Basic information about the undergraduate programme

The academic year begins on the 1st of September and ends on the 31st of August of the following year, according to the academic calendar of the School of Social Sciences. The academic year is divided in two teaching semesters, winter semester and spring semester. There are two examination periods, in February and in June, at the end of each semester, and a follow up exam period in September.

Each semester lasts for at least thirteen full weeks for all courses, tutoring not included. An academic semester may be extended in exceptional cases only, so that the required minimum number of teaching weeks is completed.

An extension of a semester cannot exceed two weeks and is approved by the Rector of the University of Crete, following a proposal by the Dean of the School of Social Sciences. If, for any reason, the number of teaching weeks in a course is less than thirteen, the course is deemed as untaught and, therefore, it is not assessed. Inasmuch as the examination is invalid, the specific course is not included in the degree awarded by the Department.

Make-up lectures can be arranged in exceptional cases in agreement with the attendees of the course, and they are solely announced through the Registrar of the Department.  Make-up lectures are scheduled exclusively for the week preceding the respective examination period.  Teaching material and all relevant requirements for the courses are provided to the students during the first two months of each semester via the eClass learning platform.

Course allocation and maximum number of ECTS credits which correspond to each semester, for all years of studies, are presented below.

List of Offered Courses and ECTS Credits per Semester and per year of studies

Courses - First Year

1st Semester 2nd Semester
Course Code Course ECTS Course Code Course ECTS
Compulsory Courses
ΟΙΚ1001 Mathematics I 6.00 ΟΙΚ1004 Mathematics II 6.00
ΟΙΚ1003 Statistics I 6.00 ΟΙΚ1002 Macroeconomics I 6.00
ΟΙΚ1401 English for Economists I 6.00 ΟΙΚ1005 Microeconomics I 6.00
ΟΙΚ1501 Computers I 6.00 ΟΙΚ1006 Statistics II 6.00
ΟΙΚ1007 Introduction to Economic Theory 6.00 ΟΙΚ1402 English for Economists II 6.00
Elective Courses
(0 courses) (1 course)
  ΟΙΚ1301 Political Economy I 6.00
Total   30.00   36.00

Courses - Second Year

3rd Semester 4th Semester
Course Code Course ECTS Course Code Course ECTS
Compulsory Courses
ΟΙΚ2001 Macroeconomics II 6.00 ΟΙΚ2004 Macroeconomics III 6.00
ΟΙΚ2002 Microeconomics II 6.00 ΟΙΚ2005 Microeconomics III 6.00
ΟΙΚ2003 Econometrics I 6.00 ΟΙΚ2006 Econometrics II 6.00
  ΟΙΚ2501 Computers II 6.00
Elective Courses
(3 courses) (2 courses)
ΟΙΚ2201 Financial Accounting 6.00 ΟΙΚ2303 History of Economic Thought Ι 6.00
ΟΙΚ3311 Social Economics I 6.00 ΟΙΚ2306 European Economic History I 6.00
ΟΙΚ2302 Political Economy of the Agricultural Sector I 6.00 ΟΙΚ2308 Commercial - European Law 6.00
ΟΙΚ2304 Greek Economic History I 6.00 ΟΙΚ2202 Advanced Financial Accounting 6.00
Total   36.00   36.00

Courses - Third & Fourth Year

5th-7th Semester 6th-8th Semester
Course Code Course ECTS Course Code Course ECTS
Elective Courses
(12 courses) (12 courses)
ΟΙΚ3401 Advanced English I 6.00 ΟΙΚ3402 Advanced English II 6.00
ΟΙΚ3104 Environmental Economics 6.00 ΟΙΚ3102 Game Theory 6.00
ΟΙΚ3201 Industrial Organization I 6.00 ΟΙΚ3106 International Finance 6.00
ΟΙΚ3202 Management I 6.00 ΟΙΚ3111 Labour Economics Ι 6.00
ΟΙΚ3203 Economics of Professional Sports 6.00 ΟΙΚ3113 Greek Economy Ι 6.00
ΟΙΚ3207 Financial Management I 6.00 ΟΙΚ3209 Management II 6.00
ΟΙΚ3211 Economics of the Firm 6.00 ΟΙΚ3302 Economic Development Ι 6.00
ΟΙΚ3303 Marxist Analysis 6.00 ΟΙΚ3501 Introduction to Relational Databases for Economists 6.00
ΟΙΚ3212 Mass Media and Entertainment Economics 6.00 ΟΙΚ3601 Teaching Economics 6.00
ΟΙΚ3110 Economic Growth I 6.00 ΟΙΚ3114 Urban and Regional Economics 6.00
ΟΙΚ3109 Monetary Theory Ι 6.00 ΟΙΚ3101 Public Economics I 6.00
ΟΙΚ3301 Economic Development ΙΙ 6.00 ΟΙΚ3206 Financial Analysis I 6.00
ΟΙΚ3108 International Trade Theory 6.00 ΟΙΚ3310 History of Economic Thought ΙΙ 6.00
ΟΙΚ3308 Political Economy II 6.00 ΟΙΚ3210 Economics of Innovation and New Technologies 6.00
ΟΙΚ3116 Economics of Education 6.00 ΟΙΚ3117 Macroeconomic Fluctuations and Policies 6.00
ΟΙΚ3214 Financial Institutions Management 6.00 ΟΙΚ3312 Law and Institutions of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) 6.00
ΟΙΚ3107 Public Economics II 6.00 ΟΙΚ3218 Strategic Change Management 6.00
ΟΙΚ3118 Behavioral Economics 6.00 ΟΙΚ3219 Marketing with a Focus on Tourism 6.00
ΟΙΚ3215 Economics of Tourism 6.00 ΟΙΚ3220 Entrepreneurship 6.00
ΟΙΚ3217 Marketing 6.00 ΟΙΚ3503 Machine Learning with Applications to Economics II 6.00
ΟΙΚ3313 Sustainable Development 6.00  
ΟΙΚ3502 Machine Learning with Applications to Economics I 6.00  
ΟΙΚ3504 Digitalization and the Economy I 6.00  
ΟΙΚ4201 Special Topics in Industrial Organisation 6.00 ΟΙΚ4203 Data Collection, Management and Analysis 6.00
ΟΙΚ4203 Data Collection, Management and Analysis 6.00 ΟΙΚ4105 Labour Economics ΙΙ 6.00
ΟΙΚ4102 Monetary Theory II 6.00 ΟΙΚ4106 Economic Growth II 6.00
ΟΙΚ4502 Introduction to Programming using R 6.00 ΟΙΚ4303 Political Economy of the Agricultural Sector ΙΙ 6.00
ΟΙΚ4207 Economic Models of Innovation Theory 6.00 ΟΙΚ4501 Computers III and Applied Econometrics 6.00
ΟΙΚ4208 Development of Tourism Destinations 6.00 ΟΙΚ4205 Mass Media and Entertainment Economics ΙΙ 6.00
  ΟΙΚ4206 Special Topics in Finance 6.00
  ΟΙΚ4209 Business Consultancy Project 6.00
Total   72.00   72.00
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