Looking back in early 2010, the world economy started to pick up but it was still very unstable. All business had a rough time. Many prospects were hesitant if they were prepared to take on this big commitment in the uncertain times. After 20 months of devotion, 15th June was the day for celebration!
On 15th June 2012, it marked the end of the 20-month study life of Executive MBA class 2010 – 2012. The day started with interesting presentations of thesis projects then followed by the diploma ceremony and graduation dinner.
The class represented both the private and the public sectors. There was a wide spread in job industries. Not only did it include lighting, pharmaceutical, media industries but also non-profit organisations. Such variety also reflected in the thesis projects presentations. A wide range of thesis projects topics were presented, for example, a study about the work-force productivity in relations to IT issues and change management implementation etc. Being witnessed by their company sponsors, colleagues and family members, the participants did their utmost to show off what they have learned and achieved in the past two years of hard work.
At the graduation dinner Dr. Andreas Diedrich, the Programme Director of the class, congratulated the class on their success to finish the two-year long journey and he also remarked that this class is the most cohesive class he had so far. The graduates also gave a heart-warming speech about how much they appreciated the programme, programme staff and also each other’s company in these 20 months. I totally agreed that this class was very special – there was a strong bond between each individual, and they actually held each other’s hand in the past 20-month long Executive MBA road! The whole day just filled with joy and touching moments!
It takes much commitment already to have a good work-life balance. Needless to say how much more devotion did the participants have for striking a healthy balance among work, family and study!
Executive MBA class 2010 – 2012, may I wish you all the best in the future!