A Moray firefighter graduated with an MBA from Robert Gordon University's (RGU) Aberdeen Business School on Wednesday July 10 at 2.30pm after a "life changing and very rewarding" three years.
Rae Cameron, a Group Manager with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, was delighted to be accepted on the MBA course which he says has provided him with "a breadth of business acumen".
The 39-year-old father of two, who lives in Elgin, said he will take confidence, satisfaction and pride with him from his university experience.
He said: "Between 2000 and 2003 I undertook a Certificate then Diploma in Management with the Chartered Management Institute at Moray College UHI in Elgin which provided an initial taste of academia having not previously attended university.
"Further development and promotion within the Fire Service allowed me to attend a strategic assessment and development centre. Successful completion of this enabled access to a funded place on the MBA programme.
"In my opinion, the MBA is the top business qualification providing knowledge and understanding which can be applied in any workplace.
"The course has provided me with a breadth of business acumen I would not have been exposed to within my organisation, although I currently work in the public sector we are a business and the application of my MBA improve me in my day job. It provides the knowledge, understanding and confidence to progress."
Having completed the course, Rae is looking forward to more family time with his children, who are six and four.
He added: "I would like to thank the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, family and friends for their support, and most of all my course colleagues who have provided exceptional friendship and support throughout."
Stacey HorneCommunications Officer | Aberdeen Business School