Run by three acclaimed European Universities:

University of Crete, University of Cyprus and Wageningen University

A curriculum comprised of three modules:

Business Economics & Data Analytics Business Management & Finance Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship

An intra-university program that goes beyond traditional degrees

Master in Business Economics Technology, Innovation, Management & Entrepreneurship
Start date
15-21 months
Deadline for Applications
Applications are considered on a rolling basis for both cohorts until the 31st of July.

*students loans available for UCY enrolments through Erasmus+ Master Student Loan agreement.

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A full-time
MBE program
Two locations -
One format
Each graduate will be able to:
  • adapt and understand the changing business arena
  • creatively use, shape and generate value from technological opportunities
  • recognize and confront new opportunities
  • evaluate and respond to emerging threats
  • interact with and lead diverse groups of people
  • analyze and evaluate business operations and processes
  • synthesize and apply cross-functional approaches to organizational issues
Entry requirements
  • A Very Good (6.5 and above) first degree in any discipline 
  • A high level of proficiency in English
  • Work experience is preferable but not a prerequisite
Lead confidently in the business arena
TIME MBE is one of the very few programs globally designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to successfully manage innovative organizations (especially SMEs) by offering an integrated curriculum blending theory with practical applications. It is the only educational program in South-East Europe that focuses on strategic use of innovation, entrepreneurship and start-up development, new technology ventures, business planning for start-ups, tech-transfer, intellectually property protection and global opportunities for SMEs.
International experience
TIME MBE combines the experience of the Economics Department of the University of Crete in economics and the expertise in business administration and management science of the Business Economics Group of Wageningen University, with the academic excellence of the Economics Department of the University of Cyprus, recognized as one of the best Economic Departments in Europe.
Experiential learning
In today's fast-moving world, leaders and entrepreneurs need to know how things get done. Learning by doing is fundamental to the TIME MBE experience. Between May and July students roll up their sleeves and apply what they've learned through rigorous coursework to our partner organizations. Experiential learning exposes students to the same challenges business leaders face every day. Working alongside faculty members, fellow students and corporate partners, you’ll use theoretical business economics concepts to solve critical business issues through special projects, labs and courses. Depending on their academic record students have two choices:

A Supervised Summer Internship:

Content: Summer Internship offers the invaluable experience of applying skills and knowledge. It provides the opportunity to work (and, depending on the occasion, receive a small remuneration) at a host organisation, such as a Dutch, Greek, or Cypriot company, public institution, consultancy firm, research organisation, university or NGO.

Objective: after completion of the internship the student is expected to be able to: (a) apply knowledge and skills acquired during the course of study; (b) better execute certain professional skills; (c) work independently and with a feeling for the organisation; (d) expand her professional network.

An Entrepreneurship Summer Practicum:

Content: with expert help from specialized and experienced staff, students develop their own ideas and products, and build up the practical skills needed to survive in the competitive global market arena.

Objective: the summer practicum aims to provide students with a practical understanding of the realities of the market place, leadership skills and the capacity to function within a team, a matter-of-fact approach to solving real problems, and a feeling for the obstacles involved in starting their own business.

University of Cyprus

Centre of excellence in the Mediterranean

The University of Cyprus (UCY) was established in 1989. It has 22 departments in 8 Schools – Humanities, Pure and Applied Sciences, Social Sciences and Education, Economic & Management, Engineering, Letters, Medical and Graduate School - as well as a number of affiliated research-institutions. Currently, 7,000 students (5,176 undergraduates and 1,829 postgraduate students) are registered at UCY, educated by 1,293 faculty members.

UCY is based in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. It operates in a space of 133,000 m2 in a modern campus site in Athalassa, about 6 km east of the centre of the old city of Nicosia. Some of its faculties and research institutions are still located in different places of the city until the completion of the university campus.

Research matters

Research is the basic strategic element for the University´s continuous growth. Through the research activities of its academic community, the University of Cyprus, evolves, advances, innovates and enhances its reputation within both Cyprus and the European Union.

Rankings and Excellence

In the Times Higher Education (THE) 2015-16 World University rankings, UCY was among the 351-400 best universities worldwide. In 2008 UCY was awarded the “Committed to Excellence” by the European Organization Quality Management, in 2009 the UCY became the first Greek-speaking University to be awarded the Diploma Supplement, and in 2012 UCY was awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” award by the European Commission. In 2011 Sir Christopher Pissarides (Department of Economics) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics.

University of Crete

A dynamic academic environment

The University of Crete was established in 1973. It has 16 Departments in 5 Schools (Philosophy, Education, Social, Economic & Political Sciences, Sciences & Engineering, and Medicine) as well as a number of affiliated research-oriented institutions. Currently, over 16,000 undergraduates and 2,500 postgraduate students are registered at University of Crete, educated by an academic faculty of around 500 members.

Located centrally on the north shore of the island of Crete, the University has modern campus sites in two towns: the Humanities and Social Sciences are based at the University Campus in Rethymnon, while the Physical, Technological, Mathematical and Life Sciences together with the Medical School are based at the University’s Heraklion Campus.

Research is vital

Research and training at all levels benefits from the close collaboration between the existing research groups at the University of Crete. These collaborations mirror the increasingly multi-disciplinary character of both basic and applied research which is blurring the boundaries between sciences.

Rankings and excellence

In the Times Higher Education (THE) 2015-16 World University rankings, UoC is listed in the 351-400 band. Moreover in the THE One Hundred Under Fifty ranking, which recognizes the “halo effect” favouring old Universities, UoC was ranked 51st in 2015 among the world’s best young universities. UoC has been ranked in this prestigious grouping every year since this index was first published in 2012. Overall, UoC ranks 150 amongst the 288 European Universities listed and 5th in Europe for Natural Sciences. According to the CWTS Leiden Ranking for 2015 UoC has the highest percentage of high impact publications (normalized for size) amongst all Greek Academic Institutions.

A vibrant social life

Student life in TIME goes beyond exams and essays. The experience of a vibrant Mediterranean style social life combined high tech entrepreneurship and innovation hotspots offer a unique blend of opportunities to our students. There are so many places to go, and so much to do that you will always be spoilt for choice.

Diversity and inclusion are key strengths of the TIME experience. Our student community is rich in diverse perspectives, cultures, and backgrounds. You will feel like you belong here, and will build meaningful lifelong relationships founded on common beliefs, goals, and experiences. At TIME, you will be among students who passionately champion causes they believe in, freely express their own perspectives - and show respect for views different from their own. Staff, faculty, and students work together to ensure that TIME is a welcoming environment for everyone.

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