Festus, a proactive family man from Nigeria, has a natural creative flair, and has always been drawn to the dynamic nature of the business world. He was quick to recognise the importance of furthering his business knowledge, to strengthen his skillset and excel in a working environment.
He gives us an insight into how studying an ABE Marketing Management qualification has changed his life for the better...
“Admittedly my skills needed to be polished. Studying an ABE qualification has positively impacted my ability to deliver within my job and has also contributed to a promotion”
Zin Zin is managing two jobs and came to see us just after she had gained her Masters degree with a full scholarship from Huddersfield University in the UK. She tells us how it all began with ABE...
“ABE is very intensive. There are lots of theories mixed with practical experience. Students get a good grounding in business management at all levels and they cover a lot of subjects. This helps because later you can concentrate your studies on a subject that really interested you.”
Ausman is enjoys his work as an HR officer and feels ABE has really supported his development as an all round business professional.
"ABE has a unique syllabus which helps any student studying with this board to be open minded about the business environment."
"My decision to go the ABE way has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. ABE’s curriculum has helped me think critically and has equipped me with numerous skills for a lifetime of leadership.”
For Paul studying ABE was not a conventional choice but it is one he has never looked back from as he is filled with a thirst for learning as well as an enthusiasm to further develop his career as a business leader.
“My advice to those starting out is that ABE is key to your career success as it is recognised worldwide and you can choose which area to concentrate on at a later stage since it’s so broad.”
Philip was initially disappointed by his O’Level results but, as a result of his ABE qualification, he was able to go on to a Bachelors with the University of Malawi where he excelled academically and is now due to complete an MBA.
“My ABE qualification has changed my professional career in a positive way. It is a very flexible and affordable way to accelerate you career in any industry you would like to work in. Even after more than three years since completing this qualification, and after my university degree, and a couple of years of work experience, my ABE qualification is still very useful and keeps contributing my professional career.”
Sabastian has an interesting role working in the finance department of global human rights organisation, Amnesty. He talks about his work and the role ABE has played in his professional and academic development.
“Studying the ABE Diploma in Business Management had equipped me with the necessary knowledge to venture into any role within any organisation and in any industry.
"When I first read the job advertisement I had the confidence to apply even though I had no accounting background because I knew that my studies of Financial Accounting and Management Accounting in the Business Management qualification would be relevant in the role.”
“ABE helped me to discover my strengths. The course equipped me well to discover my passion for marketing. My marketing skills were sharpened and my performance at work improved tremendously. As a result the management moved me from being an office messenger to a sales executive. Within a span of one year I got promoted to a territory sales manager. Afterwards I joined Mount Kenya University to do a degree in Business Management specialising in marketing. Because of ABE qualifications they gave me credit transfers which enabled me to join the 3rd year .”
With hard work and determination Patrick has worked his way up to his current position.
“After five years working as an accounts receivable clerk, I was able to get a job offer as the assistant accountant at Donemar Limited. ABE has helped me to make this change in my life.”
When Tedetia was unable to embark on full-time education she found ABE offered the solution that allowed her to pursue her academic ambitions whilst still working.
"I would encourage those starting out to go ahead and register with ABE if you are hesitating. If you have already registered, I encourage you to continue. ABE has assisted me in my path to progression and I know it can do the same for you. Their modules are very good and they have all the necessary study resources on their website. Upon completion of the ABE syllabus, you can be exempted some modules in other courses like I was, or you can go on to the third or fourth year of a university degree."
Pilirani enjoys her busy accountancy role. She tells us how she used her ABE studies to further her career and gain exemption from further professional studies.