Course Modules

1st Semester

Administrative Law and Disputes

Module Description

Full Module Description:
Mode of Delivery:  In class
Weekly Hours:  3
ECTS:  7,5
Web Page:
Moodle Page:

Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

•Analyze the current issues based on the basic meanings of Administrative Law

•Synthesize the alternative solutions that come up according to Administrative Law

•Evaluate the basic institutions of state

Module Description

Evolution of Administrative Law in Greece.

The principle of the Legitimized Administration.

Concept and classifications of administrative actions.

Concept and classifications of administrative bodies.

Administrative and judicial protection of the citizen.

General principles of Administrative Law.

Administrative contracts.

Administrative organization of Greece.

Administrative procedure (Litigation Model – Law 3900/2010).

Evolution of Administrative Law in Greece.

The principle of the Legitimized Administration.

Concept and classifications of administrative actions.

Concept and classifications of administrative bodies.

Administrative and judicial protection of the citizen.

General principles of the Administrative Law.

Administrative contracts.

Administrative organization of Greece.

Administrative procedure (Litigation Model – Law 3900/2010).

Assessment Methods and Criteria

•Class participation and attendance

•Quizzes 

•Individual or group assignments presentations

•Final Exam Test containing:

Multiple Choice Questions

Short Answer Questions

Analytical Questions

Theory  Evaluation Questions

 

Recommended or required Bibliography

•Spiliotopoulos E., Manual of Administrative Law, 2011, Law Library, Athens

 

Economic Integration

Module Description

Full Module Description:
Mode of Delivery:  In class
Weekly Hours:  3
ECTS:  7,5
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Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

•Analyze how the EU works

•Evaluate the current economical situation based on the theory of economic integration

•Analyze the system of the New Economic Governance

 

Module Description

The forms of economic integration, the benefits of economic integration in general, the benefits of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) referring to the efficient allocation of resources and economic growth, the benefits of EMU referring to price stability, the costs of economic integration in general, the cost of the common currency, the theory of optimum currency areas, the phases and stages of EMU, the EMU entrance criteria, the monetary policy in the EMU framework, the elements of the European Monetary Policy (EMP), the decision-making bodies of the EMP, the monetary policy strategy of the European Central Bank (ECB), monetary policy instruments of the Eurosystem, exchange rate policy in EMU, the fiscal policy in the context of EMU, the general framework of fiscal policy in the European Union (EU), the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP), the implementation of the EDP in the cases of Greece and other member-states of the European Union (EU), the Stability and Growth Programmes (SGP) and Convergence Programmes, the objectives and achievements of the SGP in the case of Greece, the European Stability Mechanism for the euro area countries, supervision of economic and fiscal policies in the EU, Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure within the EU, European Financial Stability Mechanisms, coordination of the general economic policy in the EU context, the Broad Economic Policy in the EU.

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Class participation and attendance

•Quizzes 

•Individual or group assignments presentations

•Final Exam Test containing:

Multiple Choice Questions

Short Answer Questions

Analytical Questions

Recommended or required Bibliography

Vavouras I., economic Policy, 2013, Athens: Papazisis in Greek 

-Scientific Journals related:

•International Journal of Economic Theory

•Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy

•Economic Policy

•International Economic Review

Economic Outlook

 

Financial Statement Analysis

Module Description

Full Module Description:
Mode of Delivery:  In class
Weekly Hours:  3
ECTS:  7,5
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Learning Outcomes

The course of Financial Statement Analysis deals with the use and interpretation of accounting information obtained from published financial statements. The purpose of Financial Statement Analysis is to assess the performance and prospects of the firm and assist decision-making. These decisions mainly concern resource allocation and financing of the firm.

Upon the successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

•Analyze financial information disclosed in the financial statements

•Design financial analysis with the use of various analytical techniques

•Assess financial ratios

•Evaluate managerial performance and predict corporate solvency or failure

•Assist resource allocation decision – making

Module Description

The course focuses on the following:

Introduction to basic concepts of Accounting

Introductory concepts in Financial Statements Analysis. Financial Statements and their regulatory framework.

Technical Analysis. Stratified and Temporal Analysis. Trend Statements and Common-size Statements.

Credit Risk Analysis. Liquidity Ratios, Working capital ratios.

Cash Flow Statement Compilation and Interpretation, Earnings Quality, Free Cash Flows.

Efficiency (Profitability) Analysis, Total Capital profitability Ratios, Return on Equity, Financial Leverage.

Cost-based Decision-making. Revenue and expense break-even point. Operating Leverage.

Capital Structure Indexes. Stock market indexes.

Case Study

 

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Class participation and attendance

•Quizzes 

•Individual or group assignments presentations

•Final Exam Test containing:

Problem solving

Open-ended Questions

Theory  Evaluation Questions

 

Recommended or required Bibliography

Gikas, D. C., Papadaki Α. Ι. & Siougle, G. (2010). Business Analysis & Valuation. Athens: Benos Publications in Greek

•Κantzos, Κ. (2002). Financial Statement Analysis. Athens: INTERBOOKS Pubications in Greek

•Batsinilas, Ε. G. και Patatoukas, C. P. (2012). Modern. Athens: Stamoulis Publications in Greek

•Νiarkos, Ν. (2004). Financial Analysis of Accounting Statement. Athens: Stamoulis Publications in Greek

•Papadeas, P. & Sykianakis, N. (2014). Financial Statement Analysis.

-Scientific Journals related:

•International Journal of Economic Theory

•Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy

•Economic Policy

•International Economic Review

•Economic Outlook

 

Fiscal Policy & Economics

Module Description

Full Module Description:
Mode of Delivery:  In class
Weekly Hours:  3
ECTS:  7,5
Web Page:
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Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this course is two-fold: Firstly, it seeks to introduce the student to the causes of the development of state intervention in the economy (and the philosophy that accompanies it) and, secondly, it focuses on the analysis of the differences in the economic policy applied over the recent period. Upon the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

•Analyze the current economical situation in the country and the Euro zone in general

•Evaluate the alternative solutions referring to the fiscal problem

•Design new policies in order to deal with the problems occurring

 

Module Description

More specifically, the syllabus comprises:

• The basic Macroeconomic Concepts

• The market economy (Achievements and weaknesses. Optimal allocation of productive resources. Welfare criteria).

•The State and the concept of interventionism

• Public Expenditure: classification criteria

• Public goods (cost of public goods, methods of financing)

• Revenue: classification

• Tax policy (types of taxes, tax policy measures, tax burden)

• Public debt (Forms-categorization, Objectives)

• Budgeting

•Influences of government intervention in the economy (Taxes and Macroeconomic Effects. Duties and Microeconomic Effects, Multipliers)

•Fiscal policy (the stabilization measures of the economy. Fiscal and monetary policy)

 

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Class participation and attendance

•Quizzes 

•Individual or group assignments presentations

•Final Exam Test containing:

Multiple Choice Questions

Short Answer Questions

Analytical Questions

Theory  Evaluation Questions

 

Recommended or required Bibliography

Papaelias Th., (2011) Notes on Public Finance and Fiscal Policy in Greek, mimeo

•Gayer T. Rosen H., Public Finance, (2009), Eighth Edition, MacGraw Hill Companies, Inc.

•Dalamagkas V., (2003) Introduction to Public Finance, Kritiki in Greek, Athens

•Drakos G., (1998), Introduction to Public Finance, Stamoulis in Greek, Athens

-Scientific Journals related:

•International Journal of Economic Theory

•Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy

•Economic Policy

•International Economic Review

Economic Outlook

 

International Economic Relations

Module Description

Full Module Description:
Mode of Delivery:  In class
Weekly Hours:  3
ECTS:  7,5
Web Page:
Moodle Page:

Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the course is for the students to be able to:

•Comprehend the basic Elements of Microeconomic Theory of General Equilibrium

•Understand The Classical Model of International Trade

• Consider the Balance of payments and the Basic Theories of the Balance of Payments

•Acknowledge The Foreign Exchange Market and the Prices and Exchange Rates

 

Module Description

1st CYCLE: International Trade and Commercial Policy

1st Session: Elements of Microeconomic Theory of General Equilibrium: Economic Methodology, General Equilibrium Model, Supply-Demand and Price Determination.

2nd Session: The Classical Model of International Trade: International Division of Labour, the Labor Theory of Value, Absolute Advantage, Comparative Advantage, International Terms of Trade, International Trade Equilibrium, Gains from Free Trade, Trade and Wages.

3rd Session: The Heckscher-Ohlin-Samuelson Model: Heckscher-Ohlin model and assumptions, Factor endowment, Factor intensity, Trade equilibrium in the HO model, Rybczynski Theorem, Factor Price Equalization Theorem, Stolper-Samuelson Theorem.

4th Session: Tariffs: Commercial Policy, Tariffs, Welfare analysis, Deadweight Loss, Optimal Tariff, Effective Rate of Protection.

5th Session: Nontariff Barriers and Arguments for Protectionism: Nontariff Barriers to Trade, Quota and its Effects, Quota vs. Tariff, Export Subsidy, Government Procurement Policies, Health and Safety Standards, Valid and Invalid Arguments for Protection, Tariffs and Public Revenue, Protection and National Defence, Arguments in favor of tariff protection of Infant Industries.

2nd CYCLE: International Finance

6th Session: Introduction and Balance of payments: Balance of payments, Exchange rates, Prices, Interest and exchange rates, Current Account, Financing the Current Account, Classification of Transactions, Balance of Payments Equilibrium and Adjustment.

7th Session: The Foreign Exchange Market: Spot Rate, Arbitrage and Hedging, Forward Rate, Swaps, Futures and Options, Central Bank Intervention, Black Markets and Parallel Markets.

8th Session: Prices and Exchange Rates: Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), Absolute and Relative PPP, Time and Inflation, Deviations from PPP, Overvalued vs. Undervalued Currencies, Interest Rate Parity, Interest Rates and Inflation, Exchange Rates, Expected Exchange Rates, Term Structure of Interest Rates.

9th Session: Foreign Exchange Risk, Forecasting and International Investment: Types of Exchange Risk, Foreign Exchange Risk Premium, Market Efficiency, International Investment and Diversified Portfolio, Direct Foreign Investment, Capital Flight, International Borrowing and Financial Crises.

10th Session: Basic Theories of the Balance of Payments: Balance of Trade Equilibrium, Theory of Elasticity, Elasticity and J Curves, Evidence from Devaluations, Restoring Balance of Payments Equilibrium: the Monetary Approach

 

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Class participation and attendance

•Quizzes 

•Individual or group assignments presentations

•Final Exam Test containing:

Multiple Choice Questions

Short Answer Questions

Analytical Questions

Theory  Evaluation Questions

 

Recommended or required Bibliography

S. Husted - M. Melvin: International Economics, Prentice Hall, 2012

•P. Krugman - M. Obstfeld – Melitz J.: International Economics, Theory and Policy, Prentice Hall, 2015

P. Kenen: International Economics, Cambridge University Press, 4 edition, 2000

Scientific Journals related:

•International Journal of Economic Theory

•Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy

•Economic Policy

•International Economic Review

•Economic Outlook

 

Tax Policy

Module Description

Full Module Description:
Mode of Delivery:  In class
Weekly Hours:  3
ECTS:  7,5
Web Page:
Moodle Page:

Learning Outcomes

This module looks closely at the Tax Theory and the range of activities that constitute the tax implementation and the distribution of tax burden. Moreover, it analyses critically the concepts of tax and duty, as well as the criteria of tax imposition, and presents the relationship between Taxation and Economic Growth, focusing on the policy of tax incentives. 

Upon the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

•Analyze the problems occurring as a result of the tax laws applied

• Formulate the best practice according to the fiscal provisions

•Organize solutions to the problems existing in both the public and the private sector

 

Module Description

It examines Tax Policy issues such as Environmental, Social and Fiscal Policy. Finally, it covers the key issues of Tax Administration, Tax Competition and Tax Compliance

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Class participation and attendance

•Quizzes 

•Individual or group assignments presentations

•Final Exam Test containing:

Multiple Choice Questions

Short Answer Questions

Analytical Questions

Theory  Evaluation Questions

 

Recommended or required Bibliography

Tatsos N., Tax theory and policy, 2012, Athens: Kritiki in Greek

-Scientific Journals related:

•International Journal of Economic Theory

•Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy

•Economic Policy

•International Economic Review

Economic Outlook

 

2nd Semester

Financing Public Investment

Module Description

Full Module Description:
Mode of Delivery:  In class
Weekly Hours:  3
ECTS:  7,5
Web Page:
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Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the course is for the students to be able to:

•Analyze the key factors used to finance a project

•Assess the public investments based on various alternatives

•Organize monitoring and implementation of ongoing projects

Module Description

1st lecture: Time value of money: Interest, compound interest, series of payment

2nd Lecture: Financial Statement Analysis: Liquidity Ratios, Activity Ratios, Debt or Leverage ratios, Coverage ratios, Capital structure ratios, Return ratios, Valuation ratios, Break even analysis and trend analysis. Limitations.

3rd Lecture: Cash flow analysis: Cash outflow (initial investment) determination, Calculation of future cash flows, Calculation of net cash flows.

4th Lecture: Cost of capital: Cost of Bond loans, Cost of Preferred stock, Retained or undistributed earnings, Common share issuing, Weighted Average cost of capital, Marginal cost of capital.

5th Lecture: Capital Budgeting: Capital Investment Projects’ Evaluation, Capital Budgeting under Inflation

6th Lecture: Capital Budgeting under Uncertainty, Incorporating Risk in Capital Budgeting, Sensitivity Analysis, Scenario Analysis, Decision Trees

7th Lecture: Leverage Analysis: Operational and Financial Leverage Analysis, Break even Analysis, Financial Risk, Business risk, Combined leverage.

8th Lecture: Foreign Direct Investments: Costs and Benefits, Neoclassical Theory of Cost and Benefit of Capital Transfer, Empirical Approaches to FDIs Cost and Benefit Analysis, FDIs and economic growth.

9th-10th Lecture: Detailed discussion on public investments.

 

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Class participation and attendance

•Quizzes 

•Individual or group assignments presentations

•Final Exam Test containing:

Multiple Choice Questions

Short Answer Questions

Analytical Questions

Theory  Evaluation Questions

 

Recommended or required Bibliography

Relative articles and notes from EUROSTAT are available via e-class 

Scientific Journals related:

•International Journal of Economic Theory

•Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy

•Economic Policy

•International Economic Review

•Economic Outlook

 

Personnel Evaluation and Remunaration in Public Sector

Module Description

Full Module Description:
Mode of Delivery:  In class
Weekly Hours:  3
ECTS:  7,5
Web Page:
Moodle Page:

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to render post-graduate students familiar with systems of evaluation and rewards that are applied, or are applicable in the public services. In this respect, relevant systems which are applied in other countries will be referred to. This unit is of particular interest due to the impending application of new evaluation systems in the public sector.

Upon the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

•Organize different personnel evaluation systems

• Evaluate the errors during the evaluation process

•Design group incentive wages in their career

Module Description

The course outline is as follows:

o Diachronic evolution of personnel evaluation: From Personnel Management to Human Resource Management. Importance of personnel evaluation in the public sector. Objectives and criteria of personnel evaluation.

o Job design, job analysis, job description, and job specifications in the public sector. Development of employees.

o Subjective systems of personnel evaluation: Straight ranking, paired comparisons, forced distribution, graphic rating scales. Evaluation systems in the Greek public management.

o Behavior-based evaluation systems: Method of critical incidents, Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales (BARS), Behavioral Observation Scales (BOS).

o Evaluation according to objectives: Management by Objectives (MBO) and Productivity Measurement & Evaluation System (PRoMES). Quality-based Evaluation.

o Evaluators: Supervisor, peers, subordinates, customers, self-evaluation, global evaluation.

o Errors during evaluation. Validity and Reliability errors. Evaluation interview.

o Connection of compensation with productivity. Historical evolution of reward systems. Meaning and content of rewards.

o Money and motivation. Motivation theories: Equity Theory (Adams), Achievement Theory (McClelland), Expectancy Theory (Vroom).

o Composition of rewards. Personnel compensation policies. Determination of rewards according to the labor market and according to the value of work. Development of a pay grade structure. Pay grade structure in the public sector.

o Systems of individual rewards. Bonus, commission, merit allowances, standard hour plans, rewards according to professional skills. Problems of individual reward systems.

o Group rewards. Profit-sharing, stock options, Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP). Types of fringe benefits. Executives’ rewards

 

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Class participation and attendance

•Quizzes 

•Individual or group assignments presentations

•Final Exam Test containing:

Analytical Questions

Theory  Evaluation Questions

 

Recommended or required Bibliography

Berman E.M., Bowman J.S., West, J.P. & M.V. Wart (2001): Human Resource Management in Public Service. London: Sage.

•Colclough Ch. (ed.) (1997): Public Sector Pay and Adjustment. London: Routledge.

•Condray S.E. (2005): Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

•OECD (2005): Performance Pay for Government Employees. Paris: OECD

•Pynes, J.E. (2004): Human Resources Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

•Risher, H.W. (1999): Aligning Pay and Results. N. York: AMACOM

 

Social Policy

Module Description

Full Module Description:
Mode of Delivery:  In class
Weekly Hours:  3
ECTS:  7,5
Web Page:
Moodle Page:

Learning Outcomes

The main goal of the course is to educate students in Tax Policy, in order to help them cope with the increased demands of the labor market. The purpose of the course is to deepen the theoretical level of the Public Economic Policy and its practical application. Among other issues, reference is made to the basic concepts of taxes, their enforcement criteria and their usefulness as policy instruments. Also issues relating to the imposition of taxes are discussed, such as the cost of tax administration, the responses of private operators to the imposition of taxes or to increasing their tax burden.

Upon the successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

•Analyze the social phenomena during the crisis

•Design the best practices for solving various problems, based on the principles under which the Welfare State functions

•Organize structures and programs that respond to the social needs of the population

 

Module Description

The course focuses on the following:

• General Theory Of Taxes.

• Recognition Of Tax.

• Taxes As Policy Instruments.

• The Tax Justice As Criterion Enforcement Of Taxes.

• The Cost Of The Tax Administration.

• The Reactions Of Taxpayers In The Imposition Of Taxes.

• Tax Violations And Corruption.

• Taxation And Social Policy.

• Taxation And Environmental Policy

 

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Class participation and attendance

•Quizzes 

•Individual or group assignments presentations

•Final Exam Test containing:

Fieldwork 

Open-ended Questions

Theory  Evaluation Questions

 

Recommended or required Bibliography

Esping-Andersen G., 2002, Why we need a New Welfare State, Oxford University Press, Oxford – New York

•Spicker P., 2000, The Welfare State, a general theory, Sage Publications of London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi

-Scientific Journals related:

•International Journal of Economic Theory

•Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy

•Economic Policy

•International Economic Review

•Economic Outlook

 

State Governance

Module Description

Full Module Description:
Mode of Delivery:  In class
Weekly Hours:  3
ECTS:  7,5
Web Page:
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Learning Outcomes

The course aims at rendering students familiar with the mechanics of exercising public policy and governance in a real, not in an ideal environment, where continuous tensions and ambiguities (both obtrusive and unobtrusive) are witnessed. Henceforth, limitations emanating from juxtaposed interests, emerging from – often unforeseen – frictions at the local and at the international level, are taken into account. Key points of lectures focus on the interdependence between policies, positions, and viewpoints held by the various groups behind predominant social forces, as well as the public policy as expressed officially by the government. Differences between governing and governance are thus interpreted. Therefore, the essence of the course lies in the examination of the meaning and the interpretation of institutions, in the form that the latter have been shaped in the recent years. In-class examination of rational decisions, as well as of occasional irrational decisions taken within the context of exercising public policy, is best illustrated through examples and case studies. Cardinal policy decisions taken within the context of today’s turbulent environment are often not aligned with conventional trends.

Upon the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

•Analyze the mechanisms of controlling public policy and governance

•Evaluate the differences between government and governance

•Verify reliability of decisions taken in the exercise of public policy

Module Description

More specifically, the syllabus comprises:

• The interdependence between policies, positions and views of the various groups that make up the totality of social forces and public policy as expressed by the official government.

• Interprets the difference between government and governance

• The interpretation and importance of institutions as they have developed in the modern period

• explores the sometimes rational and sometimes irrational decisions taken in the course of public policy. In a changing world often final decisions are moving in orbit outside of the expected trend

 

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Class participation and attendance

•Quizzes 

•Individual or group assignments presentations

•Final Exam Test containing:

Multiple Choice Questions

Short Answer Questions

Analytical Questions

Theory  Evaluation Questions

 

Recommended or required Bibliography

Relative articles and notes from EUROSTAT are available via e-class

•North D. C., 1990, Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance, Cambridge University Press

-Scientific Journals related:

•International Journal of Economic Theory

•Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy

•Economic Policy

•International Economic Review

Economic Outlook

 

3rd Semester

Human Rights in the European Union

Module Description

Full Module Description:
Mode of Delivery:  In class
Weekly Hours:  3
ECTS:  7,5
Web Page:
Moodle Page:

Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

•Design programs for the reporting of human rights and raising public awareness about them

•Evaluate the institutional regulations in relation to the European and International Law

•Analyze the methods of protecting human rights in the European Union

 

Module Description

The course outline is as follows:

•Evolution of the international protection of human rights.

•Universal and regional systems of human rights protection.

•European Treaty on Human Rights (Substantive and Procedural devices).

•Protection of human rights in the European Union.

•Chart of the Fundamental Rights in the European Union

 

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Class participation and attendance

•Quizzes 

•Individual or group assignments presentations

•Final Exam Test containing:

Analytical Questions

Theory  Evaluation Questions

 

Recommended or required Bibliography

Sisilianos A., 2013, European Convention on Human Rights, Law Library in Greek, Athens

Quantitative Methods

Module Description

Full Module Description:
Mode of Delivery:  In class
Weekly Hours:  3
ECTS:  7,5
Web Page:
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Learning Outcomes

The course provides theoretical and empirical basis for developing skills on the statistical analysis of survey data, using the statistical package SPSS. Emphasis is on practical application, the selection of appropriate methodology in data analysis, examining the conditions and diagnoses, and interpretation of results. 

Upon the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

•Organize the collection, compaction and presentation of data,

•Design the appropriate techniques to process the data

•Evaluate the configuration of simple and multiple regression models and the interpretation of results

•Evaluate the form of factor analysis models and the interpretation of results

Module Description

More specifically, the syllabus comprises

•The role of statistics in modern research and the economy. 

•Terminology and basic concepts (population, sample, random variables).

•Analysis of Quantitative Data (measures of position, measures of dispersion).

•Descriptive statistics, Normal distribution, Basic concepts of hypothesis testing.

•Other parametric tests (t-test for two independent samples, paired t-test).

•Theoretical reference to other parametric tests.

•Analysis of Categorical Data χ2 test.

•Data entry into SPSS, basic descriptive statistics and graphs in SPSS, hypothesis testing normality through SPSS. One sample t-test, two independent samples t-test and paired t-test, Normality testing, χ2 test in SPSS.

•Simple regression analysis and the analysis of variance.

•Multiple linear regression (confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for coefficients of linear regression, forecasting).

•Interpretation of results.

•Model selection and comparison.

•Methods of variables selection.

•Multiple Regression Diagnostic Tests

•Factor Analysis and the method of principal components.

•Multiple Regression in SPSS.

•Factor analysis in SPSS

 

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Class participation and attendance

•Quizzes 

•Individual or group assignments presentations

•Final Exam Test containing:

Multiple Choice Questions

Short Answer Questions

Analytical Questions

Theory  Evaluation Questions

 

Recommended or required Bibliography

Norusis Marija, 2011, IBM SPSS Statistics 19 Guide to Data Analysis 1st Edition, Addison Wesley

•Coakes S., Steed L., Price J. (2008) SPSS 15.0 Analysis without Anguish. Wiley

•Landau S. and Everitt B.S. (2004) A handbook of statistical analyses using SPSS Chapman and Hall CRC

-Scientific Journals related:

•International Journal of Economic Theory

•Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy

•Economic Policy

•International Economic Review

Economic Outlook

 

State Budgeting

Module Description

Full Module Description:
Mode of Delivery:  In class
Weekly Hours:  3
ECTS:  7,5
Web Page:
Moodle Page:

Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

•Consider the formulation and control of the State Budget

•Formulate budgets on Local Authorities and other public institutions based on the national meanings of the State Budget

•Evaluate the relation between the State Budget and the Process of Exceeded Deficit

•Analyze the relation between the State Budget and the circuit of Public Accounting

 

Module Description

Part A. Public Budget

1. Definition of Public Budget (Budget and related concepts).

2. Importance of the Budget (Budgetary and Fiscal Program, Budget and Government policy).

3. Sections of Public Budget (Regular Budget and Public Investment Budget, Annexed Budgets).

4. Classifications of Public Revenues and Expenditures (Public Accounting Methodology).

5. Budget Compilation (compilation process, revenues and expenditures assessment, principles of budgetary compilation).

6. Budgetary Execution (Voting, establishment and collection of revenues, assumption-clearance-payments of public expenditures).

Part B. Budget and National Accounts

1. Introductory concepts of National Accounts (Institutional units and sectors, transactions, accounts and basic aggregates).

2. Defining the limits of the General Government institutional sector.

3. Compilation of General Government aggregates in National Accounts concepts, using the State Budget/ State Outturn.

4. Definition of General Government Deficit-Debt and their correlation with the Public Budget/ Outturn deficit.

5. Maastricht Treaty-State Budget-Excessive Deficit Procedure

 

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Class participation and attendance

•Quizzes 

•Individual or group assignments presentations

•Final Exam Test containing:

Multiple Choice Questions

Short Answer Questions

Analytical Questions

Theory  Evaluation Questions

 

Recommended or required Bibliography

 -Relative articles and notes from EUROSTAT are available via e-class

Total quality management for services

Module Description

Full Module Description:
Mode of Delivery:  In class
Weekly Hours:  3
ECTS:  7,5
Web Page:
Moodle Page:

Learning Outcomes

The course “Total Quality Management for Services” is part of the kind of administration courses with a particular foundational and interdisciplinary basis. It sets as a priority the promotion of knowledge and responsible information about the principles, concepts and techniques of Total Quality; elements that make modern organizations and services more flexible and innovative (Innovation: a term which is exhaustively approached during the lectures). 

Upon the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

•Organize and apply the knowledge acquired in their career

•Analyze the basic parts of Total Quality

• Evaluate the amount of quality in the Greek reality

Module Description

The content of lectures is focused on offering more complete knowledge on specific topics. During the semester, emphasis will be given mainly on the following:

•The key features, objectives and consequences of TQM

• Quality cycles

• Quality and the human factor

• Quality and innovation

• Administration of business processes

• Quality Costs

• Change management

• Certification systems (ISO, HACCP, EMAS)

• European Foundation for Quality Management-EFQM

• Quality in Services (The SERVQUAL model)

• Measurement and evaluation of quality

• Quality improvement techniques

• Quality managers

• Quality in the Greek reality

• Quality and public sector

• Customer Satisfaction Indicators

• Business Process Reengineering-BPR

 

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Class participation and attendance

•Quizzes 

•Individual or group assignments presentations

•Final Exam Test containing:

Analytical Questions

Theory  Evaluation Questions

 

Recommended or required Bibliography

Kefis N., Total Quality Management, 2014, Kritiki in Greek, Athens

 

4th Semester

Research methods

Module Description

Full Module Description:
Mode of Delivery:  In class
Weekly Hours:  3
ECTS:  7,5
Web Page:
Moodle Page:

Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

•Formulate the postgraduate thesis that is necessary for the Msc

•Formulate and use the practices gained in their career

•Verify their knowledge related to the subject

 

Module Description

The course includes:

•Introduction to research – basic meaning approach - theoretical framework of research methodology

•Tool research presentation – quantitive and qualitive approach

•Structure and coposition of scientific operations – basic ethical principals

•Back up procedures ( effective presentation)

•Case studies presentation

•Supervision of thesis

•Studies’ presentation

 

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Class participation and attendance

•Quizzes 

•Individual or group assignments presentations

•Final Exam Test containing:

Multiple Choice Questions

Short Answer Questions

Analytical Questions

Theory  Evaluation Questions

 

Recommended or required Bibliography

Babbie E., Introduction to Social Research, 5th edition, 2011, Wadsworth, Cengage Learning

•Zafiropoulos K., How to implement a postgraduate thesis, 2015, Kritiki in Greek, Athens