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Senior Management Programme




The main aim of the SMP is to help build your personal skills in order to enable you to achieve an immediate and measurable improvement in contributing to your organisation. Accordingly, you will receive good basic grounding in the main management disciplines and above all do a lot of work in building up your personal skills. As an executive, the SMP will increase and enhance your strategic thinking capabilities.

The case study method is a major learning tool used in the programme. Role-play and simulation games are adapted to help you revolutionise your thinking and position you strategically to make vital decisions that will enhance and quicken the growth of your organisation.

You will learn from our expert faculty, and will also gain valuable experience by working with colleagues on the challenges they face in their businesses. The programme is a fine blend of executives from various sectors of the economy. This networking opportunity enriches the programme and greatly enhances learning and team spirit.

The SMP is an immersive, transformative six-week program, spread over 6 months, that guides senior leaders in honing their leadership and strategic capabilities. The result is an optimal learning environment, with a diverse participant cohort for better peer learning, and a global, lifelong network of trusted peers.



The SMP will equip participants to: 

• Achieve an integrated view of the organisation in line with the local and the international market economy.

• Analyse economic risk.

• Confirm and broaden technical competence at managerial level.

• Develop ethical competence at work and home.

• Build interpersonal skills, hone emotional intelligence and increase teaming capabilities.

• Prepare for future top leadership roles in their organisations

• Through all these, enable the achievement of corporate (and personal) goals.


The SMP is for functional managers with seven or more years cognate experience, and managing a team such as:

• Functional Senior Managers

• Regional Managers

• Unit Heads

• Assistant General Managers



  • Click here  to fill the online application form or make a request to 
  • A completed application form should be sent electronically
  • All applications undergo a thorough screening process prior to confirmation of admission
  • The Programme Manager will get in touch with you as soon as you have been given admission.


This programme is structured in a Modular format and is delivered within 6 months. One intensive week per month. The stipulated dates are as follows:

LocationProgramme SchedulePeriod
LagosSMP 67February 19 - July 20, 2018
Port HarcourtSMP68August 13 - January 25, 2019
GhanaSMP 69 April 9  - September 7, 2018
AbujaSMP 70 June 25 - November 25, 2018
LagosSMP 71 July 23 - December 14, 2018
LagosSMP 72 September 3, 2018 – February 15, 2019


Participants will be required to visit a Nigerian company during one of the modules to get first-hand experience and best sustainability practices. This trip is a part of the sustainability course in conjunction with the First Bank Sustainability Centre.


Programme fees are N2,375,500 (two million, three hundred and seventy-five thousand, five hundred naira), N 2,575,000 (two million, five hundred and seventy-five thousand naira) and N 2,675,500 (two million six hundred and seventy-five thousand naira) for Lagos, Port-Harcourt and Abuja respectively. An initial deposit of 70% of programme fee is required to secure a place once admission is offered. The balance payment is made before the end of the month of the second module.


This is a day set aside for participants to show appreciation and love to family members. Participants are expected to come around with spouses and children and there will be family bonding activities along with a pre-recorded two-minute video from participants to loved ones.

For further enquiries, please send an email to or call Efosa Ajorgbor on 07019900758; Ben Eliezer on 08086726686; Vivian Akere on 07086095194 or Arinze Maduekwe on 07080070552.