On Friday, 23rd March, Lagos Business School opened its doors to young professionals, some of whom have applied to the school’s MBA programmes and others who are still considering the possibility. The MBA prospects were treated to an experiential session where their questions on the School’s MBA programmes were answered in various formats including a live class sit in with current participants and a campus tour.
One of the prospects, Menuwe Osakwe, a 25-year-old Chemical Engineer is certain of sending in his application for a full-time MBA programme as he believes it offers relevant content needed to complement his foreign degree. Having progressed from a graduate trainee to middle management roles, Menuwe is aware that his technical skills will no longer be adequate and the LBS MBA will equip him with skills in accounting, strategy with human capital management among others.
Febisola Olanipekun is another MBA prospect who is in between a career switch and in need of a MBA that will help her build a large network and also understand the Nigerian economy. She will be joining the MBA because she believes that to conquer the world, she has to start from her immediate environment.
Like Menuwe and Febisola, here are five reasons you should strongly consider getting an MBA at Lagos Business School:
1. LBS’s full time and executive MBAs were recently recognised by CEO Magazine as Tier One programmes and were featured on the magazine’s Global MBA rankings. LBS is the 1st and only school in Africa to be recognised by the magazine, making it a business school of choice in the continent and beyond. Additionally, our Customised Executive Education has ranked number 2 on the Financial Times of London ranking table for two years in a row.
2. LBS’ MBA provides its participants the opportunity to meet and interact on a global level through its international exchange programmes. This is facilitated by the Global Network of Advanced Management (GNAM), a network of 32 leading business schools including LBS. We are also in collaboration with IESE Business School, Spain; Yale School of Management; and many others.
3. LBS full-time MBA, Executive MBA and Modular Executive MBA students have gone to higher level employment in some of the biggest organisations in Nigeria and globally. Statistics show that 83 percent of our MBA graduates and 72 percent of our EMBA and MEMBA graduates have been employed in higher level jobs upon completion of the programmes. Some of our MBA destinations include DOW Chemicals, Exxon Mobil, IBM, KPMG, Dangote Group, Coca Cola, McKinsey & Company among others.
4. All our programme curricula are designed to provide an all-inclusive understanding of doing business in emerging economies with a special focus on Nigeria and Africa. Taught by globally renowned faculty members, our MBA courses are aligned with ever-changing business and management trends and have been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the leading authorities on postgraduate business education.
5. International and local participants on the MBA, EMBA and MEMBA programmes with proven financial need can seek a scholarship.