UWI-ROYTEC is a private tertiary-level institution offering undergraduate degree programmes in business and teacher education; associate degree programmes in business and information technology; and professional diplomas and certificates in financial planning and business related specializations.
When ROYTEC was founded in 1987 by RBTT Bank Limited, the institution's primary purpose was the preparation of graduates to meet the human resource requirements of the banking and financial services sectors. By the mid 90’s, additional programmes were launched at the undergraduate level, and ROYTEC evolved into an educationally diverse institution offering the Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Education (Primary School) from the University of New Brunswick; the Certified Financial Planner Education Programme in collaboration with the Financial Advisors Association of Canada; and its own Associate degree programmes in management and information technology and corporate training programmes.
In 2006, as part of the reorganization of the internal structure of RBTT Bank Limited, the external operations of ROYTEC was transferred to UWI, St. Augustine and the institution’s name was changed to the UWI School of Business and Applied Studies Limited (trading as ROYTEC). This relationship between the University of the West Indies (UWI) and ROYTEC is a synergistic one in which the strengths of UWI serve to benefit the academic operations of ROYTEC and strengthen its leadership position in key fields where UWI has distinctive competencies. Over the past two (2) years, this name change has also reflected the changing nature of ROYTEC, as evidenced by increased enrollment, admissions, quality standards, and graduation rates.
UWI-ROYTEC is committed to excellence in teaching and learning and provides an interactive and collaborative academic atmosphere for students.