Studies in the Department last eight (8) semesters. In the first two (2) years of study, students are taught eighteen (18) courses, which mainly concern basic economic theory and quantitative analysis, as well as business economics.
Studies in the first years aim at cultivating the knowledge on economics, as well as preparing students to choose a specialization in the third year.
Thirty four (34) courses are required to obtain a degree, a total of two hundred and forty (240) ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). ECTS are credits that are transferred between departments and correspond to the workload of each course.
The degree awarded is of the sixth (6th) level qualifications of the National Qualifications Framework, the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area.
The Curriculum of the Department provides two specializations, which are composed of bundles of elective courses, in the last two (2) years. These bundles are mostly specializations of the courses that have been taught in the previous semesters.
The specializations are:
In the third (3) year, at the beginning of the fifth (5th) semester, students choose one of the two (2) specializations. In addition to the two (2) compulsory courses per semester, they attend two (2) additional elective courses of their chosen specialization per semester. In the course selection process, students can credit Erasmus courses.
Graduates of the Department of Economics are expected to build up the following:
• Develop a coherent and integrated body of knowledge related to issues of Economic Analysis and Management of Entities, both in a broader sense such as a social / governmental entity and in a narrower sense such as a company. This includes knowledge in microeconomic analysis, economic development, monetary analysis and public finance as well as in the fields of business administration, accounting, costing, financial analysis and marketing.
• Understand and apply quantitative methodologies closely related to economics, such as methodologies for developing econometric models, time series analysis, statistical analysis and investment evaluation.
• Analyze daily financial problems and evaluate specific economic policy proposals.
• Describe, compare and practice critical thinking on theories, key concepts, principles and methodologies of the cognitive objects treated in the department.
• Collect, manage, analyze, and interpret socio-economic data in a critical and responsible manner.
• Develop appropriate economic policy measures.
• Select and apply correctly the appropriate economic tools for understanding, explaining and dealing with current economic phenomena and problems but also for exploring issues related to economics.
• Use specialized software packages for the application of econometric and other quantitative techniques.
• Efficiently prepare and present projects depending on available time, location and audience.
• Efficiently complete projects on an individual and team level.
• Developed critical thinking that deals with complex financial issues and problems.
• Demonstrate decision-making ability, responsibility and autonomy.