MBA Programme Details

Modular Course Structure
A combination of core and elective courses. Courses are of variable length depending on their ECTS credits and students attend one course at a time.

Flexible Selection of Courses
Students can take courses in any sequence throughout the programme to fit their own schedule as long as they have the necessary prerequisites.

ECTS Composition
To graduate, students are required to earn 120 ECTS credits: 75 ECTS from core courses, 15 ECTS from elective courses, 30 ECTS from a final project

Rolling Admissions
Students can join CIIM MBA/MPSM any time of the year and start taking courses right away. The Admissions Committee makes recommendations on student admissions to the Programme Committee.

Students can choose to complete their coursework at a rapid pace in 18 months or at a more relaxed pace taking up to a maximum of three years.

Courses are taught during evenings and weekends leaving weekdays free for work.

Admission Requirement

We seek to select highly qualified candidates who are motivated and who will make a positive contribution at CIIM. Our students share a demonstrated capacity for leadership and a desire to affect positive change.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited programme
  • A minimum of three years postgraduate work experience
  • Proficiency in English (graduation from an English speaking institution, TOEFL, IELTS or similar standardised test)
  • Successful personal interview

Programme Table

Core Courses: Total 75 ECTS

Course Code ECTS
Basic Functional Skills
Corporate Finance MB405 6
Financial Accounting MB450 6
Managerial Economics MB420 6
Marketing Management MB430 6
Quantitative & Qualitative Methods MB730 6
Leadership & People Skills
Communication Skills MB400 3
Ethics, CSR & Sustainability MB540 6
Leadership MB645 3
Organizational Behavior MB550 3
Professional and Career Development MB395 3
Strategic Thinking & Practice
Competitive Analysis MB735 9
Final Project Workshop MB525 3
International Business MB630 3
Managing Strategic Change MB515 6
Strategic Marketing MB510 6
Total ECTS Credits (Core Courses) 75


Elective Courses: Total 15 ECTS

Course Code ECTS
Digital Business Track
Digital Marketing MB745 6
E-Commerce MB755 4.5
Managing Information Systems MB760 4.5
Entrepreneurship Track
Business Ventures – From Idea to Execution MB725 6
Entrepreneurship & Innovation MB615 3
Financing of New Ventures FB585 3
Starting a New Business MB750 6
General Management Track
Operations Management & Logistics MB445 4.5
Project Management MB710 6
Total Quality Management MB695 4.5
Finance Track
At least 15 ECTS credits from the MSc Finance & Banking programme
Human Resource Management Track
Managing Human Resource MB425 6
At least 9 ECTS credits from the MSc HRM/OB programme

Final Year Project: 30 ECTS

Programme Total: 120 ECTS

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MBA Outcomes

MBA Intended Learning Outcomes

Following successful completion of the programme, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Communicate using a variety of advanced communication skills essential in contemporary business environments.
  2. Recognize the legal and ethical responsibilities as professionals and members of society.
  3. Collect, analyze and interpret empirical data and academic research using appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods to aid them in the decision making process.
  4. Analyze in depth the impact of political, socioeconomic, technological and environmental trends, in a global context.
  5. Employ cutting-edge techniques of marketing and strategy necessary for an organization to compete in a complex, uncertain, and volatile business environment.
  6. Integrate theory and practical application to find solutions to business problems and seize business opportunities domestically and internationally, using well-developed analytical tools, interdisciplinary skills, and innovative practices.
  7. Use advanced accounting and financial tools in the decision-making process that ensure the financial health of organizations.
  8. Identify appropriate leadership and teamwork actions for enhancing individual, group, and organizational effectiveness.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to manage effectively organizational issues that arise in culturally diverse and individually differentiated settings.
  10. Restructure personal, professional and career development through life-long learning.