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
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
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.
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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