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Meet with MBA Admissions representatives for an on-campus information session to learn about what makes the SHU Jack Welch College of Business MBA program unique, the flexible nature of the program, and the ins-and-outs of the application process. Learn more about our Part-Time MBA—MBA with internship—Certificate — 1-week seminar programs in a presentation given by the Administrative Director. Admissions staff will be available to discuss admission requirements and procedures, as well as financial options for each of our academic programs. Register above!
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Celebrating 25 years of excellence in business education in Luxembourg, the MBA Programs at SHU boast over 35,000 alumni in approximately 50 countries around the globe.
If you have a passion for business, consider the MBA Programs at the SHU Jack Welch College of Business. Keep your days free for a job or other commitments and attend classes in the evening. The MBA programs offer a rigorous, cross-functional curriculum, experienced faculty, and hands-on learning opportunities designed to enhance team-building and leadership skills. Career experience and maturity of peers create a dynamic environment in which students learn as much from each other as they do from the faculty. The MBA Programs offer a highly effective way to enhance your knowledge and skills and revitalize your career potential.
Come meet us at the Chamber of Commerce to know more about the advantages of taking a world-class MBA in Luxembourg!
The candidates for degrees have been assembled; the Faculty members are in their places; Members of the Luxembourg Board of Regents, and other officials of the University are present. The 26th Graduation Ceremony of the Sacred Heart University, Jack Welch College of Business in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are now officially in session.
41 students from over 20 different countries walked across stage on Friday, December 15, 2017, and embarked upon a new journey as MBA graduates after receiving diplomas and words of advice and motivation from scholars, alumni and classmates.
The evening was a celebration of the achievements of the graduates and an expression of gratitude to their spouses, significant others, and families who helped them through the rigorous MBA and graduate professional certificate programs.
2017 was an eventful year for Sacred Heart University Luxembourg. In addition to celebrating its 25th Anniversary in June, SHU was proud to award Master of Business Administration diplomas and Graduate Professional Certificates to the largest graduating class in the University’s Luxembourg history.
The Ceremony opened with a wonderfully welcoming speech given by John Chalykoff Ph.D., Dean of the Jack Welch College of Business. Dr. Chalykoff kicked the evening off by welcoming loved ones as well as the numerous supporters of the program—private companies and governmental representatives—all of whom help to build relations and networking possibilities for the SHU student and alumni community. The Dean highlighted the rigorous requirements of the MBA program and the dedication of the University faculty and staff to every student’s success.
Luxembourg remains among the very best of Jack Welch College of Business graduates.
-John Chalykoff Ph.D., Dean of the Jack Welch College of Business, SHU
Following the ceremonial tradition of the singing for the National Anthem of the United States of America, performed by Ms. Kelsey Hopper, our very own published Academic Director, Professor of Economics and Finance Dr. Alfred Steinherr, Ph.D. made his way to the podium to deliver his speech as Academic Director.
The instructors at SHU Luxembourg come from many different backgrounds including the main University campus in Fairfield, CT, U.S.A, and the European Investment Bank of Luxembourg.
In honor of the achievements celebrated throughout the evening and to inspire confidence in each of the graduates, captivating musical performances were given by Ms. Lucia Colombo, Soprano accompanied by Ms. Kelsey Hopper on piano.
The commencement address included speeches given by two of Sacred Heart’s own MBA alumnus. Ms. Laura Falletta, HR Initiatives Manager at RBC Investor Services Bank and Valedictorian of the MBA Class of 2007, was the first keynote speaker to address the graduates.
Ms. Falletta gave an intriguing speech where she discussed the many obstacles that one faces before during and after achieving and MBA, but that determination is the key to success. Six years ago she returned to the work force after a three-year break and felt that the hostility of a changed environment branded her as obsolete and she began to underestimate her capabilities. But she persevered; remembering what her MBA studies had taught her
How to face and handle complicated issues, how to obtain results in spite of tough time constraints, how to react in a timely and agile manner
-Laura Falletta, MBA Class of 2007
and in those difficult moments she rediscovered her determination and that the qualities she gained during her MBA ten years ago will never be obsolete. Ms. Falletta turned to address the graduating class stating that despite the rapidly evolving environment one should remain inquisitive and eager to learn, to step out of their comfort zone and view all experience wanted or not as welcome ones that will only enrich ones skill set. That one should value negative feedback and seek out constructive critism as this will allow each individual to assess their areas for improvement constructively. Ms. Falletta stated that, “According to the World Economic’s forum, creativity will become one of the top three skills in 2020, together with complex problem solving and critical thinking. Ms. Falletta closed her speech with
Be determined, believe in yourself, be open to accept some risks and learn from your mistakes. You’ll shine brightly.
-Laura Falletta, MBA Class of 2007
Mr. Georges Muller, MBA graduate of the Class of 2004 was the second alumni keynote speaker to address the graduates. Mr. Muller is currently the Director of Artelis, Vice President of the Luxembourg Trade Confederation (Confédération Luxembourgeoise du Commerce), and Vice President of OPAL (Fédération des Opérateurs Alternatifs du Luxembourg). Mr. Muller spoke of perseverance and dedication, how it took him several years after completing his MBA to be promoted and that one should not expect a raise or professional development straight away after completing their studies.
One still has to prove themselves within the working environment and to earn the necessary respect to move onward and upward in their career.
-Georges Muller, MBA Class of 2004
Mr. Muller made it clear that hard work got him where he was and that he had enjoyed his time at SHU and all the benefits that his MBA brought him throughout the years.
If the work is done throughout the program then the understanding needed to manage and oversee a company are acquired.
-Georges Muller, MBA Class of 2004
Ms. Lucia Colombo returned to the stage accompanied by Ms. Kelsey Hopper on the piano to perform “Xiao He Tang Shui”, this beautiful performance reminds the audience of the diverse culture that Luxembourg and SHU nurture and thrive off.
Once finished it was time for the graduates to receive their diplomas and awards. As part of the audience, one cannot help but catch the contagious feeling of pride, joy, accomplishment and satisfaction that seem to sweep through the room, infecting all in its wake leaving them with a sense of purposeful optimism. Each student makes their way across stage to shake hands with Dr. Chalykoff and receive their diploma and with each name called there is uproar of cheers from the crowd as proud relatives and friends are delighted to be part of the ceremony and share in the accomplishments of their loved ones.
The Dean’s Leadership Award was presented to SHU’s very own Marketing Manager Charlene Schuessler, the Silver Medal of Excellence was awarded to Valentina Maestroni and finally, the Gold Medal of Excellence and honor of Valedictorian was awarded to, Oscar Chow Lipchak, the first MBA with internship student to be named Valedictorian and recipient of the Gold Medal of Excellence since the MBA with internship program was launched in 2012.
Mr. Lipchak gave a heartfelt Valedictorian speech stating that he had almost lost his confidence in his work ability until he was challenged with the MBA program at Sacred Heart University which renewed his confidence, spirit and determination. Following the lead of the speakers before him, he stated that,
Determination is a key factor in obtaining the MBA.
The 26th Graduation Ceremony of SHU Luxembourg was also an opportunity to honor this year’s CAPSTONE COURSE client organizations for their commitment to SHU and its students with a Thank You Award for making a difference to SHU and the students.
Keasy, represented by Benjamin de Seille
AirFrame, Inspections represented by Dr. Jose-Luis Sanchez-Lopez
Ampacet, represented by Philippe Hugele
LuxAI, represented by Dr. Pouyan Ziafati
Luxinnovation EcoInnovation Cluster, represented by Charles-Albert Florentin
Luxinnovation Wood Cluster, represented by Philippe Genot
Luxembourg Ministry of Culture, represented by Regis Moes (Benedicte Keith, MBA student, standing in for Mr. Moes.)
SHU says thank you to you all for your help and support in providing and delivering Excellence in Business Education. Your commitment is an important and unique pillar in our students’ learning experience.
The ceremony concluded with a private cocktail dinner enjoyed by all graduates, SHU Alumni, family members and guests.
Presenting the Graduates of the SHU Jack Welch College of Business, Class of 2017
Master of Business Administration
Raju Ratnakar Akulwar
Ana Rita Barros
Abdelhakim Ben Fakir
Fabio Rocha Bezerra
André Luiz Santos De Brito
Pierre Charles Marie de Marneffe
Adam Yomba Kourouma
Ralph Armand Léon Krips
Oscar Chow Lipchak
Tsun Hei Eric Man
Niranjan Mysore Vishwamurthy
Kevin Edward Nolan
Gabriel Ristow Cidral
Caio Gomes Strutz
Lucca Martins Dela Santina Torres
Graduate Professional Certificate
Ahmed Benssouna – Corporate Finance
Serkan Ekici – Modern Business Management
Paola Miccoli – Modern Business Management
Anna Lisa Sigurjonsdottir – Modern Business Management (not in attendance)
ASIA TRIP INFO SESSION: TUESDAY, FEB 13, 6:00 PM
Chamber of Commerce, Centre de Formation
7, rue Alcide de Gasperi, L-2981 Luxembourg
Already feeling the winter blues? Just in time to start planning your summer holidays with SHU!
This summer SHU is giving you the opportunity to…
Explore current business issues related to doing business in Asia
Visit a number of foreign businesses operating in Beijing and South-East Asia
Visit famous cultural attractions on private guided tours in each destination
Students can earn academic credit
WHO CAN JOIN?
SHU welcomes all individuals to benefit from our Asian experience. In 2015 we had students, alumni and partners join and we hope to again. Students will have first priority and can take the study-trip as a course for credit (3 CH elective) or non-credit.
ASIA TRIP 2018 REGISTRATION FORM
WE’VE ARRANGED A GREAT LINEUP FOR THE 2018 ASIA TRIP!
HERE’S THE PLAN:
Depart from Luxembourg:
Friday, August 3, 2018
Return to Luxembourg:
Sunday, August 19, 2018
2018 Asia Trip Total Duration:
Estimated Cost*: *Costs will be determined based on the final number of participants
€3,500 Shared Room
€4,000 Single Room Breakfast Included Lunch & Dinner NOT Included
The Alumni Association is a great way to network, this is why students are always welcome to join any SHULA events! So why don’t you take the opportunity to come and join the SHULA in a Happy Thanksgiving Drink!