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The UK is a gateway to Europe! Though a small continent, Europe is diverse and fascinating.
London is certainly one of the most famous cities in the world. Many things can be connected with the name London such as; late Princess Diana, The Queen of England, Big Ben, Baker Street, the River Thames, London Bridge, West End and the London Eye to name but a few. The exciting history of London is waiting to be explored around every corner.
The diversity of London is an educational experience in itself. It is a city of separate areas, often famous in their own right and with distinctive characteristics. Londoners are as varied as the city itself, with communities from most countries of the world, giving an overall impression of a multicultural and friendly environment.
London is the focal point of British politics, finance and the media..
London is well connected by rail and road to the rest of the UK and Europe, and to the rest of the world with four major airports nearby. It’s quite possible to develop a varied and interesting lifestyle in London on a budget. With substantial student discounts and so many of the city’s most appealing attractions being free, you’ll always find ways to make your money go further. Living in London will increase the value of your studies. Despite these things you will have a great time staying in London and may find yourself returning again and again for the unique city experience of London.
With a strong practical and professional orientation to the curriculum, the main emphasis of the programme is on leadership through strategic management. Its objectives are fourfold:
This is a generalist programme designed to add value to a first degree and to further the career development of individuals who have significant post-graduation and relevant work experience – which means at least two years and typically much more.
Throughout your MBA studies, you will be encouraged to ground your new knowledge within the base of your professional experience; to reflect on and learn from your prior experience; to integrate new knowledge with past experience and to apply it to new situations. You will also be encouraged to challenge preconceptions and remove subject and functional boundaries so as to handle complex situations holistically.
As you study, you will develop particular strengths in data collection, critical reflective data analysis, creative thinking, and formulating, synthesizing and solving complex unstructured business problems through an evaluative evidence / assumption development based approach. In addition to communicating your findings you will develop the skills to implement agreed solutions effectively and efficiently at both an individual and team level. You will also develop your interpersonal skills to be able to interact effectively with a range of specialists.
Upon successful completion of the MBA programme you will have developed a broad knowledge and understanding of organizations, the external context in which they operate and how they are managed. You will be able to understand, respond to and lead change, demonstrating intellectual breadth by making integrative links across the various areas of organizations. You will have fine-tuned your personal effectiveness in terms of self-awareness, self-reflection and self-management; time management; sensitivity to diversity in people and different situations and the ability to continue to learn through reflection on practice and experience.
In short, you will be ideally equipped to develop your career in a management role within your chosen company. And should you plan to launch your own business, you will have the skills and understanding to implement your entrepreneurial ideas.
All our accommodation is carefully selected, visited and monitored by Hosts International to ensure that standards are maintained and to make sure your stay is a comfortable one. Hostels and residences are very popular too, mainly because of their low cost and central location but they can get full very quickly, particularly during the summer. We do advise you to book as early as possible in order to have the best choice. It may be possible to find accommodation for you at short notice, but it is advisable to inform us of your requirements at least four weeks before your date of arrival.
Living costs are much lower in East London. Our sponsored candidates will be guaranteed accommodation for two weeks or more as required. Rooms will be single whenever possible but sharing with a maximum of one person may be necessary. Females will be allocated separately from males. All appliances provided including cooker, micro-oven, fridge and utensils. Bedrooms are regular cleaned and all duvet/pillow etc provided and washed.
Those in the UK on a STUDENT VISA may only work 20 hours per week during term time. If they work any more than this, they are breaking the rules of their visa. They can work as many hours as they like during holiday periods. If you are on a student visa, you must also be enrolled on a full-time course (any course of more than 15 hours’ daytime study per week).
Students with any other type of visa can work as many hours as they like, unless their visa states that work is ‘prohibited’. This means this type of student cannot work while studying.
Like many other international education destination, there are many scholarships and grand available for studying in the United Kingdom. Student loans are also available to help you finance your education.
In addition, depending on your visa status, international students in the UK can work up to 20 hours a week! In addition, while school is out of term, you can work full-time. Working while studying will not only help cover your costs but will also present you with valuable experience.
Europe is only 1-2 hours away by flight, and flights within the EU are fairly cheap, so visiting the entire continent is simple and enjoyable!
One of the most important aspects of an international education involves finances. In our crazy economic times, students looking to study abroad need to be smart about how they spend their money. Luckily for you, the costs of studying in the UK are less expensive than most other places, including the USA, even for international students!
Your major costs while studying abroad will include tuition, other education fees, and living expenses. Costs of studies often include more than just tuition. You’ll have to pay fees such as an “international student fee” and “student resource fees”. These normally won’t add up to anything over £300, but it’s a good idea to check before you agree to come to a school. As well, textbooks and course material (including a laptop or personal computer, which is necessary in some courses, as well as special equipment for medical, engineering, and similar courses) can be expensive. These costs depend primarily on the school and course, and can range from £500 to £2,500 and more. Another highly important advantage is course duration. UK undergraduate (bachelor’s-level) courses are typically 3 years in length, compared to 4-5 years in Canada or the US. Postgraduate programs are a year long in the UK, instead of 2 years in the UK. This means you an save a full year’s tuition or even more by studying in the UK!
The British Council also offers many scholarships that can help you finance your education. If you are not eligible for these scholarships, you may be eligible for a student loan from the UK government. The Student Loan Company, a part of the UK government, provides loans to students at the local inflation rate, and serves over one million students every year. You can find out more about UK scholarships. The UK offers additional benefits to international students, as education and global involvement is highly valued over there. A few examples include:
Healthcare is free! Full time international students in programs longer than 6 months are eligible to take advantage of the National Health Service in the UK. This is extremely important, since in other countries like the US health insurance can be quite costly.
Subject to certain visa requirements, you can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during holidays and breaks. This will help you fund your studies as well as gain industry experience.