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 90 ECTS credits: 72 ECTS from core courses and 18 ECTS from elective courses.

Rolling Admissions
Students can join CIIM MBA any time of the year. The Admissions Committee makes recommendations on student admissions to the Programme Committee.

Students can choose to complete their coursework at a rapid pace in 14 months or at a more relaxed pace taking up to a maximum of two years.

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

Admission Requirements

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 72 ECTS

Core Courses Code ECTS
Basic Functional Skills
Accounting & Finance MB460 6
Managerial Economics MB420 6
Digital Transformation of Business & Organizations AT600 6
Quantitative & Qualitative Methods MB730 6
Operations & Supply Chain Management MB675 6
Communication and Negotiation Skills MB680 6
Ethics, CSR & Sustainability MB540 6
Leading & Managing People & Organizations MB685 6
Strategic Marketing Management MB610 6
Managing Strategic Change MB515 6
Applied Business Research Project I MB791 12
Total ECTS Credits (Core Courses) 72

Elective Courses: Total 18 ECTS

Elective Courses Code ECTS
Option A:
Applied Business Research Project II MB792 18
Option B:
Digital Business Track (18/30)
Digital Marketing (there is an additional fee for this course) MB745 6
Digital Business Tools and Digital Business Development GD320 6
Database Management and Cloud Computing BI405 6
Information Security Management for Business BI425 6
Data Mining, Visualization and Decision Making BI410 6
Oil & Gas Track (18/18)
Oil & Gas Finance, Accounting and Green Management MA660 6
Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Dispute Management MA670 6
Sustainable Energy: Economics, Policy and Management MA680 6
Entrepreneurship Track (18/30)
Planning & Starting a New Business MB750 6
Green and Digital Entrepreneurship & Innovation MB615 6
Technical Entrepreneurship AT900 6
Mobile Application Development AT750 6
Project & Business Financing FB415 6
General Management Track (18/27)
Project Management MB710 6
Cost-Benefit Analysis MP505 9
Rewards Management HR565 6
Public Private Partnerships and Regulatory Strategies MP525 6

Programme Total: 90 ECTS

Notes: You can also choose electives independently from the courses above and from additional courses in other CIIM programmes. Also note, not all electives are offered every year.

* Tracks Explained:

Digital Business
Learn about digital marketing, project management and managing information systems; grab the opportunity to receive an international professional diploma by the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) and/or the Project Management Institute (PMI)

Learn about entrepreneurship, innovation, and financing of new ventures; practice all the necessary steps to develop an idea for a new business venture and turn your idea into a start-up business; write the business plan of your start-up idea as your final project

Oil & Gas Management
Learn about oil-and-gas-specific finance and accounting, law, contracts, and dispute management, and about the economics, policy and management of energy markets; apply your final project on an oil-and-gas management topic to improve your career perspectives in the sector

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MBA Programme Director

“CIIM MBA is a unique experience… in an increasingly competitive business world”

Dr. Paris Cleanthous
Director of MBA