Why choose CIIM – Cyprus International Institute of Management

CIIM – The Cyprus International Institute of Management is a non-profit international business school established in 1990 by a group of business leaders and a team of prominent academics representing some of the world’s top business schools. Our aim has been to draw on the best teachers in graduate management education irrespective of location and make their talent and experience available in Cyprus.

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.


To empower people to take control of their lives and become a force for beneficial change through transformative learning, innovative research and conscious impact on society. Three concrete tasks emanate from this mission:

  • To enable our graduates to realize their full potential and create value through a transformative learning experience in leadership, management, and entrepreneurship
  • To impact their associates and immediate environments, as well as, key sectors and institutions in a manner that will make for an open economy and society, linked to the rest of the world
  • To challenge the status quo by innovating, creating, disseminating and applying knowledge to solve real-world problems.



To become a premier management university as a catalyst for innovation and change, known and chosen for the quality, relevance and value creation of its programmes, its transformative culture, and the effectiveness of its teaching and learning methods in addressing and solving real-world problems.


  • Integrity and Accountability

  • Dedication to excellence

  • Innovation & Value Creation

  • Catalysts for Change & Sustainability

  • Community Service

  • Social Responsibility


IILOCIIM graduates should be able to
why ciim - learning outcomesProfessionalism & can-do attitudeAct professionally and be responsive in any situation and environment they operate, accepting challenges and finding fast and actionable solutions
why ciim - learning outcomesEffective managementMake measurable differences in their environment using analytical, problem-solving  and decision-making skills (along with people skills) in effectively managing their unit, company or organization
why ciim - learning outcomesCreative & entrepreneurial mindsetIdentify existing opportunities or create new ones, applying intellectual rigor, critical and innovative thinking; be willing to take reasonable risks to create shared value for themselves, their organization and the society and treat failures as learning opportunities
why ciim - learning outcomesInterpersonal skills and emotional & cultural IntelligenceExhibit visionary leadership, effective communication, collaboration, teamwork and interpersonal skills; recognize and accept individual and collective cultural diversity, pursuing interconnectedness among different ethnicities, cultures and populations
why ciim - learning outcomesInternationalizationDemonstrate awareness and understanding of global issues and pursue international experiences and interactions
why ciim - learning outcomesActionable knowledge & life-long learningAcquire actionable knowledge in one or more areas of business management.  Be life-long learners through continuous personal and professional development
why ciim - learning outcomesEthical & Social ResponsibilityAct in a way that demonstrates integrity, transparency, respect and other ethical, social and civic responsibilities, recognizing their interdependence and connectedness with others and with the environment