BC World Trade University raises suspicion

July 25, 2007

Scheduled to open last September, Chilliwack BC's World Trade University is facing numerous delays and rising suspicions over the credibility of president and CEO Sujit Chowdhury.  Offering a 14-month MBA program designed to help eradicate world poverty, with ambiguous links to the WTO and the UN, the BC government leapt at Chowdhury's idea and used a private member's bill to charter the new school.  Currently, WTU is still waiting for approval from BC's Degree Quality Assessment Board, and consent from the Ministry of Advanced Education, before it can begin offering instruction and granting degrees.  If the institution does win final approval to operate, it is expected that classes won't start until January 2008 at the earliest, enrolling 50 to 60 students for a tuition of US $32,500. National Post