BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
THE University of the South Pacific (USP) Faculty of Business and Economics has hosted a student’s orientation programme for a total of 76 Solomon Islands students who were enrolled under the Masses of Business Administration (MBA) Program.
The orientation programme was held yesterday at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara.
MBA programme is basically to train managers and leaders; it is not necessarily classroom type but hands-on case study where students are able to apply what they are seeing at the work places in an academic setting.
The cohort of students orientated yesterday were mostly working class people; managers, chief executive officers, human resource managers and directors who work at the Solomon Island government ministries and private sectors in the country.
Dr Fred Isom Rohorua, representative of the office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, shared instructions and rules to the newly enrolled MBA third cohort.
“School and study is not easy but it’s possible only if there is focus based on commitment, organising of one’s self and time management.”
He explained that the programme is a training to equip a person to become a better operator in any work place.
Acting Director of Graduate school of Business Dr Halahingano Rohorua highlighted that the main reason of establishing the programme is to improve some areas to build Solomon Islands because a better equipped work force will help.
Classes will begin on Monday and will run on four–five weeks at the Heritage park hotel in Honiara.
Present were former MBA graduates and government representatives of the Ministry of Public Service and Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.