New MBA network will keep graduates connected

Published: 24 June 2010 at 12:01

Fresh ideas and networking opportunities available to new Alumni MBA Network

Anglia Ruskin University’s Development & Alumni Office, in co-operation with the Ashcroft International Business School (AIBS), is launching a network for its MBA graduates to help circulate fresh ideas and keep these now national and international high flyers in business connected.

The new Anglia Ruskin worldwide MBA Network, to be launched at a dinner at The Royal Over-Seas League, London on 4 August, will connect graduates from all around the world.

Alumnus Geoffrey Dovey, CEO of a third-generation restaurant supply company Dovey Premium Products, will be the keynote speaker at the event.  He graduated from Anglia Ruskin University’s predecessor institution Cambridge College of Arts and Technology (CCAT) with a BA in Economics and History in 1980.  Geoffrey, whose highly successful business is based in Devon, has recently led a food campaign to ensure integrity in our food, widely publicised in the media.

This new group of postgraduate business students will form a global community who will join the drive for excellence in academia and the international business and non-profit worlds.  New members will enjoy the benefits of a high quality network of contacts from working with people from a variety of industry sectors including special events, marketing opportunities and research and consultancy.

The new MBA Network will support over 1,000 members. Speaking about its purpose and benefits, Sue Jacobs, Head of Alumni Relations at Anglia Ruskin University said:

"Membership creates exceptional worldwide networking opportunities which will offer access to a number of advantages that will exponentially increase the value of the MBA.  The network will also give our alumni the opportunity for involvement with their University and encourage communication between current students, alumni and academics at the Ashcroft International Business School."