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Lok Jack Business School unveils In-Company Executive MBA in Guyana

For Release Upon Receipt - March 5, 2010

St. Augustine

A new postgraduate programme from The University of the West Indies (UWI) may help to unlock the leadership potential of the hidden gem of the Caribbean.

The Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (GSB) has unveiled a new In-Company Executive MBA and other open enrollment programmes customized for the Guyanese market. The programmes were introduced at an information session entitled “Bringing Innovation to the Caribbean,” held at the Roraima Duke’s Lodge, Georgetown, Guyana, on Wednesday 3rd March, under the auspices of The Honourable Shaik Baksh, Guyanese Minister of Education.

Those in attendance at the information session got a foretaste of the In-Company Executive MBA programme from Professor Miguel Carillo, GSB Executive Director, whose presentation highlighted various methods required for Caribbean countries to attain a greater level of innovation to drive sustainable growth.

“Guyana is a hidden gem with a lot of potential, not because of its natural resources, but because of its human resources,” Professor Carillo said.

Minister Baksh, who also addressed the audience, praised the In-Company Executive MBA, saying, “This is the new thinking we need to breed, if we are to accelerate growth in the Caribbean, and this programme can help do just that.”

The ‘In-Company Executive MBA’ was designed with a high level of customization for the Guyanese market, includes a Portuguese language course to assist in lowering the barriers to trade with Brazil, which borders Guyana to the south. It is particularly relevant to executives within Guyanese public and private sector companies who would like to become ready for aggressive expansion internationally. Students must be nominated by their organisations to be enrolled for the 18-month programme. Classes are scheduled on weekends and include a wide array of business topics that will be taught by faculty from the Caribbean and Brazil, through face-to-face lectures in Guyana, video conferencing and on-line sessions.

“At the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, we believe that programmes should be rigorous and relevant. This is why we have created a programme with such a high level of customization for the Guyanese Market,” said Kamla Mungal, Academic Director, as she introduced all programmes, and provided details of the April deadline date for application.

Other programmes being offered shortly include World Class Customer Service in March 2010 and Administrative Professionals Workshop in April 2010.


For more information, please contact Darshanie Mahadeo of the Communications Unit at (868) 662-9894 ext. 347.



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