Best MBA student announced
POTCHEFSTROOM - This year, the Potchefstroom Business School (PBS) awarded 126 MBA degrees.
At a glitzy ceremony, Ms Jeanette Robberts, head accountant, Chemical Business at Sasol, was announced best student and received an Old Mutual gold medal. She maintained an average of 78 percent during her three year studies.
Ms Robberts was not only the best student in General Management, Economics, Management Accounting and Production Management but also a member of the group that handed in the best assignment.
Mr Petrus van der Walt, Chief Executive Officer, Personal Banking services at FNB said a business career is an ongoing journey to success that can often be lonely, but also very rewarding. He encouraged the students to use their study experience to make a success of their careers.
The PBS grew from strength to strength during the past year, with a 30 per cent increase in student numbers. The PBS was also recently scrutinised and evaluated, based on how their graduates experienced the programme.
In a comparative survey involving 12 accredited business schools, the PBS was rated as one of the leaders within the South African industry.
Prof Tommy du Plessis, Director of the PBS, said that, since the Department of Education's re-accreditation two years ago, many strategic changes were made to enhance the quality of their MBA programme.
He said that the PBS strives to offer practical business solutions and train quality professional managers. The focus is on offering a course that is relevant, practical and applicable within the current business world.
From left are Mr Andile Ncontsa, Head: Stakeholder Relations, Old Mutual; Ms Jeanette Robberts (best student); Mr Petrus van der Walt, Chief Executive Officer: Personal Banking Services, FNB; Prof Annette Combrink, Rector: Potchefstroom Campus; and Prof Tommy du Plessis, Director: PBS.