Strathmore Business School (SBS)

Introduction

ryuklry In our endeavor to transform leadership in Africa in the 21st Century, Strathmore Business School (SBS) has taken the responsibility of influencing the leadership of public and private sectors in the continent. This we believe is our overarching mission at SBS; Service to Society through the development of international executive business management and leadership programs. Since its inception in 2005, and coming at a time when the world and Africa face extraordinary challenges, SBS’s mission to develop transformative business leaders is even more relevant. The bewildering rate of change in new ethical and governance challenges increases the demand for great ethical leaders with a passion for excellence. Such leaders will make wise decisions that balance short-term considerations with the achievement of long-term objectives. All this, while playing out in a globalized environment, demands that the leaders are not only aware of their local challenges, but are also prepared to fight it out in an international arena, both in the East African region and beyond. By the use of globally tried and tested teaching methodology using case studies, using both local and international faculty, while at the same time partnering with local industry experts who draw and localize the experiences on the ground, we ensure that our programs foster a culture of continuous learning. SBS has recently been ranked third in the Webometrics ranking of b-schools in Africa which, for a young business school like ours, is really a reflection of our commitment to excel and surpass older and more established institutions in the continent.

Our Mission

Our mission is “service to society through developing virtuous leaders by providing world-class executive management education in a local setting”.

Our Vision

“To be a premier business school in Africa with international repute”.

Our Values - Wisdom

In the combination of knowledge and experience, we develop the whole person within a framework of ethics to attain unity of life.

Excellence

Convinced that our success is only measurable in the caliber of our graduates, we continuously seek to improve them and ourselves in work well done in an atmosphere that nourishes our spirit and intellect.

Trailblazing

We commit to pioneering world-class standards in executive management education, research and application of business knowledge. We ultimately seek to provide a service and an enabling environment that leads to the development of each individual into an ethical leader at personal, organizational and societal level consequently resulting in True Personal Transformation through Virtue.

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Master of Science in Development Finance

Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

Strathmore Business School’s MSc. Development Finance will deal with the main issues associated with the finance of the public and private sectors in developing and transitional economies. The intention is to provide essential skills which equip graduates for successful careers in public finance, bank and non-bank financial institutions, international finance organizations, aid agencies, academic and research institutions and NGOs. [+]

Strathmore Business School’s MSc. Development Finance will deal with the main issues associated with the finance of the public and private sectors in developing and transitional economies. The intention is to provide essential skills which equip graduates for successful careers in public finance, bank and non-bank financial institutions, international finance organizations, aid agencies, academic and research institutions and NGOs. The program includes an analysis of both the formal and informal financial sectors, policies to promote financial inclusion, clients’ financial service needs, institutional design and financial reforms.

The MSc. Development Finance will also have a strong practice-oriented approach which will be reflected in the use of case studies. ... [-]


Master

Advanced Management Master's Program

Campus Full time Part time 9 months January 2018 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The Advanced Management Program (AMP) is a joint program between Strathmore Business School (SBS), Lagos Business School (LBS) and IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. AMP helps business leaders develop the professional and personal capabilities required to successfully meet their professional endeavours. [+]

The Advanced Management Program (AMP) is a joint program between Strathmore Business School (SBS), Lagos Business School (LBS) and IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. AMP helps business leaders develop the professional and personal capabilities required to successfully meet their professional endeavours. The program offers an invaluable opportunity to learn from high-calibre faculty members, interact with a group of senior-level peers and strengthen leadership skills. This program is designed to propel executive lead on the global arena.

Why SBS Advanced Management Program

The AMP East Africa provides an invaluable opportunity to learn from high-calibre faculty members, interact with a group of senior-level peers and strengthen leadership skills. Broadens your vision of business, to accommodate the challenges and opportunities of today’s global business environment while emphasising the human and ethical roots of management. Helps business leaders develop the professional and personal capabilities required to successfully meet their professional endeavours. Faculty members from 3 top institutions – SBS, LBS and IESE- guide participants to gain a comprehensive view of business, with the distinct needs of business leaders in Africa kept sharply in focus.... [-]


Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Executive Training Program

Campus Part time 6 months January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) aims to increase the pipeline of skilled financial journalists and analysts, embracing a data-driven journalism culture across Africa. If well trained, the contribution that financial journalists and development experts can make as continental informers, educators and watchdogs is significant. [+]

It is well documented that many key economies on the African continent are growing in leaps and ​bounds, yet the positive impact on development and progress in civil society is not fully realised. T​he role that journalism plays in society and democracy cannot be underestimated.

The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) aims to increase the pipeline of skilled financial journalists and analysts, embracing a data-driven journalism culture across Africa. If well trained, the contribution that financial journalists and development experts can make as continental informers, educators and watchdogs is significant.

This interactive and hands-on program aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of media professionals to better serve the public interest as a critical part of continental development and progress. ... [-]


Competition Policy Executive Program

Campus Full time 5 days January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

A nation’s competition policy (sometimes called its antitrust policy) is a set of laws and institutions that promote economic efficiency through the protection and encouragement of competitive markets. Kenya has recently entered a new, modern, era in its competition policy history through the passage of the Competition Act (2010) and the establishment of key new institutions for its implementation: the Competition Authority of Kenya and the Competition Tribunal. [+]

A nation’s competition policy (sometimes called its antitrust policy) is a set of laws and institutions that promote economic efficiency through the protection and encouragement of competitive markets. Kenya has recently entered a new, modern, era in its competition policy history through the passage of the Competition Act (2010) and the establishment of key new institutions for its implementation: the Competition Authority of Kenya and the Competition Tribunal. This new law and its associated enforcement authorities will surely change the landscape for competition in Kenya and advance the nation’s progress toward a modern middle-income economy.

For the new competition policy regime to succeed however requires the development of a considerable amount of human capital – people knowledgeable about the law and economics of competition policy who can participate it its implementation, evaluate its effectiveness and contribute to its evolution through the inevitable learning process. ... [-]


Master: The Role of Public Policy in Private Sector

Campus Full time 4 days January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

With public resources limited and constrained by public debt policies, public private partnerships (PPPs) can provide an excellent instrument to meet investment needs through private funding. [+]

With public resources limited and constrained by public debt policies, public private partnerships (PPPs) can provide an excellent instrument to meet investment needs through private funding. Although private financing comes at a cost, PPPs can enable goverments to establishing infrastructure and services delivery ambitions in an effective and efficient manner, while spreading their spending over longer periods Since PPPs are complex, it is important for all stakeholders, both public and private to acquire skills that will enable them to build credible structures that ensure projects are environmentally responsive, socially sensitive, economically viable as well as politically feasible. Strathmore Business School’s Centre for Public Policy and Competitiveness has partnered with the Leadership Academy for Development, an affiliate of Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies of Stanford University and the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced and International Studies (SAIS) to offer an exciting course that will address some of the challenges faced by public sector leaders as they foster economic growth in politically charged environments.... [-]


Master in Agribusiness Management

Campus Full time 30 months January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The SBS Masters in Agribusiness Management program aims to produce graduates who will be able to help the global food and agribusiness sectors reinvent themselves. Students will gain the tools to develop innovative solutions to the challenges faced by food and agricultural enterprises, to manage all aspects of agribusiness operation, and to market food products effectively. [+]

The SBS Masters in Agribusiness Management program aims to produce graduates who will be able to help the global food and agribusiness sectors reinvent themselves. Students will gain the tools to develop innovative solutions to the challenges faced by food and agricultural enterprises, to manage all aspects of agribusiness operation, and to market food products effectively.

The curriculum has been designed in collaboration with the African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE) and the input of key business leaders in the agribusiness sector to address Africa-wide practices and needs in agriculture education.

Graduates of the SBS Master in Agribusiness Management (MAM) will therefore, have both the academic and practical grounding needed to move throughout the agribusiness related industries and sectors at different junctures of their career, and more importantly, have a long skill to respond to the fundamental changes that characterize African Agricultural sector.... [-]


Master in Women Directors Leadership Summit

Campus Full time Part time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The Women Directors Leadership Summit is an incisive program that aims at moving the focus from why women should be on boards and C-Suite positions to how they should perform for board excellence and leadership effectiveness. [+]

The Women Directors Leadership Summit is an incisive program that aims at moving the focus from why women should be on boards and C-Suite positions to how they should perform for board excellence and leadership effectiveness.

Several key research reports have cited the impact of competent solid women at board level:

Catalyst, a research group focused on women’s advancement to senior leadership, found that Fortune 500 companies with more women directors, on average, outperformed those with fewer women board members on a broad range of financial indicators. In addition, Catalyst has found a strong correlation between the number of women on boards and in the C-Suite and ROI (Return on Investment) and ROE (Return on Equity) of company returns. ... [-]


Masters in Public Policy and Management

Campus Full time Open Enrollment Kenya Nairobi

The Master in Public Policy and Management programme is designed to develop the general management skills of results-oriented professionals in the public sector and non-governmental organizations with reasonable career experience. [+]

The Master in Public Policy and Management programme is designed to develop the general management skills of results-oriented professionals in the public sector and non-governmental organizations with reasonable career experience. The programme lays emphasis on the following key dimensions of applied business practice: critical and strategic thinking, an integrated view of the organization across the various functions, organizational leadership and change management, personal and organizational ethics, and communication. Further emphasis is given to the human person as the subject of economic activity, in the various roles as the leader and the led.

The curriculum provides a broad range of academic courses and practical tools designed to advance the students in managerial careers in Public Policy and Management, Public Finance, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, General Management, Managing People in the public sector, and International aspects of public policy. The programme equips those who may wish to advance further academically by taking doctoral studies with the requisite academic rigor to do so. It also aims at imparting practical relevance to the individuals involved in public policy through a variety of methods inherent in the content and methods of the study programme. ... [-]


Microeconomics of Competitiveness

Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

A country’s prosperity depends on its competitiveness which is based on its productivity in producing goods and services. Agents such as consumers, firms, counties and public sector agencies play an important part in creating value and supporting their economic development as well as that of their country, region or county. [+]

A country’s prosperity depends on its competitiveness which is based on its productivity in producing goods and services. Agents such as consumers, firms, counties and public sector agencies play an important part in creating value and supporting their economic development as well as that of their country, region or county. To achieve competitiveness public officers must learn how to allocate scarce resources among the various options. The allocation of resources is determined by interactions in markets.

While good macroeconomic policies, stable legal and political institutions, and improving social conditions create the potential for competitiveness, wealth is actually created at the microeconomic level. This course explores the determinants of competitiveness and successful economic development viewed from a bottom-up, micro-level perspective. It is designed to enable public managers both in central government and county government to hone a unique set of skills that will help them play a catalytic role in enhancing county and public sector competitiveness towards sustained economic growth.... [-]


Negotiation for Public Policy Executive Course

Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

People negotiate daily. As a matter of fact negotiation happens several times a day. Despite the frequency of negotiations few people know how to negotiate well and achieve the most optimal outcomes. Many people believe that good negotiators are born. However, in reality anyone can improve their negotiation skills very considerably through training. [+]

People negotiate daily. As a matter of fact negotiation happens several times a day. Despite the frequency of negotiations few people know how to negotiate well and achieve the most optimal outcomes. Many people believe that good negotiators are born. However, in reality anyone can improve their negotiation skills very considerably through training. At the Center for Public Policy and Competitiveness, we teach a negotiation framework that has proved effective both locally and globally. In the current public policy context leaders often need to manage change and this requires incorporating of multiple stakeholders interests which requires excellent negotiation skills.

The challenges faced in negotiating with Senators, Governors, Executive Directors and Union staff have one unique technical difficulty- your opponent in one issue may be an ally in the next. Oftentimes public meetings are contentious or participants are deeply divided along issues of resources, values or even identity. Diffusing contentious situations and arriving at a workable solution is both an art and a science that requires a specific set of skills and practice.... [-]


Owner Manager Program

Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

OMP is designed with the entrepreneurs in mind. The program will help you to create value and meet the customer demands as your organisation grows. This program provides a unique opportunity for owner managers to step back from the day-to-day demands of running their businesses. [+]

OMP is designed with the entrepreneurs in mind. The program will help you to create value and meet the customer demands as your organisation grows. This program provides a unique opportunity for owner managers to step back from the day-to-day demands of running their businesses. By the end of the program you will not only have developed a comprehensive and robust strategy for the future of your company but will also be expected to acquire a better grasp of the processes of achieving such as strategy.

Impact

The OMP will enable you to:

Develop long-term strategies Achieve faster and more managed growth Achieve professional and personal growth Manage equity stakes Assess your company’s position Understand changing local, regional and international business opportunities Improve executive decision making capabilities and succession planning Key Focus Areas ... [-]

Program for Management Development

Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

For any business or company to succeed, it is vital to identify the talent and prowess of seasoned leaders who will propagate efficiency and effectiveness throughout all the organisational systems. PMD is designed to prepare these senior management potentials for a level of greater responsibility. [+]

For any business or company to succeed, it is vital to identify the talent and prowess of seasoned leaders who will propagate efficiency and effectiveness throughout all the organisational systems.

PMD is designed to prepare these senior management potentials for a level of greater responsibility. It is fashioned to equip functional managers with the tools necessary to develop them into multifaceted leaders, hence taking up greater challenges and decisions to attract prosperity within a company.

Impact The PMD will adequately prepare you for a position of greater responsibility by broadening your managerial and strategic perspectives, sharpening your ability to tackle management challenges and developing your people-management skills You will improve your performance in your current position and increase the possibility of assuming new responsibilities The program will enable you to develop as well as understand yourself, and your management style Some International faculty will be available for your personal consultations Our take-home agenda will keep you on the knowledge platform thereby helping you continue with your education You will become a member of the Strathmore alumni network Key Focus Areas Provide a forum for discussion which will enable managers to re-assess their views on the current business environment Broaden participants’ management focus to obtain a more global perspective of business thereby be better prepared for decision-making and analysis Challenge previously held concepts and assumptions in order to align business practices with the latest trends in economic conditions Present the latest concepts and ideas for developing corporate strategies that create... [-]

Public Policy Executive Program

Campus Full time 1 week April 2018 Kenya Nairobi

While governments have successfully implemented management improvements over the past decade, many still struggle with the issue of successful policy making and implementation. [+]

While governments have successfully implemented management improvements over the past decade, many still struggle with the issue of successful policy making and implementation. Common problems include: rushing to solutions without thorough analysis; elegantly written policy documents without adequate implementation arrangements; lack of integration of policy-making into annual and medium term budgeting leading to inadequate funding for new policies; lack of imagination in the choice of policy instruments and methods of implementation; formal evaluation processes than have no impact on policy on the ground. This course is designed to enable middle and senior level personnel to schemes that deliver results. ... [-]


Senior Management Leadership Program

Campus Full time 8 months January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

This program integrates key management concepts and best practices to develop strategic thinking and leadership skills as well as an integrated view of the business landscape in relations to the market dynamics. It offers a transformational learning experience that prepares the senior executive to assume responsibilities at the highest level as they lead their companies and institutions to achieve sustainable competitive edge. [+]

This program integrates key management concepts and best practices to develop strategic thinking and leadership skills as well as an integrated view of the business landscape in relations to the market dynamics. It offers a transformational learning experience that prepares the senior executive to assume responsibilities at the highest level as they lead their companies and institutions to achieve sustainable competitive edge.

Impact

The SMLP benefits not only the company, but the individual. SBS programs do not exclude the focus on the person, through various personal learning aspects.

The Impact: to the Company

Implement effective strategies to increase profitability and long-term value Increase retention of hard-to-fill senior positions, both functional and cross-functional, by preparing participants to take on new responsibilities Reduce cost of organisational transitions and turnover to allow for a more vigorous success-planning process ... [-]

Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country. [+]

The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country.

Topics An introduction to agricultural investment and business models Agricultural investments opportunities and the implications for sustainable development in the country; Developing robust legal and fiscal frameworks the country’s agricultural sector; Managing conflicts: Focus on land rights and tenure security; Financial modeling and Financial management; Understanding, negotiating and renegotiating investment contracts; Managing resources and environmental impacts, including addressing climate change concerns; Strategic planning and Development of SMART Action Plans. Program Delivery ... [-]

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