The University has expanded the global delivery of its Master of Business Administration programme. The postgraduate qualification, already offered in conjunction with partners in Russia, Greece and the Netherlands, has become one of the latest additions to the curriculum at the Frederick Institute of Technology in Cyprus.
The Nicosia-based institute, one of the country’s largest private educational establishments, accepted its first intake of 15 part-time MBA students in October. Plans are now being made to extend the range of courses run in collaboration with Kingston to include the full-time MBA, the Diploma in Management Studies and Masters in Business Management and Management Studies.
Overseen by course director Professor David Jacobson, the majority of the MBA modules are being taught by staff at the Frederick Institute who have undergone extensive briefing from academics at the Kingston Business School. Students have access to Kingston’s online learning facilities to support their work.
MBA programme director Dr Sonia El Kahal MacLean said the collaboration had enormous potential. “The links will give senior executives the chance to obtain one of the most respected British qualifications without having to leave Cyprus,” she said. “The close proximity of Cyprus to the Middle East and its long-standing relationships with countries such as Lebanon should enhance student recruitment in the region.”
Kingston’s MBA programme, which is accredited by the Association of MBAs, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Staff at the Business School are now exploring the possibility of taking the programme to other parts of the globe, including India and China.