APIIT graduate school launches MBA, MSc programmes
APIIT Graduate School launched its MBA and MSc programmes at an
Introductory Seminar at the APIIT City Campus last Thursday.
Prospective students as well as students who have already registered
with the Masters degrees offered by APIIT attended this event.
Participants were addressed by Course Director of the MBA programmes of
Staffordshire University Fatimah Moran, who highlighted the unique
aspects of the MBA programme offered by Staffordshire University.
In particular she explained the two residential workshops that are
conducted in the UK and Czech Republic which exposes MBA students to
challenges faced by leading companies in those countries.
These residential workshops are attended by students from various
countries who would be given opportunities to work in teams and to
experience issues faced by leading companies of the world such as
Peugeot, Toyota, Skoda. Furthermore, the students get to meet the high
ranked CEOs of these companies.
Moran invited APIIT Lanka students who will be studying for the
Staffordshire MBA programme to consider attending the residential
workshops as it will enable them to create a strong network as well as
practice and develop their leadership and management skills in a new
Programme Leader Postgraduate Awards Dr. Gayan Jayakody gave an
introduction to all Masters Degree programmes offered at APIIT Graduate
In particular he mentioned the need for a student to become highly
qualified and skilful in a knowledge driven economy.
He said that quality education improves students' knowledge, skills
and attitude and enables them to gain competitive advantage in the job
market. Addressing the unique aspects of the MBA and MSc programmes
offered by APIIT Graduate School, Dr. Jayakody highlighted the excellent
lecture panel, industry based dissertations, flexible delivery and
excellent student support as important features when considering a
Ravi Fernando, Executive in Residence of INSEAD Business School
Innovation Centre delivered a presentation on Strategic Corporate
Sustainability - An Emerging Paradigm.
He explained the importance of the commitment of organisations to
implement strategies for sustainable business which will be the key
differentiator, whilst impacting all stakeholders in the sphere of its
Fernando instilled in the audience their personal, organisational and
social responsibility towards achieving economic sustainability, social
sustainability and environment sustainability leading to the 'Triple Ps'
of Profit, People and Planet.