Lancaster MBA reunion in Nigeria
Published 21 June 2012
The Lancaster MBA team hosted an event for Lancaster University alumni and MBA applicants at the Eko Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria on the 12th May, giving prospective students the opportunity to meet graduates and learn more about Lancaster, and in particular its MBA programmes. It was also a chance for alumni to catch up with each other’s news and to network with alumni from different years. The event was a great success with over 40 alumni and applicants attending.
Economic Analyst and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Derivatives, Mr Bismarck Rewane, was the guest speaker. He said the greatest asset any country can be proud of is government investment in education. On the topic of deregulation and economic growth, he said critical investment was needed in human capital and that national growth would amount to nothing if attention was not paid to education.
Lancaster University Management School's Director of MBA programmes, Dr Jonathan Matheny, said the programmes are designed to give students international perspectives and global networking, and that Nigerian alumni returning would be able to make a positive impact on Nigeria's development.
He said the event was significant because alumni are the engine room of any university. He noted that the forum provided a platform for job opportunities and execution of meaningful projects.
He said: "As a student of a Lancaster MBA you will be connected to truly committed people from all corners of the world - those who are interested in economic growth, personal growth and professional growth. When you come back to Nigeria, you will bring all that international experience, new knowledge and development, and Nigeria is going to benefit from that."
Mr Bismark Rewane, CEO Financial Derivatives. Dr Jonathan Matheny, Director of Lancaster MBA Programmes, Amina Oyagbola, MTN Nigeria Communication (2000 MBA alumna)