With Africa increasingly attracting investors and progressively becoming a business hub, it’s clear that the continent is ripe with opportunities. No one understands this better than the countless African entrepreneurs starting small businesses everyday, playing their role in transforming the economic narrative of the continent.
But what would a continent’s economic landscape be without its source of business knowledge and breeding ground for entrepreneurs? Business schools not only help nurture tomorrow’s business leaders but also work with companies, helping them take advantage of emerging opportunities and tackle challenges. The following are a select few of the numerous leading business schools in Africa.
Despite education in the North African region having been deeply disrupted by the Arab uprisings, which swept through the region between 2010 and 2012, the American University in Cairo School of Business is one of the Egyptian institutions that managed to quickly pick up the pieces. The school has built a reputation for teaching executive programmes and entrepreneurship, particularly in the technology sector.
Launched in 2005, the school offers MBA and other postgraduate programmess, as well as executive education programmes.
To enhance its academic offerings, the school collaborates with various business schools in Africa, Europe, North America, and Asia in the areas of academic programme, student and faculty exchanges, case studies, and research development. Some of these universities include the University of Cape Town (South Africa), University of Reading (UK), Queens University-School of Policy Studies (Canada), and Hanabat National University (Korea).