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Mission, Objectives and Outcomes
MEMBA Mission

The LBS Modular Executive Masters in Business Administration (MEMBA) program is designed to provide senior managers with a blended approach to learning the principles of management in order to strengthen their managerial and leadership competencies. The program has been designed in a blended fashion to stimulate the ability of managers to implement innovative management ideas in the workplace​.

The primary goal of the program is to enhance the quality of business leadership in the African continent. The African business environment has long suffered a dearth of qualified managers who can provide strategic direction for the growth of national economies. The MEMBA program has been designed to fill this gap through the exposure of senior managers and executives to new business thinking and models that will propel businesses in a new trajectory and contribute to the economic growth of national economies.


An integrated view of functional areas of business

As globalization and competition of businesses increase in Africa, , it is important for our graduates to have a big picture of the business beyond their functional areas of managerial competence.  This will help our graduates see the interconnectedness of various functional areas of business. Graduates will have a well-rounded knowledge of the main business disciplines, embodying an understanding of their theoretical foundations, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to actual problems.

Data Driven Approach to Organizational problem solving

Graduates are expected to exhibit problem solving capacities through, innovative and critical connections among diverse fields of study. They expected to develop the capacity to perceive relevant business problems and situations that have broader implications for businesses. This encompassing new perspective should be based on concrete data relevant to the operation of the business taking into cognizance internal and external factors.


Decision making based on analytical competence

Graduates should have developed the capacity to apply relevant tools of economic, financial and quantitative analysis. Business decisions should be based on good analysis that ensures the economic viability and sustainability of the firm. This is a critical skill for our graduates because running a business is always about making decisions that will affect the bottom-line of the organization.


A blend of global and local perspectives to business

Graduates should have a global and local perspective, based on an understanding of both the domestic and global environments of the organization and an acquaintance with current African and global best practices.


Ethical standards

Graduates should have internalized high standards of professional ethics. They should see the management profession as an opportunity of service to society and to the other members of the organisations in which they work. 



MEMBA Graduates will demonstrate excellence in the following:


An integrated view of functional areas of business

Objective 1: Students gain self-awareness in their roles as leaders and leaders of people in the organization.

​Objective 2: Students value diverse perspectives and skill sets, and work collaboratively in a variety of contexts and situations.


Data Driven Approach to Organizational Problem Solving

Objective 1: Students employ a deep understanding and knowledge of organization as bedrock for proffering winning solutions.

Objective 2: Students make decisions that shape comprehensive responses to business challenges and opportunities.


Decision making based on analytical competence

Objective 1: Students investigate innovation in contemporary practices and intellectual traditions.

Objective 2: Students make competent and sound business decisions in order to create and sustain economic well being of an organization.


A blend of global and local perspectives to business

Objective 1: Students combine their new knowledge, extensive experiences and experiential projects to address organizational challenges taking cognizance of local relevance and international perspectives.

Objective 2: Students act on opportunities in the complex and changing global environment.


Ethical standards

Objective 1: Students make competent and ethical decisions in order to create and sustain economic, social and environmental value.



Additional Behavioral Skills

·         Have well-developed work habits;

·         have the ability to utilize leadership skills effectively;

·         interact effectively in group situations;

·         be able to manage in culturally diverse environments;

·         have the ability to help others develop their skills;

·         possess the capacity to resolve conflict effectively; and

·         be able to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing.​