BA in Business Administration - (Distance Learning)

The Programme is currently under evaluation by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education. It is expected that the Programme will be accredited and offered in the academic year 2016-2017.


BA in Business Administration (Distance Learning)

Program’s language of instruction: English

Duration of studies:

The duration of the BA programme will be 48 months (i.e. eight semesters) for full time or 96 months (i.e. sixteen semesters) for part time attendance.

For the successful completion of the programme, 240 ECTS are required. The program is offered in eight semesters and each semester corresponds to 30 ECTS.

Program’s purpose and objectives:

The Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration program includes a core set of required courses in various fields relevant to business studies, specialized business electives and general electives. The program has been developed by academics in collaboration with industry professionals and the curriculum focuses on real-world skills. The program is offered as an online experience and allows graduates to study at their own pace and advance their career prospects.

Thus, the program is designed for students seeking to acquire a high level of knowledge from a broad base of business concepts to create solutions to contemporary business problems. Students will acquire the skills needed to integrate management, marketing, accounting, economics and finance.

After completing the program, students will have developed an understanding of the business functions of organizations; the political, legal and regulatory environment in its global perspective; they will have developed critical and analytical thinking skills while being able to communicate effectively and use modern technology.

Intended learning outcomes:

  1. Define, evaluate and implement criteria according to which an enterprise is defined and link the results with the analysis of the environment to identify perspectives.
  2. Identify, evaluate and analyse the constitutional characteristics and the functional areas of an organisation and their relations (i.e. goals and objectives, ownership, size, structure, purchasing, production, logistics, marketing, finance, human resource).
  3. Audit an organisation and design consultancy plans (i.e. tax law, investment, case studies, project work)
  4. Understand, use and implement bookkeeping and financial tools and systems (i.e. profit and loss account, balance sheet).
  5. Identify and evaluate the impact of macro- and microeconomic elements on business organisations (i.e. financial and monetary systems, internal markets).
  6. Design and implement and operate information systems.
  7. Identify, implement and master adequate tools for market research, and statistical analysis.
  8. Managing a company by planning and controlling concepts, methods and tools.
  9. Understand follow and implement existing and new technology and its impact for new / future markets.
  10. Evaluate and implement the principles of law and link them with business / management knowledge and marketing.
  11. Demonstrate competencies in oral and written communication skills, in English as a foreign language as well as in the use of relevant computing technologies and tools.

Courses

Module GroupECTS
Compulsory courses170
Business Electives70
TOTAL240

Compulsory courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 170 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ABCO101BUSINESS COMMUNICATION I53
2ABCO102BUSINESS COMMUNICATION II53
3ABSA101INTRODUCTORY ACCOUNTING I53
4ABSA102INTRODUCTORY ACCOUNTING II53
5ABSE101INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS53
6ABSE102INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS53
7ABSE203MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS53
8ABSE204MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS53
9ABSE403ECONOMICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION53
10ABSL210BUSINESS LAW I53
11ABSL310BUSINESS LAW II53
12ABSM101MARKETING PRINCIPLES I53
13ABSM112MARKETING PRINCIPLES II53
14ABSM203MARKETING RESEARCH & INFORM. SYSTEMS53
15ABSM307INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS53
16ABSM405MARKETING SERVICES53
17ABSM408STRATEGIC MARKETING53
18ABSO103INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ORGANISATION I53
19ABSO104INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ORGANISATION II53
20ABSO204HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT53
21ABSO307BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT53
22ABSO423INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS53
23ABSP449SENIOR PROJECT I50
24ABSP450SENIOR PROJECT II50
25ACSC103COMPUTER APPLICATION PACKAGES52 + 1
26ACSC105BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS53
27AFIN101BUSINESS FINANCE I53
28AFIN102BUSINESS FINANCE II53
29AMAT106CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES53
30AMAT110BUSINESS MATHEMATICS53
31AMAT112STATISTICS I53
32AMAT210STATISTICS II53
33ARRW101BUSINESS RESEARCH AND REPORT WRITING I53
34ARRW102BUSINESS RESEARCH AND REPORT WRITING II53

Business Electives Modules

The student must successfully complete 70 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ABSA203INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I53
2ABSA204INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II53
3ABSA205COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING I53
4ABSA206COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING II53
5ABSA307ADVANCED ACCOUNTING PRACTICE53
6ABSA308ADVANCED ACCOUNTING THEORY53
7ABSA310INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING53
8ABSA405ADVANCED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING I53
9ABSA406ADVANCED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING II53
10ABSA408AUDITING THEORY & PRACTICE I53
11ABSA411AUDITING THEORY & PRACTICE II53
12ABSA413TAXATION I53
13ABSA414TAXATION II53
14ABSE280INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS53
15ABSE302MONEY AND BANKING53
16ABSE304DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS53
17ABSE305ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS53
18ABSE402CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC ISSUES53
19ABSI300INTERNSHIP 50
20ABSM202CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR53
21ABSM204SALES MANAGEMENT53
22ABSM306INTERNATIONAL MARKETING53
23ABSM308MARKETING PLANNING & PRODUCT STRATEGIES53
24ABSM410ADVANCED MARKETING MANAGEMENT53
25ABSO105BUSINESS ORGANIZATION I53
26ABSO106BUSINESS ORGANIZATION II53
27ABSO111ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR53
28ABSO304MANAGEMENT SCIENCE I53
29ABSO305MANAGEMENT SCIENCE II53
30ABSO308INNOVATION STUDIES53
31ABSO309ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND EFFECTIVE BUSINESS PLAN WRITING 53
32ABSO418PRINCIPLES & METHODS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT53
33ABSO450BUSINESS ETHICS53
34AFIN203CORPORATE FINANCE I53
35AFIN204CORPORATE FINANCE II53
36AFIN305FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS53
37AFIN306INVESTMENT ANALYSIS, PORTFOLIO THEORY & MANAGEMENT53
38AFIN411INTERNATIONAL FINANCE53