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LSUS Graduation Ceremony Welcomes Student from Ghana

January 08, 2018

LSU Shreveport awarded 763 diplomas during the Fall 2017 Commencement ceremony held on December 17, but no one came further to receive their diploma and celebrate than Comfort Opoku.  Flying all the way from Ghana, Opoku obtained her Master in Business Administration degree.  She was enrolled in the online degree program and never stepped foot on the LSUS campus before her graduation. As a personal assistant in senior management, Opoku decided that it was time to advance her career in managerial roles and chose LSUS to do so.


“My quest to understand managerial decision making and the need to advance my career urged me to pursue and obtain a master’s degree,” Opoku said. However, she needed to have flexibility while pursuing her education, which led her to LSUS.  “I chose LSUS because it had the flexibility that I needed to complete my master’s degree at my own pace, since I was working full time and I did not want to quit my job for full-time studies. The available flexible fee payment plans were also a factor,” Opoku said. “Furthermore, the MBA course structure is actually very good as it encompasses interdisciplinary studies and students can choose among various electives and concentrations. Above all, the MBA is accredited by AACSB International, which accredits the best business schools in the world, hence I knew it was worth pursuing my MBA with LSUS.”

The openness and advancement of the MBA program continues to find new ways to impress international students. “I’m so proud of our University, and the faculty in the MBA program who work so diligently day-in and day-out, to offer students an opportunity to better their lives through academic achievement,” said Dr. Julie Lessiter, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.  “The quality and accessibility of this program continues to elevate our university regionally, nationally, and internationally.”

Throughout her studies, Opoku enjoyed being able to connect with her professors and peers through the virtual classroom setting. In addition to this, she was still able to have the classroom experience through discussion boards and assignments. She looks forward to pursing existing opportunities in managerial roles and utilizing her new skill set.

“It was an honor for me to be present and celebrate my achievement,” Opoku said.  “I really appreciate the warm reception from Chancellor Clark, my classmates and the entire LSUS community.” Being able to walk across the stage is a feeling that Opoku described as amazing.


LSUS is pleased to see so many students from different cultures come together on graduation day and celebrate their accomplishments. “The LSUS MBA program provides an empowering opportunity to engage with students from different backgrounds and experiences,” said Dr. Tami Knotts, Director of the MBA Program.  “The program is enhanced by the increased diversity of our student population resulting from a broader geographic scope.  It is an honor to serve the needs of students across the United States and internationally.” 


Photo:  Comfort Opoku celebrates receiving her diploma with LSUS Chancellor Larry Clark


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