Goals and Objectives
ACT’s programs in business are designed to lead to US-accredited BS and MBA degrees, as well as to offer a forum for communicating new insights into management and marketing research and applications among the academic, business and entrepreneurial communities of Greece & Southeast Europe. The business education envisioned by ACT is unique for its comprehensive view of management and explicit focus on fostering entrepreneurial approaches to management in the region. Graduates will have acquired an appreciation of the interactions among all elements of an organization and be ideally equipped to lead entrepreneurial activity throughout Southeast Europe over the next decades. The foremost goal of the business curriculum is to develop and strengthen students’ coherent and logical thinking processes in order to make and implement sound, ethically responsible business decisions throughout their careers.
Graduate Program: To provide quality education to a diverse graduate student body who will be immediately effective in cutting edge business organizations.
Undergraduate Program: To provide the highest quality business education to a diverse student body which reflects the realities of the business world.
Graduate Program: Our MBA programs prepare our students to be decision-makers, leaders, and entrepreneurs, ready for a broad spectrum of managerial responsibilities and/or for success as higher level professional specialists. We affirm our commitment to intellectual contributions that enhance our teaching, particularly to applied scholarship and instructional development. We employ our professional skills in service to the College, scholarly and professional organizations, the business community, and the regional community.
Undergraduate Program: Our undergraduate programs prepare our students for successful careers and life-long learning in a rapidly changing world. We guide our students in the development of their intellectual experience.
We recognize the following stakeholders as significant partners in our success:
Our Educational Philosophy
To prepare our students for the roles we have described we must assure their mastery of:
Our Core Strategies
To realize our vision, to implement our mission and to act according to our educational philosophy we must:
Indicative List of Strategic Alliances
Tell me and I will forget,
Show me and I might remember,
Involve me and I will understand,
Following this rubric, business students are given multiple opportunities to be involved through: company visits, internship opportunities, participation in student clubs and participation in the prestigious John Pappajohn Annual Business Plan Competition which offers both graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to test their entrepreneurial skills and earn project seed money of up to $5,000 doing so.