The CIIM – Cyprus International Institute of Management, an international business school established in 1990, has all its programmes accredited by The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (DI.P.A.E.), in accordance to the standards and guidelines provided by the European Network for Quality Assurance (ENQA).

Accreditations and International collaborations

Both our MBA and MPSM are internationally accredited by EPAS. We also offer an MSc in Human Resource Management (CyHRMA endorsement), an MSc in Financial Services, an MSc in Management and an MSc in Educational Leadership Management.

All of our programmes have also been accredited by the accrediting agency of the government of Cyprus. CIIM Executive Education is accredited by world-renowned bodies that guarantee the highest quality of training and development programmes offered in Cyprus.

We are operating as a CFA partner institute, ICAEW partner in learning, and Institute of Directors (UK) Accredited Regional Training Centre. To accomplish its mission, CIIM has pioneered the modular educational model. This gives our programmes exceptional flexibility, enabling students to focus on a specific subject within short yet intensive time periods. This grants a freedom of choice that is particularly suited to the needs of the working student.

Furthermore, CIIM has been awarded the following international accreditations, recognitions, rankings and distinctions:

  • CIIM was rated in 2016 by the Paris-based EDUNIVERSAL, a global ranking and rating agency in higher education, among the top 1000 business schools in the world, and the best in Cyprus, and awarded the “3 Palmes of Excellence – EXCELLENT business school with reinforcing international influence” – Visit webpage

  • CIIM is a member of the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – Visit webpage
  • CIIM MBA has international accreditation by the Brussels-based EFMD-European Foundation for Management Development/EPAS for the past 11 years and it was the 1st accredited MBA in Cyprus launched in 1990.

  • CIIM’s MPSM-Master in Public Sector Management is internationally accredited by the Brussels-based EFMD/EPAS for the past 11 years

  • CIIM ranked the 4th top performer in the world in “knowledge transfer to companies and individuals for continuous professional development” by the EU U-Multirank (“Multi-dimensional Global University Ranking System”) in 2016.

  • CIIM’s MSc in Management is ranked 21st (2016) in Western Europe by Eduniversal, the Paris-based global ranking and agency in Higher Education – See ranking

  • CIIM’s MSc in Financial Services is ranked 73rd (2016) globally by Eduniversal, the Paris-based global ranking and agency in Higher Education – See ranking

  • CIIM’s MSc in Financial Services is recognized by CFA and “accepted into the Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) Institute University Recognition Programme”. CFA is an American-based global association of investment professionals. Visit webpage
  • CIIM’s MSc in Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour is ranked 31st (2016) in Western Europe by Eduniversal, the Paris-based global ranking and agency in Higher Education – View ranking
  • CIIM is an Educational Partner of the American-based international Society for Human Resource Management–SHRM.

  • SHRM has confirmed that the curriculum of CIIM MSc in HRM & OB aligns with the recommended requirements for HR degree programs outlined in the SHRM HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates (developed in collaboration with the AACSB) – See full list

  • CIIM’s Master in Public Sector Managements is ranked 32nd (2016) in Western Europe by Eduniversal, the Paris-based global ranking and agency in Higher Education – View ranking

  • CIIM’s MBA and MPSM programmes are recognized by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

  • CIIM is an Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Whales (ICAEW) Recognised Partner in Learning – Visit webpage

  • CIIM has been Awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 by the European Commission See PDF / Download excel file
  • All students graduating from CIIM receive, in addition to their degree, the Diploma Supplement (a model developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe, and UNESCO/CEPES). The Diploma Supplement-DS is a document attached to a higher degree aiming at improving international transparency and facilitating the academic and professional recognition of qualifications.

  • CIIM participates in the Blockchain Technology for Algorithmic Regulation & Compliance (BARAC) Research Consortium, consisting of UCL, the Bank of England, HM Treasury, Barclays Bank, RBS, HSBC, R3 Consortium, British Telecom and ATS, funded by the UK Research Council – Visit webpage

  • CIIM in collaboration with UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies and the major financial institutions in Cyprus has established the Cyprus Blockchain Technologies Centre (CBTC) to conduct academic and industrial research the development and applications of Blockchain technology.

  • CIIM participates in the INTERREG BalkanMed project ‘Education for ideas, inventions and innovations for entrepreneurship – i3’, contract number 2532, and the Horizon 2020 Teaming Phase 1 project ‘The Establishment of a Transport Analytics Centre of Excellence in Cyprus – TrACE’

  • The Director of CIIM, formerly with Harvard University, is a Nobel Prize Contributor”, having authored part of the study on Climate Change for which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change received the Nobel Prize in 2007 on behalf of its contributors.
  • In 2017 CIIM faculty Dr. Olga Kandinskaia won the Top Prize for Outstanding New Case Writer in the prestigious annual case writing competition by the UK-based Case Centre