16 Jul 2020 19:56 IST

ISBF ties up with London’s Kingston Business School

UG programme will give students access to quality, affordable global education

Indian School of Business and Finance (ISBF) has joined hands with Kingston Business School, Kingston University (KU), London, to provide aspiring Indian students access to Kingston’s most acclaimed undergraduate programme in Business Management.

Students take up their initial two years of the degree in India at ISBF, and then move to KU for their final year, graduating in London. Throughout the programme, all students are full-fledged KU students, with the curriculum and the final degree both recognised entirely by Kingston University, holding the coveted AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation.

World-class education

“The unique structure of this programme addresses an important student need as it gives students access to a high-quality global education and also the opportunity of graduating and working abroad, but without incurring the exorbitant cost associated with studying abroad. That is why students of this programme have the best of both worlds — they can study in India and yet graduate in London! Besides, the seamless transition in third year will help allay many students’ and parents’ concerns about going abroad immediately after school, especially with the current, high-risk situation of health and finance,” says Dr Jitin Chadha, Founder and Director, ISBF.

Under this arrangement, students progress into their final year without appearing for IELTS. They also make the move along with an entire batch of classmates and friends, with the same work and visa-related benefits as other international students, including post-work visa, making the transition significantly easier.

Nurturing learning

“The context of business and management today is at least as global as it is local. This discipline is arguably one of the most hands-on areas of study, exposing students to the latest business cases and discussions, while at the same time honing their soft and inter-personal skills through an application-oriented teaching and learning environment. This is why we are excited to partner with a leading school like Kingston Business School. With their curriculum and pedagogical training and inputs, we hope to equip students with the skills they will need in the dynamic job market of tomorrow,” said Dr GL Tayal, Dean Academics, ISBF.

Graduates are most likely to launch their career in London, one of the world’s leading cities to live and work in. Moreover, students may also opt for a year of work placement as their fourth year, the successful completion of which adds the tag of ‘with business experience’ to the title of their degree.

Sharing his views on the collaboration, Ian Roberts, Head of Kingston Business School, said, “ISBF has been delivering peerless international education in the fields of economics, management and finance for more than a decade now, and we are excited to partner with them. This programme has curricular depth, emphasis on hands-on work and year-round assessment, in order to produce graduates who are effective problem-solvers in the real world. We are optimistic that in these unprecedented times, as well as for many years hereafter, this programme will offer substantial value to Indian students.”