Barend Albertze de Jongh - Pretoria, South Africa
Mr. Barend de Jongh entered the CNU MBA program after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. When he enrolled at California National University he was employed by the Department of Public Affairs at the South African High Commission in Nairobi. During the course of his studies he was promoted to Assistant Director in the Directorate: Consular and Agency Services where he is responsible for policy formulation and implementation and strategic planning for this business unit. Barney believes that his CNU program has contributed to his success because it taught him to analyze a problem and then to apply the valuable tools of scenario and strategic planning within his unit.
He graduated from CNU Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Business Administration in January 2000. Throughout his studies at CNU his professors noted that he clearly demonstrated mastery of the subject matter and a keen ability to translate the acquired knowledge into practice.
“The recognition from my organization for completing and excelling in my degree program at CNU has lead to a subsequent promotion and the application of my skills in relevant areas. Thanks to the quality and recognized integrity of the CNU program, I not only learnt facts and figures, but real-life implementation skills that have been invaluable in my professional life.”
Master of Business Administration, 2000
Summa Cum Laude
2001 Outstanding CNU Graduate