Lagos Business School – A Hub Of  Business Excellence In West Africa

Nmesoma Okwudili


April 4, 2024

Lagos Business School (LBS) stands tall as a beacon of business education excellence not only in Nigeria but across the entirety of West Africa. Established in 1991, LBS has continually proven its mettle, nurturing business leaders and fostering innovative thinking in the dynamic landscape of African business.

Situated in the heart of Lagos, Nigeria, LBS occupies a prime location at Km 22, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ajah, Lagos. It serves as the graduate business school of Pan-Atlantic University, adding to its prestige and academic clout.

LBS offers a comprehensive range of programs catering to diverse academic and professional needs. These include the flagship MBA (Master of Business Administration) program, Executive MBA, Senior Management Program, Owner Manager Program, Agribusiness Management Program, and Custom Programs tailored for organizations.

The accolades earned by LBS are a testament to its commitment to academic rigor and quality. Accredited by the prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), LBS also proudly holds membership in the Global Business School Network (GBSN).

At the core of LBS’s success lies its distinguished faculty, comprising experts from various realms of business and management. The school’s dedication to research is evident in its significant contributions to shaping the Nigerian and African business landscape.

The LBS alumni network stands as a formidable force, comprising accomplished business leaders who continue to make their mark across diverse industries, not just within Nigeria but on a global scale.

LBS boasts top-tier facilities designed to facilitate a conducive learning environment. From cutting-edge lecture halls to well-stocked libraries, comfortable accommodation facilities, and vibrant recreational areas, every aspect is meticulously crafted to enhance the overall learning experience.

Collaboration lies at the heart of LBS’s ethos, evident in its partnerships with esteemed international business schools and organizations. These collaborations foster exchange programs and joint research initiatives, enriching the academic landscape and providing students with a global perspective.

Passion is the passport for champions. This very spirit has propelled the Executive MBA champions from Africa’s esteemed institution, Lagos Business School (LBS), to great heights. Renowned as one of the finest business schools, LBS stands shoulder to shoulder with the likes of INSEAD Business School in France, the Stern School of Business at New York University, and the Saïd Business School

 It is the ‘Mecca’ for entrepreneurs and the ‘Jerusalem’ for CEOs, as countless successful business leaders owe their triumphs to their education at LBS. Notable giants who have passed through its halls include Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Seyi Makinde, Peter Obi, Femi Adesina, and many others.

This same spirit of excellence is deeply ingrained in the DNA of Sujimoto, and it was the force that moved us to construct the most sophisticated building in Nigeria, the LucreziaBySujimoto. Thus, it came as no surprise when we received a letter from the esteemed Lagos Business School (LBS), as we warmly welcomed them with open arms. Their visit to the Lucrezia was not merely to witness what it takes to build luxury but also to engage with the visionary behind it all, Dr. Olasijibomi Ogundele, LLB.

During their interaction, Dr. Ogundele was quick to share that passion was for losers; it is easy for anybody to have passion, but it takes extraordinary characteristics to have an addiction and obsession to excellence. He expressed his dedication to surpassing customer expectations, his drive for luxury real estate, and how disruption is the only language understood in execution because anything an entrepreneur chooses to do without the attribute of disrupting the norm must never be done. The LBS team paid laser-sharp attention to these wise words and was hopeful that they were able to tap enough into his expertise.

Ranked #1 in Africa and among the top 100 in the world by the Economist, the Executive MBA-Lagos Business School champions consist of an outstanding team of experts and general managers in different fields of life, among whom were Bunmi Abejirin (Head Customer Experience, Airtel Network Limited) and Tonye Obinna-Igbokwe (Former Branch Manager, UBA Group), among other great minds.

The field trip is a significant component of Lagos Business School’s “Global Network for Advanced Management Week (GNAM) programme, which revolves around the theme “Exploring Frontier Markets: Navigating the Business Landscape of Africa with a Focus on Nigeria.” A powerful platform and collaboration of graduate schools of business that seeks to foster their intellectual capacity while meeting with key business leaders who have hands-on experience in building institutions and businesses and have paid the price of excellence in entrepreneurship.

This immersive experience not only equips the institute and its students with unique insights into the African business landscape but also empowers them to navigate the continent’s business terrain effectively.

The firm collaboration between Nigeria’s renowned luxury real estate company and Africa’s leading business school provided a worthwhile experience for the 40 executive students that visited the Lucrezia project, as well as an in-depth understanding of the luxury real estate entrepreneurial journey while highlighting commitment to excellence and innovation.

During the tour of the Lucrezia, the luxury real Estate Czar, Dr. Ogundele, explained the inspiration for the project, which was born from a visionary dream to revolutionise and elevate the essence of luxurious living in Nigeria. Inspired by the 16th-century Italian Renaissance and fashioned after the Duchess consort of Ferrara Lucrezia de’ Medici, one of the most prestigious queens of her time.

The Lucrezia project draws inspiration from the noblewoman’s embodiment of elegance and ultimate sophistication, which were influenced by her royal bloodline.

He also took his time to take the eager students carefully through the architectural masterpiece, which was an interactive and learning session that covered the basis of what makes up the 22 uniquely designed apartments, standing 76 metres tall into the skies of Banana Island, built with the most sophisticated materials, fittings, and finishing.

He enjoined the students and budding entrepreneurs to learn from the fact that Sujimoto, as a company, could have thought locally but didn’t; instead, the brand studied the best projects internationally, such as the Burj Khalifa, looked at dynasties like the Medici Family, and designed something that could compete with any other project anywhere in the world. He couldn’t resist sharing insights about his captivating project, LeonardoBySujimoto, which takes inspiration from the iconic 16th-century Italian Renaissance artist, Leonardo da Vinci.

Lagos Business School stands as a paragon of excellence in business education, driving innovation, and nurturing the next generation of business leaders in Nigeria and beyond. With its unwavering commitment to academic excellence, extensive networks, and cutting-edge research, LBS continues to shape the future of business in Africa and the world at large.


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