Bard of Avon ‘Partners’ With Top Canadian University
Bard of Avon is delighted to announce that it has entered into a relationship with the University of Prince Edward Island – one of Canada’s top ranked Universities.

For 2012/13 2011/12, UPEI was ranked 5th in Canada among all Canadian universities offering primarily undergraduate education in the Maclean’s University Rankings. In the previous year they were ranked 4th. In Canada the Maclean’s annual rankings is equivalent to The Times Good University Guide etc in the United Kingdom

Memorandum of Understanding
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by both institutions on Thursday 8 November 2012 initiating a joint Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) degree program for Diploma Graduates from Bard of Avon.

Students who have completed a two-year Diploma in Management at Kinnaird will be eligible to enter the 3rd year of studies at UPEI and complete the BBSt degree with only an additional two years of study at UPEI.

Canada Welcomes International Students
Canada is now one of the most popular international student destinations due not only to the quality of its educational system but also because it has a student friendly immigration regime.

The Canadian government actively promotes its international student credentials. In terms of immigration policy international students can work for up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions and full time during scheduled breaks.

Further, Canada has a Post Graduation Work Permit Program which allows students to gain valuable work experience in Canada after graduating. Work permits are valid for the length of your study program up to a maximum of three years.

Bard of Avon Year of Success
Bard of Avon is the only institution in North of England to have such a relationship with the University of Prince Edward Island.

The Momentous Signing Ceremony
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on behalf of UPEI by the Dean of the Business School Mr. Alan Duncan. He stated, –

“This represents an ideal partnership. It strengths the international ties of the School of Business at UPEI while providing an opportunity for these Diploma students to add to their education and bring a different cultural perspective into their classes. It is a great opportunity for students to continue their education,”

Ms Tehshina Nayyar, Principal of Bard of Avon signed on behalf of the College.

She said “this agreement opens up another avenue for our students to take their international educational pathway to a new level. Bard of Avon emphasizes the importance of a global career focus in all our programs. This agreement will allow our Diploma students to take advantage of the opportunity to enhance their learning and have an international exchange at the same time. We are excited about the possibilities that this agreement brings to our two institutions. The BBSt degree offers a tremendous option for our students to realize both their educational and global career objectives.”

All Students Welcome
The two year Diploma course at Bard of Avon is open to both home based and international students who meet the program’s minimum entry requirements.

More Information
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