MBA Careers & Placement Office

Welcome to MBA Careers & Placement Office, which connects LBS MBA talent and employers (both global and local) and provides avenues for on-campus recruiting as well as networking events.

  • MBA Careers & Placement
  • Full –Time Engagement of MBA graduates
  • MBA Fellowship
  • Recruiters & Employers
  • Alumni Mentoring
  • Executive Coaching
  • Entrepreneurship & Career Development Session
  • Student-Led Activities
  • Internal/International Case Competition
  • MBA Careers/Placement Event
  • Career Assessment Tool

The mission of the Careers & Placement Office (CPO) is to collaborate with organisation to recruit the best talent. At LBS, the CPO team’s job is two-fold: to support our MBA candidates in reaching their career goals every step of the way, and to continually build and nurture our extensive network of employers. Through the school’s close links with industry, students are provided with a practical learning experience that ensures lifelong value to their careers and employers.

GET IN TOUCH

For more information or enquiries, please contact:
Jacinta Anakua//Head, MBA Careers/Placement //janakua@lbs.edu.ng//+234-070-80070528

Ego Ejiofor//MBA Careers Services Administrator //eejiofor@lbs.edu.ng//+234-907-040-0308


Graduates from our full time MBA programmes are equipped with sound knowledge and tools to solve problems, create and take advantage of opportunities; thereby adding real value across business functions. In addition to high ethical standards, they have an average of five years’ work experience cutting across diverse industries.

The full-time MBA classes are made up of individuals whose previous work experiences cut across diverse industries as well as functions. Each member of both classes has an average of 5 years of work experience.

Our MBA candidates/graduates have been contributing to making a significant impact on the organisations that they work for both within and outside the country. We believe you will find these individuals, who have gained new knowledge and skills on the rigorous MBA programme, of high value to your organisation.

The MBA Fellowship is an important part of the learning experience on the LBS MBA. Beyond full-time job placements, we partner with organisations to secure a 3-month capacity building fellowship for our MBA programme.

LBS MBA fellows are “mini consultants”, available to solve any thorny challenge in any job function within three months as projects.

Every fellowship experience is expected to be unique and tailored to meet the needs of the company and of the fellow.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the corporate fellowship are two-fold. It enables the student to learn about a new industry or company and apply knowledge and skills acquired on the first year of the MBA Programme. The fellowship also provides an opportunity for the company to evaluate possible new hires and assess their fit in the organisation. The fellows act as consultants and contribute to the solution of business problems in organisations that would otherwise require more time and/or personnel.

EVALUATION
The Fellowship is a compulsory part of the MBA Programme. As such it is evaluated like any other course. To this end, a Project Supervisor (a member of the LBS faculty) is assigned to each student. The supervisor liaises with the organisation (through the fellow’s manager) to obtain a report on the fellow and an evaluation of his/her work at the end of the fellowship programme.

DATE/DURATION
The corporate fellowship programme is usually scheduled for July to September of every year (12 weeks). This year’s programme is slated for July 6th – September 25th, 2020.

PROJECTS
The fellow would work on a specific project during the period. The project is initiated by the participating organisation and should be clearly defined beforehand. The fellow should be told at the beginning of the fellowship expected tasks to be performed and expected objectives to be achieved during the period.
Note: Candidates are free to choose projects of their interest (since the intended fellow is at liberty to map out his/her own career path) and as such may decline an offer of fellowship. However, in such an instance, the LBS MBA Careers & Placement Office would do its best to provide alternatives to the organisation.

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP
Fellowships outside Nigeria are also possible. Students who wish to gain international experience accept to work on projects in locations outside the country. It is advised that organisations offering international fellowships provide accommodation to reduce the settle-in time of the fellow.

OTHER INFORMATION
1. The fellow should contribute to the solution of a business problem or undertake the study of a relevant issue for the organisation.
2. We expect that assigned fellow(s) are treated fairly and with respect.
3. The project should be clearly defined beforehand. The fellow should receive a briefing, at the inception of the fellowship, on the tasks he/she is expected to perform and the objectives he/she should achieve during the period.
4. A Project supervisor (a member of the LBS faculty) will be assigned to each student. The supervisor will liaise with your organisation (through the fellow’s manager) to obtain a progress report on the fellow and an evaluation of his/her work at end of the fellowship
5. The Project Supervisor will contact the Manager for an evaluation of the quality of the fellow’s contributions and grades will be given.
6. Where convenient, we request that the fellow is obliged as much as possible to interact with other departments and staff in a way that will still be relevant to the programme/project.
7. It will also be valuable to the fellow if he/she can be mentored by top-level managers through informal gatherings or more structured meetings.
8. To ensure that the fellow is adding value to your organisation, we suggest that you provide him/her the opportunity to offer feedback on the experience for future planning.

WORK FUNCTIONS FOR FELLOWS
The following are by no means exhaustive. They reflect the possibilities that could take place with an MBA fellow and areas in which some of our students have worked before.

Marketing
a. Feasibility study and action plan for the launch of a new product
b. Analysis of a company’s strategic positioning within different market segments
c. Market study on an industrial sector to identify growth opportunities

Sales
a. Design and implementation of a nationwide distribution and sales network for a consumer goods product
b. Definition of positioning strategy and re-design of the sales process

Supply Chain Management
a. Procurement and supply contract review aimed at making significant savings. Review Categories: Telephone; courier services; catering services and any other category where money is being lost and impacts on company’s goals.
b. Total supply chain review – haulage, warehousing, inventory management with a view to identifying wastes and cost savings.
c. Design of an e-learning strategy to enhance companywide professional development

General Management
a. Development of a methodology to supervise the implementation of company strategy at division level
b. Feasibility study on the relocation of several production facilities to low-cost areas.

Finance & Accounting
a. Designing an effective control system
b. Review and research of companies as potential investment
c. Financial Advisory Services

Technology & Operations
a. Development of a new manufacturing planning process to meet customer demand with half the workforce and optimizing production
b. Analysis of the supply chain and design of a new inventory policy

Human Resources
a. Communication Audit
b. Employee Climate Survey

Strategy
a. A strategic analysis of an industry
b. Review of the company’s position within the industry
c. Identification of strategic options open to the company
d. Competitor analysis
e. New product development: identification and development of new product ideas

(You may send an email to janakua@lbs.edu.ng as early to request for a fellow to work in any business unit in your organisation.)

Lagos Business School is the model institution to meet your hiring needs. Our students and alumni cut across diverse cultures and experience, trained to add great value to organisations both within and outside the country. Businesses worldwide need leaders and managers who can find ground-breaking ways to create value. Our programme attracts independent thinkers who immediately add value to the organisations that hire them.
Our industry partners are a vital constituent of our success. We have developed relationships with the world’s leading companies, seasoned entrepreneurs, and local businesses in the community. We cultivate accomplishment through meaningful relationships that are mutually valuable to both the student and the organisation.

Why recruit at LBS?

In a nutshell, our students benefit from:
• Alumni mentoring programme
• Executive coaching
• Entrepreneurship and Career development programme
• Experiential learning through project work
• Global Business Experiences
• Outstanding teaching by faculty through business research

Areas of Collaboration with LBS:
Full –Time Engagement of MBA graduates

Graduates from our full time MBA programmes are equipped with sound knowledge and tools to solve problems, create and take advantage of opportunities; thereby adding real value across business functions. In addition to high ethical standards, they have an average of five years’ work experience cutting across diverse industries.

MBA Fellowship Programme

Formerly known as “MBA Internship”; the MBA Fellowship is an important part of the learning experience on the LBS MBA. Beyond full-time job placements, we partner with organisations to secure a 3-month capacity building fellowship for our MBA programme.

Company Days/Visits
The event is company-sponsored and its main objective is to further acquaint students with the organisation as an employer of choice as well as expose students to career opportunities within the organisation amidst an atmosphere of fun and activity.
Consulting Coaching Sessions via Student-Led Activities

Coaching MBA candidates whose career focus is consulting; educating them about the industry and preparing such students for successful careers.

Career Session Facilitation

Top executives from various organisations often accept to facilitate career development sessions for the MBA candidates as part of their Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility. These 75 minutes sessions usually take the form of company or industry presentations that deliver insight into various career opportunities that exist in organisations as well as develop skills and right attitudes required for success in the work environment.

MBA Talent Forum

Formerly known as ‘Career Fair’, organisations across industries are invited to meet with our full time MBA participants in order to discuss career possibilities.
CEO Series
The “Meet the CEO Series” is an inter cohort engagement with top executives of multinationals to inspire the spirit of entrepreneurship in the MBA participants by giving them the opportunity to meet and interact with successful indigenous entrepreneurs. It also fosters a mentor/protégé relationship.
On/Off Campus Recruitment

The Careers & Placement Office provides Assistance to companies that wish to carry out recruitment procedures within the school premises and off-campus.

Recruiters Feedback Session
Through our bi-annual recruiters’ meeting, we receive feedback from employers and discuss additional areas of collaboration between the school and the various companies.
Sponsorship of Events

Alumni networking events, Africa Business Conference, Breakfast meetings, International Case Competitions, MBA Talent Forum, etc.

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At LBS, the mentoring programme is designed to build a vibrant group of professionals by providing an opportunity for close and career-focused interaction between the MBA participants and experienced and successful Alumni. This relationship aims at providing guidance, pragmatic advice and continuing support that will help the mentees in their learning and career development process.

The alumni mentors are selected based on the following attributes; knowledge, experience and character. The programme comprises of the following phases;

Phase 1: Building Rapport
Here, the mentor and mentee are formally introduced and begin communication.

Phase 2: Setting Objectives
After the communications lines have been opened, both parties discuss the terms and conditions of their mentoring relationship. Here, the objectives, meeting schedule and guiding rules are set and agreed on and then the mentoring agreement form is signed.

Phase 3: Progression
The mentoring relationship at this stage has kicked off in earnest. The mentor and mentee have established a steady relationship and communication are in full swing.

Phase 4: Winding up:
The mentoring programme lasts for 6 months but can be extended based on agreement by both the mentor and mentee. At this stage, both parties have an idea of where the relationship may be headed.

Phase 5: Closing/Moving on:
This stage ends the mentoring programme for the cycle. The relationship can either be retained or closed depending on the values created and their benefits to both parties.


At LBS, Executive Coaching is an inquiry-based approach to personal and professional development that is aimed at creating awareness, generating action, and facilitating learning and growth.

It focuses on improving performance by helping individuals to develop and sustain new perspectives, attitudes, skills and behaviours. The Executive Coaching in LBS is a collaborative relationship between the EMBA, MEMBA, Executive Education and International Coach Federation (ICF) Certified Coaches.

Executive Coaching involves:
• Gathering and giving feedback
• Identifying development opportunities
• Building awareness
• Facilitating solutions by asking powerful questions
• Setting goals and creating action plans
• Facilitating learning
• Supporting and encouraging over the long term
• Monitoring progress and holding others accountable

Executive Coaching does not entail:
• Telling, teaching, or giving advice
• Counselling, therapy, or consulting
• Correcting mistakes
• Managing performance
• Solely focused on fixing problem behaviours
• Mentoring

The benefits of Executive Coaching include:
• Enhancing performance and increased productivity
• Improving morale
• Reducing turnover
• Attracting talent
• Increasing self-esteem and confidence
• Leveraging of talents
• Building new skill sets
• Increasing the likelihood that goals will be reached

LBS partners with top executives from various organisations to facilitate entrepreneurship and career development sessions for the MBA candidates as part of their Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility.

These 75 minutes sessions usually take the form of company or industry presentations that deliver insight into various career opportunities that exist in organisations as well as develop skills and the right attitudes required for success in the work environment.

Student-Led Activities (SLAs) are encouraged in Lagos Business School, in order to enhance networking opportunities among MBA participants within and outside the LBS community with business leaders across the world based on individual’s interests, needs and goals.

It provides platforms for leadership development, function/industry-specific skill development for students, exposure to and partnership with relevant industry experts through activities of the club

List of SLAs at LBS:

Africa Business Club
The Africa Business Club is a platform dedicated to increasing awareness within the LBS community of business opportunities in Africa. ABC’s purpose is to create the knowledge of African business and cultures; promote the discussion of political, social and economic issues in Africa. It promotes an understanding of Africa at Lagos Business School.

Consulting Club
Consulting Club educates MBA participants about the consulting industry and prepares them for careers in the industry. The club supplies a range of services and information throughout the year in a variety of forms so that our students can be suitably prepared when it comes to applying for consulting jobs.

The mission of the club is to create and maintain a strong and lasting relationship with consulting firms, in order to assist LBS MBA participants in exploring careers in consulting and to help them successfully prepare for the recruiting process.
The goal of the club is to; assist LBS MBA participants in preparing for consulting job interviews; organise events on and off-campus in coordination with consulting firms; provide insightful information about the consulting industry.

Data Analytics Club
The Data Analytics Club seeks to enhance student’s understanding of the role analytics plays in business leaders’ enterprises and the challenges their industries face. Members will participate in forums with business leaders, hone programming and design skills.

The Data Analytics Club’s (DAC) mission is to focus on career development and help equip students with the right skills and tools that will enable them to apply relevant analytics-driven business solutions. Students will gain hands-on experience in business analytics through, discussion, events, programme simulations, and guest speakers.

Energy Club
The LBS Energy Club is an avenue for discussion and networking on energy and environment-related issues for all the LBS community. The energy club is intended to be the centre for connecting MBA students to the energy and environment industry. The club also aims to support student and alumni entrepreneurs in energy tech and energy trading. The mission of the club is to provide members with meaningful insights and the skills required to work in the industry. The club educates members and facilitates engagement in all facets of the energy and environment industry.

The main goal of the club is to support MBA students by connecting them with the main players within the industry; build strong and lasting relationships with industry leaders in order to provide members with very useful understanding and opportunities within the industry.

Entrepreneurship Club
The Entrepreneurship Club aims to provide a channel by which students can access entrepreneurial resources, network with top-level entrepreneurs, and share ideas. The club is dedicated to furthering understanding about new and small businesses. E-Club provides exposure to mentorship and networking opportunities with outside business owners. Events include; CEO Series, Consulting Services to SMEs, Networking with fellow entrepreneurs and investors

Finance & Investment Club
The F&1 Club provides its members with an avenue to explore and learn about various aspects of the financial world. The vision of the club is to provide superior value to MBA participants with finance passions and exceed expectations. The mission is to help MBA students learn more about finance, bring regional financial executives to campus, and help its members build their industry network. It is also a platform to get investors to finance school activities like international case competitions, CEO Series, etc.
Club events include Industry knowledge-sharing sessions, executive talks and business school competitions.

Global Leadership Club
The Global Leadership Club is organised by MBA programme participants at LBS is aimed at bringing renowned global leaders such as CEOs of international corporations, prominent business leaders and world leaders to interact with students on the LBS MBA programme.

We believe that the business leaders who have built businesses, led global conglomerates and had a considerable impact on the lives of people, will have a great information to share that will enrich the lives of participants on the MBA programme.
The club aims at inviting the highest achievers in business and entrepreneurship from around the world to address MBA participants at LBS. We believe we can learn most from those who have made a difference.

Tech & Media Club
The Technology & Media Club aims to foster a collaborative learning environment among our peers interested in technology and to support the professional development and success of LBS MBA students targeting the technology, telecom, media, and entertainment industries. Part of the activities includes; organising sessions, workshops, creating an online forum for students to informally share their experiences on the MBA programme, in order to expand the club’s networks and get the latest insights from industry practitioners.

Toastmasters Club
Toastmasters offer MBA participants the opportunity to improve their listening, thinking and speaking skills. With Toastmasters, you can break barriers. Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, the organisation’s membership exceeds 358,000 in more than 16,800 clubs in 143 countries.
Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. The mission of the club is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. The core values of Toastmasters are: Integrity; Respect; Service; Excellence

Women in Leadership Club
WIL is a club which aims to create more opportunities for women to become stronger leaders and future role models. It educates women on balancing career and the home. It is aimed at promoting awareness of gender diversity issues in the business world, across the LBS community, and beyond.
Women in Leadership provides a platform for dialogue and networking for anyone promoting gender diversity within the business community.


Our internal case competitions are designed to provide the MBA participants across all the cohorts with the opportunity to compete internally and get well prepared for international case competitions. The Case Competition is a great opportunity for them to gain insight into the competitive environment.

The objective of the competition is to:
1. Create awareness about Management Consulting as a profession
2. Enable participants to develop fundamental consulting
3. Strengthen the analytical and problem-solving skills of the participants

There have been robust discussions on the implications of technology for the future of work, the advent of artificial intelligence in the workforce, and its impact on several job functions.

These conversations predate the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, but current trends are accelerating the pace at which organisations must adapt to the new normal. Organisations must begin to rethink their strategy and must be agile enough to adjust to disruption. These changes hover around the skills required for future jobs and the quality of those skills.

As the workplace evolves rapidly, HR professionals and employers need to rethink employee planning, performance, management, and experience plan of action. The message is clear: the future of work is not pre-established, it is up to us to shape it and the time to act is NOW.

Please join Lagos Business School Faculty, MBA candidate, and notable industry experts in different management functions, as they unpack the topic and provide a roadmap for navigating the future.

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020

Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm WAT

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/LBS-FutureofWork

We look forward to an engaging conversation.

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