My Griffith Story: Focus on learning the best practices for your desired profession.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Innocent Twebaze Mbaguta studied with the Graduate Business School at Griffith College achieving a First Class Honours in the MSc in Accounting and Finance Management graduating in 2016.

Innocent now works at the Office of the Auditor General in Uganda.

“I am a lead supervisor of audits in Government Ministries and agencies in Uganda.”

Why did you choose to study at Griffith?

“I choose Griffith because of the course content and expertise within the Graduate Business School.”

Innocent was keen to highlight the influential teaching staff at Griffith College.

“Suzanne Burdis and Justin Keogan who lecture in audit and international strategy respectively - both Suzanne and Justin had a positive influence on me, they were both brilliant teachers and supportive outside class.”

How did Griffith inspire your career path?

“I was inspired to become an auditor because it provides me with a bird’s eye view of how organisations operate and how to improve their performance. Working as an auditor also provides a good foundation for any career in accounting and finance.”

What have your greatest achievement and biggest challenge been to date?

“My greatest achievement has been obtaining a First Class Master's degree at Griffith College, and my biggest challenge was leading the audit of Bank of Uganda in 2018.”

What can you tell us about your future plans?

“I am currently studying a Master of Public Policy at the University of Oxford, which I hope to complete this year. Then I hope to embark on seeking opportunities to advise developing countries on public financial management and governance.”

Finally, we asked Innocent some quick-fire questions.

Best piece of advice you've received: 

“Success comes from sustained ambition and self-discipline.”

Advice for recent graduates:

“Focus on learning the best practice of your desired profession and stay two steps ahead.”

Starting out as a student again what would you have done differently?

“I would have liked to do more trips in Ireland with fellow students.”

How would you describe Griffith College in three words?

  • Family
  • Fantastic
  • Innovative

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