Do you want to alter your career path and focus more on the business side of things? Or are you involved in starting a business?
Well, there’s no doubt enrolling in a business may have crossed your mind a couple of times but you are yet to decide which business school to choose.
There are several good business schools in Nigeria however there are a couple of factors to consider before choosing which of them you should enroll in.
Factor #1: The quality of their faculty
This is the reason why you should research on the caliber of the tutors in the faculty of the business school. A business degree goes beyond having an extra acronym to your name; your training should equip you for a better future.
Factor #2: Their alumni network
You should ask questions about how influential the alumni network of your potential business school is to the school. Many people choose certain business schools because of the networking opportunities they offer which are as a result of their alumni network.
We have compiled this list of the top business schools in Nigeria based on their brand popularity, quality of their faculty and their networking capacity.
1. Lagos Business School
This is the foremost business school in not just Nigeria but West Africa. The Lagos Business School is the graduate business school of the Pan African University and has gained popularity as a result of their high standards in management education.
LBS is the first business school in Africa to be accredited by the Association for Advanced Collegiate School of Business (AACSB)
Lagos Business School is ranked 1ST in West African and 3rd in Africa by the Financial Times
The degrees they offer include the Executive MBA, full time MBA, modular MBA, and PhD
They also offer some executive management programs. LBS is known for its strong network of alumni which most intending students see as a networking opportunity and a leverage for business opportunities.
2. Executive Business School (EBS)
The Executive Business School is located in Lagos and has been in operation for about 10 years. They offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees which include law, accounting and business administration.
This business school is in partnership with European and British Universities which gives students access to a diverse caliber of faculty members. These faculty members contribute to the development and delivery of the school curriculum and program.
EBS is the largest independent business school and they are known for international best practices in delivering quality education. They have a rich alumni base of professionals in top industries which include the financial services, engineering firms and the pharmaceutical industries
3. West Africa Business School
West Africa Business School was registered in Nigeria in 2002 as a private regional training institute. WABC is committed to growing intellectual assets in Africa particularly in the ECOWAS.
WABC has campuses in Ghana, Gambia and Nigeria. They also enjoy partnership with major brands in the finance, health and insurance sectors.
Their approach to training differs from traditional business schools as they do not award graduate degrees rather they offer corporate training through executive open enrolment and in-house programme for companies. They also offer distance e-learning programme.
They also have entrepreneurship development centers that target primary and secondary school students as well as unemployed graduates.
On the long term, WABS intends to award execute business degrees to students as well as to establish the ECOWAS Open University.
4. International School Of Management
ISM is another top business school that delivers quality education services in business management. They offer undergraduate, postgraduate and online educations. As their name implies, ISM has been able to forge academic alliances with top universities in the international space particularly Europe and America.
Their faculty comprises a mix of local and foreign tutors who have a good knowledge of the Nigerian business system.
5. Metropolitan School of Business Management, Lagos
This business school serves as one of the branches of the Metropolitan School of Business Management in the United Kingdom.
MSBM Lagos offer both online and on-campus learning to their student. MSBM is a great option for those who would like the look of a foreign degree on their portfolio without having to travel abroad.
If you are looking to get a top quality business management education, you don’t have to look any further than these great business schools. Enrolling in any of these schools will surely serve as a platform for greater heights in your career path.