Business Studies (BA, 4 years)

Business Studies (BA, 4 years)

Duration 4 years, 8 semesters
Qualification Awarded Bachelor of Business Studies
Level of Qualification Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)
Language of Instruction English
Mode of Study Full-time
Minimum ECTS Credits 240

Program’s purpose/objectives:

The principal aim of the Business Studies program is to provide a contemporary and dynamic program of study which gives students knowledge, skills and competences on subjects relevant to business management, while also giving students a broad perspective. The program also provides enough specialization for a career in business. More specifically the aims of the Business Studies program are:

o the study of organizations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate;
o the preparation for, and development of, a career in business and management;
o the enhancement of lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Graduation from a six-year public or private school of secondary education formally registered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth of the Republic of Cyprus or the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs of the Republic of Greece. In addition, evidence that the applicant is competent in written and spoken Greek for courses taught in the Greek language or English through IELTS (Bands 5.5 – 6) or equivalent qualification, for courses taught in the English language*, plus successful completion of a personal interview with our Admissions Officer and a member of the academic staff from the relevant department, either in person, by phone or Microsoft Teams;

or

General Certificate of Education with a pass mark in five courses, including two courses at Advanced Level and Ordinary passes in English Language or an equivalent qualification;

or

General Certificate of Education with a pass mark in four courses, including three courses at Advanced Level and Ordinary Level passes in English Language or an equivalent qualification;

or

Successful completion of a university Foundation program or an equivalent qualification;

or

Successful completion of 12 years of schooling and in addition, evidence that the applicant is competent in written and spoken English* through IELTS (Bands 5.5 – 6) or equivalent qualification, plus successful completion of a personal interview with our Admissions Officer and a member of the academic staff from the relevant department, either in person, by phone or Microsoft Teams.


*Placement Tests

All students are required to take standardized placement tests in English and Mathematics. These tests are administered by the University during the orientation week and aim to assess each student’s potential. These tests measure quantitative and verbal aptitudes. All test scores are then screened by a panel. Appropriate programs are then drawn up to assist students in light of the observations made by the panel. Holders of the General Certificate of Education in English and Mathematics or an equivalent qualification are exempted from the placement tests.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Business Studies program, students will be able to:
• demonstrate effective communication skills in a business environment;
• understand the importance of culture and diversity in global and local business environments;
• appreciate and understand the ethical implications of business decisions and actions;
• demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology for making sound business decisions;
• demonstrate critical thinking, diagnostic, synthesis, research and problem solving skills in making business decisions;
• demonstrate knowledge of group dynamics and interpersonal skills needed to be an effective leader and manager.

Graduation Requirements

Students studying towards the BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies are required to take a minimum of 240 ECTS. Eighty-five (85) of the required 240 minimum ECTS come from General Electives and the remaining 155 ECTS come from the student’s chosen field of study. Honours Degree

Upon graduation, each candidate for an Honours Degree must have:

  • completed all the prescribed work of the examination syllabus;
  • achieved the required minimum number of ECTS of prescribed course work by completing successfully all core and elective subjects as required by the program of studies. As a general rule, all students must have:
  • successfully completed a minimum of 240 ECTS; and
  • secured a GPA of at least 2.00 on courses taken successfully during semesters 5 to 8.

Course Curriculum

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Department Contact Info

Business Department

4-6 Lamias Street, 2001 Nicosia – Cyprus
P.O.Box 28008, 2090 Strovolos,
Nicosia – Cyprus

+357 2244 1860

Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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