Greece is the traditional home of academia, with the concepts of democracy, government and freedom all having roots in Greek philosophy.
Modern day Greece is a different country, struggling under the weight of the global recession and political upheaval. Despite this, the country remains a haven of excellent education, particularly in the business field with sought after MBA programs.
Choosing to study an MBA in Greece will allow you to study business in one of Europe’s most complex and fascinating countries.
Greek business schools offer the full range of MBA programs, from executive MBAs to specialist courses in a variety of fields. Particularly popular MBA courses in Greece include MBAs in shipping and MBAs in tourism.
As with most MBA courses, the focus is on international business, allowing you to utilise the skills you gain in Greece on an international stage.
EU students can study an MBA program in Greece providing they fulfil the following criteria:
In most cases, non-EU students will have to get a study visa in order to come and study in Greece. Some countries will offer this for free, but in almost all cases you should expect to have to meet Greek consular staff for an interview.
Greece is a popular destination for MBA students due to its cheap tuition fees, when compared with other countries in Europe. Fees will vary depending on the course and institution that you choose to study at, but as a guide you should expect fees of around €10,000 per year.
Greece’s economy has been badly hit by the Eurozone crisis, with public debt hitting 120% of Greece’s GDP in 2010. This caused a crisis in international confidence around Greece’s ability to pay back its debt, forcing the Greek government to take drastic austerity measures.
Consequently, unemployment in Greece is high. In May 2013, unemployment rates hit 27.6%, with young people particularly affected – the rate was 64.9% amongst 15-24 year olds.
However, opportunities to help Greece rebuild its economy do exist. International MBA students will be well placed to help the country expand its recovery.
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