LBS ranks 2nd in Africa
The Lagos Business School (LBS) has been ranked second in Africa by the Financial Times of London.
The details of the ranking are contained in the FT?s Executive Education 2013 ranking published on Monday in London, which also ranked LBS 55th in the world.
In a statement, Dean of LBS, Dr Enase Okonedo, reiterated the commitment of the school to providing management education of world-class standard.
She said: ?We are pleased with the FT ranking which further attests to our strength and relevance in the business and management education landscape in Nigeria and Africa, and we will continue to strive for excellence?.
Okonedo also added that as part of plans to increase its sphere of influence, LBS will in July begin the International Management Programme (IMP) for leaders in Africa, to accelerate leadership development in the continent.
The Financial Times publishes yearly a list of the best management programmes from business schools around the world, based on the quality of learning, staff and student diversity, growth in business and international reach.
The top schools this year are IMD in Switzerland, followed by IESE Business School, Spain and Thunderbird School of Global Management in the US.
Other African business schools included in the FT rankings this year are the University of Pretoria?s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), Wits Business School, University of Stellenbosch Business School, all in South Africa, and American University in Cairo School of Business, Egypt.