The Department of Accounting and Finance has a long tradition, in Greek Higher Education. Initially, founded more than 35 years ago, as Department of Accounting, at the former Technological Education Institute of Piraeus; Then, in 2012, renamed and transformed into Department of Accounting and Finance. Since 2018, it belongs to the School of Business, Economic and Social Sciences of the University of West Attica.
The Department of Accounting and Finance aims at providing to students, top quality and up-to-date theoretical knowledge, training and skills. The Undergraduate Study Program was designed, based on the experience of similar Greek and International academic departments.
The Undergraduate Study Program covers two distinct, but closely related areas, (a) accounting and (b) finance. Specifically, the field of Accounting includes courses such as financial accounting, costing and management accounting, auditing, accounting information systems, taxation, etc. The field of Finance specializes on issues related to investment decision-making, financial management, capital markets and financial institutions and the international economy. The Undergraduate Study Program also provides fundamental knowledge on economics, law, management and quantitative methods, useful to future professionals.
Graduates can find employment in accounting departments of business firms and public organizations, follow a certified auditor’s career or work as independent accountants and tax consultants. Also, graduates may be employed by companies, banks and other financial institutions as financial analysts and advisors.
Apart from undergraduate studies, the Department of Accounting and Finance offers three (3) Master’s Degree programs on the fields of (a) Public Economics and Policy, (b) Finance & Shipping and (c) Applied Accounting, Auditing and Taxation. Finally, since 2019, the Department of Accounting and Finance organizes a Doctoral study program.