1 1 Study Guide
2 2 Table of Contents A Modern Educational Approach Academic Excellence Inspirational Teaching Research International Cooperations Why we chose NUP Student life at NUP Pafos, a Vibrant City Accomodation and Funding Career Service Admissions Future Perspectives 22 Undergraduate Programmes 24 Business Administration 28 Accounting, Banking & Finance 32 Economics* 33 Law 34 Architecture 36 Landscape Architecture* 37 Civil Engineering* 38 Land Surveying Engineering* 39 Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics* 40 Real Estate Valuation & Development 42 Psychology
3 Postgraduate Programmes Business Administration (MBA) Banking, Investment & Finance Public Administration (MPA) European Governance International & European Business Law Landscape Architecture* Construction Management Real Estate Educational Psychology Counselling Psychology* Greek Civilization Theological Studies For more information Visit our website or contact our Admissions Office Τel: Web: * Programme awaiting approval by the Ministry of Education
5 5 A Modern Educational Approach A University is all about its people, i.e. the academics who create new knowledge and the graduates who combine professional ethics, vocational training, and a broader education. NUP students are not just taught how to obtain new knowledge and skills that will be useful for their longlife education and development; they are also offered training in real-world professional conditions, with applied analytical methods and with the use of the most modern technology.
6 6 Academic Excellence The learning procedure at NUP is based on the quality of the academic staff as well as on the use of modern learning technology, which creates an environment that enhances efficiency in the educational procedure. NUP has created an academic environment that values and promotes free, active and original intellectual inquiry. NUP academics have a long teaching and research activity in their area of interest and encourage students to develop skills of research and the ability to learn autonomously towards achieving academic excellence.
9 9 Inspirational Teaching Neapolis University provides a comprehensive academic atmosphere for pursuing advanced study in a wide range of academic subjects and educational methods. Our programmes produce first-rate scholars and teachers with a strong foundation.
10 10 Research Neapolis University Pafos aims to support and promote the educational and research activities of the Institution and to contribute to the overall spiritual and cultural development of the University community. NUP academics are members of international research centres and participate in conferences all over the world, while their papers are well received by the international academic community. NUP has launched the following Research Centres: Centre for International Tourism Research, Centre of Environmental Research, Counselling Centre for Psychological Support and Evaluation.
12 12 International Cooperations The creation and diffusion of new knowledge and the promotion of research, which are the par excellence aims of a university, require international cooperations and collaboration between universities. The University has developed academic cooperations to offer joint Programmes of study and research projects, and co-organize conferences and exchange Programmes for students and academic staff. London School of Economics The Collaboration Forum between LSE and NUP includes seminars, lectures, joint research Programmes and exchange Programmes for scientists and researchers with emphasis on European issues. Research Associates For research purposes NUP collaborates, among others, with the Agricultural University of Athens, the University of Palermo, and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in the fields of Environment and sustainable development. Pan-European Entrepreneurship Research Group NUP participates in the Pan-European Entrepreneurship Research Group, based in Paris. Pitt-Aegean Peace Programme NUP collaborates with the University of Pittsburgh for the Pitt-Aegean Peace Programme for student exchange.
13 13 ERASMUS Erasmus is the European Educational program that promotes students, teachers and administrators mobility within Europe. It belongs to the EU Life-Long Learning Program that invests in the creation and maintenance of a united European area for higher education. Erasmus managed to become a very successful program in promoting mobility and establishing strong institutional cooperation amongst European Universities. Our Erasmus office at Neapolis University Pafos is serving two ambitious aims to create a strong European network and offer the best services for Erasmus mobility for both incoming and outgoing members. Firstly, it aims to establish and maintain international relations and vital networks with European and International Higher Education Institutions. These relations can be materialized via Inter-Institutional agreements. Our office holds several important Inter-Institutional agreements. Secondly, it serves Neapolis University Erasmus Charter. Therefore, our office welcomes and accommodates students, teachers and administrative staff coming from European Higher Educational Institutions. If you register at Neapolis you will have the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus program. The Erasmus study period abroad will count towards your degree. Most importantly, you will acquire a range of life and intercultural skills, improving your language skills and gain self-reliance and self-awareness. At the same time we are welcoming students and teachers from other European Universities, which have an Inter-Institutional Agreement with NUP, thus creating a European exchange of academic knowledge, skills and perspectives. TRAVEL MAKE FRIENDS Erasmus Program changes Lives UNFORGETABLE and Opens Minds for 25 years EXPERIENCE
14 14 Why we chose Neapolis University A global outlook Anastasia Vertsoni from Greece is studying for a BSc in Law I chose Neapolis University because of the warmth and approachability of the other students and teaching staff. The experience is even more interesting because of the multicultural aspect of the life on campus. Pafos is the best choice for students because it is a small and sunny seaside town making it ideal for student life. I am pleased with my choice of the Neapolis Law School because we were immediately familiarised with legal thinking and analysis. Students can follow the Greek or the Cypriot law stream, whereas there is also the option of choosing modules of the other stream. Inspirational teaching Andri Yianni from Cyprus is studying for a Bachelor & Diploma in Architecture My impressions are very positive from the University of Neapolis. I feel very happy to be given the opportunity to study in my town close to my family. Our professors are very inspirational and willing to guide us in every step of our student path. The level of knowledge and academic experience of our professors is high enough to assure me that I have made the right choice.
15 15 Academic excellence Wei Wei from China is studying for an MBA I am glad to have chosen Neapolis University to study MBA. The professors have a great method of teaching, both practical and theorized. The course involves extensive management knowledge that my future career requires. Besides, friendly schoolmates and University staff offer you all the help possible. Living in Pafos is definitely a fantastic choice: not only you can feel the hospitality of the locals, but also you can experience the cultural diversity in this historical city. Superb experience Sergios Molodov from Russia is studying for a BSc in Business Administration University education is the first step to future employment in the desired environment. At Neapolis I obtained a great amount of knowledge about business structure and finance that now make sense in the real world. I also had the opportunity to meet quite a few great professors from which I have learned things that books cannot provide. Now, after completing the first two years of my education, I do not regret having chosen this particular University, the Neapolis.
16 16 Student Life at NUP Student life is a unique experience that the students themselves create during their studies at University. Neapolis University welcomes and encourages the development of a diverse, multi-cultural and multi-lingual University community, which respects diversity and enhances pluralism and the free exchange of ideas. The unique location of the University campus, together with its modern premises and services form a unique environment which encourages knowledge, study and student life, offering to students the opportunity to enrich their experiences during their studies. The University Campus The campus of the University is a welcoming place for study and work at the heart of a vibrant town and just a hundred metres from the beach. The exceptional facilities and the services offered serve the diverse needs of our students and staff. They include state-ofthe-art classrooms and amphitheatres, teaching, research and computer labs, architectural studios, a main library and student dormitories.
17 17 Student Societies Through NUP Sports Clubs and Societies students get the opportunity to participate in various university sports events and tournaments. They are also offered the opportunity to take part in several sports events organised by the Municipality of Pafos, such as the International Beach Volley Tournament of the Municipality of Geroskipou, the Akama Marathon, the Cycling Race in Kouklia and the Amateur Swimming and Tennis Tournament of Pafos. The Climbing and Hiking Club organises various hiking, climbing and walking tours. NUP students can also take part in diving courses where they can explore Pafos coastline, the Akama district and the rich waterlife. The Theatre, Dance and Music Club aims to introduce students to Fine Arts during their studies. Location The University Campus, with its own student accommodation, located in the heart of the vibrant and world-heritage-designated city of Pafos, is a stone s throw from the city s beaches and its many attractions. The unique location of the University campus, together with its modern premises and services, form a unique educational environment for students to live an unforgettable experience during their studies. Support After registering with NUP all students are appointed a personal Academic Tutor who will provide them with continuous academic support towards completing successfully their studies. Concerning financial support students who have difficulties in funding their studies may visit the Course Office for further guidance. Each year a great number of students receive financial aid or scholarships from NUP. Sports The University campus offers a wide range of sports facilities: swimming pool, sauna, gym, tennis courts. Students are also eligible to use the sports centre and the playing fields of the Municipality of Geroskipou. Through NUP Sports Clubs and Societies students get the opportunity to participate in various university sports events and tournaments. They are also offered the opportunity to take part in several sports events organised by the Municipality of Pafos.
18 18 Cyprus Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of its most popular tourist destinations. The island lies at the crossroads of three continents, where East meets West. Because of its strategic position the long history of the island has been marked by several invaders who have formed all together the political, economical, and cultural identity of Cyprus. Many archaeological sites are protected by UNESCO as part of the World Heritage Site. Since 1974 Cyprus is under occupation (36% of its territory) after Turkey s invasion and the partition of the island. Nicosia remains the only divided capital in Europe. In 2008 the Republic of Cyprus became a member state of the European Union and joined the Eurozone. Pafos, a Vibrant City The university campus is located in Pafos, a city declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site whose history and culture stretches back into the depths of antiquity. Furthermore, it is a modern European multi-cultural city and a wellknown international tourist destination. The presence of the remarkably rich historical past within the contemporary world, the combination of the mild Mediterranean climate, with the beautiful beaches and the well-preserved natural landscapes, as well as the vibrant and varied nightlife, the excellent transport links with other worldly cities and the wide-range of services provided, establish Pafos as an ideal place to live and study. Throughout the year, the city and overall the district of Pafos host numerous cultural, scientific and sports events, enabling young people to get involved actively in the community. In addition, the university's cultural, social, athletic and other student clubs frequently arrange extra curriculum activities and trips, in order for students to develop their own personal interests and hobbies.
19 PAFOS IS A CITY WHICH COMBINES A RICH CULTURAL PRESENCE FROM ANCIENT TIMES UP TO THE PRESENT AND THE IMAGE OF A MODERN EUROPEAN CITY, WHILE IT IS ALSO A VERY POPULAR INTERNATIONAL TOURIST DESTINATION 19
20 20 Accomodation & Funding Accomodation The University offers the highest standard accommodation in the University Campus. The spacious, welllit and well-ventilated en-suite single rooms feature their own balcony overlooking the central landscaped gardens or the seafront. The rooms are easily accessible and directly linked to the main circulation routes leading to all Campus facilities
21 21 Funding and Scholarships NUP offers to students a great number of scholarships, based on academic criteria, on the number of children in the family, on the number of students of the same family studying at NUP, and on social criteria.
23 23 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES BSc IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BSc IN ACCOUNTING, BANKING AND FINANCE BSc IN ECONOMICS BACHELOR IN LAW (LLB) BACHELOR & DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURE BACHELOR IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BSc IN CIVIL ENGINEERING BSc IN LAND SURVEYING ENGINEERING BSc IN QUANTITY SURVEYING AND CONSTRUCTION ECONOMICS BSc IN REAL ESTATE VALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT BSc IN PSYCHOLOGY
25 25 BSc IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION The BSc in Business Administration at Neapolis University will enable you to develop a critical awareness of the main functional areas of Business Administration and the management process within a variety of organisations. It will develop innovative and intellectual problem-solving and communication skills and aid understanding of the business world. With this degree you can be confident of being work-ready and armed with the skills required for professional and managerial roles in modern, global business environments. Core studies include accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and law. A flexible course structure allows you to create a study programme that suits you and your career interests. Combine business administration studies with the business informatics or management degrees. The main objective of the undergraduate Programme in Business Administration is to provide students with the knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in a fast changing, global business and economic environment. The Programme curriculum covers the basic disciplines of management and allows deeper treatment in human resources management, marketing and business strategy. The Programme uses a variety of pedagogical approaches to expose students to the problems they will face as managers, entrepreneurs and business leaders. The Programme places a high priority on the integration of theory and practice and complements its emphasis in teaching with an emphasis on research. The Programme offers a number of elective modules that allow students to develop a deeper expertise in areas such as: Tourism and Hospitality Business and Management, Management of Information Systems Electronic Commerce, Marketing, Shipping Business and Management, Communications and Media Management, Insurance and Risk Management, International and European Business and Management, Sports Management. Career prospects Students who graduate from the course will have a solid understanding of the basic business disciplines as well as the economic, political, legal and environmental context in which the global practice of business in conducted. Programme duration: 4 Years
26 26 SPECIALIZATIONS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Tourism and Hospitality Business and Management The Tourism and Hospitality Business and Management provides knowledge of immediate practical relevance and enhances both the analytic capabilities as well as the decision making of tourism professionals. Through a combination of taught modules, work placement or workbased learning, and dissertation students develop skills and knowledge which can be directly applied within the workplace. This specialization is designed especially for people wishing to further their career in the field of Tourism Management or aspiring to a leadership role in the industry. The programme aims to teach students professional, methodological, problem-solving, social and management skills. Management of Information Systems Electronic Commerce The Management of Information Systems Electronic Commerce specialization provides students with a general knowledge of business management while allowing each student to develop an understanding of selected aspects of electronic commerce. Students may choose to emphasize technical topics related to EC, marketing aspects of EC, or combinations of these or other business areas. Courses that students may elect to take cover the design and development of electronic commerce web sites, Internet marketing, electronic commerce project management, marketing strategy for electronic commerce, data communications, multimedia application development, and other business aspects of electronic commerce Marketing The main aim of this specialization is to introduce the students to concepts and principles relating to the basic elements of the management of marketing communications within an organization; furthermore, to help students to understand the importance of the skills, the approaches and the methods of communications used by organizations so as to achieve their business objectives. The students will be expected to understand policies and actions in the fields of advertising, public relations, sales promotion, integrated media and the brand development and brand support process within organizations. Shipping Business and Management The specialization in Shipping Business and Management provides an overview of the complex world of the Maritime Industry and the importance of the shipping industry in the global economy. The specialization uses facts highlighting the importance of shipping to the world of trade; Brief introduction to types of ships Geographical origins and destination of major cargo; Maritime Perils, Meteorology; Role of Broker, Charterers, Shipper, Carrier, Consignee, Distributor, Retailer and end-user; Contracts, Charter parties, Shipping services; Port operations, Maritime logistics; Shipping economics; Management; Operations; Maritime Legal Infrastructure; Maritime Safety and Security and Environmental issues
27 27 Communications and Media Management Students who envision careers in entertainment, television, film, online media, social media or book and magazine publishing can pursue further study in communications and media management. There are also in-depth options available to students who simply want to develop fluency in good executive communication skills. The specialization is extremely customizable: Students can choose courses based on whether they envision a career in a specific media-oriented industry or whether they want to generally sharpen their communication skills for their future roles as professionals and business leaders. Insurance and Risk Management The Insurance and Risk Management Specialization covers the areas of life insurance and financial planning, underwriting and selection, mortality trends, general insurance, reinsurance and reserving. The module takes a practical approach and illustrates theoretical principles with examples drawn from actual practice throughout. After completing the module students will be well positioned to enter into a wide variety of interesting careers in this area of financial services which is large, expected to exhibit high long term worldwide growth and is robust to short term economic fluctuations International and European Business and Management This programme is designed for students who want to specialize in the business environment of the European Union. The International and European Business and Management specialization aims to provide students with a comprehensive, in-depth approach to the main fields in Management as they face up to Europe and its realities. This specialization prepares you for an international career in marketing, finance and management, including export management and research. We place emphasis on developing the necessary research skills to understand critically the field of international business and management. Sports Management The undergraduate sport management specialization offers professional preparation in the application of business principles to the sport industry. Students will complete a degree program that includes courses in accounting, management, marketing, economics, and computer applications. Sport management courses will focus on the business aspects of sport in culture, sports information, interscholastic intercollegiate and professional sports, facility management, sport ethics, sport marketing, sport law, and sport finance. This programme will give you thorough knowledge and competencies through a solid foundation of theory and practice providing you with ample opportunity for interesting jobs after you complete your education
29 29 BSc IN ACCOUNTING, BANKING AND FINANCE The Bachelor Programme in Accounting Banking and Finance has a strong focus on practical applications without sacrificing academic rigour. It provides a solid foundation in all of the traditional financial disciplines, giving participants the analytical tools for a successful career in professional and academic posts related to finance, capital market, investment management, corporate finance, and trading or risk management. The curriculum is highly integrated and accelerated, allowing for the study and mastery of a broad range of skills. The Bachelor in Accounting, Banking and Finance has two specializations, in Banking and Finance, and Accounting. The first two years of the two paths share the same curriculum that comprises courses in finance, economics, accounting, mathematical and statistical reasoning and business. In the third and fourth year the two paths are differentiated through the use of electives appropriate for each specialisation. Students who graduate from the course will be well-grounded in financial theory, capital markets, investment management techniques, investment and commercial banking, financial risk management, accounting and insurance. A career within the field of Accounting, Banking and Finance is exciting and rewarding. The world of finance, with its diverse career opportunities and continuing demand for capable professionals, is an attractive career choice for high calibre individuals. This Programme allows graduates to work within the largest companies of the world including Investment & Commercial Banks, Hedge Funds, economic organizations or the government. Also the rigorous nature of the Programme equips students for graduate work either in accounting or finance or in a business related programme. The BSc in Accounting, Banking and Finance at Neapolis University Pafos will definitely enhance your career prospects in the current job market. Career prospects Graduates from this programme will have a successful career in professional positions related to finance, capital market, investment management, corporate finance, and trading or risk management. Programme duration: 4 Years
30 30 SPECIALISATIONS IN ACCOUNTING, BANKING AND FINANCE Accounting Our Bachelor programmes in Accounting, Banking and Finance offer students a unique opportunity to earn an accredited University degree and at the same time to be trained for a professional qualification, the ACCA. This specialization contains customdesigned courses that satisfy the requirements of the ACCA fundamental stage qualifications. ACCA is the global body for professional accountants that offers a qualification, with international recognition, to those seeking a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. The ACCA membership provides improved career progression opportunities and very high earning potential. Graduates in this programme will be exempted from the fundamental papers of the ACCA. The courses studied in years three and four of our degree programme will help with the final stage examinations of ACCA qualification. Banking and Finance The aim of the specialization in Banking and Finance, a stream of the degree in Accounting, Banking & Finance, is to provide the necessary education, skills and values to students who seek a career in a finance- related profession in industry, in the financial services sector, in the banking industry, or in government. This specialization is designed to blend the specialised fields of banking, investments, corporate finance, financial accounting, financial management, management accounting, and auditing with the general fields of business management and economics to ensure that students complement their in-depth analytical and professional understanding of financial issues with a wider business and economics education and recognition of the importance of ethical and professional standards
32 32 BSc IN ECONOMICS legislation and time. In studying economics you will learn how individuals and society make choices about how scarce resources are used, what products are produced and who gets to consume them. These choices depend on evaluating costs, benefits, risks and effects on others. The constraints affecting these choices are many and include income, technology, natural resources, Economics is traditionally divided into two broad categories: microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics involves the decisions of individual units, such as a firm producing goods and trying to make a profit or a household earning income, buying products and trying to achieve the highest level of satisfaction. Macroeconomics looks at the factors that determine the total output of the economy as a whole and analyses the mechanisms that cause inflation, unemployment and growth. All of our students study microeconomics and macroeconomics, but there is also a great deal of choice within our Programme. Indeed, Economics at Neapolis University is taught in conjunction with the business disciplines of finance, marketing and management and enables students to use economic reasoning taking into account the business context in which economic decisions are taken. Career prospects Students graduating from the programme will have a good understanding of key economic concepts, theories, and analytical skills to critically interpret and manipulate economic data. They will possess communication, IT and research skills to express their views in a professional and effective way and will have acquired through their training the ability to work effectively as part of a team.graduates of the Programmes will be ready for successful careers in the financial sector, in government as economists, or for graduate study. Programme duration: 4 Years
33 33 BACHELOR IN LAW (LLB) The Programme is aimed at familiarizing the students with the most important concepts and principles governing the Greek and Cypriot legal system, as these interact with, and are influenced by, the international and the European Law. Particular emphasis is placed on the commercial law and European Union law, whereas academic knowledge is combined with the appropriate practical experience. The Programme completely covers the necessary knowledge a student must have, in order to become accepted from the Bar association of Greece and take part in the exams of the Cyprus Bar association. At the end of the Programme the student will be able to: Recognize the basic concepts and principles governing the legal systems of Greece and Cyprus, as well as the influence of the international legal system and the European Union Law on them Understand the political and social parameters which affect the law-making process and its application Conduct a legal research in a methodical and effective manner, in order to construct arguments Be able to conduct critical analysis and legal reasoning and use these skills in order to deal with particular legal issues Structure comprehensive and consistent law arguments and express himself/ herself verbally and in writing with clarity and precision Evaluate the various legal arguments and select the most appropriate ones, according to the case at hand Pinpoint the most important legal issues arising from complicated cases and deal with them successfully Use his/her academic knowledge in order to deal with actual law cases Career prospects The graduates of the Neapolis Law School may be registered with the Bar association of Cyprus and the Bar associations of other European countries, as they will fulfil the necessary requirements for Legal practice. Programme duration: 4 Years
35 35 BACHELOR & DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURE The School of Architecture, Land and Environmental Sciences considers architecture to be a manifestation of the social and cultural life of a place, a natural expression of human activity and a regenerating force in the natural and the built environment. In today s world, architecture, like most fields of knowledge, faces two main challenges: The demand for a respectful and protective treatment of the natural environment (through saving and using clean energy, advanced technology and the appropriate design decisions) and The preservation of local identities in an increasingly globalised society (through the activation and enhancement of the cultural qualities and the natural features of each place) Bearing in mind all of the above, the philosophy of the Programme is based on the triptych of culture, nature and technology, their interaction and relationships. Therefore, as a response to these challenges, the Programme is established on two principles: an ecological approach to architectural design and the comprehension and reinterpretation of local architectural features. The Bachelor degree comprises 240 ECTS. The Bachelor of Architecture Programme is unified with the Diploma of Architecture Programme as a five-year- Programme in Architecture (300 ECTS in total). Bachelor and Diploma Programmes are consistent with the required criteria for European and international recognition of the degrees. An innovative feature of the Programme is the option to select a specialization path that deepens the student s understanding in one of the following areas: Architectural Design Landscape Urbanism Bioclimatic Architecture and Sustainable Development Conservation-Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings and Sites. The Diploma in Architecture is an academic qualification accepted by the Cyprus Technical Chamber (ETEK) for registration as a professional architect in Cyprus. Career prospects The Diploma in Architecture fulfils the requirements set by the EU Directives 85/384/EC and 2005/36/EC for the recognition of Professional Qualifications, and the recommendations of UIA (Union International of Architects). The Diploma is recognised by the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) (following requisite one year s work experience) and the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) with the same recognition procedure followed for the graduates of Greek Architectural Schools. Graduates can work both at home and abroad. Programme duration: 5 Years