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Programme Details

To graduate, students are required to earn 90 ECTS credits as follows:

  • 75 ECTS credits from taught core courses
  • 15 ECTS credits from electives courses from the list below OR
  • 15 ECTS by completing a Final Project on Financial Law or International Taxation

Admission Requirements

We seek to select highly motivated candidates who desire to effect positive change in business and their profession as well as make a positive contribution to the school and the wider society.

The admission criteria are:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited programme preferably in law, finance & banking, accounting or economics, business or other related field
  • Proficiency in English (native speaker of English, or graduation from a university where the language of instruction is English, or satisfactory score in standardized language exam (TOEFL score 550 and above, or Computer-based TOEFL score of 213 and above, or Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) score 79-80 and above, or GCSE (or GCE) English Language “O” Level of “C” or above or IELTS of 6.5 and above or Cambridge Exams (First Certificate with Grade B and above, as well as Proficiency with Grade C)
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating the applicant’s education, academic and professional experience, any publications, awards, etc.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from individuals who have known the applicant in his/her educational and professional environment
  • Personal Statement highlighting his or her individual competences, strengths, expectations and value of the programme to his/her personal advancement and career development.
  • Successful personal interview.

Once the completed application is received and is determined that the applicant meets the written admission criteria, the Admissions Officer will contact the applicant to schedule a personal interview.

Local students will be required to come to CIIM for a face-to-face interview, whereas students living abroad will be interviewed by Skype or over the phone.

Time & Duration

The MSc Finance and International Taxation is a flexible modular programme with rolling admissions, which means you can join any time of the year. However, we generally have two main intakes of students, one in September/October and another in January/February.

Classes are held during evenings and weekends, leaving weekdays free for work.

The Programme can be completed in 14 months by attending classes six-to-eight evenings plus one weekend per month, or you can complete it at a slower pace taking up to a maximum of 30 months.

Programme Table

Core Courses: Total 75 ECTS

Course Code ECTS
Trust and Ethics in Financial Services FB405 6.0
Corporate Law and Taxation FB450 6.0
Financial Law & Regulation of Financial Marketss FL400 9.0
European Competition Law, Mergers & Acquisitions FL450 9.0
Money Laundering, Financial Fraud & Market Abuse FL500 6.0
European & International Taxation FL550 9.0
Indirect Taxation and European VAT Law FL600 9.0
Intellectual Property Rights & Taxation FL700 6.0
Property Law & International Trusts FL750 6.0
Transfer Pricing for Finance & Tax Professionals FL800 4.5
Legal Research Methods & Legal Academic Writing FL850 4.5
Total ECTS Credits (Core Courses) 75

Elective Courses: Total 15 ECTS

Course Code ECTS
International Business MB630 3.0
Foundations of Accounting & Finance MA565 4.5
Tax Transparency FL860 3.0
Data Protection/GDPR: Legal & Ethical Dimensions BI450 3.0
Foundations of Business Information Technology BI395 6.0
Fund Structuring FB425 6.0
Compliance, Supervision& Financial Reporting FB420 6.0
Blockchains Technologies Workshop BI435 1.5
Corporate Finance MB405 6.0
Final Project
A 15,000+ word Final Project (Thesis)

Programme Total: 90 ECTS

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FLIT Programme Director

“FLIT is a valuable asset to have under your belt. Earn an MSc that covers both Financial & International Taxation, with specific business practice features in an international environment in Cyprus. Provide sound advice to your clients and efficiently liaise with EU & international business actors. FLIT is an inclusive environment for Cypriots and expatriates in Cyprus. ”

Dr. Eleni Apostolidou
Director of MSc in Financial Law & International Taxation