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Global Executive MBA to launch in Ghana

24 February 2014

The Lancaster Global Executive MBA will shortly be available in Ghana for ambitious professionals with the potential and desire to take their career to senior levels of management and leadership.

LUMS is collaborating with the Lancaster University Ghana (LUG) to deliver the part-time programme. Designed to fit around participants' working lives, the programme will allow students to further their managerial education without leaving their jobs – and the programme design also gives them flexibility to take modules in other locations where the Lancaster MBA is delivered.

Scheduled to start in July 2014, the Global Executive MBA combines the expertise of Lancaster University in delivering post-experience programmes with local knowledge of how to transfer this learning to the context of Ghanaian business. Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded an MBA degree from Lancaster University.

Like its counterparts in Jordan, Singapore and Malaysia, the Global Executive MBA programme in Ghana will provide a comprehensive grounding in general management theory with a focus on strategy, change and leadership. Students will gain a deeper understanding of complexity of the organisational and business environment, and learn how to manage effectively within that complexity. They will be taught by a contingent of experienced UK-based educators.

Looking forward to the launch of the programme, Professor John Grainger, Provost of LUG, said: “Lancaster University Ghana is committed to providing quality programmes to ensure that Ghanaians as well as Africans have access to world-class tertiary education, without having to travel abroad.”

Professor Steve Bradley, Lancaster University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), said the programme would draw on the strong global reputation of the Lancaster MBA:

“The programme itself is also provided in the UK by our internationally recognised Management School, which is triple-accredited by the AACSB from the US, EQUIS (Europe) and the Association of MBAs. The faculty who will teach on the programme bring a wealth of experience, having taught the programme in Malaysia, Jordan, Singapore and Zambia.”

Professor Mark Shackleton, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Studies at LUMS, said, “The best MBAs have been able to teach executives flexible yet practical thinking tools that allow them to achieve complex goals in increasingly complex and strategic business areas.

“The Lancaster Global Executive MBA is developed in a way which will attract candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, providing a rich and fertile context on which excellent faculty facilitators can build, by drawing out learning and discussion during class contact time.

“The Global Executive MBA will provide students with invaluable integrative skills which are increasingly essential in a fast-changing world where barriers to management innovation can prevent organisations from competing effectively.”