MSc. Human Resource Management Corporate Strategy/
Corporate Sustainability

(14 Months FT/24 Months PT)

Course Objectives

The programme’s primary objective is to provide knowledge and develop different kinds of managerial skills for the effective management of human resources and for devising and implementing corporate strategy/governance in any corporate setting. Knowledge and competences lie in the minds of people of an organization. The emphasis of the programme is on human resources and on how any organization looking to create and maintain a competitive advantage, must connect recruiting, developing, and managing people for effective implementation of strategy and governance.

Main Objectives:

This MSc programme will accelerate students’ managerial and leadership development process. Those who graduate with this MSc are guaranteed to have an in-depth knowledge of management skills and operating techniques and that their existing knowledge will be significantly increased. Management in both the private and public sectors requires executive training, vision, analytical skills, the ability to implement far-reaching decisions, and the ability to self-reflect. These are some of the core learning outcomes of this MSc.

The programme offers students the ability to specialize in either Corporate Strategy or Corporate sustainability, so allowing human resource managers to operate at a strategic level and manage their organisations effectively in the complex and uncertain business environment of today. The new specialisations are aligned with the new market trends and were developed in close consultation with the industry.


The CIM MSc. HRM & CS is the first MSc. of its kind to be offered in Cyprus and enjoys world-wide recognition. Apart from recognition by SHRM (US), the CIM MSc. HRM  has been accredited by the Cyprus Quality Assurance Agency and is therefore recognised by KYSATS. Cypriot students are eligible to apply for government subsidy up to €3420.


Classes commence in October. The academic year runs from October to May, when the final exams take place. From June onwards, students work on their dissertation, which must be submitted in October.


A key requirement of the MSc. is a dissertation of 10,000 words, which must be submitted by November or, in case the dissertation is found wanting further revision by the Institute’s markers, by December. The dissertation must be of satisfactory standard and must contain original research work. Students may be required to present and defend their work to an examining panel. The 10,000-word dissertation is a major part of the MSc. and a student not submitting an up-to-standard dissertation will not be awarded the degree. The dissertation must be on a pre-agreed topic (agreed with the student’s tutor) and should have a research bias. Students are expected to begin work on their theses once exams are over in June. They must submit their work by the end of September of the same year. Students are allocated a tutor, who assists them in the early stages of research in June. The Institute encourages students to undertake studies that are of a current concern to a real organisation, preferably their own if employed.

Dissertations are marked by internal examiners and moderated by external assessors. The pass mark is 50% and students’ performance will be indicated on their transcript. In case the dissertation is not of an acceptable standard, students would need to pay the Resubmission fee. If the dissertation is again found to be unsatisfactory, then the student will fail their MSc.

Admission Requirements

Holders of a First Degree from any internationally recognised University.


(14 months FT/24 months PT)


ACCREDITATION Accredited by the Cyprus Quality Assurance Agency and recognised by KYSATS and by the Society for Human Resource Management (US)

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