Lagos Business School has restructured its full-time MBA programme in its quest to develop managers with globally competitive skills that will prepare them for an increasingly complex business environment.
With the new structure, applicants will be required to have a minimum of three years’ post-qualification work experience, rather than one. The duration of the programme has likewise been reduced to 18 months as against 21 (including a 3-month internship); while participants can now embark on international exchange programmes for elective courses.
Commenting on the restructuring, LBS Dean, Dr Enase Okonedo, noted that “the demand for management education in Africa will increase astronomically in the next two decades. LBS is poised to tap into this upsurge. Even though our graduates regularly receive favourable reviews, we strive for continuous improvement in providing the quality management education expected from our institution.”
The updated MBA curriculum, effective from September 2015, will improve LBS’ competitive edge among global and regional business schools. It will prepare Africa’s best minds for promising careers with local and multinational companies expanding their operations in emerging markets such as Nigeria, and equip them with an entrepreneurial mindset to make an impact in industry.
The business environment is more complex now and managers require new skill sets for agile and nimble thinking, not just in Nigeria but throughout Africa and around the world.
“The new set of participants in the MBA programme will have a strong foundation based on their real-life experiences, quipped the MBA Director, Uchenna Uzo. “This will give them a firm basis upon which to apply sophisticated lessons and challenge their classmates and professors in the process, for the mutual benefit of all involved.”