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Your Future Starts Here: EU Business School Celebrate the Graduating Class of 2019


From June 15-22, 2019, over 2000 students, faculty, family members, friends and distinguished guests gathered in Barcelona, Geneva and Munich for EU Business School’s 2019 Commencement ceremonies.

EU Business School Barcelona Commencement 2019

EU Business School (EU) was proud to honor its new graduates, the business leaders of the future, at its 2019 commencement ceremonies held in three European cities. These prestigious events took place at the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos l in Barcelona, the President Wilson Hotel in Geneva and the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich. The momentous occasions were attended by distinguished guests and VIPs. The ceremonies were followed by cocktail receptions where the celebrations continued.

EU Business School Commencement

More than 450 bachelor’s, master’s and MBA students from EU’s Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux, Munich and online campuses gathered to celebrate the successful completion of their studies. The audience were addressed by leading figures from the worlds of business and politics, including keynote speakers Peter Guenter, CEO of Almirall; former President of Switzerland and founder of the Freude herrscht Foundation, Adolf Ogi; Jacques de Watteville, former diplomat and ambassador and now chairman of the board of directors of the Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (BCV); and EU alumnus Julian Baladurage, CEO and co-founder of MBJ London. All urged the graduating students to commit to making a make the most of this exciting new chapter in their lives and making the world a better place. 

The event also took the opportunity to present awards to outstanding businesses and individuals who have made a major contribution to their organizations, communities and beyond in the following areas: leadership, family business, entrepreneurship, sustainability, corporate social responsibility and innovation. As well as inspiring the new graduates, these awards also demonstrate EU’s commitment to making a real difference in the world.  The most outstanding students and faculty were also recognized with awards for their commitment to EU Business School and its community. Stef de Jong, EU Switzerland’s academic dean was honored for his 35 years of service to the school, receiving a standing ovation from the guests.

EU Business School Commencement

EU Business School Commencement Ceremonies 2019

EU Business School Barcelona Commencement 2019

EU Business School Munich

Dr. Craen concluded each ceremony with a warm and uplifting address to the students: “We are honored to celebrate the hard work and dedication. Today you join our 27,000-strong global alumni network through which you will have access to a wealth of information and a close-knit alumni community of global business leaders. We look forward to seeing the class of 2019 achieving greatness and becoming game changers.

EU Business School would once again like to extend its congratulations to the Class of 2019 and wish them prosperity and success in the future.    

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