Nov 2, 2015

London School of Marketing Seeks Local Partner for Myanmar Expansion

A British educational institution is seeking a partner to expand its operations in Myanmar by the end of the year.

The London School of Marketing (LSM) said it plans to open a regional centre in one of the country’s major cities and is in the process of looking for a partner organisation to help get the project off the ground.

The regional centre will allow students in Myanmar the chance to obtain a British qualification without having to travel to the UK, LSM said.

Anton Dominique, chief marketing officer at London School of Marketing, said, “A British qualification is one of the most valuable in the world, however for many international students the cost of travelling to and living in the UK makes it almost impossible. The regional centres allow students to study exactly the same courses as those in the UK but without the cost of traveling, foreign accommodation and obtaining a British visa.”

He added, “Our existing Local Access Points (LAP) are already successful and have produced many graduates. … Myanmar was the natural choice as the location for our next LAP as it is such a vibrant country with an emerging group of young professionals who want to further their career with a British qualification.”

LSM, which is present in countries such as UAE and Saudi Arabia, said all the courses are taught online and students will still get the same amount of interaction with lecturers and professors as those based in the UK.

Through the school’s online study platform, students will be able to access course information as well as interact with academics and fellow students.

“Despite our LAPs being based all over the world, London School of Marketing is committed to giving all students both domestic and foreign, the chance to enjoy the full student experience,” Dominique said.

The institution is now seeking potential locations in Myanmar to establish the Local Access Point (LAP). LSM said it is looking for “an entrepreneurial partner” to provide the school with space for 10-15 computers, fast, secure internet access and meeting room facilities.

“We are really open to working with partners from either the world of business or education, as long as they have the ability to provide us with the space and technology needed, we are happy to come to an arrangement,” according to Dominique.

The courses currently offered by London School of Marketing are BA (hons) in Marketing, BA (Hons) in Business Management, MA in Marketing and Innovation and the MBA.

“Students from Myanmar can become an active part of London School of Marketing’s online community, communicating and collaborating with people from all over the world. Myanmar already has close ties with the UK and the development of our Local Access Points aims to strengthen these bonds even further,” Dominique added.

Source: Myanmar Business Today