Faculty & Research

Management Scholars Academy

The MSA is a two-year structured research mentoring internship and paid employment program designed to engage young, talented and academically focused individuals as research assistants under the tutelage of designated faculty members who in return train, mentor and support the admission of research assistants into fully funded PhD programs overseas.

Ultimately, the goal of this program is to create a channel for generating high quality PhD holders with interest in joining LBS in future either as full time faculty, adjunct faculty or as resource persons.

  • Role of Research Assistants

    Research assistants shall assist designated faculty with the:

    • Development of conceptual literature that are publishable in decent academic and professional journals of top international quality and repute
    • Formulation, design and building of positivistic or phenomenological – driven conceptual models that are publishable in high quality international journals of repute.
    • Identification and review of theories or epistemologies as well as make a case for the use of specific theories or epistemologies.
    • Identification of appropriate research methodologies, methods and research designs. They shall make a case for their appropriateness.
    • Identification of appropriate data analytical methods as well as support the collection of data from the field
    • Writing-up of findings for research projects
    • Development of business cases, teaching and technical notes

     

    Beyond these activities, research assistants are encouraged to:

    • Write very good PhD proposals
    • Achieve a 90th percentile in GRE or GMAT, especially in the quantitative section of their exam
    • Achieve a minimum of 8.0 in ELTS
    • Redesign or refine CV in line with international standards
    • Have published articles with designated faculty as first or contributing authors
  • Post MSA: Current Overseas PhD Students

    MSA RAs who are currently pursuing their PhD programs overseas will be invited to LBS to spend time on our campus as visiting doctoral scholars. The benefits of this visit include:

    1-Use of LBS as venue for data collection and analysis
    2-Opportunity to present preliminary findings of PhD studies to scholars and practitioners either in the form of a professional or academic seminar and receive valuable feedback.

  • Post MSA: PhD Holders

    MSA RAs who undertake and successfully complete their PhD programs overseas will have the following benefits:

    1-Appointment as future faculty; or
    2-Appointment as an adjunct faculty
    3-Lifetime relationship with LBS

  • Joining MSA

    Required academic qualifications

    The MSA is open to young talents with any of the following qualifications:

    • First class & distinction graded masters in any discipline. Publications will be of high advantage
    • First class & PhD graded masters in any discipline. Publications will be of high advantage
    • 2:1 & distinction graded masters in any discipline. Publications will be of high advantage
    • First class in any discipline. Publications will be of high advantage
    • Participation in LBS Young Talents Programme
  • Past MSA RAs: Where are They Now?

    Eniola Adegbele
    Phd. Candidate, Marketing
    University of Leeds U.K
    Ijeoma Ugwuanyi
    Ph.D. Student, Entrepreneurship
    City University of Hong-Kong
    Esther Anwuzia
    Ph.D. Student, Educational Psychology
    University of Cambridge (UK)
    Oyinkansola Ige
    Ph.D. Student, Management
    University of Bath (UK)
    Obinna Chinewubeze
    Ph.D. Student, Essec Business School
    France
    Godbless Akaighe
    Ph.D. Student, Management
    University of Sheffield (UK)
    Korede Ajogbeje
    Ph.D Student, Economics
    Southern Illinois University (USA)
    David Ehira
    Integrative Data
    University of Westminster (UK)
    Awele Achi
    PhD Student, Strategy and Marketing
    Open University Business School (UK)
    Olamide Shittu
    PhD Student, Sustainability
    Swinburne University of Technology

Steering committee

Uchenna Uzo
MBA Director
Kemi ​Ogunyemi
Director CRLE
Chukwunonye​ ​Emenalo
Tayo Otubanjo

Current Research Assistants

Raymond Onuoha
MSc Petroleum Engineering (Benin)
Distinction
Ese Orighoyegha
MA International Business Management (Middlesex)
Distinction
Kabiru Oyetunde
MSc. Industrial Relations and Personnel Management (Lagos)
Distinction
Chika Ezeugwu
BSc. Applied Psychology (Akungba)
Jimoh Fatoki
MSc. Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (Ibadan)
Distinction
Susan Abumere
MSc. Economics (Afe Babalola)
Distinction
Ifeanyi Nweke
BSc. Business Administration (Lagos)
Distinction
Ibrahim Orekoya
BSc. Business Administration (Babcock)
Distinction
Oserere Eigbe
MSc. Information Science (Ibadan)
Distinction
Adedeji Adewusi
MSc. Sociology of Development (Ibadan)
Raymond Onuoha
MSc Petroleum Engineering (Benin)
Distinction
Ese Orighoyegha
MA International Business Management (Middlesex)
Distinction
Kabiru Oyetunde
MSc. Industrial Relations and Personnel Management (Lagos)
Distinction
Chika Ezeugwu
BSc. Applied Psychology (Akungba)
Jimoh Fatoki
MSc. Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (Ibadan)
Distinction
Susan Abumere
MSc. Economics (Afe Babalola)
Distinction
Ifeanyi Nweke
BSc. Business Administration (Lagos)
Distinction
Ibrahim Orekoya
BSc. Business Administration (Babcock)
Distinction
Oserere Eigbe
MSc. Information Science (Ibadan)
Distinction
Adedeji Adewusi
MSc. Sociology of Development (Ibadan)