Business Administration (MBA in Greek) - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus
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MBA

120 ects

English or Greek

Internationally Recognised

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The OUC MBA – Develop your knowledge – Expand your potential

 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) of the Open University of Cyprus is designed to prepare and support professionals working in the private or public sector by providing specialised knowledge and practical training, to improve skills in managing organisations and effectively addressing the new realities and challenges of today's global markets. This is achieved through the interplay of theory and practice, with learning supported through a combination of management theory, cutting-edge research, exercises, and applied examples. Our thematic modules though cover different areas, are connected in meaningful ways, allowing you to cross-pollinate ideas and apply tools from across the wider MBA experience.

Specifically, as MBA students you will be able to:

  • Build on and enhance your understanding of the nature of management, organisation and business;
  • Advance your career through the provision of knowledge, improvement of skills, and development of connections;
  • Master knowledge and skills in a flexible and self-reliant way;
  • Increase your understanding of the business environment;
  • Develop your analytical, decision-making and communication competencies;
  • Undertake research-based approaches to address business challenges; and
  • Develop your capacity to think critically and communicate effectively and creatively.

 

WHY THE OUC MBA?

  • It offers the possibility of acquiring current knowledge and skills related to organisation and management of businesses and organisations in a flexible way. At your own place and pace.
  • It helps advance your career through the provision of academic and personal skills needed to make a positive contribution to a challenging working environment, whatever sector that may be in.
  • It contributes to the creation of executives who combine a detailed and complex way of thinking for effective planning and implementation of business goals.
  • It helps improve the ability to formulate a business strategy for the development and implementation of innovative solutions in companies and organisations.

 

WHY THE OPEN UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS?

  • For the opportunity to study in a European public University, offering exclusive open and distance education.
  • For its distance learning, affordable, high-quality study, which meet the needs of the business world, upskill graduates and enable students to fulfil their personal and professional aspirations.
  • For its flexibility, which allows students to fit their studies around personal and professional commitments.
  • For its integrated, state-of-the-art, and user-friendly eLearning Platform, which supports real-time and asynchronous tutor-students interaction, combined with the multi-format educational material used, all of which allow a seamless learning experience.
  • For the academic support and study guidance provided by experienced and influential teaching staff (faculty and adjunct tutors), making effective use of OUC’s synchronous and asynchronous communication tools, online lectures and tutorials.
  • For the opportunity to interact with fellow students, peers and academics located anywhere in the world through university forums and the social community.

 

CAREERS

The Open University of Cyprus (OUC), through its participation in the European project "Liaison Offices with the Labour Market", offers to students of all its programmes of study, the optional and free of charge thematic module entitled "Industry Placement". This module provides students opportunities for a placement to gain professional experience in their particular field of study, and the hosting institution can be any public or private organisation operating in the Republic of Cyprus. Each student has the right to participate in this offering once or twice during his / her studies, provided that s/he meets the required conditions. More information about this feature can be obtained from the OUC Liaison Office here. We also offer careers information, advice, and guidance to all students whilst studying with us.

 As graduates of The OUC MBA programme you can:

  • Secure employment in many and diversified areas in business administration as advisors, consultants or managers.
  • Advance your career and secure a higher-level managerial post within your current employment or professional area.
  • Set up your own business, become self-employed, change career direction either into a related professional area or into a new sector/profession.

 

EUROPEAN CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM (ECTS): 120

TEACHING LANGUAGE: Offered both in English and in Greek.

LEVEL: Masters

DEGREE AWARDED: MBA

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A bachelor degree in any subject from an accredited university. Work experience will be considered as useful.

 “Very good knowledge” of the Greek language is needed while “good knowledge” of English can be helpful but not required.

Adequate knowledge of computer use. In addition, a computer/tablet with an internet connection, headphones and microphone.

 

TUITION FEES

Tuition fees are set for the degree programme and are fixed for the duration of your studies. You can choose to pay in full at the start of your programme or pay per thematic module you register. The tuition fees for each 24 ECTS module is €1,080 and for 12 ECTS modules (e.g., MBA701A and MBA701B) the cost is €540 per module. The total cost of The OUC MBA programme is €5,400.

A five percent (5%) discount is available to all students who pay the cost of their chosen modules in full within the advanced payment period. In addition, particular discounts and scholarships are available from the University to eligible students. More information relating to the tuition and fees policy of the University can be obtained here.

 

APPLICATIONS

Applications can be submitted exclusively online:

Αιτήσεις Αγγ χωρίς ημερομηνίσ

 Application dates for the Academic year 2022-2023 : June 27 - July 20, 2022.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

To obtain the MBA, you must successfully complete the academic requirements of the following four (4) year-long thematic modules (i.e., Organisation Management, Accounting and Finance, Leadership and Decision-Making, and Marketing) and successfully submit a Master’s thesis. The programme offers flexibility in the number of modules selected for each year of study to allow you to set your own pace and study at your own time.

The programme offers an opportunity to undertake any of its thematic modules as stand-alone independent modules, so that interested candidates can enhance their professional development or re-experience learning and see how it fits their wider commitments without the need to register for the programme.


The currently offered modules are the following:

  • MDE50 – Organisation and Management
  • MDE51 – Accounting and Finance
  • MDE60 – Leadership and Decision-Making
  • MDE61 – Marketing

For the successful completion of each module, you are required to submit up to four written assignments per module, students, under the guidance of your module tutors.
At the end of the academic year, there are final written exams for each module.

 MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) 

Modules

Year  

Mandatory / Optional   

Pre-requisite
Modules    

Co-requisite
Modules

Work Load

Hours

ECTS

ΜDE50

Organisation Management

1

Mandatory

   

600-720

24

ΜDE51

Accounting and Finance

1

Mandatory

 

ΜDE50

600-720

24

ΜDE701Α   

Master Thesis Ι

1

Mandatory

 

ΜDE50, ΜDE51  

300-360

12

ΜDE701Β

Master Thesis ΙΙ

2

Mandatory

ΜDE50, ΜDE51   

ΜDE701Α

300-360

12

ΜDE60

Leadership and Decision-Making

2

Mandatory

ΜDE50

 

600-720

24

ΜDE61

Marketing

2

Mandatory

ΜDE50, ΜDE51

 

600-720

24

Total

3000-3600

120

 

Detailed Programme Study Layout

 

You can optionally enrol, once or twice, without additional cost, to the thematic module "Industry Placement", which carries five (5) ECTS credits. The module offers a structured placement, designed to provide you with specific industry and professional experience in your particular field of study, and to allow you to build your skills in a real-world setting. The hosting institution can be any public or private organisation operating in the Republic of Cyprus:

MBA695 - Industry Placement (1st placement)

MBA696 - Industry Placement (2st placement)

Request more information by contacting the OUC Liaison Office here.

MDE50: Organisation and Management  

MDE51: Accounting and Finance  

MDE60: Leadership and Decision-Making  

MDE61: Marketing  

MDE701Α: Master Thesis I  

MDE701Β: Master Thesis II

Academic Personnel

Constantinos Leonidou, Professor, Academic Coordinator,E-mail: C.Leonidou@ouc.ac.cy Tel: 0035722411929

Academic Consultation Hours: Monday, 13:00-18:00

Christina Christou, Associate Professor, MDE60christina.christou@ouc.ac.cy0035722411883

Academic Consultation Hours: Monday, 12:00-14:00 & Friday, 10:00-13:00

 

Adjunct Faculty (Tutors)

Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus has 9 registered members
Name
Modules
Coordinator
Email
Αθανάσιος Μιχιώτης (Athanasios Michiotis)
ΜΔΕ50: Οργάνωση και Διοίκηση
Module Coordinator
...
Δημήτριος Αστερίου (Dimitrios Asteriou)
ΜΔΕ60: Ηγεσία και λήψη αποφάσεων
Module Coordinator
...
Εριφίλη Χατζοπούλου (Erifili Chatzopoulou)
ΜΔΕ50: Οργάνωση και Διοίκηση
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...
Φωτεινή Οικονόμου (Foteini Oikonomou)
ΜΔΕ51: Χρηματοοικονομική και Λογιστική
Module Coordinator
...
Κωνσταντίνος Κωστόπουλος (Konstantinos Kostopoulos)
ΜΔΕ50: Οργάνωση και Διοίκηση
-
...
Νεκτάριος Τζεμπελίκος (Nektarios Tzempelikos)
ΜΔΕ61: Μάρκετινγκ
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...
Νικόλαος Δασκαλάκης (Nicolaos Daskalakis)
ΜΔΕ51: Χρηματοοικονομική και Λογιστική
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...
Παναγιώτης Αρτίκης (Panagiotis Artikis)
ΜΔΕ51: Χρηματοοικονομική και Λογιστική
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...
Θωμάς Φωτιάδης (Thomas Fotiadis)
ΜΔΕ61: Μάρκετινγκ
Module Coordinator
...

 

 

 

For additional information, please contact the secretariat of the OUC MBA programme: Ms. Maria Pitsillou E-mail: maria.pitsillou@ouc.ac.cy Tel: 0035722411880