The program will prepare international students for academic study at the university by enabling them to take English courses and credit-bearing courses simultaneously, allowing students to work toward their MBA program.
“We are excited by this opportunity to serve our growing population of international business students”
The CLU Pre-MBA Pathways Program, which is projected to welcome its first students in the fall semester of 2018, will offer a combination of programs and services such as intensive English language support, courses for degree credit and student support.
“ELS is delighted to enter this new agreement with CLU which will offer our students a very focused path into the highly popular MBA program,” said ELS executive vice president Alexandra Zilovic.
“With this partnership agreement, ELS is also pleased to announce its entrance into the pathway business segment, bringing together our exceptional reputation in preparing international students for university studies, as well as our unparalleled history of cooperation with the US higher education community.”
Vice president of marketing & communications at ELS, John Nicholson, confirmed ELS will continue to have an extensive number of study locations in the US, Canada, India, Australia and Malaysia.
“ELS views pathway programs as a relevant option for multiple markets, Asia certainly but also Latin America and potentially Africa in the future,” he told The PIE News.
“The CLU pre-MBA graduate pathway is especially attractive due to the high ranking and desirability of the campus location.”
CLU President Chris Kimball added: “Cal Lutheran is delighted to expand on its 10-year partnership… [and] we are excited by this opportunity to serve our growing population of international business students.”