The ceremony was held at the Church of St Andrews in Holborn, just a short walk from LSBF’s London campus.
“Holding a graduation event for online students might seem unusual, but it is part of LSBF’s innovative approach to online learning”
Students from 25 countries attended the event, where they celebrated their academic accomplishments with family, friends, and the tutors who accompanied them throughout their learning journey.
Each graduate successfully completed one of LSBF’s online programs, which includes the Global MBA, MA in Finance & Investment, Dual MA & MSc in Finance & Investment, Dual MA & MSc in Strategic Marketing, and MA in Strategic Marketing.
Academic lead at LSBF Christopher Jasko recognised the students’ academic achievements in his welcome speech.
“Online studies can be challenging, and you have risen to the challenge. The online learning environment requires initiative and resourcefulness, and you have shown to possess these qualities,” Jasko said.
“The quality of your work is without question, and you will walk away from today’s ceremony with confirmation of your success in your hands. You have excelled, learned and developed. You earned the right to sit here today.
“Take confidence in that, and know that any challenges you now face are ones you can handle.”
The day before the ceremony, graduates had the opportunity to meet one another and share their experiences with online learning.
The evening events began with an opening speech delivered by program leader at LSBF, Shahnaz Hamid. Graduates also attended a networking event where they had the chance to develop lasting connections for the future.
“Holding a graduation event for online students might seem unusual, but it is part of LSBF’s innovative approach to online learning,” Nawtej Dosanjh, global dean of LSBF said.
“Our tutors and staff have been close to these students since the start and we wanted to bring all of them together to show how e-learning can truly reach beyond boundaries as well as create meaningful connections within the study experience.”