MBA–students rewarded for hard work
POTCHEFSTROOM - 49 students from the Potchefstroom Business School (PBS) on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU) recently received their Master’s degrees in Business Administration (MBA) at a prestigious event.
According to Ms Marilize Minne, public relations officer of the PBS, the evening belonged to Mr Aldeon Barend Grobler, who was identified as the student with the best academic results over the three years of MBA study. He received the Old Mutual Gold Medal for this exceptional achievement. Mr Marius Bezuidenhout from Old Mutual’s Klerksdorp branch did the presentation.
Ms Juanita Esther Erasmus was identified as the top performer in the sixth semester with an average of 77%, and received a silver medal from the Professional Provident Society (PPS). Mr JC Vorster, the representative of the PPS branch in Potchefstroom, presented the medal.
“The MBA graduate dinner was an evening of festivity, good memories and goodbyes,” Ms Minne said. “Several students were rewarded for their excellent achievements and hard work over the three years," she added.
A total of 100 guests, including students, PBS personnel and alumni, attended the prestigious event. Of the 49 MBA degrees, eight were obtained at the Vaaldriehoek Campus. Certificates for the best achievement in various subjects were also presented to graduates.
According to Ms Minne PBS will continue to train professional managers of a high quality also in order to contribute to the development of the economy in South Africa in this way.
Please contact Ms Minne at (+27-18) 299 1419 for more information on the Potchefstroom Business School.
Aldeon Grobler received the Old Mutual Gold Medal as the student with the best academic results over the three years of MBA study.
49 students of the Potchefstroom Business School (PBS) recently received their Master’s Degrees in Business Administration (MBA) at a prestigious event. In front from left to right are Marietjie Grobler, Corlea Pearce, Frances Wright, John Beneke, Juanita Erasmus, Marelize Joubert, Inge Potgieter, Deon Grobler and Louis Swanepoel. In the second row from left to right are Michelle van Tonder, Anneri Haasbroek, Leon Haasbroek, Lana Marais, Francois Breedt and Yvette Brits. In the third row from left to right are Lourens van Tonder, Kevin Strydom, Henk Heath, Albert Wessels, Les Nel, Rupert Jacobs, Hendrik Vorster, Elize van den Heever and Gielie Fourie. In the back row from left to right are Le Roux Louw, Flip van Schalkwyk, Emile Marais, Ian Victor, Sidney Farrel and Sias Heyns.
In front from left to right are Prof Tommy du Plessis, Director of the PBS, Mr Aldeon Barend Grobler, winner of the Old Mutual Gold Medal, Ms Juanita Erasmus, winner of the PPS silver medal, and Mr JC Vorster from PPS. At the back from left to right are Mr Marius Bezuidenhout from Old Mutual, Acting Director Prof Willie Coetzee and Prof Theuns Eloff, Dean: Faculty for Economic and Management Sciences.