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13 October 2011 @TeesUniNews


Business leaders of the future have started the prestigious MBA (Master of Business Administration) at Teesside University’s new Darlington campus.

And on the first day of their course, the first cohort to start the MBA in Darlington met University Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Henderson and Chancellor Lord Sawyer, who spent time talking to the students.

Lord Sawyer said, ‘I’m delighted to see the University campus putting Darlington on the map for higher education. This is just the beginning.’

The 16 MBA students have come to the Darlington campus from locations across the North-east, studying topics including financial management and issues in the global economy during the 18-month course.

Among them is Julie Cripps, who works at Roballo Engineering in Peterlee. She said: ‘My background is finance so I wanted to gain experience in all of the business activities.’

Jenny Wayman, business development manager in the University’s Academic Enterprise department, said: ‘Teesside University is really involved in business management and my role in particular is about understanding business needs, so it’s important for me to keep on top of what’s going on in business, so I can understand business needs and match them up with expertise at the University. This course will help me with that.’

Teesside University Darlington Director Nigel Evans, said, ‘The new campus demonstrates the university’s commitment to Darlington and represents both a huge growth in higher education provision for the town and beyond, and state of the art facilities to be utilised by the university, the community and businesses.’

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