Fifty-one corps members were equipped with skills that would prepare them for a career in management at this year’s edition of the Venture in Management Programme (ViMP).
ViMP, a yearly event organised by Lagos Business School and Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN), is a one-week intensive session designed to introduce select corps members to the responsibilities, opportunities and demands of a career in management. As such, the programme includes stimulating classroom meetings and case studies, culminating in a strategy workshop during which participants present solutions to real-world business scenarios.
Guest speakers at this year’s edition of the programme included: Oare Ehiemua, Capital Alliance Nigeria Limited; Tayo Leigh, Managing Director, Shortlist Nigeria and Lanre Ojutalayo, former ViMP President. They gave participants talks on financial and career planning; while the latter were in turn presented with CSR and networking opportunities.
“This edition of ViMP featured young and talented people, ambitious and eager to learn,” observed Dr Uchenna Uzo, MBA Director. “They aim to be mentored, not just to take the MBA programme at LBS, but also to become successful and known in the industry for doing big things. I would say that by and large, it’s been a wonderful experience for the participants and also for us at LBS partnering with JAN to organise this programme.”