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CA Sri Lanka Business School awards MBAs and Postgraduate Diplomas to 111 graduates at 2015 Convocation

The Business School of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) conferred Master’s Degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas to a total of 111 graduates, at the 2015 Business School Convocation held on 16th December 2015.

A total of 64 students successfully completed the Master of Business Administration (MBA), while one student jointly completed both the Master of Project Management (MPM) and the Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, and 46 students were awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Finance.

The convocation was held under the patronage of Mr. Rajendra Theagarajah, Director/ Chief Executive officer of the National Development Bank, who was the chief guest, while Dr. Talal Yusaf, Executive Director, USQ International and Development, University of Southern Queensland, Australia was the guest of honour.

President of CA Sri Lanka, Mr. Arjuna Herath whilst congratulating the Business School graduates reminded them that the journey to be better never ends, even though they have achieved a new landmark in their professional journey.

“As the world continues to evolve, we as professionals have an important obligation to keep up with the changing local and global trends if we are to achieve success. Hence, both academic and professional education are vital elements if we are to achieve such success. Thus the importance you have placed on continuous education for the further enhancement of your professional career will be a value proposition that will reap benefits for you and people with whom you work,” he said.

Mr. Herath noted that the CA Sri Lanka Business School has been a pioneer of many unique initiatives for the benefit of the country’s professional community, apart from offering various local and foreign qualifications for the enhanced development of our professionals.

“The Business School has shared a very strong relationship with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) by offering its globally recognized MBA programmes for the benefit of our professional community in Sri Lanka. There is no doubt that this is one of the most sought after foreign Master’s programmes in the country, and the Postgraduate Diploma is also one of the Business School’s benchmark qualifications, which has been in existence for several decades,” he added.

Chairman of the CA Sri Lanka Business School Mr. Sujeewa Rajapakse emphasized that hard work is an essential pillar in the journey to be successful. “As a graduate of the CA Sri Lanka Business School, you also join an elite group of highly qualified professionals, apart from taking on your new role as the brand ambassadors of our prestigious Institute, who aspire to add value to the profession and the organization you serve in,” he added.

Mr. Rajapakse said that the CA Sri Lanka Business School has made vast strides, and is today among the most recognized Business Schools in the country.

Chief Executive Officer of CA Sri Lanka Mr. Aruna Alwis said that the Business School will continue to dedicate its services toward ensuring the upliftment of professionals in the country. “I encourage everyone to make use of the various opportunities offered by the Business School to maximise your professional potential,” he added.