American College - Cyprus
Master in Business Administration (MBA) [MBA]
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Aims and Objectives

The MBA program aims at:

  1. Preparing managers of high quality who will meet today’s complex and multidimensional work environment.
  2. Developing the necessary skills for operating efficiently an organization.
  3. Developing managers who will be able to integrate the concept and tools of management with the realities of their own business environment.
  4. Fostering innovative entrepreneurs and creative business leaders with the vision and the skills to turn vision into reality.


Upon successful completion of this program of study, its graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate competency across business disciplines, specifically apply the essential elements of core business principles to analyze and evaluate problems and to construct and implement solutions in the business environment.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking, specifically employ appropriate analytical models and apply critical reasoning processes to evaluate evidence, select among alternatives, and generate creative options in furtherance of effective decision making.
  3. Demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills, specifically function in a variety of work groups using appropriate leadership skills and styles and collaborate with a variety of other people using elements of effective team dynamics to effectively and appropriately structure team work.
  4. Possess effective communication skills, specifically write business documents clearly, concisely, and analytically and speak in groups and in public clearly, concisely, and analytically, with appropriate use of visual aids.

Transfer of Credits

Students who have achieved learning before commencing their studies at American College, whether it is certified learning or informal learning may transfer credits to the program of study they will be attending at American College (i.e. exempted from respective credits), thus reducing the period of study to obtain their qualification. Certified learning is learning for which students have received a formal qualification, for example by studying at a higher education institution, studying towards obtaining a qualification of a national testing program or towards passing an examination of an examination board or professional body. Informal learning is learning achieved outside of a formal learning environment, for example learning gained as part of work experience, volunteer work, or as part of a training course for which students have not received any formal qualifications. Credits may be transferred provided that it is relevant and can be documented. Transfer credits may correspond to specific American College courses or may apply as credits in specific categories (general education credits, business core credits, major credits, etc.). Where the credits duplicate, credits will transfer from only one source.

 

Students wishing to receive credits for their learning must submit, along with their Application to Transfer Credits (can be obtained from the Office of Admissions) and the Application to Transfer Credits fee, the following documents in English:

 

a) official transcript

b) a detailed description or syllabus of the course(s) completed.

 

Notes:

  1. In the case of applying for credits from National Testing Programs, Examination Boards and Professional Bodies, students need to submit the qualification certificate or any other official evidence of the qualification obtained or examination passed. In addition, they need to submit a detailed description or a syllabus related to the qualification obtained or examination passed.
  2. In the case of credits from informal learning students need to submit a portfolio documenting that such learning was accomplished.

 

The evaluation of transfer credits official report may be given to a student prior to admission, provided that the student submitted all the above promptly. Students who fail to submit, along with their Application for Admission, an Application to Transfer Credits and the necessary documents (as described above) may do so at the time of registration, but not later than the end of their first semester. Students who decide to apply to transfer credits after they arrive at the College must submit all necessary documents to the Director of Administration. However, students are encouraged to apply to transfer credits prior to their first enrolment in courses to avoid enrolment in courses which they would otherwise receive credits for.

 

Moreover, in some cases, validation of transfer credits may be required in the form of oral or written examinations. American College will also accept formal evaluations by the World Education Service or other authorized evaluation services for work completed at other higher education institutions around the world.

 

Transfer credits appear on the student’s transcript with the grade of “TR”. The number of credits attempted for such courses does not enter into the computation of the Cumulative Grade Point Average. In the case of transfer credits from Erasmus+ student mobility studies transfer credits appear on the student’s transcript with the grade of “P” (Pass). The number of credits attempted for such courses does not enter into the computation of the Cumulative Grade Point Average. In the case of transfer credits by examination, letter grades are given based on the numerical mark achieved in the examination, according to the College grading system and they appear on the student’s transcript. In addition, the number of credits attempted and earned for such courses enters into the computation of the Cumulative Grade Point Average.

 

Students who have transferred credits, regardless of the number of ECTS credits transferred should complete a minimum of 30, 60, 90, 120, 60 ECTS at our College in order to be eligible to obtain a certificate, diploma, higher diploma, bachelor degree or a master degree from American College respectively.

 

Credits earned at higher education institutions (colleges and universities)

 

Credits earned at accredited higher education institutions (colleges and universities) or in accredited higher education programs of study are transferable to American College. American College may sign articulation agreements for the mutual transfer of credits with other colleges and universities.

 

Credits from distance learning education

 

Students are permitted to transfer credits from distance learning, online learning, web-based learning or correspondence accredited courses offered by colleges and universities.

 

Credits from Erasmus+ student mobility studies

 

The College awards credits to American College students who study abroad for one or more semesters under the Erasmus+ student mobility program. The courses taken by the student at the host institution are pre-agreed between American College, the host institution and the student. Therefore the courses taken and passed by the student are considered as an integral part of the student’s program of study at American College and full academic recognition is given.

 

Credits from National Testing Programs, Examination Boards and Professional Bodies

 

Credits may be earned for possession of qualifications and examinations passed of national testing programs, examination boards or professional bodies such as the following:

 

  • American College Testing – Proficiency Examination Program (PEP)
  • College Board - Advanced Placement (AP) Program
  • College Board - College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) – A level and AS and selected O level and IGCSE
  • LCCI International Qualifications
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)
  • Association of Accounting Technician's (AAT)
  • Chartered Banker Institute qualifications
  • The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Communications Advertising and Marketing (CAM) Education Foundation
  • Association of Business Executives (ABE)

 

This list is not exhaustive and other similar qualifications or examinations passes may be accepted for credits transfer.

 

Credits by examination

 

The College may award credits on the basis of examinations in a number of courses. Students wishing to earn credits by examination must apply in writing to the Director of Administration and must provide evidence that they have covered the syllabus of the particular course or courses.

 

Credits from informal learning

 

It is possible to earn credits from learning achieved outside of a formal learning environment, for example learning gained as part of work experience, volunteer work, or as part of a training course for which students have not received any formal qualifications. Informal learning is about skills, knowledge and competences acquired through such activities. Credits are given for the learning or achievements accomplished through such informal learning activities rather than the activities themselves. A portfolio must be submitted documenting that such learning was accomplished.

 

For further information students can contact the American College Admissions Department at:

Office of Admissions

American College

2 & 3 Omirou Avenue, Eleftheria Square

P.O. Box 22425, 1521 Nicosia, Cyprus

Tel: +357 22661122

Fax: +357 22665458

Email: admissions@ac.ac.cy

www.ac.ac.cy

PROGRAM PERIOD
1 Years And 6 Month
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR THE ASSESSMENT
Original Passport Front Page
Original Passport Back Page
Passport Size Photo
O/l Certificate Original
A/l Certificate Original
Original Degree Certificate
Original Degree Transcript
Name Change Affidavit
Student Clear Signature
College Application
Bio Data ( Cv )
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Original Passport Front Page
Original Passport Back Page
Passport Size Photo
O/l Certificate Original
O/l Certificate Certified By Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
A/l Certificate Original
A/l Certificate Certified By Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
Original Degree Certificate
Original Degree Certificate Certified By Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
Original Degree Transcript
Original Degree Transcript Certificate Certified By Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
Name Change Affidavit
Birth Certificate Sinhala Front
Birth Certificate Sinhala Back
Birth Certificate English Translate
Birth Certificate English Translate Certificate Certified By Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
Medical Report
Medical Report Certified By Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
Police Report
Police Report Certified By Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
Bank Balance Confirmation Letter Certificate Certified By Attorneate /supreme Court/ Consulate Of Cyprus
Sponsor Letter Certified By Attorney / Supreme Court
Sponsor Letter Certified By Attorney
Affidavit Letter Certified By Attorney
Bank Balance Confirmation Letter
Sos Fund Document
Student Clear Signature
College Application
Offer Letter
Medical Heath Declaration
Bio Data ( Cv )
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