Foundation Certificate


The recently-introduced CIM (BVI) Foundation Certificate offers individuals who do not have formal secondary-school qualifications access to the CIM (BVI) Diploma in Marketing Management (DMM). 

It is a 'foundation' certificate in the sense that it provides a solid basis for candidates wishing to pursue management studies at an advanced level. It consists of basic subjects that will enable you to pursue advanced studies in Business Administration and related subjects. All of the subjects included offer a solid basis for learners, enabling them to join the CIM (BVI) DMM programme and substituting a lack of formal secondary education.

To be eligible for entry into the Foundation Certificate, candidates need to be at least 18 years of age and to have completed some years of secondary education; above all, they need to have the necessary maturity and commitment needed to complete this Foundation Certificate. 

Core Modules

1. Basic Business English
2. Elements of Marketing
3. Principles of Management
4. Elements of Business Studies
5. Introduction to Computers
6. Basic Accounting


Written exam (unseen) – 50% 
​Assignments (two per module) – 50%

Start date

Students may apply for admission and start their studies anytime in the year.


One year

Examination Dates

Exams are held at approved Overseas Centres every JUNE and JANUARY. Students wishing to enter for the examinations must complete an examination entry form (EEF79) and send it to the Institute at least by 30 November for the January examination session and 30 April for the June examination session.

Teaching Language


**Please note that the Institute reserves the right to change the fees, syllabus and regulations at any time. Students re-sitting or re-taking a course or changing their centre of study assume full risk of such changes and of any additional fees applicable at the time.

Need more information about our Foundation Certificate? Contact one of our advisors!

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Nicosia 1308, Cyprus


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