Alba was founded in 1992, through a joint initiative of the Federation of Greek Industries (ΣΕΒ), the leading Employers' Union in Greece, and the Hellenic Management Association (ΕΕΔΕ); both the preparation for the creation of Alba and its operations until the end of 1993 were funded by the European Commission and by contributions offered by Alba’s Corporate Members.
Since 2017, Alba Graduate Business School operates within The American College of Greece (ACG) as the Graduate Business School of ACG.Europe’s largest and most historic American college and Greece’s most prestigious graduate business school combined their strengths to pursue an ambitious growth strategy by further consolidating their leadership positions. By joining forces, the two institutions also become more competitive internationally and contribute to making Greece an international educational destination.
As the Graduate Business School of the American College of Greece, Alba Graduate Business School, continues offering its portfolio of MBA, business related MSc programs and Executive Education and pursues all other related services in serving the academic and business community. . ACG continues to offer undergraduate programs in business and the liberal arts and sciences, as well as graduate programs in the arts and sciences through DEREE. Alba retains all of its accreditations, including NECHE, AMBA and EFMD/EPAS.