Senior SLIM officials visit Buckinghamshire New Uni

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A SENIOR delegation of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM), President of SLIM Rohan Somawansa accompanied by Vice President Thushara Perera and Immediate Past President Saliya Weerasekera visited Buckinghamshire New University (Bucks) High Wycombe, UK to meet the senior faculty members at the University.

SLIM President Rohan Somawansa (right) presents a memento to Prof. John Boylan – Dean of the Faculty of Design Media & Management, Buckinghamshire New University. Others from left are Ajitha Wanasinghe – Recruitment Consultant/Lecturer, Buckinghamshire New University, Dr. Lorraine Watkins-Mathys – Head of the School of Applied Management & Law, Thushara Perera – Vice-President, Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, Dr. Chris Parsons – Course Leader, Buckinghamshire New University and Saliya Weerasekera – Immediate Past President, Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing

The delegation discussed the strategic direction of the SLIM/Bucks Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and held a series of prolific discussions on how to take forward the programme, develop the student base and enhance the quality of the service delivery. They were also special invitees at a university’s graduation ceremony.

The Bucks graduation ceremony was held between 6 September and 10 September 2010, with the MBA graduation taking place on 7 September, where many of the MBA graduates from Sri Lanka participated in the prestigious event.

Buckinghamshire New University is a British State-funded university with roots established in 1893, as the Science and Art School in High Wycombe, a town located between London and Oxford. The university now has a student base of about 10,000.

The MBA is awarded by Buckinghamshire New University and applies cutting edge and straightforward learning methods through a learning tool, known as Blackboard. Students also receive the unreserved support facilitated by SLIM through a panel of experienced industry professionals and academics.

Besides the comprehensive subject delivery system, the programme also has an extremely flexible schedule that allows working professionals to obtain their qualification. The School of Business & Management at Bucks is a member of the Association of Business Schools, UK.

At the last subject review undertaken by the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in 2001, the University’s Business & Management School scored highly; gaining 22/24 points in recognition of the excellent teaching quality delivered in the field of business and management.