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New MBA cohort team up for dragon boat racing

Cass full-time MBA students kick off course on the River Thames

Cass's new full-time MBA students marked the start of their year-long programme by competing in a Chinese dragon boat race.

Students tested out their team working skills by competing in the ancient sport on the River Thames against the modern urban setting of Canary Wharf.

The activity marked the start of this year's MBA programme, which takes students on an accelerated process of professional and personal development.

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Students on the full-time MBA come from 30 different countries, including the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Colombia and Kenya.

Dr Sionade Robinson, Associate Dean of MBA programmes, said: "This was an exhilarating way for students to begin building relationships with each other that will serve them throughout their course, and in their careers beyond

"Taking the decision to begin an MBA shows ambition and a desire to discover and shape your future. This drive and competitive spirit was clear to see as there was plenty of competition to be first across the finishing line."

After the competition, students relaxed with drinks overlooking the Thames. In the evening they were joined by academics for a formal dinner at the exclusive Coq d'Argent, a rooftop restaurant with views over the City of London.

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