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First educational institution (private or private & public) in Mauritius to launch a Postgraduate Diploma in Risk Management

Mauritius, October 2nd, 2019 – Honoris United Universities, the first pan-African private higher education platform, announces the accreditation of six new programmes at YKBS. As a leading private business school in Mauritius, YKBS now offers more than 20 degree and certificate programmes.

YKBS worked to adapt and accredit the six programmes from two other prestigious and well-known Honoris institutions: Regent Business School and MANCOSA, both in South Africa. In achieving this national accreditation, Honoris’ and YKBS’ academic experiences were important differentiators. YKBS’ current programme offering includes specialist degrees in Management, Administration and Accounting. The additional courses expand this to include business-critical subjects such as Social Media and Communications, Project Management, Information Technology and Retail Management.

Commenting, Luis Lopez, CEO of Honoris United Universities, said, “This accreditation by the Mauritian authorities reflects the quality of the programmes currently taught across our network, as well as the strength of Honoris’ collaborative academic engagements, leading to increased access to higher education in tandem with the very best curricula and learning tools.”

The newly accredited Higher Certificates will provide working professionals with a wider choice of developmental study programmes and enable employers to upskill their workforce through corporate training. YKBS is first educational institution (private or private & public) in Mauritius to launch a one-year Post Graduate Diploma in Risk Management – an area of expertise that is of major importance in the corporate world and one that will serve to make working professionals significantly more competitive and impactful.

Managing Director of YKBS, Professor Reshad Jaumally commented on the benefit to employers, stating that,
“Working professionals who complete any of these six programmes will go on to make a significant contribution to companies. The skills and competencies that companies gain from these graduates will be crucial for business growth in our increasingly digitalized global economy. With the launch of these exciting programmes, we re-affirm our values in enhancing employability”.

The six new programmes on offer at YKBS are:
➢ Higher Certificate in Retail Management (Regent Business School)
➢ Higher Certificate in Social Media and Communication (MANCOSA)
➢ Higher Certificate in Project Management (MANCOSA)
➢ Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management (MANCOSA)
➢ Higher Certificate in Information Technology (MANCOSA)
➢ Postgraduate Diploma in Risk Management (MANCOSA)

About Honoris United Universities
Honoris United Universities is the first private pan-African higher education network committed to preparing and educating the next generation of African leaders and professionals able to impact regionally in a globalized world. Collaborative intelligence, cultural agility and mobile mind-sets and skills are at the heart of Honoris’ vision of higher education. Honoris United Universities joins the expertise of its member institutions to prepare pan-regional profile graduates that are competitive in today’s fast-paced and demanding labour markets.

Honoris United Universities gathers a community of 32,000 students on 58 campuses, learning centers and via online, in 9 countries and 30 cities across Africa. The network counts 10 institutions: multidisciplinary universities, specialized schools, technical and vocational institutes, contact, distance and online institutions. Students have an opportunity to experience exclusive partnerships and exchange programs in more than 60 universities across Europe and the United States. Over 100 degrees are offered in Health Science, Engineering, IT, Business, Law, Architecture, Arts and Design, Media, Education and Political Science.

Honoris United Universities. Education for Impact.

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About YKBS
YKBS was founded in 2002 as a private tertiary education institution, specialised in providing supported distance education at undergraduate and post-graduate levels in the fields of Business Administration and Management. The institution is based in the Highlands area since 2012. In 2013, the institution also began to provide undergraduate programmes on a full-time mode of delivery. Its academic offer includes programmes from leading partners, MANCOSA and the Regent Business School (RBS), both from South Africa. YKBS is authorised by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) of Mauritius to deliver tertiary programmes.

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