Wittenborg's MBA Graduate Scores Triple Hits

This week, the winner of the UEFA 2020 pool organised by Wittenborg’s communications department was revealed, and it happens to be Shamsodin K. Shavandi from Iran. With this win, Shavandi scored (pun intended) triple hits, as he has just graduated on July 9 with an MBA in International Management and signed a contract with an employer in the Netherlands.

Meet the Author: Students Treated to Q&A with Acclaimed Writer Dave McKeown

MBA students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recently had the rare privilege of meeting the author of one of their textbooks - the acclaimed Irish writer and speaker Dave McKeown. During the hour long session, McKeown, who is an expert on the topic of leadership, unpacked some of the concepts in his book The Self-Evolved Leader.

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Research: How Well are Students with Learning Difficulties Supported at Dutch Universities?

To what extent are Dutch universities equipped to support students with learning difficulties? This is one of the key questions Wittenborg MBA graduate Hien Nguyen examined as part of her final graduation assignment. The scope of her research included 11 universities and universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands where she conducted interviews with people who work in the management of support services at the different institutions.

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Wittenborg MBA Graduate Receives Doctoral Study Offers from Top Universities in UK & Ireland

Jessie Thao Du, a Wittenborg 2020 MBA graduate, has received offers to do her doctoral study from the University of Winchester and University of Stirling in the UK and Maynooth University in Ireland. She has opted for Maynooth, attracted by their academic and financial offer.

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Female Confidence Often in Short Supply, Says Wittenborg CEO

Women who underestimate their achievements and often score themselves lower than their worth, was one of the topics raised by Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng in a recent interview with Dutch regional newspaper De Stentor. The article was part of a series of how Dutch companies are faring in terms of female representivity at the top in light of a quota for women considered by the Dutch government.

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Master's Students Learn about Options in doing Sustainable Business

Master's students of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recently got more acquainted with the concept of fair trade - which has been around since the 1950s - during a visit to the Fair Plaza in Culemborg, near Utrecht. The visit was part of a Project Week assignment which focused on sustainability. Using fair trade enterprises as a case study, the group explored the challenges and opportunities for more sustainable business and trading models.

Using the Natural Rhythms of a City to Make You Safer

MBA students at Wittenborg Amsterdam were recently treated to a seminar by Prof. Caroline Nevejan, chief science officer of the City of Amsterdam, who came to talk about City Rhythm - a project initiated by her where city dwellers' daily rituals are observed and the data then used to enhance social security. "Rhythms in a city are very important – people often let their dogs out at the same time, bring their children to school at the same time, sit in the same bus every day or do their shopping at the same intervals. This creates a certain cohesion, and I wanted to do something with that. Which is why I presented my ideas to local governments and they agreed that this rhythm can be used to enhance security," Nevejan told VNG Magazine.

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Wittenborg MBA Graduate's Master's Thesis Published in Journal

Although the ultimate objective of a student’s postgraduate programme is to receive a master’s degree or a PhD, getting the final thesis published in a journal significantly adds to the accomplishment. No easy feat for any student, for Wittenborg MBA graduate Aydan Ismayilova, getting her thesis published in a scholarly journal was a big milestone.

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