Welcoming Message

Dear Visitor/Reader,

Thank you for your interest in P.A. College, our fully accredited courses (Business Administration and Business Computing degree programmes) with their outstanding professional exemptions, and our award winning Professional Studies Department.

The 2023-2024 academic year is a celebratory one since it coincides with our 40 years of long and successful operations in the Higher Education sector of Cyprus. Please allow me to share with you the vision that we had 40 years ago, when we decided to commence operations for the very first Higher Education academic institution in Larnaca.

It was something unusual and it took us a lot of time to convince that Larnaca had the right to have its very own higher Education Institution because at that time only Nicosia had such institutions. I will not hide it from you that we have fought hard all these 40 years to prove ourselves academically and be able to distinguish P.A. College as the top Executive Business School in Cyprus.

P.A. College is wholly committed to the encouragement and the pursuit of academic excellence and lifelong learning, not only for students but for working professionals and our society. A testament to this is our growing alumni network, which in a large part includes known and successful individuals from the wider professional community of Cyprus.

We wish to empower students from diverse backgrounds to become highly productive and ethical members of the business society and community at large and in doing so to assist them in any possible way to materialise their dreams.

In these last few of years, Cyprus has witnessed dramatic changes in the development of its economy, its people, and rising unemployment within the young adult segment. There is absolutely no doubt that the Cyprus of today is no longer what it used to be. Higher education, hard work, ethical conduct, and an entrepreneurial spirit are needed to succeed.

I cannot stress enough though how important higher education is, especially when combined with teaching specialisation, the use of advanced information technology and real life business working experience that is present in our degree programmes.

Our principal courses, Business Administration and Business Computing, each with its respective streams, are considered to be state of the art offerings in their area. This leads to our students emerging as some of the best, most sought-after, and highly employable graduates of their generation.

P.A. College has been the very first tertiary education institution in Cyprus to be honoured with an important triple recognition in the field of Accounting and Finance. The three top UK professional accounting bodies, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW/ACA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and the Association of International Accountants (AIA) have all granted P.A. College the absolute maximum of their exemptions.

This has been a very rewarding step for P.A. College, since the College is once more affirmed as the premier accountancy higher educational institution in Cyprus. This is also quite significant for our students, since it provides the flexibility of choosing their own pathway and which route to follow in attaining their premium business qualification status; that of a Chartered Accountant, Certified Accountant, or International Accountant.

Their education prepares them for leadership in the future, as is to be expected from a premier Business School of our stature. Case-in-point, the ‘School Graduates Route to ACA’, which is a hybrid programme developed by P.A. College and KPMG Limited, Cyprus and is endorsed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). This accelerated route awards students with 12 exemptions out of the 15 required towards the ACA, secures 200 days of Practical Work Experience with KPMG Limited, and also provides them with the opportunity to be eligible for a job offer at KPMG Limited, Cyprus. Further, the 'Fast Route to ACCA', which is a programme developed by the ACCA, Ernst & Young Cyprus LTD (EY), and P.A. College. This accelerated route awards students with 9 exemptions out of the 13 modules required for the ACCA qualification, secures practical work experience with EY; it also provides participants with the opportunity to be eligible for a job offer at EY Cyprus LTD.

Dr. Andreas Z. Patsalides