Athens University of Economics and Business

Oikonomiko Panepistimio Athinon

The Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB, ASOEE, or OPA) was founded in 1920 in Athens, Greece.


It was formerly known in Greece as ASOEE: "Ανωτάτη Σχολή Οικονομικών και Εμπορικών Επιστημών (ΑΣΟΕΕ), Anotati Sholi Oikonomikon kai Eborikon Epistimon (ASOEE)".

Today its Greek name is: "Οικονομικό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών (ΟΠΑ), Oikonomiko Panepistimio Athinon (OPA)". However, the general public still refers to it as ASOEE.

The initial name of the university after its establishment was "Athens School of Commercial Studies". In 1926 it was renamed as "Athens University of Economics and Business". The today's name (OPA) was given in 1989.

In Greece it is the third oldest higher educational institute and the oldest in the fields of Economics and Business.

International recognition

Der Spiegel listed AUEB in the 25th position in the list of all European universities, and the Journal of Econometric Theory lists AUEB in the 48th international place regarding Econometrics.


  • Prior to 1955: Only one degree offered: Economics and Business combined.
  • 1955: Two degrees offered, one in Economics and the other in Business Administration.
  • 1984: Divided in three departments: Department of Economics, the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Statistics and Informatics.

Undergraduate programmes

  • Economics
  • International and European Economic Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Management and Marketing
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Informatics
  • Statistics
  • Management Science and Technology

Graduate & doctoral programmes

  • M.Sc. and Doctorate in Economics
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA)
  • M.Sc. and Doctorate in International and European Economic Studies
  • M.Sc. and Doctorate in Informatics
  • M.Sc. and Doctorate in Statistics
  • M.Sc. and Doctorate in Marketing & Communication
  • M.Sc. and Doctorate in Decision Sciences

See also

Education in Greece

List of universities in Greece



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