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Dual degree creates international study opportunities for UK and Canadian business students

24th June 2024

Northumbria University, Newcastle, and Lakehead University in Canada have launched a new international dual degree for students in their respective business programmes.

Lakehead University

The new collaboration between Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School and Lakehead’s Faculty of Business Administration will provide an opportunity for students to develop international connections and global skills through a year-long exchange while earning two degrees in four years.

Social mobility is a key part of Northumbria’s strategic ambition and the partnership with Lakehead will make study abroad accessible to even more students – regardless of background.

Dr Liz Cunningham, from Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School, said:“BA (Hons) Business Management is one of the largest Programmes offered by Newcastle Business School. Students on the Programme come from a wide range of backgrounds, with a significant number having widening participation characteristics. The opportunity to study abroad is a transformational experience for such students and the dual degree partnership with Lakehead is a really exciting addition to the Study Abroad portfolio offered to them.”

Dr. David Richards, Dean of Lakehead’s Faculty of Business Administration said: “We are very excited about adding Northumbria as an international dual degree program partner. Our partnership is a testament to our institutions’ shared mission to provide students with opportunities that develop intercultural competencies and global skills that are desired by employers.”

Alejandra Vicencio, Head of International Mobility at Northumbria, added:“Canada is a highly sought after destination for our students on study abroad, and the dual degree with Lakehead University is a fantastic opportunity. At the same time, we are really looking forward to welcoming Lakehead students to Northumbria.”

Students who successfully complete the program from Lakehead University will earn a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Management from Northumbria and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Lakehead.

Students from Northumbria will earn a Bachelor of Administration from Lakehead and Bachelor of Arts in Business and Management from Northumbria.

All students will be required to complete an international exchange in third-year. “We are thankful to the faculty, deans, and colleagues who have contributed to the success of this partnership,” said James Aldridge, Vice-Provost International at Lakehead. “On behalf of Lakehead, we look forward to welcoming students from Northumbria to Canada.”

Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University is accredited by AACSB and AACSB Accounting, and is EPAS accredited through EFMD. The Faculty of Business Administration at Lakehead University is AACSB and CPA accredited.

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