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19 Global Executive MBA graduates emerge with one of academia's most prestigious degrees

10 Oct 2013

19 Global Executive MBA graduates emerge with one of academia's most prestigious degrees

The University of Sydney's Global Executive MBA graduation ceremony has seen 19 students emerge with one of academia's most prestigious degrees.

Held in The Great Hall, last Friday's ceremony recognised the completion of a course designed to facilitate international thought leadership and a reshaping of the Australian business landscape. The official proceedings were followed by a lunch reception at Admiralty House for graduates and their guests hosted by Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce.

Associate Dean (Management Education), Professor Richard Hall said the occasion marked a significant achievement for all those involved.

"It was tremendous to see our third cohort of the Global Executive MBA graduate emerge from the program with fresh perspectives and new insights on contemporary leadership and management," he said. "It was especially gratifying to see our graduates enjoying the occasion with so many of their family, friends and work colleagues. All in all the graduation day was a fabulous culmination to the program and a fitting recognition for all the hard work and commitment demonstrated by our Global Executive MBA participants."

Global Executive MBA graduate and Deputy Official Secretary to the Governor General Mark Fraser said the day was a fitting conclusion to 18 months of study.

"It was a terrific day and a wonderful combination of the traditions and ceremony of the university," he said. "The rest of the day was also really wonderful, being together with the cohort and celebrating our tremendous achievements and the journey that we've shared with each other. In many ways we've become mates and mentors for each other, and it was nice to be able to reflect and to talk about ways we can stay connected in the future."