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USP MBA alumni evening, a success

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MBA alumni at the event hosted by USP's Graduate School of Business.

The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) hosted an alumni evening at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) Laucala campus on 16 September, 2016.

On behalf of Professor Raghuvar Pathak, the GSB Head of School, Professor James McMaster welcomed everyone to the event saying that the alumni are not only part of GSB but also part of an exclusive international community – the Association of MBA’s (AMBA).

Professor James McMaster

He said they could not have been more proud of their alumni.

“We want you to enjoy the night by meeting up with your old class mates and talk about old times,” he said.

Professor McMaster said it was heartening to see the number of MBA alumni being appointed to senior positions like Chief Executive Officers and other executive positions throughout the region.

“It is a great return on our investment and not only that but the fact that your qualification is now recognised worldwide through AMBA – you can go anywhere in the world,” he told the alumni.

The MBA programme at USP was 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.

“We are so proud of our GSB family,” Professor McMaster added.

The MBA programme has become a market leader among Pacific Island states with an excellent regional reputation for quality and relevance. These characteristics have contributed greatly to the rise in enrolments over the decade and to the graduation of over 500 students.

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

Vodafone was the giveaway sponsor for the business card draw and the prize winner was Mr Rinal Deo, the Director of Vision Stationery & Printing Supplies.

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