The founders of Lagos Business School were inspired by the teachings of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, founder of the Catholic institution, Opus Dei. The Prelature of Opus Dei encourages Christians of all social classes to live consistently with their faith, in the middle of the ordinary circumstances of their lives, especially through the sanctification of their professional work and family life. It encourages them also to play an active role in the just and efficient ordering of their societies.
The Prelature of Opus Dei takes responsibility for guaranteeing that all teaching, publishing and research activities in LBS are based on the Christian vision of man, society and economic activity. This ensures that even as a business school, LBS reminds people not to undermine the dignity of the human person while carrying out business activities.
Like other ventures promoted by members of Opus Dei, Lagos Business School fully respects the freedom of individual consciences and is open to people of all creeds, races, and social conditions.