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USP’s MBA Graduates Hosted To First Alumni Function

The University of the South Pacific’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) students who graduated in the Western Division cohort were hosted to an alumni function the past Friday. The function,
13 Sep 2016 12:46
USP’s MBA Graduates Hosted To First Alumni Function

The University of the South Pacific’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) students who graduated in the Western Division cohort were hosted to an alumni function the past Friday.

The function, a first, was hosted by the USP’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) at the Tanoa Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka.

The event was also attended by the Lautoka Campus Director, Dr Pramila Devi and staff of USP’s Lautoka Campus.

The purpose of the alumni evening was for MBA alumni to meet and connect with each other and staff of GSB.

GSB Head of School, Professor Raghuvar Pathak, said the alumni are not only part of GSB but are also part of an exclusive international community – the Association of MBA’s (AMBA).

The MBA programme at USP has been internationally accredited by AMBA in 2014.

AMBA is the only international professional body connecting MBA students and graduates, hundreds of accredited business schools and MBA employers in over 110 countries.

The AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in Postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best programmes in the world after a four stage accreditation process.

“Today we are a proud GSB family of more than a thousand alumni who are holding executive positions throughout the region,” Professor Pathak said.

He further stated that for students, the decision to take an MBA represents a major commitment, both in terms of time and money.

 

AMBA accreditation

Professor Pathak said in a crowded and complex market, AMBA accreditation provides a reliable list of meticulously tested programmes.

He said the accreditation ensures students’ investments are rewarded with the finest business education available, which will have a demonstrable impact on their careers.

He stressed USP’s MBA is ranked as one of the top 10 Eduniversal’s best Masters Executive MBA and MBA part time in Oceania, which he said, is a huge achievement for the programme in the region.

 

Future plans

Some of the future plans for MBA alumni include sponsoring Alumni networking forums and Alumni newsletter production through advertisements.

There are also plans for student scholarships, student internships, gifts and donations, membership contributions, student mentorship, inputs in curriculum review and development.

 

 

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