ANC Education commences masters of business programs with UWL

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ANC Education, the premier international higher education provider in the country, started enrolments for the inaugural intake of University of West London’s (UWL) business postgraduate programs commencing in January 2013.

All business postgraduate programs are internal British postgraduate qualifications delivered by a renowned lecture panel consisting of eminent academics from UWL and Sri Lanka. All these programs can be completed entirely in Sri Lanka within a year.

The business postgraduate cohort at the ANC School of Postgraduate Education offers several programs. The MBA (general) program focuses on continuing professional development by providing skills and knowledge that will assist students in developing a critical understanding of functional perspectives on business activities, both locally and globally.

MA contemporary Mmrketing is a highly demanded area of specialisation today with the upcoming marketing trends such as digital media and social media and focuses on delivering up-to-date subject content in marketing.  

MSc international business management includes subject areas in corporate cross-cultural issues and global marketing in real business situations and it is specially designed for students in a multinational work environment.  

The MSc accounting and finance degree is a specialised program focused on delivering advance knowledge in accounting and finance including areas of capital markets and risk, corporate financial management as well as corporate strategy.  

The MSc project management program develops an understanding of project and program management concepts, and roles and activities within organisations by exploring the balance between theory, and provides practical skills and knowledge in order to support career advancements in project management.

“The University of West London welcomes this exciting opportunity to develop a strategic partnership with ANC, offering a global portfolio of Masters degrees. We are looking forward to a successful collaboration offering a unique opportunity for students in Sri Lanka to equip themselves with the range of skills essential to compete in this knowledge economy,” said Kathryn Mitchell, Vice Chancellor of UWL (Acting) speaking on the collaboration of the two schools.

The University of West London is prestigiously known as the ‘best modern university in London’ (Guardian University 2012 and 2013 million+ university category) with several number one rankings under its name, including number one for graduate employment rate (Times Higher Education Guide). The university is comprised of eight schools including Business, law, hospitality and tourism, psychology, art, design and media, nursing, midwifery and healthcare, social care and human sciences and computing and technology.

With a heritage of over 150 years in teaching and professional education, the university is known to be a knowledge hub that moulds students to prepare them for career opportunities and prospects while they study. The UWL business postgraduate programs are developed to enhance professional growth and offer students something beyond the general norm in relation to the business scenario globally. 

“The response and results for the ANC School of Postgraduate Education has been excellent so far and our momentum to offer the best education and facilities on par with international standards continues in our postgraduate programs. We launched the school in 2012 with four specialised LLM programs and five business programs. 

“By the end of 2013, the school will have the largest portfolio of British postgraduate programs in the country with over 15 awards in law, business, hospitality and tourism management, psychology and engineering. This is a great opportunity for local students to obtain a globally recognised qualification right here in Sri Lanka,” said Dr. Punarjeeva Karunanayake, CEO/Executive Director of ANC Education.

Roger Cook, MBA Programme Director at University of West London, stated, “The UWL MBA, MSc and MA programs provide a thorough and rigorous grounding in a range of relevant business disciplines. It is designed equip today’s managers for a successful career in the contemporary complex and changing global business environment. This is possible because of the latest technologies in education that we use such as the Blackboard virtual learning environment and e-library resources.” 

The masters of business programs that are being offered by ANC Education focus on advancing knowledge by introducing study methods that deviate from theory-based education and capture more practical elements.

The general curriculum of the MBA MSc and MA programs will cover precisely what is offered by the University of West London with a percentage of the coursework being taught by professors from London. Classes will be conducted on weekday evenings and weekends for the convenience of the students. The 8-12 month course duration will enable students to gain a rigorous learning experience and enhance their capacity in managing work, life and learning.