Master in

Business Administration

(14 Months FT/24 Months PT)

Entry Level

Recognised Bachelor's Degree & IELTS 6.5 or equivalent & 2 Years work experience


(14 months FT/24 months PT)


Accredited by Cyprus Quality Assurance Agency and recognised by KYSATS

What is an MBA?

The MBA programme was developed originally in the United States and soon afterwards was introduced in the UK. It continues to grow in reputation and demand as the business world’s top degree. With the growing internationalisation of the world economy, an increasing number of companies and organisations now require top managers to have MBA Degrees. MBAs cover not only business administration per se, but also a variety of subjects, all of which are of vital importance to managers in the business and public sector.

Why the CIM MBA?

The Cyprus Institute of Marketing MBA programme has been designed for aspiring and ambitious executives. Whatever the stage of your career, it will accelerate your managerial and leadership development process. Gaining an MBA from Cyprus’s top Business School will enable you to become more competitive in the market place as your knowledge of management skills and operating techniques will be significantly improved. Management in both the private and public sectors requires the highest level of relevant executive training, as well as vision, analytical skills and the ability to implement far-reaching decisions. Our MBA programme will make you look beyond narrow boundaries and horizons, preparing you for higher-level career planning.

Our MBA has been designed by academic experts and business professionals for practising managers with previous relevant education, training and work experience, who are required to make a major contribution to the policy and philosophy of their organisations.

The specific focus of the programme is on enabling managers to operate at a strategic level and manage their organisations effectively in the complex and uncertain business environment of today. Our close links with the industry and the commerce and public sectors ensure that the CIM MBA programme is relevant and has high practical value. 


The CIM MBA offered both in Nicosia & Limassol, is accredited by the Cyprus Quality Assurance Agency and recognised by KYSATS. It thus enjoys worldwide recognition and offers the possibility to its holders to secure a high ranking position across the industry or continue for PhD studies in Europe and the US. It has been ranked 16th in Europe by (2010). Moreover it enables Cypriot students to apply for a government subsidy of up to 3417 Euro.


  • Provide you with a broad understanding of managerial techniques necessary for efficient decision-making
  • Offer a global view of management, enabling students to face the challenges of the twenty-first century in a learned and informed way
  • Promote increased managerial effectiveness and competence to help you understand the various strategic approaches to managing a modern business
  • Enrich your personal development and managerial prospects by encouraging learning from your past experiences and current needs, while prompting you to speculate about the future prospects of their market

At the end of the programme students will be able to:

  • Comprehend and appreciate the concepts and theories of management and see to what extent these theories are applicable in the real and changing world;
  • Understand and evaluate the objectives and importance of formulating strategies in a local and global context;
  • Be able to diagnose and analyse intricate situations and deal with unforeseen exogenous factors affecting the internal environment of their organisation;
  • Deal effectively with the human deficiencies and be able to tackle human friction and lead their teams through tough decisions and difficult times;
  • Face the challenges of career requirements more confidently and increase their advancement prospects for acquiring a senior managerial position.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are flexible and are based on a candidate’s proven academic ability, motivation, experience as a manager or business executive and an assessment of the benefits that he or she is likely to derive from the programme. The usual minimum requirements are:
(i) A Recognised Bachelor’s Degree  
(ii) 2 years work experience 
(iii) IELTS 6.5 or equivalent


A key requirement of the MBA is a Dissertation of 10,000 words, which must be submitted by November. The Dissertation must be of satisfactory standard and must contain original research work. Students may be required to present and defend their work to an examining panel. The 10,000-word Dissertation is a major part of the MBA and a student not submitting an up-to-standard thesis will not be awarded the degree. The Dissertation must be on a pre-agreed topic (agreed with the student’s tutor) and should have a research bias. Students are expected to begin work on their Dissertation once exams are over in June. They must submit their work by the end of November of the same year. The students are allocated a tutor, who assists them in the early stages of research in January. The Institute encourages students to undertake studies that are of a current concern to a real organisation, preferably their own if employed.

Dissertations are marked by an internal examiner and moderated by an external examiner. The pass mark is 50% and students’ performance will be indicated on their transcript. In case the Dissertation is not of an acceptable standard, students, paying an extra 200 Euros, may re-submit their work, which has to be in by latest December. If the Dissertation is again found to be unsatisfactory, then the student will fail their MBA.

Subjects Taught

Full-Time (14 months)

The programme is made up of 6 subjects, 5 of which are compulsory and 1 optional:

Compulsory Subjects
  1. Strategic Management
  2. Organisational Behaviour
  3. Research Methods
  4. Economics & Financial Management
  5. Strategic Marketing
Optional Subjects
  1. Operations Management
  2. International Business & Cyprus in the Global Economy
  3. Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
  4. Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Note: The above optional subjects are subject to availability and student demand

Part-Time (24 months)

The programme is made up of 3 subjects every year.

Year 1:

  1. Strategic Management
  2. Organisational Behaviour
  3. Strategic Marketing

Year 2:

  1. Research Methods
  2. Economics & Financial Management
  3. Optional Subject


Full-Time: 14 months
Part-Time: 24 months


Classes commence in October and January.

The academic year for a October start runs from October to May, when the final exams take place. From June onwards, students work on their thesis, which must be submitted in November. The academic year for a January start runs from January to August, with final exams conducted in September. The thesis in this case must be submitted by March of the following year.


Each subject is worth 12 ECTS and the thesis is worth 18 ECTS thus a total of 90 ECTS for the whole programme.


All subjects have 2 components for assessment:
– Two Assignments worth 40% (December & April)
– Final Examination worth 60% (June)
The pass mark is 50%


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