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In a constantly challenging environment, it is purposeful that individuals, candidates and professionals are equipped with the best possible knowledge. Knowledge is the only timeless competitive advantage.
StudySmart is a unique educational organization that offers training opportunities, masterclasses, articles and research findings on professional qualifications, professional designations (“designations” being the term widely used in the USA), certifications and selected expert programmes.
For 20 years my colleagues and I have been in the center of developments in the field of education, professional training and certifications as we have been instrumental in launching professional qualifications in Greece in the 1990’s and having trained thousands of professionals and students in professional qualifications and certifications in more than 30 countries (Greece, Cyprus, Russia, Serbia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Dubai, Lithuania, Austria, Abu Dhabi, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, China, and other countries).
Through our experience we have managed to create the knowledge platform upon which thousands of candidates have been able to find solutions to their educational dilemmas.
We felt that it was imperative for our organization to also ensure we created a platform that focused solely on certifications and qualifications in order to share this vast experience with thousands (or even millions) of candidates around the world as we have “seen” this growth in all our travels. We hope we help candidates make the right decision in what they opt to do.
Our objective is to constantly update the site in English, given that most qualifications are in the English language and offer you additional certifications and designations as time goes by to cover the wide array of industries that interest everyone. We promise to do our best as we have done these past decades!
“If you think knowledge is expensive, try ignorance”
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Entrepreneur, Professional Trainer, Author, Award winning training concept developer. Constantine (Dino) is one of the most versatile professionals in business operating as an entrepreneur & consultant in the Business, HR, training & development industry. He is considered a world-class inspirational trainer / presenter having trained and led diverse events for numerous corporations and associations. He has delivered over 17,000 hours of professional training, hosting & presentations ...
Dimitris is a graduate of the American College of Greece (1989). In 1990 he completed his Master's at King's College London and received his Ph.D. from the University of Loughborough UK in 1995. A former Manager at PwC and a Deputy Executive Director at Globaltraining, he has close to 20 years of experience in professional and academic training, quality reviews, education related sales & admissions and communication. He has delivered courses in Sports Management, Business ...
Partner, StudySmart Miro is a partner at StudySmart, located at Belgrade, Serbia. He is a professional with over 25 years of experience in providing services within corporate, private and non-governmental sectors. His current focus is on business development and helping clients in various aspects of people development. Miro is specialized in project management, leadership development and adult learning. Prior to this position, Miro spent 13 years at PwC with latest position of Director...
Chris Ragkavas is native Greek and a Dutch national. He is a chartered accountant (ACCA) and holds an MA in Management from Bournemouth University. He has worked for multinational firms in the Netherlands and in Greece. His employer portfolio comprise Aiwa Europe Ltd. (member of Sony Corporation), Trust computer products BV, Cushman and Wakefield real estate agents and surveyors S.A. He has held various managerial positions in group financial reporting and financial management. Mr Ragkavas ...
Vassilis has worked in the areas of Finance and Audit for 12 years and has been member of ACCA since 2004. He has worked for PwC for 7 years in the Business Consulting Services where he participated or headed multiple projects for clients in various industries. These projects, that were held both in Greece and abroad, mainly dealt with the development of strategic/business plans, the design of business & accounting procedures and internal controls, due diligence studies for potential M&As ...
Dr. Antony Michail is the Founder of Anacalypsis Strategy and Marketing Consultants and has 15 years of progressively responsible experience consulting and advising both small and large corporations in relation to their marketing strategy, implementation, and company growth. Anthony has led these companies through start-up, survival, turnaround and growth modes. Antony has acted as a consultant and senior marketing director in a variety of industries, including food and beverage, fashion, IT,..
Colin is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Economics. For more than 25 years, he has provided management consultancy, non-executive director services and general business advice to small and medium sized businesses throughout the UK via his own consultancy company, Square 1 Consultants. He also designs and delivers training courses to private and public sector organisations in the UK, US, Hong Kong and Europe. The non-executive directorship specific duties include...
Stratos has more than 10 years of experience in the fields of Internal Auditing, Business and Corporate Finance and Financial Planning and Analysis. He has been actively involved in the set up of a major international company in Greece and acted as a key player in setting up their processes. He has worked in Germany and has undertook projects in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium. Stratos has an M.B.A. and an MSc in Banking and Finance from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, ..
Robert (Bob) Souster is a Partner in Spruce Lodge Training, a consultancy firm based in Northampton, England. He lectures on economics, corporate and business law, management, corporate governance and ethics. He is the Module Director for ‘Professionalism, Regulation and Ethics’, a core module of the Chartered Banker MBA programme at Bangor University, Wales. Bob’s previous career was in banking, having served as a divisional manager for EBS, ...
Spyros is seasoned professional operating in the professional training industry as a Business Coach and a Certified Learning Professional with over 10 years of training experience (6,000 training hours in classroom). He specializes in the fields of Train the Trainer training, Coaching skills and soft skills training and also Entrepreneurship, Management and Finance using blended interactive learning methods. He served as the Project Leader and Trainer of the Internal Certification of Trainers ..
Dr. Andreas G. Koutoupis is currently the Head of Governance, Risk & Internal Audit Services (Director) of Mazars, Athens – Greece. Before join Mazars he served as a Senior Manager within the Internal Audit Services department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Athens – Greece responsible for the Financial Services (mainly banking) Internal Audit Assurance & Consulting Services for more than ten years. He was involved in Governance, Risk & Internal Audit related assignments in more than 150 ...
Panagiotis is an officially certified ACCA Professional Qualification holder, and specialises in the Audit field. He works as a Senior Auditor at Audit Services SA and is responsible for the planning and execution of all stages of the statutory audits. His experience varies in a number of industries, something which has given him the opportunity to deliver trainings to auditors internally on areas related to audit process, audit automation and control and tax audits. In addition, he plans ...
StudySmart is proud
to be working with loyal professionals, our highly valued associate partners,
that honour their word and add value to our clients.
Behind our success lies teamwork.
This is why we have been working with the same professionals
for a significant amount of years as we value this loyalty and trust.
As Michael Jordon once said,
“talent wins games,
but teamwork and intelligence
I have just finished listening/watching the 5 sessions [ACCA P1 paper]! They really did help, at first I was thinking of cancelling my exam because I was not confident enough to pass. After listening to the webinars I feel a lot better, so thank you very much I really appreciate it!
Once again, your webinars were amazing! Really did help me understand more about the paper.
Dino, You are the cream of the crop!! Thank you so much for your P3 flowchart! Με 2 πιτσιρίκια, heavy workload & self study, εύκολα κι απλά, έβαλες μια τάξη σε αυτά που είχα διαβάσει και μου έσωσες δεν ξέρω πόσες ώρες μελέτης! Με εκτίμηση,
Your methodology is fantastic and I simply love the flowchart! It is clear that you are extremely experienced in this topic after teaching it for so many years... There is so much content that it is difficult to remain focused and tie it all together, yet you have managed to demonstrate this beautifully.
Marilynn K., ACCA, P3
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Studying at Studysmart has been a unique experience. Combining highly qualified tutors, modern facilities and excellency in all levels, Studysmart gave me the urge I needed to succeed CIMA Master’s Gateway exams. Special thanks to Dinos and Chris for their guidance and support, as well as Jimmy for his enthusiasm and motivation
When I have first heard about ACCA I was told that is a demanding qualification which utilizes much of your own time in reading and attending the lectures. That sounded to me like a “no way”, since I was very busy with my job and I was working long hours. But, StudySmart came into play and I said to myself “just give it a try and see how it goes – you can quit anytime!!” . I was never quitted, never bored and especially never regret for my choice. I am with StudySmart about 3,5 years and I expect to be an ACCA member next year. All tutors in StudySmart are so assistive that I had never an issue of asking something and waiting ages for a high level answer like ‘‘read page 43 and you will understand…’’. The majority of tutors are certified chartered accountants and equipped with a respectful professional career in both Greek & multinational companies. This gives a good flavor of best market practices and allows tutors speak to the audience with real examples rather thanobsolete case studies.
I think that professionalism and self-respect are two elements that StudySmart team takes them really seriously and has built its foundations in those.
What I most like about StudySmart is that the groups attending each course have a small number of people and this gives us the opportunity to have efficient interaction with the trainer.
All the years studying at StudySmart, I found that the organization is not only very professional, but also always very friendly and personal with students.
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