You will learn from real African business titans about the decisions they have made and the practical, proven techniques they have used in navigating the challenging African business landscape. Classes are taught by an “all-star” cast of African business giants and professors such as Donald Kaberuka, Francis Daniels, Catherine Duggan and Fred Swaniker. See list of faculty.
Faculty | Fmr President of African Development Bank
Fresh off of his stint as the President of the African Development Bank, helping to ensure the prosperity and fiscal independence of African countries, Kaberuka joins the ALU School of Business, imparting the latest practical lessons on pan-African finance and economics to students of the MBA programme. Kaberuka also served as Minister of Finance and Economic Planning in Rwanda for 8 years.
Faculty | Dean ALU School of Business
A successful development, leadership, and management scholar, a turnaround and crisis management specialist leading hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue improvement for various global brands, Dean Taylor-Pearce is a former combat military leader, West Point graduate, Mensa member, author, and President of an international NGO dedicated to developing leaders of Godly character.
Faculty | Founder African Leadership Group
The Founder and Chairman of the Africa Leadership Group – an ecosystem of organisations that includes African Leadership Academy, African Leadership Network, Africa Advisory Group, and of course, African Leadership University, Swaniker has been recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and by Forbes Magazine as one of the top ten young ‘power men’ in Africa.
Faculty | Vice Dean Strategy and Research ALU School of Business
Prior to joining ALUSB, Duggan was an Assistant Professor in the Business, Government and International Economy (BGIE) unit of Harvard Business School, where she received the Faculty Award for Distinguished Teaching twice in a row. Her research examines financial-sector regulation and contract enforcement in developing countries, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
Doing business in Africa is all about relationships. As the first pan-African MBA programme in the world, the ALUSB MBA plugs its participants into a powerful network of top African business titans they can collaborate with for the rest of their careers. The MBA is an investment in pan-African ‘relationship capital’ that can be deployed later in doing business on the continent.
We believe the best way to learn leadership is through practice, not theory. As such, students within ALUSB’s MBA programme remain employed throughout their studies. They are able to learn a lesson on one day and apply it immediately to address a real work situation the next. Through the MBA’s leadership development programme, candidates are able to see an immediate impact on their growth as business leaders.
The ALUSB MBA costs $30,000 over a 20-month period (not including flights and accommodation for in-person sessions) compared to $200,000 for an MBA at a typical top-10 business school in the US. Because candidates do not leave their employment, they do not lose income. We make world-class business education accessible to African business leaders.
Let’s Transform Africa Together
Doing business in Africa presents unique challenges and opportunities. As such, we ensure that our business education is tailored to the African context—through case studies about African companies, African research, and the constant application of business theory to solve real African problems. Graduates leave with a deeper, real-life experience of what it means to do business in Africa.