Strategy First Institute is a management college in Yangon, Myanmar that was established in February 2010. We offer various enterpreneurship, management and marketing programs designed to equip students with the tools required to prosper in the business world. The Institute also focuses on making positive impacts within the community and the country through many diverse individual students.
The students are typically mid-career executives pursuing marketing and management diploma programs from the Institute of Commercial Management, UK. The institute have over 1800 students currently enrolled at Strategy First institute and over 5000 alumni. 90% of the students are mid-career executives and 10% - fresh university graduates. In June 2015, the institute became the first and the only accredited study center for the Chartered Institute of Marketing's Diploma in Professional Marketing and Diploma in Marketing Communication respectively. Strategy First Institute is also an accredited study center for NCC Business qualifications.
While the name Strategy First has been becoming more and more reputable within the context of business education establishments in Yangon, most of the success in finding students comes from word-of-mouth recommendations of the old students. Last year, in 2014, we achieved over 230% growth in student numbers. In different ways, like offering the students the chance to sit in to classes they had previously taken or offering complimentary English classes for the students, an atmosphere of flexibility, encouragement and impassioned learning that has resulted in positive student feedback.
At Strategy First, the lecturers take great pride in the accomplishments and successes of the students