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 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.

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.

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.