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MBS College is the only Private Higher Education provider in Crete & Southern Greece to deliver International and Accredited University Programmes.



Welcome note from the President Welcome note from the College Principle Historical Timeline MBS College receives accreditation by EDU Accreditation by the British Accreditation Council International recognition from NARIC Facilities, Resources and Learning Environment Undergraduate & Postgraduate Degree Programmes by World Leading Universities Welcome note from the Dean of Nottingham Business School BA (Hons) in Business Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Business - Management & Organisation Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Business - Marketing Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Business - Accounting and Finance Welcome note from the Head of College, Art & Design and Built Environment – Nottingham Trent University Art & Design School / Certificate in Art & Design Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Interior Architecture & Design Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Graphic Design Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Multimedia Welcome note from the Director of the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism – Nottingham Trent University Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Print Journalism Welcome note from Ann Allen, Acting Dean, School of Social Science Bachelor of Science with Honors (BSc Hons) in Psychological Science Continuous support and development in student’s learning skills Events The University of London International Programmes Welcome note from Rosemary Gosling, Director, LSE External Study Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Accounting & Finance Welcome note from Chris Howorth, the Director of External and Executive Programmes School of Management Master of Science (MSc) in International Business Welcome note from Dr James J. Busuttil, Director, Postgraduate Laws programme for External students Master of Laws (LLM) Key Contacts in Nottingham Trent University Map

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Welcome from the College President MBS College was founded in 1979, and throughout the intervening years has experienced change, improvement, and continual growth. 32 years later, we are proud of our collaborations with both industry and other educational institutions, our diverse portfolio of undergraduate programmes, and of our continuous investment in developing up to date teaching and learning facilities. However, we are mostly proud of the recognition at local and international level of our sustained and rigorous efforts, to become a high quality, Higher Education provider. Today, we are the pioneering college in Southern Greece, offering our students an exceptionally high quality educational experience within a purpose-built learning and teaching environment. Our innovative teaching and learning methods, coupled with our vision for a high quality educational experience, increases the employment prospects of our graduates both at national and international level. MBS College is fully licensed by the Greek Ministry of Education, and today is an exclusive partner institution with one of the UK’s most prestigious universities - Nottingham Trent University. MBS has recently formally commenced the process of becoming a recognised centre for the University of London International Programmes. The International Programmes constitute the distance learning area of the University of London and includes programmes from some of the world’s most prestigious universities including the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) and University College London (UCL). MBS is particularly proud to provide a portfolio of progressive programmes to students who would like to study towards a UK university degree but do not wish to relocate to the UK. Our mission at MBS is to contribute to the improvement of the Greek Higher Education provision. This desire is pursued by our executive team, and shared by our academics, the administrative staff and our students. It is this vision which drives our strategies and our plans for the future. As a student at MBS College you will be given every opportunity to excel in your field and I wish you every future success.

Manolis Foukarakis Founder & President MBS College 




Welcome from the College Principal Back in 1998 MBS College was created as franchise of Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University. Since then, we have come very long way to transform MBS College to what it is today. During all these years we have attempted to strengthen the College’s profile by establishing strategic alliances with UK Universities and receive accreditation by International Accreditation external bodies. Today the College is fully licensed by the Greek Ministry of Education, holding both licenses for establishment and operation, which are necessary for the legal operation of private College in Greece who wish to establish collaborations with foreign Universities. MBS is also accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education (BAC) as an institution suitable to offer and support higher education provision. In 2011 MBS College was the first institution worldwide to receive accreditation by EDU, the Intergovernmental Organisation formed by an International Treaty to promote Quality Education and Accreditation. Additionally, the degrees obtained after studying at MBS College, are recognised by the UK National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC). Our vision continues to be, to transform MBS College into leading private provider of higher education within the Mediterranean region. Our mission is to pursue our vision through the expansion of MBS’ portfolio of programmes by adding new undergraduate and postgraduate courses, while enhancing the College’s teaching and learning approaches aiming for the highest quality and standards. The source of our competitive advantage is our selective differentiation strategy which aims to put MBS College at the top of private colleges in the wider southern Mediterranean region. Emanating from our carefully planned and implemented differentiation strategy, we have managed to attain the following distinctive characteristics: ·We are the only accredited private Higher Education provider in the area of Southern Greece. ·We are the only provider of higher education programmes in Southern Greece who provides its students with access to degrees from top-ranked universities, and enables them to acquire unique competitive advantage in the globalised employment market. ·Our Teaching and Learning (T&L) strategy and methods reflect the guidelines of Nottingham Trent University, however these are carefully contextualised to the needs and the special characteristics of the local or the individual student cultures. ·We prepare our graduates to enter the employment market or continue for postgraduate courses in top universities.



· We are continuously investing in new technology and innovative methods and tools to support teaching and learning. MBS is one of the very few higher education providers in Greece using Turnitin (plagiarism detection software) and e-study (electronic resources platform). E-library, fast broadband internet, full wi-fi facilities, continuous access to the library, studio space, computer rooms, technical equipment, and labs are some of the facilities available. · Our teams of academics & professionals include individuals with strong academic background and relevant professional experience. Thus, our students have the unique ability to learn both theory and practice. · We are one of the few private college in Greece with research activities and participation in international scientific conferences. · Last but not least, we are an institution which is flexible and adaptive to the needs of its students. There is a high degree of responsiveness, empathy, and openness in meeting students’ expectations. Today, we have managed to expand the affiliation with Nottingham Trent University to a range of undergraduate programmes ranging from Business, Art & Design to Journalism, and Psychology. Additionally, we have recently (2011) commenced the process for becoming a recognised centre for the University of London International Programmes. UoL International Programmes (formerly called the External System) is the oldest and most reputable distance learning provision of higher education in the world. Under this new relationship we will be able to provide tuition and support for a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of UoL institutions such the London School of Economics (LSE) and University College of London (UCL). This new academic relationship falls within our wider strategic mission and commitment to continually develop and expand our portfolio of programmes, while keeping the quality standards at the highest level. Currently, we are proud for our portfolio of programme which includes a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. All of our programmes lead to an international recognised degree such as: · · · ·

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Science (BSc) Master of Science (MSc) Master of Laws (LLM)

We are looking forward to seeing you in one of our programmes.

Vangelis Tsiligiris, PhDc, MA, PGDip, BA(Econ) College Principal MBS College 


Historical Timeline

MBS College receives accreditation by EDU

1979

uMBS College was founded

existing collaboration until 2016.

1998

uMBS College begins its collaboration with Nottingham Trent

u Reaccreditation is given by the British Accreditation Council (BAC)

University Business School (NBS), offering a Bachelor degree

programme in Business & Management Studies.

uRevalidation is awarded to MBS College by NTU renewing the

active until 2014.

uMBS further expands its collaboration with the School of Arts &

Humanities of NTU, with the addition of a Bachelor of Arts with

2003

uMBS extends its collaboration with NBS, offering 3 new Bachelor

Honours (BA Hons) in Print Journalism. The top-rated

degree programmes in Business. Bachelor of Arts with Honors

undergraduate National Council for the Training of Journalists’

(BA Hons) in Business is offered by means of three different routes,

accredited course in the UK and the only Higher Education Degree

Management & Organisation, Marketing and Accounting & Finance.

Programme in Journalism offered by a Private College in Greece

2005

uMBS is awarded accreditation by the British Accreditation Council

2011

u It A new collaboration is established with the School of Social

(BAC).

Sciences of NTU, regarding the provision of an Undergraduate Degree

Programme in Psychology (BSc Hons Psychological Science), the only

2006

uA collaboration with the University of Salford begins, offering 2

Psychology Undergraduate Programme in Greece that satisfies the

postgraduate degree programmes, MBA (Master of Business

criteria for the British Psychological Society (BPS) graduate

Administration) and MSc (Master of Science) in Management.

membership.

uMBS College creates links with the London School of Economics

2008

uThe collaboration is extended between MBS and Nottingham Trent

(LSE), University College of London (UCL) and Royal Holloway

University (NTU), with the addition of Bachelor degree programmes

University of London (RHUL), for the provision of 2 Bachelor and 2

from the Department of Art & Design and the Built Environment

Master degree programmes. The Bachelor programmes are in

(CADBE). The new Bachelor programmes are in the following subject

Economics (BSc Economics - LSE) and in Accounting & Finance

areas: Interior Architecture & Design (BA Hons in Interior Architecture

(BSc Accounting & Finance - LSE). The Master Degrees in International

& Design), Graphic Design (BA Hons in Graphic Design), and

Business (MSc International Business – Royal Holloway) and in Law

Multimedia (BA Hons in Multimedia).

(LLM – Master of Laws – UCL/Queen Mary).

uMBS College, initiates research activities by publishing in academic

2009

u MBS moves to a new modern campus facility in the area of Therisos

journals and participating in International Academic conferences.

in Heraklion Crete.

uMBS College widens its student profile with an international student

initiative, undertaking recruitment in both Kazakhstan and Russia.

2010

uFollowing the review process by the Greek Ministry of Education,

uMBS College is awarded accreditation by the international

MBS receives licenses for both establishment and operation in Greece.

intergovernmental organisation EDU.

On August 2nd 2011 MBS College was accredited by EDU – the intergovernmental organisations (IGO) formed in June 2011 under the guidelines and protocols of UN. EDU was created aiming to provide international accreditation for higher learning institutions. Its aim is within the next 5 years to create a publicly accessible database of tertiary education/academic institutions. The problem of illegal, fraud, and degree-mill institutions which often appear as “universities” is becoming more intense following the continuous increase in the demand for higher education qualifications. This problem is twofold: 1) Increasingly students worldwide are misled by these institutions. This has financial implications for them but most importantly it creates emotional distress and holds back their plans for career progression. 2) The higher education sector in general is negatively affected by the operation of these organizations. The entire sector is influenced by negative criticism and word-of-mouth which is generated by deluded students and their families. EDU is planning to create a database of the legal institutions in tertiary education at international level. According to EDU Secretary-General, His Excellency G.Irving Levance, “Our ultimate goal is to curb the questionable activities of fake schools and bogus accreditation agencies currently plaguing the global educational market, particularly online”. MBS College was one of the first education organisations to receive accreditation by EDU. Mr Vangelis Tsiligiris, the College’s Principal, mentioned “we are honoured by the accreditation of EDU. We strongly believe that this initiative will be a great success and it’s going to be embraced by Higher Education Institutions worldwide. It is definitely something which was needed to reassure students and their families are not mislead, while legal Higher Education Institutions safeguard their reputation”. You can find more about the accreditation of MBS by EDU in www.edu.int/MBS






Accreditation by the British Accreditation Council

International recognition from NARIC

MBS College was inspected and successfully certified by the British Accreditation Council as a suitable institution for offering higher education services. It received excellent reviews (report of inspectors BAC, 22/01/2005 & 18/02/2010) on the quality of the studies, the facilities, the administration and the functionality of the College as a whole. More specifically, the report concluded “…MBS College remains an impressive educational institution which achieves high levels of quality in all its functional areas…’’ In order for an institution to receive the accreditation from BAC, it has to fulfill specific requirements concerning its facilities, academic and administrative staff, the quality of its programmes and the organisational aspects as a whole. Once the accreditation is given, intermediate checks occur in order to ensure the maintenance of a high level of quality. The accreditation from BAC, is considered proof of quality and efficiency in the Educational Sector and is recognised globally as such.

MBS College is a Member of the Hellenic Colleges Association (HCA), and has also an association with the official source of the recognition body UK NARIC. The National Recognition Information Centre for UK (NARIC) is responsible for providing the necessary information and advice concerning both professional and academic qualifications, not only in Britain but also in other countries. After the degree qualifications have been certified by NARIC, a certificate is awarded to each graduate respectively. This official document confirms that the degree conferred by MBS College, is equivalent, to that awarded to the graduates of Nottingham Trent University in the UK in every respect. 




Facilities, Resources and Learning Environment At MBS College, we offer our students an appropriate learning environment whereby the knowledge we impart facilitates them in their practice. Since September 2009, we have been operating from our new campus, which was built after taking into consideration the needs and wants of a fast growing and demanding student community. We have created an environment based on our high standards we have and in regard to the need for constantly improving, changing and expanding, our academic provision. Our new premises include 6 laboratories, 6 teaching lecture rooms, 2 IT rooms, a library, a Study Room, Offices, a cafe and 120sqm of storage facilities. MBS College allows for the upgrading and expansion of its services and estates, and as a centre of excellence, is committed to providing the best quality of service. The New Campus is located in Heraklion, Crete in Therissos district.

Computer Facilities and Electronic Infrastructures

Library

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Technological advances greatly influence the way any organisation operates. MBS systematically updates its electronic infrastructure regularly, responding to new developments and initiatives.

In MBS, an important part of the annual investment budget is allocated to the renewal and the enrichment of the library content.

Students are also allowed access to Nottingham Trent University Online Workspace (NOW), a database, where they have the opportunity to obtain updated information on the curriculum modules and to access resources and journals from a wide variety of sources from around the world, related to their coursework.

The electronic infrastructure at MBS is extremely important as a tool/aid within the teaching process; and MBS embraces the new information systems and computer aided teaching and learning methods. In 2008, an e-study system was initiated, whereby students could download and use information for completing their course assignments, and also communicate with the academic staff on a daily basis. TURNITIN is also in use as a mechanism to trace plagiarism, which reinforces the importance of original thought and accountability.

One of the collaboration conditions with Nottingham Trent University was the existence of a library, based on the University’s standards. By providing a wealth of information in a variety of forms, the students are aided in their studying, and in the research process. 2,000 quality books have been amassed, all respected works of particular interest and importance. In addition, by using the “ATHENS” system, students may access more than 8,000 academic magazines and journals, a valuable facility in the advancement of their learning.

PCs and IT workstations with access to Nottingham Trent University’s electronic library and journal sources are constantly available and open wireless internet access, enables both discovery and enquiry.

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Undergraduate & Postgraduate Degree Programmes by World Leading Universities MBS College’s strategic decision to collaborate with Nottingham Trent University, was based on the superior quality of the latter’s academic programmes and its graduates’ wide acceptance by the market place. The University of London now provides the students in Crete with a highly stimulating academic experience and offers unique networking and professional opportunities at an international level. COURSE STRUCTURE – CONTENT All undergraduate programmes are of three (3) years duration and carry 360 credit points; the Master degrees have duration of eighteen (18) months and carry 120 credit points. The undergraduate programmes of Nottingham Trent University consist of annual modules, as is the case with every British University. There is a continuous assessment procedure in place and therefore no formal examinations are required. The programmes modules, allow the students to understand in depth, the different thematic aspects of their subject. This is always achieved in conjunction with the use of new technology, together with more traditional teaching and learning methods. ASSESSMENT The evaluation of the students’ progress incorporates various methods of assessment, such as: assignments, presentations, team projects, written work etc. In this way, students gain a more accurate and objective evaluation of their work, progress, strengths, and weaknesses. The only difference between the students studying at MBS College and those who study at the University’s UK base is the language in which the courses are sometimes delivered. The assessments students experience at MBS College, have the same content, structure and time frames as those at Nottingham Trent University. QUALITY ASSURANCE In order to ensure the quality of the students’ assessment, each assignment project is marked by three different examiners- two from MBS College and one from another British University. All sections of the programmes, particularly those of the third year assignments, are monitored by an External Examiner provided by Nottingham Trent University for four-year period. The structure and the content of the programmes provided, are monitored on a regular basis by the Programme Director of MBS, who informs Nottingham Trent University of the progress made. MBS writes a detailed annual quality report, to include all the elements that constitute its academic progress (academic team, students etc). The report is discussed in depth at the annual conference, which takes place at Nottingham Trent University campus. MBS College also has in place, internal monitoring procedures, which occur on a regular basis, in order to maintain the high quality of all aspects of its services.

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In 2010, MBS College became the first Education Institution in Greece to use TURNITIN, an Internet based plagiarism detection service, also used by the most highly regarded Higher Education Institutions in the world, including MIT, Harvard, Oxford University etc. ACADEMIC TEAM The academic team of MBS College consists of tutors with postgraduate and doctoral degrees, from the most prestigious universities in the world. The tutors of MBS College, undertake ongoing training, alongside the academics of Nottingham Trent University, who teach on the same courses. This Staff Development Programme is designed by Nottingham Trent University as part of its Quality Assurance Programme and its Internationalisation strategy. This specific training covers the areas of Teaching & Learning (T&L), Assessment and Quality Assurance. The teaching staff at MBS College, not only holds high academic credentials, but also has considerable work experience within leading Greek and International companies, skills and knowledge which are invaluable to the pedagogic process.

Academic Partnerships MBS College is a Higher Education provider, collaborating with well regarded and internationally recognised Universities and Educational Institutions. It has been involved into a collaborative partnership with Nottingham Trent University since 1998 (franchise). Initially, the collaboration was based on the delivery of Business Programmes, but in 2008 it expanded to include Interior Architecture Design, Graphic Design, Multimedia, Psychology and Print Journalism. Today, MBS College offers 8 Higher Education Programmes, all-leading to Bachelor degrees in the areas of: Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Business - Management & Organisation Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Business - Marketing Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Business - Accounting & Finance Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Interior Architecture & Design Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Graphic Design Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Multimedia Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Print Journalism Bachelor of Science with Honors (BSc Hons) in Psychological Science It has also formally commenced the process of becoming a recognised centre for the University of London International Programmes, providing tuition/support for 4 more programmes at the MBS college campus, 2 Bachelor Degrees and 2 Master Degrees in the areas of: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Accounting & Finance Master of Science (MSc) in International Business Master of Laws (LLM) IN THE PROGRAMMES ARE BEING ACCEPTED: • High School graduates (specific graduation marks required according to chosen course) • Students from different academic areas • Students from other Higher Education Institutions • Overseas students and non EU nationals All with proven English or/and Greek language skills

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MBS College and Nottingham Business School – developing leaders of today and tomorrow The world of business and work is becoming increasingly competitive, and graduates from all disciplines need to be adequately prepared when they enter this world. By choosing to study with the MBS College, in partnership with Nottingham Business School, one of the UK’s leading business schools, graduates can be assured that they have made the right choice for their future careers. Our courses provide students with a learning experience that is academically rigorous and practically relevant, but one that challenges and stretches thinking and actions at all levels, on a local and global basis. They are specifically designed to equip graduates with enhanced skills and leading edge thinking to meet the ever-changing needs of business. Employability rates for both Business Schools also testify to the quality of our teaching. Both Schools have outstanding rates of graduate employability within Greece and the UK, so you can be assured that your degree will help shape your future career development for the better. Here in the UK, Nottingham Business School is undertaking its own programme of development and change. New courses are being developed in line with changing work environments, our research programme is set to rapidly expand, and we are looking forward to a new location for the Business School towards the end of this year. Every organisation understands the need for adequate investment in its future, and Nottingham Business School is no exception. A degree from the MBS College and Nottingham Business School is a sign that you have made a significant investment in yourself and your future development. Good luck with your studies!

Professor Baback Yazdani Dean – Nottingham Business School Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Business School

•BA (Hons) in Business - Management & Organization •BA (Hons) in Business - Accounting & Finance •BA (Hons) in Marketing

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BA (Hons) in Business The BA (Hons) in Business is an internationally accredited 3-year programme, offered by Nottingham Trent University, provided exclusively in Crete by MBS College.

Nottingham Trent University is considered one of the most professional partners to work with on all levels and for this is the reason it has strong associations with the most renowned companies both in the UK and abroad. Covering a broad business curriculum, the first year of the Business courses offered at MBS College, covers key business disciplines, to help students develop a thorough understanding of the way businesses operate and are managed, to prepare the students to become successful business professionals. Ongoing research, constantly redefines the rules of the business sector and subsequently the needs of the marketplace and business environment. Based on this research and the constantly changing needs of the sector, Nottingham Trent University designs and updates its Bachelor courses every year. This results in skilled, innovative Business graduates, ready to apply their knowledge and expertise both academically and professionally. Modern teaching practices, along with the continuous support from MBS College Academic Team, ensures that graduates have the skills and enterprise required for a successful future business career.

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1st year is common for all Business courses and the modules include:

At the end of the first year, students choose to specialise in one of the following areas:

• FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGING • MARKETING & OPERATIONS • INFORMATION FOR DECISION & PLANNING • QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS • ACCOUNTING & FINANCE • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR BUSINESS

• Management & Organisation

Στο τέλος του πρώτου έτους οι φοιτητές επιλέγουν μια από τις παρακάτω ειδικότητες:

• Marketing • Accounting & Finance

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Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Business - Management & Organisation

Career Prospects for Graduates § In a continuously developing and contemporary work environment, the demand for administrative executives is increasing rapidly.

This Bachelor degree provides students with the opportunity to focus on Management, with special emphasis on issues related to the human element within the business workplace. This programme examines a range of contemporary issues, regarding the study of various forms of work/career based issues, and the way companies are affected by these. Students learn how to develop their critical thinking, and be self-sufficient through the use of in-depth research and analysis.

The graduates of this programme learn how to focus on issues that relate to the human element within the business world.

Students learn how to become good team players and effective leaders. By the end of the programme, the graduates would have learned how to grow an enterprise based on effective Human Resource Management, in order to enhance customer satisfaction and make a company more competitive in an economy based on services.

The programme examines a wide range of modern day issues, including various forms of work environments, Human Resources Management, the administration of change and the business integrity.

1st Year

• Professional Development for Business 1

• Information for Decision & Planning

• Foundations of Managing & Organising

• Accounting & Finance for Managers

• Marketing & Operations

• Quantitative Methods for International Business

2nd Year

• Professional Development for Business 2

• Managing & Organising

• Competitive Strategy & Innovation

• Survey Research Analysis for Business

• Accounting in its Organisational Context

• Managing the Global Supply Chain

3rd Year

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• Researching Management & Organisations

• Retail Marketing Management

• Comparative & International Management

• New Perspectives in Organisation & Management

• International Marketing Communications

The graduates hold the competitive advantage of being able to work in many different areas of commerce and in positions with varying responsibilities, all of which are strongly related to the decision-making process. The Financial Foundations, Chambers, Economic Organisations, Industrial and Commercial Companies, public or private businesses, are among the prospects open to a graduate of this programme.

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Career Prospects for Graduates

Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Business - Marketing

§ Marketing is considered to be the key

functional area within most business enterprises and organisations, and is also an essential element within management structures.

Marketing is considered to be an essential element of a contemporary company. The BA (Hons) in Business – Marketing is based on this principle and its aim is to encourage students to understand and apply the theories and the techniques of Marketing, in different roles and contexts. Emphasis is given to the development of critical understanding of and empathy with marketing philosophy, which places the customer at the centre of a company’s activities. The teaching material covers a range of current issues concerning Marketing theory and includes the modules: Market Orientation, Consumer Behavior, Strategic Marketing Management, Brand Development & Positioning, Communication and Marketing services. Successful Marketing executives combine the theoretical and technical knowledge of Marketing with analytical and communication skills. In addition to working well as part of a team, marketing executives are also distinguished for their individual creative skills. This programme will enable students to develop all the above skills, necessary for a successful career in Marketing.

1st Year

• Professional Development for Business 1

• Information for Decision & Planning

• Foundations of Managing & Organising

• Accounting & Finance for Managers

• Marketing & Operations

• Quantitative Methods for International Business

2nd Year

• Professional Development for Business 2

• Managing & Organising

• Competitive Strategy & Innovation

• Survey Research Analysis for Business

• Marketing Management

• International Marketing & Communication

3rd Year

• Dissertation

• Retail Marketing Management

• Comparative & International Management

• New Perspectives in Organisation & Management

• International Marketing Communications

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The development and the function of a Marketing Department, has become vital in any kind of business, as competition is constantly increasing. In recent years there has been an increased demand for marketing officers in all business sectors. The prospects for marketing graduates therefore, are considerable. Graduates can begin their career as marketing officers in a variety of departments within an organisation or business enterprise. They have the advantage of being experienced within the marketing, sales and advertising areas, and are considered to be vital members of a modern day business environment.

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Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Business - Accounting & Finance The programme is designed to provide the students with the ability to understand the importance of Accounting & Financial data within a present day enterprise. By following this programme, students will be given the opportunity to evaluate the usefulness of Accounting & Finance as tools to enable an organisation to operate more effectively regarding management issues and organisational aspects. Students will be taught to understand the role of Accounting and Financial data and practices in the modern day business world. They will be introduced to the necessary tools and procedures required to achieve this understanding and how to apply them effectively and appropriately. Students will develop their communication skills regarding the decision-making and problem solving processes, in addition to obtaining the ability to learn and communicate through ideas and accounting data. Students will also have the chance to undertake research studies within fields of their interest, which will help them in their future professional career. During the programme, emphasis will be given to the development of the students’ team working skills. In the second and third year, students will participate in group projects and presentations in order to understand the real challenges organisations face and how economic and financial initiatives could be instrumental in rising to those challenges.

1st Year

• Professional Development for Business 1

• Information for Decision & Planning

• Foundations of Managing & Organising

• Accounting & Finance for Managers

• Marketing & Operations

• Quantitative Methods for International Business

2nd Year

• Professional Development for Business 2

• Managing & Organising

• Competitive Strategy & Innovation

• Survey Research Analysis for Business

• Accounting in its Organisational Context

• Customer Issues in Financial Services

3rd Year

• Strategic Viewpoints in Accounting & Finance

• Retail Marketing Management

• Comparative & International Management

• New Perspectives in Organisation & Management

• International Marketing Communications

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Career Prospects for Graduates § The Financial & Accounting field is considered to be the fastest growing sector both nationally and internationally. As changes occur within the business world, new financial and accounting rules and criteria are put in place. Well trained professionals, are therefore in high demand, as they play a key role in every part of the process. The graduates of this course obtain the knowledge, abilities and skills needed, to pursue a career within the financial sector, private or public administration or in various other economic situations. Their qualifications enable them to have a career within the Banking System, Stock Market, and Economic departments of businesses, or as Economists, Accountants or Consultants working on a freelance basis.

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Not all art and design education is the same: ours is distinctly different. The School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University has a well-deserved international reputation for the quality of its provision. This reputation has been built and maintained since the Nottingham Government School of Design was established in 1843. Today, the School is recognised as being at the forefront of art and design education within the UK and internationally. We believe that the essence of a good education in art and design is the fusion of a great environment, a professional academic community, and supportive technical and administrative staff. Put simply, the combination of superb resources and equipment, knowledgeable staff and dedicated students releases creativity and innovation leading to inspiration and success. We know that with our help and guidance MBS students will succeed as well. If a challenging and creative educational experience is what you are looking for, the MBS design programmes, delivered in partnership with Nottingham Trent University’s School of Art & Design, will offer you this. Ann Priest Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of College, Art & Design and Built Environment Nottingham Trent University

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• BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture & Design • BA (Hons) in Graphic Design • BA (Hons) in Multimedia

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Art and Design School The main objective of the Art & Design programme is the provision of subject specific relevant, knowledge and skills. Art & Design by definition, encompasses a wide range of issues including aesthetics, technology, culture, economics and politics, all of which determine the human environment.

The Art & Design programmes that MBS College offers, aim to create highly educated graduates with a wealth of knowledge and ability pertaining to their subject, which will prepare them for a successful future within the Art/Design environment. The Art & Design School of Nottingham Trent University, was established in 1843 and is globally regarded as one of the most successful and respected institutions in the Art/Design area. Its performance in the world rankings (within the top 5) demonstrates the high level of education it provides. The Art & Design department of Nottingham Trent University also has one of the most successful employment rates for graduates in the whole of the UK.

This specific preliminary course in Art & Design is addressed to those wishing to acquire skills and understanding of the methods and aspects of the Art & Design process and to acquire basic knowledge of the various disciplines within the Art & Design field. This course is accredited by Nottingham Trent University. High school graduates, with no prior experience in the Art & Design area will be accepted onto this programme. The programme begins in the later half of September and ends at the end of November. The course is of 500 hours duration, with 120 hours devoted to theoretical study and 280 to practical studio work.

Certificate in Art and Design A TWO MONTH FOUNDATION COURSE IN ART & DESIGN

The Foundation in Art & Design is a preliminary two month programme, introducing students to the Art & Design areas. It is highly intensive, aiming to provide the students with the necessary skills required to be able to successfully complete an Art & Design undergraduate course. The programme is taught in both English and Greek and is of two months duration. During the course, students will create a portfolio, which consists of group and individual projects completed throughout the course. Those students who complete the course with an overall mark 60% and over, are automatically accepted into the 1st year of any of the Art & Design Bachelor degree programmes, at Nottingham Trent University, represented locally by MBS College. These courses are:

The specific taught modules are: • CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT • SPATIAL ENVIRONMENTS • CONTEXTUAL STUDIES • INDEPENDENT PROJECT • FREE HAND DRAWING • LINEAR DRAWING • VISUAL STUDIES

These programmes are: 1. BA (Hons) in INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN 2. BA (Hons) in GRAPHIC DESIGN 3. BA (Hons) in MULTIMEDIA

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Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Interior Architecture & Design The BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture & Design is based on a systematic and organised methodology of space and design allocation, through research, analysis and prior knowledge, which reinforces the qualitative notion of life in the environment wherein humans operate. This procedure combines knowledge of internal space construction, architecture, and an application system of installing buildings, materials, machines, lighting, fabrics, colour schemes, human design requirements, and decorative objects and artifacts. The notion of appropriate interior space as a model for society, characterised by equality and lifelong stability, makes necessary the existence of trained and skilled graduates, with knowledge and abilities that prepare them for careers as professional Architects and Interior Designers. The main objective of this course is to enable graduates to design and implement spaces which are well balanced, stylish, functional, aesthetically pleasing and in line with their client’s personal needs, desires and cultural background. The programme is structured and delivered by means of a range of modules, to include communication, design and critical thinking in the first two academic years. The 3rd year is structured around a highly demanding but very challenging individual project.

1st YEAR • Design Principles • Design Communication • Interior Architecture in Context 1

2nd YEAR • Integrated Design Principles • Professional & Technical Studies • Interior Architecture in Context 2

3rd YEAR • Advanced Design Principles

Career Prospects for Graduates Interior Architecture & Design constitutes a particularly popular growth area within our society, and therefore there is a need for highly educated professionals in this field. It is considered to be a creative and artistic profession, which requires vision and a working knowledge of new technologies and materials necessary for designing purposes. Individuals follow a career in Interior Architecture and Design should have high aesthetic skills and a strong sense of style, combined with IT and communication skills. The possibilities open to the graduates of Interior Architecture and Design from MBS College, are careers as designers within an Architecture Practice, designers undertaking renovations of buildings, or designers specifically concerned with exhibition design. Museums, Charitable Foundations and large organisations, regularly employ Interior Architects, as do the owners of industrial spaces. MBS College’s primary objective is to create highly educated skilled, competent professionals who are interested in the world around them and respond to modern day design needs in an innovative original manner.

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Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Graphic Design BA (Hons) in Graphic Design is a degree that combines creativity and commercial skills, teaching students to translate ideas into a tangible visual language. It requires knowledge of a variety of traditional and current approaches that aid the creative process and combine creativity with the needs of the commercial world. The Graphic Design programme has a solid reputation in the UK, as it offers training in innovative design methods and specialization with the subject. It aims to create skilled professionals, who can adjust to, and be innovative within a demanding contemporary market-place.

1st YEAR • Design Process • Relating Theory & Practice • The Evolution of Graphic Design

2nd YEAR • Towards A Personal Direction

The advantage of the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course at Nottingham Trent University is that, the structure and content of the modules, allow students to acquire the necessary skills on both a theoretical and practical level, whilst understanding that creative thinking and well researched innovative thought is at the core of good design practice.

• Understanding the Professional Context

In this programme, students are encouraged to develop their individual interests and express their ideas in an original manner.

3rd YEAR

This is achieved by encouraging the students to question and challenge accepted theories in order to become self-sufficient, highly innovative thinkers. Among the areas covered within the Graphic Design programme are Advertising, New Technology, Animated Graphics, Illustrations and Corporate Design.

• Contextualising Graphic Design

• Developing A Personal Portfolio • Dissertation

Career Prospects for Graduates As communication technology becomes more prevalent in our lives, there is ever more need for Graphic Designers to contribute and communicate within this technological revolution. The designer, working as part of the process can aid in the consumers understanding of new innovations within our technological world. The designer can humanise the processes and in addition to visually communicating a new innovation/idea can also create iconic imagery which will enrich our lives. The aim of MBS College is to provide its graduates, specialised theoretical and technical skills related to art and design, in order to prepare them for a career either in collaboration with other professionals or in a free lance capacity. Opportunities open to design graduates include careers within Advertising, Publishing, Newspapers and Magazines, the Media (TV, the film industry) and Web Design.

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Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Multimedia The BA (Hons) in Multimedia is an innovative programme, which explores recent developments of new technology. It has relevance to many sectors including, art/design, science and economy. Multimedia is at the heart of the developments within the design technology/communication field. Multimedia is a challenging and creative area. The programme at MBS provides an introduction to popular software tools and ever mindful of new advanced applications, updates the products and services on a regular basis. Multimedia students at MBS choose an area of specialisation after their second academic year and in doing so, become experts in their field both creatively and technically. The Multimedia programme features continuous assessment, therefore there are no final exams. The final year’s work which is contained within a professional portfolio, enables the students to present to their future employers evidence of a comprehensive understanding of their subject, delivered in a creative and original manner.

1st YEAR • Context 1 • Design Practice 1 • Design Practice 2

2nd YEAR • Context 2 • Design Practice 3

3rd YEAR • Client Project

Career Prospects for Graduates Multimedia is ever present within every area of our lives both domestic and work based. As visual communication within our society is increasing constantly, and as multimedia applications become more and more in demand, there is great need for professionals within the field. The Multimedia graduates from MBS are specialists in multimedia applications, developing software and web design. The continuous increased demand from TV stations, advertising firms, publishing houses and the IT sector, gives our graduates every opportunity of a fulfilling career. Our multimedia graduates can be employed by firms operating in media or moving image industries, or work in a free-lance capacity in specific fields which most interested them and of which they have particular knowledge.

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A career in Journalism offers excitement, adventure, and a chance to work with talented and engaging people. By choosing to study with MBS College, in partnership with The Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism at Nottingham Trent University, graduates can be assured that they have made the right choice for their future careers. NTU has the UK’s best employment record for journalism graduates*. NTU’s Print Journalism courses topped the tables at the latest National Council for the Training of Journalists’ accredited course performance awards** The Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism has been training aspiring journalists for over 15 years. Our journalism courses are among the most highly-regarded in the UK and our graduates have gone on to work with the BBC, ITN, Sky News, major newspapers and numerous BBC and commercial radio stations across the country. The course balances a solid academic grounding with practical experience, giving you the knowledge and the skills you will need to get the most out of your career. It is our aim, that when you graduate, you will be ready to meet the challenge of working in the career that you choose, whether that be journalism or one of a range of related and equally exciting professions. Here in the UK our commitment to our courses and our graduates has resulted in many award winning students and graduates who have gone on to achieve their career ambitions. Working with NTU, we believe MBS can achieve similar excellent results and help to develop the outstanding journalists of the future. Good luck with your studies! Robin Staniforth Director of the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism Nottingham Trent University

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• BA (Hons) in Print Journalism

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Bachelor of Arts with Honors (BA Hons) in Print Journalism The aim of the BA (Hons) Print Journalism programme is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and experience they need in order to become professional Journalists. The programme is designed according to the standards set by the professional training body for Print Journalists (NCTJ) and offers a wide range of learning experiences. The students will have the opportunity to understand the importance of Journalism in a contemporary society, by following a comprehensive education programme, which aims to create professional journalists, with a full understanding of the demands of this sector. This degree includes professional practice, working for newspapers, TV stations, Radio Stations and in other Media outlets. The students will obtain a wide range of skills in creative writing and information gathering, time management and working to deadlines, the effective usage of computers, presentation skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to work well as part of a team or in a leadership capacity. The programme highlights all these elements as being essential when working in the highly competitive field of Journalism. The modules are taught by experienced academic staff, all distinguished professional journalists with strong academic backgrounds.

1st YEAR • News Production 1 • Democracy in Action • Media Matters • Media Power & Politics • Media Law

2nd YEAR • News Production 2 • Global Journalism • Placement: Theory & Practice • Social and Ethical Aspects of Media Regulation • Sports Journalism

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Career Prospects for Graduates The rapid development of technology has in turn ensured the development of the Media industry. Journalism and Media play an important role in contemporary life and the prospects for continual growth are considerable. The opportunities for career based employment for graduates within this field include, Production, becoming News Editors or Journalists working for newspapers or magazines. Public Relations and Marketing companies, Promotion and Advertising, are also good career prospects as is working freelance for enterprises with journalistic interest. Research in the fields of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities are also areas in which graduates of Print Journalism courses make a valuable contribution. The role of the Journalist in today’s society is essential with regard to the free flow of information on both a domestic and global scale. The need for professional innovative thinkers in this area is ever increasing. At MBS College, the students are given an appropriate and innovative education, which aims to nurture creative and responsible journalistic skills with reference to the technological age and the ever changing global environment.

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Gain the skills needed to make a difference The School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University provides education which addresses the key social issues of today. We’re passionate about our teaching as well as our research, and design innovative courses that build upon the expertise of our staff. We work closely with a range of organisations and our course content is complemented by our professional links. We strive to provide the skills that you will need in a range of rewarding careers. Our Psychology Division is one of the largest in the UK, and the expertise of our staff spans all core areas of the discipline. We’re proud of the breadth of our Psychology degrees and we are delighted to be working in partnership with MBS on the delivery of BSc (Hons) in Psychological Science. Psychology is a fascinating subject and we believe that we can work together to provide a stimulating and high-quality educational experience with opportunities for progression. Best wishes

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Bachelor of Science with Honors (BSc Hons) in Psychological Science The BSc (Hons) in Psychological Science is a programme, which covers a wide range of approaches in psychology, with emphasis on the understanding of human behaviour. Students will be taught not only about the human brain and human behaviour, but also about child development, the procedure of socialisation, the differences between personalities and the application of psychology in real life cases. One of the advantages of the programme is the depth and the variety of the scientific methods taught. The programme includes core modules undertaken by every student in the first two years of studies, which offers strong foundations with regard to scientific methods.

The specific degree programme satisfies the requirements for graduates’ membership at the British Psychological Society (BPS), for which a minimum 2.2 overall mark is required. More information about BPS at http://www.bps.org.uk

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3rd YEAR

• Research Methods

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• Statistics 1

• Research Project

• Cognitive & Biological Psychology

• Professional Practice in Psychology

• Social & Developmental Psychology • Schools of Thought in Psychology

2nd YEAR

By the final year, students will have obtained the research skills and the qualifications required, in order to complete their own project, by following a research method of their choice.

• Research Methods 2

The programme incorporates theoretical dimensions into psychology and covers a variety of research methods.

• Philosophical Psychopathology

The sector of psychology has become extremely popular, and has been highlighted, as one of the professions that will face considerable growth in the near future. The profession of the psychologist is characterised as having feelings of empathy for others and finding the correct and appropriate approaches to therapy. Great consideration is given to the education of future psychologists and the skills s/he should obtain. Graduates can have their own practice, or can collaborate with clinics, hospitals and other such institutions, where clinical, education and research activities are developed. Public Relations, Human Resource Management, Advertising and Marketing can be benefited by the input of experts within the field of psychology.

• Advances in Human Development

• Statistics 2

• Biological Perspectives on Psychiatric Disorders

• Cognitive & Biological Psychology

• Personal Relationships

• Social & Developmental Psychology 2

• Criminological Psychology

• Integrative Perspectives

• Psychology of Trauma

• Individual Differences

• Language & Literacy Development in Children

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Continuous support & development in student’s learning skills One of the main priorities of MBS College is to support and nurture its students. With the help of the supporting methods described below, students are able to adapt to the British Educational system and achieve the educational objectives of each course. Induction Week MBS College operates in accordance with the British Higher Education System. In this way, the courses are run, assessed, taught, managed and organised in such a way as to make it totally different from similar courses within the Greek Higher Education System. In order to introduce students to this system, MBS College has designed an introduction process. The programme runs for one week, at the beginning of each academic year and includes a series of activities: Lectures, Seminars, Essays etc, all aiming to introduce newcomers to the course regulations and the way in which the system works. Consequently, students are introduced to the methods of how to do course work, research, prepare and present projects following the Harvard Reference System. Also, during the induction week, tutors present the course content to students. The module material is analysed, the assessment methods described, bibliography suggested, and at the same time the students have the opportunity to become acquainted and meet their tutors. Finally, the new students are given a tour of the campus facilities; laboratories, library, study and computer rooms and they are taught how to use the electronic platforms and the electronic library provided by Nottingham Trent University.

Tutorials and Supporting Teaching Upon enrolling at MBS College, each student is allocated a personal tutor. The role of the personal tutor is a pastoral one aimed at ensuring the well-being of the student in aspects of his/her life which may impact on their academic progress. The purpose of these regular one-to-one meetings is to encourage, inspire, and praise the strengths of the students. It is also an opportunity to address any problems that the student is encountering and help the student to overcome difficulties they may be having in either their personal life or with regard to academic issues. A short report of the meeting is recorded, which the staff and the student in question have access to. Formal small group tutorials offer the students a platform to debate and verbalise their ideas concerning their course work and wider issues and provide an opportunity to become familiar with the work and opinions of others. Both these tutorial methods enhance, enrich, and improve the educational experience. MBS College tracks and records its students’ progress. MBS identifies the students’ strengths and weaknesses and nurtures them through supportive teaching and learning strategies. The students’ progress tracking system, consists of reports completed by tutors referring to each module, and students’ feedback from questionnaires, discussions and seminars.

English Language & Computer Literacy Recognising the importance of English as a spoken language in all parts of our lives, domestically or internationally, MBS College has added English as a compulsory class to all students. Business students particularly, are taught Business English, as part of their overall academic programme and in this way, can more easily access international bibliography and recourses. MBS College, also offers to all students computer workshops, where they are introduced to the basic programmes and software which are widely used both academically and professionally. Both English lessons and Computer workshops are free of charge.

Career Days Every year, MBS organises a Career Day for recently graduated students, in order to introduce them to professionals working within their field. This is an opportunity for MBS graduates to interact and network with senior executives who are employed by some of the most prestigious companies in Crete. The effectiveness of this event is demonstrated by the fact that 98% of MBS graduates find work in their subject-area within the first 3 months after graduation.

Alumni During the period of MBS College’s partnership with Nottingham Trent University, many students have graduated. All students after graduation, automatically become members of MBS College and Nottingham Trent University Alumni Association, which operates according to UK’s Universities standards. All the members of the Association are frequently updated on the activities that occur at MBS College and Nottingham Trent University and Alumni are invited to talk to students about their career progress. Graduates in this way, are considered an inseparable part of the MBS College community, and maintain strong ties with the academic community. All members benefit from their participation in the Alumni Association, extending their social and professional network. The Alumni Association organises annual events with old and new members participating, where they exchange opinions, experiences and market perceptions. In this way, professional and academic dialogue is being promoted.

Focused on enhancing deep understanding and learning, MBS College provides extra teaching hours, free of charge, responding to where the progress tracking system has traced weaknesses. This involves, extra classes with the class coordinator, consisting of a limited number of students or extra one-toone tutorials. During these classes, students’ weaknesses are evaluated and students and tutors work together in order to achieve a desirable academic performance. It has been proved that through this additional support system, students overcome the difficulties they once faced and manage to successfully complete their studies. The enhanced teaching/learning opportunities and the student progress tracking system that MBS College utilises, have received a positive response from the students and the External Review Board of Nottingham Trent University. 42

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MBS College organises several events, meetings and happenings in order to come closer to its stakeholders, including, businesses, parents, but most importantly to the students themselves.

Parents Meeting

Graduation Ceremony

Academic Events, Conventions & Student Shows

MBS College uses an organised system for monitoring the progress of students.

The graduation ceremony is the most important event during a student’s life. MBS College, organises the annual graduation ceremony, according to Nottingham Trent University protocol.

MBS College organises several academic events, aiming to promote a continuous dialogue with its stakeholders, in order to exchange ideas, improve its services and expand its collaborations at all levels.

At the graduation ceremony, the awards are handed over by the Dean of Nottingham Trent University, in exactly the same way that it occurs at the University in the UK.

At the end of each academic year, students from the Art & Design School, exhibit their work created during the year. Business School students also present to the public their dissertations.

The ceremony, ritual and event follows the same procedure as that of the UK. This Degree conferring ceremony constitutes an important event for the local community in Crete.

MBS College, invites distinguished academics from Greece and abroad, to discuss dominating issues in Business and Art & Design.

During the academic year, parents are sent a detailed written report on their child’s academic progress, involvement and attendance status. Once a year, parents are invited by MBS College, to meet their child’s tutors, in order to obtain information regarding their child’s weaknesses and strengths. The report they are given includes, marks for each project and details of the support the student has received from MBS College in order to improve their performance.

At the Degree Ceremony, the local community is widely represented in large numbers, and includes the student’s parents, spouses and friends, as well as representatives from the political, business and cultural local community.

All the students from MBS College attend these conferences and have the opportunity to raise questions and discuss issues of interest to them in regard to their course work and wider issues concerning their subject.

The ceremony generates wide media coverage, presented on the local TV channels, newspapers, magazines and electronic media.

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MBS College, currently is in the process of becoming a recognised centre for the University of London International Programmes, and has already made the arrangements for offering tuition and support for the programmes of BSc Economics, BSc Accounting and Finance, MSc International Business and Master of Laws, at MBS College campus, to those who have chosen and been accepted to attend the specific programmes. The University of London is the third oldest University in England and one of the leading universities in Europe. Its world-class federation of 19 Colleges and a number of smaller specialist Institutes provides an unrivalled range of education opportunities of outstanding breadth and quality. The University is unique in its size and federal structure. Today, the federation includes specialised Colleges such as LSE (London School of Economics), while others such as UCL and Queen Mary are multi-faculty. In 1858, with the establishment of its International Programmes, the University broke new ground by opening up its awards to those who either could not or did not wish to come to London to study, so that physical location would no longer be a barrier to Higher Education. The University of London International Programmes is the world’s oldest provider of degrees through distance and flexible learning. Today there are more than 45,000 students worldwide studying on 100+ degrees, diplomas and certificates.

Equivalency

Academics who teach and assess campus-based students, develop and write the study materials for all International Programmes. They also set the exam papers and mark the scripts. International students are examined to the same standard as that required of students enrolled at the University’s constituent Colleges. This principle of equivalency is enshrined in the University’s regulations: “Candidates granted degrees and other awards shall have attained the same academic standard irrespective of mode or place of study or examination”. As an International student you register with the University of London for a University of London award. The academic direction of your programme - including the syllabus, assessment, learning resources and, where given, academic support- is the responsibility of a particular College, or consortium of Colleges, of the University of London, known as the “Lead College”. When you graduate with a degree from the University of London, you will be sent two documents – a final diploma (i.e. the parchment you receive on graduation) and a Diploma Supplement.

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The final diploma will indicate that you were registered with the University of London and awarded a University of London degree, and give names of the Lead Colleges which provided academic direction for the programme. The University of London logo and signature of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of London are incorporated.

The Diploma Supplement will describe the nature, level and content of the programme you successfully completed and include a transcript of courses taken and marks achieved, as well as overall classification. It also provides further information about the role of the Lead Colleges and method of study. It explains there is no difference between the standards of awards whether they are obtained by International study or face-to-face at a College of the University of London.

Quality

Robust quality assurance mechanisms have been endorsed by the Quality Assurance Agency – the UK’s independent body for safeguarding the quality and standards of Higher Education.

Alumni

Former students and alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, leaders of Commonwealth countries, government ministers, renowned authors, academics, judges and business leaders. The International Programmes reputation internationally continues to ensure the graduates are to be found in leading positions around the world. The active Alumni association the graduates will find after finishing their studies, will offer them unique networking opportunities.

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Welcome to a global programme Studying on one of the programmes listed in this prospectus could change your life in many ways. Not only can it improve your career prospects, it can also encourage you to think critically and creatively and increase your understanding of how and why modern societies, institutions and economic systems function in the way they do. The programmes have been designed by our team at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The School’s motto is rerum cognoscere causas: to understand the causes of things. You can only find out the causes of things by asking questions – our programmes will help you to think about why things are the way they are. Studying social science is extremely rewarding and very demanding. It requires a major commitment on your part. Many students achieve outstanding results and we are very proud of their success. Our programmes provide an excellent foundation for a wide variety of careers ranging from accounting, banking and information systems to the media, civil service and journalism. All of the programmes can act as a stepping stone to further study at undergraduate and Masters level. Rosemary Gosling Director, LSE External Study London School of Economics (LSE) The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the Colleges of the University of London and a world-leading social science institution. Academics from LSE provide the academic direction for the specific programmes. Since its foundation in 1895, LSE has been regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences. Its teaching and research is recognised worldwide as a benchmark of quality. LSE is an institution renowned for focusing on ‘real world’ issues. LSE alumni and former staff include 14 Nobel prize winners and 30 past or present heads of state. LSE academics are in constant demand as commentators and analysts in the media, act as advisors to governments, and are seconded to national and international organisations.

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics You will benefit from the wide knowledge and experience of the LSE Department of Economics, usually ranked number one outside the USA for its published research. You will study questions ranging from how much of its income a household chooses to save and what goods it chooses to buy, to how all the households and businesses in the country interact to determine national output, the balance of payments, inflation and unemployment. You will also learn an approach to a logical analysis of social and individual decision making and overall the approach for analysing a whole range of problems, often outside what is thought of as the conventional domain of economics. As a guideline, you will need to dedicate at least 35 hours per week for approximately 38 weeks of the year if you intend to complete the maximum of four units in any one year.

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This is a degree with international flavor set within a strong social science framework Provides a thorough grounding in economic theory Develops critical skills for a wide range of real world professional situations This is a degree granted by the University of London It is identical to awards gained by internal students It is recognised by the Greek State according to law 3328 (article 4) which has been in effect since the 1st of April 2005

Where can you work after finishing this degree? ¸ ¸ ¸ ¸ ¸

You can work as a professional economist in: Industry, finance, government As well as undertake a range of related roles in accountancy Banking and Managerial roles

BSc degrees consist of 12 units. Some units have prerequisites.

Selection group F(i)

Selection group F(ii)

Selection group F(iii)

Selection group E

FOUNDATION UNITS • Introduction to economics • Statistics 1 and Statistics 2 • Mathematics 1 and Mathematics 2 • One full unit (or two half units) from

Introduction to Economics

Principles of banking and finance

Criminal law

Economics of labour

Statistics 1 (half unit)

Principles of accounting Public law

International economics

Statistics 2 (half unit)

Introduction to information systems

Elements of the law of contract

Elements of econometrics

Mathematics 1 (half unit)

Introduction to business and management

Common law reasoning and institutions

Public economics

FURTHER UNITS • Elements of econometrics • Macroeconomics • Microeconomics • One unit from Selection group E • One unit from Selection group E • One unit from Selection group E • One unit from Selection group E • One full unit (or two half units) from any Selection group

Mathematics 2 (half unit)

International political economy

Human geography

Managerial economics

Introduction to international relations

Economics of development

Principles of sociology

Macroeconomics

World history since 1917

Microeconomics

Economic history in the 20th century

Corporate finance

Democratic politics and the State

Further mathematics for economists

Introduction to programming (half unit)

Industrial economics

Introduction to modern political thought

Monetary economics

Physical geography: fundamentals of the physical environment

Mathematical economics

Methods of geographical analysis (half unit)

Economic geography

Reading social science (half unit)

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Accounting & Finance You will get a thorough grounding in accounting and finance within a strong social science framework. It has a very strong international flavour, developed in consultation with academics and professionals throughout Southeast Asia as well as the UK. The degree has been designed by LSE academics in the Department of Accounting and the Department of Finance. The Department of Finance enjoys a pre-eminent reputation for the excellence of its teaching and research. The Department of Accounting enjoys a reputation as one of the leading groups in the world for teaching and research in the economic, institutional, and organisational aspects of accounting and financial management. Graduates of the BSc Accounting and Finance degree who wish to continue their studies towards professional accreditation in the financial or accounting professions can benefit from the ‘fast track’ agreements with the professional bodies listed below. This means that the graduates are exempt from certain modules, otherwise necessary for acquiring the specific professional accreditation title. • The Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) www.icaew.com/careers • Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS) www.icpas.com.sg • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) www.accaglobal.com

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This is a degree with international flavor set within a strong social science framework Provides a thorough grounding in accounting and finance Develops critical skills for a wide range of real world professional situations This is a degree granted by the University of London It is identical to awards gained by internal students It is recognised by the Greek State according to law 3328 (article 4) which has been in effect since the 1st of April 2005

BSc degrees consist of 12 units. Some units have prerequisites. FOUNDATION UNITS • Introduction to economics • Statistics 1 and Mathematics 1 • Principles of banking and finance • Principles of accounting • One full unit (or two half units) from Selection groups F(i), F(ii), F(iii) FURTHER UNITS • Managerial economics or Microeconomics • Financial management or Corporate finance • Financial reporting • Auditing & assurance Management & Accounting • One unit from Selection groups B, E or M • One full unit (or two half units) from any Selection group other than F(i), F(ii), F(iii)

Selection group F(i) Selection group Selection group Selection group Selection group E Selection group M F(ii) F(iii) B Introduction to Economics

Principles of banking and finance

Criminal law

Investment management

Economics of labour

The law of business organisations

Statistics 1 (half unit)

Principles of accounting

Public law

Financial intermediation

International economics

Managerial economics

Statistics 2 (half unit)

Introduction to information systems

Elements of the law of contract

Financial reporting

Elements of econometrics

Management science methods

Mathematics 1 (half unit)

Introduction to business and management

Common law reasoning and institutions

Corporate finance

Public economics

Financial management

Mathematics 2 (half unit)

Auditing and assurance

International political economy

Human resource management

Human geography

Quantitative finance

Managerial economics

Management mathematics

Introduction to international relations

Valuation and securities analysis

Economics of development

Management: international and comparative perspectives

Principles of sociology

Macroeconomics

Elements of social and applied psychology

World history since 1917

Microeconomics

Corporate finance

Economic history in the 20th century

Corporate finance

Management accounting

Democratic politics and the State

Further mathematics for economists

Strategy

Introduction to programming (half unit)

Industrial economics

Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach

Introduction to modern political thought

Monetary economics

Information systems and organizations

Physical geography: fundamentals of the physical environment

Mathematical economics

Principles of marketing

Methods of geographical analysis (half unit)

Economic geography

Management and innovation of e-business

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A history of academic excellence For more than 150 years, the University through its External System has been offering degree programmes to students all over the world. It has always prided itself on being an international institution and its External System demonstrates this inclusive outlook. Today, it has 45,000 students in over 180 countries, bringing the University to you through flexible and distance learning. As a family of world-class institutions, the University has a reputation for academic distinction in teaching and research, both in the UK and internationally. Ranging from education to management, and from law to philosophy, all programmes off ered through the External System are developed by academics within the Colleges of the University. This ensures that our awards are recognised worldwide for their quality and value, and that students benefit from the academic rigour and cutting-edge research undertaken within the Colleges. Studying with the University of London is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself. We look forward to welcoming you into our global community of students and wish you every success. Chris Howorth Director, External and Executive Programmes, School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London Royal Holloway University of London Royal Holloway combines tradition and innovation. Founded in 1886, is one of the UK’s leading research institutions. The programme of International Business has been created from the existing experience inside the college of running business and development courses for leading international companies. Royal Holloway is ranked 21st out of 113 UK university institutions according to PWC University Guide. As a Management School, it aims to apply the insights of social science to the management of public, private and voluntary sector organisations. Research is characterised by international and comparative issues, with strong historical, sociological and political-economic approach to management themes and activities. The MSc in International Business is developed by highly qualified teaching staff within the School of Management at Royal Holloway, University of London. Many members of the School are consultants to, or directors of, a range of international businesses. As a result, the teaching and study materials for the programmes draw on deep, grounded, and diverse international business knowledge. International students study exactly the same programme as offered full or part time at Royal Holloway. The programmes are designed to suit individual needs and fit in with student’s lifestyle and work. There are flexible admission points, payment, assessment and study periods.

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Master of Science (MSc) in International Business This course will enhance your career and help you understand and apply the core subjects of management and business in an international context. Specifically, you will acquire specific expertise in a range of subjects like finance, business and law that will broaden the scope of your learning in international business. Will also enhance your ability to think strategically and understand the essentials of business and organisations in order to manage change more effectively in the global business environment. Through the Business Research Project, you will develop the ability to undertake independent business analysis and to frame solutions to complex business problems. You will also improve your skills of self-discipline, reflection, analysis, communication, and leadership. If you wish to complete it in the minimum study period (1 year), you should be prepared for 32 hours of study per week. Your main tool for your studies will be the World Wide Learning Community (WWLC). Through this you will be able to: • Access your course materials • Take part in discussions with your tutor and other students • Receive notices, seminar dates, project support and other programme-related information • Ask questions regarding the administration of the programme • Access the University of London Online Library and software downloads The course material would contain • Study guides, which will be used as the core teaching aid, consisting of the key issues pertaining to your chosen subject and a list of essential readings. • Case studies and accompanying readings • Core textbooks • Past examination papers • Regulations • Handbook

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MSc students must complete 6 core courses, 4 electives, and a compulsory research course & dissertation.

Why should you choose this degree?

CORE COURSES • International Accounting and Finance • International Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior • Information Systems and Operations Management • International Strategy • Διεθνές Μάρκετινγκ • International Business Economics

world for enhancing your business career §It will help you understand and apply the core subjects of management and business in an international context §It will help you acquire specific expertise in a range of subjects that will broaden the scope of your learning in international management §It will enhance your ability to think strategically and understand the essentials of business and organisations in order to manage change more effectively in the global business environment §Through the Business Research Project, you will develop your ability to undertake independent business analysis and find solutions to complex business problems §It will improve your skills of self-discipline, reflection, analysis, in communication and leadership

ELECTIVES • International Entrepreneurship • China and the International Economy • Advertising and Promotional Communication • Cooperative Strategy • International Business Analysis • International Sustainability Management • Corporate Social Responsibility • Management of Japanese Multinationals • Multinational Enterprise and the Global Economy • Investment Management • Corporate Finance • Knowledge Management • International Business Law • Global Financial Markets RESEARCH COURSE AND DISSERTATION • Research Course (Business Research Methods) • Research project (Dissertation)

§This is one of the best programmes in the

Where can you work after finishing this degree? ¸The most important thing of all is that you

acquire an enterprenual way to look at things ¸The most suitable role for the graduate of this course would be a high hierarchically managerial role in an international/multinational company ¸Some of the graduates of this course have worked in companies like HSBC, IBM, Vodafone and Accenture ¸Other suitable roles relate to administration, management, accounting, media and journalism

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Renowned for excellence in legal education Law plays an increasing role in all our lives. As such, everyone who wishes to take a leading place in society will benefit from postgraduate legal studies. Advanced study of law has become a necessary key to open the doors of success in legal work. But it also greatly assists outside the strictly legal world, by strengthening intellectual skills, analysis and discipline of mind. The Postgraduate Laws programme is aimed at providing the tools necessary for success in all areas of life. It is very flexible and well adapted to the needs of people who study away from a fulltime university, juggling work, family and social commitments. A great range of courses has been introduced and many more will follow, suited to the interests and needs of people from a range of backgrounds. We hope you will enjoy your studies with us. Dr James J. Busuttil Director, Postgraduate Laws programme for External students

University College of London (UCL) και Queen Mary University of London The International System of the University of London has been offering the opportunity for students worldwide to obtain the Master of Laws (LLM) through self study, and without coming to London, since 1925. Renowned for its long-standing excellence in legal education, the University of London is one of the largest and most respected institutions in the world. When you join the Postgraduate Laws programme as an International student, you’ll be joining an international community of high academic achievers whose affiliation with the University sets them apart. The Postgraduate Laws programme is offered through the International Programmes System, in partnership with the Colleges of the University. The academic management for the programmes is provided jointly by the Departments of Law of Queen Mary and UCL. Queen Mary and UCL’s Law departments have outstanding reputations and have developed the programmes and will assess students.

University College of London (UCL) and Queen Mary University of London • Master of Laws (LLM)

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Master of Laws (LLM) LLM is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree, comparable to an MBA in business and management. Law students and professionals frequently pursue an LLM to gain expertise in a specialised filed of law, e.g. commercial law. It is going to be a self-study programme with extensive study materials (print, CD and web-based). Students will be able to make use of the eCampus containing online library resources, legal databases and dedicated discussion forums for each course. Progression routes are offered enabling students to accumulate credits towards the Master of Laws (LLM). There are 32 specialisations and over 45 courses available. Each course is divided into four sections and there is a separate exam for each section. For some courses there are set sequences to guide you through the sections. For others, you decide the order in which you study your chosen sections. In all cases you choose from no more than four courses. The Postgraduate Laws Programme is built up from courses which cover a particular aspect of law. Each course is divided into four self-contained but integrated ‘sections’. To gain an LLM you study four full courses which make up 16 sections. Once you complete 5 sections, you will automatically progress to the next level. Similarly, once you complete 10 sections, you will automatically progress to the LLM. Master of Laws (LLM) Specialisation Banking and Finance Law: 16 Sections in total. Section

Course 1: International Course 2: International Environmental Law Economic Law (Not need to be one of (Specialisation course 1) the specific specialisation courses)

Course 3: International Trade Law (Specialisation course 2)

Course 4: International and Comparative Trust Law (Specialisation course 3)

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5 Postgraduate Certificate level

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10 Postgraduate Diploma 14 level

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Routes

Why should you choose this degree?

1.Banking and finance law 2.Commercial and corporate law 3.Common law 4.Comparative and foreign law 5. Competition law 6.Computer and communications law 7.Corporate and securities law 8.Criminology and criminal justice 9.Economic regulation 10.Environmental & natural resources law 11.Equity and trusts 12.European law 13.Family law 14.Financial services law 15.Human rights law 16.Insurance law 17.Intellectual property law 18.International business law 19.International criminal justice 20.International dispute resolution 21.International intellectual property law 22.International justice 23.Law and development 24.Legal theory and history 25.Maritime law 26.Media law 27.Medicine and the law 28.Procedural law 29.Public international law 30.Public law 31.Sports law 32.Tax law

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This programme has been running since 1925 UOL is the 3rd oldest University in England, one of the largest and most respected in the world It is up-to-date with students’ needs Renown for its long-standing excellence in legal education. Queen Mary and UCL’s law depts have outstanding reputations There is a wide range of courses you can choose from There are 30specialisations available There are many available course options to fit your work, home and social commitments Payment options available You do not need to be a lawyer to apply Self-study programme with extensive study materials written and edited especially for distance learning students available e-Campus containing online library resources, legal databases and dedicated discussion forums for each course available Up to 5 years to complete your studies

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Key Contacts in Nottingham Trent University

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Dr. Simon Mercado Head of International Affairs and External Relations Nottingham Business School | Nottingham Trent University Burton Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 4BU Tel: +44 115 848 8029, Email: simon.mercado@ntu.ac.uk Dr. Michelle Pepin Learning & Teaching Coordinator School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment | Nottingham Trent University Maudslay Building 245A, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU Tel: +44 115 848 2388, Email: michelle.pepin@ntu.ac.uk Bev Priest College Business Manager College of Arts, Humanities & Education | Nottingham Trent University George Eliot Building Room 101, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS. Tel: +44 115 848 3928, Email: bev.priest@ntu.ac.uk Prof. Chris Pole Dean School of Social Sciences | Nottingham Trent University Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

Key Contacts in University of London Dr James J. Busuttil Director, Postgraduate Laws programme for External students Rosemary Gosling, Director, LSE External Study Chris Howorth, Director, External and Executive Programmes School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London, University of London The information Centre, University of London, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN United Kingdom Tel: +44 207 862 8360-1-2 Fax: +44 207 862 8358 Email enquiries@london.ac.uk 62

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