Diploma in Business Studies (2 years)

Undergraduate Course

Programme’s General Profile   

1.  Name of the Institution:


2.  Name of programme of study (See Specific Instructions):

BUSINESS STUDIES (2 years, 120 ECTS, Diploma)

3.  Final Higher Education Qualification (See Specific Instructions):


4.    Type of the programme of study (See Specific Instructions):   


5.    Duration of studies (See Specific Instructions):  

2 Years or 4 Semesters

Programme’s Purpose and Objectives

The programme aims to:

  • Help students to acquire a broad view of key business issues and to understand how these impact on the success of a business enterprise.
  • Develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.
  • Provide an excellent progression pathway to degree courses.
  • Enable students to appreciate the importance of systematic thought in the decision process.

Duration of studies

The period of study for full-time students is four semesters, covering both compulsory and elective subjects, with each subject carrying a number of study credit units (ECTS).

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme students should be able to:

  • to equip students with business skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global business environment
  • to provide education and training for a range of careers in business, including management, administration, human resources, marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting and finance.
  • to equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse orgnanizations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values.
  • to provide opportunities for students to enter or progress to employment in business, or progress to higher education qualifications such as an ‘Honours’ degree in business or a related area.
  • to provide opportunities for students to develop the skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful working lives.

To offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations.

Academic Staff

The Philips academics are well-qualified and bring with them academic and business experience.

The College staff body is currently composed of the following:

1. ANDREOU Christos Lecturer in Quantitative Analysis
2. BOURLETIDIS Dimitrios

(PhD cand.)

Lecturer in Management Studies – (Visiting)
3. BOURLETIDIS Konstantinos

(PhD cand.)

Lecturer in Economics and Quantitative Analysis – (Visiting)
4. CONSTANTINOU Despina Lecturer in English Language
5. CONSTANTINOU Soteris Lecturer in Information Technology
6. ERIOTOU Eleftheria (PhD cand.) Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
7. KAZANDJIAN Avo Lecturer in Business Administration
8. PIHA Lamprini Associate Professor in Marketing

and Organisational Behaviour – (Visiting)

9. PIPYROS Kosmas Assistant Professor of Law and IT
10. POUTOS Evangelos Associate Professor of Accounting and Economics


Programme Structure

Year 1

Semester 1 ECTS
Core (25)
DAF-110 Accounting and Finance I 5
DBS-110 Economics I 5
DBS-111 Introduction to Management 5
DIT-110 Computers and Internet Technologies 5
DIT-111 Quantitative Methods for Business I 5
One from:
DBS-115 Business Law I 5
DPR-130 Communication in Practice I 5
DPS-110 Themes and Perspectives in Psychology I 5
Total:       30 ECTS


Semester 2 ECTS
Core (25)
DAF-120 Accounting and Finance II 5
DBS-120 Economics II 5
DBS-121 Introduction to Marketing 5
DBS-122 Global Challenges for Business, Management & Leadership 5
DIT-121 Quantitative Methods for Business II 5
One from:
DBS-125 Business Law II 5
DBS-126 Management of Services 5
DPR-140 Communication in Practice II 5
Total:        30 ECTS

Year 2

Semester 3
Core (20)
DAF-230 Fundamentals of Finance I 5
DBS-230 Corporate Social Responsibility 5
DIT-230 Introduction to E-Commerce 5
DIT-231 Operations Management 5
Two from:
DBS-235 Sales and Sales Management 5
DBS-236 Organizational Behaviour 5
DBS-237 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 5
DBS-238 Project Management 5
Total:      30 ECTS


Semester 4
Core (20)
DAF-240 Management Accounting 5
DIT-240 Information Systems Management 5
DBS-240 Strategy for Managers 5
DBS-241 Business Internship 5
Two from:
DAF-245 Fundamentals of Finance II 5
DBS-245 Managerial Economics 5
DBS-246 Decision Studies 5
DBS-247 Human Resource Management 5
Total:      30 ECTS
Course Information
  • Credit:120 ECTS
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