Imperial College of Business Studies (ICBS), one of the fastest growing education providers in Sri Lanka, provides students the opportunity to fast track their degree and also provides them a pathway to obtain an internationally-recognised degree while saving millions in the process through the SQA (Scottish Qualification Authority) programme.
SQA is a not-for-profit government-sponsored organisation accountable to the Scottish Government. It is an international body in education and qualification development and plays a central role in Scotland’s world-renowned education system. The SQA has over 100 years of experience in developing qualifications and qualifications systems as well as over 20 years of experience of working internationally in partnership with schools, colleges, universities, training organizations, industry professionals, professional bodies and governments.
Upon completion of the Ordinary Level (O/L) examination, students can gain a head start in their educational journey at the age of just 16 years by taking the first steps towards a degree through the SQA programme. Students can start off with the International Foundation Certificate in Business, and then proceed on to the International Specialised Diploma in Business Management where they have the opportunity to specialise in a number of highly demand fields such as Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, International Business Management and Project.
Following the successful completion of an SQA Advanced Diploma, SQA’s Diploma to Degree programme allows students to progress onto the second or third year of an undergraduate degree. O/L students also have the option of directly entering the first year of the degree programme on completion of the International Foundation Certificate in Business. Students who have completed the Advanced Level (A/L) examination can start with the International Specialised Diploma in Business Management and based upon specialisations, follow the path to their chosen degree.
SQA has established strong relationships with several leading universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea, USA and the UK. These partner universities recognise the SQA Advanced Diploma for advanced entry and provide a quality learning experience to students.
Since its inception, ICBS has established itself as a leading Business School in Sri Lanka, focused on quality and creating and mentoring employable graduates and has coached over 50,000 students to date. ICBS was accredited by CIMA (UK) as a ‘Learning Partner Institute’ in 2004 and is also a Gold Approved Learning Partner (ALP) of ACCA. With the branch in Kandy also accredited as a Learning Partner Institute in 2013, ICBS became the only institute in South East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa to have 2 Premium Learning Partner Institutes.
ICBS also boasts of the privilege of offering the most accredited Undergraduate degree programme in the world, which is accredited by 11 professional bodies. It is also the only Business School in Sri Lanka with extensive global exposure having partnerships in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan.