The Nobel International Business School (NiBS) has conferred a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) on 30 graduating students for the 2022 academic year, upon completion of the highly practical curriculum.
The NiBS graduating class of 2022 witnessed about 30 professionals from different countries in the sub-region being awarded DBA at the institute’s premises in Accra, Ghana.
Executive President and Founder of NiBS, Professor Kwaku Atuahene-Gima, congratulated the graduands and urged them to show leadership in whatever field they find themselves in to promote the economic development of their respective countries and the continent as a whole.
According to him, in times of economic crisis – like being experienced the world over currently – it takes individual professionals who exhibit brilliance in their respective fields to provide solutions that become beneficial to global communities; hence, the need for them to put in the extra work to become change-makers in the world with the knowledge acquired from the institute.
He added further that efforts to implement innovative initiatives in production and business development must be combined with entrepreneurship to achieve maximum outcomes
The President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), Dr. George Agyekum Donkor, in the Keynote Address on the theme: ‘Thriving under Economic Crisis: the Way Forward (the Financial Perspective)’, indicated that the graduation is taking place at a time of great economic uncertainty throughout the world, which puts much responsibility on their shoulders to be solution-driven professionals in the world of word.
“…Global brands like Uber and Airbnb were borne out of the personal experiences of their founders – they turned personal hardships into opportunities as we can see. These two institutions have become blue-chip companies in less than two decades.
“There are many of us with similar latent characteristics to the founders of the Ubers and Airbnb of this world. Sometimes, our feet would have to be put to the fire to crank up our innovative capacities. Could this be the opportune time for you?” he quizzed.
IPAG Business School representative, Dr. Raphael Lisillour, in his remarks, expressed his institution’s satisfaction with the affiliation to award the degrees to some graduates, indicating that the graduands have demonstrated true scholarship and showed preparedness to be change-makers.
“You have worked hard and you deserve this honour, strive to be different in your professions to impact life, communities, your country, and the continent if not the world over,” he said.
The world has been hard hit by what has come to be known as the twin external shocks – the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.
Mahmoud Hamid Nassir-Deen, Board Chairman of Tamale Teaching Hospital, delivered the valedictory speech for the class, having won the Best Practical Thesis Award of the class.
He urged his fellows to be disciplined and be good ambassadors of the school as they worked toward the development of a sustainable economy for the continent.