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New strategic alliance for two London HEIs

London Metropolitan University is to validate degree courses taught by a private London business school.

Under a new strategic partnership, the London School of Business and Finance (LSFB) will teach London Met-validated undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes. These will include courses in include financial and marketing management, entrepreneurship and luxury brand management.

The new partnership will also involve the integration of some aspects of student services, including joint sponsorship of international students.

London Met’s vice-chancellor, Professor Malcolm Gillies (pictured) said: “We see this as a strategic alliance of benefit to both institutions. London Met brings traditional university strengths and a strong record of validation. LSBF brings its knowledge of the emerging market, particularly in terms of niche-based business and finance studies.”

Professor James Kirkbride, vice rector of the London School of Business and Finance added: “Partnerships in higher education work because they are based on each institution bringing their respective strengths to the table for collective success.”

Posted on: 19/04/2012

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