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Business and Partnerships

London Academy of Business and Management’s External Affairs team oversees the development and management of a network of high quality global and UK based academic partnerships.

Welcome to the London Academy of Business and Management

A warm welcome to colleagues and friends from both our current and prospective new partners.

London Academy of Business and Management is committed to be an institution which is locally rooted, and community engaged. Partnerships are an important dimension to the work of the Academy. This also aligns with social mobility and the recognition that some of our students want to study in their local Colleges near their home and work enabling them to fit study around their existing work and family commitments.

London Academy of Business and Management Partnership Strategy aims to consolidate existing established local Further Education College partnerships to ‘cultivate our future generations’ capacity to bring value and impact to the region’ and to grow their HE in FE portfolio. The geographical clustering of partnerships will consolidate the knowledge, experience and understanding of local and regional market needs. The ability to deliver a skills escalator at regional and national level will be a critical success factor demonstrating the impact and influence of the Academy and its partners. UK and global partnerships are a means by which London Academy of Business and Management will deliver graduates to local communities within the region and beyond.

Dr Jawed Sadiqi Founder and Head of UK and Global Academic Partnerships

London Academy of Business and Management is ambitious, innovative and modern, offering flexible and accessible high-quality learning to a national and global audience.

Working in partnership with other institutions is fundamental to the way in which we promote participation in higher and further education, contribute to regional economic growth and strengthen our reputation and we welcome the opportunity to partner with institutions who share this goal.

London Academy of Business and Management has a number of long-standing UK Collaborative Partners who deliver, via collaborative arrangements.

London Academy of Business and Management defines a collaborative partnership as all arrangements leading to the Academy making an award, or receiving credit towards an award, on the basis of education provided by, with, or at another organisation. We ensure close and effective engagement with all of our partners to increase access to further and higher education and all of our collaborative arrangements are operated to the standards and quality processes regulated by the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

Find out more about how to become an Academic Partner with us.

Becoming Academic Partner

Working in partnership with other institutions is fundamental to the way in which the Academy promotes participation in higher and further education and contributes to regional economic growth.

The scope of our partnership activity is diverse and ranges from working with partners to increase access to further and higher education, through to collaborative ventures whereby the Academy enters into a formal partnership arrangement with an institution to meet the educational needs of its local area.

London Academy of Business and Management welcomes the opportunity to discuss joint ventures of mutual interest which will provide high quality learning opportunities on a national and global level.

All of our partnership arrangements are operated in line with the quality standards and processes of the Academy and are regulated by the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

Business Services

London Academy of Business and Management

London Academy of Business and Management is committed to using our research and knowledge, expertise and resources to inspire and develop the businesses of today and tomorrow.

As well as providing education and training that’s relevant to the modern workforce, we can also offer practical solutions and advice that will help your business to grow, adapt and innovate – whether you’re a large organisation or an SME.

What can we do for your business?

  • Solve real-world problems and provide practical business solutions
  • Provide education and training that you really want and need
  • Help you find new talent. We’re teaching the next generation of game changers
  • Use our expertise and resources to inspire and develop your business – for today and for tomorrow

Use our expertise

London Academy of Business and Management

This is an Academy of innovation and application. We collaborate with all kinds of organisation – SMEs, large corporates, charities and public bodies – through our partnerships.
We also invite businesses and the wider community to use our specialist facilities and technology.

Our doors are always open.

Inspiring and developing the businesses of tomorrow

We have a strong culture and track record of successful collaboration, with organisations of all shapes and sizes. As an applied university, we use our research and expertise to make positive changes to industry, public services or the wider society.

Why work with the London Academy of Business and Management?

London Academy of Business and Managment has a long tradition of working in partnership with other institutions to deliver Higher Education opportunities. We welcome proposals from the UK and internationally to extend our range of partnerships.

We work with higher education (HE) partners (colleges, commercial, non-profit and specialist organisations) in the UK and internationally with similar ambitions, values and aspirations. Our vision of collaboration is a two-way process providing mutual support to enhance opportunities for students, research and/or business development.

We don’t require an exclusive relationship to become a partner institution. We believe that partnership arrangements should reflect the shared and unique mission, situation and strategic direction of both institutions.

Academic Partnerships works to ensure that both the Academy and partner institutions gain an acceptable return on investment on collaborative work – which allows for high quality delivery and on-going investment. This is reflected in our partnership strategies and our successful track record in establishing and developing collaborative arrangements with a variety of national and international partners.

Exploring potential partnerships

London Academy of Business and Management receive a wide range of requests to establish collaborative higher education partnerships. If you’re interested in developing a relationship with our academy, please follow our this document, website or social media pages to find the information, documents and processes that will inform your application. We operate various types of partnership model here, including:

  • Co-designed and co-delivered awards
  • Accreditation of awards designed by partners, with a contribution to the delivery

from London Academy of Business and Management.

  • Accreditation of awards designed and delivered by partners, with no access to London Academy of Business and Management resources or systems. This is commonly used with specialist or niche providers and large scale or long- standing higher education delivery institutions.

The Academy provides a typology for these arrangements, which you’re advised to consider as a basis for pursuing any collaborative venture.
First steps

We’ve designed the initial enquiry templates below to help you, as a potential partner, identify institutional compatibility with the Academy. They provide an outline of the type of evidence we’d use to assess and prioritise potential partnership development.

  • Potential collaborative delivery partner data gathering template
  • Potential progression partner data gathering template
  • Academic Partnerships Strategy

When you contact us about a potential partnership, it’d be helpful if you outlined a narrative and supporting documentation indicating:

how your current HE activity or provision relates to the criteria outlined in the enquiry template

  • how your future HE aspirations relate to this profile.

If you feel there isn’t a complete match with the criteria, please indicate plans and timescales over which you’d anticipate a closer match being achieved.

UK institutions wishing to become a partner should contact us;

Academic Partnerships Strategy

London Academy of Business and Management’s Senate approved the following strategy for Academic Partnerships:

  • To grow and focus partnership delivery to deliver further income diversification and contribution to the Academy’s sustainability, including identifying and building new academic partnerships that align with this strategy with particular emphasis on growth of transnational education.
  • To develop strategic relationships with partner institutions of scale and significance, which have strategic importance or potential to the Academy within the UK and in Transnational Education.
  • Apply appropriate criteria for partner selection and termination and divest from partnerships that do not deliver value to the Academy.
  • Ensure a higher level of risk visibility.
  • Ensure maximum mutual benefit from regional Further Education Partnerships.
  • Maintain effective engagement and transparency in the relationships between

Academic Partnerships and Faculties and Schools.

  • Broaden the strategic potential of the Pathway College provider.

Academic Partnerships will take the lead responsibility for implementing this strategy engaging with Faculties. Academic Partnerships will also lead on the relationship management with partner institutions ensuring opportunities for full dialogue.

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