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Civil Engineering graduate, Mohamed, was building a strong career in engineering but realised as he progressed to more senior positions he needed business training. He chose to study ABE in the UK and this gave him the skills to launch his own successful engineering business. He has never looked back.
ABE intern, Francesca Visioni, who is studying for a Masters has suffered setbacks her time as a student. She shares her tips for turning disappointment into a positive experience.
Have you ever considered working overseas on an internship? Francesca Visioni from Italy, who is working on an internship in the ABE marketing department describes her thoughts and feelings.
"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.
"I owe my success to my learning and my professional training through ABE qualifications and I would be happy to recommend to anyone who is looking for professional business education."
Naveed has enjoyed a long career in senior management. YYK is a leading manufacturer of products and industrial machinery.
"The ABE qualification has undoubtedly supported my work as Chief Executive Officer and helped me deal with the challenges of my role. After completing the Level 6 Diploma, I became particularly proficient in strategic planning and drafting manuals and, as a result of this, the Board recommended me for a lecturing job at a university."
Although he had Bachelors degree, Atukwase found he lacked the management skills he needed to progress his career as he would have liked. After looking round, he found the ABE Level 6 Diploma offered what he needed.