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Business schools court companies with executive MBA

By - | Published Fri, August 10th 2012 at 00:00, Updated August 9th 2012 at 20:28 GMT +3

By Macharia Kamau

As management evolves, so is the way managers acquire their skills to remain on top of the game. The modern business environment calls for practical skills necessary to stimulate and sustain growth in organisations.

The Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA), which targets senior managers, is feeling this gap by using real-life experiences to inculcate leadership values in managers. The programme prepares managers in handling strategy, operations, finances, and human resource to improve performance.

“The executive MBA has two dimensions,” says Niels Arnfred, an advisor with the Inoorero University Business School. “That is business and leadership. The business dimension involves acquiring knowledge and tools through which the organisation will benefit while leadership involves intense development of the personal leadership style and vision for an organisation, implementing strategy, motivation and managing teams.”

He says while Inoorero University offers the executive MBA in partnership with CBS-SIMI, a private foundation under Copenhagen Business School, course materials have been tailor-made to capture the unique business and cultural environment in Africa.

The Executive MBA develops practical abilities to solve functional business issues, develop business strategy, and to lead change through action-based learning. It  creates direct value for the supporting organisations through in-company


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