One Week MBA for Youth Corpers

In one week,
we identified a business opportunity,
determined the business strategy using information technology,
developed a unique, identifiable brand,
assessed the financial needs,
created a process flow design,
marketed our services,
conquered entrepreneurial challenges in Nigeria,
and solved business problems using our high ethical standards.

What are you doing this December?

Junior Achievement of Nigeria (JA Nigeria), a non- profit educational organization in partnership with Lagos Business School and Accenture has concluded plans to host this year’s Venture in Management Program (ViMP). A yearly program, ViMP is modeled after Harvard Business School’s Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP), and is designed as a one-week intensive mini-MBA session to introduce 50-55 members of the National Youth Service Corps to the different facets of managing a business and making crucial business decisions.

According to JA Nigeria’s President, Mrs. Kunbi Wuraola, the goal of ViMP is to prepare youth corpers for the world of business as general managers and entrepreneurs. This opportunity is designed to expose future business leaders to the responsibilities, opportunities, and demands of a career in management.

The weeklong programme will include rigorous and stimulating classroom meetings (led by LBS faculty), case studies, panel discussions, study groups, guest speakers and recreation, culminating in a strategy workshop, during which the participants will present solutions to different business problems.
The learning environment will mirror that of the top business schools around the world with case studies focusing on Business Ethics, Accounting & Finance, Marketing, Strategy, Social Enterprise, General Management, Leadership and Entrepreneurship.
The program will hold between the 4th of December and 8th of December 2006. Application for the program is on-going.

Given the tremendous success of the last five editions of ViMP, JA Nigeria remains convinced about the potential life-changing impact that ViMP can have on participants. Past editions of the program have been supported by prestigious organizations such as Lagos Business School, Acenture, Restral Consulting and FCMB. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, the entire programme will be free to participants again this year! Application closes on October 27, 2006, and you can download the application form from the JA Nigeria website or when you click here.

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