City, University of London holds 12th graduation ceremony in Dubai
Graduates had the honour of having their awards announced in the presence of His Excellency Essa Kazim, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre
In a celebration held in Dubai on Monday 1 May, 32 graduates from the Bayes Executive MBA and City’s MSc Aviation Management programmes had their degree awards announced during City, University of London’s 12th graduation ceremony.
Held at the Ritz-Carlton in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), graduates had the honour of having their awards announced in the presence of His Excellency Essa Kazim, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre.
Among the more than 100 guests who joined Dr Sionade Robinson, Vice-President (Enterprise, Engagement & Employability), City, University of London at the ceremony were: His Excellency Essa Kazim, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre; Mr Arif Amiri, CEO of the DIFC; Professor André Spicer, Executive Dean, Bayes Business School; Professor Rajkumar Roy, Executive Dean, School of Science & Technology (STT); Professor Costas Andriopoulos, Associate Dean, MBA Programmes; and Professor Nikos Nomikos, Course Director, Dubai Executive MBA programme.
The diverse cohorts of graduates are full-time professionals working in various sectors, from healthcare and telecoms, to finance, aviation, and banking.
Addressing graduates at the ceremony, Dr Sionade Robinson said:
“As you graduate from City, know that you are always part of us – you now join over 150,000 alumni from across 170 countries. Wherever you choose to work or travel, you are never far from your fellow alumni: a friendly face, a helping hand and a powerful professional network that can help give you an edge. Know how proud we are of you. We aim to make you even more proud of us. We look forward to a lasting relationship and to your future engagement.”
Professor Andre Spicer, Executive Dean of Bayes Business School, told MBA graduates:
“Now that you are at the end of a big project – your MBA – let me congratulate you once again. You have done an amazing job to get here.
“Please stay in touch and also ensure you support your fellow alumni and students in their own projects.
“We expect great things from you.”
Professor Rajkumar Roy, Executive Dean of the School of Science & Technology, told STT graduates:
“We recognise the immense commitment you have made during your studies, while also excelling in important and responsible jobs in industry and your organisations.
“I know that your lives and careers have already been enriched by this educational experience and that will continue as we deal with many current and future big challenges such as energy prices and costs, post-pandemic change, environmental impact and social responsibility – to name just a few!”
City, University of London’s Executive MBA in Dubai and its four MSc Aviation Management programmes are delivered at the Dubai International Financial Centre by world-class academics who travel from City’s London campus. The modules are taught in intensive blocks of three to four consecutive days to accommodate the needs of working professionals.