Study Field trip to Athens | 14-16 January 2019
Promoting Entrepreneurial Thinking
At CIIM we believe that enriching field-trips contribute to the development of students into career-minded adults who possess additional practical knowledge, have stronger critical-thinking skills and exhibit increased innovative ideas. Consequently, CIIM’s classroom teaching is annually culminated by field-trip experiences. During the international field-trips, our students have an opportunity to meet local professionals, researchers, managers and innovators from multiple walks-of-life.
Innovation in Athens
On our most recent study field-trip, 19 of our students from Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour Programme, MBA, MSc Business Management and MS Finance programmes, supervised by Prof Takis Stylianides (Director of HRM & OB Programme), flew to Athens, Greece for a 3-day trip packed with meetings and activities.
The theme of this trip was entrepreneurship and innovation, and during their time in Athens, the students visited 9 innovative companies, that exist in different business sectors. Each of these visits comprised of a detailed presentation, followed by an open discussion with our students by the companies’ representatives.
The companies / sectors:
– The Cube Athens: incubators-accelerators
–PRAXI / Help-Forward Network: technology transfer
–PJ Tech Catalyst Fund: information & communication technology
–PollFish: mobile app platform
-Avocarrot: monetization platform
–I-sieve technologies limited: online media analysis
–Apivita: holistic health
Learning and Fun
As usual, our trips not only delve in education, but there was also time for additional activities, such as a visit to theatres, sightseeing, and of course, shopping. On the last evening the group danced and celebrated their trip, at a delightful local restaurant.
“It was very interesting and useful to meet with professionals and listen about their story of success. Sharing knowledge and practical cases definitely bring a lot of value to the education process.”
Maksim Ruzaev, CIIM MBA Student