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Executive Master of Business Administration

Maximise your leadership potential without interrupting your career with our Executive MBA offered in Nigeria.
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Schedule

18-month programme starting
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Delivery

Hybrid learning: Hybrid learning with in-person impact
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Location

Online learning with some in-person events at our Abuja campus
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Commitment

18 hours per week learning time for 18 months
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Qualification

Master’s degree from Nile University of Nigeria

Programme curriculum

The curriculum runs on an accelerated calendar that enables students to complete four semesters in 18 months. For this reason, Semesters in this program are 4 months in duration.

Semester 1

4 MONTHS

Business problem solving and decision-making

3 credits

Businesses exist to solve problems, and employees are recruited to do the same. The key to becoming an exceptional manager lies in consistently honing problem solving and decision-making skills. This course delves into the science and art of navigating problem solving and decision-making in both simple and complex business scenarios, while also addressing the limitations created by our cognitive biases.

Data analytics and decision-making

3 credits

This course introduces concepts, fundamentals of data, models, tools, methods, and the applications of statistics in business. You will learn how to use mathematical and software tools to analyse data and make better decisions. Emphasis will be on statistical analyses using appropriate software, modelling, evaluating, and understanding the nature of decision-making, using data and limited information efficiently, simulating systems and optimally allocating resources.

Organisational leadership and change management

3 credits

This course focuses on key interpersonal and teamwork skills essential for successful global business management. You will be introduced to the skills that underlie management and leadership effectiveness in the global business environment, and you will learn to adapt these skills for different contexts. Change management is also covered, guiding you to understand the systematic approach to dealing with the transition or transformation of an organisation's goals, processes, or technologies. This course will help you appreciate change management as a collective term for all approaches to prepare, support, and assist individuals, teams, and organisations in realizing any change objective. Other topics covered include understanding the concept of change, principles of change, formulating a strategy for change, change management models, managing resistance to change, barriers to organisational change, and internal and external environmental factors that can impact a business or organisation, triggering change.

Corporate Financial Accounting

3 credits

This course aims to give you an understanding of fundamental accounting principles, the bookkeeping process, financial statements, and how they are useful to users of information produced by the accounting system. It covers books of original entry, ledgers, bank reconciliation statements, adjustments before the final accounts, and the preparation of corporate financial statements such as the statement of profit and loss, statement of financial position, cash flow statement, and statement of change in equity. The course will also cover topical issues in accounting practice such as regulatory and conceptual frameworks, the impact of disruptive technologies on accounting, and sustainability reporting.

Strategic marketing

3 credits

By the end of this course, you will develop a general understanding and appreciation of the forces, institutions, and various strategies used to create and enhance markets. You will learn how to understand consumers, including the factors that influence them and the purchase process they undergo. Other topics covered include an introduction to marketing, marketing philosophies, the marketing environment, consumer behaviour, business buying behaviour, market segmentation, target marketing, positioning, product and brand management, pricing, distribution, and marketing strategies.

Business environment analysis

3 credits

This course prepares current and future leaders and entrepreneurs to plan, launch, and grow organisations within the context of their local and national social, political, legal cultural and economic environment. You will learn how to analysise both national and global business environments and their impact on businesses.

Introduction to Data Science

5 credits

Agile Project Management

5 credits

Statistics – Probability and Descriptive Statistics

5 credits

Introduction to Academic Work

5 credits

Introduction to Programming with Python

5 credits

Mathematics: Analysis

5 credits

Semester 2

4 MONTHS

Cost and management accounting

3 credits

This course delves into managerial accounting and cost management practices, strategically applicable across various functions of an organisation to enhance organisational performance. Emphasis is placed on methods to measure and evaluate costs for decision-making and performance assessment. The course scrutinises several cost management issues concerning the design and implementation of strategic, marketing, value analysis, and other management models in contemporary firms. Additionally, it identifies major contemporary issues in managerial accounting and financial decision-making. You will explore various case studies from different industries and decision contexts to deepen your understanding and practice application of these concepts.

Organisational behaviour

3 credits

Globalisation, technological advancement, open markets, and human desires to succeed have resulted in increasingly competitive and stressful work landscapes. Managing human behaviour and channeling it appropriately is also important for organisations. The study of organisational behaviour relates to the expected behaviour of individuals and teams in organisations, both of which are influenced by situational factors and interactions. In this course, you will learn how to apply motivational theories, and to understand the art of leadership and the skill of redesigning and modifying jobs to align with organisational structures; all ongoing processes that facilitate positive work environments leading to increased job satisfaction of employees, greater productivity, and organisational growth.

Economics for decision-makers

3 credits

This course aims to provide you with a foundational understanding of economic concepts crucial for comprehending consumer, business, and public policy decision-making. You will focus on learning robust theories, models, and practical methods applicable to evaluating policy-making issues across diverse contexts. The first half of the course covers an introduction to micro and macroeconomics, competitive markets, and economic efficiency. It delves into consumer optimisation and the demand for goods, firm optimisation and the supply of goods, market power, externalities in consumption and production, and optimal provision of public goods. Additionally, it addresses asymmetric information and market failure. The latter half of the course focuses on the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, the exchange process, the role of government, national income and its distribution, gross domestic product (GDP), consumption function, savings function, the labour market, investment spending, the multiplier principle, and the influence of government spending on income and output. Furthermore, it analyses monetary policy, including the banking system and the central bank (federal reserve) system.

Business Law

3 credits

This course provides an overview of the foundational principles of business law, exploring its sources and definitions. You will delve into the nature of contract law, examining its sources and classifications, including the formation of contracts, covering offer, acceptance, consideration, intention to create legal relations, and capacity. Additionally, you will explore the terms of contracts, including express and implied terms, conditions, and warranties. The course also covers the law of agency, hire purchase agreements, and the carriage of goods by sea, water, and land. Further topics include an introduction to banking and insurance law, an overview of e-commerce law, and an introduction to company law. Legislation affecting business activities in Nigeria will be discussed, along with an exploration of international institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), World Bank, and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Negotiation

3 credits

Negotiation in management presents negotiation theory – strategies and styles – within an employment context. In this course, you will understand the theory and processes of negotiation in a variety of settings. You will develop negotiation skills needed to thrive in business environments by addressing a variety of negotiation topics experientially through: preparing for and simulating a range of negotiation situations, and analysing your negotiation outcomes and strategies. Experiences and negotiation theory are integrated in a weekly debrief. Readings and case studies will complement your classroom experience and reinforce key messages.

Operations management

3 credits

Operations management comprises the set of activities that create value by transforming inputs into outputs. Competitive advantage in operations holds critical importance in any business. This course equips you with concepts, techniques, and tools to design, analyse, and enhance corporate operations to deliver value efficiently and effectively to customers. Emphasis is placed on integration with other business functions such as marketing, human resources, and information management. Many managers must consider the interdependent nature of an organisation and the requirement for cross-functional decision-making in diverse markets. This course integrates traditional marketing, human resource, information systems, and supply chain management knowledge and approaches into an integrated operations management perspective to enable you to meet this challenge when operating in various business environments and addressing the differing dynamics of value generation.

Object Oriented and Functional Programming with Python

5 credits

Collaborative Work

5 credits

Introduction to Data Protection and Cyber Security

5 credits

Mathematics: Linear Algebra

5 credits

Statistics – Inferential Statistics

5 credits

Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making

5 credits

Meet other MBA students at our exclusive Immersive Weeks

Immersive Weeks take place once per term at our Abuja campus, but you can join from anywhere. These events are jam-packed with inspiring guest-speakers, hands-on experience, and incredible opportunities to build lifelong connections.

This time you will spend with your peers in-person is the fertile ground in which you will grow your ability to leverage diverse perspectives to drive sustainable growth in Africa.

Programme curriculum

The curriculum runs on an accelerated calendar that enables students to complete four semesters in 18 months. For this reason, Semesters in this program are 4 months in duration.

Semester 3

4 MONTHS

Sustainable Development in Africa

3 credits

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities facing the African continent in achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Along with an introduction to the SDGs, you will also explore the following topics through a uniquely African lens: measuring sustainable development progress, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, environmental sustainability and climate change, social and cultural aspects of sustainability, gender equality and women empowerment, education and skill development, economic growth, sustainable finance and investment, technology and innovation for sustainable development, governance, policy, and legal aspects of sustainable development, public-private partnerships for sustainable development, and ethical leadership, data decision-making and challenges.

Elective 1

3 credits

In the final semester, students complete four more elective courses of their choice and submit their final year project. Review the list of possible electives on offer below; but note that elective topics are subject to change based on demand.

Elective 2

3 credits

In the final semester, students complete four more elective courses of their choice and submit their final year project. Review the list of possible electives on offer below; but note that elective topics are subject to change based on demand.

Information Technology for Competitive Advantage

3 credits

This course gives you insight into IT-related decisions and how effective IT use can transform your business to create a competitive advantage. The critical components will include: providing insights into the use of IT as a business enabler; analysising current and emerging trends in using IT to innovate and create a competitive advantage; using IT tools and data for effective decision-making; carrying out an IT value audit; understanding IT and business alignment; budgeting for IT effectively; understanding the intersection between data and technology; managing IT resources and skills; and, using IT for social change initiatives.

Database Modeling and Database Systems

5 credits

Machine Learning – Unsupervised Learning and Feature Engineering

5 credits

Data Science and Software Engineering

5 credits

Project: Build a Data Mart in SQL

5 credits

Machine Learning – Supervised Learning

5 credits

Semester 4

4 MONTHS
In the final semester, students complete four more elective courses of their choice and submit their final year project. Review the list of possible electives on offer below; but note that elective topics are subject to change based on demand.

Business Intelligence

5 credits

Project: Business Intelligence

5 credits

Data Quality and Data Wrangling

5 credits

Time Series Analysis

5 credits

Explorative Data Analysis and Visualization

5 credits

Model Engineering

5 credits

Electives

Students may select any of the electives as preferred, or select all the electives identified for a specific EMBA specialist track.
Please note: Elective topics are subject to change and depend on demand.
Course
Course description
Entrepreneurship course
Marketing course
Marketing course
BusinessAnalytics course
BusinessAnalytics course
BusinessAnalytics course
Agribusiness course
Other course
Other course
Marketing course
Finance course
Finance course
Finance course
Agribusiness course
Agribusiness course
SupplyChainManagement course
SupplyChainManagement course
SupplyChainManagement course
Other course
Entrepreneurship course
Entrepreneurship course
ElectivesA course
ElectivesB course
ElectivesC course
ElectivesA course
Innovative Product Development and Launch

This course explores the principles and practices of developing innovative products in dynamic market environments. You will learn how to identify market opportunities, leverage emerging technologies, and navigate the challenges of bringing new products to market. Fostering creativity, collaboration, and strategic thinking to drive successful product innovation and launch initiatives will be emphasised. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to lead innovative product development projects and drive business growth through product innovation.

Services marketing and CRM

This course delves into the unique aspects of marketing services, focusing on strategies and techniques tailored for service-based industries. You will gain insights into how to effectively market intangible services and create value for both customers and businesses.

Retail management

This course provides an indepth understanding of retail management strategies in the context of modern business environments. You will gain insights into the challenges and opportunities facing retailers today and develop the skills necessary to formulate and implement effective retail management strategies to drive business success.

Machine and deep learning for business application

In this course, you will learn how to understand and apply maching and deep learning. The machine learning section of this course will give you with a foundational understanding behind modern machine learning methods including how, why, and when they work. The underlying theme in the course is statistical inference as it provides the foundation for most of the methods covered. In the deep learning section, you will learn about neural networks as a foundational part of deep learning.  By the end of the course, you will be familiar with the significant technological trends driving the rise of deep learning -- including how to: build, train, and apply fully connected deep neural networks, implement efficient (vectorised) neural networks, identify key parameters in a neural network’s architecture, and apply deep learning to your own applications. This course provides a pathway for you to gain the knowledge and skills to apply machine learning to your work, level up your technical career, and take the definitive step in the world of AI. It will also help you understand the capabilities, challenges, and consequences of deep learning and prepare you to participate in the development of leading-edge AI technology. 

Data science, big data and business intelligence

This course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the principles, techniques, and applications of data-driven decision-making in modern business environments. You will explore the entire data lifecycle, from data collection and preprocessing, to analysis and visualisation.

Generative AI and natural language processing in business analytics

This course provides you with an in depth understanding of advanced artificial intelligence techniques and their applications in analysing and generating natural language data for business insights. You will explore cutting-edge methods for text analysis, language generation, and predictive modeling.

International trade and export strategies in agribusiness

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the global agricultural trade landscape and equips you with the skills and strategies necessary to succeed in international markets. You will explore the complexities of international trade dynamics, export regulations, market entry strategies, and risk management techniques specific to the agribusiness sector.

Strategic human resource management

In order for an organisation to achieve its goals, HR policies, processes, and systems must be aligned with long term organisational goals and outcomes. In strategic HR management, HR’s is a change leader and initiator; their role is transformational with fast, proactive, and integrated initiatives. This course by will provide you with deep knowledge of various key aspects of strategic HR management so that you can design, develop and execute well defined HR strategies, which are in alignment with larger organisational strategies to give your HR department and organisation a competitive advantage. These added skills and competencies will enable your HR department to play a proactive and strategic partner role to helping the organisation achieve its ultimate business goals and objectives.

Sustainable development in Africa

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities facing the African continent in achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Along with an introduction to the SDGs, you will also explore the following topics through a uniquely African lens: measuring sustainable development Pprogress, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, environmental sustainability and climate change, social and cultural aspects of sustainability, gender equality and women empowerment, education and skill development, economic growth, sustainable finance and investment, technology and innovation for sustainable development, governance, policy, and legal aspects of sustainable development, public-private partnerships for sustainable development, and ethical leadership, data decision-making and challenges.

Global market entry strategies

This course focuses on the various strategies and considerations involved in entering and expanding into international markets. You will analyse the complexities of global market entry and develop strategies to navigate the challenges and capitalise on the opportunities presented by international expansion. The course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop successful global market entry strategies for your organisation.

Financial modelling and valuation

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to build sophisticated financial models and perform comprehensive valuations of companies and assets. You will learn how to analyse financial statements, forecast future performance, and determine the intrinsic value of businesses.

Financial derivatives and risk management

This course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of financial derivatives instruments and strategies for managing financial risk in today's dynamic markets. You will explore the principles of derivatives pricing, hedging techniques, and risk management strategies.

Global investment strategies

This course provides you with an in-depth understanding of investment principles, portfolio management techniques, and strategies for navigating global financial markets. You will explore the opportunities and challenges of investing in diverse international markets.

Global agribusiness supply chain management

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the complexities and dynamics of the global agribusiness supply chain. You will examine key concepts, theories, and practices relevant to managing the flow of agricultural products from farm to consumer in an international context. Topics covered include agricultural production, distribution channels, logistics, sourcing, procurement, risk management, sustainability, and regulatory considerations. 

Agri-tech and innovation

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to lead and innovate within the rapidly evolving agricultural technology sector. This course integrates business management principles with cutting-edge advancements in agricultural technology, sustainability practices, and innovation strategies.

Logistics and distribution management

This course focuses on the critical role of logistics and distribution management in optimising supply chain performance. You will gain insights into various distribution strategies and techniques essential for ensuring efficient movement of goods from manufacturers to end customers.

Strategic procurement and sourcing

This course delves into the strategic aspects of procurement and sourcing within the broader context of supply chain management. You will explore key strategies and techniques for optimising procurement processes, managing supplier relationships, and enhancing supply chain resilience.

Global supply chain and risk management

This course offers a comprehensive exploration of the complexities and challenges associated with managing global supply chains in an increasingly interconnected world. You will gain insights into the strategies and techniques for identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks across international suply chain networks.

Cross cultural management

The course examines the cultural, attitudinal, and behavioural differences that affect international businesses. Course content focuses on the cultural differences between nations and how these differences affect social organisations. You will also learn about the management of multinational corporations from the perspective of environmental, structural, procedural, interfirm, and intrafirm relations. 

Managing and scaling a start-up

This course equips you with the knowledge, skills and strategies necessary to successfully launch, manage, and grow a startup venture. Through a blend of theoretical concepts, practical insights, and real-world case studies, you will learn the key principles and best practices for navigating the challenges and opportunities of startup entrepreneurship.

Venture capital and private equity

This course equips you with the knowledge, skills and strategies necessary to successfully launch, manage, and grow a startup venture. Through a blend of theoretical concepts, practical insights, and real-world case studies, you will learn the key principles and best practices for navigating the challenges and opportunities of startup entrepreneurship.

Bachelor of Science in Data Science
Choose one elective from “Electives A” list*:
  • AI Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Engineer

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