Executive MBA

International Quality, Local Relevance

yawEmerging markets, such as Africa, have VUCA environments: volatile, unpredictable, complex and ambiguous. To reach the very top of your leadership career in VUCA environments, you must transform the way you see things, have the desire to be challenged, to explore new ideas and to experiment to deliver new customer value. This means that you need to develop an exponential mindset and perspectives that go beyond traditional knowledge offered in ordinary EMBAs.
Our EMBA is focused on the challenges and opportunities associated with managing and leading in emerging markets. It is created for aspiring leaders who want to develop bold foresight – a peripheral vision to see things that others do not see; creative insight – to see the same things others see but to think and experiment differently; challenging cross-sight – to be opened-minded with a desire to be challenged by cross-functional and multi-disciplinary ideas, and have unadulterated hindsight – to use experience to explore new opportunities rather than to defend the status quo.
We have combined Swiss Excellence in business education with emerging markets relevance to create a program that is practical, project-based and taught by experienced professors and business leaders; a program that invites you to examine issues about managing and leading in emerging markets at a deeper level.
The program provides a unique opportunity to immerse in Ghana and three other countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. You will meet business leaders and professors with local knowledge and insights. You will gain a broad exposure to a variety of executive perspectives and an opportunity to look in-depth at the management and leadership challenges and opportunities. This local immersive experience helps you to go beyond conventional thinking to develop a more holistic perspective for leading in emerging markets.

Adu-Ampomah Yaw Junior
Director, EMBA & Executive Education


Program Rationale

Emerging markets have VUCA environments: volatile, unpredictable, complex and ambiguous. To reach the very top of your leadership career in VUCA environments, you must transform the way you see things, have the desire to be challenged, to explore new ideas and to experiment to deliver new customer value. This means that you need to develop an exponential mindset and perspectives that go beyond traditional knowledge offered in ordinary EMBAs.

Our Value Proposition

  • Earn a tier one Executive MBA while continuing to work and increasing your on-the-job experience – the Executive MBA program of SBS Swiss Business School, our affiliation partner, has been continuously ranked as tier one global and European EMBA program by CEO Magazine.
  • Convenient delivery format helps balance education, work and lifestyle
  • Hands-On Experience: Real-time Consulting Projects with Firms in Africa – Learn by working on consulting projects solving real business issues with corporate partners and present your recommendations to industry experts and get invaluable feedback.
  • Eminent Leaders Fellowship Program – NIBS is the only business school in Africa offering an Eminent Leaders Fellowship program for team and individual coaching and mentoring as part of the Executive MBA program. It is designed to allow selected eminent leaders to mentor and coach participants in leadership, life and other personal matters.
  • Project Performance Seal – Team projects are assessed by industry and company experts. A Performance Seal is an attestation of the value, creativity and practical usefulness of the project results to the sponsoring company.
  • Emerging Market Immersion – The program provides a unique opportunity to immerse in an international entrepreneurial hot-spot in  Ghana and Dubai plus in one other optional emerging market – Rwanda, South Africa and Malaysia. This International modules allow you to engage local industry leaders and faculty in in-depth discussion and mutual learning.

Program Benefits

  • Program designed and delivered by professors and experienced business leaders

  • Modules delivered in Ghana plus  one other optional emerging market –Dubai, Rwanda, South Africa and Malaysia

  • Project based learning – Learn by working on hands-on, real time consulting projects, case studies, and on-field studies solving real business issues

  • Business creation project – Understand how to perform research and use data powerfully to develop viable new business ideas

  • Your performance is assessed through consulting projects, case writing and analysis, reflection papers and peer evaluation

  • Develop a strong international professional network

  • Merit-based part scholarships available

  • High class amenities – executive coffee breaks and lunch during residencies, free WiFi and a high-tech lecture hall

  • Special Scholarships for women

4 Firsts: Enjoy The Most Innovative EMBA Practice Features In The World

  • First EMBA incorporating Eminent CEO Forum

  •  First EMBA with ‘teaching company’ projects to assess student performance

  •  First EMBA with Corporate Performance Seal to attest to the quality of student work.

  •  First EMBA to offer 24/7 Research Assistance and Support to students

    • Part 1: Master the Future

      Eminent CEO Forum

    • Part 2: Analytical Skills for Decision Making I

      Module 1: Business Analytics
      Module 2: Corporate Finance

    • Part 3: International Management Success

      Model 3: International Financial Management 
      Model 4: International Business and Simulation Game

    • Part 4:Business Development Platform I

      Model 5: Strategy and Sustainability
      Model 6: Change Management

    • Part 5:Analytical Skills for Decision Making II

      Module 7: Managerial Accounting 
      Module 8: Managerial Economics

    • Part 6: Business Development Platform II

      Model 9: Digital Marketing 
      Model 10: Entrepreneurship and Corporate Venturing

    • Part 7: Leadership and Personal Development

      Model 11: Leadership for Digital Transformation 
      Model 12: Communication and Negotiation Skills

    Program Fee

    Application FeeUSD150.00 (Non- refundable)
    Fee includes course materials, supervisor fees, teaching assistance,library access (including online), faculty amenities, research assistance and program amenities such as coffee breaks and lunch during classes.
    (Please contact program manager)
    Benedict: +233 (0) 266 822 310 | Efua: +233 (0) 278 961 064

    Please Note:
    Graduation fee (eg. cap and gown hire or purchase, thesis binding, mock and final dissertation defense, graduation ceremony and amenities, etc) is not included in these fees.

    Please Note:

    • Flexible Payment Terms Available



    Admission Requirements

    • First degree in any discipline

      First degree in any discipline- engineering, science,business, medicine, etc with 5 years of relevant work experience;or

    • Professional qualifications

      Professional qualifications (ICA, ACCA, CIM, CIMA, etc) with 5 years relevant work experience; or

    • HND

      HND in any discipline with 8 years work experience

    • 2 passport size photographs

    • Completed and duly signed application form

    • Official academic transcripts

    • Complete Curriculum Vitae indicating professional experiences

    EMBA Online Application Form

    Kindly fill the form below to apply for the Executive Master In Business Administration (EMBA) Program


      Please fill at least one of the following Sections for Undergraduate Degree or Higher National Diploma

      Let us have your professional qualification (ICA, ACCA, CIM, CIMA, etc) if any

    Contact Program Manager
    Download EMBA Brochure
    Download Application Form

    Benedict Asiedu
    EMBA, Program Manager
    Tel:+233 (0) 266 822 310


    Maame Efua Debrah
    EMBA, Program Manager
    Tel:+233 (0) 278 961 064

    “The NiBS’s Executive MBA is one of a kind. With my busy schedule as a Hospital Clinical Pharmacist, a full time MBA was never an option. After 5 years of relentless search, I came across NiBS and I am extremely happy I enrolled in the maiden cohort. The professors for this program have vast industry experience and their approach to teaching is very practical and engaging. The course modules are very applicable to everyday work with real industry case studies. Sitting in the same class with many executives from different industries/backgrounds has expanded my network. With dedicated research assistants and professors to assist in all assignments and projects, the experience has been phenomenal so far. NIBS’ EMBA provides students an avenue to be innovative and entrepreneurial by assigning students, a business creation project as final thesis. I am currently working with my group to provide a business solution for neonatal mortality. Very interesting. The journey has been worth it and I recommend same for all executives who are looking to combine study with work without compromising on quality.”

    Emmanuel Boakye Appiah, Ghana
    EMBA Cohort 1

    ” The choice of Executive MBA program with NiBS/ SBS is a right course of action, towards the fulfilment of my academic, professional and social goals. It has prepared me to gain and present proven internationally recognised methodologies, skills and techniques which are essential for planning, organising, directing, coordinating and controlling more competitive and complex socio-economic challenges of business organisations and society at large.
    As an aspiring world class financial and management expert in the global competitive business and social environment, this program has exposed me to an in-depth body of knowledge on the application of ultra mordern business methodologies and techniques to influence decicision in achieving organisational goals and objectives, as well as how to employ business scientific research methods to investigate what constitutes best organisational practices for better performance at work.
    The course has developed my understanding of and ability to practice senior management and leadership competencies. It combines academic theories as well as industrial research and practices as guiding principles to be adapted to understand the ‘knowing why, knowing how and knowing who’ of management and business leadership skills development.”

    Eric Mawuli Komla Prempeh, Ghana
    EMBA Cohort I

    “I am quite impressed by the flexibility of the program as well as convenience. Being engrossed with work schedules, this program suites my present career and academic pursuit. Secondly I have enjoyed the learning experience especially the offshore modules. The standard and quality is quite impressive.”

    Michael Oluwaseun Ogundolapo, Nigeria
    EMBA Cohort 1

    I like the fact that the classes are small, I must say that I have never experienced a class or session as interactive as ours at NiBS. The facilitators are ready to help bring everyone to the same level of understanding. And oh, let me not forget to mention the friendly administrative staff whom I look forward to meeting module after module.

    Asana Pegobelgo, Ghana
    EMBA Cohort 1