Degree in Commerce, Finance and Shipping

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STRUCTURE & CONTENT

In the globalized economy, two service sectors are prominent in terms of their contribution to growth. These service sectors derive from the fields of ​​financial services and shipping. In general, financial science focuses on the management of financial resources and risks as well as on the methods of obtaining funding for economic activities. Shipping deals with the science of managing international shipping operations on which much of the global economic activity depends. In both areas, a professional presence of well-trained technocrats / scientists being capable to respond adequately to changes in the economic environment is of vital importance.

The programme offers the opportunity to acquire basic knowledge in both disciplines and to choose a specialization in one of them through a series of specialization modules. Classes are taught by academics of recognised standing with doctoral studies and teaching experience in major universities of the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Australia, with an internationally recognized scholarly work.

During the first two years of study, modules in Economics, Accounting, Statistical Analysis, Finance, Shipping and Commerce are offered, followed by specialized modules in contemporary topics of Finance or Shipping. For the Finance direction, modules inter alia, in Financial Analysis, Econometrics, International Financial Markets, Investment Management and Banking are offered while for the Shipping direction, modules in Shipping operations management, Chartering, Maritime Insurance, Distribution and Maritime Law are offered.

In the third and fourth year of the curriculum, students choose to specialize in one of two offered directions: Finance or Shipping. Students must choose advanced modules in the specialization of their choice in order to deepen their knowledge. In addition, students choose from a list of elective modules a number of modules aimed at expanding their knowledge.

The degree in Commerce, Finance and Shipping provides students with the necessary skills for immediate employment in the areas of administration, economics, finance and shipping and transport. It also enables them to enroll in postgraduate degrees in renowned universities or continue their studies towards the award of a professional title (ACCA, ICS, etc.). The Department’s undergraduate degree is designed to properly prepare students for postgraduate curricula leading to the award of postgraduate degrees in Finance, Shipping or Business Administration (MBA) and other related disciplines.

 

Certifications and Exceptions

The Department of Commerce, Finance, and Shipping collaborates with internationally recognized professional degree programme providers. The Department's study programme has received accreditation by the ACA (ΙCAEW Chartered Accountant ), ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and ICS (Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers) leading to exemptions from professional examinations for our graduates.

 

For the 2020/21 academic year:

ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification (ACA)

Graduates of the Department receive automatic discharge-exemption from seven Units. The interested parties can find the detailed table on the organization's website here .  

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Undergraduate students of the Department of Commerce, Finance and Shipping are also entitled to exceptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Exemptions vary by year of graduation. Interested parties can use the automated calculation tool for calculating the eligible exemptions provided by the Association by visiting this website

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS)

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), provides module exemptions to students of our department who choose to pursue further professional qualifications:

  • Exemption from the 'Introduction to Shipping'   module
  • Exemption from the 'Economics of Sea Transport and International Trade'   module
  • Exemption from the 'Shipping Finance' module

* Exceptions are applicable to title holders: MSc in Shipping and Business or MSc in Shipping and Finance.

Interested parties can visit the Institute's website for more information: https://www.ics.org.uk/ 

SEMESTER MODULES

COURSE DISTRIBUTION

1st Semester

2nd Semester

 

ECTS

 

ECTS

CFS 101 Economics Ι

6

CFS 102 Economics ΙI

6

CFS 110 Mathematical methods in Economics and Management Ι

6

CFS 111 Statistical Methods in Economics and Management I

6

HTM 140 Principles in Financial Accounting

6

CFS 141 Information Technology for Business

6

LCE 107 English for academic purposes

4

LCE 108 English for specific academic purposes ΙΙ

4

HTM 201 Business ethics

6

HTM 141 Management  Accounting

6

Total

28

Total

28

3rd Semester

4th Semester

 

ECTS

 

ECTS

CFS 221 Finance I

6

CFS 222 Finance II

6

CFS 201 International Economics Ι

6

CFS 202 International Economics ΙΙ

6

CFS 231 Shipping Ι

6

CFS 232 Shipping IΙ

6

CFS 210 Mathematical methods in Economics and Management II

6

CFS 211 Statistical Methods in Economics and Management II

6

CFS 203 Commerce I

6

CFS 204 Commerce ΙΙ

6

Total

30

Total

30

 

 

FINANCE SPECIALIZATION

5th Semester

6th Semester

 

ECTS

 

ECTS

CFS 310 Introduction to Econometrics

6

CFS 143 Business Law

6

CFS 320 Corporate Finance

6

CFS 312 Financial Econometrics

6

CFS 330 Shipping Finance

6

CFS 323 Financial Derivatives

6

CFS 424 Financial Statement Analysis

6

CFS 324 International Financial Markets

6

Elective course (see list below)

6

CFS 420 Research Methods in Finance

6

Total

30

Total

30

7th Semester

8th Semester

 

ECTS

 

ECTS

CFS 321 Economics of Banking

6

CFS 325 Investment Management

6

CFS 322 Asset Pricing

6

CFS 441 Internship

12

Elective courses (see list below)

18

LCE 410 English for Finance

4

 

 

Elective courses (see list below)

12

Total

30

Total

34

 

SPECIALIZATION FINANCE: Elective courses

 

ECTS

 

ECTS

CFS 326 Financial Accounting II

6

CFS 423 Commodity Risk Management

6

CFS 327 Management Accounting II

6

CFS 426 Financial Accounting III

6

CFS 332 Principles of Marine Insurance

6

CFS 427 Auditing

6

CFS 333 Maritime Law

6

CFS 428 Taxation

6

CFS 334 Shipping Operations Management

6

CFS 440 Bachelor's Thesis

12

CFS 335 Chartering 6 CFS 452 Behavioral Finance 6
CFS 342 Company Law 6    

Maximum 18 ECTS of courses offered by programmes of study which are under the School of Management and Economics (HTM and Management).

Maximum 12 ECTS of courses offered by programmes of study which are not under the School of Management and Economics.

 

SHIPPING SPECIALIZATION

5th Semester

6th Semester

 

ECTS

 

ECTS

CFS 310 Introduction to Econometrics

6

CFS 143 Business Law

6

CFS 320 Corporate Finance

6

CFS 323 Financial Derivatives

6

CFS 330 Shipping Finance

6

CFS 324 International Financial Markets

6

CFS 334 Shipping Operation Management

6

CFS 332 Principles of Marine Insurance

6

CFS 335 Chartering

6

CFS 430 Research Methods in Shipping

6

Total

30

Total

30

7th Semester

8th Semester

 

ECTS

 

ECTS

CFS 423 Commodity Risk Management

6

CFS 333 Maritime Law

6

CFS 431 Logistics of Supply Chain Management

6

CFS 441 Internship

12

Elective courses (see list below)

18

LCE 411 English for Shipping

4

 

 

Elective courses (see list below)

12

Total

30

Total

34

 

SPECIALIZATION SHIPPING: Elective courses

 

ECTS

 

ECTS

CFS 312 Financial Econometrics

6

CFS 424 Financial Statement Analysis

6

CFS 321 Economics of Banking

6

CFS 426 Financial Accounting III

6

CFS 322 Asset Pricing

6

CFS 427 Auditing

6

CFS 323 Financial Derivatives

6

CFS 428 Taxation

6

CFS 325 Investment Management

6

CFS 432 Port Economics and Management

6

CFS 326 Financial Accounting II 6 CFS 440 Bachelor's Thesis 12
CFS 327 Management Accounting ΙΙ 6 CFS 452 Behavioral Finance 6
CFS 342 Company Law 6    


Maximum 18 ECTS of courses offered by programmes of study which are under the School of Management and Economics (HTM and Management).

Maximum 12 ECTS of courses offered by programmes of study which are not under the School of Management and Economics.

ENTRANCE EXAMS (NATIONAL EXAMS - COURSES)

TABLE 22 

COMPULSORY (2)

ELECTIVE (2)

  1. Greek
  2. Mathematics                        

 

  • Economics or
  • Logistics or
  • Physics
  • English or English  4hours Tech.Sc. or French or Other Foregn Language*
  • Computer Science

* German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Turkish

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