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Graduation marked with awards and honour society induction

19 July 2016

Image of 2016 Graduates at the Graduate reception
2016 Graduates at the Graduate reception

Cardiff Business School held its 2016 Graduation ceremonies at the St David’s Hall on 12 July 2016, honouring Undergraduate, Specialist Masters, MBA and PhD students.

Following the Graduation ceremonies a Wine Reception was held in a marquee on the lawn in front of Cardiff University’s historic, and architecturally imposing, Main Building.

During the Reception, Professor Martin Kitchener, Dean of Cardiff Business School, presented a number of Postgraduate student awards. The awards recognise academic achievement and engagement.

MSc prizes

  • Sir Julian Hodge First place in Accounting & Finance - Rongying Zhu
  • Sir Julian Hodge First Place in Finance - Muhammad Riduan Bin Kamal Bahrein
  • Sir Julian Hodge First place in International Economics, Banking and Finance - Donghong Jiang
  • Sir Julian Hodge First place in Financial Economics - Kefu Liao
  • Sir Julian Hodge Prize First place in Human Resource Management - Bethan Frances Smith
  • Sir Julian Hodge First place in International Human Resource Management - Sona Gachayeva
  • Sir Julian Hodge Prize First place in International Management – William Scott Hassard
  • Sir Julian Hodge First Place in Logistics and Operations Management - Vasileios Vasilakakos
  • Sir Julian Hodge First place in Marine Policy - Konstantinos Adamantidis
  • Sir Julian Hodge Prize First place in Strategic Marketing - Ioanna Riga
  • Sir Julian Hodge Prize First place in International Transport - Fajar Setyono Maryono

MBA prizes

  • Sir Julian Hodge First place in General MBA Pathway and Best Overall – Manusha Rao
  • Sir Julian Hodge First place in Accounting and Finance Pathway – Zheyue Zhao
  • Sir Julian Hodge First place Operations Management and Logistics Pathway - Collins Hoenyeame Cobblah
  • Sir Julian Hodge First place Leadership, Consulting and Change Pathway – Anish Sachdeva
  • Sir Julian Hodge First place in Marketing & Strategy Pathway - Sumit Jain

In addition to the Postgraduate awards, Rachel Broome, a BSc Undergraduate student was awarded the Proxima Prize for most original assignment in Strategic Purchasing & Supplier Management module.

As part of the Graduation celebrations this year the School also inducted its first group of Postgraduate students into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honour Society. The School’s Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter was founded in 2015.

Beta Gamma Sigma membership is only open to business schools (their students and faculty) accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Honour society membership recognises the School’s highest achieving students and only the top 20% of postgraduates are eligible each year. This year 171 students were invited to become members of the Cardiff chapter.

Members of Beta Gamma Sigma join an international network of over 725,000 associates and are able to tap into the various benefits this brings. There is also an active UK alumni network based in London which runs regular networking events for members.

The School wishes the graduating class of 2016 well for the future.

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