Jan 18 2023

Arden establishes Progression Agreement with Swiss institution

Arden University’s global expansion continues with the signing of a a Progression Agreement – allowing Arden to provide its UK programmes via a new partner institution in Switzerland. 

Bella Vista Institute of Higher Education Switzerland (BVIS) is an institution dedicated to state-of-the-art tourism training, it is an official United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Centre and associated with UNWTO Academy. 
The progression agreement represents another aspect of Arden’s continuing internationalisation strategy and will widen participation by allowing those studying at BVIS to make the next step in their higher education journeys, providing them with the opportunity to become internationally based distance learners with Arden University. 

‘This new progression agreement with BVIS represents an international partnership with great potential’ said Debra Hinds, Pro-Vice Chancellor International at Arden University. 

‘Widening participation for students across borders is something we are working hard to facilitate.  Access to good quality education is a fundamental right Arden University aims to offer,  regardless of where a student may be.

‘As a leading institution, with strong links to UNWTO, we look forward to working together with BVIS in providing a convenient and accessible progression for their international learners from across the world.’

Students coming from Level 4/ Level 5 courses will be able to progress to Arden University for Level 6 or Level 7, allowing them to make use of their qualifications to join either BA (Hons) Business (Top Up), BA (Hons) Business (Tourism) (Top Up), or MBA (Top Up)

'The Top-Up degree programs between BVIS and AU were developed in order to provide students with valuable experiences, including the broadening of their horizons in terms of both knowledge and perspective, and the improvement of their return on investment,' stated BVIS Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mr. David Hailstones. 

'In both Switzerland and the United Kingdom, students will have access to invaluable possibilities that will aid in the cultivation of future industries talent with a modern, solutions-oriented attitude.'