Concentration in Management
 
 
The concentration in Management prepares students for managerial and leadership positions in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, where the need for change, adjustment, and development is constant. The major objective of the degree is to help students develop the basic skills required to deal with the challenges and opportunities presented to them in their managerial work. The degree with a concentration in Management combines internationally accepted management principles with the special characteristics of the Cypriot business environment and those of the wider geographical area. The coursework and design of the program is based on similar programs of prestigious European and North American universities.
 
Note:
The following requirements concern the program of studies introduced for students that entered the department in 2013 and later. The requirements of the concentration in Management for students who entered the department before 2013 are described here .
 
The concentration in Management requires six "depth courses" (36 ECTS) according to the following table (the prerequisites for each course are included in each course description). :
 
 
Course Code Course Title ECTS
Compulsory Courses for Management
BPA 460 Advanced Topics in Strategy (Prerequisites for BPA 435) 6
BPA 462 Advanced Organizational Behaviour 6
Selection of four courses from the following:
Course Code Course Title  
BPA 332 Business Ethics 6
BPA 334 Human Resource Management 6
BPA 335 Cross-Cultural Management 6
BPA 336 Business Communication 6
BPA 337 * Industrial Relations 6
BPA 338 * Qualitative Methods in Business Administration 6
BPA 431 * Gender, Work and Organizations 6
BPA 432 Management of Innovation 6
BPA 434 Entepreneurship 6
BPA 436 Leadership 6
BPA 438 * International Business Management 6
BPA 439
Piblic Administration 6
BPA 463 * Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 6
 
* These courses are offered based on the availability of teaching staff.
 
 
Coordinator of concentration in Management: Eleni Stavrou-Costea
 
Breadth Courses in Management

These courses aim to cultivate and develop a broader understanding of several sectors and branches of Management. This requirement includes 30 ECTs, which students must cover with courses from the Faculty of Economics and Management. They can also take courses from other faculties with the approval of their academic advisor. One of the breadth courses must be BPA 346: Quantitative Methods in Business II. 
 
 
 
 
Concentration in Operations Management  
 
The concentration in Management Science focuses on cultivation and consolidation of fundamental knowledge and skills for developing and applying analytical and software tools to support operational decisions. The growing complexity and internationalization of business activities, the intensifying competition, and rapid advances in information technology, have created a strong need for developing and maintaining effective decision support systems based on modern analytical methods. These methods are derived from operational research, statistics, mathematics, financial, econometrics, and other relevant fields and mainly apply to the use of information management technology. The demand for managers who combine effective understanding of operational activities and challenges with the utilization and management of modern means of decision support is growing.
 
The curriculum in Operations  Management aims precisely to foster this combination of such knowledge and skills. Graduates with a specialization in Operations Management  will be in a position to conduct business operations in various areas, such as in Industry, Logistics and Supply, Finance and Banking, Telecommunications and Transport, as well as many others. Students will also develop the solid foundations necessary to continue their studies at a postgraduate level.
 
Note:
The following requirements concern the program of studies introduced for students that entered the department in 2013 and later. The requirements of the concentration in Marketing for students who entered the department before 2013 are described here .
 
The courses required for the Operations  Management concentration are as follows (the prerequisites for each course are included in each course description). :
 
 
 
Cource Code Course Title
ECTS
Compulsory courses for Operations Management 
BPA 343 Applied Mathematical Modeling (Prerequisites for BPA 241) 6
BPA 440 Case Studies in Business Modeling (Prerequisites for BPA 343) 6
BPA 442 Linear on Nonlinear Programming (Prerequisites for BPA 343) 6
Selection of three courses from the following
BPA 341 Operations Management 6
BPA 342 Logistics and Distribution (Prerequisites for BPA 241) 6
BPA 344 Network Modeling and Dynamic Programming (prerequisites for BPA 241) 6
BPA 345 Management and Improvement of Quality (Prerequisite for MAS 061, MAS 062) 6
BPA 346 Quantitative Methods in Business II (Prerequisites for MAS 061, MAS 062) 6
BPA 424 Financial Modeling (Prerequisites for BPA 322, BPA 343) 6
BPA 441 Production Planning (Prerequisites for BPA 341, BPA 343) 6
BPA 443 Stochastic Systems (Prerequisites for BPA 343, MAS 061, MAS 062) 6
BPA 444 Manufacturing Strategy (Prerequisites for BPA 341) 6
BPA 445 Management of Service Operations 6
PBA 446 Applications of Neural Networks in Business (Prerequisites for MAS 001, MAS 002, MAS 061, MAS 062) 6
BPA 447 Quantitative Methods in Business III (Prerequisites for BPA 346) 6
BPA 449 Current Topics in Operations Management  (Prerequisites for BPA 241, BPA 343) 6
Up to two of the following courses can substitute the previous courses
ECO 222 Introduction to Econometrics 6
ECO 223 Economic Mathematics II 6
 
 
Coordinator of concentration in Operations Management : Hercules Vladimirou
 
 
 
 
 
Concentration in Marketing
 
The Marketing major emphasizes the development of knowledge, skills, and analytical techniques aiming at the identification, prediction, and understanding of the needs, preferences, and purchasing behavior of individual consumers, households, and organizations. The design and implementation of effective strategic marketing plans is also emphasized. Such plans should enable a company to achieve its marketing and business objectives by utilizing productively its available resources and capabilities and by exploiting emerging market opportunities.
 
The Marketing curriculum helps students to develop creativity skills and critical judgment in solving marketing and business problems. Students also learn to work thoroughly and systematically to carry out large scale market research projects, and design strategic marketing plans, advertising plans, electronic marketing plans, international marketing plans, and sales management strategies and programs.
 
Note:
The following requirements concern the program of studies introduced for students that entered the department in 2013 and later. The requirements of the concentration in Management for students who entered the department before 2013 are described here . 
 
To fulfill the requirements of the Marketing major students need to take seven (7) depth courses (42 ECTs), as indicated below (the prerequisites for each course are included in each course description). Moreover, students must take four (4) breath courses which are offered by the other majors of the department of Business and Public Administration. One of the breadth courses must be BPA 346: Quantitative Methods in Business II.
 
 
Course Code Course Title ECTS
Compulsory courses for Marketing
PBA 351 Marketing Research 6
BPA 352 Consumer Behaviour 6
BPA 353 Sales Management 6
BPA 354 Marketing Communications 6
BPA 355 Retail Management* 6
BPA 452 International Marketing 6
BPA 453 Strategic Maketing 6
BPA 456 Electronic Marketing 6
BPA 458 Social Media Marketing * 6
 
*  The courses BPA355 Retail Management and BPA458 Social Media Marketing are offered for an exemption from Senior Thesis as  Depth courses.
 
Coordinator of concentration in Marketing: Leonidas Leonidou