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Global Education Holdings acquires MLA College

UK higher education provider Global Education Holdings has announced the acquisition of distance learning degree specialist MLA College from BAU Global Education Network.

MLA College specialises in UK distance learning degrees, predominantly for the marine and maritime sector. Photo: pexels

MLA is working towards its own degree awarding powers and university status, the provider added

MLA, which focuses on marine and maritime education, was acquired in August of this year.

The provider based in Plymouth, previously known as Marine Learning Alliance between 2014 and 2022, was initially based within the University of Plymouth when it launched in 2012.

GEDU said the transaction marks another “significant step” towards expanding its global ambitions and educational reach.

The provider currently operates in 12 countries including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Malta, UAE, India, Saudi Arabia and Australia.

“We represent and believe in true education beyond borders”

Its portfolio features English Path, GBS, e-learning platform GlobalU and École de Management Appliqué in Paris.

According to records on companies house, the MLA College’s shares are worth a total of £3.4m. GEDU is looking forward to turning around the balance sheets to grow the business further.

“At MLA College, we believe that investing in education and life-long learning will help prepare individuals, teams, and businesses for an evolving global economy. We represent and believe in true education beyond borders,” Basak Akdemir, CEO of MLA College, said.

MLA is working towards its own degree awarding powers and university status, the provider added.

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