Professor Enase Okonedo

Professor Enase Okonedo was appointed Dean of Lagos Business School (LBS) in 2009. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) with an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona and a Doctorate in Business Administration from International School of Management (ISM), Paris.

I welcome you to Lagos Business School (LBS), a leading business school in Africa with an ultimate vision to be widely recognised as the world’s top business school operating out of Africa.

Over the past 28 years, we have provided high potential professionals with a general management education with an emphasis on professional ethics and service to the community through the practice of management.

Our high standards have ensured a sustained ranking on the list of top global business schools for 13 consecutive years by Financial Times of London, making us the first institution in West Africa to achieve this feat. In June 2019, our custom executive programmes were ranked among the top 50 in the world. Lagos Business School is the first and only school in Africa to feature on CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Ranking. Our top-ranking MBA and Executive MBA programmes have been recognised by the Magazine as tier one programmes for two years in a row.

At LBS, we offer top quality education in the form of MBA programmes, executive programmes, short courses and customised programmes that deliver the business, managerial and leadership knowledge that is crucial to succeeding in Africa. The quality of our offerings is substantiated by our accreditations by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; synonymous with the highest standard of excellence since 1916, providing quality assurance and business education intelligence to business schools globally. Lagos Business School is also accredited by AMBA – the Association of MBAs, a global standard for MBA, DBA and Master’s degrees.

We are advocates of collaboration and thus have established partnerships with leading business schools across the globe which allow broader exposure for our students through exchange programmes with these schools. Lagos Business School is a member of the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) which includes 32 leading business schools from different countries. Through GNAM, we host international MBA participants who seek to have a deeper understanding of business management in Africa on one-week experiential learning programmes.

LBS is a member of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) as well as the Global Business School Network, (GBSN) a network which improves access to quality management education; as a result, receives support through capacity building and quality improvement of programmes for faculty.

Located in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and largest economy, Lagos Business School is in its economic capital, Lagos state. LBS is not just academic; we are a vibrant community that engages in social activities, life outside the campus is safe and interesting.

With an alumni community that is over 6,000 members strong, I am proud of the LBS tribe and the stakeholders across multiple levels who contribute their talents and resources to ensure Lagos Business School remains a world-class institution.

Professor Enase Okonedo