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The tropical Caribbean islands of the Bahamas are to get their first MBA programme, according to a report in the local Nassau Guardian. The programme will be taught by the College of the Bahamas in the capital Nassau.

The College, which is aspiring to university status, will offer the MBA under its own auspices - other of its masters level degrees are offered with overseas universities, such as Kent State University and the University of South Florida, both in the US.

The programme has been designed for the Bahamian business sector, using local references and cases, which the college hopes will make it attractive to students who usually go overseas for study. It will also be less expensive than a traditional US course. The 19-month programme will cost $32,400 for Bahamians and $37,800 for non-citizens, the newspaper reports.

With future accreditation in mind, the college also says that the programme is being designed in line with AACSB specifications.

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