Kaplan Higher Education and Kaplan Professional Education, a part of Kaplan group is entering the Sri Lankan market to provide postgraduate education in financial services through a range of short courses and degree qualifications.
Kaplan currently educates more than a million students annually across 30 countries, with Kaplan Higher and Kaplan Professional Education being providers of financial services education in Australia.
Dr Mike Evans, Vice President-Kaplan Higher Education, Australia said “Kaplan Higher Education courses provide students and industry professionals with reallife learning outcomes and are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TESQA) and abide by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The courses are structured in consultation with industry professionals and provide students the flexibility of learning at their own pace whilst experiencing a classroom environment through the interactive online portal.”
This is the first time that Kaplan Higher Education is entering South Asia, which is an added benefit for Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan students. Kaplan has grown exponentially throughout Asia Pacific, Australia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
In Sri Lanka, Kaplan’s courses will be offered through FinServices Education, which is an investment of Ataraxia Capital Partners. This is Ataraxia Capital’s second investment in the Sri Lankan education space. Sharad Sri, Head of Investments – Ataraxia Capital Partners said, “Ataraxia is looking at providing Sri Lankan students with high quality education alternatives and we have shown this through our investments in William Angliss-one of the world’s leading providers of Hospitality and Tourism education, and Kaplan Higher Education.”
Kaplan Higher Education will offer courses from Graduate Certificate level up to Masters level across the subjects of applied finance, business administration, corporate finance, technical analysis and financial planning. Asanth Sebastian, Partner – Ataraxia Capital Partners said, “prior learning through accredited institutes such as CIMA, CFA, ACCA as well as industry experience is recognised and students can gain subject exemptions, thereby reducing the length of study as well as the cost for a qualification that is recognised by all major financial centres around the world.”