MBA 40th gala celebration marks milestone

MBA 40th gala celebration marks milestone

Issued: Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:03:00 BST

John Finch Lauren Docherty MBA 40th cake
celebration event

Sixty alumni, some from as far afield as Sri Lanka, joined Professor John Finch, Head of the Business School, Sir Anton Muscatelli, University Principal and Vice-Chancellor, and friends of the MBA present and past, at a gala dinner to celebrate 40 years of the Glasgow MBA on Friday 1 September.

The evening, at the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor, provided opportunities for attendees to network and reunite with old friends and talk about their fond memories of Glasgow, the University and share their experiences with current MBA students and friends. And a silent auction, raffle and fundraising events raised £6,685 towards the MBA Travel Scholarship fund. This scholarship has been set up to enhance MBA students’ experience in developing a high quality dissertation.

And in a first for the Gilbert Scott building, the home of the Business School, was made into a celebratory cake to mark the occasion. Baked and decorated by Lauren Docherty, Catering Assistant in the University’s hospitality services with help from colleagues Scott Girvan and Aileen McInnes.

Professor Muscatelli welcomed everyone and said how fantastic it was to see so many supporters and alumni at the event, and spoke fondly of his time teaching on the MBA programme. He looked forward to the next 40 years of the programme, and the plans for the future of the Adam Smith Business School including its role at the very heart of the innovation district on the new campus.

The gala dinner was one of a series of events throughout 2017 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the MBA programme. The celebrations reflected the achievement and excellence of the Business School over the past four decades. They included a panel event in April to celebrate leadership and influence where previous programme directors, academics, current students, friends of the MBA and alumni, including a few from the first cohort 40 years ago, came together to celebrate the occasion in the Kelvin Gallery.


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