MBA students from the Stanford Graduate School of Business visited Strathmore Business School with the aim of understanding the business environment in Kenya, accompanied by their faculty adviser, Dr. Myron Scholes, the Frank E. Buck Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at the Stanford Business School, and the 1997 Nobel Laureate in Economics.
The 35 students trip to the country was led by two of their classmates with Kenyan roots and was part of a global study trip and they chose to visit Strathmore Business School due to its emerging international reputation as a leading business school in Africa.
The dean of SBS, Dr. George Njenga took the students for a short tour of the building and gave a background of Kenya and SBS to some of the students during a meeting. The students expressed gratitude to the business school for hosting them. The Stanford students were preceded by IESE business School MBA students who also visited Strathmore Business School in January during the Doing Business in Africa module. The module has become increasingly popular with international business schools as it enables their students to get first-hand experience of the business environment in Africa and most particularly in Kenya.
The IESE students got insights into what doing business in Africa involves and the challenges facing Kenyan businesses.