UCA Recognises First Graduates of Practical Business Management Programme

Date: 03 July 2014
Other languages: Русский язык |
The University of Central Asia (UCA) celebrated its sixth annual graduation ceremony at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe on 28 June 2014. Over 175 graduates from the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) and the Aga Khan Humanities Programme (AKHP) received certificates in professional development and skills building programmes.
Guests of honour included Shodikov Ruslan, Deputy Head of the Government Committee for Youth, Sport and Tourism and Akbar Ali Pesnani, Resident Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network in Tajikistan.
Over 175 graduates receive certificates in professional development and skills building programmes at UCA’s sixth annual graduation ceremony.
Welcoming guests and graduates, UCA Director General Dr Bohdan Krawchenko emphasised the University’s commitment to equip students with internationally-recognised qualifications that meet the socio-economic needs of Tajikistan. He also described how UCA programmes are often developed in collaboration with partners who share the University’s vision.
In his remarks, His Excellency Takashi Kamada, Japanese Ambassador to Tajikistan, described the successful partnership between UCA and the Kyrgyz-Japan Centre for Human Development (KRJC) in delivering a joint Practical Business Management Certificate Programme for the first time in Tajikistan.
His Excellency Takashi Kamada, Japanese Ambassador to Tajikistan, commends the successful partnership between UCA and the KJRC in initiating a Practical Business Management Programme in Tajikistan.
The course includes modules on Business Planning, Marketing, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Information Technology (IT) for Business, and Basics of Accounting and Managerial Accounting. The 45 graduates of the programme included directors, business managers and entrepreneurs from private companies and service and information technology sectors. They were presented with their certificates by KRJC Co-Director, Muneo Takasaka.
“The Practical Business Management course gave me the opportunity to learn new knowledge and how to apply it in my work. As a manager, I will share this expertise with my colleagues. The business planning module was challenging and helped develop my business skills. The human resource management module: it was well-taught and demonstrated how a company should work,” said graduate Anzhella Narzullaeva, who is a Manager in the Customer Service Department at Telecom Technology.
Five SPCE graduates received the Accounting Technology Certificate, which is based on International Financial Reporting Standards and only offered in Central Asia by SPCE. The School also recognised 35 graduates in English for Business Purposes and English for Academic Purposes. Through a partnership with FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance to enhance communication skills to facilitate settlement and job placement of refugees, the School also awarded a Record of Achievement in Conversational Russian to 13 Afghan refugees.
UCA Director General Dr Bohdan Krawchenko presents a Record of Achievement in Conversational English to Sayora Zarchabekova.
Graduates of AKHP’s Humanities in English programme received training in critical analysis, ethical reflection, academic writing and reading. AKHP’s curriculum fosters curiosity, aesthetic appreciation, participatory leadership and reasoned interpretation. AKHP builds skills to enable graduates to both fulfill academic and professional requirements, and to think critically and ultimately redefine those requirements.
“Education is the primary vehicle for the development of civil society, and UCA is being designed as an expression of this principle in Central Asia,” said Dr Ariff Kachra, UCA Dean of Academic Affairs, in his keynote address, “A good education improves your life and maybe your family’s life.  However, a great education, one that is world class, also allows you to improve the quality of life in the society in which you live.  And that is the fundamental goal of a civil society.”
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