Olga Kandinskaia is the MSc Business Management Director and Associate Professor of Finance. She has PhD in Economics (1995) from the MGIMO-University in Moscow, Russia. She has 25+ years of experience in teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and executive courses at different universities and colleges in Cyprus, UK and Russia.
Olga is a passionate advocate of innovative teaching methods in business education, such as experiential learning, case method, and blended learning. Her teaching style is highly interactive, she emphasizes customized and practically relevant learning where theory is applied to real-life cases.
Olga is a pioneer at her business school and overall in Cyprus for writing teaching cases about innovative business projects. Olga has received three prestigious international awards in case writing (all three are the first time wins for CIIM Business School and for Cyprus). She has published 8 cases in international peer-reviewed scientific journals. She is a member of 4 international academic case research associations and is on the 8 editorial boards as reviewer for academic journals and conferences.
As Director of the MSc in Business Management at CIIM, Olga has created a unique postgraduate programme in Cyprus which has fully embraced a wide variety of experiential learning activities. Olga’s “Learning by Doing” innovative teaching method in business management received two prizes by Cyprus Education Leaders Awards 2020.