Foreword by the Founder

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our Business School’s website. Ever since our establishment, we have achieved great successes and reached many goals. Some people say that business today does not offer the same opportunities as it did before; they cite high taxes, government intervention, increasing competition and the erosion caused by inflation as factors that lessen opportunities for success. We at the CIM firmly believe that opportunities abound as never before, but that they are there for those who are willing to work hard and diligently towards success. In fact, all the reasons cited by pessimists for the dearth of business opportunities actually provide opportunities for those individuals whose personal executive skills have been honed to their sharpest point.
A successful career is directly proportional to an individual’s abilities, his or her will for action, capacity for vision, knowledge gathered through past experience and, above all, education and training, a high standard which we believe our Business School can offer you.   
Working under the systematic guidance of our staff, you will multiply your effectiveness as a business manager many times over. Your personal value with regards to your company and the marketplace more widely will rise substantially. We are ever-demanding in terms of work and the standard of academic performance. Indeed, all courses require dedication and consistent effort. Our lecturers and tutors aim precisely at stimulating students’ minds and at directing them constantly towards practical solutions to problems, always pointing out the limitations of theory over practice.
We thus believe that CIM-Cyprus Business School can make a significant contribution towards your efforts in acquiring the business training you need to secure the future that you want. 
Taking this opportunity, I would like to thank all the students for their support of Business School and their deep devotion to their studies. Needless to say, our success would not have been possible without the enormous contribution of all our members of staff who, beyond any shadow of doubt, have shown great enthusiasm throughout the years and have worked hard to fulfil the noble goals of the Business School.


Prof. Theo Hadjiyannis
B.Sc., M.Sc., F.C.I.M. F.C.M.A.

Prof. Hadjiyannis studied for two years at Exeter College in Devon, U.K, from where he received a Diploma in Business Studies. He then continued his studies at Loughborough University, obtaining a B.Sc in Sociology & Economics. From Loughborough, Prof. Hadjiyannis entered City University in London, gaining from City an M.Sc. in Administrative Sciences, majoring in Marketing. In 1976, he returned to Cyprus from the UK to be employed by a large firm which manufactured building material, he held the post of Export Manager. Subsequently, Prof. Hadjiyannis joined the Central Bank of Cyprus. He held that post for three years. He was the Director-General of CIM until 2020. In August 1983, he was appointed Honorary Education Liaison Officer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). In 1987, he was elected President of the Cyprus Association of Private Tertiary Educational Institutions, while in 1991 he was inaugurated as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).

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