DOHA: With the start of the new academic year less than three weeks away, AFG College with the University of Aberdeen have spent the summer preparing for students to return to campus under the government’s current Covid-19 directives.
This semester a new undergraduate programme will complement the existing four programmes already well established at the campus.
The new programme, approved by H E Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education, will launch this month and represents AFG’s fifth undergraduate degree offered since the college opened in 2017.
The new MA (Hons) Business Management & Legal Studies, offers students a grounding in business, management and organisations within the context of the legal framework on which all businesses operate.
The new degree will equip successful students with the analytical and academic skills required for a headstart in international business and provides a meaningful pathway to a multitude of career options. AFG College’s specialist industry linkage group work closely with prospective employers ensuring future graduate opportunities are identified where possible.
Dr Fiona Robson, AFG College Head of Discipline for Business and Management, said: “Over four years students will develop an excellent grounding across the subject areas as we bring theory and practice to life for them. The AFG team is looking forward to working with and inspiring the next generation of leaders in business and law in Doha.”
AFG College Principal Brian Buckley said: “As principal, I am conscious of our responsibilities in helping to shape future leaders, and believe that the new courses will augment those already being offered. With increasing demand for new programmes, we are constantly adapting and developing our offerings to help support the Amir’s vision for a knowledge-based economy.”
He added: “The new Business Management & Legal Studies programme adopts an interdisciplinary approach which takes into consideration the demands placed on graduates by employers to develop a broader range of transferable skills, which students will benefit from when entering the workplace.”