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MBM company visit at Medochemie

2020-08-26T10:55:04+00:00

On February 21, Friday, CIIM MBM students visited Medochemie in Limassol. It was a specially organized company visit for the CIIM MSc Business Management students as part of the Career & Industry Seminars course & the introductory session for the participants of the course ‘Special Topics in Management: Medochemie Live Case Project 2020’ – following our key philosophy of Learning By Doing. Medochemie is a role model for other companies and would-be entrepreneurs. Starting with just 8 employees and 3 machines in 1976, Medochemie developed itself into a mighty manufacturer of quality pharmaceuticals for the global market that has received [...]

MBM company visit at Medochemie2020-08-26T10:55:04+00:00

MBM company visit at AIG

2020-08-31T12:44:51+00:00

On January 31, 2020, CIIM MBM students visited the AIG branch in Nicosia. AIG is a large international insurance company operating in more than 80 countries and with a prominent market share in Cyprus since 1960. During the visit, the company presented how they protect their clients today, how they are investing in data and technology to better protect them tomorrow, how the skill of the AIG teams can help client’s business stay in business and how the company delivers this value to the clients and business partners. We met with some of the key persons of the AIG management team [...]

MBM company visit at AIG2020-08-31T12:44:51+00:00

Investment Opportunities for the Retail Investor

2020-08-31T12:47:10+00:00

Διαβάστε εδώ την Ελληνική έκδοση > Investment Opportunities for the Retail Investor By Dr. George Theocharides As most of us are aware, a major trend that appeared in global markets in recent times is the establishment of a low or even negative interest rate environment. The reasons of course behind this uncomfortable trend have to do with insufficient rates of growth for the global economy as well as low inflation levels. This situation is here to stay for some time (unless inflation picks up rather drastically) and has important implications. One of them is the low (or even negative) return [...]

Investment Opportunities for the Retail Investor2020-08-31T12:47:10+00:00

Year 2020: What lies ahead for the Cyprus economy

2020-08-31T12:51:37+00:00

Διαβάστε εδώ την Ελληνική έκδοση > Year 2020: What lies ahead for the Cyprus Economy? By Dr. George Theocharides As we approach the end of 2019 it is always a good idea to look back at the year, evaluate the performance of our economy, but at the same time consider what lies ahead in the new year. What are the prospects, opportunities, as well as risks for year 2020? The year that just passed has been a continuation of the trend that we have been experiencing the last few years – high level of growth in real GDP, decreasing unemployment, [...]

Year 2020: What lies ahead for the Cyprus economy2020-08-31T12:51:37+00:00

The need for equity investment to support the Cyprus economy

2020-08-31T12:49:54+00:00

Διαβάστε εδώ την Ελληνική έκδοση > The need for equity investment to support the Cyprus economy By Dr. George Theocharides Since the crisis of 2013, the economy of Cyprus has shown impressive resilience and improvement. From negative growth rates, we now have significant and positive growth. From budget deficits, we now have significant primary and budget surpluses. From sky-rocketing unemployment levels, we now have levels that are close to full employment. The banking sector has recovered and the number of NPLs has reduced substantially. However, a major problem still exists – namely the persistent level of private indebtedness (both for [...]

The need for equity investment to support the Cyprus economy2020-08-31T12:49:54+00:00

International Award for CIIM Professor

2020-08-31T12:48:15+00:00

Διαβάστε εδώ την Ελληνική έκδοση > International Award for CIIM Professor CIIM - Cyprus International Institute of Management is proud to announce that Dr Olga Kandinskaia, a full-time resident faculty at CIIM, has received a prestigious award by NACRA – Best Case Gold Award - for the business case written in joint authorship with Belgian Professor Dr Nancy Huyghebaert. NACRA, the North American Case Research Association, is the top global academic case research body. It holds the annual conference each October as the forum to present best newly written business cases in different management disciplines. Dr Kandinskaia presented the finance [...]

International Award for CIIM Professor2020-08-31T12:48:15+00:00

Performance-Based Pay System in the Banking Sector

2020-08-31T12:50:42+00:00

Διαβάστε εδώ την Ελληνική έκδοση > Performance-Based Pay System in the Banking Sector By Dr. George Theocharides In recent period we have experienced a fallout between the main banks (BoC, Hellenic Bank) and the union of bank employees (ΕΤΥΚ) that resulted in strikes. There were a number of reasons for this fallout but certainly a major reason/obstacle is the demand by the banks to enforce a performance-based pay system. So, why such an insistence by the banks? Is it really needed now or can the banks wait for its implementation? Who will benefit from such a system? I will attempt to [...]

Performance-Based Pay System in the Banking Sector2020-08-31T12:50:42+00:00

Should Corporate Tax be Raised or Not?

2020-08-31T12:56:59+00:00

Should Corporate Tax be Raised or Not? By Dr. George Theocharides Corporate tax, and in general the "benevolent" tax regime of Cyprus, has been one of our comparative advantages as a country for several decades. Because of this system an important sector of the economy, that of services, was created which for several years has helped to create thousands of jobs but also contributed a lot towards the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). A suggestion was put forward by the government recently to raise the corporate tax rate, but due of the fear of destabilization, both the organized social groups and [...]

Should Corporate Tax be Raised or Not?2020-08-31T12:56:59+00:00

Zorbas Live Case Project 2019

2020-08-31T12:53:47+00:00

CIIM-Zorbas MBM Student Project: Learning by Doing Applying the START WITH WHY theory to ‘real life’ business challenges Three teams of the CIIM MSc Business Management (MBM) students successfully completed a ‘live’ business case project for Zorbas Group, a leading local fast-growing group of bakeries and restaurants that has recently embarked also on an ambitious global expansion. Congratulations to the members of the winning team: Athina Katiri, Elena Georgiou, and Maria Petrou! Recent trends in business education emphasize the importance of “Learning by Doing”. As Benjamin Franklin famously wrote: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, [...]

Zorbas Live Case Project 20192020-08-31T12:53:47+00:00

4 advantages of rolling admissions

2020-08-31T12:54:21+00:00

CIIM – Cyprus International Institute of Management, which is a pioneer international business school, introduced - since its foundation, the rolling-admissions system combined with the modular education. What is CIIM’s rolling-admissions system? At CIIM, we evaluate applications as they are received. This means that prospective students can apply all year round while the evaluation process is quick. Why choosing rolling-admissions? The advantages are numerous and they provide prospective students with various opportunities. What are the advantages? 1. A quick process The process is quick. Here at CIIM, we assess an application as soon as it’s received and within 5 working days [...]

4 advantages of rolling admissions2020-08-31T12:54:21+00:00
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