Shidler graduates 32 students from its Vietnam MBA programUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Public Info Officer, College of Business-External Relations Office
Donning their caps and gowns, 32 students from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business MBA for Executives in Vietnam (VEMBA) received their diplomas during two separate commencement ceremonies near their respective campuses in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in July.
The graduates celebrated the culmination of two years of hard work with a ceremony and a formal banquet with family, friends and faculty. Speakers included Shidler Professor and Vietnam MBA Program Director Tung Bui, Shidler Dean Vance Roley , President of Prospect Company, Ltd. Curtis Freeze and a representative from the U.S. Consulate General’s office.
Bui said, “With the graduation of its 10th class in Ho Chi Minh City and 16th in Hanoi, the VEMBA program continues to address the needs of the national economy with courses focusing on continuous quality improvement of products and services, global branding and digital transformation.”
VEMBA is a rigorous and challenging two-year program for working professionals living and working in Vietnam. Since its establishment in 2001, VEMBA has played a major role in educating and preparing future business, community and government leaders.
Today, many of the program’s 650 alumni hold key positions in leading corporations and organizations throughout Vietnam.
The VEMBA program is taught by Shidler faculty and is the only MBA program in Vietnam that is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.