is capable of being adapted to fit a diverse range of applications. Managing projects is a highly complex job.  If today’s project leaders are to cope with complex projects, they need to think of themselves as change agents – aspiring individuals who implement change by gaining the commitment and action of key people both inside and outside their organisation.

Through the acquisition of a range of tools and techniques, this elective will aim to provide students with a basic understanding and knowledge of the key concepts and analytical skills underpinning the effective management of projects in any industry sector.

The objectives are:

  • To learn the responsibilities and essential tools and techniques required to successfully plan, manage, control and evaluate any major project in a complex environment.
  • To develop the fundamental skills required of all project managers: critical reasoning skills, quantitative analytical skills and integrative skills, from both a theoretical and practical viewpoint.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to

  • Apply basic tools and techniques of project management in practice
  • Write a sponsor and project requirements definition
  • Construct a comprehensive project schedule
  • Evaluate a project plan subject to time, cost and resource constraints


  • Project management growth
  • Project Planning
  • Project Stages and Sizing
  • Resource and Task Management
  • Scheduling techniques
  • Project Teams
  • Pricing and Cost Control
  • Contracts and procurement
  • Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Project Evaluation and Reporting
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 16 hours, 3 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework + Exam

Understanding consumers is the cornerstone of the marketing concept and the course draws on different disciplines within social science such as psychology and sociology to explore how and why consumers behave in an international context. The students will also gain first-hand experience of researching consumers within the SEE and EU through their project work.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand different types of benefits a customer can bring to the firm
  • Learn the analytic tools to derive the potential return on investment for each customer opportunity
  • Learn to quantify and communicate buyer benefits to the customer
  • Understand and manage the customer decision-making process


  • Perception, sensory thresholds, perceptual selection, learning, motivation, psychoanalytical perspective, means-end chain modelling
  • Values, involvement, attitudes and attitude change, the source versus the message
  • The self, gender roles, body image
  • Individual decision making, shopping, buying, evaluating and disposing
  • Group influences, word of mouth and opinion leadership
  • Income and social class, status symbols, age subcultures, euroconsumers
  • Culture and consumption and cultural change processes, environmentalism, postmodernism.
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 16 hours, 3 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework + Exam

The aim of the course is to provide students with the means to develop high-level management skills and knowledge specific to the field of managing events and projects at all levels. Students will learn how to formulate event strategies for specific destinations, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, hotel accommodation, restaurants, excursions, conference venues, gala dinners and programme logistics. Specific topics will include event studies, bid preparation, public and corporate sponsorship, negotiations, and volunteer staff management.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Identify and critically appraise the main componnts of a destination development and event management plan.
  • Analyse and evaluate critical problems in the sphere of destination development and event management and propose appropriate development options to respond to these critical issues.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles and practice of destination/event marketing and their application to the strategic management of a destination/event, as well as be aware of the process of event development and the associated impacts.


  • The principles of event management
  • The principles of destination management
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 16 hours, 3 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework + Exam

The course aims to aid students to understand the basic structure of the Healthcare industry and the way in which the managerial functions are applied to and implemented within it. It also aims to underline the role of various stakeholders involved and thus the decision-making process, while point to the importance of specialized services and techniques assuring that high quality will be ensured.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic structure of the healthcare sector and its particular nature
  • Understand and apply the basic functions of Management in the Healthcare sector
  • Be aware of different stakeholders involved in the Healthcare sector and their role and functions within it
  • Comprehend the basic principles and concepts associated with high quality services, safety and hygiene
  • Develop negotiation skills with stakeholders in the Healthcare sector
  • Understand the techniques of formulating and implementing effective strategies and appropriate financial management within the Healthcare sector


  • Principles and functions of Management in the Healthcare sector
  • Healthcare systems
  • Stakeholders engaged in the Healthcare sector
  • E-Health: Business modes and impact
  • Healthcare entrepreneurship
  • Marketing of the Healthcare sector
  • Strategic systems in the Healthcare sector
  • Comparative Healthcare systems
  • Management and Economics of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries
  • Health Policy: Health care reform and the Future of the Health system
  • Financial Management of Health institutions
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 16 hours, 3 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework + Exam

This course is addressed to those students who wish to enhance their knowledge in the area of Human Resource Management and in particular on employment relationships and dynamics within the workplace. Among others, the course focuses on employment relationships, the conflict that might emerge within organizations, the impact of globalization on employee relationships, international and diverse work environments, the dynamics that shape the new employment contract.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Comprehend the basic principles of human resource management with an emphasis on the relationship between top management and employees
  • Understand the basic employee relations and how these are shaped within the global environment
  • Understand basic demographic, economic, technological and social factors and the trends shaped in the market
  • Understand and apply basic performance evaluation indicators
  • Manage and handle conflict in the workplace
  • Develop negotiation and communication skills
  • Understand the process of hiring and promotion within the work environment
  • Balance work and family life more effectively


  • Employee relations and the employment relationship
  • Globalization, multinational corporations and employee relations
  • Demography, labour force and market characteristics and trends
  • Trade unions
  • Resolving conflict within the workplace and managing employee relations
  • Employee relations processes and procedures
  • The new employment contract
  • Flexibility in the workplace
  • Absenteeism
  • Balancing family and work life
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 16 hours, 3 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework + Exam

The aim of this course is to introduce basic concepts in a selected business-related topic and familiarize students with contemporary issues and trends on management. This topic can touch upon issues of management, finance, law, technology, ethics and safety, data protection policies, diversity-equity and inclusion and/or specific areas of the business world such as bioeconomy, agribusiness, banking, the energy sector and many more. The course will aid students to develop an understanding of contemporary issues and trends related to business and management and how the external environment affects industries, organizations and societies alike.

Learning Outcomes

During the course students will:

  • Get acquainted with a trending topic related to business and management
  • Familiarize themselves with contemporary developments and practices of the business world and explore their application to different business contexts
  • Gain the opportunity to analyze business problems and issues of managerial importance
  • Develop skills in the selected contemporary topic


  • Understanding of the main concepts of a business-related topic which has become important in the fast-changing business world
  • Analysis of its business issues of managerial importance
  • External and internal factors that influence business units
  • Evaluation of the contemporary topic and its effect on the business world
  • Development of response strategies related to the topic

The Dissertation or Consulting Project

After the taught courses, students conduct an individual project on a subject relating to their studies and career. The topic is chosen by the student with input and advice from a faculty member, who acts as supervisor, working closely with the student. The dissertation is an individual 10,000- word paper of original scientific work, which upon completion is submitted for examination and approval by a three-member committee chaired by the student’s supervisor.

Alternatively, students may participate in a consulting project. Individually or in groups, students study an actual problem of a collaborating firm or organisation. Following analysis of the problem, the students prepare and present concrete and practical solution(s) in a report of min 7,000 words.




The IHU organises regularly workshops and business seminars. Some of these are offered exclusively to the IHU students and alumni. The purpose of the 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.


The duration of the MSc in Management programme is 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time. Teaching takes place during weekday afternoons, usually 18.00 – 21.00. The attendance of lectures is compulsory. There is a limit of absences allowed (for more information please consult the Programme Handbook). The programme starts every October. The programme is also available in distance learning mode.

Weekly course timetable

Indicative Annual Programme timetable

Academic Faculty

Korina Katsaliaki Associate Professor in Operations Management (Services) / International Hellenic University Director MSc in Management
+30 230807549
Stergios Leventis Professor in Accounting / International Hellenic University +30 230807541
Fragiskos Archontakis Lecturer of Econometrics / International Hellenic University +30 230807542
Panagiota Galetsi Academic Scholar (Dr.) Management-Decision Making / International Hellenic University
Antonis Chantziaras Academic Scholar (Dr.) in Finance / International Hellenic University
Eirini Tsichla Academic Scholar (Dr.) in Marketing / International Hellenic University
Stefanos Giannikis Academic Scholar (Dr.) in Human Resource Management / International Hellenic University
Lida Kyrgidou Adjunct Lecturer (Dr.) in Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Fees & Financing

The fees are also eligible for financing through LAEK  – OAED programme and discount for excellence (see Scholarships)


The programme fees for the MSc in Management is 3,900€. 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 – OAED programme.


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).

*For non-EU students, an advance payment of 2.000 Euros out of 3.900 Euros towards the tuition fees must be paid.

MSc in Management – Excellence awards for the academic year 2024-2025!

The MSc in Management announces the ‘Excellence awards’ for the academic year 2024-2025 by providing 25% tuition discount to candidates who hold an undergraduate university degree of 7.5/10 and above, and 40% tuition discount to candidates who are rated in the top 5% of graduates of the academic year of their graduation (written evidence from the graduating University is required). For more information please contact the Programme Manager on (+30) 2310 807526.


The School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics offers a number of scholarships, covering a significant proportion of the fees. These scholarships are competitive.

For more information click here

Programme announcement – Admissions

Next MSc in Management class starts in October 2024.  Interested parties are invited to submit their application by 31 August 2024 (non-Greek applicants) / 30 September 2024 (Greek applicants) or until places are filled, by following instructions at the applications page.

Programme announcement: ENG | GR

Awards and Distinctions of students in International Business Competitions

3rd place for the IHU MSc in Management students at the ‘Global Management Challenge’ Competition

Congratulations to Moysidis Dimitirios, Kiakos Konstantinos & Thanassoulis Emmanouil, IHU MSc in Management students, for winning the 3 rd place with the group name ‘Masters’ at the ‘Global Management Challenge’ Competition , the World’s Largest Management Competition for students from all Educational Institutions (AEI, TEI, Private Colleges) in Greece, Greek students from abroad and students from Cyprus!More than 500.000 university students and company managers participating in this event throughout the world in order to:

• Broaden their views on Corporate Strategy,
• Interact with the different Functional Areas of a Company
• Understand the Market Conditions in which they compete and Customer Satisfaction,
• Become aware of the impact of their Decisions on the Organization itself, within an environment designed to encourage and develop teamwork.

First prize: “Best Product Prototype”

We would like to warmly congratulate our graduate, Mr. Georgios Kakamoukas (MSc in ICT, 2016) for winning the first prize: “Best Product Prototype”, through his participation at the E-nnovation  2015 competition and for winning the first prize at the “Idea in Health” 2015 Interamerican competition. The E-nnovation is an international competition held annually, which encourages the submission of Business Plans from young potential entrepreneurs based on innovative and novel ideas they develop. As a student of the MSc in ICT, Mr. Kakamoukas attended the elective course of “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”provided by the MSc in Management, since IHU provides the opportunity to students to be enrolled in electives from other MScs and academic fields and developed his business plan regarding the development of an electronic cardiograph. His business plan was next presented at the “Idea in Health” competition, an annual competition held by Interamerican, regarding business ideas in the healthcare sector. Mr. Kakamoukas was the finalist, won the first prize and had the opportunity to pitch his business idea directly to the CEO of Interamerican.

The above provides an additional example of academic excellence, practical orientation and multi-disciplinarity among various research areas provided to IHU students.

“Congratulations George, all the best in your future career endeavors”

Activities and events

Ideal career path

Upon completion of studies, graduates will have a vast range of career opportunities in international and local organisations. MSc in Management graduates are skilled decision-makers, problem-solvers and leaders who can work across all departments of an organisation.

The programme is designed to boost employability for students and professionals who aim for international careers in:

  • Consulting agencies
  • Managerial positions across a wide variety of industries in large corporations or SMEs, both locally and internationally
  • Managerial positions in the public sector and NGOs

Indicative Alumni Job Positions

  • Konstantinos Kiakos (MSc in Management 2018), Business Client Advisor, ProCredit Bank
  • Petros Orfanidis (MSc in Management 2017), Junior Consultant, HPP Strategy and Marketing Consultancy (Frankfurt)
  • Eleftheria Briaza (MSc in Management 2015), Estate Manager, Lidl Hellas
  • Sofia Tzezairlidou (MSc in Management 2015), Αssistant store manager AB Vasilopoulos
  • Athanasios Karvounis (MSc in Management 2015), Owner, start-up MADE COUTURE
  • Despina Tzekou (MSc in Management 2015), Export Department, ISOMAT
  • Athanasios Theodoridis (MSc in Management 2014), product design (web), Vetted, Silicon Valley and Head of Mobile Products, InsightReplay, New Hampshire
  • Vaggelis Simonis (MSc in Management 2012), Owner, SunCruise, shipping and real estate
  • Konstantinos Makantasis (MSc in Management 2020), Assistant Winemaker, Château La Nerthe (Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France)

Quality Assurance & Evaluation Reports

Quality Assurance Policy

Evaluation Reports


The MSc in 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.


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 807 526/523/530