A total of 200 African MBA students from the prestigious Edinburgh Business School will gather on February 8 in Johannesburg, South Africa, to celebrate their graduation ceremony, the UK-based institution announced this week in a statement.
The Edinburgh Business School has been offering executive education in Africa since 1990 and currently has 3760 students with a further 2000 alumni from its MBA programme.
The event will also celebrate the first 23 graduates from the African Scholarship programme launched and funded by Edinburgh Business School in 2010.
The scholarship scheme is the largest of its kind, offering 250 people in Africa a fully-funded place on the Edinburgh Business School distance learning MBA (Master of Business Administration) programme.
The scholarship programme, which was established in 2010 by Edinburgh Business School, has enabled applicants from across Africa to gain access to advanced management skills and expertise, helping them to effect change in their organisations and communities, the statement added.
The flexibility of the distance learning MBA has also enabled students to continue working while they learn, implementing their new knowledge and skills in the workplace immediately.
“Edinburgh Business School has been active in Africa for over 20 years and to celebrate this long standing relationship, we established The Africa Scholarship Programme in 2010,” Prof Keith Lumsden, academic director at Edinburgh Business School/Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University, said.
“We are very proud to recognise and celebrate all of our graduates today. All of the people we are recognising at today’s event have worked hard to secure their MBA’s and will no doubt go on to achieve great things.”
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