MBA students benefit from the knowledge and expertise of industry leaders as part of an annual learning event.
The annual Leadership Week is the biggest event in RGU’s MBA programme of events and activities.
Leadership Week brings together MBA students and alumni from all over the world, with experts from a range of business sectors leading and participating in learning opportunities which focus on the fundamentals of leadership and the challenges which leaders face.
Around 100 full-time, part-time and distance learning students from both the MBA and MBA Oil & Gas Management degrees and more than a dozen industry leaders are involved in the event.
MBA Director, Dr Ian Broadbent, is himself an alumnus of the RGU MBA programme, and said that Leadership Week could not take place or be as successful without the voluntary support of alumni.
“Volunteering is a big part of the MBA community. Many of our speakers are RGU alumni who have gone through the MBA programme and come back to support us during Leadership Week to share their knowledge and experience with the current cohort of students.
“Alumni also help us by facilitating the many activities that we run during Leadership Week. They are also invaluable in developing the Leadership Week programme by giving us introductions to potential speakers.
“The support we get from alumni isn’t restricted to Leadership Week. The ethos of volunteering among our alumni applies throughout the year and many of alumni lead seminars during the course, are advocates for our MBA courses or become recruitment champions on our behalf,” he said. “Many alumni also become clients for MBA consultancy projects that the students conduct as the final part of their course.”
The Leadership Week programme also includes the Wood Foundation Philanthropy Lecture. In 2016, this was delivered by Sir Ian Wood and the 2017 speaker was Duncan Skinner, Chairman of social enterprise charity, Social Stuff.
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