American University in London

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American University in London
American University in London logo.jpg
Type Unaccredited
Established 1984
Location Seven Sisters Road
51°33′37.6″N 0°6′53.8″W / 51.560444°N 0.114944°W / 51.560444; -0.114944Coordinates: 51°33′37.6″N 0°6′53.8″W / 51.560444°N 0.114944°W / 51.560444; -0.114944

The American University in London (AUL) is an unaccredited university located in Seven Sisters Road in London.[1][2][3]

The AUL's business education programs have been accredited in the past by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), but this accreditation was suspended in April 2007.[4] The IACBE identified need for improvement in the areas of Outcomes Assessment, Strategic Planning, Financial Resources, External Oversight, and Business and Industry Linkages.[4]

AUL is in partnership with the Geneva Business School.[5]

On 13 January 2006, AUL was fined for violations of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 and Business Names Act 1985 for misleading prospective students by deceptively representing itself as a university in spite of lacking proper accreditation.[6] An Islington Councillor noted: "It is important that prospective students thoroughly research education providers or they could waste a lot of time and money pursuing a worthless qualification."[2][6][7]

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  1. ^ Geoffrey Alderman (September 9, 2003). "Far from funny". The Guardian. Archived from the original on April 27, 2006. 
  2. ^ a b Bear, Mariah P. and John Bear. Bears' Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning. Ten Speed Press, 2003.
  3. ^ "Re: LUC Education (BC) Inc. operating as Lansbridge University (BC) Inspection Report" (PDF). December 20, 2006. p. 26. The representatives of Kingston College were specifically advised to 'cease and desist advertising programs on behalf of American University in London, U.K., an institution that is not registered to provide post-secondary training in British Columbia'. 
  4. ^ a b Accreditation Status: American University in London, International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education website
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  6. ^ a b Bogus university fined for misleading students, Nicola Quinn, Islington Council website, 19 January 2006
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