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APSCo and Henley Business School launch first MBA in recruitment

The first ever MBA course specifically designed for recruitment executives will be launched by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) in September 2011 at Henley Business School.

The course, which is being sponsored by Barclays, will take the form of a three-year, flexible distance-learning initiative. It will be two thirds a classic MBA with the remaining third specifically about how to run a recruitment business. 20 students will have the opportunity to enrol.
APSCo says that Henley Business School was chosen to provide the MBA course because of its international reputation and its ability to attract students from all over the world. Henley is one of the world’s few business schools to hold triple-accredited status. The School has over 30,000 alumni in 140 countries.
The course will have the title of MBA (International Recruitment Management).  It will be open to senior managers with a degree and at least two years recruitment sector experience, or senior managers without a degree with at least five years industry experience. The course can be undertaken on a flexible basis as much of the content will be provided online.
Ann Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo, said: "This MBA course will add immediate business value for senior managers and their companies. It will enhance the knowledge and capabilities of senior executives, giving them and their employers a significant competitive advantage."
"The MBA will be an excellent way for companies to retain valued senior managers and help with succession planning. It will boost the credentials of the senior management team in funding raising scenarios, both when dealing with banks and other investors."