International Collaborations with Foreign Universities
Memorandum of Cooperation between AUEB and the Korean Maritime and Ocean University
Following the strategy of developing important international collaborations, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korean Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU), aiming at academic cooperation in matters related to International Shipping, Finance and Administration.
In particular, according to the first implementation of the Memorandum of Cooperation, it is expected that fifteen KMOU (15) postgraduate students will visit AUEB for one month for training in issues related to Maritime Finance - Finance and Management.
The former Rector of AUEB Professor Emmanouil Giakoumakis stated: "The development of strategic international cooperation is a key priority of the Athens University of Economics and Business. The signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation with KMOU promotes the international cooperation of our scientific staff in an extremely crucial sector of the Greek economy & the shipping industry. At AUEB, we are committed to remain an extroverted, modern University with significant international collaborations giving value not only to our Greek students but also to the global academic community. "
The Scientific Officer of this collaboration, Professor Manolis Kavousanos stated: "South Korea, like Greece, holds prominent positions in the field of Shipping worldwide. Greece is the world's leading power in shipping and is the basis for a cluster of shipowners and management companies, brokerage firms, finance houses and shipping companies. South Korea, in turn, is one of the three largest shipbuilding countries in the world, with many Greek shipowners as customers, but also an important country in shipping ownership and management. I believe that this cooperation is only the beginning of the multifaceted synergies that will follow between the two Universities. During their one-month stay, students from Korea will have the opportunity, in addition to academic subjects, to collaborate with their colleagues from the English-language postgraduate program in International Shipping, Finance and Administration and to get in touch with market executives and companies in the Shipping industry ".
Mr. Kihwan Lee, Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies in Shipping Finance and Logistics at KMOU said he was extremely happy to start this cooperation with AUEB. "The signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation is a first-class opportunity for KMOU students to study with Greek shipping scientists and professionals who remain world leaders."
Collaboration with the Rennes French University
The “Masters program in Accounting and Finance” of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) recently established a bilateral agreement with the “Masters program in Advanced Studies & Research in Finance“ of the Graduate School of Management of the University of Rennes 1 (UR1 IGR-IAE), regarding the mutual exchange of up to two selected graduate students per year, who will be awarded both of the above mentioned Masters Degrees at the end of the program.
More specifically, AUEB may send each year up to two selected graduates of the Masters program in Accounting and Finance to UR1 IGR-IAE, where they will be able to attend for free the Masters program in Advanced Studies & Research in Finance, delivered by the host university. Upon successful completion of all taught courses at the host university, AUEB students enrolled in this exchange program, will be awarded a second Masters degree in Advanced Studies & Research in Finance. UR1 IGR-IAE may also send up to two students per year (previously involved at the M1 degree in Finance of the home university) to AUEB, where they will be able to attend the Masters program in Accounting and Finance for free.
Upon successful completion of all taught courses at the host university, UR1 IGR-IAE students enrolled in this exchange program, will be awarded a Masters degree in Accounting and Finance by AUEB. In order to receive both degrees (i.e. the Masters degree of University of Rennes 1 and the Masters degree of AUEB), students must pass successfully local examinations under local rules just as regular students have to. Students involved in the exchange program are first selected and proposed by the home university to the host university.
Final admission decision remains however under the responsibility of the host university, according to preset admission requirements. For AUEB these requirements include a GMAT score or equivalent, sufficient knowledge of English language and the recognition of the student’s undergraduate degree by the Hellenic NARIC organization. For IGRIAE, the formal 2-stage admission process will consist of an application file and an interview via internet.