International Partners

International University of Management, Namibia

The International University of Management (IUM) is a private, state-recognised university based in Windhoek, Namibia. It has campuses in Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Ongwediva and Nkurenkuru. The University was founded by former Namibia Minister of Education David Namwandi.

Cyprus Institute of Marketing (BVI) - Global Business University-Europe and IUM have an exclusive dual degree agreement, according to which graduates of selected programmes are awarded an equivalent degree by IUM.

Find out more about IUM at and learn more about our dual degree opportunities by contacting us.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels.

In becoming a member of ACBSP, CIM (BVI) joins a select group comprising of the world's leading Business Schools.

The Association of Commonwealth Universities

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the world's first and oldest international university network, established in 1913. A UK-registered charity, the ACU has over 500 member institutions in developed and developing countries across the Commonwealth.

Drawing on the collective experience and expertise of our membership, the ACU seeks to address issues in international higher education through a range of projects, networks, and events.

ACU administers scholarships, provides academic research and leadership on issues in the sector, and promotes inter-university cooperation and the sharing of good practice – helping universities serve their communities, now and into the future.

For more information please contact us or visit ACU's website.

DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social Studies Maribor

The DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social Studies Maribor is a modern business school dedicated to the development of innovative individuals and e-learning located in Slovenia. Their high-quality study programmes follow the standards and requirements of the contemporary European and global business environment.

Flexible study paths and distance learning address the needs of students and enable an individualized approach in teaching and learning.
The e-learning strategy at DOBA Faculty aims to enhance the development and virtualisation of distance learning to enable better access to and flexibility of study programmes via the use of innovative ICT based pedagogical approaches, new media and technologies.

CIM (BVI) is a proud partner of DOBA. For more information please contact us or visit the DOBA website

University of West London

The University of West London is a British University with sites in Ealing and Brentford and an educational hub in Berkshire. It traces its roots back to 1860, when teaching began on its Ealing site and until 1st May 2011 it was named Thames Valley University.

The University of West London is one of the UK’s most diverse and exciting universities. It was named No. 1 modern university in London by The Guardian in 2017 and is London’s best performing multi-faculty university for employability (97% within 6 months of graduating).

Holders of Bachelor degrees from The Cyprus Institute of Marketing (BVI) are welcome to apply for Master courses at the University of West London.

For more information, please contact us or visit the UWL website

Global Universities In Distance Education - GUIDE

GUIDE was founded in 2005 by Marconi University with the aim to develop and support international cooperation and open and distance learning worldwide. By strengthening the role of higher education institutions as the drivers of innovation and development, GUIDE promotes the implementation of innovative results, insights and best practices in order to identify the present, emergent and future needs of regional and international stakeholders and to highlight potential areas for strategic partnership and transnational cooperation.

CIM (BVI) is a full member of GUIDE.

American University of Sicily

The Cyprus Institute of Marketing (BVI) - Global Business University - Europe and the American University of Sicily have recently signed an MOU pledging to recognise each other's degrees and, moreover, to develop a relationship allowing for cooperation in research, exchange of ideas, consultation on programming, and other educational matters. For more about American University of Sicily, visit their website at

Pr Training Academy

Global Business University - Europe and PR Training Academy (Ireland) have pledged to recognise each other's qualifications and, moreover, are committed to developing a relationship allowing for cooperation in research, exchange of ideas, consultation on programming, and other educational matters, particularly in regards to PR and Marketing Communications. For more about PR Training Academy, visit their website at

European Distance and E-learning Network

The European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) shares knowledge and improves understanding for professionals in distance and e-learning education across the whole of Europe and beyond. EDEN is for all those concerned with distance and e-learning in all sectors and phases of education and training. With more than 1100 individual members and 194 institutional members, EDEN holds annual conferences attracting more than 550 participants each year. Moreover, EDEN holds additional conferences on research and on the schools sector every two years and has launched and supports the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, which provides support and advice for a range of projects in the European sphere.

Contact us for more information or visit the EDEN website.

European Association for Distance Learning

The European Association for Distance Learning (EADL), formerly the Association of European Correspondence Schools, is an international organisation consisting of schools, institutions and individuals working in the field of distance education.
EADL aims to improve the quality and acceptance of distance learning to ensure the maximum benefit for students. EADL provides its members with a forum for open discussion of all issues related to distance learning and for sharing ideas and good practice. It works to maximise the contribution that market-based distance learning can make to enhancing the skills and achievements of the people of Europe. EADL promotes learning, wherever and however it occurs. It supports and promotes the use of all media to facilitate and enhance the learning process, and to increase its geographical and societal spread. We are proud to be members of EADL. For more information please contact us or visit

Association of Business Executives (ABE)

Cyprus Institute of Marketing (BVI) - Global Business University-Europe has a progression agreement with ABE (UK). The agreement ensures that ABE Diploma Level 4 (Diploma in Business Management) students are eligible for entry into the 2nd year of our programmes; ABE Diploma Level 5 into year 3 of our programmes; and ABE Diploma Level 6 into our MBAs. For more details, please see click on the ABE logo above.

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Pakistan

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Pakistan (ICPAP) was established in August 1992 to offer professional training in Accounting & Finance, in accordance with the IAS/IFRS and relevant Pakistani corporate laws. ICPAP students have to undergo comprehensive stages of education and professional training. The qualified members are entitled to use the designatory letters of ACPA and FCPA with their names, after clearing all the examination papers of the CPA programme and attaining the minimum stipulated period of training/experience. The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Pakistan (ICPAP) is an autonomous institution and not affiliated to any University, nor is it a University under the UGC/HEC Act. The ICPAP and its constituents do not confer any degrees at either Bachelors or Masters levels (as defined in the UGC/HEC Act).

CIM (BVI) offers the opportunity to ICPAP members to gain an MBA through a top-up arrangement.

Please contact us for more information or visit the ICPAP website

Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is a public university committed to excellence in research and research-led teaching. It is a place where faculty and students work together, and its objective is to promote education and the autonomy of the individual through academic study, as part of a modern and open knowledge society. WU makes contributions to future-oriented thinking, responsibility in business and economics, and the development of solutions to economic, social, and ecological problems.

The WU is one of Europe's biggest, most modern universities of economic sciences. Its high-quality standards in research and education are approved by international quality seals. With just under 23.000 students originating from 110 countries, the WU is the biggest centre for education in economic and social sciences.

CIM (BVI) students are welcome to apply for further studies at WU Vienna University.

For more information please contact or visit WU’s website

European University

European University (EU) is one of the world's top business schools, recognised for the excellence of its students and faculty members. EU has campuses in London, Munich and Montreux. Over the past 35 years, EU has developed a business education that delivers high quality teaching, a competitive learning environment and a network of several campuses in different countries. This broad network encourages students to participate in inter-campus exchanges in the following countries: Spain, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Austria, Kazakhstan, Syria, Singapore, Turkey, Malaysia, Taiwan and China. EU offers traditional Bachelor and Master of Business Administration (BBA & MBA) programmes, while it also allows its students the possibility to specialise in ten different fields of management education, such as, for example, Communication and Public Relations, Information Systems Management, Wealth Management and Global Banking & Finance.

CIM (BVI) students are welcome to continue with further studies (Masters or PhD) in any of EU’s campuses.

Contact us for more information or visit the EU website

Rome Business School

Rome Business School is a Business School with an international orientation; its mission is to train leaders able to manage business activities on a worldwide scale. Rome Business School is a member of the Planeta Formación y Universidades, an international network created by the group Planeta De Agostini, which embodies a strong commitment to university education and vocational and lifelong training. Global Business University - Europe and Rome Business School are committed to the development and promotion of business education. They recognise each other degrees and qualifications and are committed to joint efforts in research. GBU-Europe has recently been offering the chance to its students past and present to pursue online courses expertly developed and delivered by our colleagues at RBS.
For more information about Rome Business School, visit their website.

United Nations Academic lmpact

UNAI has nearly 1500 academic and research institutions in more than 145 countries who are members of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), an initiative of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Global Communications. UNAI aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing, through research and education, to the realization of the Organization’s goals and mandates, namely through undertaking activities related to the ten UNAI Principles. UNAI members are required to foster and promote these principles on campus and in their communities by involving faculty, staff and students in undertaking at least one activity each year which actively addresses at least one of these ten basic principles or one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are a proud member of UNAI. For more information, please visit UNAI’s website.

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