WINDHOEK: More than 200 students have graduated from the Namibia Business School (NBS) since its inception in the year 2000.
The NBS is a department at the University of Namibia (Unam) that offers an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA).
NBS Director Mac Hengari said on Wednesday that the department established a Doctorate programme this year in which 29 students are registered, while 69 students are registered for the MBA this year.
“We have recorded very good growth since inception,” he boasted during a courtesy call by the NBS Board of Trustees on Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Hage Geingob, who is the NBS patron, at his office.
The NBS Board of Trustees was led by First National Bank (FNB) of Namibia Chief Executive Officer, Advocate Vekuii Rukoro.
The NBS was established in response to the needs of the Namibian market.
In 1999, the Founding Vice-Chancellor of the University of Namibia, Prof. Peter Katjavivi, assisted by the former Head of the Economics Department, Prof. Mohammed El Toukhy, joined forces with the FNB Foundation and entered into a collaborative agreement with the Maastricht School of Management in The Netherlands to offer an Executive MBA Programme at UNAM.
The FNB Foundation, under the leadership of the late Lazarus Ipangelwa, committed to financially support the programme, and this has translated into FNB being one of the founders of the NBS, joined by the Bank of Namibia, Namdeb, the O&L Group of Companies and Unam.
The Namibia Business School was officially launched on 30 October 2008.