I've been in a managerial position in the tourism sector since 1987. In 2003, I've decided to enrol with PTC to read for an MBA at Leicester University. I'm extremely grateful to the lecturers of the PTC who provided considerable support to me. It was a fantastic experience, fascinating as it led to a transformation of my work experience, where I explored my own objectives in seeking a master's. The availability of this part time and distance learning course made pursuit of a qualification a realistic possibility for me as my commitment meant that full time study was really not an option.
"Competent and proactive staff at PTC" Alex Yee Chuin Koon (MDirector, Quincaillerie Centrale) MBA (Total Quality Management) - University of Leicester
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An undergraduate or postgraduate degree is undoubtedly an academic achievement. What is as important and rewarding is the journey- new experience, new challenges, new ideas, new knowledge, new ways of thinking. And core to this is self discipline. An educational journey to live and supported by a competent and proactive staff at PTC.
"Going for the graduation at Sunderland was a dream coming true!" Antee Mewa Top-up Final year BA(Hons) Business Management - Sunderland University
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Going for the graduation at Sunderland was a dream coming true!! It was a great experience and I would personally encourage those who want to go there, to definitely do so! I was planning to go for the July graduation ceremony (summer ceremony) but asI missed the booking, I had to go in December (winter ceremony).
It was freezing but the experience was just awesome! Being there with all the graduates from different countries, sitting in the hall and listening to the Dean, made me realized that that all the effort, hard work and sacrifice really paid. I recall what the Dean said: "… I am sure there were times where you said you will not be able to make it…there were moments when you said are not trying harder… there were tears, doubts… but today you are sitting here as fresh graduates… and you should be proud of yourself…" and I really was ! All the hard work over the past years made me realize that it was not always easy, but when it is clear in your mind, what you want, nothing can stop you! This is what it was and I am happy I did not think of quitting at any point as it was clear in my mind what I wanted.
Sunderland is quiet but beautiful and in the short period that I was there, I did enjoy and if I was not taking the plane to Dublin the next day, I would have had the opportunity to visit more.
For students who want to go in December; the booking should be done online at firstname.lastname@example.org . It is advisable that students check the website regularly for them to know when the booking is open, which is normally in October. All the details (booking of gown, payment, and photo) will be provided online.
I thank PTC for all their support and guidance for all the time that I was at the centre because without this, today I would have achieved my goal.
"The tutorials were very helpful and the personal approach was very motivating" Sadhna Appanah (Senior Analyst, Ministry of Finance & Economic Empowerment) MBA - University of Leicester
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I studied the MBA at the University of Leicester from July 2002 to February 2005 under the Distance Learning Programme through the Professional Training Centre of Mauritius. The MBA gave me an opportunity to further my knowledge in Strategic Management and Finance.It also enabled me to acquire research, writing and other technical and analytical skills which have been very useful as Senior Analyst at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Empowerment.
I was awarded the prize of Best Student for highest academic achievement for the MBA Distance Learning in 2005. This was due to my personal commitment and hard work but also due to the valuable contributionand support of the Professional Training Centre as facilitator and coordinator for the Distance Learning Programme.
I appreciated the support provided by management and administrative staff at the Professional Training Centre. The tutorials were very helpful and the personal approach was very motivating.
"The course made me better understand the environment of the sector in which I was working" Ayesha Motalla (Executive Officer, Prime Minister's Office) MBA - University of Sunderland
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I graduated from the University of South Africa (UNISA) with a Bachelor of Administration in 2001. I am presently working as an Executive Officer in the government sector. I have been in the Public Service since 1990 and have worked in different ministries and departments.
With globalization, it is important for all employees, both in the public and private sectors, to enhance their skills and become more professional in attending their work. This is the reason why I have enrolled with the Professional Training Centre to continue my studies for a postgraduate qualification and obtain the MBA.
The courses offered, give you the opportunity to acquire knowledge, critical thinking, analyse the situation, make you better understand the environment of the sector in which you are working and help you take the right option and decision.
"The Course was Stimulating & Challenging" Parveddy Gukhool (Revenue Officer - MRA) BA Hons Accounting & Financial Management - University of Sunderland
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I am pleased to write a testimonial for PTC and I would first of all thank the staff for I have always received a prompt and professional service.
I joined the PTC on the advice of a friend who was a former successful student of the training center and I decided to embark on the BA (Hons) in Accounting and Financial Management the year after that is the diet of October 2007. The course itself was stimulating and challenging.
I would like to thank PTC for having given me the opportunity to get a degree which is recognised worldwide while staying in my country.
However to take the decision to go back to studies was not easy, at first I found it hard to cope with my workload, fortunately I had a good friend who supported me as well as some tutors.
I would end up by wishing good luck and lot of success to PTC. Carry it on!!!!
"I could incorporate what I learnt immediately into my present job" Sajid Mian Mallam Hassan (Executive Officer - Indian Ocean Rim) HND Business Management - Edexcel & BA Hons Business Management - University of Sunderland
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I have successfully completed my Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Management through distance learning with RDI through PTC in Mauritius.
This course was valuable that I could incorporate immediately into my present job. I benefited heavily from the education received by the lecturers at PTC who have extensive professional and academic experience, as well as from the practical case studies carried out in groups.
Also, at PTC everything is done to make the students life easier: the warm reception, nice situation. I am now enrolled with the University of Sunderland to pursue my final year in Business Management.