2nd July 1999

FOUR TO COLLECT GROUND-BREAKING MBAs

 

Four students from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will become the first in the UK to graduate with an MBA (Master of Business Administration) in Education Management specifically designed for school bursars.

 

Tim Ellis, Everette Maynard, Liz Wood and Sue Whyler have all successfully completed the course - believed to be the only one of its kind in the country - and will graduate at Lincoln Cathedral on 8th July.

 

The idea of the two-year course, which is taught at the university’s Lincoln campus, is to provide support to bursars who are employed to manage schools alongside head teachers.

 

“We’re looking for leaders for the 21st century,” commented Fergus O’Sullivan, the course director. “Many of our students come into the course wanting to be more effective managers, but they go out of it with a passion for supporting learning in schools.”

 

The course has been running since October 1996 and currently boasts sixty-one students, originally from the grant-maintained state sector but increasingly from LEA, independent and now special schools. “This year the first bursar from the independent sector will graduate,” said Mr O’Sullivan, “and we are looking to develop the course more for these new sectors.”

 

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For further information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042