Belfast Telegraph

University expands its business courses

By Symon Ross

The University of Ulster is expanding business and professional services studies at its Magee campus with two courses targeting students interested in financial services and business management careers.

The courses — a Master of Business Studies and a proposed BSc (Hons) Accounting and Managerial Finance — will run at the Ulster Business School. They are part of a strategy for transforming Magee by doubling its size, building new infrastructure and adding 2,000 extra students.

The MBS programme got under way last month and was officially launched at a reception at Magee yesterday. The new BSc Accountancy and Managerial Finance at Magee will start next September. Indian post-graduates comprise two-thirds of the inaugural year’s intake of 20 students after a successful overseas marketing campaign by the university.

Professor Richard Barnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ulster, said: “These courses directly meet some of the upskilling challenges facing the North West and the promotion of the region internationally.”

Professor Deirdre Heenan, Dean of Academic Development at Magee, said: “This is a great boost for business and professional services in the North West. It shows that our expansion plan for Magee is bearing early fruit but, of course, a massive task lies ahead in accomplishing the university’s full vision for the campus.”

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