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The Vietnamese graduates of the DSU MBA Program celebrate their graduation at the Sept. 23 Commencement there. Seated in the 1st row: Dr. Nanda Viswanathan, DSU assoc. professor of management; DSU President Harry L. Williams; Nguyen Viet Anh, VNU ETC vice director; Amir Mohammadi, DSU exec. V.P. of Business & Admin.; Kishor C. Sheth, DSU MBA program director; Tony Sanichar, VNU professor; and Dr. Fengshan Liu, DSU assistant vice president of International Affairs.

 

  DSU Celebrates First-Ever Graduation of its MBA Cohort in Vietnam


DSU President Harry L. Williams (shown with an unidentified interpreter) addresses the DSU MBA graduates at their Commencement in the historic National Temple of Vietnam

Delaware State University’s Harry L. Williams recently led a DSU delegation to Vietnam to celebrate the first graduating class of its Master of Business Administration program that it offers in that country.
Dr. Williams traveled to the Asian country with Amir Mohammadi, vice president of Business and Administration, Dr. Fengshan Liu, assistant vice president of International Affairs, Kishor Sheth, director of the DSU MBA Program, and Nanda Viswanathan, professor of marketing, to take part in the Sept. 23 Commencement ceremony at the 1,000-year-old historic Temple of Literature in Vietnam.
 
Forty-three students comprised the first graduation class of the DSU MBA Program, which is offered at Vietnam National University in Hanoi. Dr. Williams said it was a “proud and historic moment” for DSU.
 
“It made you feel good about DSU’s global outreach and how we have seen this dream become a reality,” the DSU president said. “It is the result of the visionary leadership that was here before I began as president; I have inherited those visionary results.”
 
In addition to the Sept. 23 graduating class, there is another 23-student cohort that will graduate in December, and another 21 students who have begun pursuing the MBA through the program.
                                                              
During the trip to the Far East, Dr. Williams and the DSU delegation traveled to China to attend the kickoff ceremony of the joint accounting program run by DSU and Ningbo University of Technology. Dr. Williams greeted the 80 students in the program during the ceremony and gave them encouraging words concerning their academic journeys and professional futures.
The visiting DSU delegation (in front) sits with a group of students  from the joint DSU-Ningbo University of Technology Accounting Program in China.
 
Dr. Liu said with the program fully established, the University projects that it will recruit 120 students annually in China for the program.
 
The DSU delegation also held discussions with Ningbo University officials on future student exchanges between the two institutions.