International University Transfer Programme in Business
Gateway Graduate School (GGS) offers the NCC Education’s Level 4 Diploma in Business as a qualification equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree programme in Business and related fields. The Diploma in Business is also available as an accelerated programme for students completing their Advanced Level studies at Gateway Colleges and other schools in Sri Lanka. The Level 4 Diploma in Business comprises 120 Credits. It is developed as per the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) of UK and is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL) in England. As such, it is internationally recognised as equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree programme in subjects related to Business.
At GGS, we have entered into direct articulation arrangements with a select group of prestigious universities in Australia and Malaysia to enable our students to use the Level 4 Diploma in Business as an entry qualification to enter directly the second year of degree studies. These include the University of Adelaide (a Group of Eight university) and Deakin University (a university with an AACSB accredited Business School) in Australia and the University of Nottingham (a Russell Group university in the UK) through its Malaysia Campus. Students will also have the option of progressing onto a number of other universities in Australia, UK and Ireland with whom NCC Education has direct progression agreements
DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME AND INTAKES
The standard duration to earn the Diploma in Business is one year. However, it can also be offered as an accelerated programme under a period of nine (9) months to cohorts of students.
There will be two intakes every year: January and September
Candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
- A minimum of one Advanced Level subject plus a minimum of grades C for the subjects of Mathematics and English at OLs/IGCSEs.
- The NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies offered by Gateway Graduate School
The NCC Level 4 Diploma in Business is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL) in the UK. As such, it will enable those who have successfully completed the qualification to transfer to various universities across the world with exemptions equivalent to the first year’s degree studies.