KELLEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS and AUEB deepen their strategic partnership, giving undergraduate students the opportunity to study an innovative Greek business

The Athens University of Economics and Business has implemented for the third year, a program of cooperation between AUEB undergraduates and undergraduate students from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. The idea originated from Indiana University’s Professor Tatiana Kolovou, and was supported by AUEB through its Vice Rector for International Cooperation and Growth, Professor Vassilis Papadakis.                                                                                                                                            

In the context of the collaboration, 24 undergraduate students were selected from the four Departments of the School of Business at AUEB, with the support of Professors. E. Voudouri, V. Stathakopoulos and S. Spyrou, who collaborated with a corresponding number of Indiana students.

The 48 students were divided into groups and studied SLEED, an innovative Greek company.

The collaboration between AUEB and Kelley School of Business students started online in mid-March and ended in the third week of May, when the 24 Kelley students and their professors visited Athens, AUEB and SLEED. All groups presented the final proposals that they had worked on for about 2 months, to SLEED and were evaluated for completeness and argumentation. Greek students received a Certificate of participation from the Kelley School of Business while Kelley students received similarly a certificate from AUEB.

Kelley School of Business Prof. Tatiana Kolovou noted: "The experience we have given our students this year has been invaluable! Working together, they have learned a lot about different cultures and have made friendships they could never have made in other circumstances. They were also given the opportunity to study an innovative Greek company, such as SLEED. Learning in these conditions is something more than what one gets by sticking only to books, and is truly a unique experience."

The Vice Rector for International Cooperation and Growth at AUEB, Professor Vassilis Papadakis noted: "I am happy that this third collaboration with the Kelley School of Business, which concerned the study of an innovative Greek company, was completed with great success, leaving the students at both Universities excited. KSB is one of our major academic partners with which we implement additional programmes including a semester long program of Kelley students studying at AUEB and receiving credit points back in the US. We are exploring other options for strategic partnerships in all the subject areas relevant to AUEB, not just with the Kelley School of Business, but with other similarly very high-quality Universities from abroad".




Last updated: 22 May 2024