Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM)

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, dedicated to drawing 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’s MBA, MPSM, and the MSc programmes are recognized and fully accredited by the Accreditation authorities of Cyprus (SEKAP).

The MBA and MPSM are 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.

Degree programmes • Master in Business Administration (MBA) • Master in Public Sector Management (MPSM) • MSc in Financial Services • MSc in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour • MSc στην Εκπαιδευτική Ηγεσία και Διοίκηση (ΕΗΔ)

International faculty curricula and innovative pedagogy

CIIM has a faculty of over 30, 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, Columbia and Duke University; Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Cranfield, Manchester, London Business School and London School of Economics in Britain; HEC and ESSEC in France; and University College Dublin in Ireland.

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 emphasizes the integration of theory and practice, communicating the latest thinking in management along with 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 1,900 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.

Executive Education programmes

CIIM also offers non-degree executive education programmes, in Cyprus and abroad, for both the private and the public sectors that covers a broad spectrum of management and leadership issues and range in duration from two days to four weeks. Examples include the Executive Development Programme (for senior, mid-level and newly appointed business managers and supervisors), the Institute of Directors Development Programme (for business leaders / Directors). CIIM also delivers in-company customized training programmes, management consulting, coaching and mentoring for business and government executives.

The CIIM Executive Education Programmes focus primarily on current industry and market needs, to better meet the development needs, competitive challenges and emerging opportunities of business professionals. Covering all of the main business themes and subject areas, they are designed to build on one’s current knowledge and to also teach the most innovative strategies and theories of leadership and management. CIIM’s Centre of Executive Education is operating as a CFA partner institute, ICAEW partner in learning, DMI Education Partner, CISI Accredited Training Provider, and IoD Accredited Regional Training Centre.

  • Open enrollment executive education programmes

    • Business leaders, managers and their companies benefit from being exposed to innovative ideas and best practices in other companies and industries as well as from interacting and networking with their counterparts in these other industries, through participation in open-enrolment executive education programmes. Open programmes range in duration from one day short courses to 16 days courses such as the Executive Development Programme and the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing.
  • In-company customized executive training and consulting programmes

    • CIIM’s In-Company Training & Consulting Programmes are custom-made for performance-driven organizations that wish to improve the technical, managerial, strategic and operational skills of their staff and apply them to achieve ambitious goals.
    • CIIM partners with clients to design executive training, delivered by world-class experts from top business schools. Drawing on this global pool of management experts, CIIM also offers world-class business research, consulting, mentoring and coaching for companies, organizations and individual executives.

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Nicosia (head office)

21 Akademias Avenue, P.O. Box 203782151 Aglandjia, Nicosia, Cyprus

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