113 STUDENTS GRADUATE WITH BBAs, MBAs AND NESTED AWARDS
School of Higher Education (SHEL), SITAL College of Tertiary Education (SITAL) and CTS College of Business and Computer Science (CTSCBCS), in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Business (AIB), held their first joint annual Graduation ceremony at the Hyatt Regency on Sunday, June 16, 2013.
113 students celebrated completion of their studies and joined AIB alumni from over 70 countries. More than 50 students graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, 35 students with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and 27 with undergraduate and postgraduate nested awards.
The Australian High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Mr. Ross Tysoe, addressed the graduates and guests on behalf of the Australian Government and spoke of the high standards and global reach of Australian education. His Excellency further indicated that degrees can be critical tools to the growth and development of the country.
Mr. Michael Bradshaw, Executive Director of the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT), congratulated the graduates and reminded them of their responsibility to the their country and fellow citizens.
Professor Rod Oxenberry, Chairman of the AIB Academic Board, gave a speech on behalf of AIB and Emeritus Professor Kevin O’Brien, member of the AIB Academic Board, presented the awards.
The Graduation was co-hosted by Mrs. Ann-Marina White, Executive Director of SITAL, Mr. Ravi Ragoonath, Academic Director of CTSCBCS and Mr. Keith MacDonald, Executive Chairman of SHEL.
"Today is a memorable moment for us all. While we are happy to achieve this milestone in our lives, we will most certainly miss the laughs, the lime and the love," says an MBA graduate.
"The graduates have worked hard to get their degrees and it’s nice to have family and friends present to celebrate their achievement. This celebration is not only to congratulate the graduating students but to acknowledge the sacrifices made by their families. We wish to recognize these efforts and congratulate our graduates and their families," says an MBA facilitator.
AIB is a 25-year-old Business School based in Australia, offering business degrees, undertaking research, and providing consultancy services globally. AIB’s programmes are accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and recognised by a number of international accrediting and registration bodies making the degrees globally transportable. The AIB MBA is ranked in the top 10 MBAs globally and in the top 3 in Australia by the CEO Magazine in the UK. This achievement is a testament to the quality, standards and practical attributes of the MBA that make it such a valued and globally recognised qualification.
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