By Joseph Kobla Wemakorfirstname.lastname@example.org
The Nobel International Business School (NIBS) in Accra has launched a new executive master program designed and customized to prepare business leaders and professionals for an internationally accredited Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree program in affiliation with the Swiss Business School (SBS), Zurich, Switzerland.
The program is sharpened with tools intended to help students deal with the emerging market focus to be able to reach the very top of their career in VUCA environments management as well as develop students to be innovative and skillful throughout their careers.
Addressing the media in Accra, Professor Kwaku Atuahene-Gima, the President and Executive Dean of NIBS said “the new executive MBA program is the first of its kind in the world to be introduced by NIBS uniquely designed with discovery learning approach style of teaching intended to transform the way students see things, inculcate the desire in them to be challenged, to explore new ideas and experiment to deliver new customer value. It also seeks to help students develop an exponential mindset and perspectives that go beyond traditional knowledge offered in ordinary EMBA’s.”
Prof. Atuahene-Gima emphasized the need for the program to fly owing to the fact that the school has strong international network presence and affiliations with top notch Universities in the world as well as a well-planned and coordinated program structured to be delivered by professors and experienced business leaders.
The program comes in 8 modules is expected to be completed over 16 months period; one module completed every two months on weekends with modules to be delivered in Ghana and Dubai plus in one optional emerging market Rwanda, South Africa or Malaysia.
It offers project based learning which involves learning by working on hands-on, real time consulting projects, case studies and on-field studies solving real business issues.
One of the major benefits students stands to gain is the opportunity to experience business creation project to help them understand how to perform research and use data powerfully to develop viable new business.
According to Dr. Hod Anyigba, NIBS Director of Graduate Programs, scholarships will be provided to students but especially to women because the “school believes in women empowerment”.
He explained the school has made arrangements with private institutions to provide really good scholarships to students’ especially women. “We believe in women empowerment and so we want to make sure that we have a good representation of women in the program”. Dr. Hod added.
Dr. Hod further explained students will be awarded 3 top notch certificates, a degree by Swiss Business School (SBS), Zurich, Switzerland including two post graduate certificates by NIBS upon completion of the 16 months course.
NIBS is currently inviting application from qualified students for the commencement of the new Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree program scheduled for April/May, 2017 as it opens admission to the public. The entry requirements for the program includes: first degree in any discipline-engineering, science, business, medicine etc. with 2 years relevant work experience or professional qualifications (ICA, ACCA, CIM, CIMA, etc.) with 5 years relevant experience.
NIBS is a boutique business school, established to provide postgraduate and post-experience, professional education and knowledge exchange to organizations, individual executives and entrepreneurs in West Africa and beyond. It is an accredited tertiary institution by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) under the Ministry of Education of Ghana.
Meanwhile, apart from the new executive MBA program, NIBS also offers other degree programs which includes Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Doctor of Management (DM) –Degree awarded by the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and PhD in Business Administration.
It also runs executive education programs such as Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Executive Education Programs in Affiliation with Mannheim Business School and Frankfurt School of Management & Finance both in Germany, NEOMA Business School in France and Nordic International Management Institute, China, Certified Innovation Professional (CIP) program in partnership with International Foundation for Africa Innovation(IFAI) as well as Start up Program for Young Entrepreneurs.