Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM)


The Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM Business School) is a non-profit, postgraduate educational and research institution with management, business and economics orientation. It was established in 1990 by a group of business leaders with a global vision and a team of distinguished academics from leading universities as a centre of excellence. CIIM Business School is dedicated to draw together the best available management education and practice from around the world and making it available, at an affordable cost, to exceptional individuals, regardless of origin and financial means. As a non-profit, non-state institution, CIIM is completely independent and free of both private interests and state bureaucracy, relying solely on tuition fees and the benevolent contributions of visionary donors. With ‘relentless pursuit of excellence’ as its motto, CIIM has a singular, laser-sharp focus on quality.

CIIM offers the following postgraduate degree programmes:

  • Master in Business Administration (MBA) - 3+ years of work experience required
  • Master in Public Sector Management (MPSM) - 3+ years of work experience required
  • MSc in Finance and Banking - (3+ years of work experience required)
  • MSc in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour - no prior work experience required
  • MSc in Management (with internships) - no prior work experience required
  • MSc in Educational Leadership and Management (in Greek) - no prior work experience required


CIIM’s MBA, MPSM, and our MSc programmes in Human Resource Management & Organizational Behaviour, Management, Finance & Banking, Educational Leadership & Management (in Greek) are recognised and fully accredited by the Accreditation authorities of Cyprus (SEKAP/KYSATS).

The MBA and MPSM are also the only programmes in Cyprus to have been awarded international accreditation by the London-based Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Foundation for Management Development (efmd), with the EPAS Accreditation Quality Label. CIIM has been recognised as an “EXCELLENT” business school by Eduniversal, among 4,000 universities, business schools and colleges worldwide.

International faculty, curricula and innovative pedagogy

CIIM has a faculty of over 40, all accomplished academics with worldwide management experience spanning the entire spectrum, from family business to Fortune 500 companies. Visiting faculty come from leading universities and business schools including Harvard, Duke University (US); Cambridge, Warwick, Cranfield, Manchester, London Business School and London School of Economics (UK); ESSEC (France); and University College Dublin (Ireland), AUB and ALBA Greece.

CIIM’s curricula are thoroughly international and the pedagogy is highly interactive consisting of both time-tested and innovative teaching and learning methods. CIIM’s educational philosophy emphasises the integration of theory and practice, communicating the latest thinking in management and its application in the real world.

International student body

CIIM attracts a remarkable number of high-calibre applicants from around the world, who value the unique combination of academic excellence, diversity, flexibility and affordability that CIIM programmes offer. Over 1,400 students from five continents have met CIIM’s stringent graduation standards. The long list of countries represented on the student body includes, among others, Argentina, Armenia, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, the UK, the USA, Uzbekistan and Zambia.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Greek

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This school also offers:


Masters In Educational Leadership And Administration

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 24  Cyprus

In Cyprus and generally all over the world, there is a growing emphasis on education and improving learning levels of education this implies increased demand for individuals able to lead and administer educational institutions.Recognizing this need, the CIIM offers Postgraduate (MSc) in Educational Leadership and Management, which is taught in Greek.Its graduates are specialized and trained in leadership and management training modules, training organizations and companies in both the public and private sectors.Oriented to the needs of contemporary reality, the program provides the necessary skills to anyone aiming to leadership positions in the field of education, and those who wish to broaden their horizons and become activen business on campus. [+]

Reasons to choose the CIIM for my Master's in Educational Leadership and Administration

Greek language teaching Convenient hours for workers (evenings and / or weekends & iota; SSN) Full (year) or part-time (two years) Combining theory - action - research. Practical form of seminars with guest CEOs Cypriot education Distinguished professors from Cyprus and abroad Recognized by the SEKAP, the KYSATS and the Education Service Commission

Who is the Master ofEducational Leadership and Administration

This program is for people who:

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Master in Human Resource Management and Organization Behaviour

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

Companies today recognise employees are their most valuable asset. Their profitability and competitiveness depends on the skills, knowledge and motivation of their employees. This has made the human resources function – which is responsible for recruiting, training, appraising, compensating, and motivating employees – assume a bigger and more significant role in the firm and its strategy. Students attending this programme will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively manage the HR function to help make companies and organisations more efficient and competitive. [+]

Reasons to choose CIIM for your MSc in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Unique: A unique programme in Cyprus to learn softer management and developmental skills Getting the best from people: Aimed at people wishing to drive their careers in managerial and human capital developmental skills Accredited: Cyprus accreditation by SEKAP Practical: Practical skills to build a management career Cyprus and international: Programme developed in Cyprus for Cyprus and international success Flexibility: The rolling start dates, modular structure and modern learning techniques enable you to create the qualification you need for your career development while balancing the needs of your home life, career and study ... [-]

MSc Finance and Banking

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The CIIM MSC in Finance and Banking is a one year Master’s Degree programme aimed at developing analytical understanding of modern finance and banking and to enable participants to master decision-making and management skills in a demanding business environment. [+]

Reasons to choose CIIM for your MSc in Finance and Banking

Broad perspective: The CIIM MSc in Finance and Banking covers finance, banking and insurance to give you the broadest perspective to develop your career Practical: The programme is delivered by faculty drawn from industry professionals, leaders and policy makers to deliver practical, real world learning International: The programme draws on both Cyprus and international faculty to prepare you for both the local and international markets Flexibility: The rolling start dates, modular structure and modern learning techniques enable you to create the qualification you need for your career development while balancing the needs of your home life, career and study Professional qualifications: The MSc Finance is designed to help students prepare for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment) examinations.  The CIIM Executive Education function offers further preparatory seminars dedicated to that purpose ... [-]

MSc in Management

Campus Full time Part time 16 - 24  September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The CIIM MSC in Management is a one year Master’s Degree programme aimed at young graduates looking for a broad based managerial programme to progress their careers. Accredited by SEKAP and KYSATS, the programme is a blend of theoretical and practical learning with the option of internships to gain valuable working experience. [+]

Reasons to choose CIIM for your MSc in Management


Fast track:  For young graduates aspiring to fast career progress, this programme is an investment in your future enabling you to make smart career choices. Practical:  Balancing theory and practice with the analytical skills and strategic thinking to develop management skills that can be transferred directly to the workplace. Build experience:  Gain experience and build personal networks through internships and strong networking opportunities including over 1,400 alumni and corporate partners. For today’s market:   Developed in consultation with employers the curriculum focuses on the knowledge and skills employers want in the current market. Cyprus and international:  Developed in Cyprus and taught by international faculty to give both a Cypriot and international perspective. ... [-]