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To coincide with its 50th anniversary as a business school, Ashridge in the UK has been given degree awarding powers.
From September the business school will be able to award degrees for its qualification programmes, including the MBA, the MSc and diploma programmes. Previously Ashridge’s qualification programmes were run in partnership with City University and latterly with Middlesex University.
Degree awarding powers are granted by the Privy Council acting on the advice and recommendation of the Quality Assurance Agency - a quality assurance service for UK higher education.
“Degree awarding powers will enable Ashridge to be flexible and innovative in designing qualification programmes that meet the needs of working professionals from around the world,” says Kai Peters, CEO at Ashridge.