Students of the Regent-Maastricht MBA programme met the President & CEO of Regent University College, Prof. E. Kingsley Larbi, and other senior members of the University, on Friday, February 18, 2011. The meeting, which took place over dinner, brought together, for the first time, students of all the three intakes (classes). It was an evening to remember. As participants dined, wined and danced to beautiful tunes by Raquel, a well known musician, they also engaged the President & CEO in issues of mutual concern.
In his welcome address, the Vice President, Mr. Albert K. Amonoo, congratulated all members of intake one for the successful completion of their programme, especially those who have finished their theses. He also congratulated intake 2 for completing their taught courses. He asserted that a gathering like the evening's dinner (a meeting with the Head of a tertiary institution) is not a very common occurrence. In the past, heads of institutions were only seen during graduation and matriculation ceremonies. But at Regent-Ghana, things are done differently. The University considers it important to meet such august stakeholders and interact with them. He wished them a refreshing evening.
The Coordinator of the MBA programme, Ms. Nancy Ansah, stated that the purpose of the meeting was to offer students the platform to meet the President & CEO of the University and interact with him. She therefore asked them to ask their questions and make suggestions and contributions towards the running of the institution, and in particular, the MBA programme.
In his address, Professor E. K. Larbi, said that when Regent University thought of an MBA programme, the dream was to introduce a pioneer, academic rigorous, and at the same time, industry compliant MBA, with premium quality for the Ghanaian corporate environment. It is not surprising then that the Regent-Ghana MBA is the only MBA accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). The programme also has 3 other accreditations in addition the Regent University NAB accreditation. He encouraged participants to think out of the box always and demonstrate the skills and knowledge acquired. He admonished graduates (intake 1) to learn continuously and be abreast with new areas of knowledge and apply them. "Finally, it is important to consider the God factor as a critical ingredient for success", Prof. Larbi said.
The Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Quality Management, Prof. Akpanglo-Nartey, told the MBA students to think seriously about starting the Regent-MSM MBA alumni group. He stressed that when the alumni of such a programme are organized they could contribute greatly to the University and also create an effective platform for networking which will also be beneficial to them.
The class representatives of intake 1 (Ms. Rita Ainooson) and intake 2 (Ms. Valarie Vanderpuye) shared their groups' experiences on the programme. They all emphasized on the premium quality of the programme and testified that their lives, and that of their mates, have been transformed. The journey to Maastricht was an eye opener for them as it offered the opportunity to know industries in other countries and how they are run. The students however encouraged the University to increase advertisement on the programme. The MBA Secretariat is grateful to the Regent University, Mr. Dominic Afful, Mr. Princemord Amardey-Wellington (Nii Acquah II), Mr. Kwame Boateng Sarpong and Mr. Kevin Osei Ntiamoah Sarpong, for their immense financial contributions towards the "Evening with the President & CEO."