Office Management

Level of Qualification:

Certificate

Duration:

1 Year

ECTS credits:

60

Language of Instruction:

Greek

Students enrolled in this one-year program earn a Certificate in Office Management. The program is designed for students who wish to acquire what are considered to be the most important skills necessary for today’s demanding secretarial positions. Students will learn English and Greek text production as well as acquire practical skills in office procedures and popular computer applications.

Career Prospects and Access to Further Studies

All organizations without exception need properly trained secretaries / personal assistants. Therefore, there is a very high demand for secretaries / personal assistants. Graduates of this program have the opportunity to work in the following organizations and professions and/or continue their studies in a Diploma program in Office Management, a Bachelor’s degree program in the field of Business Administration, etc.:

  • Service, trade or industry companies,
  • Banks and
  • Public and semi-public organizations.

Professional Certifications

The course syllabuses of the program are designed to prepare the students of the Office Management Diploma to take external examinations and obtain, alongside their studies, the following professional certifications:

  • Ministry of Education - Greek Typing from Junior to Intermediate Level,
  • Ministry of Education - Intermediate English Typing, and
  • European Computer Driving License (ECDL).

Accreditation

This program of study is accredited by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA). CYQAA is the competent authority of the Republic of Cyprus responsible for ensuring the quality of higher education in Cyprus and for the support of the processes provided by the relevant Legislation, for the continuous improvement and upgrading of higher education institutions and their programs of study.

Dipae

The qualification awarded is recognized by the Cyprus Council of Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KYSATS). KYSATS is the competent authority of the Republic of Cyprus for the recognition of higher education qualifications.

Kysats

Purpose and Objectives

The program’s purpose and objectives are:

  1. To equip students with advanced level typing skills.
  2. To provide students with the knowledge, understanding and application of the concepts, competence and responsibilities associated with office organization, procedures and administration.
  3. To equip students with practical experience in using computer applications.
  4. To provide students with good business awareness, decision-making and time management skills so as to enable them to hold responsible office administration positions.
  5. To help students develop accuracy, flexibility, commitment and initiative.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program of study, its graduates will:

  1. Compose, prepare and typewrite advanced professional business documents and business communication texts.
  2. Organize a modern office using practical skills necessary for efficient management.
  3. Use various software applications to effectively and efficiently complete office management tasks.
  4. Depict the individual characteristics, decision making skills, time management skills and the appropriate behaviour required for a successful and professional career.
  5. Demonstrate skills of accuracy, flexibility, commitment and initiative.

Credit Requirements

The program requires a minimum of 60 ECTS credits as follows:

 ECTS
Major Requirements48
Free Electives12
Total 60

Major Requirements

Course Code & TitleECTS
CSC106 Word Processing6
CSC117 Introduction to Computing6
ENG101 English Communication6
ENG102 English Writing6
SEC101 English Text Production I6
SEC106 Office Administration I6
SEC107 Office Administration II6
SEC201 English Text Production II6

Free Electives

The student is free to take any course offered by the College for example:

Course Code & TitleECTS
ACC105 Book-Keeping I6
ACC106 Book-Keeping II6
ACC107 Book-Keeping III6
ACC108 Book-Keeping IV6
CSC109 Internet and Electronic Communication6
MAJ101 Internship6
SEC102 Greek Text Production I6
SEC104 Greek Shorthand I6
SEC105 Greek Shorthand II6
SEC202 Greek Text Production II6

Year 1 - Fall Semester

Course Code & TitleECTS
CSC117 Introduction to Computing6
ENG101 English Communication6
SEC101 English Text Production I6
SEC102 Greek Text Production I6
SEC106 Office Administration I6

Year 1 - Spring Semester

Course Code & TitleECTS
CSC106 Word Processing6
ENG102 English Writing6
SEC107 Office Administration II6
SEC201 English Text Production II6
SEC202 Greek Text Production II6

Effrosyni Andreou

Associate Lecturer
Areas of Teaching: English Language

Thalia Malekou

Associate Lecturer
Areas of Teaching: English Language

Melpo Olympiou

Assistant Lecturer
Areas of Teaching: Secretarial Studies

Andri Panayidou

Assistant Lecturer
Areas of Teaching: Secretarial Studies

Andrie Pouroutidou

Associate Lecturer
Areas of Teaching: English Language

Sophia Pratzioti

Associate Lecturer
Areas of Teaching: Computer Science

Michalis Savva

Associate Lecturer
Areas of Teaching: Computer Science, Computer Networks

Effrosyni Andreou

Position: Associate Lecturer
Categories: Accounting Bachelor, Accounting Officer – Diploma, BA - Bachelor’s Degree, BA – Diploma, Computer & Network Technician – Diploma, Computer Science - Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science – Diploma, Culinary Arts - Bachelor’s Degree, Culinary Arts – Diploma, Digital Marketing – Diploma, Faculty, Hotel Management - Bachelor’s Degree, Hotel Management – Diploma, Office Management – Certificate, Office Management – Diploma, Tourism Management - Bachelor’s Degree, Tourism Management – Diploma
Areas of Teaching: English Language

Higher education (Qualifications, Academic Institution, Award Year) and other qualifications:

BA in English Language and Literature, University of Cyprus, 2018
MA in Language and Communication Coaching, Radboud University, 2019

Thalia Malekou

Thalia Malekou

Position: Associate Lecturer
Categories: Accounting Bachelor, Accounting Officer – Diploma, BA - Bachelor’s Degree, BA – Diploma, Computer & Network Technician – Diploma, Computer Science - Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science – Diploma, Culinary Arts - Bachelor’s Degree, Culinary Arts – Diploma, Digital Marketing – Diploma, English Language Foundation, Faculty, Hotel Management - Bachelor’s Degree, Hotel Management – Diploma, Office Management – Certificate, Office Management – Diploma, Tourism Management - Bachelor’s Degree, Tourism Management – Diploma
Areas of Teaching: English Language

Higher education (Qualifications, Academic Institution, Award Year) and other qualifications:

BA in English Language and Literature, 2006
MA in Education (Special Educational Needs), 2008

Melpo Olympiou

Melpo Olympiou

Position: Assistant Lecturer
Categories: Faculty, Office Management – Certificate, Office Management – Diploma
Areas of Teaching: Secretarial Studies

Higher education (Qualifications, Academic Institution, Award Year) and other qualifications:

Diploma in Office Management and Secretarial Studies, KES College, 2013

Andri Panayidou

Andri Panayidou

Position: Assistant Lecturer
Categories: Faculty, Office Management – Certificate, Office Management – Diploma
Areas of Teaching: Secretarial Studies

Higher education (Qualifications, Academic Institution, Award Year) and other qualifications:

Diploma in Secretarial Studies, CDA College, 2010

Andrie Pouroutidou

Position: Associate Lecturer
Categories: Accounting Bachelor, Accounting Officer – Diploma, BA - Bachelor’s Degree, BA – Diploma, Computer & Network Technician – Diploma, Computer Science - Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science – Diploma, Culinary Arts - Bachelor’s Degree, Culinary Arts – Diploma, Digital Marketing – Diploma, Faculty, Hotel Management - Bachelor’s Degree, Hotel Management – Diploma, Office Management – Certificate, Office Management – Diploma, Tourism Management - Bachelor’s Degree, Tourism Management – Diploma
Areas of Teaching: English Language

Higher education (Qualifications, Academic Institution, Award Year) and other qualifications:

BA in English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University, 2006
Graduate Diploma in Globalisation and Governance, Brunel University, 2007

Sophia Pratzioti

Sophia Pratzioti

Position: Associate Lecturer
Categories: Accounting Bachelor, Accounting Officer – Diploma, BA - Bachelor’s Degree, BA – Diploma, Computer & Network Technician – Diploma, Computer Science - Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science – Diploma, Culinary Arts - Bachelor’s Degree, Culinary Arts – Diploma, Digital Marketing – Diploma, Faculty, Hotel Management - Bachelor’s Degree, Hotel Management – Diploma, Office Management – Certificate, Office Management – Diploma, Tourism Management - Bachelor’s Degree, Tourism Management – Diploma
Areas of Teaching: Computer Science

Higher education (Qualifications, Academic Institution, Award Year) and other qualifications:

BA in Computer Science, Ionian University, 2008
MSc in International Business, University of Birmingham, 2010
MSc in Information and Communication Systems (System Security), Open University of Cyprus, 2018

Michalis Savva

Michalis Savva

Position: Associate Lecturer
Categories: Computer Science - Bachelor’s Degree, Faculty, Office Management – Certificate, Office Management – Diploma
Areas of Teaching: Computer Science, Computer Networks

Higher education (Qualifications, Academic Institution, Award Year) and other qualifications:

BSc Business Planning and Information Systems, Technological Educational Institute, Patra, 2008
MSc Information and Communication Systems Security, Open University of Cyprus, 2014
MSc Wireless Communication Systems, Open University of Cyprus, 2017

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I receive the Cyprus Government Student Sponsorship?

If you are a Cypriot citizen or a citizen of a member state of the European Union, you have lived with your family in Cyprus for the last 5 years and have an annual gross family income of up to €59,000, you may be eligible to receive the Cyprus Government Student Sponsorship of up to €3.420 / year. You can find out if you are eligible for the sponsorship by contacting officers of the College. The College officers are on hand to help you prepare your application for the sponsorship.

If I have studied at a recognized higher education institution or an accredited higher education program of study, can I receive an exemption from some courses?

Of course, for courses that you have successfully completed you can be exempted from corresponding or related courses. Based on the regulations of the Cyprus Council of Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications, you can transfer credits of up to 50% of the total credits of your program of study you will be studying. This means that for bachelor’s degree that bears 240 ECTS you may transfer up to 120 ECTS.

I have no knowledge regarding this program of study. How difficult will it be for me to begin my studies?

Attending this program does not require knowledge of the subjects of study. Teaching commences with the basics and progresses to the most advanced.

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