The 35 students ready to take on the MBA programme at USP’s Emalus Campus in Vanautu.
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) is offering the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme at its Emalus Campus in Vanuatu this trimester.
The programme begins this week and the first course will be completed in 5 weeks.
A total of 35 successful students who received their offer letters to do the MBA programme attended the three-hour orientation programme on 10 September 2018 at the Emalus Campus Conference Room.
An MBA alumni graduate, Mr Peter Tari, the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu, was invited to share his experience as a student who undertook the programme some years back.
Mr Tari encouraged the students to work hard to achieve what they wanted from the programme.
He stated that from his experience, it was difficult especially from the start, becoming a student again, after being in the workforce.
“When you come out here please leave your working hat in your office and come as a student, not your position in your work place,” he advised the students.
Mr Tari stressed that students fully participate in the group work as it will assist them get through the programme.
Dr Peter Mario, Programme Facilitator who is based at the Laucala Campus presented on ‘soft skills’, as an alternative way to managing self-behaviour. He began his presentation with the quote, “People Don’t Quit Jobs. People Quit Their Bosses”.
He encouraged students to fully participate in their group work adding that student attendance will also be assessed.
“Work with me and we will all get there at the end of the programme,” he said.
Other speakers for the orientation programme came from the Centre for Flexible Learning, the USP Library and Student Administration Service.
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