The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Monday, 16 August 2010

Executives gain degrees at University of the West of Scotland

Eighteen top executives have graduated from University of the West of Scotland, having successfully completed its Executive MBA programme.

The graduates, all managers working full-time, studied on a part-time open-learning basis over two years to achieve this prestigious management qualification.

The Executive MBA features flexible delivery which allows busy managers working full-time to develop themselves and their organisations, without needing to take time off work. The executive graduates attended all day face-to-face workshops approximately one Saturday per month and in between workshops participated via the programme’s internet-based virtual learning environment. The Executive MBA’s real-world emphasis allows participants to apply the learning in their workplace and helps them to boost their performance.

Lesley Fuller, Funding, Marketing and Communications Manager with Kibble, one of Scotland’s largest social enterprises supporting disadvantaged young people, was awarded Executive MBA with Distinction.

She said: “I was particularly attracted to the flexibility of the UWS Executive MBA which meant that I did not need to take time off work. It was good to meet up with fellow managers once a month and I could participate online at the time and place that suited me. Overall, I found the programme challenging but very enjoyable and I am delighted to have achieved the Executive MBA qualification.”

Dilip Mishra, a project manager with CSC (Computer Science Corporation) the world’s largest independent IT company with 90,000 employees worldwide, was also awarded Executive MBA with Distinction this June. Employed by CSC, Mishra is currently based at client BAe Systems, working as a project manager.

Dilip said: “Undertaking the Executive MBA was a very rewarding experience. The prestigious business qualification and the convenient delivery attracted me to the programme. I was keen to build upon my strong IT expertise with wider business skills and knowledge, particularly in the areas of finance, strategy and change management. I found staff at UWS very supportive and thanks to the programme I made good contacts with other managers from a wide range of sectors.”

John Turner, Head of University of the West of Scotland’s Business School, said: “Lesley and Dilip, as with all our graduates, deserve high praise for their achievement. Studying while working full-time is demanding and their hard work and commitment have been demonstrated in their excellent performance.”

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