Founded in 1961 as Cyprus College, it is the oldest private university on Cyprus, and was accredited as European University of Cyprus in 2007. The institution offers its more than 3,000 students some 30 undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science, Tourism, Humanities, Social Sciences, Professional Studies, and Business Administration.
The University offers a BBA Degree in Sports Management (Sports Management - Bachelor of Business Administration) which is a four year degree offering professional preparation in the application of business principles to the sport industry. Students attending the program undertake courses focusing on the business aspect of sports, in sports marketing, sport ethics, sport finance, facility management, etc.
In 2009 the university established a co-operation with Real Madrid International School offering the opportunity to students to undertake an additional Diploma in Sport Business. The Diploma is also offered to sports management practitioners and administrators who intend to improve their knowledge, capabilities and skills.