UGO AMADI, Assistant Business Editor
Lagos Business School (LBS) has once again been ranked as a top global school by the Financial Times (FT).
This is LBS’ eleventh consecutive appearance in the annual ranking of top business and management education providers in the world done by FT.
According to the FT’s Executive Education 2017 ranking published on Wednesday in London, LBS is ranked among the most prestigious business schools globally in two categories: open enrollment and customs executive education.
The Lagos Business School is one of only four schools in Africa that made the prestigious list.
Dean of LBS, Dr Enase Okonedo in her remarks, reiterated the commitment of the School to providing global standard business and management education.
“The FT ranking is further recognition of our continuous efforts at providing world class business and management education with local relevance to Nigeria and Africa. Our business school’s determination for excellence has also recently been recognized by our accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the association of MBA’s (AMBA).”
Dr. Okonedo also added that as part of plans to extend the benefit of LBS education to other Africans, the school had been admitting more non-Nigerian nationals to its programmes, and would also be extending its executive education to other African countries.
The Financial Times of London publishes annually a list of the best management programmes from business schools around the world, based on the quality of learning, staff and student diversity, growth in business and international reach.
Other schools that made this year’s ranking apart from Lagos Business School are the Harvard Business School, USA, the IESE Business School, Spain, and IMD in Switzerland. Others in Africa include the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), USB Executive Development and Graduate School of Business, all in South Africa.
Lagos Business School is situated in Nigeria’s commercial and industrial hub, Lagos.
The School was established in 1991, and is committed to teaching management with a humanistic approach, delivering general management education to high potential professionals, across all levels in organisations, in a wide range of industry sectors.
A premier business school in Africa’s largest country, LBS is uniquely positioned to develop visionary business leaders capable of maximising the high growth opportunities in key industry sectors to move Africa to economic prosperity. Over the years, LBS has collaborated with other business schools in Africa and around the world on programmes to develop responsible business leaders. LBS is a member of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS), the Global Business School Network (GBSN), the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. LBS has been ranked every year since 2007 by the Financial Times of London among the top 70 business schools in the world in the area of open enrolment executive education and custom programmes. It is the only Nigerian school to attain this world ranking. LBS is the business school of Pan-Atlantic University.