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.

Olushola Salami"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 a career he loves with a project management and training consultancy 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.

Philip Chanza

“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.”

PATRICK MUTHENGI“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.

 

Tedetia Chance “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.

Pilirani Kalizang'oma Zimba"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.

Picture of Patrick Davis“I have no doubt that ABE graduates are better prepared for the job market which is why my foundation gives ABE qualification holders priority in employment and this has led to all but one of our staff Snap for Charitymembers/consultants being ABE Alumni.”

Snap for Charity is a global development network, founded by Patrick and two other ABE alumni, and dedicated to help improve the lives of the less fortunate.