By Odindo Ayieko
A Modular MBA Program tailor made for top business and chief executives in Kenya and beyond has been launched by the Strathmore Business School.
The program which targets CEOs and managers of financial and top organisations in the region is aimed at making them adjust to new challenges that emerge in the dynamic world of business and demands placed on them from the environments they operate in. The full time learning carried out in two week modules is specifically designed for those who are employed by East African and other African Companies or organisations holding senior posts, Chief Executives, heads of departments and other senior positions whose respective companies or organisations demand a lot of their time.
The dean of School of Business Dr Edward Mungai says that the course aims at influencing leadership of public and private sectors in the continent. Business paradigms and benchmarks are continually changing and business leaders need to incessantly revise their assumptions, ideas and belief, he says.
According to the Strathmore Business School marketing and communications manager Ms Wangui Kanyotu, the program is also important to executives who travel frequently and lack consistent solid time away from their busy schedules to further their knowledge.
We want to meet the needs of highly engaged business executives whose presence at work is significantly fundamental, said Ms Kanyotu. She added: Through full time learning carried out in two week modules, the Modular MBA allows participants time to get back to their busy schedules applying insights gained from the classroom hence equipping them with real time practical application. The program takes two and half years to complete but the learning runs for two weeks in every quarter of the year.
This course increases ones networking and knowledge acquisition and is designed in a way it does not adversely interrupt working schedules, according to Ms Kanyotu. Top business lecturers sourced locally and IESE Business School of Barcelona, Spain have been lined up to tutor participants of the course whose first batch of trainees start learning next year.
Part of the course line includes global economics, information systems and financial management, entrepreneurship and new venture management, organizational behavior, managing people and performance, management communication and media relations, managing change, corporate governance and board relations, management of people in different international locations, investment analysis, private equity and venture capital, international finance, corporate entrepreneurship and innovations , competitive strategy and game theory, business opportunities and emerging markets.
You realize that we have outlined areas our research teams have found to be wanting in most of our corporate managers and executives, says Ms Kanyotu. The world is changing and business management needs change of approach too. Already Strathmore is offering courses aimed at helping professionals from other fields on how to manage their day to day institutions.
We are providing capacity building program in business, healthcare, NGOs and the public Service with a bias in leadership, says the institutions dean. Some of the courses include: Advanced Management program, Senior Management Leadership Program, Owner manager program, program for management development, executive healthcare management program.
Other short programs the school has venture in training are Leading the board, the effective director, Strategy in action, the master negotiator, mastering human resource management, women in leadership learning series, new managers leadership program among others.
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For more information regarding the program contact Alois Njenga on firstname.lastname@example.org