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The recently launched Northumbria University, UK, in Qatar, has started accepting admission applications for its Fall’18 Session. The move comes in line with the recent announcement of Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), tying up with Northumbria University, UK to start the academy in Qatar to offer degrees in Accounting, Finance & Investments and International Banking & Finance that have been approved by Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

The university is located at QFBA, in West Bay. This is an important opportunity for high school graduates who are looking for a university degree from a UK-based university located in Qatar. The last date for submission of applications is August 31, 2018 as the academic session starts from September onwards.

On this occasion, Dr. Mohamed Abdullah al-Emadi, Acting CEO of QFBA, said:

“Our partnership with Northumbria University is a sign of changing education landscape in Qatar and offer Qatar next generation a world-class global institution to learn & grow. The Fall season will be the very first academic session for this University in Qatar and I am sure we will be receiving quite a number of applications for admissions from our future talents. To bring Qatari talent at par with the rest of the world, we are determined to offer them newer avenues to reach the pinnacle of success through the right education. The University of Northumbria joined the list of top business schools worldwide by gaining double accreditation from AACSB for its business and accounting division, and has a deep rooted history in the field of education. Its curricula and academic programs have also been adopted by academic and professional institutions in many countries of the world. We are sure that this institution would be a right platform for students to gain the prowess in the finance stream.”

On his part, Professor John Wilson, Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Business and Law at Northumbria University, said:

“Our  partnership with QFBA  will provide the Academy’s undergraduate students as well as graduates with excellent courses that will help them develop their knowledge and enable them to compete in the global labor market. Our approach at the University of Northumbria is based on a unique learning experience based on empowerment and motivation for achievement; a simple yet highly effective approach. I am sure with a vast pool of renowned teachers, we would be able to harness the right knowledge among the young students and make them future ready in the field of finance, accounting, international banking & investment studies.”

Northumbria University is a public university from United Kingdom, with more than 35,000 students from 140 countries around the world. Founded in 1880, the University has a distinguished academic history for more than 135 years, and its programs are accredited by leading professional institutions around the world. The programs running at QFBA will all be accredited by AACSB, one of the world’s leading business school professional accreditation bodies.  The University has been recognized as one of the top universities in the UK for their successful job placement for graduates within 6 months of graduating.

With this tie-up, QFBA envisions to enhance the standards of the financial services sector and help organizations and professionals achieve their education and business goals by building professional capacities. It also aims to provide the financial sector in Qatar and the region with a generation of qualified young talents, in order to raise the performance bar in companies and corporations and help establish Qatar as a preferred financial center that attracts business and investment.

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