Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Finance. Department of Accounting and Finance. Faculty of Business Administration. University of Macedonia.


The graduates of the Department:
- Have a cohesive and integrated body of knowledge on the cognitive domains of Accounting and Finance, which include elements from the scientific or other latest developments of the fields of Statistics - Mathematics - Econometrics - Game Theory - IT systems - Organisation and Management - Commercial Law. They understand the concepts, methods, and practices of the aforementioned scientific and technological fields of knowledge, which includes elements from the respective vocational fields, in order to delve into, expand, and increase their prior knowledge.
- They have an understanding of the evolutionary dynamics of the scientific field of Accounting and Finance, and of the current and/or innovative applications.
- They have analytical object of the subject of their specialisation, including the critical understanding of the theories, basic concepts, principles, and methodologies of the scientific or applied cognitive fields of Statistics - Mathematics - Econometrics - Game Theory - IT Systems, Organisation and Management, and of Commercial Law.
- They analyse and adjust their acquired knowledge to implement it on a variety of topics of the scientific field of study or of the professional field, as well as to acquire new knowledge.
- They apply correctly the right tools and the appropriate analytical techniques in exploring key issues of their scientific field of studies.
- They resolve complex or new problems in their scientific field of study, by developing integrated and creative or innovative solutions and approaches, while also supporting their solutions and opinions in a methodical and scientific way.
- Using scientific sources or other sources specialized in theoretical, technical, and professional issues, they gather, analyse, and choose in a critical and responsible manner, ideas and information on the aspects of their interest.
- Develop topics, mainly within the framework of professional knowledge and field, based on scientific documentation and make valid judgements that take into account the relevant social, economic, and ethical dimensions of the issue.
- Communicate with laymen or specialists, in order to convey verbally, in writing and through other means, information, ideas, problems and solutions in specific topics.
- Plan, manage and implement research tasks with supervision in the context of their scientific field of study, both at individual and collective level.
- Transfer the knowledge and skills acquired in a professional or business context and apply them with autonomy and in a way that shows professionalism and social responsibility to plan and manage complex technical or professional activities or tasks.
- Take decisions, evaluate and assume their responsibility in complex professional and business frames that change and evolve.
- Undertake a responsibility, within a specified frame, for the development of knowledge, skills and competences of individuals and groups.

Further Information

The mission of the Department is to "advance and disseminate knowledge through research and teaching on the cognitive subject of Accounting and Finance, and the preparation of quality executives for the needs of businesses and organisations in the private and public sector.

The objectives set by the Department are achieved through the Programme of Undergraduate Studies, which is constantly adjusted by following international standards of studies of similar foreign Departments. The Curriculum, the content of the courses, along with the method of teaching, are constantly improving, taking into consideration the developments of science, new technologies, and the needs of the labour market. In particular, the realisation of these objectives is achieved by the following:

(a) through the teaching of courses of general education, such as:
- Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing, Strategic Management, Financial Aspect of Entrepreneurship and Businesses.
- Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics
- Economics (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics)
- IT systems, E-commerce, Modelling of Procedures and Systems
- Corporate Law (Civil, Commercial Corporate, Labour)

(b) teaching of courses for deepening understanding on the cognitive domains of Accounting and Finance, such as:
- Financial Accounting;
- International Financial Reporting Standards;
- Administrative Accounting
- Corporate Accounting;
- Tax Accounting;
- Auditing and Internal Control;
- Advanced Accounting;
- Special subjects of Financial Accounting;
- Analysis and Evaluation of Financial Statements;
- Financial Administration
- Money and Banks;
- Portfolio Theory - Investment Analysis
- International Investments and International Commerce
- Banking Accounting;
- International Banking Subjects;
- Practical Applications of Financial Investments;
- Practical Applications in Banking;
- Numismatic Financial Policy

(c) by teaching laboratory courses:
- Financial Derivatives;
- Financial Econometrics;
- E-Commerce Applications in Accounting & Finance;
- Computerised Accounting;
- Applications on Financial Econometrics;
- Computer applications in Finance;
- Practical Applications in Financial Administration;
- Management of Corporate Risks and Techniques for Preventing and Handling Risks

(d) through the development and advancement of research on issues affecting businesses and organisations.

Teaching of the above courses contributes to the development of critical thinking and competence for students with regard to the analysis, diagnosis, and resolution of strategic and administrative issues faced by profitable or non-profitable organisations in the modern, complex external (and internal) environment. In addition, it supports the scientific / creating thinking of students with regard to the daily changes taking place in the global map of businesses and organisations, aiming to strengthen their personal judgement and deal with the challenges experienced in the competitive "field" and "location" where they live and are active both professionally and personally, and specifically in the field of accounting and financial science.

The graduates of the Department of Accounting and Finance, having acquired specialized knowledge on the fields of accounting, auditing, tax accounting, and finance, are prepared to work in the private and public sector.

The signs received from the labour market are encouraging, with regard to the employment of our students and the satisfaction of their employers. For instance, our graduates work in the Bank of Greece, in Banks, in the Hellenic Capital Market Commission, in agencies of every Ministry, and especially of the Ministry for the Economy (e.g. Tax Offices), in Auditing Firms, in Accounting Offices, as freelancers, etc. At the same time, our graduates are accepted in foreign and domestic Universities for postgraduate and then doctoral studies, thus evidencing the high level of knowledge acquired by our undergraduate programme of studies.

Relation To Employment

Relevant licenses: Practice License for Certified Auditor - Accountant (Law 3693/08, as applied), Member of the Greek Chamber of Economy (Law 2515/97, as applies), Practice License for Accountant - Tax Technician (L. 2515/97, Presidential Decree 340/98 and Law 4152/13, as applied), Accountant in State Organisations (P.D. 50/01, as applies), Accountant - Educator of Secondary Education (L. 3194/03, as applies), Stockbroker (L. 3606/07, as applies).


Access to this type of qualification have those who have completed at least the secondary education (level 4).
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 7 or 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.