Thirty-five Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) students from Ghana, Nigeria and India are expected to graduate from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) Africa Programme for the first time since its official inauguration in May 2009.
These senior business executive are the first batch to graduate from the CEIBS EMBA program in Africa.
The graduation ceremony which is scheduled to take place in Accra on December 9, 2010 at the Accra International Conference Centre will attract dignitaries from Africa, Asia, Europe and USA as well as international media.
According to the Executive Director of the CEIBS Africa Programme, Professor Kwaku Atuahene-Gima as a pioneer and leader of modern Chinese management education, CEIBS provides world class programmes accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), backed by an outstanding group of faculty, management and support staff.
He said the CEIBS EMBA is a model for emerging economies in Africa like Ghana since the kind of challenges confronting the continent today were the same as China faced fifteen (15) years ago and therefore the Africa Programme was designed for passionate and ambitious executives who are ready to advance their careers and transform their organizations through creativity and innovation.
“You will learn to view challenges in a new light, find creative solutions using broader perspectives, and develop the ability to address the multiple dimensions that enable innovative leaders to succeed in uncertain, ambiguous, and increasingly complex environments, he said"
The Senior Manager - Business Development, Miss Edwina Effie Fynn, said CEIBS is positioned to provide the educational experience that opens the gates to the world of business in Africa, China, Asia and the world.
“Since the launch in May 2009 of CEIBS Executive MBA programme in Africa, the school has introduced the Advanced Diploma in Management, other executive development, as well as company specific programmes not only for the Ghanaian market, but the rest of Africa”, she emphasized.
She noted that the graduates have demonstrated their pioneering spirit, professional ambition, academic prowess and their bravery by enrolling in a brand new EMBA Programme as others held back due to the risks involved.
Miss Fynn added that feedback received from both participants and sponsoring organizations about the impact of the EMBA program so far have been overwhelming with majority of them indicating that the programme has been a worthwhile investment for them. “They continue to be a good reference point for future participants”, she stated.