University of Gloucestershire, UK partners with Westford University College

University of Gloucestershire, UK partners with Westford University College
Westford University College (WUC) a leading higher education provide has forged a strategic partnership with University of Gloucestershire, UK. The University of Gloucestershire (UoG) is a public university based in Gloucestershire, England. The collaborative partnership sets the stage for a broad range of prospects for students in the UAE and across the globe. The programs that are introduced through this partnership are industry focused and are aligned with the demands of today’s corporate world.
1) BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance – This course is focused on nurturing excellent finance professionals. In addition to the required accounting and finance areas, the course provides opportunity to explore futuristic business subjects.
2) MBA (Master’s Stage-Top-up) – It offers a flexible study route and will allow to refresh and enhance the student’s management skills and knowledge. The students will investigate changing areas of strategy, leadership and management theory and practice.
3) MBA Global – This program offers the opportunity to immerse in the world of business, engaging with some of the most contemporary challenges faced by global business leaders. This course can be personalized with specialist routes in:
1. Financial Services Management
2. International Hospitality and Tourism Management
3. Cyber Governance and Digital Transformation
4. Marketing Intelligence and Big Data
5. Applied Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking, and Innovation
6. Sports Leadership and Governance

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Westford University College. Westford University College is a leading provider of high-quality industry-focused Business Education in UAE, and the University of Gloucestershire is excited to be launching several programmes including our innovative MBA Global in the region with such a well-respected partner. We look forward to working collaboratively with Westford to ensure our graduates leave with the skills, behaviors, and knowledge to be highly successful in their future careers. Our programmes are all designed in partnership with leading UK professional bodies recognising the contemporary global challenges that industry face. Working with Westford, graduates from our degree programmes enter industry as ethical, responsible, creative, and innovative business leaders, with the ability to thrive in a complex, ambiguous and uncertain external environment.”

Dr Dominic Page

Head of the Business School University of Gloucestershire

The agreement ensures that the student experience and academic delivery of programming will be designed to the best of the industry standard. The partnership will create a great synergy between Westford and UoG, bringing in a world of opportunities for our students. The partnership is a great merger between two dynamos in the education industry, Westford being an expert in delivering UK programs in the region and the UoG with the most sought-after MBA and bachelor’s programs. This partnership will be aligned to meet the UoG’s strategic ambitions of increasing their international footprint in the MENA region.

“The Global MBA will provide you with the knowledge foundations of business before offering the unique opportunity to specialise in your chosen industrial field, allowing the flexibility to shape your study based on your career aspirations. It is designed to develop creative, flexible, and aspirational leaders in the industry. You will be offered the opportunity to develop the most in-demand skills needed as we confront the opportunities and challenges of a dynamic and unpredictable economic environment. The MBA (Master’s Stage Award) offers a flexible study route, and You’ll investigate changing areas of strategy will be able to confidently apply this knowledge to practical organisational situations.”

Mr. Azley Abd Razak

Academic Course Leader: MBA Global, Senior Lecturer, Strategy and International Business Gloucestershire Business School, University of Gloucestershire

Westford has a unique ideology, with over 10 years of experience in blended learning, Westford is a pioneer in online synchronized education. The high quality of our curriculum and cutting-edge technology allows us to provide education of the highest standard. We combine global best practices of pedagogy with contemporary training methods powered by sophisticated technology and modern platforms to deliver the programs online and off-site that is contextualized and personalized.

“Do you want to speed up your career to become a chartered accountant or finance professional? Our Accounting and Finance course is carefully designed to help you achieve that plus give you an excellent university experience. In addition to the required accounting and finance areas, the course provides an opportunity to explore futuristic subjects such as Data Analytics, Forensic Accounting, and Social and Environmental Reporting. Our course is accredited by international professional accounting and finance bodies. We are proud of our partnership with global accounting bodies such as ACCA, CIMA (CGMA) and AIA, who grants maximum exemptions. These accounting bodies are internationally recognised, i.e., a qualified member of these organisations would be able to work or practice in accountancy or finance field in any country which recognises them”.

Mr. Archan Mehta

Academic Course Leader for Accounting and Finance University of Gloucestershire

“The partnership will deliver the MBA program with unique specializations and the undergraduate bachelor’s program in business with finance which will help the learners to get exceptions from ACCA, ICAI and ECA”

Mr. Hanil Das

Co-Founder and CEO of WUC

“The program helped me bridge the industry gap by acquiring high-value skills, building connections, and preparing for real-world challenges. In retrospect, I feel the three things that contributed most were – my cohort batch, my professors, and the wonderful MBA office staff. I cherish every moment I spent being part of the MBA program and will always be grateful for everything it gave me!"

Ms. Lujain Abdulrahman M Alarifi

MBA student of UoG with WUC

"The MBA Program goes one step further in combining the knowledge in areas such as human resources, finance basics, project management, and marketing. It is particularly useful to those engaged in positions requiring process knowledge in such areas, to a greater or lesser extent. During the course, the lecturers, who were very motivated and competent, provided participants with practical and useful advice applicable in everyday operations."

Mr. Sean McGuigan

MBA student

With over 10,000 plus alumni’s strength around the globe and student bodies from over 125 nationalities, Westford truly gives its students a global experience. Westford reiterates the message that, degrees and passions do not have to be incompatible. The degree can now be matched to the student’s interests.
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