The School of Business Administration

Message from the Dean

Business Administration was the starting point of the then Cyprus College.  More than half a century later the Ioannis Gregoriou School of Business Administration of European University Cyprus still goes strong and it is in the process of reinventing itself.  In these testing times, we face the uncertainties of the financial environment and the new realities created as a challenge and not as an obstacle.  We build upon our solid foundations and plan for a bright future.

I have referred to our past extensively as I believe that we have many reasons to celebrate. Our undergraduate programs in business have supported the transformation of Cyprus to an economic center and our graduates have been in the first line of business related professions with an emphasis on accounting, marketing, management, tourism and finance.  Our MBA program, one of the first in the country and certainly one of the most successful has created a new generation of business executives in Cyprus and abroad. 

The events of March 2013 have been a shock to the backbone of the National economy.  We have listened, we have learned, we have regrouped and we are ready to face the new challenges.  The Ioannis Gregoriou School of Business Administration enters this new era with a number of solutions at hand and we will successfully get through. We have created a new BBA in Marketing, Communication and Social Media, and a new Hotel, Tourism and Event Management BBA.  Our MBA as of September 2016, is the first common program of Laureate’s University of Europe and it is also offered by UEL Digital.  It is the result of a long international consultation and we believe that it will change the trend in the MBA world! Our School in collaboration with the School of Sciences is home to the first Centre of Excellence of EUC.  The Centre of Excellence in Risk and Decision Sciences aims to become the regional focal point in its areas of specialization.  The sea is in the heart of the Strategy of the Republic of Cyprus for 2030, our School aims to offer a Bachelor in Shipping Management and an MSc in Shipping and Maritime Management.

Our aims for 2020 are to become excellent in specific areas, to reach to the business world, enhance the employability aspect of our graduates and to internationalize further our programs.  We will be working hard to increase our research output in terms of high quality journal publication and citations, books and monographies.  We will be investing on the new realities and opportunities that the recent discovery of hydrocarbons has created. New, interesting, current programs, will be created that will influence the generation that will be ready to manage the changes in the economy and the country.  Our PhD program in Business Administration will be our tool to come closer to our aims of achieving excellence.  We already have strong relationships with the local and parts of the international business community, this is evident through our the Advisory Boards of our programs, we will try to enhance this further, we are interested to build long lasting relationships of mutual benefit with even more businesses.  We want to listen to the workers and the business communities and streamline our programs towards becoming compatible with their needs.   We want to develop socially responsible leaders with the capability to solve problems, manage organizations, inspire entrepreneurship and be innovative!

Dr George Boustras

Dean of the Ioannis Gregoriou School of Business Administration