ABI College

Introduction
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About us

We are an Independent College providing an Academically excellent, Business oriented, and Innovative learning environment with high standards of teaching, small class sizes and excellent student support. We are dedicated to providing an enriching, accessible, affordable and career-relevant higher educational experience for all students.

Our two ABI campuses In London (Acton) and Reading are conveniently located close to range of student facilities. With its student population recruited internationally as well from the UK/EU, the College provides a truly global educational experience.

ABI College was originally founded as Queensland College London (QCOL) in 2004 in Acton, West London.

The College’s undergraduate and postgraduate level provision is validated by the University of St Mark and St John Plymouth (Marjon) and Pearson Edexcel. ABI College has achieved “confidence” judgment following its review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in 2012.

ABI College is a UK Border Agency ‘Highly Trusted Sponsor’ and its undergraduate level provision (HND/C and BA) are specifically designated courses which qualify for student financial support including tuition fee loan and maintenance grants for eligible students.

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Why ABI?

At ABI College the success of each and every off our students is important to us. Our dedicated professional staff will be working with you to ensure your study with us is a challenging, enjoyable and rewarding experience.

We offer you:

  • World-wide recognised qualifications

All of our qualifications are approved and validated by recognised regulatory or professional awarding bodies which guarantee the status and quality of your qualification, its global currency and acceptability to employers, professions and educational institutions.

  • Student academic success

Our committed students who work hard have succeeded in their chosen programmes, and proceeded to further studies or worthwhile careers on completion.

  • Highly professional staff

Our lecturers and tutors are selected for their highly professional approach to teaching & learning, their openness, accessibility and dedication to the academic success of their students.

  • Active student community

All of ABI’s students are actively encouraged to participate in College affairs and its management. Additionally there is a range of extra-curriculer sporting, cultural and social activities organised by students and staff.

  • Exciting social and cultural life

Our study centres are conveniently located near to a range of cultural and social venues where our students find enjoyable and stimulating activities outside of the lecture room.

  • State of the art teaching and learning technologies

ABI has committed substantial investment in educational infrastructure to support its students learning activities and to enable them to realise their academic potential.

  • Commitment to students’ academic success and personal development

At ABI the success of every student is important to us. Individual guidance is provided for successful study supported by expert teaching in study skills and personal development planning to enable our students to enhance their academic and social confidence.

  • Dedicated pastoral support

At ABI we recognise that students studying in a new environment need additional support in what may seem an unfamiliar cultural context. Pastoral support is a priority for the College team to enable you to adjust to study and life in the UK.

  • Competitive & flexible fees

At ABI we endeavour to provide value for money and flexibility in payment terms enabling our students to achieve high academic standards in a cost effective manner.

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International

Prospective International Students (non-EU)

ABI welcomes students from all over the world each year. Our classrooms are alive with a variety of accents and ideas, creating a global learning environment. We are here to help you to make the admission process as straightforward for you as possible.

We realise that choosing to study in another country is a big decision to make and we are very pleased that you are considering the ABI College as one of your options. Choosing the right College and course are vital and so we aim to give you all the information you need so that you can see if what we offer at ABI College is right for you.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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MA

MA Leadership and Management

Campus Full time Part time 14 months August 2017 United Kingdom London Reading + 2 more

ABI College offers a Master’s Degree MA in Leadership and Management in partnership with University of St Mark & St John. This qualification has global recognition and will enhance the CV of anyone wishing to advance their career in Business, [+]

Overview Duration: 14 Months Starts On: June, September & January Campus: London or Reading Awarding Body: University of St Mark and St John ABI College offers a Master’s Degree MA in Leadership and Management in partnership with University of St Mark & St John. This qualification has global recognition and will enhance the CV of anyone wishing to advance their career in Business, Management, Public Service, Finance, Commerce and related professions where high quality leadership skills are essential. MA Leadership and Management course is centred on an ethos that successful management is based on people and throughout the course the students are encouraged to develop self awareness and reflection about themselves and their teams. With this core principle in mind the course explores how strategic thinking can be influenced and then implemented into effective change in a variety of areas including finance, human resource management and operations management. This Leadership and Management programme is intended for practising professionals who are either working or have aspirations to work in a developmental way as a manager or leader. It is equally relevant to those working in public, private or voluntary organisations. The programme will involve workshops, action-learning sets, work-based action research and one-to-one coaching and mentoring in order to integrate theory and professional practice, critical thought and self awareness. The part time route has been designed in such a way as to allow students, to study at their own pace through the various progressive stages of the MA, i.e. Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management (60 M credits), Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Management (120 M credits) and MA in Leadership and Management (180 M credits). This is particularly suitable for employed students who wish to balance their professional responsibilities with advanced study that will enhance their career prospects. Why ABI College? At ABI College we pride ourselves in giving the best of academic attention to all of our students on an individual basis so that we can identify their learning needs to enable them to reach their full potential. We work closely with our University partner and have friendly and accessible staff who are professionally dedicated to your success. We aim to be an “inspired learning community”. Program Structure Managing in a Strategic Context Managing and Leading People Leadership: Organisational Context and Self Delivering Excellence in Operations Sustainable Financial Management Research Methods Management Research Report and Implementation Plan (for full time students includes a 4 week internship opportunity) Types of assessment Variety of coursework and projects Entry Requirement Academic A first degree and/or professional qualifications at level 6 or higher with work experience Applicants are expected to be in suitable employment Exemptions for those holding level 7 awards in management from Edexcel English Language Requirements An overall IELTS score of 6.5 is required (including a minimum of 6.0 in each competency: reading, writing, listening, speaking), or equivalent. Applicants must provide proof of their scores, ideally an IELTS TRF (test report form), but internationally recognized equivalents will also be accepted. [-]

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Location address
London Campus
ABI College
3 The Mount, Acton
London

London, England, W3 9NW GB
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Location address
Reading Campus
ABI College
80 London Street, Reading
Berkshire

Reading, England, RG1 4SJ GB