LAHORE: The College of Tourism and Hotel Management (COTHM) launched its online Business School (COBS) here in Lahore on Wednesday.
The institute has been awarded as Awards for Training & Higher Education (ATHE) a United Kingdom (UK’s) approved training centre. The ATHE is a global awarding body by Ofqual that is the regulator of qualifications in England which reports directly to the UK’s parliament.
The online business school is offering affordable UK study programs with exclusive online modules fast tracking students to a university qualification in the fields of Business Management, Hotel & Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, Information Technology (IT), Leadership, Sales & Marketing, Education, English Language, Health & Social Care, Accounting and Finance, Entrepreneurship, Startups, and Blockchain.
When asked how this business school is different from its peers, Ahmad Shafiq, the founder and CEO of the institution said that whether students are looking to enhance their skills, improve or pursue professional education. This online business school’s learning pathways can provide them with unique online learning experience.
“Our web-based modules allow students to learn what they want, when they want and how they want and have been designed to facilitate a much faster, more affordable and engaging way to learn,” he said.
Shafiq added that with a 24/7 student networking platform, personal dashboards, 1-2-1 online tutorials, group webinars and bank of pre-recorded group webcasts, this school provides students with all the support that they need to succeed in developing their professional skill base and achieve a university qualification.
Ali Raza, the head of Online Business School said that the institution will provide revolutionary online learning experience across the globe through a unique blended-learning virtual environment with education pathway assistance & career pathways guidance.
He maintained that this school will deliver online university pathway programs with full Undergraduate and Postgraduate Diploma Awards to students from all corners of the world. Students can fast track their way through to a UK University Qualification on campus or by distance learning.
Raza added that the global student population that is planning to go to the UK in pursuit of education enhancement but are unable to travel due to constraints such as time, affordability, Covid-19, and visa regulations can now study for a UK qualifications online from universities of their choice in the UK while waiting for their visa date/approval.
“We & ATHE UK have pre-agreed arrangements with certain UK universities to provide credits for degree & MBA enrolments,” Raza shared.
Punjab’s Higher Education Minister Raja Yasir Humayun Sarfraz was the chief guest of the ceremony. The event was attended by leading businessmen, senior and mid-level business professionals, students and people from different walks of life.
The higher education minister applauded the initiatives taken by the institution to provide the skilled and globally recognised education in Pakistan.