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supporting the new development. Each cohort
will undertake an international learning journey,
during which they'll study alongside students
in the host university, with plans to partner with
universities in Dubai, Singapore and Shanghai.
This new programme will embrace TUBS's
enterprise values by exposing students to
complex business issues in differing locations
and economic landscapes. It will also embed the
Chartered Management Institute's Level 7
Professional Manager, which ensures it will
match the criteria for levy-paying organisations.
The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship
combines excellent business education, workbased learning and professional development to
support the growth of graduate level managers.
Once an apprentice has completed the CMDA,
they will achieve the accolade of Chartered
Manager, an award that is underpinned by the
Chartered Management Institute.
The CMDA recognises the workplace as a
centre of knowledge building, and combines
learning opportunities within the workplace and
the university. The interactive workshop style
Teesside University recently hosted a
visit by the chair of the ScaleUp Institute,
Sherry Coutu. The private-sector, not-forprofit company focuses on making the
UK the best place in the world to scale up
a business. Its recent ScaleUp Review on
Economic Growth revealed that the Tees
Valley has a higher than average number
of scale-up businesses. However, many
aren't growing at their full potential.
Teesside University's pro vicechancellor, Professor Jane Turner, is now
working with Dr Susan Laing to launch
a collaborative academic and business
scale-up project later this year. It will
work with key partners across the region
to identify companies with scale-up
potential and implement a range of
interventions such as mentoring, access
to finance and markets, leadership
programmes and skills training designed
to help them grow.
"This is an exciting opportunity,
as businesses that scale up have
a significant impact on a region's
economy," says Professor Turner. "If we
can help scale up companies to realise
their potential, the benefits to the Tees
Valley and beyond will be phenomenal.
Research shows that scale-ups are
extremely productive and create highquality, diverse jobs across all sectors."
enables the sharing and creation of knowledge,
as well as the opportunity to engage with
others to identify solutions to organisational
problems. All assessments provide students with
opportunities to apply knowledge and learning
directly to the workplace.
F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N
1. "ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION: A ROAD TO SUCCESS", EUROPEAN COMMISSION, 2015. 2. NEW SKILLS CONSULTING, 2017
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