The African continent is bursting with opportunities for business and economic growth. Professionals looking to upskill, build international networks, and make an impact across the region are turning to International MBA programmes to study, connect and enable career transformation.
The Cambridge MBA is a one-year, consistently highly-ranked programme, from the University of Cambridge in the UK. Our students are attracted to our highly practical curriculum, our strengths in innovation and entrepreneurship, our diverse student body, and the reputation and quality of a Cambridge University education.
Join us for a Q&A with Emily Brierley, Head of MBA Recruitment & Admissions and Oremeyi Adeola Akah, Cambridge MBA alumna from the class of 2010, along with a panel of our recent African alumni who will share their insights and experiences of their time in Cambridge and how an MBA has impacted their careers. You will also learn more about the scholarships available for African candidates.
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After graduating as an engineer in Nigeria, Oremeyi joined a start-up team to build what today has become the largest indigenous electronic payment and switching company in Africa. After seven years, in spite of the seeming success of my career and job satisfaction, there was a nagging need to extend the scope of what she considered a geographically and industry limited experience. Oremeyi had a deep desire to understand business strategy from an international perspective with a view to applying that knowledge in Africa.
Oremeyi chose the Cambridge MBA programme for its long-established reputation and multicultural focus. She was looking for a business education with a practical and collaborative approach as well as a high quality credential which I could leverage in my desire to contribute to building sub Saharan Africa.
A major highlight of her MBA experience was being a part of the winning team of the 2011 Hult global case challenge. They emerged the winners out of over 1000 schools including other top business schools and were sponsored to the finals in New York where they met with President Clinton in person. This team-win clearly emphasised the wealth in the ethnic and industry experience diversity existing in her classmates and on a more personal level, aided her appreciation of diverse ethnic, political and religious perspectives.
The opportunity to work with global companies on live projects is a rare and unique feature of the Cambridge MBA. One of their project clients was a leading investment company in the Middle East and North Africa. They worked with the client to define a market entry strategy into sub-Saharan Africa. That gave Oremeyi the exposure to international business strategy that she was yearning for.
The Cambridge MBA has helped Oremeyi become a more rounded and internationally vested individual providing her with the tools required to lead in her field. The practical experience gained from the live projects and interactions with classmates daily has been invaluable in her current role. Today, Oremeyi back to her previous employer in Nigerian and currently working on business expansion projects into other regions in Africa.
The Cambridge experience is second to none and was indeed a year that will last a life time. Oremey is currently working with a group that is seeking to increase the number of African professionals that have access to world class business training because they believe that will go a long way in enriching the business, political and well as entrepreneurial landscape of Africa.