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The BA in Business Studies prepares students for innovative roles in effective business administration (Business Management-Business Administration). It contributes to their immediate employability through Business Project practices and their practical application in the Epsilon Net partner network.


3 years

Full time

Athens & Thessaloniki

University of Northampton



Dr Nikos Kitonakis

Why choose this course

University of Northampton

The University of Northampton has been given the Gold Award in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest rating possible which places it among the elite of the UK’s higher education institutions.

CMI (Chartered Management Institute)

The program is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) which is the Charted Body for Management and Leadership. CMI work with business and education providers to inspire people to become skilled, confident and successful managers and leaders.

Up to date & state of the art course content

This innovative and modern programme gives students all the key knowledge needed to run businesses and organizations. Knowledge and skills that enable participants to excel in the use of technologies in business, Marketing, Human Resource Management and business financial management and prepare graduates for employment and/or the continuation of their studies. The course includes specific modules that provide practical skills in areas such as a strategy, marketing, leadership, risk management, information Technology and sustainable business etc.

Franchised program

Study in a UK University program in Greece while experiencing the same Academic standards.


You are encouraged to undertake placement in your final year, which will be an invaluable experience that will help you to apply your learning and prepare you for your career. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement at Epsilon Net Group and its Network of 125000 companies

Officially Recognized program

The degree is awarded by the University if Northampton and is recognised as equivalent to the corresponding degrees awarded by Greek state universities, regarding the professional rights of the graduates.

Career Prospects

We support our students and Alumni to achieve their career aspirations as a graduate, by connecting them giving them the opportunity to work for Epsilon Net Group and its network of 150.000 companies

Teaching Staff

Our teaching staff, combines impressive academic credentials and extensive professional experience, helping students to link academic approaches and practical implementation.


Foundations of Marketing

The purpose of this module is to introduce the concept of marketing to students; to explain what marketing is and to show the way which marketing impacts organisations, customers and other stakeholders. The concept of creating added value in a rapidly changing external environment, is focal to a marketing orientation and this is exactly what this module aims at.

Introductory Accounting and Finance

The purpose of this module is to provide a fundamental understanding on the various areas of accounting including financial accounting, management accounting and financial management, enabling the application of basic financial techniques to communicate and analyse various accounting and financial information.

Business Environment

Τhe focus of this module is on the business environment and the drivers of change within it, the macro forces that shape the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex & ambiguous) world we live in and thus the context in which business operates. Students are asked to use PESTLE and `Five Forces’ models to enhance their understanding on how events impact businesses.

Information Management

This module focuses on delivering a broad range of digital literacy skills aligned with the requirements for studying in higher education. These include learning to source and access information across networks, analyse digital resources and reuse to develop knowledge and understanding while developing skills in academic integrity. Students will engage with modern Internet communities, consider issues around information privacy and censorship and will discuss topical information issues that emerge during the course of their study.

Managing People

The purpose of this module is to provide students with practical people management knowledge for non-specialist managers. Students will gain an understanding of the roles, responsibilities and how the implementation of various management and leadership functions and styles are delivered, considering ethical and value-based approaches indicative in achieving organisational objectives.

Business in Society

The purpose of this module is to consider a broad spectrum of issues relating to the role of business in society. It is designed to introduce students to the debate as to how companies balance the (potentially conflicting) demands of different groups of stakeholders. This module introduces students to critical thinking through rigorous engagement with the tensions between seeking profit and considering environmental and other stakeholders.

Strategic Business Analysis

This module is designed to build on the study of the business environment and functional aspects of business and management. It aims to introduce strategic decision-making within organisations. The focus of the module is on long-term strategic issues affecting the organisations.

Career Development and Employability

This module is designed to enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the labour market and professional standards relevant to their chosen career pathway. Students will identify their development needs and the module will support them in the development of transferrable and subject specific skills relevant to their graduate career path. Students will evaluate and reflect upon their understanding of behaviours and practices appropriate to working within complex organisational structures and cultures and analyse current key issues within their professional field. The module will enable students to gain an understanding of current approaches to graduate recruitment and to develop a range of knowledge and skills required to engage successfully with these recruitment processes.

Managing Human Resources

The purpose of this module is to equip learners with an understanding of the core areas of Human Resource Management. The module focuses on people resourcing and improving organisational performance. The module examines these areas in the context of HR and related management professions.

Operations Management

To provide an understanding of how organisations manage the processes and resources that are critical to the delivery of products and services. This module focuses on the operational decisions that managers need to take. This includes designing the appropriate planning, controlling and managing operational performance activities for an organisation.

Information Technology for Business

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the role and function of information technology in business operations. It will develop students’ ability to understand the role of information systems, the data security, and how these can be used in decision-making in an organizational context. Moreover, it will require students to assess how organisational strategies are employed to ensure effective business performance in this context. A variety of e-Commerce categories are also discussed.

Tactical & Strategic Marketing

The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop a deeper understanding of how marketing is applied in a business context. The module will focus on the practical application of marketing concepts and techniques. Students will develop an appreciation of the importance of a planning discipline to ensure that the organisation constructs a customer-focused and competitively robust marketplace strategy to achieve organisational goals.

Debates in Strategic Management

The purpose of this module is to enable students to explore contemporary strategic debates in some depth via a mix of independent study and group discussion. Two topic areas will be explored. We are seeking to explore, debate and develop an understanding of the idea that the content of strategies does not arise in isolation, but is determined by both external factors (the context) and, crucially, internal processes within each organisation.

Business Dissertation

The Module is a core element of some programmes in the faculty of Business and Law. It represents a significant final element of study, where students can develop their own academic and intellectual interests. The module also allows students to develop their skills in research and independent work with the support of academic supervisors. It allows students to draw together different aspects of their study and will be required to select a topic to research, design, implement a study, report the findings and draw appropriate conclusions.

Social Responsibility of Business

Τhis module considers a broad spectrum of issues relating to the social responsibility of business which are increasingly being seen as important aspects of corporate behaviour with a consequential impact on firm performance and with considerable and growing public and media interest.

Strategic Human Resource Management

Τhe purpose of this module is to enable students to understand the contribution of HRM strategies, policies and practices in securing competitive advantage and service quality in contemporary organisations. This module aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the multitude of different HRM approaches that may be utilised in domestic and international organisations.

Project Management: Managerial Perspectives

This module aims to provide the learners with the managerial perspective in project management. Moreover, the module offers the opportunity to discuss some of the key concepts in modern project management. Learners will gain an understanding of the key issues surrounding project managers within a managerial context.

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Find out more about the program you are interested in!

Developed in close consultation with the premier UK professional body for managers, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this course up to date program that aims to provide students with a holistic perspective of Business Development,  based on the modern facts of “business” and management. With a view to the future, students learn to adopt technology and adapt business operations accordingly, in order to ensure a competitive advantage. It covers all business sectors and focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship, technology and the skills of the modern manager, who places people at the centre of the business by adopting a holistic approach, beyond indicators and numbers. Students will learn to make decisions after assessing opportunities and risks and to avoid traps, whether they are senior executives or entrepreneurs.

University of Northampton is one of the youngest universities in the UK but is already leading the way in adding value to society. UoN has won multiple awards but what matters the most to the University is ensuring that all students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark.

The University of Northampton has been given the Gold Award in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest rating possible which places it among the elite of the UK’s higher education institutions.

The Epsilon College’s soundly organised, Career Office, by capitalising on the network of Epsilon Net Group, provides access to student to the largest private Greek companies, maximising  the employment opportunities of students and alumni.

Epsilon College supports all students and Alumni to achieve their career aspirations as a graduate, by connecting them with Epsilon Net Group network employers and preparing them for a future beyond the Epsilon College.  95% of our graduates are in employment or further studies. 

One of the advantages of the BA (Hons) Business Studies  course is the broad range of career options suitable for graduates. Students are prepared with transferable skills and knowledge that can be applied in many business functions and role types:

  • Product Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Business Analyst
  • Account Manager
  • Executives in major businesses and organisations in the private and public sectors
  • Executives in SMEs
  • Business consultants
  • Sales executives

Distinguished staff, combining higher academic qualifications with substantial professional experience and are accredited by the University of Northampton for their excellence in teaching.

This programme is aimed at graduates of secondary education and IEK graduates who wish to advance professionally in the field of Business.

Required documentation:

  • Completed application form
  • Copy of ID or passport (page with your personal details and photo)
  • High School Leaving Certificate
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for the English version of the programme)
  • Letter of recommendation / reference from academics or employers
  • Other certificates/degrees

The demand for skilled professionals in the field of administration and operation of the sector’s businesses is constant. New technologies and digital transformation are differentiating corporate needs and processes. In this period, the most durable and reliable supplies are personality, professional mentality and especially the right training. Epsilon College was created by one of the largest & fastest growing business groups in our country and collaborates with a pioneering British university to give all its students the necessary resources to study science properly, methodically, qualitatively, practically and thoroughly of business administration.

Dr Nikos Kitonakis – Head of Business School

Epsilon College Alumni

Athanasios Lignos

HR Director Attika Department Stores SA

I made a decision to enroll to a HRM course and my research led me to at an established brand like that of Epsilon College, member of Epsilon Net Group. The program met all the requirements for a flexible, successful and high-level Master’s degree.

The training material complete, the curriculum updated with the latest market trends for Human Resources.

The level of students very high, from almost all sectors of the Greek market. The professors of the program are established, with an excellent academic background, close to us and permanently willing to give their help. Epsilon College’s partnership with the University of Northampton makes this the best choice in HR studies .

Vaios Bizios

Accountant-Assistant to CFO, Damavand SA

Obtaining an undergraduate degree  is a milestone for a successful  career path, however, the acquisition of a master’s degree gives the opportunity to deepen  the subject of study and lead in the labor market. Attending Epsilon College’s MSc in Accounting & Finance graduate program provided me with all the necessary resources and a more thorough specialization in the financial industry. The master’s program not only satisfied my desire for further education but also served as a springboard to a new successful career.

Foteini Gavrilidou

Key Account Executive, Epsilon Net Group

I was lucky enough to be one of the first Master HRM student of Epsilon College and UoN. 

My initial thought was to use my time during the pandemic to acquire more skills and knowledge about the subject of HR, so that I could be more effective in my collaborations.

I chose the full time mode of the programme  and without a doubt I could say that it is one of the best decisions I made for choosing a program, in terms of my training and my professional development, but also my personal development.

Northampton is an amazing University, which created an impressive program and the teaching of the courses is undertaken by professors with professional experience and tangible knowledge of the market in the HR subject.

The program is structured with a scientific background, best practices and new trends in the field of HR, supported by the impressive Northampton library with access to it as students. I would also like to gratefully mention the support of the Epsilon College executives and secretariat which has been invaluable, especially during the difficult period of the pandemic.

I unreservedly recommend the specific study program to any new, as well as experienced professional who wishes to delve into the various tools, new trends and methodologies of the magical HR world and at the same time broaden their horizons.

Georgios Mazias

Sportday S.A Director – UEFA Champions League Project Manager at Mega TV

Flexible. Effective. An amazing program without any doubt. Adapted to market needs. Where knowledge becomes information and education is transformed into skills for every professional. Our professors are always by your side. An user friendly platform. Direct access to English University platforms. Although you study the programme in Greece, you feel like you are a student of the University of Northampton. Epsilon College has taken care of that too. More than a college, much more than a master’s degree.

Peter Saant

Group Treasurer | Finance & Operations

Following my long years of experience in group treasury of a multinational corporation reporting to the C level executives, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in Finance & Accounting to enhance and update my knowledge and obtain a complete view of the said field in search for my next step in my career.

Most of the modules helped me in improving my knowledge in finance however, to my surprise, through my master’s studies at Epsilon College, I was introduced to a relatively new subject of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) which I had no previous experience in and that was closely related to my field of expertise and is very crucial for the viability and performance of corporations today. I strongly believe such learning experience will assist me elevate my career path in the foreseeable future.

I am satisfied that the course of 18 months was up to date, delivered by professional tutors who presently work in the industry (bankers and finance specialists of multinationals) who shared their work experience with their students throughout, making the theoretical part applicable and comparable to actual industry events.

I was also impressed with the organisation of the college in setting up the study sessions and programs that allowed me to manage my time working, studying, and spending quality time with my family. The whole experience was very enjoyable and extremely useful.

Stavroula Skamnaki

Accounting Supervisor in the area of Chania, Crete at Domes Resorts

Choosing to continue your studies in an older age with many is an important decision to make and it should be made based on strong personal criteria, goals and aspirations.  Participating in the MSc in Accounting & Finance of Epsilon College supported and strengthened my intention to gain in depth knowledge and specialization  in the subject of Finance and Accounting. The knowledge I gained through this 2 years  broadened my  intellectual horizon, making this program an exciting experience, which offers exactly what you need to evolve.

Anastasia Iliopoulou

Payroll Assistant at Johnson & Johnson

My decision to participate in the postgraduate program of Epsilon Net College, in the field of Human Resources, is proving to be particularly successful, as I am already able to recognise the modern challenges of this field in Greece but also at the global level. The knowledge as well as the continuous practical methods offered by the program transformed me to a HR Professional able to manage any human capital need in the modern, continuous changing professional environment.

Our teaching staff with real work experience in the field was always willing to support our effort, contributing  significantly to our success . The resources of the program, combined with the wide recognition of the University of Northampton, gave me the opportunity to enter  the world of HRM, enabling me to take the next step in my career.

Stefania Farsati

Human Resources Manager at Renault & Auto Unit – N.Poulakis

Choosing Epsilon Net College for postgraduate studies in the field of HRM is the right choice.  Professionalism, reliability, fully qualified teaching staff, with many years of experience in the field and willing to solve any question that arises, are a few words that come in mind when I think about my experience.

During the period of my studies, I had the opportunity to broaden my horizons, improve the organization of human resources at work, and directly provide, from the very first courses, innovative solutions to complex issues that plague the entire business sector in nowadays, primarily in the field of human resources.

I recommend it unreservedly, not only to up-and-coming, but also established human resources executives, who through the program will benefit from modern training in their field of work.

Athanasia Ntimtsa

HR Assistant Recruiter – Teleperformance

Studying the MA HRM program at Epsilon Net College allowed me to broaden my horizons and understand the business world and specifically the field of Human Resources. I had the opportunity to meet people from different industries who had their own point of view, which created a fertile ground for discussion. Through the curriculum related to current HR trends, a wide network of students and the involvement of faculty with “real” work experience, the HRM program helped me move to the next step in my career.

The course provided me not only with the technical skills I needed, but also useful soft skills through workshops, individual development projects and feedback. To those who are interested in attending the HRM program, I can assure you that you will immediately realise the value of this program! In a short time, you will be able to understand the nature of HRM and its processes .

Christos Tselempis

Human Resources Consultant | Employer Branding Specialist | HR Generalist – Agrotech S.A

My decision, to enroll for postgraduate studies at Epsilon College, turned out to be the right one! The knowledge I acquired during the Master of Arts in Human Resources Management came from the combination of, continuous provision of educational material, targeted assignments and discussions with lectures and fellow students.  
Our professors provided us with a pleasant online experience, despite the difficulties of the pandemic. I would describe my studies at Epsilon College as a journey full of challenges, a lot of studying, but also a lot of good times! The value of the degree by the University of Northampton gave me the resources to take my first steps in the world of HR



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