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Athens and Parthenon at sunset

Finance in Athens- Maymester

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Finance in Athens - Maymester

Athens, the modern Greek capital, was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarksincluding the Acropolis, Parthenon, and Temple of Zeus. Participants will be introduced to foundational concepts of finance in FIN 357 and will learn how those concepts apply to the modern Greek financial system.

The program is hosted by The Athens Centre, an educational organization founded over half a century ago, to sponsor academic and cultural activities in Greece. They are affiliated with over 20 American colleges and universities, offering diverse programs to suit the unique needs of each school. While providing support to U.S. institutions, The Athens Centre strives to highlight Greece's rich heritage by organizing a series of cultural activities throughout Athens to complement the student experience. 


Quick Info

  • Academic Term: Maymester
  • Dates: May 23-June 19, 2021
  • Credits: 3 UT credits
  • Eligibility: BBA students w/ min. 2.8 GPA
  • Prerequisites: STA 309, and credit/reg. for ACC 312 & BA 324
  • Program Code: 350157

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Program Information

About the Program

About the Program


This program is open to BBA students with a minimum 2.80 GPA.

Pre-requisites: Statistics 309, credit or registration for Accounting 312 and Business Administration 324. Please note, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

CBHP students:Please note that you cannot obtain honors credit for this program. Explore Entrepreneurship in Costa Rica Maymester, Marketing in in Thailand Maymester, CBHP Management in Buenos Aires and Business Law in Edinburgh for honors credit.


Classes usually take place Monday-Friday (usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Students are strongly urged to refrain from making weekend travel plans until receipt of finalized schedule. Absence from class will not be permitted.


FIN 357 - Business Finance - Taught by UT faculty


Heidi Toprac


Questions about this program? Contact Aleksandra Wingate at

Fees and Tuition

Fees and Tuition


2021 Program Fee $3,800
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  • For information on scholarships and financial aid, please visit our funding page.  Please note that the only opportunity to apply for a Maymester scholarship through BBA International Programs is at the time of program application.



For more information on total estimated cost, including flights, meals, etc., view the Athens study abroad budget


  • Accommodations
  • Weekly cultural excursions
  • Welcome and farewell receptions
  • Visits to local companies 
  • 24/7 assistance from on-site staff familiar with language/culture
  • Pre-departure sessions
  • Re-entry guidance for recruiting


  • UT Tuition (3 credits - tuition for Maymester programs is waived for undergraduate students enrolled in at least 12 hours during the Spring semester - no additional tuition will be required)
  • Texas Global Fee ($75)
  • Overseas insurance
  • Textbooks
  • Meals
  • Local transportation
  • Personal expenses (toiletries, shopping, traveling, etc.)
  • Flight





Company visits are an important component of the program. They are designed to provide students with a first-hand look at important local industries and business practices. Company visits will vary on a yearly basis.



Cultural excursions provide students with an opportunity to experience the local environment. Weekly outings, including admission fees, are coordinated on behalf of the group. These events are built into the program and participation at each event is mandatory. 

Excursions will vary on a yearly basis. Past excursions include:

  • Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion and beach visit
  • Delphi Site and Museum 


Housing and Transportation

Housing and Transportation


Participants will live in furnished studio apartments with kitchenettes, bathroom, and balcony, located a 5-minute walk from The Athens Centre. The studios will be double or triple occupancy, and students will be able to request a roommate.

Earliest check-in to dorms: Saturday before first class day

Latest check-out from dorms: Saturday after last class day


Participants will book their flights to and from Athens on their own and will arrange their own transportation from the airport to the dorm. 

Visa and Passport Information

Visa and Passport Information


Passports must be valid for at least 6 months prior to the end of the study abroad trip. Texas Global Passport Services can process passport applications.



U.S. citizens traveling to Athens will not require a visa to study in Greece.



Depending on nationality, non-US citizens may or may not require a visa. Please visit the Greece Foreign Ministry website to view requirements for each nationality.

It is the student’s responsibility to research specific requirements for their nationality, and to apply for their visa, if necessary. At the student’s request, we will provide additional program-related documentation to support their visa application, such as an official letter, enrollment status at UT, housing and insurance coverage. Students are also encouraged to request formal documentation of student enrollment status from the UT Registrar's Office and are required to notify Texas Global of their travel plans.