1 Earn a British MBA (non-experience) in Cyprus Nicosia/Limassol 15 months full-time 30 months part-time the brighter choice
2 The Cyprus Institute of Marketing The No1 Modern University for graduate starting salaries (Sunday Times University Guide 2012) The Cyprus Institute of Marketing (CIM) has been operating in Nicosia since 1978, and in Limassol since The Institute is the first Business School in Cyprus, and was set up in order to promote the science of marketing both in Cyprus and abroad. During the last 35 years, the CIM has evolved into a major centre for the development of marketing & management science in Europe and the rest of the world, providing the opportunity to more than 5,000 students to acquire world class qualifications. Since our establishment, the CIM has been a pioneer in learning for adult, in-career people, exclusively offering evening classes to working individuals. The CIM attracts individuals, who for one reason or another, missed out on the opportunity to study after graduating from secondary school, but who always had the desire to pursue their learning, gain further knowledge and qualifications in order to advance in their careers. The CIM is rightly characterised as a Second-Chance Institution, and for this reason we say that at the CIM, Learning Never Ends. The Nicosia Campus The Limassol Campus For over 100 years, London South Bank University has been working closely with employers and professional bodies, in delivering courses which help students achieve career success, whatever their ambition. Why LSBU? We are a university that puts its students first and have been doing so for over one hundred years. Our central location is great for seeing all that London has to offer and our strong employer links, keep our course content highly relevant. Our students are our customers and their achievements and satisfaction are paramount to us. So, we continually develop and improve a truly integrated framework of student support that works across and between faculties. Get to know us and you ll see why we are the university of choice for over 25,000 students. Courses meet real-world needs We give our students the talent to meet workplace needs to improve their career progression. Course content sees students carry out cutting-edge radiography examinations; design for international rugby league teams; start their own theatre company; create innovative products like the Tyligo, or turn a hobby into a career. We won the bid to be the only London university to offer government staff both the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Public Administration (MPA). LSBU Keyworth Centre
3 About LSBU Master of Business Administration What our students say We are always interested in finding out what our students think of their LSBU experience. The university was recently nominated for a top award for our pioneering Student Shadowing Scheme, which offers academics and staff the opportunity to experience the life of a modern University student first-hand. First-class facilities and campus investment As part of our ongoing campus developments, we have recently opened learning facilities and staff offices in our highly innovative K2 building, which was built with sustainability very much in mind. In the next wave of development, our brand new Student Centre was opened at the end of 2012, with our Enterprise Centre opening in Our facilities fully support all of our courses. Whether students spend time in our research and skills laboratories, workshops, media centre, theatre, library or Learning Resources Centre, the appropriate technologies and expert support offer a complete experience. Helping our students succeed Our staff greatly enhance our students success. Their well-deserved reputation for creating personalised support, helps students identify and develop their achievements through individual and group tutorials, seminars and workshops. The university is also committed to help students with any financial, emotional and cultural challenges. Creating change for business We are the most popular university for businesses seeking relevant expertise and knowledge to improve their productivity and performance (source: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), Feb 2010). Businesses often have innovative ideas but lack the internal expertise or funding to make it happen. KTPs have an outstanding record in achieving innovation, enterprise and skills, matching student and academic expertise with business goals. They help businesses reap the rewards that a longerterm project can offer. LSBU is the leading modern university for graduate starting salaries (Sunday Time University Guide 2012) Business entrepreneur and former Dragon s Den panellist Richard Farleigh is the chancellor and ceremonial head LSBU s Business School is in the top 20% of UK university business schools for student satisfaction (based on 2011 NSS analysis of Business & Administrative Studies by the Association of Business Schools) LSBU masters graduates earn an average of 200,000 more than undergrads during their lifetimes Graduates have gone on to work for top blue chip companies including Unilever, Nestle, Ogilvy, Merrill Lynch, Danone, HSBC and Oxfam (to name a few) Flexible, interest-free, payment options to help spread the cost of your studies Full-time, part-time and flexible modes of study 90% of LSBU postgraduate students found work or progress to further study within six months of graduating. Overview Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) concentrates on developing the skills required to operate at senior levels within an organisation. The course offers an advanced understanding of business administration and incorporates a wide range of disciplines to deliver a comprehensive educational experience. This programme is distinguished by its international focus, both in course content and student body and have links with institutions around the world, including some of the leading business schools in Europe. The MBA course seeks to provide a higher level management qualification, building on London South Bank University s twenty year experience of management training and education. Business Faculty The Faculty has strong links with industry and the business world, and our courses are constantly updated to meet new business and technological needs in the workplace. We have an excellent record for the employment of our students. Successful graduates progress to a variety of careers in areas such as accounting, banking, human resources, marketing, project management, public relations, software development, data analysis, mobile computing and web development. Furthermore, we have longstanding partnerships with universities throughout Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world, and a truly international student body. Employability Employment prospects are excellent. Successful students can, in addition to senior management roles, build a career in a variety of roles in consulting, marketing, finance and human resource management. In this respect the personal development emphasis on the course reflects the skills demanded for flexible roles in managing across a variety of organisational cultures and functions inside multinational companies. Professional links LSBU has recently been appointed, as one of a small group of universities, to Buying Solutions Pan Government Framework Agreement of study and qualifications in Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Public Administration (MPA). We are the only Londonbased university to be approved to deliver both the MPA and MBA awards to government staff on a parttime and executive basis. Graduates amongst top 10 earners after graduating.
4 The main aims of the MBA programmes are: Master of Business Administration The Masters in Business Administration seeks to provide a higher level management qualification, building on London South Bank University s twenty year experience of management education and the prior business knowledge and management experience of the MBA course participants. The Non Experience MBA programme provides an internationally oriented management curriculum to an international body of learners. 1. To provide a sound education in management and in the various functional areas: finance, marketing, human resource management, & operations management by building upon the prior academic knowledge & practical managerial experience of the course participants; 2. To develop a range of appropriate managerial skills and competencies; 3. To use and build upon course members diverse personal experience as vehicles for learning, including peer-group learning, and for the personal development of a range of managerial abilities, including team working and effective leadership skills. 4. To develop knowledge of a variety of business analysis techniques, including the ability to select and use critically appropriate analytical tools in different business situations; 5. To expose participants to a range of contemporary management issues, including contrasting perspectives and alternative theoretical frameworks, in order to develop analytical judgement and critical awareness; 6. To develop a critical understanding of the factors determining organisational performance, capability, corporate and entrepreneurial success; 7. To provide a firm foundation for future career and self-development through personal development planning and reflective learning Programme Outcomes Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of: 1. The principal functional areas of management: finance, marketing, operations & human resources; 2. The factors determining the organisation s management capability, strategy, performance & success; 3. Strategic approaches to organisational design, managerial change, sustainable organisational development, including the management of diversity; 4. The strategic importance of technical change & innovation in the context of information technology & knowledge management; 5. The nature of corporate responsibility, including ethical and sustainability issues and the role of corporate governance; 6. The key theoretical & conceptual issues relating to management, leadership and business culture in a global context; 7. The key theories, concepts & techniques associated Entry Requirements In order to be considered for entry to the programme, applicants will be required to have the following: A. Academic Requirements: i) A University honours degree UK class 2.2 or above, or foreign equivalent or, ii) Hold a key management position for a significant period B. Levels of Language Proficiency: This requirement applies to those students whose first degree was not delivered in the English language. Applicants should have a minimum of IELTS level 6.5 or IGCSE C or equivalent. It will also be expected that students CVs will show evidence of substantial academic and practical use of Business English. NOTE: At the discretion of the Course Director, students with advanced standing may be admitted to the MBA with up to three (3) modules, excluding the MBA Dissertation module. These credits will normally be recorded and confirmed at the earliest opportunity by the relevant Exam Board.
5 Programme structure Dissertation Full-Time 1. Managing Human Resources (20 credits) 2. Managing Strategy and Change (20 credits) 3. Marketing Management (20 credits) 4. Managing Accounting & Finance (20 credits) The above modules will be delivered by CIM on a yearly mode, (September-June). 5. Managerial Economics (20 credits) 6. Critical Management Inquiry (20 credits) The above modules will be delivered by LSBU in 2 block sessions, over 4 days, one in Nicosia and one in Limassol. On successful completion of the taught modules, students will undertake the project based Dissertation (Management Project) (60 credits), from June to December. NOTE: Both the Full Time and Part Time programmes commence every September. Part-Time Year 1 1. Managing Strategy and Change (20 credits) 2. Marketing Management (20 credits) 3. Managing Accounting & Finance (20 credits) The above modules will be delivered by CIM on a yearly mode, (September-June). Year 2 4. Managerial Economics (20 credits) 5. Critical Management Inquiry (20 credits) 6. Managing Human Resources (20 credits) The above modules 4-5 will be delivered by LSBU in 2 block sessions, over 4 days, one in Nicosia and one in Limassol. Module 6 will be delivered by CIM on a yearly mode, (September-June). On successful completion of the taught modules, students will undertake the project based Dissertation (Management Project) (60 credits), from June to December. Dissertation The MBA Dissertation module provides an opportunity for you to independently conceive, plan and bring to completion a research project that addresses a management issue that matters to you or your organisation. The resulting Master s level dissertation is required to consist of circa 15,000 20,000 words or equivalent and fall within the management areas and/or disciplines encompassed by the MBA programme or one of its specialist pathways. Assessment criteria are given in an appendix to this module guide. The important factor is that your dissertation must be about management. So if, for example, you are following the MBA s specialist pathway in finance, your dissertation must be about the management of finance. The same applies to the other specialist pathways. Your dissertation must focus on an issue that is relevant to you professionally as a practising manager, the resolution of which is also of value to your organisation. The module is assessed by completion and submission of: A Master s level research-based dissertation of circa 15,000 20,000 words or equivalent, excluding references, bibliography and any appendices. You are required to submit two copies, plus an electronically accessible version on CD-ROM. A Turn-It-In report for the dissertation. A signed ethics declaration. The learning journal you have used as a tool for thinking, for noting and exploring your ideas and for reflecting on and summarising the learning you have gained throughout the dissertation project. This is required, but is not subject to a marked assessment.
6 Assessment Ranked No.1 Assessment Schedule Assessment Regulations Assessment Strategy for student satisfaction for marketing courses in London by National Student Survey 2011 At the start of each academic year course participants will be given a course study guide which will include assignment topics and a schedule of handing in dates. 1. Managerial Economics a. Discussion Question Responses (30%) words each b. Project Proposal and Outline Report (20%) 1,250 words c. Final Project Report (50%) 2. Managing Accounting & Finance a. Coursework (50%), 3000 words b. Examination (50%), 3 hours 3. Marketing Management a. An individual coursework time constrained assignment (10%) b. A group case study based assignment (30%) c. Examination (60%), 3 hours 4. Managing Human Resources a. Teamwork Presentations (30%) b. Coursework (70%), 3000 words 5. Managing Strategy and Change a. Individual oral Presentation (10%) b. Individual written Case report (30%), 2000 words c. Examination (60%), 3 hours 6. Critical Management Inquiry Research Proposal (100%), 5000 words 7. Dissertation words (i) The current University Regulations on assessment and progression will apply. An Examination Board will be established, and External Examiners appointed by the Academic Board with responsibility as defined in the University Regulations. (ii) The pass mark for each module is 50%. (iii) Where a module consists of more than one element of assessment, a student must, in addition to achieving the overall pass mark, achieve a minimum of 40% in each element. If an element of assessment is in turn composed of various sub-elements, the sub-elements do not have to meet the minimum allowable mark. (iv) Eligibility for the award with merit; a candidate must normally obtain a weighted average of 60% of module assessment, as well as a mark of 60% or above in the MBA project, to be awarded the MBA with Merit. (v) Eligibility for the award with distinction; a candidate must normally obtain a weighted average of 70% of module assessment, as well as a mark of 70% or above in the MBA project, to be awarded the MBA with Distinction. (vi) Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration; in accordance with University Regulations, a candidate who has successfully completed seven MBA modules may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PgDip BA) if they are unable to proceed to the MBA Management Project. The assessment policy of the management programme as a whole is designed to reflect the overall aims and objectives of the MBA, as well as those of individual modules in relation to the areas of knowledge, analytical techniques and skills to be assessed. In consequence a variety of assessment methods is used including: 1. Formal examinations (including traditional unseen, case study and open book examinations) 2. Individual coursework assignments and reports (often including a work based element) 3. Group Projects 4. The assessment of portfolios of work 5. The MBA Dissertation Teaching & Learning Strategies The programme has been designed to meet the needs of aspiring managers. In addition to tutor inputs, participants will be expected to carry out directed reading and develop and test ideas through the preparation and presentation of seminar papers/case studies. A particular emphasis will be placed on participants forming supportive networks and working through self-managed learning sets to help sustain them through the period of study. The acquisition of knowledge and understanding is achieved through a variety of learning and teaching methods, including key note lectures, seminars and workshops, student-led presentations, exercises and case studies. Graduates amongst Top 13 Ranked 10 earners after graduating for student satisfaction for marketing courses in the UK by National Student Survey 2011 th
7 Fees: 8000 Recognisable by KYSATS Recognised by UK NARIC Government subsidy up to 3417 (for Cypriot citizens) : 36 Years of Excellence The Cyprus Institute of Marketing Nicosia: 25 Zannettos St., Ayios Andreas, 1100 Nicosia. Tel , Fax Limassol: 7 Stelios Kyriakides St., 3080 Limassol, Tel: Mailing Address: P.O. Box 25288, 1308 Nicosia, Cyprus