Global Executive MBA

CEIBS Africa

Program Description
EFMD Equis Accredited

Global Executive MBA

CEIBS Africa

Your Career and Educational Expectations

You have already achieved substantial success in your current position and you are seeking to build on this to meet new opportunities and challenges in the future. For you, executive education is an investment in your personal and professional development. For these reasons, your key reasons for studying for an MBA are:

Creative Leadership

Given the increasing market competition and new challenges for your organization in Africa, you seek to improve your ability and skills to lead individuals and teams to perform at their maximum so as to create greater value and achieve better results for themselves and for the organization. Therefore, you want to gain deep understanding of the latest business thinking to sharpen your capacity to lead today and tomorrow.

Personal Confidence

You want greater self-confidence in examining and resolving a full range of organizational challenges. You want to speak with confidence and authority to colleagues in all different parts of your organization. You want to use the latest concepts and tools to garner support for your ideas. Therefore, you seek enhanced knowledge of broad-based business disciplines relevant to emerging issues in Africa and the world.

Global Perspective for Innovative Action

In a fast-changing competitive world, your organization in Africa faces new challenges almost on a daily basis. As an executive, you need to act swiftly and decisively under competitive and fast-changing conditions. You want to develop a global perspective in navigating the changing environment. You want to enhance your analytical skills and capacity to think creatively to develop innovative actions to reduce costs, improve efficiency, develop new products and services, and to enhance organizational growth. Therefore, you seek in-depth knowledge and understanding of the latest academic and practitioner thinking, tools and models which are focused on the local and global challenges of organizations in Africa.

International Networking

To advance your career and personal development you want to build lifelong networks with executives from other African countries and from other emerging economies such as China. You know how valuable such international networks are. You are able to draw upon your lifelong contacts for advice, new insights, expertise and personal friendship. Therefore, you seek a world-class business school from which you can graduate and become a member of an alumni community that includes executives from African countries, expatriates working in Africa, and in particular, top executives from companies and organizations in the world’s emerging economic giant.

Collaborative and Supportive Learning

In your day-to-day activities as an executive, you work collaboratively with colleagues in different parts of the organization: you debate, challenge and question each other. You find that this nvironment contributes to your creativity and effectiveness at work. Hence, in executive education, you seek a collaborative and supportive learning environment where your experienced and talented colleagues enhance the faculty-led teaching in contributing to your learning. You want to bring your own experiences, insights and expertise to add richness to the shared learning experience of your class.

Persuasive Communication Skills

You know that it takes more than a business degree to meet the complex managerial challenges in the business world. You also know that to be successful you have to deal effectively with issues, opportunities and challenges through contacts with the media, governments, nongovernmental organizations, traditional communities, etc. Therefore, you want to develop personal awareness, understanding, insights and confidence to handle internal and external communication on issues that may have potential impact on your organization. In executive education you seek to gain practical skills in drafting and delivering speeches, handling conflicts, influencing and persuading others, and using the media.

Our Value Proposition

The Executive MBA of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) delivered on the Africa Programme in Accra, Ghana, is designed to meet these needs. We offer you a world-class degree to develop your full leadership potential, enhance your reputation, confidence and international networks. With a degree from us, you gain tangible competitive advantages over your peers in a highly competitive world.

World-class EMBA

The CEIBS Executive MBA programme has been consistently ranked among the world’s Top 50 EMBA programme by the Financial Times of London worldwide rankings of business schools since 2001. The programme is attracting an increasing number of overseas participants with different nationalities across Asia, Europe and America represented. CEIBS is the only Asia-based business school that has achieved top-tier global rankings for its MBA, EMBA and Executive Education programmes.

CEIBS EMBA: 10 in the world – 2013

World-class Faculty

The CEIBS faculty is a group of leading scholars that are unique due to the rare synthesizing of East and West. Faculty members teaching on the CEIBS Africa Executive MBA Programme are drawn from the main programme in Shanghai, China. We have one of the most international diverse faculties among business schools. For six consecutive years the Financial Times has ranked CEIBS among the top ten business schools worldwide for the international diversity of its Faculty.

Admission Requirements:

Eligibility for CEIBS Executive MBA on the Africa Programme.

We welcome applications from graduates in all fields and in all types of organizations. Applicants must meet the following minimum admission requirements:

  • A good bachelor’s degree and/or professional qualification
  • 8 years work experience minimum
  • At least 5 years work experience in a management position
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Letter of employer support to take five days off work every two months
  • A pass on GMAT test or CEIBS Admission Test
  • CEIBS Interview.

Programme Features

Degree Awarded: Executive MBA - China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

Duration:18 months

Concentration: Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation

Total Credit: 63

Language of Instruction: All classes, coursework, projects, conferences and activities will be conducted in English. Participants from non-English speaking backgrounds will have to provide evidence of adequate English proficiency.

Attendance format: The programme is designed to fit into the schedule of busy professionals. Participants attend 10 eight-day class meetings in Accra. Classes meet every two and half months. There may be an attendance on the main campus in Shanghai, China for one capstone course.

Each course will be completed in four days. A typical day scheduled from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, is interspersed with seminar sessions, meals and tea breaks and supervised group discussions.

Evenings are devoted to business insight conferences on current topics on innovation and other topics by leading academics, industry guest speakers and other professionals will be invited to share their experiences; computer literacy, Chinese language proficiency and leadership development programmes.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 22, 2016
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