October 27, 2020

Edinburgh Business School alumni, Brenda Phiri, featured in The Guardian

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A recent article appeared in The Guardian newspaper which included comment from Edinburgh Business School alumni, Brenda Phiri.

The article, entitled ‘Universities setting a course for home’ focussed on the increased demand for distance learning courses by prospective students, due not only to increased costs in the education market place, but also to meet workplace and family commitments when a full-time campus programme may not be suitable.

Brenda, from Zambia, made a contribution to the article as she recalled her reasons for studying Edinburgh Business School’s MBA through distance learning. As the mother of two young children, Brenda’s family commitments would have made studying a campus degree very difficult.

Brenda Phiri, EBS Graduation 2011

Brenda Phiri speaks during Edinburgh Business School Graduation Ceremony, June 2011

“I have a very supportive family,” Brenda wrote, “and together we agreed to forgo some luxuries in order for me to complete my studies, which is why I ensured that I worked so hard.”

Edinburgh Business School remains the largest provider in the world of distance learning MBAs according to the 2012 Financial Times listings, with 10,300 active students and 14,300 alumni.

The full article can be viewed by clicking here.