St. Mary’s University celebrates the graduation of the 4th Cohort of the MBA Impact Entrepreneurship program run in collaboration with the University of Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. The graduation ceremony took place on October 13, 2023, at the School of Graduate Campus syndicate room.

Since the inception of the MBA Impact Entrepreneurship program at St Mary’s University in Ethiopia, four cohorts have successfully completed the program. The MBA Impact Entrepreneurship program has been specially designed to foster an entrepreneurial mindset and provide students with the tools necessary to establish and manage their own businesses.  

This year’s graduation program was a momentous occasion as it was conducted virtually from the center of Milan, Italy, and welcomed graduate students from six African countries, who joined our graduating students in celebrating their remarkable achievements.

The Graduation ceremony which started with Virtual Networking among graduating entrepreneurs was followed by welcoming remarks by Prop. Matteo Pedrini, Director of ALTIS, Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy and Prof Mario Molteni, CEO, E4Impact Foundation and UCSC Rector’s Delegate for Business Relations, Italy.

In his Congratulatory message, Wondwosen Tamrat (Ph.D.) founder and President of St Mary’s University extended his wishes on this remarkable achievement. He also expressed his appreciation to the professors, staff members, and partners who have played an instrumental role in supporting and guiding these graduates throughout their journey, and whose dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment have made this program a resounding success.        

 “These graduates are responsible for actively contributing to the development and progress of the nations they call home. They have acquired invaluable knowledge, skills, and a strong entrepreneurial mindset through participating in this program,” he remarked.       

In his Key Note Speech under the theme “Using the E4Impact Network to Accelerate your Business Growth”, Prof Bradley Googins, Senior Fellow, E4Impact Foundation, USA remarked that the graduates who are preparing for their journey need to work on building the E4Impact network alliance which has more than 2000 Alumni members. He further noted that as the name implies “Impact” entrepreneurs need to look at the bigger opportunity behind bigger problems that Africa and the world at large find themselves in.

Finally, after each university presented its graduates, the ceremony was concluded with the closing speech of Fabio Petroni, Director of Programs, E4Impact Foundation, Italy. 

You may find the graduation ceremony on St Mary’s You YouTube Channel.