Accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Marketing
The BBA Marketing degree has been approved and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) in the United Kingdom, the world’s largest organization for professional marketers. This accreditation enables our graduates to gain qualification entry onto the CIM’s Professional Diploma in Marketing. The Diploma in Marketing, which is internationally recognized and has a strong focus on practical learning, is ideal for those graduates who aspire to become marketing managers. It enables them to develop further their knowledge, skills and career, it makes them members of an international community of marketers, it gives them a competitive advantage and a qualification which is valued highly by the local employers. The BBA Marketing Degree of the University of Nicosia is the only marketing degree offered by a Cyprus university which has been accredited by CIM. The degree is also reviewed and recognized by the Cyprus Association of Advertising Agencies.
Why study Marketing at the University of Nicosia?
The University of Nicosia gives you the opportunity to earn a degree and a CIM marketing qualification. One of the biggest decisions you will have to make as a prospective marketing student, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level, is which university to attend. It’s not an easy decision as there are many factors to consider such as location, reputation, teaching style, work placement opportunities and entry requirements. But what if your university offered you the chance to get a qualification from the world’s leading marketing body in addition to your chosen degree? At the University of Nicosia once you have completed your degree you can go on and gain the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing, a Level 6 qualification. The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) offers 4 core marketing qualifications: the Introductory Certificate in Marketing (Level 3), the Professional Certificate in Marketing (Level 4), the Professional Diploma in Marketing (Level 6) and the Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (Level 7). On completion of your degree from Nicosia University you are exempt from the Introductory Certificate in Marketing and the Professional Certificate in Marketing, and can automatically enter at the Professional Diploma in Marketing stage.
If I’m doing a marketing degree why do I need a CIM qualification?
CIM qualifications enhance your knowledge gained from a degree. The two work hand-in-hand and although you will undoubtedly be familiar with some of the marketing theory, a CIM qualification should enable you to get a better perspective on putting that knowledge into practice. This is one of the reasons why CIM qualifications have such a strong reputation in the marketing industry.
How long do I have after graduating to complete my CIM qualification?
You can do the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing at any time through a network of CIM Accredited Study Centres. Following your degree at the University of Nicosia you will be exempt from the Introductory Certificate in Marketing and the Professional Certificate in Marketing which means instead of 3 years more studying you should have achieved your Professional Diploma in Marketing within one.