Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF) Collaborates with Kingston University, London
New Delhi, July 14, 2020: Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF) has announced a partnership with Kingston Business School, Kingston University (KU), London, one of the top 50 business schools in the United Kingdom (QS 2020), to bring to aspiring Indian students its acclaimed undergraduate programme in Business Management, at less than half the cost of pursuing it entirely in London.
This programme offers students the unique opportunity to undertake the first 2 years of this degree in India at ISBF, and then move to Kingston University for 3rd year and graduate in London. Throughout the programme, all students are full-fledged Kingston University students, with the curriculum and the final degree both also coming entirely from Kingston University.
All students of this programme progress automatically to Kingston University in 3rd year, without needing to appear for IELTS in doing so.They also enjoy the benefits of moving with an entire batch of classmates and friends, which helps significantly with making the transition easier. Transitioning students can also opt for hostel accommodation on campus at Kingston University, London.
Students of this programme enjoy the same work and visa-related benefits as other international students (who may have studied in the UK for all 3 years at a much higher cost), including post study work visa. This allows graduates to launch a career in London, one of the world’s leading cities to live and work in. Moreover, students may also opt for a year of workplacement in their fourth year, the successful completion of which adds “with Business Experience” to their degree title.
For the last 14 years, Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF) has been successfully delivering excellence in international education through some of the world’s leading programmes in economics, management and finance, under the aegis of a strong partnership with the London School of Economics (LSE) and University of London (UOL). The new partnership with Kingston University is a natural extension of this endeavourto bring world-class education to India, providing Indian students with access to a high-quality global undergraduate programme at a fraction of the cost.
It also adds a feather in ISBF’s cap of partnerships with leading global institutions, as Kingston University is ranked among the top 10 universities in London and its business school – Kingston Business School – holds the prestigious AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation, a recognition earned by just 5% of the world’s business schools.
Sharing his views on this exciting development, Dr. Jitin Chadha, Founder & Director,ISBF, said, “The unique structure of this programme addresses an important student need – that of accessing a high-quality global education and also 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, as well as with regard to the current situation of high health and financial risk.”
Elaborating on the choice of this programme, Dr. G. L. Tayal, Dean Academics and Professor of Management at ISBF, remarked, “The context of business and management today is at least as global as it is local. The discipline of Business and Management 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, which is AACSB accredited for good reason. 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.”
Also sharing their views on the collaboration, Ian Roberts, Head of Kingston Business School, Kingston University, London, 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. The Business Management programmefrom Kingston Business School combines curricular depth, emphasis on hands-on work and year-round assessment through a mix of coursework, presentations, reports, essays and portfolios, 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 offersubstantial value to Indian students.”
ISBF was founded in 2006 with the vision of delivering world‐class education in India. Through its partnerships with global giants like University of London, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Kingston University, and its expert and highly committed group of faculty members, ISBF ensures that students receive a rigorous, application-oriented and global education which is relevant to local needs.
On the programmes offered with LSE and University of London, there is complete parity of both curriculum and assessment standards between students of ISBF and LSE in London, and all graduates receive the globally renowned University of London degree. As these programmes are in the areas of Economics, Business & Management and Accounting & Finance, for which LSE is ranked 5th, 10th and 4th in the world respectively (QS 2020), this means that Indian students can not only access a global top 10 undergraduate education, but they can also do so at about one-fourth the cost of obtaining the same education in London.
Starting from the academic session 2020-2021, ISBF has also partnered with Kingston Business School, Kingston University, London, to offer their BSc (Hons) Business Management programme. Students of this programmecomplete their first two years at ISBF, studying the KU curriculum, and then necessarily move to Kingston University for third year, thus graduating in London at less than half the cost (relative to pursuing all 3 years in London). They are eligible to receive the 2-year post study work visa, as well as other work and visa related benefits available to international students, which makes it much easier for them to launch a career in London. The programme also offers an optional year-long internship anywhere in the world.