Lagos Business School’s Young Talents Programme(YTP) has been recognised by the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) as one of the 30 innovations that will be showcased under the Innovations that Inspire Initiative at the 2018 International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM 2018) this month.
The AACSB is the world’s largest business education alliance that connects educators, students, and business to achieve the common goal of creating the next generation of great leaders
LBS’ Young Talents Programme was submitted under the category ‘Cultivating the Business School Leadership Pipeline’ highlighting how business schools are applying the practices of leadership development to coach the current and future leaders in academia to think more strategically across the academic enterprise.
“The biggest risk to business schools is not the rapid pace of change. It is in failing to prepare the next generation of business leaders to cope with that change,” said Thomas R. Robinson, president and CEO of AACSB. “Through its best-in-class leadership development programme,Young Talents Programme, Lagos Business School is ensuring that the business leaders of tomorrow will be ready for whatever lies ahead.”
The recognition means that LBS is among the 30 global institutions who are defining what it means to lead in the face of uncertainty and cultivating that winning skillset in the next generation of business leaders.
In his response to the achievement, LBS MBA Director, Dr Uchenna Uzo said, “I am more than delighted to see that our Young Talents Programme has attracted this level of recognition for achieving the purpose for which it was created. We aim to continually engage young potentials by setting them on the path of leadership”.
YTP is a one-day programme that exposes talented university undergraduates to a world-class institution and establishes a relationship with them after graduation. It is one of the ways LBS is transforming the face of business education in Africa.