In January 2014, back in Cyprus, I enrolled in the MSc Management programme at CIIM. My choice to follow a new master in Management originally stemmed from the fact that I wanted to get an insight as to what it takes to run a good and sustainable business, of any sort. My goal has always been to follow a career in Marine Biology and through teaching invoke the desire in other people to continually want to become aware of ways to conserve and promote growth of a sustainable marine environment.

I completed my courses at CIIM exactly in one year, and then, by May 2015, I completed my final project on the topic which was relevant to my previous background: “Market Research and SWOT Analysis for a Diving Center in Cyprus”.

I will be leaving for the Seychelles in July 2015. I am going for training with Global Vision International for marine conservation.  I see it as another great opportunity for me to gain experience and get a job that combines management too, like being the principal investigator of projects and even go in to a PhD after it.

Thank you for all the help. It has been a great experience being at CIIM.


CIIM gives you more than just a theory. Gives you carrier opportunities to change your life, is your choice how you will grab them. I take them as much as Ι could!

The connections that I build at CIIM gave me the potential to enter the insurance industry with competitiveness.

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Είμαι ευγνώμων στο CIIM που πίστεψε στις δυνατότητες μου και στην εξέλιξη μου, μου έδωσε τα καλύτερα εφόδια να γίνω καλύτερος επαγγελματίας και πάνω από όλα να γνωρίσω άτομα που με έκαναν καλύτερο άνθρωπο.

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Theodora-Michael As an MSc Management student at CIIM, I have acquired extensive knowledge and, most importantly, valuable practical skills, which helped me get a good job.

I enrolled in the programme in September 2013, and by May 2014 I completed most of the courses. At that time I went for a job interview in which – rather unexpectedly – I had to take a test in Excel. That’s where the CIIM’s Corporate Finance module with its extensive training in Excel came very useful. Before taking that course in March 2014, I actually had no idea of Excel, but with the skills that I learned in that course at CIIM I was able to successfully complete the test at my job interview! I know that otherwise it would have been a failure.

The best thing is that I got hired a few hours later! I am very happy with my career progress, and I would like to thank CIIM and specifically my Finance professor Dr Olga Kandinskaia for helping me achieve my aspirations.


Studying MSc in Management at CIIM, as an Insurance Professional, I would say that has definitely been an astonishing experience so far. It has been an excellent opportunity to expand my educational horizons in a multicultural environment and at the same time to be part of a great team.  Meet new challenges and interesting people who changed my life and way of thinking!

Working and studying at the same time, the past six months has been a remarkable experience, building confidence, improving communication and negotiation skills, developing cultural awareness, but the most important from a personal perspective I have managed to learn how to “think outside the box” or better how to “get rid of the box”.

I would highly recommend MSc in Management with Specialization in Insurance, as a way of gaining not only management skills and insurance knowledge but also self-confidence and success in your day to day business and goals.

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«Η πρόσφατη συνεργασία του Ασφαλιστικού Ινστιτούτου Κύπρου και του Cyprus International Institute of Management, μου προσέφερε την ευκαιρία να συμμετάσχω στο πρόγραμμα MSc Management with Specialization in Insurance, θέτοντας ως στόχο την περαιτέρω επιμόρφωση, την ανάπτυξη επαγγελματικών δεξιοτήτων, όπως επίσης και την κοινωνική/επαγγελματική δικτύωση.

Ως εργαζόμενη φοιτήτρια έχω την επιλογή αλλά και την ευθύνη να καθορίσω το χρονοδιάγραμμα που θα ακολουθήσω, το οποίο περιέχει ποικιλία δραστηριοτήτων όπως: παρουσία σε μαθήματα (κοινού κορμού και επιλεγόμενα – Λευκωσία ή Λεμεσό), διαλέξεις και εργαστήρια εκπαιδευτικού/επαγγελματικού χαρακτήρα, επισκέψεις σε συγκεκριμένες εταιρείες με στόχο την επί τόπου παρουσίαση του τρόπου διοίκησής τους, όπως επίσης και συναντήσεις κοινωνικής δικτύωσης. Η αναβαθμισμένη τεχνολογία που χρησιμοποιείται για σκοπούς εκμάθησης, ενημέρωσης  και  επικοινωνίας, αποτελεί βασικό εργαλείο εξοικονόμησης χρόνου.

Παράλληλα με τη φοιτητική πορεία, το CIIM με ενημερώνει ποικιλοτρόπως για τις εξελίξεις στην Κυπριακή και Διεθνή επιχειρηματικότητα/οικονομία, όπως επίσης και για τις ευκαιρίες εργοδότησης, Internship και Erasmusπου προσφέρονται ειδικά για τους φοιτητές και απόφοιτούς του».

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Video Testimonials – Interviews

Marilia Yiallouridou, Class of 2016