MBA with Specialisation in Public Policy and Management

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.


Master in Business Administration (ΜΒΑ) with Specialisation in Public Policy and Management 

Program’s language of instruction: Greek

Duration of studies:

The duration of the MBA program, of which the new specialization under evaluation is

a part of, depends on:

  • Full-time study: three academic semesters (18 months)
  • Part-time study: six academic semesters (36 months)

Program’s purpose and objectives:

The MBA Specialisation in Public Policy and Management is primarily targeted at employees working in Greece and Cyprus across a range of public sector organisations. Students on the program will acquire knowledge in the fundamentals of management through a comprehensive number of core courses in various business disciplines. Building on this foundation, specifically designed courses will aim to offer specialist knowledge in public sector policy and management. In these courses, students will analyse key issues in public policy development, implementation and management and learn how to think creatively and make decisions under the unique processes and constraints of the public sector.

The objectives of this program lie in providing students with basic understanding and knowledge of:

  • The key concepts, principles and theoretical approaches of public policy and public administration.
  • The fundamental theoretical frameworks and models of public administration and their relevance to actual practice in Cyprus and Greece.
  • The role of states in the design and implementation of European policies.
  • The principles and the procedures regarding the preparation, voting, and implementation of the state and EU budget.
  • A general theoretical and empirical framework of the economic and monetary European integration process.
  • The structure of state organization, e.g. the recent reforms in Hellenic public administration.
  • The challenges created by the participation of a state in the European Union (EU), through knowledge of the development and operation of the EU multilevel governance system and its major institutions.

Intended learning outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts / topics of public policy and public administration, as well as the related topics of policy design and policy implementation within the institutional framework of liberal democracies.
  • Describe the fiscal organization and functioning of the EU and the basic procedures regarding the preparation and implementation of the EU budget
  • Understand the rationale of monetary unification, the state of the European Monetary Union (EMU) and its impact on the European macroeconomic performance
  • Identify regional development  factors and forms of regional development management
  • Analyse current issues of Strategic and Economic Policy Framework of European Funding (Lisbon Agenda/Strategy 2020)
  • Understand the basic concepts and principles of adminitrative law and administration of the state.
  • Appreciate certain issues of institutional and operational modernization of public administration.

Courses

Module GroupECTS
Compulsory courses45
Elective courses 15
Postgraduate Assignment Modules30
TOTAL90

Compulsory courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 45 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MBA511MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING53
2MBA512MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS53
3MBA513MARKETING PRINCIPLES53
4MBA514FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT53
5MBA515QUANTITATIVE METHODS53
6MBA516HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP53
7MBA517STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT53
8MBA518PROJECT MANAGEMENT53
9MBA541PUBLIC POLICY & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION53

Elective courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 15 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MBA542STATE ORGANISATION. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF LAW AND STATE ADMINISTRATION53
2MBA543PUBLIC BUDGETING AND TAXATION53
3MBA544EUROPEAN INTEGRATION AND REGIONAL POLICY53

Postgraduate Assignment Modules Modules

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MBA510RESEARCH METHODS53
2MBA549MBA PROJECT:PART I100
3MBA550MBA PROJECT:PART II150

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

MA/LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Business - (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.


MA in Maritime Law and Shipping Business or LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Business, according to study path

Program’s language of instruction: English

Duration of studies:

The duration of the MA programme will be 18 months (i.e. three semesters) for full time or 36 months (i.e. six semesters) for part time attendance.

For the successful completion of the programme, 90 ECTS are required. The program is offered in three semesters and each semester corresponds to 30 ECTS.

Program’s purpose and objectives:

Approximately 90 per cent of the international trade in goods by volume is currently carried by sea, despite the development of other means of transport. When it comes to transport, it is maritime transport which undisputedly provides the principal means of carriage of goods. Likewise, globalisation means that sea transport will continue to play a pivotal role in trade particularly in the European Union. No other continent has such a long and diverse shoreline in relation to its total surface area to serve its trade. Also, the concentration of ports in the European Union is the highest in the world and the EU-controlled commercial fleet is by far the largest in the world. Cyprus, as an established EU Member, is among the top maritime countries in the world and is already an established maritime business hub.

Despite its international character, the shipping sector is highly regulated compared to other sectors of the economy that also operate in a global business context. In reality, the shipping sector needs legal advisors and managers who are well equipped with knowledge on both legal and business subjects, capable of functioning in different jurisdictions and dealing with a plethora of legal and business challenges.

Therefore, understanding the interrelation between regulations, transportation business, economic growth and globalisation has become an even more demanding and complex task. Against this, any advocate or business professional has to be an expert in both disciplines: Law and Shipping Business – in order to establish himself as a credible consultant. It is therefore the ambition of this Programme to provide students with a thorough understanding of the integration of Law & Business. This practically means that the modern shipping professional, either jurist or manager, will be educated on the detailed international regulatory framework as well as the specialised managerial and business practices, the economics that govern this sui generis industry; and this will be their competitive advantage.

Accordingly, the Programme covers all legal subjects that are necessary for a maritime lawyer; at the same time, it prepares students to become maritime business executives. The proposed Postgraduate Degree aims to develop this combination of essential knowledge and skill-sets, much needed today in the maritime sector.

The programme includes, among others, the subjects of:

Maritime law, Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea and other Modes, Marine Insurance Global Trade Regulations, Banking and Shipping Finance, Ship Management and Economics of Sea Transport, Jurisdiction issues and Alternative Dispute Resolutions, and International Trade Patterns. The aforementioned subjects are at the heart of the programme and constitute an outstanding curriculum of academic credentials that is useful for any law and business practitioner who wishes to specialise in the shipping industry.

A wide range of opportunities, in demanding and challenging posts, is available to prospective graduates. The diversity of the maritime sector and subsector activities (forming the maritime industry), as well as of the world trade and transport includes many hundreds of large, medium and small firms (and many thousands operating internationally) all of them relying in varying degrees upon skilled and versatile professionals. In this context, our programme has been carefully considered and designed to produce professionally competent and skilful lawyers and managers that are able to work at high executive levels.

Indicatively, the sectors of society and the economy that will benefit from the added value of this programme’s graduates are: 1) Public sector agencies with regulatory responsibilities and other public interest national and international organisations, 2) Onshore and offshore personnel of maritime companies, 3) Legal and judicial sector, 4) Banking and finance sector, 5) Trade business sector, even 6) Research and academic sector.

All those need to be able to draw upon the same pool of well-educated people. It is also worth mentioning that the Programme is unique in Cyprus and one of the few offered worldwide.

Intended learning outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this programme, the students should be able to:

  • Advise, litigate and negotiate based on the rules of admiralty, international trade, and marine insurance, law of carriage of goods, corporate law and the relevant regulatory context.
  • Demonstrate negotiation skills, communication and professional skills, both oral and written.
  • Apply independent analysis, research and writing on both law and business.
  • Understand the aspects relating to international dispute resolution (conventional and alternative dispute resolution) and the importance of cooperation and amicable dispute settlement without the sacrifice of efficiency and perseverance in justifiable goals and rights.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the structures, processes and institutional practices of shipping and trade in the global marketplace.
  • Apply tools and techniques relevant to various aspects of the shipping business, along with broad business skills required in managerial roles within the maritime and associated industries.
  • Develop, implement and promote activities relevant to law, shipping business, international trade and shipping management by making good use of the combined knowledge from the aforementioned disciplines and critically assess the situations and phenomena of the industry as educated professionals.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate knowledge and application of methods required to proceed to a research degree (MPhil, PhD etc.)

 

Courses - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Module GroupECTS
Required Courses48
Specialisation Electives12
Postgraduate Assignment30
TOTAL90

Required Courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 48 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1DLITSM501INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND SHIPPING MANAGEMENT83
2DLMLSB502INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW 83
3DLMLSB503LAW OF CARRIAGE OF GOODS83
4DLMLSB504MARINE INSURANCE83
5DLMLSB505DISPUTE RESOLUTION83
6DLMLSM506RESEARCH METHODS83

Specialisation Electives Modules

The student must successfully complete 12 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1DLITSM513BANKING AND FINANCE63
2DLITSM514ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRANSPORT63

Postgraduate Assignment Modules

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1DLMLSM520DISSERTATION303

 

Courses - SHIP MANAGEMENT

Module GroupECTS
Required Courses48
Specialisation Electives12
Postgraduate Assignment 30
TOTAL90

Required Courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 48 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1DLITSM501INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND SHIPPING MANAGEMENT83
2DLMLSB502INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW 83
3DLMLSB503LAW OF CARRIAGE OF GOODS83
4DLMLSB504MARINE INSURANCE83
5DLMLSB505DISPUTE RESOLUTION83
6DLMLSM506RESEARCH METHODS83

Specialisation Electives Modules

The student must successfully complete 12 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1DLITSM512COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT OF SHIPS63
2DLMLSB511 SHIP MANAGEMENT63

Postgraduate Assignment Modules

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1DLMLSM520DISSERTATION303

 

Courses - TRADE REGULATIONS AND PRACTICE

Module GroupECTS
Required Courses48
Specialisation Electives12
Postgraduate Assignment30
TOTAL90

Required Courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 48 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1DLITSM501INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND SHIPPING MANAGEMENT83
2DLMLSB502INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW 83
3DLMLSB503LAW OF CARRIAGE OF GOODS83
4DLMLSB504MARINE INSURANCE83
5DLMLSB505DISPUTE RESOLUTION83
6DLMLSM506RESEARCH METHODS83

Specialisation Electives Modules

The student must successfully complete 12 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1DLITSM515GLOBAL TRADE REGULATIONS AND PRACTICE63
2DLMLSB516ADVANCED CHARTERING PRACTICE AND LEGAL ISSUES63

Postgraduate Assignment Modules

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1DLMLSM520DISSERTATION303

MA/LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Business

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.


MA in Maritime Law and Shipping Business or LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Business, according to study path

Program’s language of instruction: English

Duration of studies:

The duration of the MA programme will be 18 months (i.e. three semesters) for full time or 36 months (i.e. six semesters) for part time attendance.

For the successful completion of the programme, 90 ECTS are required. The program is offered in three semesters and each semester corresponds to 30 ECTS.

Program’s purpose and objectives:

Approximately 90 per cent of the international trade in goods by volume is currently carried by sea, despite the development of other means of transport. When it comes to transport, it is maritime transport which undisputedly provides the principal means of carriage of goods. Likewise, globalisation means that sea transport will continue to play a pivotal role in trade particularly in the European Union. No other continent has such a long and diverse shoreline in relation to its total surface area to serve its trade. Also, the concentration of ports in the European Union is the highest in the world and the EU-controlled commercial fleet is by far the largest in the world. Cyprus, as an established EU Member, is among the top maritime countries in the world and is already an established maritime and commercial business hub.

Despite its international character, the shipping sector is highly regulated compared to other sectors of the economy that also operate in a global business context. In reality, the shipping sector needs legal advisors and managers who are well equipped with knowledge on both legal and business subjects, capable of functioning in different jurisdictions and dealing with a plethora of legal and business challenges.

Therefore, understanding the interrelation between regulations, transportation business, economic growth and globalisation has become an even more demanding and complex task. Against this, any advocate or business professional has to be an expert in both disciplines: Law and Shipping Business – in order to establish himself as a credible consultant. It is therefore the ambition of this Programme to provide students with a thorough understanding of the integration of Law & Business. This practically means that the modern shipping professional, either jurist or manager, will be educated on the detailed international regulatory framework as well as the specialised managerial and business practices, the economics that govern this sui generis industry; and this will be their competitive advantage.

Accordingly, the Programme covers all legal subjects that are necessary for a maritime lawyer; at the same time, it prepares students to become maritime business executives. The proposed Postgraduate Degree aims to develop this combination of essential knowledge and skill-sets, much needed today in the maritime sector.

The programme includes, among others, the subjects of:

Maritime law, Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea and other Modes, Marine Insurance Global Trade Regulations, Banking and Shipping Finance, Ship Management and Economics of Sea Transport, Jurisdiction issues and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and International Trade Patterns. The aforementioned subjects are at the heart of the programme and constitute an outstanding curriculum of academic credentials that is useful for any law and business practitioner who wishes to specialise in the shipping industry.

A wide range of opportunities, in demanding and challenging posts, is available to prospective graduates. The diversity of the maritime sector and subsector activities (forming the maritime industry), as well as of the world trade and transport includes many hundreds of large, medium and small firms (and many thousands operating internationally) all of them relying in varying degrees upon skilled and versatile professionals. In this context, our programme has been carefully considered and designed to produce professionally competent and skilful lawyers and managers that are able to work at high executive levels.

Indicatively, the sectors of society and the economy that will benefit from the added value of this programme’s graduates are: 1) Public sector agencies with regulatory responsibilities and other public interest national and international organisations, 2) Onshore and offshore personnel of maritime companies, 3) Legal and judicial sector, 4) Banking and finance sector, 5) Trade business sector, even 6) Research and academic sector.

All those need to be able to draw upon the same pool of well-educated people. It is also worth mentioning that the Programme is unique in Cyprus and one of the few offered worldwide.

Intended learning outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this programme, the students should be able to:

  • Advise, litigate and negotiate based on the rules of admiralty, international trade, and marine insurance, law of carriage of goods, corporate law and the relevant regulatory context.
  • Demonstrate negotiation skills, communication and professional skills, both oral and written.
  • Apply independent analysis, research and writing on both law and business.
  • Understand the aspects relating to international dispute resolution (conventional and alternative dispute resolution) and the importance of cooperation and amicable dispute settlement without the sacrifice of efficiency and perseverance in justifiable goals and rights.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the structures, processes and institutional practices of shipping and trade in the global marketplace.
  • Apply tools and techniques relevant to various aspects of the shipping business, along with broad business skills required in managerial roles within the maritime and associated industries.
  • Develop, implement and promote activities relevant to law, shipping business, international trade and shipping management by making good use of the combined knowledge from the aforementioned disciplines and critically assess the situations and phenomena of the industry as educated professionals.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate knowledge and application of methods required to proceed to a research degree (MPhil, PhD etc.)

Courses - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Module GroupECTS
Required Courses48
Specialisation Electives12
Postgraduate Assignment30
TOTAL90

Required Courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 48 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ITSM501INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND SHIPPING MANAGEMENT83
2MLSB502INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW 83
3MLSB503LAW OF CARRIAGE OF GOODS83
4MLSB504MARINE INSURANCE83
5MLSB505DISPUTE RESOLUTION83
6MLSM506RESEARCH METHODS83

Specialisation Electives Modules

The student must successfully complete 12 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ITSM513BANKING AND FINANCE63
2ITSM514ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRANSPORT63

Postgraduate Assignment Modules

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MLSM520DISSERTATION303

Courses - SHIP MANAGEMENT

Module GroupECTS
Required Courses48
Specialisation Electives12
Postgraduate Assignment30
TOTAL90

Required Courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 48 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ITSM501INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND SHIPPING MANAGEMENT83
2MLSB502INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW 83
3MLSB503LAW OF CARRIAGE OF GOODS83
4MLSB504MARINE INSURANCE83
5MLSB505DISPUTE RESOLUTION83
6MLSM506RESEARCH METHODS83

Specialisation Electives Modules

The student must successfully complete 12 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ITSM512COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT OF SHIPS63
2MLSB511SHIP MANAGEMENT63

Postgraduate Assignment Modules

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MLSM520DISSERTATION303

Courses - TRADE REGULATIONS AND PRACTICE

Module GroupECTS
Required Courses48
Specialisation Electives12
Postgraduate Assignment30
TOTAL90

Required Courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 48 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ITSM501INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND SHIPPING MANAGEMENT83
2MLSB502INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW 83
3MLSB503LAW OF CARRIAGE OF GOODS83
4MLSB504MARINE INSURANCE83
5MLSB505DISPUTE RESOLUTION83
6MLSM506RESEARCH METHODS83

Specialisation Electives Modules

The student must successfully complete 12 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ITSM512COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT OF SHIPS63
2ITSM515GLOBAL TRADE REGULATIONS AND PRACTICE63

Postgraduate Assignment Modules

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MLSM520DISSERTATION303

MA in International Studies

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.


MA in International Studies. Specializations

  1. Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution
  2. Strategy
  3. Energy Security and International Political Economy 

Program’s language of instruction: Greek

Duration of studies:

The duration of the MA programme will be 18 months (i.e. three semesters) for full time or 36 months (i.e. six semesters) for part time attendance.

For the successful completion of the programme, 90 ECTS are required. The program is offered in three semesters and each semester corresponds to 30 ECTS.

Program’s purpose and objectives:

The aim of the MA in "International Studies" is to prepare student to pursue a wide range of careers in the field of international relations, crisis management and energy sector including work for national governments, of IGOs and NGOs. The master program is addressed to the executives of the state, the public and the private sector, to officers of the Armed Forces, Security Forces and Civil Defense, to Fire Service and Coast Guard - Greek coastguard, to staff of Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense, of the Interior and other Ministries, to autonomous public, semi-public or private law governmental organizations of Greece and Cyprus, as well as to people who aim for a career in international organizations and government bodies, business groups and enterprises in the energy sector.

The program ensures that graduates emerge with a comprehensive perspective on international issues and a clear understanding of the means by which these issues are researched, discussed, and acted upon, in order to be able to handle national and international security issues, fundamental in daily life not only for the individuals themselves, but also for effective functioning of States, businesses, international institutions, the public and the private sector and their staff as well.

More specifically, Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution specialization, aims at offering thorough theoretical background in the field of conflict management and resolution among states and third parts involved in the crisis, by exploring internal dynamics, multileveled perspectives and practical problems raised in the modern international states’ system and the transnational, intra-state, national and intra - community environment. Through case studies, emphasis is placed on the issues, mechanisms and practices of conflict and crisis prediction, deterrence, management, mediation and resolution.

The program attempts to approach conflicts and crises with reference to international and socio-political processes, to international institutions promoting justice, while emphasizing on structural cultural differences which are considered as a major cause of crisis and conflict phenomena. The analytical approach takes into consideration theoretical schemes, assumptions and perspectives which are used as an explanatory basis when approaching security issues and peaceful cooperation among states. For this reason, the program includes core coursework that covers the fundamentals of international relations (IR) and international politics theory, research methods in IR, the workings of the global economy, and an overview of global security issues.

Strategy specialization emphasizes on understanding modern warfare and the use of military force in the pursuit of policy objectives. The program aims at providing an integrated approach to the concept and the nature of strategy and the evolution (from antiquity to the present) of the strategic studies field. The specialization is designed to give students a solid grounding in the history and substance of national and international security problems, as well as the skills to conduct original research and analysis on contemporary security issues, such as the changing nature of the international system, the emergence of non-state actors, new forms of war, terrorism, organized crime, internet safety, arms proliferation etc. This specialization covers theory and practice of strategy, while the theory of strategy is tested against historical and contemporary case studies, which include Ancient Greece, Napoleon; the First and Second World Wars, Cold War but also at the modern post-Cold War era.

Energy Security and International Political Economy specialization aims at providing a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical schemes and the historical context of the global political economy and its interconnection with energy security. It emphasizes on politico-economic facts of the 20th (national state) and 21th century (today's globalized world structure). This specialization examines through case studies, energy security issues and the role and importance of energy in shaping the broader context of international political economy. The course equips students with the knowledge and skills to develop a well-rounded understanding of the interaction between economy and politics, the interdependence of international, regional and domestic events, as well as the role of energy supply and demand, its impact on states, on their geo-strategic importance and on society.

Intended learning outcomes:

The program provides students with in-depth, interdisciplinary knowledge in order to:

  • Understand the basic theoretical approaches of international relations and international political economy and be able to interpret contemporary issues of global importance.
  • Develop an analytical scope on the role, importance, interaction and interconnection of state actors and their strategy – setting with crisis prevention and management.
  • Identify and evaluate the importance of the political leadership, foreign policy, decision making groups, elite and Media, when dealing with crisis management issues.
  • Use theories to engage with a range of important issue areas in International Political Economy, including finance, production, consumerism, and the environment.
  • Critically approach different theoretical perspectives in order to formulate key research questions, by using various methodology and method’s tools.
  • Gain experience on writing and publishing academic papers 

      With the completion of the program students will:

  • Gain knowledge and skills on the basic terms, theoretical schools and approaches of international studies.
  • Have a deeper understanding of the historical evolution of different approaches to international relations, strategic studies, international political economy and energy security.
  • Analyze developments in international political economy, in terms of its theories, issues and conflicts.
  • Be able to apply the theory of international relations on the contemporary issues of international politics.
  • Evaluate the role of power factors in strategy, states’ relations and non-states actors in the international system.
  • Recognize and critically evaluate research findings and methods.
  • Apply the intellectual skills developed in the program in the preparation and presentation of theoretical and/or applied analyses in the form of a dissertation.

Courses - Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution

Module GroupECTS
Required Courses30
Specialization Courses20
Electives10
Postgraduate Assignment & Research Methodology Seminar30
TOTAL90

Required Courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MIS101THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL AND INTERSTATE CONFLICTS AND CRISES83
2MIS102THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS – THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS83
3MIS103ISSUES OF INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN LAW73
4MIS104INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY AND MACRO-ECONOMY OF ENERGY73

Specialization Courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 20 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MIS201CONFLICT AND CRISES’ MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND CASE STUDIES103
2MIS202NEGOTIATIONS – MEDIATION AND DECISION MAKING103

Electives Modules

The student must successfully complete 10 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MIS207GLOBAL DIPLOMACY, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY103
2MIS208GEOPOLITICS, GEOSTRATEGY, GEOECONOMY103
3MIS209GREEK FOREIGN POLICY/ TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY103
4MIS210PUBLIC AND CULTURAL DIPLOMACY103

Postgraduate Assignment & Research Methodology Seminar Modules

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MIS200RESEARCH METHODOLOGY53
2MIS300MASTER THESIS253

 

Courses - Strategy

Module GroupECTS
Required Courses30
Specialization Courses20
Electives10
Postgraduate Assignment & Research Methodology Seminar30
TOTAL90

Required Courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MIS101THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL AND INTERSTATE CONFLICTS AND CRISES83
2MIS102THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS – THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS83
3MIS103ISSUES OF INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN LAW73
4MIS104INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY AND MACRO-ECONOMY OF ENERGY73

Specialization Courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 20 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week

Electives Modules

The student must successfully complete 10 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MIS207GLOBAL DIPLOMACY, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY103
2MIS208GEOPOLITICS, GEOSTRATEGY, GEOECONOMY103
3MIS209GREEK FOREIGN POLICY/ TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY103
4MIS210PUBLIC AND CULTURAL DIPLOMACY103

Postgraduate Assignment & Research Methodology Seminar Modules

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MIS200RESEARCH METHODOLOGY53
2MIS300MASTER THESIS253

 

Courses - Energy Security and International Political Economy

Module GroupECTS
Required Courses30
Specialization Courses20
Electives10
Postgraduate Assignment & Research Methodology Seminar30
TOTAL90

Required Courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MIS101THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL AND INTERSTATE CONFLICTS AND CRISES83
2MIS102THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS – THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS83
3MIS103ISSUES OF INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN LAW73
4MIS104INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY AND MACRO-ECONOMY OF ENERGY73

Specialization Courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 20 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MIS205ENERGY RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT: CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES, RESEARCH AND HYDROCARBON EXPLOITATION103
2MIS206ENERGY POLICY AND SECURITY: ACTORS AND STRATEGIES103

Electives Modules

The student must successfully complete 10 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MIS207GLOBAL DIPLOMACY, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY103
2MIS208GEOPOLITICS, GEOSTRATEGY, GEOECONOMY103
3MIS209GREEK FOREIGN POLICY/ TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY103
4MIS210PUBLIC AND CULTURAL DIPLOMACY103

Postgraduate Assignment & Research Methodology Seminar Modules

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MIS200RESEARCH METHODOLOGY53
2MIS300MASTER THESIS253