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Study via Distance Learning or at an Approved Tuition Centre

There are two ways to study with us: via Distance Learning or through studying for a CIM (BVI) degree at an Approved Tuition Centre.
 

Distance-Learning Studies

CIM (BVI) is a world leader in Distance-Learning education. We are part of a European-wide network of institutions specialising in Distance-Learning business degrees. We are an active member of the European Distance Education Network (EDEN), the European Association for International Education (EAIE), the International Society for Business Education (ISBE), and the European Association for Distance Learning (EADL).
 

As a pioneer in Distance-Learning, our aim has always been to serve in-career students. As our motto has it, we believe that Learning Never Ends. We have therefore designed our study programmes around the needs and characteristics of individuals who may not have had the chance to earn a prestigious degree earlier in their lives.

At CIM (BVI), we think of ourselves as a Second-Chance Business University.
 
You are welcome to join any of our Distance-Learning programmes of study described on this website at any time in the year. As long as you satisfy the entry requirements, you will be offered a place. You will then be supplied with a set of lecture notes/books and lists of assignments and be given access to our online platform. All Distance-Learning programmes involve optional assignments and mandatory exams.

You will be allocated a personal tutor who will monitor your studies. Contact can be made with the tutor at any time - through telephone, fax or e-mail. Weekly contact between the student and tutor is encouraged, but is at the discretion of the student how and when to contact his/her supervisor. In addition, students have access to tutors at CIM (BVI)'s local center in their home country (if applicable). 

You will also be given the name and contact details of a dedicated administrative member who will be your point of contact should you have any practical questions about your course. At CIM (BVI), we promise to deliver the smoothest student experience. You will only have to worry about your studies.

 

Distance-Learning programme fees include:

  • Provision of a full set of CIM (BVI) study materials, including bookslectures notes (where applicable) and assignments for each module
 
  • Access to the CIM (BVI) Electronic Student Platform (intranet) where you will find useful information and resources: examination timetables, news and announcements, and articles, lecture presentations, and podcasts.
 
  • Access to a personal tutor who will assist you with all academic matters during your studies as well as access to a CIM (BVI) administrative staff member who will assist you with all practical queries. We aim to respond to your enquiry within 48 hours
 
  • During your studies and upon completion of your programme, you will receive your academic documents portfolio, which includes: the Notification of Results, Academic Transcript, and the programme Certificate Award.
 

Exams

All of our Distance-Learning courses involve close-book, written examinations, which you will take at an examination centre near you (you won't have to travel far!) On completion of your exam preparation, you can take your exams -- either in June or in January of each year. Students usually take no more than three subjects in each examination period and they usually take their first exams six months from the date of registration. Examinations will be set and marked by specialist CIM (BVI) academics and will be conducted locally at the country of your residence. This will be at a CIM (BVI)-Approved Examination Centre. It may be at one of our partner institutions, a local Tuition Centre or a British Council near you.

 

Notification of Results

Examination results are distributed within 8 weeks of receiving back the exam papers from the examination centres.

 

Distance-Learning Studies: Frequently Asked Questions

When and where are examinations held?
Examinations are held twice a year (in January and in June) and take place in the living area of students. We normally conduct exams at Universities, Colleges, Institutes and British Councils around the world. Occasionally, and in case we do not have a centre we have worked with before near you, we may ask you to recommend an eligible centre near you; if it passes our rigorous tests and gains CIM (BVI) approval, we then proceed to arrange for the student to take his or her exam there. The deadline for applying for exams is November 30 for the January exam session and April 30 for the June exam session. Students therefore need to submit their exam forms (along with proof of payment of their examination) no later than the above mentioned dates. This rule is absolute and no exception will be made.
 
When will you send me study material?
Study materials are dispatched in accordance to the instalments received. Usually each equal instalment covers 2 subjects. Only in cases where the full payment has been sent will we dispatch all study materials. For example, if an undergraduate student pays 50% of the programme fees, then 3 (out of a total of 6 for each year) subjects will be dispatched. Equally, if you are doing an MBA course, upon paying (for example) 50% of your fee, study material for half of the courses you are taking will be sent out to you. The first package always includes the original admission letter, student ID card, welcome letter, and complimentary notebook along with the study materials.
 
Why do I have to write assignments for each course?
Assignments are a means for checking your understanding of a subject and also for preparing and practising for the exams. We usually give out one assignment per subject. Such an assignment usually includes 2-4 questions, which need to be answered in essay format. Although assignments do not weigh towards your final grade (100% of your grade for each module is decided by the exam) and are therefore NOT COMPULSORY, they are an important element of the course; as such, students are advised to write and submit assignments. This ensures that you receive valuable feedback, while it also gives you the opportunity to practise your essay writing and therefore to better prepare yourself for exams. All submissions are processed through Turnitin software for similarity/plagiarism detection. If a submission receives a similarity percentage of over 20%, then it is rejected automatically and no mark or feedback is given.
 
When can I start work on my Thesis? (for Master students only) 
In order for you to start work on your thesis (usually once you have completed the compulsory modules and also the Research Methods module), you have to pay the Thesis fee. Once this fee is received by our office, we will send you the Thesis package, which will be your guide for writing your dissertation. If you have paid this fee upfront, then we will have already sent you your Thesis package.
 
How will you decide on a supervisor – and when? (for Master students only)
We make a decision as to whom we should appoint as your supervisor based solely on your research topic. We have a large pool of specialists, meaning that we can supervise a wide range of topics. We will begin the process of assigning you with a supervisor after we received your Research Proposal Approval Form.

How do I decide on a research topic? (for Master students only)
In gathering thoughts on prospective research topics, it is best to start exploring the areas of study which have interested you most during your studies, but also areas which are familiar to you (e.g. a business field in which you have worked professionally). Factor in also areas are trending nowadays and reflect on how you could write a dissertation on a certain topic. You can browse through journals and newspapers to see what contemporary Marketers are discussing and writing about for ideas. 

 

Study at an Approved Tuition Centre

Apart from the method of Distance-Learning, whereby you study directly with us, we operate globally through a system of Local Tuition Centres. These Tuition Centres are provided with teaching materials by us, and they in turn undertake the delivery of the syllabus -- always in strict accordance to guidelines issued by CIM (BVI). The exams are set and marked by CIM (BVI) specialist academics to maintain uniformity in academic standards. If you are interested in studying for a CIM (BVI) degree at a Tuition Centre near you, send us an e-mail at info@cimabvi.com

 


Exam Centres & Overseas Tuition Centres


CIM (BVI) operates through a global network of Approved Examination and Approved Tuition Centres. Students wanting to study with us via Distance Learning can rest assured that we will be able to secure an examination centre for them close to home.

We currently work with examination centres in the following cities:

 
COUNTRY CIM (BVI) APPROVED EXAM CENTRE
ALBANIA TIRANA
ALGERIA ALGIERS
ANGOLA LUANDA
AUSTRALIA CANBERRA
AUSTRIA VIENNA
BAHRAIN MANAMA
BANGLADESH DHAKA
BELGIUM BRUSSELS
BOTSWANA GABORONE, FRANCISTOWN
BRAZIL BRASILIA
BULGARIA SOFIA
BURKINA FASO OUAGADOUGOU
CAMBODIA PHNOM PENH
CAMEROON YAOUNDE, DOUALA
CZECH REPUBLIC PRAGUE
DENMARK COPENHAGEN
DJIBOUTI DJIBOUTI (CITY)
EGYPT CAIRO
FINLAND HELSINKI
GABON LIBREVILLE
GAMBIA, THE BANJUL
GEORGIA TBILISI
GERMANY BERLIN
GHANA ACCRA
GREECE ATHENS
HUNGARY BUDAPEST
ICELAND REYKJAVIK
INDIA NEW DELHI
INDONESIA JAKARTA
IRAN TEHRAN
IRAQ BAGHDAD
ISRAEL JERUSALEM
ITALY ROME
JAMAICA KINGSTON
KENYA NAIROBI
KUWAIT KUWAIT CITY
LATVIA RIGA
LEBANON BEIRUT
LESOTHO MASERU
LIBERIA MONROVIA
LIBYA TRIPOLI
LITHUANIA VILNIUS
LUXEMBOURG LUXEMBOURG
MADAGASCAR ANTANANARIVO
MALAWI LILONGWE
MALAYSIA KUALA LUMPUR
MAURITIUS PORT LOUIS
MEXICO MEXICO CITY
MOLDOVA CHISINAU
MOZAMBIQUE MAPUTO
NAMIBIA WINDHOEK
NIGER NIAMEY
NIGERIA ABUJA
PAKISTAN ISLAMABAD & KARACHI
POLAND WARSAW
PORTUGAL LISBON
QATAR DOHA
REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO BRAZZAVILLE
ROMANIA BUCHAREST
RUSSIA MOSCOW
RWANDA KIGALI
SAUDI ARABIA RIYADH
SENEGAL DAKAR
SERBIA OPOVO
SIERRA LEONE FREETOWN
SLOVAKIA BRATISLAVA
SLOVENIA LJUBLJANA
SOMALIA MOGADISHU
SOUTH AFRICA BLOEMFONTEIN
SRI LANKA COLOMBO
SUDAN KHARTOUM
TANZANIA DODOMA
UGANDA KAMPALA
UKRAINE KIEV
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES SHARJAH
UNITED KINGDOM LONDON
ZAMBIA LUSAKA
ZIMBABWE HARARE

 

Credits (ECTS)


CIM (BVI) uses the European Credit and Accumulation System (ECTS), which is based on the
workload students need in order to achieve expected learning outcomes
 
Diplomas 60 ECTS (10 ECTS per module)
Advanced Diplomas 120 ECTS (10 ECTS per module)
Bachelors  180 ECTS (10 ECTS per module)
Postgraduate Diploma 80 ECTS (10 ECTS per module + 20 ECTS for Thesis)
MSc 100 ECTS (10 ECTS per module + 20 ECTS for Thesis)
LL.M 100 ECTS (20 ECTS per module + 20 ECTS for Thesis)
MBA Depending on number of Modules, these can vary from 90 to 120 ECTS. All modules carry 10 ECTS and the Thesis 20 ECTS
 

Have any questions? Get in touch with one of our advisors!

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