CISI appoints first ever designated partner university in Cyprus

by Lora Benson | Sep 22, 2015

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is delighted to award its first ever ‘Partner University’ designation in Cyprus to the European University of Cyprus (‘EUC’).

The achievement means that the EUC will offer the CISI’s ‘Investment Management’ and ‘Risk in Financial Services’ exams from October 2015.

This exam will be taught as part of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Finance and Investments programme at the EUC.

The agreement states that the CISI is also offering free membership to students for the duration of the relevant programme. In addition those enrolling on the programme will be given the opportunity to be entered for the CISI online Integrity Test free of charge.

Petros Florides, Chartered FCSI and president of CISI Cyprus National Advisory Council (NAC) said: “This is an important development for EUC students who will now have an excellent career entry route into the securities and investment industry through CISI professional qualifications which are now part of the programme.

“This collaboration will help students qualify to the highest standards, and the multiple benefits of CISI membership can ensure they remain ahead of the curve throughout their careers in an increasingly competitive, global jobs market.”

Dr George Boustras, Dean of the Ioannis Gregoriou School of Business Administration stated: “This is the beginning of an active collaboration between our School and CISI.  We look forward to taking this collaboration to a higher level.  CISI is widely known for its excellence globally, European University Cyprus belongs tothe largest international university organization, Laureate International Universities, the  biggest education network globally. I firmly believe that we, together, can go a long way.”

Dr.Alexander Apostolides, Chair of the Department of Finance, Accounting and Economics of European University Cyprus said: “Financial services require constant retraining and vigilance. In this respect the integration of a professional body of the stature of CISI within the Bachelor of Finance and Investments at European University Cyprus, re-enforces the relevance of our graduates in the field. In addition it is a benchmark on the quality of education that a graduate of the programme receives in our University. I want to thank Dr.Simona Mihai-Yiannaki Coordinator of the programme, Petros Florides and Charles Charalambous, President and Past-President respectively of the Cyprus National Advisory Council, as well as CISI members in London for their work, which will deliver the most up to date knowledge in financial affairs in Cyprus. “

The CISI National Advisory Council has been operating in Cyprus since 2009 to support practitioners in the financial services industry. The CISI has also collaborated with the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC).

For further information on Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Finance and Investments qualification offered at the European University contact Dr. Simona Mihai-Yiannaki S.Mihai@euc.ac.cy.