For participants in LBS’ Modular Executive MBA programme (MEMBA 1), their recent study trip to Nanyang Technology University, Singapore was an eye-opener to best business practices and values in Asia.
The line-up of activities during the five-day programme tagged ‘Doing Business in Asia’ included case studies built on local and international models, highly interactive sessions with the university community, as well as a business forum with government agencies, financial institutions and other key economic sectors.
“I’m happy to have been part of the team that partook in the ‘Doing Business in Asia’ programme,” said Jumai Judith Oduoza, Chief Operating Officer, BOP Integrated Services. “Not only did it expose us to what is obtainable in other tertiary institutions, but the exposure to Nanyang Technological University is a reflection of the region’s culture…and core values.”
Her sentiments are not exclusive. Ekuerhare Theophilus Ogaga, Manager, Customer Service Operations, Vodacom, who is passionate about the commonalities between business as practised in the Eastern and Western parts of the world, said the same: “The experience is highly recommendable for any business executive.”
For MBA Director, Dr Uchenna Uzo, the MEMBA students’ immersion in what it takes to do business in Asia is the major ‘take home’ from the trip. “As we speak, business deals have been struck and some participants have even gone back to Singapore to exploit opportunities and vice versa,” he disclosed.
Going forward, the study trip will involve full participation by MEMBA students from Nanyang, making the experience more impactful and richer.