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Olga KandinskaiaOlga 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.

Resident Faculty

  • Olga Kandinskaia, PhD (MGIMO-University, Moscow Russia), Associate Professor of Finance & Director of MSc Business Management Programme

  • Theodore Panayotou, PhD (University of British Columbia US), Professor of Economics and Ethics & Director and Dean of CIIM

  • Paris Cleanthous, PhD (Yale University US), Associate Professor of Marketing and Strategy, Director of Master in Business Administration (MBA) Programme, & Director of Master of Public Sector Management (MPSM) Programme

  • Takis Stylianides, PhD (North Dakota State University US), Emeritus Associate Professor

  • Andrey Afanasiev, PhD (Russian Academy of Science), Associate Professor of Finance and Risk & Director of MSc Financial Services Programme

  • Theodosis Mourouzis, PhD (University College of London), Lecturer in Information Management & Director of MSc Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Programme

  • Vicky Katsioloudes, PhD (Louisiana State University), Assistant Professor of Human Resource Development & Director of MSc Human Resource Management & Organizational Behaviour Programme

  • Radoslav Baltezarevic, PhD (Megatrend University, Belgrade Serbia), Associate Professor of Marketing and Communication

  • Daniele D’Alvia, PhD (Birkbeck University of London), Associate Professor of Law

  • Kyriakos Petrou, PhD (University of Cyprus) Lecturer

  • George Christou, PhD (Tufts University), Associate Professor

Visiting Faculty

  • Andreas Assiotis, PhD (Southern Illinois, University USA) Head of Economic Analysis and Research, Hellenic Bank

  • Luis Lages, PhD (Warwick University), Associate Professor at the School of Economics and Management of Universidade Nova de Lisboa Portugal

  • Mike Berry, MSc with Distinction (Imperial College London), Visiting Lecturer and MSc Project Supervisor at the University of Warwick

  • Panayiotis Jacovides, MSc (Grande Ecole of Marseille France), CEO / Director of The Expert’s Alliance – Jacovides & Associates Ltd, Cyprus

  • Dionysios Dionysiou, PhD (University of Strathclyde Glasgow) Associate Professor, ALBA Graduate Business School

  • Kyriacos Pavlou, Ph.D. University of Arizona, Visiting Lecturer

  • Stylianos Kampakis, Ph.D. University College London, Visiting Associate Professor

  • Reza Kouhy, Ph.D. Abertay University, Visiting Professor

  • Nikolaos Vlassis, Ph.D. University of Exeter, Visiting Professor

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“Our ultimate goal is to develop in our MSc Business Management participants the ability to see opportunities in the dynamic world of management, and use – in a responsible manner – those opportunities to start or advance their career.”

Dr. Olga Kandinskaia
Director of MBM – MSc in Business Management
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Director of MBA