Each graduation ceremony is different, despite for its reoccurring rituals and attire. It’s the people involved that make the difference: graduates who during their MBA learning journey sometimes reached the limits of their time management skills, or found themselves at unexpected crossroads having to make tough decisions. And yet they made it to the MaastrichtMBA finish line, marking a new chapter, a new beginning in their professional lives.
Seven graduates were welcomed in the Auditorium of Maastricht University, this Friday afternoon the 30th of September. Their spouses, family and friends welcomed them with smiles and applause while they took their front-row seats. All men this time around, as Prof. dr. Mariëlle Heijltjes, Director of Postgraduate Education noticed in her speech, in which she emphasised this academic year’s theme Community at the CORE and the meaning of the word community for the MBA programme, its students and graduates. Her words coincided with the arrival of some current MBA students who had a few minutes to spare in between their class sessions. They sat in and watched the ceremony, and caught a glimpse of what would one day be their very own graduation ceremony.