International Partners

International Partners


Heriot-Watt University is one of the UK’s leading universities for business and industry with a reputation for innovative education, enterprise and leading-edge & applied research. Heriot-Watt University held its 200 years anniversary in the last year 2021.

It has recently been ranked 33rd in the UK in Complete University Guide 2023 and 281st in the world according to QS World’s University Ranking 2023.

Strategy First University has been an approved learning partner of Heriot-Watt University since 2016 and offers its MBA and MSc programmes.

NCC Education is a UK awarding body, active in the UK and internationally. Originally part of the UK National Computing Centre, NCC Education started offering IT qualifications in 1976 and from 1997 developed its Higher Education portfolio to include Business qualifications, IT qualifications and a range of Foundation qualifications.

With Centers in over 40 countries, four international offices and academic managers worldwide, NCC Education strives to employ the latest technologies for learning, assessment and support. NCC Education is regulated and quality assured by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations, see in England and Northern Ireland.

Strategy First University has been an approved centre to offer its Business & IT-related programmes since 2015.

NCC Education


Pearson was founded in 1844 by Samuel Pearson in Yorkshire, England.

It is an education publishing and assessment service to schools and corporations, as well as directly to students. Pearson’s educational and assessment tools, contents, products, and services are designed to help learners at every stage open doors to new experiences. It’s unique insight and world-class expertise come from the long history of working closely with teachers, learners, researchers, authors and thought leaders.

Strategy First University became a PEARSON-approved centre in 2018 to offer the PEARSON BTEC HND in Business programme.

Memorandum of Understanding Between Rochester Institute of Technology and Strategy First University Myanmar. This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishes a formal collaboration between the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), located in the United States, and Strategy First University (SFU) on September 6, 2023. This partnership aims to foster academic exchange, promote knowledge distribution, and enhance educational programs, with a strong focus on Circular Economy and sustainability.

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) was established in 1944 through the merger of the Rochester Athenaeum, founded in 1829, and the Mechanics Institute, a technical training school established in 1885. RIT is among the highest-ranked engineering and technology universities globally, with its game design, photography, and sustainability programs receiving recognition as world-leading.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in the U.S. 98th in the “National Universities” Ranking of News & World Report, 2024; New York Times College-Access Index's Top U.S. Ranked 43rd in the Colleges with The Greatest Economic Diversity Ranking and 44th in the Princeton Review, 2023 “Among the Top 50 Green Colleges” Ranking due to its Sustainability and Green Initiatives, it ranks as the world's top.



The Institute of Commercial Management provides a wide range of professional and vocational awards in Business and Management subjects and areas. ICM programmes are designed to address the wide variety of personal development and training needs of those wishing to enter the commercial sector, and to support the continued development and workplace flexibility of those already in employment.

Since the start of Strategy First University in 2010, we have collaborated closely with the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM, UK) to provide a diverse range of single-subject diploma programs to foster individual development in Myanmar.

Strategy First Mandalay is an IELTS Testing Point Partner of British Council Myanmar. It has been running the IELTS computer-based tests for IELTS candidates in Mandalay, SFU Mandalay Teaching Centre 2 on 25 September 2023.