Choose your study mode

We have been global leaders in business education for over two decades. Choose whether you want to study with us directly or at one of our approved tuition centres and take the first step in becoming a global business leader.

Distance Learning

Flexible distance learning
Study wherever & whenever you like
Spread the cost with flexible, pay as you go study
Receive one-to-one learning and admin support right through to graduation

Blended Learning

Face to face teaching & remote support
Begin & finish your studies on time under local supervision
Pay local prices
Receive one-to-one admin support right though to graduation

Recognisability & Dual Degrees

Graduate with two degrees: for selected programmes, our graduates can be issued, upon graduation, with a second degree from the internationally-recognised International University of Management (Namibia) 1 of 11


Join a community of over 15,000 students around the world, all of whom are in key positions in the business world 2 of 11

Flexible learning experience

We take time to listen to your needs and, in consultation with our expert academics, we work out with you what’s best for your individual circumstances 3 of 11

Choice of study mode

You can earn a degree from us either by studying at an Local Tuition Centre or via Distance Learning 4 of 11


You have the freedom to start your course whenever you’d like

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Study at your own pace

All of our programmes have flexible deadlines and no compulsory assignments or homework, meaning that you can study at your own pace whenever and wherever you can! 

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End-of-year certificates

Your time with us counts; at the end of each year of all of our undergraduate programmes you are awarded a certificate 7 of 11


All of our programmes have been developed with one idea in mind: to ensure that as soon as your graduate you will be able to apply everything you’ve learnt in the real world 8 of 11

Financial flexibility

We have interest-free annual instalments and easy, charge-free ways of paying fees 9 of 11

Admission letter valid for 6 months

Unlike many other universities, we will issue you with an Admission Letter that is valid for 6 months, meaning that you have the time to apply for external scholarships and that you can start paying only when you are ready 10 of 11

Personal connection

We will always treat you as an individual, never as a unit. We will always have the time to listen to you and to facilitate your learning experience 11 of 11

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Welcome to the website of Global Business University – Europe.

Global Business University-Europe, or GBU-Europe for short, is the new identity of The Cyprus Institute of Marketing (BVI), a premier, renowned, and trusted institution that has over the last three decades been  offering affordable, convenient, and European distance education to in-career individuals around the globe. GBU-Europe now has a presence in more than 50 countries!

While originally specialising in Marketing, we eventually outgrew our name to become an all round and truly Global Business School – something reflected in our new name. The change reflects our growing ambition and is befitting of an institution offering world-class university-level education in many different fields of business, all around the globe. 

Global Business University-Europe embraces a global family of more than 15,000 students and continues on the path set by The Cyprus Institute of Marketing (BVI) of offering top quality, affordable education to individuals around the world.

As the new identity of CIM (BVI), we are listed in the IAU/UNESCO International Handbook of Universities and have several international and respected partnerships. We are members of the prestigious Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Unlike some other distance learning universities, we are open, transparent, and honest. We are governed by a Council and all of our processes and procedures follow European Union standards and regulations: we are aligned with ENQA standards of quality assurances in higher education. 

If you have any questions, we are here to answer them all. Please write or call. 


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