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BMS produces 2,000 graduates

Shayani Ransika Vithanage receiving the  Dean's Best Student Award from Professor Jon Reast.
Shayani Ransika Vithanage receiving the Dean's Best Student Award from Professor Jon Reast.

The longstanding educational partnership between the Northumbria University, United Kingdom and the Business Management School (BMS) , Sri Lanka has so far produced over 2,000 graduates to serve the local corporate sector and top international business companies worldwide..

Northumbria University, UK , Vice Chancellor Prof. Jon Reast made these remarks at the BMS Sri Lanka Graduation Ceremony held in Colombo. Northumbria University, Newcastle, Vice Chancellors Professor John Wilson and Professor Dianne Ford were also present..

Over 700 graduates received awards in the streams of Business and Management, Human Resource Management, Banking and Finance and Biomedical Science at the ceremony. The Northumbria University also awarded the special Dean's Award and first class Honours Bachelor's degrees to eight students for their hard work and dedication and also the Master's degrees from the Edinburgh Napier University,

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Jon Reast highlighted the importance of receiving globally recognized Business degrees and said the achievements of degree holders would not have been possible without the commitment and professionalism of the lecturers and staff who correctly guided the students throughout their learning journey.

" Therefore, I would like to thank my colleagues at Newcastle Business School and their colleagues at BMS for supporting the students during their studies and for making this partnership a success, ".

Highlighting the progress of educational studies of the Northumbria University, Prof. Reast said 70 percent Northumbria - BMS graduates have achieved a good degree 2:1 or above with exceptional performance.

He also said the Northumbria University confirmed its place among the most successful universities in the UK. In 2015 and the Newcastle Business School became one of only 10 institutions outside the USA .

He said in addition, the Northumbria University is the first and only university in Europe to be accredited in both business and accounting by the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and later the Business School won the prestigious `Business School of the Year awards ' .

"Our Business School also recently joined an elite group of the top 1% of business schools worldwide following double accreditation for business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business," he said.

Central Bank, Former Deputy Governor and BMS President, Dr W A Wijewardena said BMS is also extensively involved in research of their Biomedical Science programme and working jointly with state universities, Industrial Technology Institute and local hospitals.

"Our students and the academic staff members are in association our academics at Newcastle extended their research in new plant based medicine, quality assessment in drinking water and fast foods and synthesis of nano-material using medical plants," he added 



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