Business in Nigeria is becoming increasingly complex, resulting in new
company organisational structures requiring managers who can identify,
analyse, and find appropriate solutions to day-to-day problems. At the
same time, Nigerian markets and indeed many African markets are becoming
more and more competitive and a greater emphasis on leadership and
teamwork in implementing company strategy is needed.
The main aim
of the SMP is to build the personal skills of participants in order to
enable them achieve an immediate and measurable improvement in their
contribution to their organisations.
receive good basic grounding in the main management disciplines and
above all do a lot of work in building up their personal skills. The SMP
increases the effectiveness of executives and enhances their strategic
To achieve this broad objective, the
programme covers seventeen core management areas. There are
also elective courses to choose from.
Around the world, the
case-study method has been found to be the best way of simulating real
management situations. Although only a partial substitute for
experience, the case-study method fosters a learning process similar to
that provided by well-analysed experience. The SMP cases provide an
exciting and absorbing manner of learning. Over 120 cases, backed by
lectures, discussions and simulation exercises provide a well-rounded
educational experience. Business games have also been introduced to
increase team effectiveness.
Dates for 2014/2015
First Run: 18 February - 13 June
Second Run: 3 June - 26 September
Third Run: 6 August - 28 November
Fourth Run: 10 November 2014 - 18 April 2015 (Modular)