Cruise is an emerging tourism industry internationally, with a huge growth potential. Its global turnover was – before the pandemic – 134 billion dollars. The Mediterranean is the second cruise market in the world, and our country offers the most options of destinations. About one million passengers, every year, travel through the port of Piraeus. With its expansion, Piraeus will become the main cruise port of the Eastern Mediterranean. It is obvious that the needs of the industry for specialized professional managers are great.
The Cruise Management program introduces students to the techniques of creating successful and safe cruise trips. Students are trained in business management, cruise plans and destinations, land excursions, human resources and passenger handling, quality of onboard services (shops, banking, hotel services, restaurants, bars, entertainment), marketing and advertising, logistics chain, crisis management, communication strategy, media relations, social media utilization and many other internal and external factors that make up this complex product, such as business ethics, corporate reputation, public and investor relations, environmental protection, disaster prevention and risk management, culture and policy issues. The section proposes quality control techniques and evaluation of the customer experience.
October for the Fall Semester or
February for the Spring Semester
4 years for October or February entry
3 years for October or February entry, for those students who have a high school certificate (apolytirion) 15 or above and recognized English certificates (B2+ and above).
Morning or/and evening classes
1st and 2nd Year: Either English or Greek
3rd and 4th Year 4: English or
All years in English
It is about an emerging market with great prospects, without borders.
Cruise is a pleasant professional space, which promotes and rewards quality.
It trains in solving complex problems, as the cruise includes a large number of tourist services and products.
As the safety and health of passengers and staff is a major issue, the graduate acquires relevant knowledge that creates added value to his subject.
Studying at BCA, you live in Greece but you are exposed to the learning experience designed and provided by a high-level British or Swiss University and you are awarded the same, Bachelor & Master degrees, awarded to UK and Swiss students., which are recognized in the Greek and international labor market. In addition, you will benefit from the digital technology with the specialized online educational platforms developed by BCA and incorporated into the Blended Learning philosophy.
BCA College, offering high-level education, has concluded an articulation agreement with the internationally renowned Educational Institutions Les Roches and Glion, as the two educational institutions share the same vision and the same educational philosophy with the college.
Undergraduate students have the option to attend the first 2 or 3 years at BCA (this depends on whether they have been admitted to the 1st year or directly to the 2nd year of the program based on the enrolment requirements) and the last year of their studies at the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland. This way, BCA’s students have the opportunity to receive their Bachelor degree either from Les Roches or from Glion.
The successful course of BCA is certified by the multiple awards it has received during the years of its educational operation. One of the most important prizes was its announcement of being the “COLLEGE OF THE YEAR”, awarded by the Education Leaders Awards Special Committee. More information on the BCA College Awards can be found here.
The programmes of study provided by BCA College are further enriched with industrial visits, seminars and lectures organised during the year in parallel with the curriculum. These co-curricular activities bridge the academic theory taught in classrooms with current professional practice, transfer students’ know-how and expertise in real time, and connect them with renowned executives, entrepreneurs, and people with key positions in their field.
An indicative applicant should possess an Apolytirion of at least 12 or IB Diploma or equivalent. However, we would welcome students to apply who have an Apolytirion of less than 12 provided that their marks on relevant subjects achieved prior to the panhellenic exams in the final year of schooling are at the level of 12 or above. Interviews will be conducted, and applicants will be considered for their overall ability to attend the programme alongside all the above grades.
Applicants have the option of attending the first 2 years of the programme either in English or in Greek. Those who wish to attend the first year in English are required to submit one of the following certifications:
Applicants can be admitted to the second year of undergraduate studies (Level 4) as long as the grade of their high school certificate (apolytirion) is 17 or above.
Applicants have the option of attending the first two years of the programme either in English or in Greek. Those who wish to attend second year modules in English should also submit one of the following certifications:
International Baccalaureate Diploma Graduates
Applicants can be admitted to the second year of undergraduate studies ( Level 4) as long as the grade of their Diploma is 28 and above including at least 15 at higher level. IB students meet the English language entry requirements if they attain a minimum of 4 points in English at higher level. Those who do not have at least 4 points in English and wish to attend second year modules in English should also submit one of the above English certifications.
Dr Christina Konstantinidou holds a DBA degree in Business Administration from Nottingham Trent University. She received an MBA with Distinction in Business Administration from Kingston University and an MA in Adult Education from the Hellenic Open University.
Furthermore, she holds a BA Honours First Class in Business Management from Kingston University and a BH Honours First Class in Humanities in European Culture with a full scholarship from the Hellenic Open University.
She has extended work experience in the hospitality industry. For 23 years, she has worked as the General Manager of Porto Hydra Hotel (a 4-Star, 300 rooms hotel) with numerous awards and global distinctions. She also worked for 3 years as the General Manager of “Time Share Hellas SA” and contributed to the promotion of alternative tourism products/services. For 21 consecutive years, she was a member of the Board of Directors of Akti Plepi S.A., which contributed significantly to the advancement of the tourist destination of the prefecture of Argolida. For 8 years she was the Managing Director of the company “Diachiristiki S.A.”.
Since 2017 she has worked for BCA College as a member of its academic faculty. In 2018 she took over the Management of the Hospitality & Tourism Management department of BCA, while in 2019, she took over the General Management of BCA College.
She has extensive educational experience in the private sector. She has been a Module Leader in multiple modules delivered in BCA College in partnership with Plymouth University and in collaboration with the University of West London. Also, she has worked educationally with AGSM and the “University Degli Studio Guglielmo Marconi”.
She has been a keynote speaker at conferences and workshops of numerous Greek and multinational companies. Furthermore, she has offered several webinars under the Empowered project, powered by kariera.gr and sponsored by 3E-Coca Cola. Moreover, she has delivered multiple lectures on various projects powered by Regeneration and sponsored by Pireaus Bank. At the same time, she has volunteered her services as a mentor related to Youth and Women Empowered under the coordination of 3E-Coca Cola and kariera.gr
She has published several articles in newspapers and magazines.
The focus of her interest is on adult education, the new trends of hybrid and blended learning, the digital transformation and the tourism and hospitality sector.