International businesses that set up shops in Africa have at least one need in common with local entrepreneurs on the continent. They need clever business minds, with a good education. Where can one find these young talents?
Africa.com compiled the list of well-reputed business schools and universities, following a clear need among businesses and investors from abroad. Among the leading business schools is Lagos Business School in Nigeria, established in 1991. Africa.com describes this as an institution with “a solid reputation based on the quality of its learning, its ability to recruit high-quality staff and students, and create valuable international partnerships. It should come as no surprise then that the institution is regarded as the leading business school in West Africa, having been ranked among the best in the world by the Financial Times for the tenth year in a row since 2007.”
The list continues with the Gordon Institute of Business Science in South Africa, that offers open programmes for individuals and custom programmes for organisations, with courses such as internationally accredited MBA programmes, Doctorate in Business Administration, Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration, and a wide range of executive and academic courses. The American University in Cairo School of Business (Egypt) “has built a reputation for teaching executive programmes and entrepreneurship, particularly in the technology sector.”
Other institutions that are described are The University of Dar es Salaam Business School (Tanzania), Makerere University Business School (Uganda), Wits Business School (South Africa), the University of Ghana Business School (Ghana), the HEM Business School (Morocco), the Strathmore Business School and the United States International University-Africa Business School (both in Kenya).
Further reading on Africa.com
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