U21Global Debuts MBA in North America

    TORONTO, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - U21Global, the world's premier online Graduate
School that offers globally recognised graduate programmes, today announced
that it would target Canada and the United States for expansion of its global
Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme.
    U21Global is committed to providing quality postgraduate education in the
global marketplace through flexible eLearning delivery. Its programmes combine
a passion for student-centred learning with state-of-the-art technological
platforms. The graduate school has successfully enrolled students in 60
countries and is affiliated with leading universities in Asia, Australia,
North America, and Europe.
    "An MBA degree can create the expertise, experience, and knowledge needed
to have a competitive edge in today's job markets. The timing is right for
busy executives and professionals in North America who want to expand their
horizons, to upgrade themselves with continuous education while gaining
valuable work experience. For companies who want to remain competitive,
offering courses to their employees through us, helps attract and retain top
talent, a challenge in today's market," said Nick Hutton, U21Global's CEO.
    Distinguished by a unique, interdisciplinary study programme, a flexible
curriculum and an international study trip as part of the curriculum, the
U21Global North America MBA programme equips students with professional and
personal skill-sets necessary to succeed in business today and in the future.
    "The increasingly integrated global economy makes it important for
students to be exposed to a truly international business network. It is
equally important for companies who operate globally to have employees who are
truly equipped. The online learning format at U21Global has no geographical
boundaries, thus we are able to connect our students to an international
community of professors and students with different cultural and industry
backgrounds," Mr. Hutton added.
    "The MBA programme and study trip to Asia, including Beijing and
Singapore, enables students to experience the global business context first
hand and exposes them to international perspectives. This is yet another
example of U21Global's on-going efforts to connect students to the world,
outside the classroom," he said.
    "Our delivery system and worldwide network, allows us to be a very
realistic alternative to traditional brick and mortar facilities with their
high overhead and maintenance costs. Our credibility comes from the fact that
our programmes go through the same rigorous academic standards and learning
requirements as those of our affiliated universities and the distinguished
international faculty that we engage. This enables us to offer quality
management education and at a more affordable cost." Mr. Hutton concluded.
    The North American programme combines core courses from U21Global MBA
curriculum with a cross-cultural study experience. Designed to enhance general
management skills, the MBA curriculum covers a wide range of topics relevant
to business in the vibrant global economy, including Organisational Behaviour,
Finance, Managerial Economics, Marketing Management and Strategic Management,
among others. The flexibility of elective subjects spans a diverse selection
of topics to accommodate a wide range of interests and educational or
professional backgrounds. Students are required to complete 18 subjects as
part of the programme - ten compulsory core subjects, seven electives and one
research project. Tuition includes a 12-day study trip to Beijing, China and
Singapore, to better understand the local business environment in the markets
as well as the economy and culture in Asia. Company tours, business meetings
and informational interviews will also be part of the experience.
    The programme fee for the U21Global MBA degree course is C$43,500, which
includes textbooks and shipment to North America, as well as travel expenses
for the Beijing/Singapore trip. Applications will be accepted starting
September 2008, with courses slated to begin in October 2008. To be even more
attractive to outstanding candidates, U21Global is offering scholarship
opportunities and a study grant of up to C$10,000 to qualified applicants. For
more information, please visit www.u21global.ca

    About U21Global

    Established in 2001, U21Global is the world's premier online Graduate
School that offers globally recognised graduate programmes. The graduate
school is backed by an international network of leading research-intensive
universities in 11 countries. U21Global combines the traditional quality of
its founders with innovative modes of delivery on the Internet, providing
students with substantial learning advantages, while balancing work, travel
and family life.
    U21Global has successfully enrolled students from 60 countries around the
world including those from Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
The graduate programmes draw upon the best practices in online learning and
pedagogy and have been approved by U21pedagogica, an independent quality
assurance body which ensures that the curriculum meets the rigorous academic
standards of all the affiliated universities. For more information on
U21Global, please visit our campus at www.u21global.edu.sg
    U21Global's affiliated universities include: North America: Tecnolsgico
de Monterrey, University of Virginia; Europe: Lund University; University
College Dublin, University of Birmingham, University of Edinburgh, University
of Glasgow, University of Nottingham; Asia: Fudan University, Korea
University, National University of Singapore, Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
University of Delhi, University of Hong Kong, Waseda University; Australia:
University of Melbourne, University of Queensland.

For further information:

For further information: For media enquiries, please contact: Adeline
Siaw, U21Global, (65) 6410-1311, adeline.siaw@u21global.edu.sg

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