Swinburne hosts graduation ceremonies
Date posted: Monday 28 Feb 2011
More than 40 of Swinburne University of Technology’s Vietnam-based students have received their Master of International Accounting (MIntA) degrees at graduation ceremonies in Vietnam.
Professor Mike Donnelly, Dean of Swinburne’s Faculty of Business and Enterprise and a former special advisor to the UK government, conferred degrees on 42 graduates in ceremonies in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
The university has been running the Master of International Accounting program in Vietnam since 1998 together with the National Economics University (NEU) Business School.
It is the only internationally recognised and accredited program provided in Vietnam that is specially designed to complement the social and economic growth of the nation.
The graduation ceremonies have now become an annual event.
Professor Donnelly said the events in Vietnam were designed to enable the families and friends of Vietnamese graduates to share in their success and enjoy the spectacle of a degree ceremony.
“These students have dedicated three years of study to enhance their professional expertise and to achieve a mastery of the complicated and challenging subject of international accounting,” said Professor Donnelly.
“Swinburne and the NEU Business School are proud to now call these students graduates of our Masters of International Accounting program.”
Swinburne has around 900 Vietnamese students studying in both Vietnam and Australia. Vietnamese are among the largest national groupings in its international student body.
This year, nineteen graduates in Ho Chi Minh City and twenty-three graduates in Hanoi received their degrees.
Swinburne honored four graduates for outstanding academic achievements including Ly Ngoc Thuy and Nguyen Thu Phuong, recipients of the CPA Australia Award of Excellence.
The ACCA High Achiever awards went to Nguyen Minh Hai and Pham Nam Phong.