Anglia Ruskin launches US collaborative degree programme

Published: 19 April 2011 at 12:31

Online business courses provided in conjunction with Excelsior College

Anglia Ruskin University and Excelsior College, in the United States, have forged a strategic partnership to create two innovative degree programmes, designed to equip graduates with the skills and the competitive edge to succeed in today’s global marketplace.

The BA Hons in Business Management Practice and BSc Hons in Business Technology Management will be taught online and on completion successful students will obtain both a UK degree from Anglia Ruskin and a US degree from Excelsior College, enhancing a graduate’s CV in an increasingly competitive market.

These distance learning degree courses are offered on a part-time and full-time basis, with no fixed starting date or duration. Because of their flexibility, the courses can easily be slotted into students’ professional and personal lives.

Jon Bouffler, Director of Learning Development Services at Anglia Ruskin, said:

“We’re very excited by this partnership with Excelsior College, who have a reputation as one of the leading distance learning colleges in the US. The flexibility of these courses means that people will have even greater options when deciding to study at Anglia Ruskin.”

Founded in 1971, Excelsior College, based in Albany, New York, is recognised as a pioneer in the field of remote learning. Experienced online tutors and course facilitators will be in regular email and real-time contact with students, making the courses suitable for people wherever they are in the world.

“Excelsior College has been a leader in distance learning for 40 years because we deliver high quality education with instructors who have decades of experience in academia and the real world,”

said Dr Jane LeClair, Dean of Excelsior College’s School of Business & Technology.

“Anglia Ruskin’s similar track record of success makes this a natural partnership that allows both institutions to reach students interested in attaining the knowledge, skills and degrees to compete in the 21st century economy.” 

The BA Hons in Business Management Practice is an advanced business studies course, with topics covered including cross-cultural communications, project management, entrepreneurship and business leadership.

For students interested in a career in the business technology sector and, in particular, the field of information sciences, the BSc Hons in Business Technology Management includes modules on business statistics, computer architecture and database management. The first start date is 2 May and more information is available by phoning 0845 196 5992.