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High ranked US MBA with scholarships – first time in Sri Lanka

Asian Institute of Business & Technology (AIBTCampus),Sri Lanka’s fastest growing Higher Education institution, announced its new partnership with Chatham University -USA and officially launched Sri Lanka’s first “highly ranked,accredited USA MBA” that can be completed in Sri Lanka, with an option to transfer to US for the final term to complete the programin the US and qualify to work afterward in America.

Founded in partnership with and investment from established organizations in the field of education from UK and from Sri Lanka, AIBT Campus aims to empower its students by giving them opportunities to develop and build their careers through high quality and world-class education at an affordable price.

AIBT Campus offers a variety of accredited international Diploma and Bachelors/Masters/Doctoral degree programmes in Business and Management, Information Technology, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Human Resources, Psychology, Education, Training and Early Years.

AIBT’sprogrammes are carefully selected and are developed by a group of international expert faculty members, professionals with proven track record of performance in diverse fields of specialization.

Chatham University is a private university in PittsburghPennsylvania that was founded in 1869 by Reverend William Trimble Beatty (the father of renowned operatic contralto Louise Homer).The beautiful Chatham Shadyside Campus features historic mansions in Pittsburgh’s nicest neighborhood, adjacent to Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh.  Chathamis a comprehensive university, with a total of 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students, that is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

In 2005 the university expanded its programs to include online advanced degree programs (bachelors, masters, doctoral) through the School of Continuing Education, now the School for Continuing and Professional Studies. Two years later, Chatham’s MFA in Creative Writing program was named one of the top five Innovative/Unique Programs by The Atlantic Monthly. Chatham is also one of the highest ranked universities in the world for Sustainability, including an entire new living-learning campus devoted to educating a new generation of leaders and global citizens to follow in the footsteps of Chatham’s most famous graduate, Rachel Carson, by improving the environment and addressing the challenge of climate change.

Led by dynamic educationist, Dr.David Finegold, DPhil,who took over as its19th President in2016,Chatham University is taking new strides in technologically driven programs that helps students pursue their higher education with comfort in the current pandemic situation.

Chatham ranked among the Top 200 National Universities in the 2021 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” is National Universities, #187, and was #1 among all the National Universities in Pennsylvania for Social Mobility – enabling lower income students to get a world-class degree. https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/chatham-university-3244/overall-rankings

Mr. John Kerr, Chairman of AIBT, and known for managing vocational higher education in the UK at the highest level through largest awarding bodies, participated from the UK in the launch ceremony and congratulated AIBT Campusfor it’s achievement in signing up with the prestigious Chatham University and launching its MBA.  He also profuselythanked Dr David Finegold for reposing trust in AIBT Campus in building this relationship.

Dr David Finegold the President of Chatham University was kind enough to connect online too and addressed the august audience in the ceremony and confirmed his fullest support to AIBT in facilitating access to quality education from the US to Sri Lankan nationals.

Professor Cliff Allan, former Vice Chancellor of Birmingham City University, who joined recently as the Chair of the Advisory Board of AIBT campus in his speech stated that he would be expecting AIBT campus to maintain highest international quality standards of education and assured his guidance and attention to enable AIBT Campus to position as an institution with focus on quality of education at an affordable cost.

Dr Mohan Pathirana,Vice Chairman of AIBT Campus in his speech statedthatit is a privilege for him to be associated with prestigious Chatham University USA as it will give opportunity to AIBT to enable student’s completion of MBA in Sri Lanka at an affordable fee.  And those who can afford to spend time at the University in the US would also have the flexibility to transfer on Campus to study as they wish.  It’s a unique arrangement that could have been possible only with the vision of Dr. Finegold to make quality education accessible worldwide.  Dr Pathirana further added that the Chatham University’s MBA would be affordable as it comes with special scholarship only for Sri Lankans in Sri Lanka and expats living abroad.  The arrangement of admission to the program would be exclusively through AIBT Campus as per the arrangement with the University for limited number of seats on first come first served basis subject to meeting admission criteria of the University.

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