A celebratory ambience prevailed at the Management College of Southern Africa’s (MANCOSA’s) graduation ceremonies held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) on Saturday, 24 May 2014.
The 2014 graduation season saw graduates from South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe receiving their academic qualifications.
Congratulating all graduates at the ceremony, the Principal of MANCOSA, Professor Yusuf Karodia said the real joy of graduation was seeing students succeed. He praised the MBA graduates for their success, despite having work and family commitments.
He indicated that the graduation also signified MANCOSA’s commitment to building skills in business and management in South Africa and the SADC region.
Professor Karodia reiterated MANCOSA’s commitment to “keeping the doors of learning and culture open” and informed graduates of the strategic partnerships it has forged with institutions in developing economies; the study tours to China and Russia organised by MANCOSA for its MBA graduates and academics, and the institutions annual social responsibility programmes.
Professor Mark Hay, the Acting Dean at MANCOSA added:
“MANCOSA is delighted at the achievement of its 2014 graduates. Our graduates have succeeded to complete their qualifications by supported distance education while meeting their family and work commitments. It takes much discipline and motivation to study, produce assignments and write examinations. For the MBA student there is the added requirement of successfully writing a dissertation to meet the requirement of the degree.”
MANCOSA research shows that 95% of this (MBA) group are employed; 69% of whom have benefited from career advancing opportunities, 51 % have received salary increases since acquiring their MBA and 52% have received job offers on completion of their MBA – an indication that a range of opportunities await those who obtain the MANCOSA MBA.