The MSc “Applied Risk Management” with the specializations “Risk Management” and “Internal Audit” from its inception until today, has as a guide the transfer to its students of applied knowledge in modern scientific fields of economics and business administration. This knowledge is necessary in the context of the smooth operation of modern companies and organizations, due to the increased needs of modern business. In a globalized and dynamic environment, the complex role of risk management and internal control requires extensive skills and knowledge of the financial, macroeconomic and regulatory environment, risk management techniques / tools / systems, business model, communication, human resource assessment, as well as internal control procedures for risky decisions, and is therefore strengthened and becomes a key to the viability of any business.

This applied knowledge acquired by students in the educational process, brings the Program in a particularly advantageous position, in relation to corresponding competitive postgraduate programs. Graduates of the specialization in Internal Audit and Risk Management are among the most sough-after by employers, which is also apparent from the positions held by the graduates of the Program in the largest Financial Institutions, Consulting Companies and Auditing Agencies, among others.

Some of the employers employing MSc graduates with specializations in Internal Audit and Risk Management:

  • A.S.D. Financial Consultants S.A
  •  Bank of Greece
  •  Intalot SA
  •  JMC
  •  OPAP
  •  Vodafone Hellas
  • AIG
  • Allianz
  • Alpha Bank
  • Asty Real Estate
  • Athens Exchange Group
  • Athens Stock Exchange
  • Bank of Chania LLC
  • Bluegrount
  • Centrica
  • Deloitte
  • Deloitte Certified Public Accountants S.A.
  • Demco Group
  • Etihad Airways
  • European Public Law Organization
  • Eurospeak Ltd
  • EY Greece
  • Grant Thornton
  • Hellenic Air Force
  • Kerakoll Group
  • KPMG
  • Leroy Merlin
  • Mazars SA
  • MDT Consulting Group
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of National Defence
  • National Bank of Greece
  • Optima bank
  • OTE
  • Pepsico Greece
  • Piraeus Bank S.A
  • Piraeus Port Authority SA
  • Plaisio Computers SA
  • Pobuca
  • Prudential Informatics
  • PWC
  • Sol SΑ
  • Sunlight Compania Naviera
  • Terna SA
  • West SA
  • Εθνική Asset Management ΑΕΔΑΚ
  • Πειραιώς Α.Ε.Π.Ε.Υ.

The collaborations of the MSc with companies and recognized bodies contribute to the visibility of the Program in the business sector and help in the immediate absorption of graduates and professional development in their field.

Looking at the list of graduate employers, it appears that many of our graduates are employed in the audit, financial and banking sectors, as in these fields they manage to combine scientific theoretical background, analytical thinking and modern quantitative and control tools with modern needs of the market. Many of our graduates have managed not only to work in the above fields, but also to be distinguished as one can easily verify by looking at the professional profiles of our graduates at LinkedIn Master in Applied Risk Management UOA

Our goal for the next few years is the creation of the Alumni Association of the MSc, which will help graduates’ professional prograss and networking.

The MSc “Applied Risk Management“, of the Department of Economics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UOA), more relevant than ever, with the respective directions of Internal Audit (distinguished by the Global Institute of Internal Auditors, USA) and Head Management and Risk (collaboration with the Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing), is the only Postgraduate Program in Greece that treats Risk Management in a multidimensional and holistic way.

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