Sunday, 20 September 2015

AACSB ACCREDITS LAGOS BUSINESS SCHOOL

David Cameron, British Prime Minister, speaking in Lagos Business School
Information reaching the newsroom of Tectono Business Review has it that the Association to Advance the Collegiate School of Business’ (AACSB) has accredited the Lagos Business School (LBS) in recognition of the quality of its faculty, challenging curriculum and educational and career opportunities.

The Communications Officer of LBS, Mr. Francis Jakpor, in a statement made available to us, stated that sound knowledge, the right attitude and a solid network were responsible for the feat recorded by the school and its alumni over the years. A few years ago, the school featured in the Financial Times of London’s ‘open enrolment education’ category in a list to guide prospective students’ choices to top business schools.

Mr. Jakpor, in his speech on the accreditation, said: “Since 1991 when LBS started as a small institution offering management education in Lagos, it has consistently resonated with a mix of top executives and upwardly-mobile young professionals interested in gaining useful management acumen.  The reason for this pull is the school’s prestige and high ethical standards.

“Participants in LBS’ programmes stand out because of its focus on providing sound knowledge that equips them to succeed in Africa and beyond. The school employs the services of world-class local and international faculty to facilitate its MBA and Executive Education programmes. These academics are often times expert sources for financial and business intelligence and thought leaders, whose research works are published in international journals of repute.”

According to Mr. Jakpor, an erstwhile MBA student, Adebayo Alonge, emerged as one of the finalists in the maiden Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, last year. That was a flagship programme of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

He added: “In the same year, Onyanta Adama, another MBA student, made the shortlist for the FT MBA Challenge with UK charity World Child Cancer. She joined five other students from Lagos and abroad to draft a plan on how Ghana could treat childhood cancer in a self-sustainable manner. Earlier this year, Paul Orajiaka (AMP 20) revamped a rundown school in Ikorodu, Lagos. He assured that the project was the first in a long line of CSR initiatives that would cut across the six geopolitical zones of the country in months to come. This was preceded by his interview with Forbes magazine for starting and making a success story out of his doll manufacturing company, Auldon Limited, with a start-up capital of $30.”