FT publisher Pearson to open business college
Pearson, the British publisher that owns the Financial Times, is to set up its own college offering business degrees.
Pearson said it aimed to recruit "the brightest and most entrepreneurial students" for the courses, which have been developed with a number of businesses.
The degrees will be validated by Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, which are part of the University of London.
The new college comes amid a Government move to allow more private firms to enter higher education.
The degree will include a guaranteed internship programme and company-based mentors for students.
Roxanne Stockwell, managing director of Pearson College, said: "Our degrees are designed by business, delivered with business, for students who are serious about succeeding in business. We have a network of blue chip industry relationships, many of whom are working with us on the design and delivery of our degree programmes."
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