School Profile

Overview

The Ioannis Gregoriou School of Business Administration was established in 2007 as part of European University Cyprus. The School conducts teaching and research activities in the fields of Marketing & Management and Accounting, Economics and Finance.

Objectives

  • Prepare top quality students, in highly focused, linked to employability, modern undergraduate programs.
  • Prepare socially responsible business leaders that will excel through our Master programs.
  • Prepare top quality researchers through our doctoral programs.
  • Engage in basic and applied research that will yield new, important knowledge in our field and has the potential for translation into practice at the local, national, and international levels.
  • Provide service to companies through faculty consultation to public and private agencies.
  • Increase the research output of the faculty, through high impact, cited, publications and by attracting grants from Private, National and EU sources.
  • Promote research excellence through the existing and by creating new Research Centers within the School.
  • Measurable excellence in teaching.

Learning activities

The School offers high-quality programs at the Undergraduate, Masters and PhD level. All programs are fully recognized by professional bodies and education authorities in Europe and all over the world. The current programs offered by the School are:

Bachelor Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Hotel, Tourism and Event Management
  • Marketing Communications and Social Media
  • Aviation Management

Master Degrees

  • Business Administration

Doctorate Degrees

  • Business Administration

Research activities

The School is actively engaged in the implementation of substantial basic and applied research activities in the fields of Management, Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Business Administration. In addition, it coordinates the operation of the following research laboratories:

CERIDES - Centre for Risk and Decision Sciences

The Centre for Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES) provides a holistic offer to the academic and business world. The Centre is based on the offering of educational (taught), research and consulting solutions. The Centre has emerged from the synergies that have been identified between the Centre for Risk, Safety and the Environment (CERISE) and the Decision Support and Systems Optimization (DSSO) Laboratory and operates under the auspices of European University Cyprus. It is the first cross-disciplinary, cross-School Center of Excellence of European University Cyprus.

The areas of focus of the Centre of Excellence revolves around the development, use and evaluation of primarily quantitative and to a lesser degree qualitative methods in order to measure, assess, manage and communicate risk, and to analyze, design and implement decision-making mechanisms and systems.

CESMATSE – Center for Sustainable Management of Tourism, Sport & Events

Inter-Disciplinary Research Center – “Serving the Economy, the Society and the Environment”

The Center for Sustainable Management of Tourism, Sport and Events is a cross-disciplinary research unit, within the Business School’s Department of Management and Marketing, committed to the advancement of knowledge and dissemination of sustainable practices in the tourism, sport and events sectors. It was established in July 2011 in an effort to ignite interest in, and provide stewardship to the adoption and implementation of sustainable practices by tourist, sport and event organizations. To do so, cutting-edge research is undertaken followed by applied research to the industry, consultancy, training, and community involvement.

Mission:

To conduct and disseminate research on the sustainable management of tourism, sport and events as well as provide consultancy for organizations operating in these industries.

Aims:

CESMATSE aims to provide a common space for advancement of scholarship in the areas of tourism, sport and events. For this reason, an interdisciplinary approach is adopted by the Center in investigating these distinct but interrelated lines of inquiry in order to derive sound implications for the sustainable management of tourist, sport and event organizations. The Center conducts and disseminates cutting-edge research in high quality outlets such as international conferences, refereed journals and applied research projects.

 CESMATSE aims to offer consultancy to local organizations by providing innovative marketing and management solutions to business, community and government organizations dedicated to the delivery of tourism, hospitality, sport, event, and leisure services and products. The Center is also able to educate and train executives, and function as a think tank and informational resource for those involved in the tourism, hospitality, sport and event industries.

Coordinator:

Nikolaos Boukas, Ph.D. Tourism Management

EUC-PEAK Innovation Center

The EUC-PEAK Innovation Center aims to research, support and accelerate efforts of Entrepreneurship, Business Innovation and Knowledge Transfer in Cyprus and the region. EUC-PEAK Innovation Center targets to become the hub for research, applied solutions and education for the Cypriot start-up companies, SMEs, industrial and manufacturing community, social entrepreneurship and green entrepreneurship, stakeholders and public authorities and to become a major player in the wider area of South East Europe.

SYSTEMA (Systems Thinking for Business, Management and Engineering)

The research center SYSTEMA (Systems Thinking for Business, Management and Engineering) is unique in Cyprus in its mission to work with the local SMEs, communities, stakeholders and public authorities to build the foundations necessary to promote business innovation through Systems Thinking approaches and to become a major solutions provider to complex systems problems.