The CIIM Story

The Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM) is a non-profit international business school established in 1990 by a group of business leaders and a team of leading academics representing some of the world’s best business schools. Our aim has been to draw on the best teachers in graduate management education, irrespective of location, making their talent and experience available in Cyprus.


Become an integrated management school offering accredited programmes at all levels of management education and be recognized as a provider of top academic and experiential learning so as to develop managers into leaders who are driven, creative, competitive and analytical, with integrity and a broader vision, motivated by a commitment to a purpose beyond oneself, to make business a force for social good.


To create a learning environment that brings together innovative ideas and practices from around the world for the purpose of providing people with a transformational experience through management education so as to develop effective visionary leaders relevant to the demands of their target environments with integrity, strong judgment, entrepreneurial mindset, can-do attitude and courage to act so as to make the world a better place.


  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Catalyst of change
  • Value creation
  • Community service

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 intensive time periods. This gives a freedom of choice which is particularly suited to the needs of the working student.

Institutional Intended Learning Outcomes (IILO)


CIIM Graduates should be able to:

1.Can-do attitude

Be responsive to any situation and any environment in which they operate finding fast and actionable solutions


Demonstrate a critical mastery of the fundamental knowledge and skills required for functioning effectively as professionals

3.Effective Management

Make a real and measureable difference in their respective environment using academic and experiential advanced problem-solving, decision-making and analytical skills

4.Creativity and Innovation

Identify existing opportunities or create new, applying intellectual rigour, critical and innovative thinking

5.Entrepreneurial Mindset

Be risk takers who create shared value for themselves, their organization and the society and treat failures as learning opportunities

6.Leadership and People Skills

Exhibit visionary leadership, effective communication, collaboration, teamwork and interpersonal skills

7.Emotional and Cultural Intelligence

Recognize and accept individual and collective cultural diversity, pursuing interconnectedness among different ethnicities, cultures and populations


Demonstrate awareness and understanding of global issues and pursue international experiences and interactions

9.Ethical and Social Responsibility

Act in a way that demonstrates integrity, transparency, respect and other ethical, social and civic responsibilities, recognizing their interdependence and connectedness with others and with the environment

10. Continuous Lifelong Learning

Be life-long learners that relentlessly pursue excellence through their continuous personal and professional development

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CIIM’s learning philosophy

We, at CIIM, aim to instill to our students a no-excuse can-do attitude, a high level of professionalism and transferable practical skills, recognizing that we need to combine academic depth and rigour to practicality. All CIIM programmes are based on the view that today’s world requires managers with an international perspective and the ability to lead others by applying contemporary concepts in management in any relevant business environment.

CIIM is a highly specialized school, concentrating exclusively on advanced studies in business, management and leadership. In parallel with its flagship MBA programme, CIIM offers an “MBA for the public sector”, its Master in Public Sector Management (MPSM), as well as a number of management related masters degrees.


Both our MBA and MPSM are internationally accredited by AMBA and EPAS. We also offer an MSc in Human Resouce Management, an MSc in Financial Services, an MSc in Management as well as an MSc in Educational Leadership Management. All of our programmes have also been accredited by the accrediting agency of the government of Cyprus.

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