Female lawyer leads Business School Netherlands graduating class with Cum Laude and best dissertation

Kemi Makun

With
a cum laude and four distinctions, Business School Netherlands announced
Saturday, September 17, the successful completion of their Executive MBA
programme by 73 candidates from Nigeria. They received their certificates at a
ceremony at The Hague, Netherlands.
A
barrister, Mrs Oluwakemi Makun, led the class with a cum laude and the best
dissertation.

Oluwakemi Makun
graduated from Lagos State University, Ojo in 2001 with Second Class (Upper)
division in Law. She qualified as a lawyer after being called to the Nigeria
Bar in 2003. She is an entrepreneur and presently the Principal of ALLIANZ
SOLICITORS, Abuja. She is a corporate and commercial legal practitioner. She is
also a part time business woman. 
Lagos
accounted for three of the distinctions while the Abuja Study Centre recorded
the other two. The Abuja, Port Harcourt and Otta Study Centres accounted for 34
of the graduating class while Lagos contributed 39.
Business
School Netherlands Nigeria CEO Lere Baale remarked that the school appreciated
the increased enrolment in centres outside Lagos and the performance of
students in those places.
Business
School Netherlands, with multiple accreditations from Dutch, European and
American authorities, offers the Executive Master in Business Administration
deploying the Action Learning pedagogy. It has also introduced the Doctor of
Business Administration programme with an initial enrolment of 10 senior
executives.
Baale
stated that the Action Learning Executive MBA of Business School Netherlands
prioritises application of learning to solve
real life problems in the workplaces of students rather than merely cramming
theories or analysing cases.


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Says the Abuja-based best graduating student, Mrs
Kemi Makun, “
I like the learning style of BSN –
Action Learning. Practice makes perfect. It was perfect for me. I wanted an
environment where I will meet people from diverse backgrounds and varied
challenges. A place where participants could share their experiences and help
one another treat their various problems. BSN perfectly fit into the picture.
Besides, their marketing team was
persistent in convincing me to join the programme.”
The
school states, “At Business School Netherlands, we recognise the fact that the
body of knowledge is growing exponentially. Even the most enthusiastic student
is not going to fathom it all in a lifetime, let alone during a two-year
course. That is why we look at the academic part of the MBA from a different
point of view. We start with the problem, your problem, a relevant issue that
your organisation needs to solve. Once identified, you will learn to critically
evaluate the available knowledge in the respective field, weigh the
alternatives and propose an appropriate solution.”
Mrs Makun says of the effect of the Action
Learning programme: “
I have tried to implement every single
topic of my ALP. I have seen results in
my business since then. My business has
also transformed.  I now have an office
with staff working with me within the
space of two years. The learning has changed my thinking positively, and I can confidently say that I
have all that I need to compete in my
industry. I will appreciate my employees more, spend money to make more money
and treat my clients as kings.”
Business
School Netherlands commenced in Nigeria in 2003. Student enrolment in Nigeria
has grown to 1100 while about 400 students have graduated from its MBA
programme.
Business
School Netherlands is present in 15 countries and draws students from 41
countries.

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