Cyprus International Institute of Management

Nicosia, Cyprus
Website: Founded: 1991 year StudyQA ranking: 1043 pts. Languages: Greek Phone: 003572246246
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CIIM – The Cyprus International Institute of Management is a non-profit international business school established in 1990 by a group of business leaders and a team of prominent academics representing some of the world’s top business schools. Our aim has been to draw on the best teachers in graduate management education irrespective of location and make their talent and experience available in Cyprus.

To accomplish its mission, CIIM has pioneered the modular educational model. This gives our programmes exceptional flexibility, enabling students to focus on a specific subject within short yet intensive time periods. This grants a freedom of choice that is particularly suited to the needs of the working student.


To empower people to take control of their lives and become a force for beneficial change through transformative learning, innovative research and conscious impact on society. Three concrete tasks emanate from this mission:


  • To enable our graduates to realize their full potential and create value through a transformative learning experience in leadership, management, and entrepreneurship

  • To impact their associates and immediate environments, as well as, key sectors and institutions in a manner that will make for an open economy and society, linked to the rest of the world

  • To challenge the status quo by innovating, creating, disseminating and applying knowledge to solve real-world problems.





To become a premier management university as a catalyst for innovation and change, known and chosen for the quality, relevance and value creation of its programmes, its transformative culture, and the effectiveness of its teaching and learning methods in addressing and solving real-world problems.

Rankings – Accreditations – Recognitions – Distinctions

The CIIM – Cyprus International Institute of Management, a non-profit international business school established in 1990, and all its programmes are accredited by The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (DI.P.A.E.), in accordance to the standards and guidelines provided by the European Network for Quality Assurance (ENQA). Furthermore, CIIM has been awarded the following international accreditations, recognitions, rankings and distinctions:

  1. CIIM was rated in 2016 by the Paris-based EDUNIVERSAL, a global ranking and rating agency in higher education, among the top 1000 business schools in the world, and the best in Cyprus, and awarded the “3 Palmes of Excellence – EXCELLENT business school with reinforcing international influence” – Visit webpage.
  2. CIIM is a member of the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – Visit webpage
  3. CIIM’s MBA-Master in Business Administration Programme has double international accreditation. It is accredited by the Brussels-based EFMD-European Foundation for Management Development/EPAS for the past 11 years and by the London-based AMBA-Association of MBAs for the past 13 years – visit webpage. The double accreditation puts CIIM’s MBA in the top 1% of MBAs worldwide
  4. CIIM’s MPSM-Master in Public Sector Management is internationally accredited by the Brussels-based EFMD/EPAS for the past 11 years – Visit webpage
  5. CIIM ranked the 4th top performer in the world in “knowledge transfer to companies and individuals for continuous professional development” by the EU U-Multirank (“Multi-dimensional Global University Ranking System”) in 2016 – See the rankings in PDF
  6. CIIM’s MSc in Management is ranked 21st in Western Europe by Eduniversal, the Paris-based global ranking and agency in Higher Education – See ranking
  7. CIIM’s MSc in Financial Services is ranked 73rd globally by Eduniversal, the Paris-based global ranking and agency in Higher Education – See ranking
  8. CIIM’s MSc in Financial Services is recognized by CFA and “accepted into the Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) Institute University Recognition Programme”. CFA is an American-based global association of investment professionals. Visit webpage
  9. CIIM’s MSc in Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour is ranked 31st in Western Europe by Eduniversal, the Paris-based global ranking and agency in Higher Education – View ranking
  10. CIIM is an Educational Partner of the American-based international Society for Human Resource Management–SHRM.
  11. SHRM has confirmed that the curriculum of CIIM MSc in HRM & OB aligns with the recommended requirements for HR degree programs outlined in the SHRM HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates (developed in collaboration with the AACSB) – See full list
  12. CIIM’s Master in Public Sector Managements is ranked 32nd in Western Europe by Eduniversal, the Paris-based global ranking and agency in Higher Education – View ranking
  13. CIIM is an Accredited Training Partner of the London-based CISI – Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
  14. CIIM’s MBA and MPSM programmes are recognized by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
  15. CIIM is an Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Whales (ICAEW) Recognised Partner in Learning – Visit webpage
  16. CIIM has been Awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 by the European Commission See PDF / Download excel file
  17. All the students graduating from CIIM receive, in addition to their degree, the Diploma Supplement (a model developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe, and UNESCO/CEPES). The Diploma Supplement-DS is a document attached to a higher degree aiming at improving international transparency and facilitating the academic and professional recognition of qualifications.
  18. CIIM participates in the Blockchain Technology for Algorithmic Regulation & Compliance (BARAC) Research Consortium, consisting of UCL, the Bank of England, HM Treasury, Barclays Bank, RBS, HSBC, R3 Consortium, British Telecom and ATS, funded by the UK Research Council – Visit webpage
  19. CIIM in collaboration with UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies and the major financial institutions in Cyprus has established the Cyprus Blockchain Technologies Centre (CBTC) to conduct academic and industrial research the development and applications of Blockchain technology.
  20. CIIM is an official partner and an approved educational provider of the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI)  offering then opportunity to complete the DMI Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing as part of either the MSc in Business Management or Executive Education.
  21. CIIM participates in the INTERREG BalkanMed project ‘Education for ideas, inventions and innovations for entrepreneurship – i3’, contract number 2532, and the Horizon 2020 Teaming Phase 1 project ‘The Establishment of a Transport Analytics Centre of Excellence in Cyprus – TrACE’, Grant agreement number
  22. The Director of CIIM, a former Harvard University Professor, is a “Nobel Prize Contributor”, having authored part of the study on Climate Change for which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change received the Nobel Prize in 2007 on behalf of its contributors.
  23. In 2017 CIIM faculty Dr. Olga Kandinskaia won the Top Prize for ‘Outstanding New Case Writer’ in the prestigious annual case writing competition by the UK-based Case Centre  –
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