The agreement marks a significant expansion of eCornell, which offers online professional development programmes worldwide in areas such as human resources and financial management.
Through the partnership eCornell will benefit from LSBF’s distribution network which spans more than 150 countries. The markets to be focused on first are the UK, South America and Russia where LSBF has a strong foothold.
eCornell will benefit from LSBF’s distribution network which spans more than 150 countries
“eCornell will benefit from the LSBF’s business acumen, marketing, brand and business development structures as well as its wide range of recruitment channels,” a spokesperson for LSBF told The PIE News.
“Another advantage is that students will have the option of combining the eCornell certificates with other academic or professional programmes offered at LSBF, therefore creating exclusive programmes which are tailored to their career needs.”
LSBF, which offers business and English language education to more than 25,000 students on three continents, continues to expand. It recently teamed with Liverpool Football Club to offer a business management course and launched a new campus in Toronto, Canada.
Cornell will be a high profile addition to its partnership portfolio. The university has a strong reputation for research and has so far delivered some 120,000 programmes online worldwide through eCornell.
Of the tie-up Professor Maurits van Rooijen, LSBF’s Rector and CEO, said: “This partnership reflects our goal to connect, strengthen and help higher education institutions to reach global markets and scalability.”
The programmes, which are all validated by Cornell University and delivered through the eCornell platform, will be available from 15 May.