U.S. Business School in Prague Celebrates 14th Commencement

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Rochester Institute of Technologyís business school in Prague, Czech Republic, has awarded degrees to 27 new graduates of its MBA program. The U.S. Business School in Prague held its 14th annual commencement ceremony on June 23 in historic Bethlehem Chapel, where Jan Hus preached in the early 15th century.

RIT College of Business Dean Thomas Hopkins, who is also president of the U.S. Business School, was on hand to distribute diplomas during the ceremony. William J. Cabaniss Jr., United States ambassador to the Czech Republic, delivered the keynote address.

This yearís graduating class continues a tradition of diversity at the school with students drawn from a dozen nations, including the Czech Republic, the United States, Germany, Romania, Spain, France, Poland, Slovakia, India, Russia, Columbia and Yugoslavia.

RIT has granted MBA degrees to nearly 500 graduates of the U.S. Business School. Many members of the schoolís alumni now hold senior management positions in the Czech Republic.

NOTE: RITís College of Business is recognized nationally as a leading provider of career-oriented business education, offering undergraduate and graduate level programs in accounting, finance, international business, management, management information systems, marketing and graphic media marketing. U.S. News & World Report ranks RITís College of Business among the top 4 percent of undergraduate business programs in the country.