Universities, Professional Bodies & Membership Associations
University of West London
The University of West London is based in West London and traces its roots back to 1860. Our courses and facilities are designed to take students beyond the classroom into the real world of work and focus on developing the qualities and expertise that future employers look for.
The University of West London is an established provider of undergraduate, postgraduate, foundation, and English courses. An accredited awarding body, and publicly funded, government mandated university. The University of West London is ideally situated in West London – 25 minutes from one of the world’s most vibrant capital cities. The university has a wide portfolio of courses and accommodation options for both domestic and international students. Purpose built student accommodation and dedicated services for international students will help to ensure you find the right choice for your needs.
The University of West London and the Cyprus Institute of Marketing are collaborative partners in the delivery of the BA (Hons) Business Studies with Marketing, the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance and the MSc Digital Marketing degree programmes.
Please contact us for more information please or visit UWL’s website.
CIM is delighted to announce that it has received international recognition for its BSc degree from Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom. Cranfield School of Management is ranked as the third best European Business School within the UK and 13th within Europe, according to the Financial Times (2008).
It has to be noted that CIM has been appointed the exclusive agent of Cranfield MSc in Strategic Marketing in Cyprus.
Holders of the CIM BSc degree in Business Administration will now have the opportunity to continue their studies overseas by enrolling on the prestigious full-time MSc in Strategic Marketing programme at Cranfield School of Management in the UK.
Cranfield is world-renowned for its practical and innovative approach to strategic marketing, and has long held a reputation for the excellence of its teaching. As an international management school Cranfield attracts students from around the world and places great emphasis on facilitating a diverse learning environment.
The MSc in Strategic Marketing is an 11 month full-time programme, beginning at the end of September each year. It is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of marketing underpinned by thought-provoking rigorous theory.
Director of Cranfield School of Management’s MSc in Strategic Marketing, Dr Paul Baines said: “This specialist master’s degree is designed for those who wish to further enhance or develop their career prospects by studying marketing with a distinctive focus on the strategic, analytical and competitive perspectives. The course has been developed to combine a thorough grounding in the principles of marketing with cutting-edge strategy and applied research across all industry sectors.”
Please contact us for more information or please visit Cranfield’s website.
International Business Academy, Denmark
Over the past 100 years, Kolding Business School has developed from a small local evening school to a major educational institution. After merging with business schools in Fredericia (2002) and Aabenraa (2004), and given the new name of International Business College (IBC), the school now has more than 6000 students, of which 3,400 are full-time.Degree-level study programmes. It began in Kolding in 1982 and from 1991 the higher education department was named The International Business Academy (IBA), offering students the opportunity to undertake practical work placements and study exchanges throughout the world as an integral part of their study. In 1994 the IBA achieved its first overseas accreditation, for the award of the Diploma of Higher Education.
In 1996 the degree of Bachelor with Honours in International Business was introduced, with the final year taught by e-learning, followed in 2002 by a Master of Science (MSc), also in International Business – both degrees developed in co-operation with, and validated by, London South Bank University. In 2006 an Executive MBA was started in co-operation with Coventry University. In 2007 a new degree in European Business was introduced at the IBA in co-operation with Coventry University and Leuven Business School, Belgium, offering students the unique opportunity to study for a three year Bachelor with Honours degree in three different countries.
Currently, there are approximately 800 students on IBA programmes. Students come from Denmark and abroad and they form the basis for an interesting, attractive and international study environment. Locally, regionally, nationally and globally, the IBA is today synonymous with high-quality international business education.
For more information please contact us or visit IBA’s website.
Thomas Kempen University, Belgium
Thomas More Kempen University (formerly Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen) is a University with eleven departments and more than 6,400 students. Thomas More Kempen University has always been an impulse for regional development in the Kempen, a dynamic region in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium.
The university college in its present form was founded in 1995, when six institutes of higher education in the Kempen region merged. Each of those predecessors, however, boast a reputation going back more than half a century.
In 2002 Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen formed an association with the Catholic University of Leuven, 11 other Hogescholen and the Catholic University of Brussels. Together, its partners have more than 70,000 students in 23 cities across Flanders.
Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen participates in ERASMUS , as well as in Leonardo and Tempus projects involving both student and teacher mobility, pilot projects and curriculum development. There is also an active participation in development projects (via the KULeuven association) and in ERASMUS BELGICA, the exchange programme for the different language communities in Belgium. KHKempen University College co-finances all these projects.
Thomas More Kempen University maintains excellent connections with business and industry of the Kempen region and beyond, especially small and medium-sized enterprises.
The eleven KHKempen departments are spread over the Kempen, the region in the North of Belgium, east of Antwerp.
Six of those departments, with roughly 4,000 students, form campus Geel in the city of Geel. Three more KHKempen departments are located at campus Turnhout. The two other campuses are situated in Lier and Vorselaar. All four locations are small cities in a rural setting but with always something going on. Moreover, if you want to, you can easily go to Antwerp, Brussels, Leuven or any other place by public transport to get a taste of our historic places, recreational facilities and other places of interest.
Foro Europeo - Navarra Business School, Spain
Foro Europeo is a well-recognized business school for the working businessman and businesswomen, as it has two programs ranked nationally in the top 10 of their respected categories.
The learning formula of Foro Europeo is simple – we emphasize on the maximum personalization of our programs. We work with our students and take into account their current situation, necessities and personal interests. We need to get to know you in order to design and develop your own professional action plan; your action plan should continue with you not just during your studies at Foro Europeo but also for many years to come. We collaborate with the CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. The education program you have chosen is a development tool. Along with the personal advice and other complementary training during your time at Foro Europeo, you will have everything you need for your professional and personal success.
As we utilize a method of concentrating on you and your needs in an organization, we take a different approach unlike other business schools. That possibility of personally managing yourself will allow you to become more marketable and valuable for future organizations.
In addition, Foro Europeo cares about your transformation as a leader. You can’t be an expert in management without having the capabilities of leading, teamwork, integrating personnel, innovating, communicating…Foro Europeo focuses on developing your potential as future leaders in business.
For more information please contact us or visit Foro’s website
The University of Bamberg, Germany
The University of Bamberg (German: Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg) in Bamberg, Germany, is simultaneously one of the oldest and one of the newest universities in Bavaria. It specialises in the Humanities, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, Economics and Applied Computer Science. It is one of the leading institutions for business studies and social sciences in Bavaria.
The University of Bamberg was founded in 1647 under the name Academia Bambergensis by Prince-Bishop Melchior Otto Voit von Salzburg and was enlarged in the following century, particularly through the work of Prince-Bishop Friedrich Carl von Schönborn, to attain the status of a full university, including departments of theology, philosophy, law and medicine.
In 1803 the university was closed during the course of the secularisation of the diocese. However, Catholic theology could still be studied, thus, the traditional role as university was never actually interrupted.
In 1972 the College for Philosophy and Theology, which was founded in 1923 and was modeled on the tradition of the old university, was combined with the Teachers Training College (established in 1958) to become the Gesamthochschule of Bamberg (i.e. a University and a University of Applied Sciences combined in one institution). In 1979 it was re-designated, having earned the title of University. As all German universities the University of Bamberg is designed as a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. granting institution of higher learning as well as a research university.
The name Otto-Friedrich University was chosen in reference to the founder, Melchior Otto Veit von Salzburg, and to the important patron Friedrich Carl von Schönborn, both bishops of Bamberg. Rectors and Presidents since the re-founding of the university,
CIM is a proud partner of the University of Bamberg.
For more information please contact us or visit Bamberg’s website
Lycée Tézenas du Montcel, Paris
Lycée Tézenas du Montcel is a French Higher Education college offering two-year courses in the fields of tourism, commerce, accountancy, business administration. It was established in 1910 and it’s located in St Ettien near Paris.
Lycée Tézenas du Montcel has a wide network of International partners and this provides the opportunity to its students to learn foreign languages in an authentic environment, put into practice the knowledgethey will attain in the touristic and commercial sector in a foreign company, develop their abilities to adapt and live the life of a European citizen, learn about different customs and get a European diploma.
For more information please contact us or visit Lycée Tézenas du Montcel’s website
DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social Studies Maribor
The University of North Alabama
University of North Alabama (UNA) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor’s, Master’s and Education Specialist degrees. UNA offers more than sixty undergraduate majors, plus the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) and Master’s degrees in seven fields of study. Majors include regionally unique programs such as entertainment industry management, industrial hygiene, hospitality management, marine biology and Alabama’s only four-year degree in culinary arts. Degrees are offered through four academic colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences; College of Business; College of Education; and College of Nursing and Allied Health.
CIM has come to an agreement with UNA by which CIM students are welcome to join the Graduate Business School at UNA.
Please contact us for more information or visit University of Alabama’s website
European University (EU) is one of the world’s top business schools, recognised for the excellence of its students and faculty members. EU has campuses in London, Munich and Montreux. Over the past 35 years, EU has developed a business education that delivers high quality teaching, a competitive learning environment and a network of several campuses in different countries. This broad network encourages students to participate in inter-campus exchanges in the following countries: Spain, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Austria, Kazakhstan, Syria, Singapore, Turkey, Malaysia, Taiwan and China. EU offers traditional Bachelor and Master of Business Administration (BBA & MBA) programmes, while it also allows its students the possibility to specialise in ten different fields of management education, such as, for example, Communication and Public Relations, Information Systems Management, Wealth Management and Global Banking & Finance.
CIM is the Official Representative of the European University in Cyprus and has an affiliation agreement with EU. CIM students are welcome to continue for further studies in any of EU’s campuses for Master and Ph.D. Degrees
Please contact us for more information or visit EU’s website
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico
The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (in Spanish: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, ITESM) commonly shortened as Monterrey Institute of Technology (Tecnológico de Monterrey) or Monterrey Tech (Tec de Monterrey) is one of the largest private, nonsectarian and coeducational multi-campus universities in Latin America with over 90,000 students at the high school, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels.
Based in Monterrey, Mexico, the Institute has 31 campuses in 25 cities throughout the country and is known for becoming the first university ever connected to the Internet in Latin America and the Spanish-speaking world, having one of the top graduate business schools in the region and being one of the leaders in patent applications among Mexican universities.
The Institute was founded on September 6, 1943 by a group of local businessmen led by Eugenio Garza Sada, a moneyed heir of a brewing conglomerate who was interested in creating an institution that could provide highly skilled personnel — both university graduates and technicians— to the booming Monterrey corporations of the 1940s.The group was structured into a non-profit organisation called Enseñanza e Investigación Superior A.C. (EISAC) and recruited several academicians led by León Ávalos y Vez, an MIT alumnus and then director-general of the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering of the National Polytechnic Institute, who designed its first academic programmes and served as its first director-general.
There are thirty-three campuses of the Institute distributed in twenty-five Mexican cities. Each campus is relatively independent but shares a national academic curriculum. The flagship campus is located in Monterrey, where the national, system-wide rectorate is located. Most of them deliver high school and undergraduate education, some offer postgraduate programmes and only five (Cumbres, Eugenio Garza Sada, Eugenio Garza Lagüera, Santa Catarina and Valle Alto) deliver high school courses exclusively. Nevertheless, Virtual University curricular and extension courses and seminars are usually available at most facilities.
CIM is proud to be a partner of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education. For more information please contact us or visit ITESM’s website.
Hanze University of Applied Sciences (UAS), Groningen, Netherlands
Hanzehogeschool Groningen) is the largest university of applied sciences (vocational university, Dutch hogeschool) in the northern Netherlands and is located in Groningen. Hanze UAS offers various Bachelor and Master programmes in Dutch, English, and German, and works closely with international partner institutes. The university of applied sciences counts approximately 25.000 students and 2.700 employees.
Hanze UAS was founded in 1986 as the merger of various local institutes for professional education, the oldest of which is the Academy Minerva, founded in 1798, which was the first multi-sectoral institute for practical higher education in the Netherlands. The mission of the Academy Minerva was “The improvement of Drawing, Construction and Nautical Sciences, together with the aligned Arts and Sciences, within all ranks of society, and in particular to improve the skills of the disadvantaged. Throughout the centuries that followed many more institutions, engaged in a wide range of different fields, were established.
In 1986, Groningen was the first city in the Netherlands where 16 of the 24 smaller institutions joined forces to create one large university of applied sciences. This was a result of the government paper “Expansion, Division of Tasks, and Concentration in the Higher Educational System”.
The name Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen is linked to the Hanseatic League (Dutch: Hanze).
CIM is a proud partner of UAS promoting an exchange of students, lecturers and double degrees.
For more information please contact us or visit Groningen’s website
Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine
The University of Luhansk (officially Taras Shevchenko National University of Luhansk, often referred to as LNU), located in Luhansk, Ukraine, is the oldest university in Donbas region and has a reputation as one of Ukraine’s most prestigious universities.
The University of Luhansk grew out of an association of professors in the city of Luhansk that was formed by the Soviet authorities as Teachers’ Training Institute in 1921. The University of Luhansk is often referred to as the best regional educational establishment in Ukraine.
Honors and Prizes:
2007 – Gold Medal at the Tenth Anniversary Exhibition “Modern Education in Ukraine 2007” for “Introduction of New Kinds of Pedagogical Science in Educational Process”; Honorary University Title of “Leader of Modern Education”.
2007 – LNPU is the best university in Ukraine according to the Assessment of the Ministry of Science of Ukraine.
2006 – LNPU was the best university in Ukraine according to the Assessment of the Ministry of Science of Ukraine.
CIM is a proud partner of the University of Luhansk.
For more information please contact us or visit the University’s website.
Alfred Nobel University, Ukraine
Alfred Nobel University, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, was founded in 1993 and is an institution of higher education at the fourth level of accreditation.
The University prepares bachelors in 23 directions of study and specialization, and also offers retraining of specialists and improvement of qualifications on the format of post – graduate education in the fields of economics , finance , financial markets , management , marketing , law , commodity studies , foreign languages for business , pedagogics and political science.
In 2009 we launched a highly promising and innovative project in cooperation with the Dnipropetrovsk’ City Council, “The University of the Third Age”, under which over 2,000 participants of pension age have benefited. The University has two affiliates: the Kremenchuk Institute, in the town of Kremenchuk , Poltava oblast , and the University of Reni , in the town of Reni , Odessa oblast.
One of the most significant milestones in the development of the University came in 2011 , when it was awarded the International Certificate of Quality of the DQS-UL Group (Germany) and IQNet (Switzerland) and the Ukrainian Certificate of Quality of the National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine “Growth’’ for the University’s achievement in meeting the quality requirements for institutions providing educational services and conducting academic research, corresponding to the European standard ISO 9001-2008; and in 2013, when it received the award of the Certificate of the European Council for Business Education for the international certificate programme for preparing Masters in Business Administration at our International Business School.
CIM is a proud partner of Alfred Nobel University.
Please contact us for more information please or visit Alfred Nobel’s website.
Rome Business School
The Rome Business School is a managerial training and research institute of excellence based in Rome, Italy, but operating on an international scale.
Its aim is to play a role in closing the gap between the academic world and the job market by providing managerial training courses suited to convey the knowledge necessary to kick off or develop professional careers or business activities. RBS’ mission is to train entrepreneurs, managers and professionals to a level of excellence in their competence and their ethical approach to business and work, able to play a part in the development of an economic humanity and of a society more prosperous, fair and respectful of the central role of the individual.
CIM is a proud partner of Rome Business School.
Please contact us for more information please or visit Rome Business School’s website.
Caucasus University is a privately held university in Georgia, Caucasus. The university was established in 2004 on the foundation of Caucasus School of Business, which was established in 1998 in partnership with Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA, during the country’s transitional period. This was when Georgia was making the first attempts to move from a planned to free market economy. Caucasus University has evolved and is now one of the most prominent higher education institutions in Georgia and the South Caucasus region.
Caucasus University currently consists of eight schools: the School of Business, the School of Law, the School of Media, the School of Technology, the School of Governance, the School of Social Sciences, the School of Tourism and the School of Healthcare and offers degree and certificate programs.
Caucasus School of Business is a member of the Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN), and was the first educational institution in the South Caucasus Region to be granted CEEMAN International Quality accreditation.
Akademia Polonijna w Czestochowie (AP) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. AP also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.
CIM is a proud partner of Polonia University of Czestochowa. For more information please visit website or contact us.
The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is an educational and research institution located in the South of Moscow and is ranked by the Ministry of Education of Russia as the country’s third-best university after Moscow State University and Saint Petersburg State University. It was founded in 1960 as Peoples’ Friendship University. Today, more than 97,000 graduates work in approximately 165 different countries around the world. The university has 57 programmes with about 35,000 students (including postgraduates) of 450 nationalities. About 15,000 of the current students are from outside the Russian Federation, while more than 1,000 are from autonomous regions inside the Russian Federation.
The University staff includes about 7,000 employees; among them there are 732 professors and Doctors of Science, 807 associate professors and candidates of science, 91 academicians and Corresponding Members of academies of Russia, 50 Honoured workers of Science of the Russian Federation, 56 PFUR teachers and professors are full members of international academies and learned societies, as well as other general employees.
CIM is a proud partner of PFUR in Cyprus and its collaboration includes joint publications, exchange of Academic staff and students.
Please contact us for more information or visit PFUR’s website.
IIBN Business School
IIBN Business School in St Petersburg is one of the leading business schools located in St Petersburg, Russia, which is specialized in organizing and implementing of consultancy, research projects and study programs at the MSc, MBA, Phd and executive (postgraduate) levels in the fields of business, finance, banking, management and economics, public administration and law. International Institute of Business Networking (IIBN) is a modern and dynamic centre providing significant networking opportunities for foreign businesses in Russia. IIBN is extending networking opportunities between Russian and foreign companies through offering core services of business research and consultancy, and also by arranging contacts with Russian top companies, enterprises, business associations, research and financial institutions, investment funds, administrative bodies and local authorities in Russia. IIBN’s professional services and activities are based on comprehensive research, consultancy and expertise provided through international partnerships between universities, research institutes and industries.
ZHYTOMYR POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY
One of the higher educational institutions which were established by the decision of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is the General Technical Faculty (ZhGTF) of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI) in Zhytomyr. It began to work on the base of Zhytomyr Pedagogical Institute educational buildings on September 1, 1960. The first enrolment constituted 314 students.
The year 2003 became a memorable landmark in the history of the educational institution. Zhytomyr Institute of Engineering and Technology was reorganized into Zhytomyr State Technological University (ZhSTU). Melnichuk P.P., D.Engr., Professor, Academician of Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was elected the rector of the University. Zhytomyr State Technological University is a higher educational institution of the fourth accreditation level. It includes four faculties and an institute which train students of full-time and correspondence departments. They are the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Information-Computer Technologies, the Faculty of Economics and Management, the Faculty of Mining and Ecology, the Institute of Audit and Finance. The Faculty of Preliminary Training, technical school and the Faculty of Specialists’ Retraining provide continuing education.
CIM is a proud partner of PFUR in Cyprus and its collaboration includes joint publications, exchange of Academic staff and students.
Please contact us for more information or visit University’s website.
Training Qualifications United Kingdom (TQUK)
As an Ofqual-regulated awarding body, TQUK qualifications are guaranteed to conform to a high standard, and TQUK takes steps to ensure that all centres which offer a TQUK qualification are provided with the support that they need to give the best service possible to their learners.
TQUK offers world-class service and support to each of our Approved Centres and every Learner working towards achieving one of our qualifications. By continually reviewing and updating their suite of qualifications, TQUK ensures that it meets the needs of their Learners and Centres. With over 100 approved Centres now delivering our qualifications every day, people are discovering a faster, more efficient way of managing their training diaries, processing their courses and delivering a better service to their Learners.
Please contact us for more information or visit TQUK’s website
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) was established by Royal Charter in 1880. It has over 147,000 members.
Over 15,000 of these members live and work outside the UK. The Institute also has some 9,000 students.
The Institute is a member of the Consultative Committee of Accounting Bodies (CCAB), formed in 1974 by the major accountancy professional bodies in the UK and Ireland. The fragmented nature of the accountancy profession in the UK is in part due to the absence of any legal requirement for an accountant to be a member of one of the many Institutes, as the term accountant does not have legal protection. However, a person must belong to the ICAEW, ICAS or CAI to call themselves a Chartered Accountant in the UK also note:- themselves out as as a Chartered Accountant in the UK
The ICAEW has two offices in the UK; the main one is in Moorgate , London and the other in Milton Keynes, in the newly built Hub:MK complex. In 2009 it also opened regional offices in Singapore and Dubai to support its members in Asia, followed by Beijing in 2011.
CIM is proud to be a Partner in Learning of ICAEW.
Please contact us for more infromation or visit ICAEW’s website.
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS)
CIM is delighted to announce that its BSc Shipping Administration (3 Years), has been reviewed and awarded the following exemptions:
1. Introduction to Shipping
2. Legal Principles in Shipping Business
3. Economics of Sea Transport
CIM students will only have to do 4 modules to become members of ICS. CIM’s Bachelor is the only 3 year programme in Cyprus that enjoys maximum exemptions from ICS.
ICS was established in 1911, and has its headquarters in the maritime city of London. It is represented globally by more than 25 branches in all five continents. Membership is now enjoyed by about 4000 members throughout the world.
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers offers to the industry the most widely recognised professional qualification in shipping.
For more information please visit ICS’s website.
The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
The Chartered Insurance Institute (also known as the CII) is a United Kingdom based professional organisation for those working in the insurance and financial services industries.
The institute provides accreditation and professional qualifications to UK and international members. Designated qualifications include (in ascending level order): – (also see later in section on Collaborations) Cert CII, Dip CII, Advanced Dip CII (ACII – previously called Associateship CII) and Fellowship CII (FCII). ACII and FCII accredited members are eligible to apply for election to Chartered Insurer status, which is based on experience in the insurance industry alongside these qualifications. These titles may be used by any person upon completion of the required level of qualification and confirmation from the institute.
The CII has around 13,000 members outside the UK in around 150 countries and 70 affiliated institutes. CII has offices in the Far East, Middle East and India.
CIM is a proud partner of CII and the CIM BSc Insurance enjoys accreditation by CII. For more information, please visit CII’s website.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
CIMA is the world’s leading, and largest, professional body of management accountants. CIMA’s unique blend of management accounting, financial accounting and business-focused subjects produces competent and confident CGMAs who can lead their organisations to sustainable success.
CIMA was founded in 1919 as “The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants” (ICWA). It specialised in the development of accounting techniques for use in the internal control of manufacturing, service and public sector operations. It developed a position as the leading professional body in the areas of product costing, budgeting, management accounting, investment appraisal and business decision making.
CIMA operates a standard scheme of qualifying examinations for prospective members. It promotes local education, training and management development operations, and new techniques through its research foundation and the dissemination of management accounting practices through publications and other media related activities. CIMA has been active in recent educational and vocational initiatives in former Eastern bloc countries. It publishes a monthly journal, supplied free to members and registered students, called ‘Financial Management’.
CIMA is recognised as a professional accounting body for various statutory purposes by UK and various overseas governments. The institute regulates the activities of its members by a code of practice, a discipline committee and (a recent innovation) a continuing education scheme. Its governing body is its council, comprising members elected from regional branches. Each of the branches has a committee and is responsible for much of the ‘grass roots’ activity. Activity such as qualification development is undertaken from the London head office.
CIM is a proud partner of CIMA. For more information, please visit CIMA’s website.
The Association of Commonwealth Universities
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the world’s first and oldest international university network, established in 1913. A UK-registered charity, the ACU has over 500 member institutions in developed and developing countries across the Commonwealth. Drawing on the collective experience and expertise of our membership, the ACU seeks to address issues in international higher education through a range of projects, networks, and events.
The ACU administers scholarships, provides academic research and leadership on issues in the sector, and promotes inter-university cooperation and the sharing of good practice – helping universities serve their communities, now and into the future.
To promote and support excellence in higher education for the benefit of individuals and societies throughout the Commonwealth and beyond.
Strengthening the quality of education and research that enables our member institutions to realise their potential, through building long-term international collaborations within the higher education sector.
The ACU shares the values of the Commonwealth and believes in the transformational nature of higher education: its power and potential to contribute to the cultural, economic, and social development of a nation.
CIM is a full member of ACU.
For more information please contact us or visit ACU’s website.
Chartered Association of Business Schools
The CABS is the authoritative voice for the UK’s Business Schools and Independent Management Colleges. The Association was established to promote the excellence of Business and Management Education in the UK and to improve the quality and effectiveness of managers in the UK and internationally.
The CABS (including its subsidiary companies and charities) exists to support its 130 members and affiliates.
The Association provides a central vehicle to help members promote their common interests in Business and Management Education, respond efficiently to key policy issues, develop institutional capacity, and share best methods and practice.
CIM is proud to be the only Academic Institution from Cyprus to become a member of CABS.
For more information please visit CABS’ website
European Association of Higher Education Institutions
EURASHE was founded in Patras, Greece, in 1990. It has the status of a non-profit international association according to Belgian law and its Secretariat is located in Brussels. EURASHE is the European Association of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that offer professionally oriented programmes and are engaged in applied and profession-related research within the Bologna cycles. Currently, about 1100 higher education institutions in 40 countries within and outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) are affiliated to EURASHE. The Association is present mostly through National Associations of Higher Education Institutions and individual institutions, such as Universities, (University) Colleges and Universities of Applied Sciences, as well as through other professional associations and stakeholder organisations active in the field of higher education.
EURASHE’s mission is to represent the views of professionally oriented institutions and programmes in the Higher Education systems in countries of EHEA, either in binary HE systems (professional or vocational higher education) or in unitary ‘university’ systems. Its aim is to promote the interests of professional higher education in the EHEA and to contribute to the progressive development of the European Higher Education and Research Area (EHERA). In addition to offering professionally oriented programmes, EURASHE members are specifically engaged in applied and profession-related research, and its technological applications.
EURASHE members operate within and across different national systems whether these are unitary or binary, professional and/or academic.
CIM is a full member of EURASHE.
For more information please contact us or visit the EURASHE’s website.
Founded in 1988, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a global business education accrediting body and the first organization to offer accreditation to all levels of collegiate business educational degree programs from associate to doctoral.ACBSP ignites a standard of excellence with an accreditation process based on the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence. By evaluating aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support, ACBSP assesses whether or not business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and commitment to continuous quality improvement.
ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching. Institutions are strongly encouraged to pursue a reasonable mutually beneficial balance between teaching and research. And further, ACBSP encourages faculty involvement within the contemporary business world to enhance the quality of classroom instruction and to contribute to student learning.
Network of International Business Schools
The Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) is a group of business schools from around the world which believe that the internationalisation of business and the globalisation of the economy are essential elements in the evolution of managerial practices.
NIBS members believe that higher education and training must integrate a strong international dimension, including the practice of foreign languages, the study of comparative management techniques and the experience of working and studying abroad.
They also believe that cooperation between educational institutions in different countries contributes to a better understanding between nations by furthering awareness and knowledge of other cultures and social practices.
Members of NIBS recognise each other’s qualifications, have a common goal of collaboration, and encourage participation in the following:
• Student exchanges/interactions
• Faculty exchanges/interactions
• Exchanges of ideas for teaching programmes
• Joint teaching and research programmes
Membership in NIBS entitles an institution to participate case competitions and conferences.
CIM is a full member of NIBS.
For more information please contact us or visit NIBS website.
European Association for International Education (EAIE)
The European Association for International Education (EAIE) is a non-profit organisation whose main aims are the stimulation and facilitation of the internationalisation of higher education in Europe and around the world and to meet the professional needs of individuals active in international education. The EAIE is a member-led organisation, made up of individual members. It has a committed membership of more than 1800 international education professionals, from rectors to professors to international exchange coordinators. The EAIE is dedicated to serving and representing its membership.
CIM is a full member of EAIE.
For more information please contact us or visit EAIE’s website
European Association for Distance Learning (EADL)
The European Association for Distance Learning (EADL), formerly the Association of European Correspondence Schools, is an international organization consisting of schools, institutions and individuals working in the field of distance education, organized for the exchange of information and ideas on distance education. Members are located in over 20 European nations, including most of the members of the European Union.
EADL is an international, non-profit-making association, which aims to promote and enhance the contribution market-based distance learning can make to enhance the skills and achievements of the people of Europe. EADL takes the term distance education to include e-learning and blended learning and our members include organisations that offer all these types of delivery. Whilst EADL has several objectives, its overall mission is to encourage good quality education – EADL is passionate about the need for our students and customers to have a valuable and positive learning experience and our members subscribe to a code of conduct and quality standards that ensure this happens. The rapid expansion of on line content and mobile learning means that today there are numerous ways that people can update and develop their skills.
CIM is a full member of EADL.
For more information, please contact us or visit EADL website.
European Distance and E- Learning Network (EDEN)
The European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) shares knowledge and improves understanding for professionals in distance and e- learning across the whole of Europe and beyond, thus promoting policy and practice for this field of endeavour. EDEN is for all those concerned with distance and e- learning, in all sectors and phases of education and training. With more than 1100 individual members and 194 institutional members, EDEN holds annual conferences attracting more than 550 participants. Moreover, EDEN holds additional conferences on research and on the schools sector every two years and has launched and supports the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning which provides support and advice for a range of projects in the European sphere. In this way, EDEN is the smart network for the professional community, and a professional community for smart learning.
CIM is a full member of EDEN.
Please contact us for more information or visit EDEN’s website
European Marketing Academy (EMAC)
EMAC also organises an Annual Conference that is hosted by major universities or scientific institutes all over Europe. This provides a yearly forum for the presentation and discussion of research projects in various stages of development. In conjunction with this Annual Conference, a Doctoral Colloquium for students in marketing is held during the same week at the same place. Several other conferences are organised in cooperation with other leading marketing associations.
CIM is a full member of EMAC.
For more information please contact us or visit EMAC’s website.
Business Education Network (BUSINET)
Businet was established in 1987 by a group of higher education business institutions keen to develop European programmes in Business and to promote opportunities for Institutes of Higher Education, their staff, and their students.
At the moment the organisation has 93 members and is represented in 25 countries.
The organisation is best defined by its aims and objectives as laid down in the constitution of the Association. The aims of the Association are:
– To assist members in achieving their organisational aims and objectives associated with transnational activities.
– To promote the development of a European curriculum for all students undertaking studies in the field of business education.
– To provide opportunities for the staff employed in its member institutions to further their professional development.
– To meet the needs of the European labour market for employees with appropriate business knowledge,linguistic and work related skills.
For more information please contact or visit BUSINET’s website
European Council for Business Education (ECBE)
The ECBE, the European Council for Business Education, was founded in 1991 as an international not-for-profit educational organisation, registered in Brussels. It is committed to supporting academic and professional learning institutions in business and related fields. It provides advice and consulting services to encourage and support institutions to commit themselves to continuous improvement by engaging in its accreditation processes. It also creates valuable networking opportunities for schools interested in internationalising their curriculum and contacts. These services help to enhance the learning environment and career opportunities for students of business.
ECBE’s mission is to support higher and further education institutions and professional training organisations to develop outstanding, innovative programmes which will help students to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in today’s dynamic global economy. All types of academic and professional programmes are supported within the framework of a commitment to life-long learning.
Through its accreditation processes, ECBE helps to ensure that accredited members satisfy the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) as set out in the Bologna Process and other EU directives.
ECBE operates globally. Its policy is to assist any institution committed to quality assurance and improvement in their quest to offer students the best educational experience possible.
For more information please contact or visit ECBE’s website
International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
- Enables change to technology enhanced quality education across the globe.
- Advocates for access, equity and quality learning through online, open and flexible learning.
- A dynamic platform for cooperation on innovation and development, featuring key regional actors and leading experts.
- Access to thousands of higher education institutions, networks and systems.
- A key partner for UNESCO.
- Part-funded by the Government of Norway.
The above recognitions/memberships are only a small indication of CIM’s International Status. During the past 40 years, CIM has gained the recognition of the world’s academic community, providing our students with endless opportunities to continue their studies in Europe and the US, as well as guaranteed employability.
The Admissions Office will be happy to provide you with a full list of our international contacts.