The Department of Accounting and Finance is based in Heraklion and offers an Undergraduate Program that meets the need for a critical approach to both Accounting and Financial Science, alongside their related sectors, such as Finance, Business & Administration, and Informatics. The goal of the Department is to produce high-level scientists, able to meet the requirements of today’s companies and organizations in both the private and public sector.
In addition to the Undergraduate Program, the Department also offers two Master’s Degree Programs:
- “Accounting and Auditing”: It has a duration of four academic semesters and has been jointly designed and implemented with the Department of Accounting and Finance of the University of Macedonia.
- “Financial Management”: It has a duration of three academic semesters and has been designed and offered independently.
These two programs have greatly contributed to the academic development of the Department and have received positive feedback from academic and production institutions both in Greece and abroad.
Within the framework of the European Higher Education Mobility Programs, students of the Department complete part of their studies or training abroad. Some return full of important life experiences, while some choose to stay abroad for postgraduate studies or work.
The employment rate of the graduates of the Department in the labor market is very high. A significant majority of graduates (over 85%) are employed in the private sector, holding positions relevant to their studies. In other words, they work in company financial management; company accounting departments; accounting and tax offices; company internal auditing; as external auditors; in analyzing investment decisions and loan and insurance risks; as financial and insurance consultants, etc.
Dim. Kirikos, Professor,
Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance