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Mission, Objectives and Outcomes

EMBA MISSION

The LBS Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) program is designed to provide working business executive a focused management education to strengthen their managerial and leadership skills. The program has been designed in a structured yet flexible way to address the career paths of executives who are in the private and public sectors.

The primary goal of the program is to enhance the quality of business leadership in African business environment. The African business environment has long suffered a dearth of qualified managers who can provide strategic direction for the growth of national economies. The EMBA program has been designed to fill this gap through the exposure of senior managers and executives to new business thinking and models that will propel businesses in a new trajectory and contribute to the economic growth of national economies.​

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Big picture of core functional areas of business

In this era of globalization and high competiveness among companies, it is important for our graduates to have a big picture of the business.  This will help our graduates see the interconnectedness of the enterprise. Graduates will have a well-rounded knowledge of the main business disciplines, embodying an understanding of their theoretical foundations, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to actual problems.


Organizational problem solving capabilities based on concrete data

Graduates should be able to demonstrate problem solving capacity through lateral, critical, innovative and creative connections among diverse fields of study in analyzing problems. They should also have developed the capacity to perceive many relevant features in business problems and situations, overcoming purely functional points of view. This encompassing new perspective should be based on concrete data relevant to the operation of the business taking into cognizance internal and external factors.

 

Decision making based on analytical competence

Graduates should have developed the capacity to apply relevant tools of economic, financial and quantitative analysis. Business decisions should be based on good analysis that ensures the economic viability and sustainability of the firm. This is a critical skill for our graduates because running a business is always about making decisions that will affect the bottom-line of the organization.

 

Global perspective with local relevance

Graduates should have a global perspective, based on an understanding of both the domestic and global environments of the organization and an acquaintance with current Nigerian and global best practices.

 

Ethical standards

Graduates should have internalized high standards of professional ethics. They should see the management profession as an opportunity of service to society and to the other members of the organisations in which they work.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES


EMBA Graduates will demonstrate excellence in the following:

​Big picture of core functional areas of business

Objective 1: Students gain self-awareness in their roles as leaders and leaders of people in the organization.

Objective 2: Students value diverse perspectives and skill sets, and work collaboratively in a variety of contexts and situations.

 

Organizational problem solving capabilities based concrete data

Objective 1: Students employ a deep understanding and knowledge of organization as bedrock for proffering winning solutions.

Objective 2: Students make decisions that shape comprehensive responses to business challenges and opportunities.

 

Decision making based on analytical competence

Objective 1: Students investigate innovation in contemporary practices and intellectual traditions.

Objective 2: Students make competent and sound business decisions in order to create and sustain economic well being of an organization.

 

Global perspective

Objective 1: Students combine their new knowledge, extensive experiences and experiential projects to address organizational challenges taking cognizance of local relevance and international perspectives.

​Objective 2: Students act on opportunities in the complex and changing global environment.

 

Ethical standards

Objective 1: Students make competent and ethical decisions in order to create and sustain economic, social and environmental value.

 

​​Additional Behavioral Skills

·         Have well-developed work habits;

·         have the ability to utilize leadership skills effectively;

·         interact effectively in group situations;

·         be able to manage in culturally diverse environments;

·         have the ability to help others develop their skills;

·         possess the capacity to resolve conflict effectively; and

·         be able to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing.