LSBF and BCIT School of Business to deliver Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

VANCOUVER, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The London School of Business & Finance (LSBF) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology School of Business (BCIT) announce their new affiliation, to deliver an exclusive post-graduate degree in business designed to prepare students from Canada and around the world, to communicate, innovate and excel in the fast-changing global marketplace. Delivered at BCIT's downtown campus in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is an 8-month program offering guaranteed progression to an MBA at selected universities in Europe and North America.

The program is the result of a ground breaking partnership, the first successful collaboration of a public and private educational institution at the Graduate level in Canada.

Robin Hemmingsen, Dean of the School of Business at BCIT, says: "This program directly leads to a well-recognized global MBA, building upon the practical, career-focused business programs that BCIT School of Business is known for. Degree graduates from any discipline will have the opportunity to study with students from all over the world."

With campuses in the UK, Canada, and Singapore, LSBF is one of the world's fastest growing business schools. Delivering undergraduate, postgraduate, executive, and professional courses, LSBF partners with the world's leading institutions to offer exclusive program and enable students worldwide to reach their career goals.

With over 45,000 students enrolled every year, BCIT is one of British Columbia's largest higher education institutions, offering career-focused programmes including undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, and certificates, covering industries such as Natural Sciences, Business & Media, Computing & IT, Health Sciences and Engineering.

Yuliya Etingen, Managing Director for LSBF Americas, commented: "At LSBF we are driven by excellence and we partner with institutions who share our philosophy. We're very proud to work alongside BCIT and create a program that will not only give students the skills they need to develop their career in business, but also provide them with the opportunity to progress to an MBA."


Developed between the academic teams of both institutions, the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is targeted at students who wish to accelerate their career progression or refresh their knowledge and skills before studying for an MBA. The course also provides an excellent basis for international students who do not have the required level of English proficiency for an MBA or other business-related postgraduate degree.

Upon completion, students will be able to progress onto an MBA program at LSBF, or the New York Institute of Technology in one of the most influential and diverse cities in the world: London or Vancouver

During the course, students have the opportunity to gain work experience in Vancouver, putting their theoretical skills into practice in one of Canada's most important business hubs.

With intakes in January, May and September, the program covers the essential elements of business, meeting the broad spectrum of career demands faced by today's professionals.

"We believe that these courses will help experienced professionals stay at the very forefront of their field. With the insight and business knowledge of our faculty, we developed programs which are tailored to prepare them for changes in a competitive environment. While preparing for their MBA, our students will also take away the skills, knowledge and competencies necessary to improve their performance and to adopt a more proactive stance in their careers", added Ms Etingen.

Ms.Hemmingsen agrees: "This is a unique opportunity for students to gain a foundation to excel in the global economy."

About London School of Business & Finance

Under the Royal patronage of Prince Michael of Kent, London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) is a fast-growing global institution delivering undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes to students and executives worldwide. With over 25,000 students, LSBF attracts the most talented and ambitious candidates from more than 150 nations, working alongside its corporate partners to develop programmes structured with an up-to-date and international perspective. Being the first to combine key professional and academic qualifications into a single, bespoke programme, LSBF has seen great expansion and development over the last 10 years, opening campuses in the UK, Singapore and Canada and Regional offices in over ten different cities around the world.  With a presence that spans across the globe, LSBF truly is the world's business school.

About BCIT

The British Columbia Institute of Technology has produced more than 146,000 career-ready graduates since 1964. With a mission to build pathways for career success in the global marketplace through teaching excellence and applied education and research, BCIT is integral to the social, economic, and environmental prosperity of British Columbia. BCIT offers a different path of learning - one that leads to career success. We offer more than 400 full-time, part-time and distance education programs that lead to a comprehensive range of credentials up to and including master's degrees. Our career-oriented programs in business and media, computing and information technology, engineering, applied and natural sciences, health sciences, and trades, vocational and apprenticeship are developed in consultation with industry advisory committees, ensuring the education we offer is closely aligned with the needs of industry and the economy.

SOURCE: London School of Business & Finance

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