UNA and USM sign agreement on Bachelor of Business

University of the Netherlands Antilles (UNA) Chancellor Francis de Lannoy and University of St. Martin (USM) officials signed an agreement between the two universities on Wednesday, February 27.

This agreement ensures collaboration in the Bachelor of Business Administration and Accounting programmes that allows St. Maarten students to remain in St. Maarten and attend USM for the entire four years (Associate's degree and then Bachelor's degree) instead of attending UNA in Curaçao after completing two years in the Associate's degree programme.
The signing was witnessed by Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs, who commended both universities for their work, especially USM for creating an incentive for St. Maarten students to remain in St. Maarten for higher education.

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