Alumni stories

Your ABE story

Our alumni are making an impression in organisations around the world.

We count entrepreneurs, government ministers, CEOs and heads of department among our graduates.  They all have one thing in common - their ABE qualification gave them the knowledge they needed and the confidence to succeed.  Here are some stories from people at various stages in their ABE journey.

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 ZinZin 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.”

AusmanAusman 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."

EVANS OJIAMBO ONDITI "What I enjoy most in my exciting role as lecturer is the fact that I meet new students every semester who are eager to learn and knowing that my effect is eternal is deeply satisfying. Walking into a lecture room full of students just ready and eager as I share my knowledge with them is very enjoyable as is knowing that I am shaping their futures for the better."

Evans now teaches our Business Management and Marketing programmes and has tutored three Top Paper Award winners to success.  He tells how studying ABE helped him excel at university and discover his talent for presentation.

Olushola SalamiA-Square Consulting"Studying ABE courses had contributed a lot to my career progression as it opened ways for me to explore the dynamism in the changing global business environment. It has contributed a lot to my experience  in life as most of the things I learnt in the classroom are now being used practically by me." 

Olushola has his own business and a career he loves in Nigeria.  He tells how it all started with his ABE course in London.

Mohamed HusseinCivil 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.  UEG

"Paul Nii Odai AryeeteyMy 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.

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“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.  

Sebastian Sarmiento OrozcoMy 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.Amnesty

Joe LeprinceSchlumberger“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.”

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