Prof. Craig Mahoney
University of Northumbria, described as one of Britain's best modern universities, preferred study destination for Sri Lankan students and registered consultant with the World Bank will offer a Bachelors degree through its local representative BMS from January 2009. This will also pave the way for students currently holding or following a recognised pathway qualification which includes ABE, ACCA, C&G, CIM, CIM, IBSL, NCC, NIIT and others to gain advanced entry to the University of Northumbria degree in Sri Lanka or UK.
The introduction of the in-country degree will enable prospective students to fashion their future based on what they can afford. Students have the choice of exiting after the first year or second year of the programme and opt to complete the degree at the University of Northumbria in the UK.
A formal ceremony will be held in the presence of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Craig Mahoney from the Univeristy of Northumbria to announce the launch of the degree in Leadership and Mangement.
The Director of BMS Mr Nizam Razzak explained that "the opportunity to complete the degree in Sri Lanka is a direct response to requests made by students and partner institutions. It makes it affordable and accessible. There are specific advantages attributed to completing the degree in the UK but this gives an option for those who cannot afford the UK or do not wish to be away from home."
Mr Razzaq also stated "studying for a UK qualification at BMS will certainly cost you less than it would to study in the UK for three years, but there will be no compromising on quality. Qualifications studied at a distance have to maintain the standards applied to equivalent full-time courses at UK institutions, so you can be sure that the decision you make won't cost you your future!"