Athens University sign agreement with Greek-Australian Society over International MBA programme

The Greek-Australian Society (GAS)

The Greek-Australian Society (GAS)  announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) / (Οικονομικό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών) and its MBA International Program, following extensive discussions across 2023 and early 2024.

Designed to support educational and professional collaboration between Greek-Australians and the University, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is the first of its kind entered into by GAS and an innovative first between a Greek-Australian community organisation and a Greek tertiary institution.

“The MBA International of AUEB, the leading MBA Program in Greece, fully taught in English, is thrilled to engage in this partnership with GAS, aiming to advance exchanges and a dialogue around business topics between our two countries, Greece and Australia. We are excited about the prospects of this collaboration and look forward to mutually engage and benefit from this process”. said Dr. Eric Soderquist, Professor of Innovation & Knowledge Management, Director, MBA International Program, AUEB.

Central to the MoU is AUEB’s English-language MBA International Program, which was established in 1998 and has been globally accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 2005, making it one of only three accredited MBAs from a tertiary institution in Greece.

GAS Members will benefit from the MoU with exclusive access to AUEB content, including the MBA International Program, beginning with an information session and panel webinar on Tuesday 5 March.

The upcoming webinar will feature AUEB academics Dr. Eric Soderquist, Professor of Innovation & Knowledge Management and Dr. Emmanuel Alexandrakis, Adjunct Professor - Strategic Development and Internationalisation Advisor, MBA International Program, as well as Nick Gonios, Founder of Circulist and Athens-based GAS Mentor.

Established in 1920 and located in downtown Athens, AUEB is the premier Economics and Business University in Greece and is the third oldest in the country.

“By making AUEB’s MBA International Program more accessible than ever before to Greek-Australians, the opportunity for professional, artistic and cultural synergies with Greece make for compelling incentives to participate, engage and invest even further.” noted George Mpliokas, Secretary & Co-Founder, GAS

The Greek-Australian Society (GAS)
(Left-Right) Afroditi Kompoliti, Prof Eric Soderquist, Peter Dracakis, Ioanna Tranou, Dr Emmanuel Alexandrakis

Webinar: Innovating Modern Transformation: Why do we need Circulists?
Tuesday 5 March 2024 Virtual: Exclusive GAS Member link TBC 6:00pm – 7:00pm AEDT 9:00am – 10:00am GMT+2
Registration (GAS Member Exclusive)

Dr. Eric Soderquist (Athens) Professor of Innovation & Knowledge Management, MBA International Program Athens University of Economics and Business
Dr. Emmanuel Alexandrakis (Athens) Adjunct Professor - Strategic Development and Internationalisation Advisor, MBA International Program Athens University of Economics and Business
Nick Gonios (Sydney / Athens) Founder Circulist
Peter Dracakis (Brisbane) Vice-President The Greek-Australian Society

George Mpliokas (Sydney) Secretary The Greek-Australian Society



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About GAS
With more than 400 members nationwide, GAS is a modern, philanthropic organisation that is collaborating with community organisations and driving participation across the country, focused on young people and supporting Greek-Australian language, arts and culture. We are proud supporters of other Greek-Australian endeavours to promote the place of Greek Language, Arts and Culture in our country. This has included partnering with the Australian Museum of Contemporary Photography on the Epistrofi Exhibition, and the Pharos Working Party's efforts to revitalise the use of Greek language in Australia.



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