Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.87
Liaison Rania Assariotaki
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2023

STARS v2.2

The American College of Greece
AC-4: Graduate Program

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Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Ourania Assariotaki
Sustainability Manager
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
MSc in Supply Chain Management

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:
his program prepares young graduates (with business or engineering background) and early-career professionals for a successful career into the world of Supply Chain Business and Logistics. With a sharp focus on developing well-rounded professionals, this specialized management program equips you with the knowledge, skills, international outlook, and practical experience to launch yourself in Supply Chain & Logistics in Greece and abroad. You learn how the supply chain management integrates all key business processes from original suppliers to end users and how it adds value in products and services for customers and other stakeholders in a global scale. The program offers exposure to real-life business problems through the Master Thesis projects and an international internship. Students will learn to reconcile cultural differences, always with an eye on real-world working conditions.
Students are being taught sustainability-focused courses like:
Purchasing and Innovation Management
This course is designed to give students a modern vision of the procurement function by showing its developments and new methods developed to cope with changes in the current socio‐economic environment. Students learn how to : Apply high standards of integrity, ethics and social responsibility, Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to perform in a culturally diverse environment,   Develop, and practice, a sense for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativit
Sustainable Logistics and Sourcing Strategies
The course will provide an overview of sustainable supply chains and provides a perspective of latest research and best practices in each of these areas, participants will learn how to deploy the latest advances in technology and process design to create a sustainable supply chain. Students will use the Bilan Carbone ® tool to evaluate their supply chain. At the end of the module, if the student passes the examination, the student has a carbon certification. The student is able to transfer their Bilan Carbone ® license for his(her) enterprise and have the scientific expertise to the recommendation and implementation of sustainable decisions.
From Sustainable Development (SD) to Corporate Global Responsibility (CGR)
The CSR and sustainability induces an interdisciplinary approach while it concerns each activity of a multinational company and all the main management functions. It is also multidimensional as it has to take into account economic, social and environmental aspects of doing business in a global context. The module aims to enable students to develop a personal reflection and awareness on CRS issues, while both studying cases and investigating a real multinational company case.
Corporate Global Responsibility and Diversity Management
This course will provide a conceptual and theoretical framework to discover, understand and analyse the management of diversity in productive organizations which are operating in hybrid and cross- cultural contexts.

Intercultural Management
The course aims to provide participants with a conceptual and practical understanding of the problems and challenges in the management of multinational corporations. It covers fundamental issues of global strategy and management, the traditional and emerging models of Multinational Corporations (MNCs), ongoing challenges in managing cross-border operations, the relationships between the MNC and the institutional environment and emerging topics in global strategy and management. In addition, students have to write a business proposal working in a multi-cultural team.
Be-U : Personal Development Module
Be-U : My Story (18 hours), Be-U : Personal Development (9 hours), Be-U : Develop your Self Awareness (6 hours), Grand Oral defense: At the end of these workshops the students will be aware of their personal and profesional skills and behaviours as well as their personal motives that will be guiding their future. The students will have constructed their own profesional path and project and set up an action plan including their own commitments for next steps (internship and job finding) required by the program. The workshops complete with the Grand Oral Defence which is an exercise which takes the form of an argumentation for a job interview throughout which students must build a synthesis of the competencies/skills acquired during their career path/studies at EBP International and prove them , as well as demonstrate their motivations.

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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Throughout its three decade-long history, the Alba MBA has been a groundbreaking innovator, helping early to mid-career professionals advance their career to upper-level management or create their own ventures. As the world changes, the program evolves in tandem to address the needs of modern businesses (and also in response to students’ feedback), building on the School’s core values. Striking a fine balance between academic excellence and business relevance, the program helps managers to function in a volatile business environment and transform into future leaders. The Alba MBA makes a continuous effort to keep its ageless and business unusual promise: to foster an agile and flexible mindset and an ever-innovative philosophy.
Courses are modeled upon a problem-solving process (decision-making process) that executives follow in real life. Specifically, the curriculum is organized in distinct thematic areas that allow managers to assess their firm’s internal and external environment; identify challenges; address challenges by formulating and executing pertinent strategies; evaluate said strategies and provide feedback for further action to be taken in the future.

The main thematic axes around which the MBA learning process is built are:

Awareness of the new reality: The student becomes aware of the new business environment which is characterized by platform economies, global business operations, digital transformation of business functions and sustainability.
Looking behind the numbers: The soft issues in business are examined in detail focusing in particular on the human factor and the organizations.
Looking beyond numbers: Managers should look at the external environment, understand the markets they operate in, identify new ones and find ways to satisfy the needs of customers in sustainable and profitable ways.
Solve problems and make decisions: MBA students learn through various methodologies to solve business problems. Through practical examples and case studies, managers learn not only what the “right solution” is but also learn from implementing the solution in real life conditions and understand the challenges that arise when applying theory in practice.
Shape the future: Managers complete their learning journey with a future-forward outlook. The role of management is not limited to simply managing the present but also shaping the future of the business.
During this program, students are taught on the concepts of sustainability and ESG and how to incorporate them into the organization's culture, strategy, governance and mission

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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):

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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
CSR & ESG: Corporate Stakeholder Responsibility & Sustainability

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
How challenging is it to measure, report and communicate stakeholder satisfaction? For most researchers CSR is a controversial, fluid, ambiguous and difficult concept to research an essentially contested concept that “inevitably involves endless disputes about its proper uses”. It follows that measuring, reporting and communicating CSR to key stakeholders is challenging. This seminar will examine the challenges of measuring, reporting and communicating stakeholder satisfaction (or CSR performance). The focus will be on why and how firms measure, report and communicate CSR performance, concomitant challenges, and the emerging and highly fragmented industry of CSR reporting standards and measurement that is also affected by emerging regulation.

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A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

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