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10th Anniversary Press Release

  Mar 31, 2015
 

Strathmore Business School to invest more in health, agribusiness and public sector programs

• Business school marks 10 years anniversary since inception in 2005

Nairobi, March 31st 2015:

Leading business institution, Strathmore Business School (SBS) has today announced plans to invest more in impactful and relevant health, agribusiness and public sectors programs in the next decade.

According to the institution, there is a growing need of students and other individuals that are taking up more and more of health, agribusiness and public sector programs. So far, the institution has trained over 180 healthcare professionals across 15 counties in over 50 different institutions that include hospitals and regulatory boards.

Established in 2005, SBS has achieved key milestones that have continued to see its students transform through coaching on governance, leadership in the health, agribusiness and public sector areas.

Speaking at the School’s celebration of its 10 years anniversary, SBS dean, Dr. George Njenga noted: “This is a significant milestone not only for the institution but also for business schools in Kenya and Africa. Through the decade, we have seen an uptake of agribusiness, public sector and health programs amongst Kenyans. This means that more and more Kenyans want to learn entrepreneurial skills to grow their businesses.

He added: “Business program offerings are evolving over the years. The key factor to take our country to the next level is through offering executive programs that are target specific. As an institution, our commitment is to coach more and more people in these sectors so that we transform our country.”

Over the years, Strathmore Business School has coached opinion shapers including Emeritus Chief Executive Officer; Kenya Commercial Bank, Martin Oduor, James Mwangi, CEO Equity Bank, Governor of Turkana, Josphat Nanok, Governor of Wajir, Ahmed Abdulahi and Chief Government Pathologist Johannsen Oduor among many other executive leaders.

The institution offers various business executives programs that target individuals who have just stepped into employment scaling to chair company boards including – New Managers Leadership program, Program for Management Development, Senior Management Leadership Program, Advanced Management Program, the Effective Director Program and Leading the Board Program.

This comes at a time when the institution has launched a Doctorate Scheme aimed at enhancing access to graduates who have an interest to pursue a doctoral degree with SBS Partner Schools. These schools include IESE Business School, Barcelona(Spain), Sauder School of Business, Vancouver (Canada), St. Gallen Business School, St. Gallen Switzerland and Nanyang Business School, Singapore.

About us

Strathmore Business School (SBS) was established in 2005 as a post-graduate institution offering business management courses. SBS is one of seven schools of the Strathmore University (SU). Strathmore University is owned by Strathmore Educational Registered Trust (SERT) a not-for profit private institution. SERT is responsible for guaranteeing the institutional mission of the University without interfering in the University’s governance. It is also responsible for making appointments to the Governing council of the University. SU was founded in 1961 as Strathmore College under the inspiration of the Founder of Opus Dei, St. Josemaria Escriva. The Strathmore College over the years has built its expertise and reputation in Accountancy, Finance and Information Technology. It has since March 1966 offered professional accountancy training and support for students taking the UK-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examinations, as well as for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) offered by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

For media enquiries, please contact:

Elisha Kamau | Hill+Knolwton Strategies | 0721 64 71 53 | Elisha.Kamau@hkstrategies.co.ke

Martha Ogonjo | Strathmore Business School | 0716 273 494 | mogonjo@strathmore.edu



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