General Information

The Department and it's Goals

The contemporary business environment is undergoing a major transformation. Markets are becoming global, organisations are merging, and regulatory barriers are falling. Information technology creates a virtual business environment where services are delivered, transactions take place, and deals are concluded more efficiently. Furthermore, developed economies are transforming into service economies, while developing countries are gradually filling the gap in the manufacturing processes.

The Department of Business and Public Administration is one of the founding Departments of the University of Cyprus.  Since its formation in 1992, its major goals are (1) to prepare the new business leaders that would innovate in this complex business environment and (2) achieve international recognition as a center of excellence in business research.

Academic Programs 

The Department offers a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration with specializations in Management, Marketing and Operations Management.

The degree emphasize both breadth of education across all functional areas of the business enterprise and substantive depth in one of the above areas.

Students are also expected to acquire a broader liberal arts education through elective courses, besides the requirements for the development of substantial technical skills.  Courses in Mathematics, Statistics, Information Systems, and Economics are integral parts of the curriculum.

Graduates of the Department should be able to make immediate and substantial contributions to their industry of employment, and will be well positioned to eventually move into top managerial and leadership roles.  Employment opportunities exist in manufacturing and trade companies, in banking and insurance, in accounting and auditing firms, in consulting and market research firms,  in the transportation, tourism and utility industries, as well as in the public sector.  Graduates of the Department also have the fundamental training to continue a life-long education, and pursue graduate degrees either at the University of Cyprus, or at major international academic institutions.

Our graduates can earn exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of International Accountants (AIA), and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).

Students of the Department are encouraged to pursue one or two semesters of study abroad through the Erasmus Program in order to enhance their educational experience.  At the same time, the Department has one of the biggest number of incoming students through the Erasmus Program, giving the opportunity to all students to learn in a multi-cultural environment.

The department currently offers the following graduate degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), a full-time English Program offered jointly with the Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), a part-time English and Greek Program offered jointly with the Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Master (M.Sc) in Human Resource Management, a full-time English Program
  • Master (M.Sc) in Data Science, a full-time English Program offered jointly with the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • PhD in Business Administration, in English and Greek Programs.

The Department actively collaborates with the local industry. This collaboration has both an educational and a research component. On the educational front, faculty of the Department organize professional development seminars and short courses on current business issues, aimed at middle-level and top-level managers. On the research front, our faculty pursues joint projects on problems of immediate concern to various segments of the local industry.